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  1. Comment on GoDaddy is sneakily injecting JavaScript into your website and how to stop it in ~comp

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    Why anyone would use shared hosting at this point is just beyond my understanding? We have container, cloud VMs, easy physical servers to rent,...

    Why anyone would use shared hosting at this point is just beyond my understanding? We have container, cloud VMs, easy physical servers to rent,...

  2. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Whenever I see one of these I always wonder why something like SSH keys isn't used for website logins. It is much more convenient in all situations but the loss or compromise of the private key...

    Whenever I see one of these I always wonder why something like SSH keys isn't used for website logins. It is much more convenient in all situations but the loss or compromise of the private key and losing the public key is a complete non-issue.

  3. Comment on What is a hobby that none of your friends understand? in ~hobbies

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    I like to think of it as collaborative story writing.

    I like to think of it as collaborative story writing.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Dvorak, Colemak and other alternative keyboard layouts in ~hobbies

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    As someone relying heavily on keyboard shortcuts and vim key bindings in shell, editors and other programs I just never saw any benefit in it that made up for the massive pain of having to remap...

    As someone relying heavily on keyboard shortcuts and vim key bindings in shell, editors and other programs I just never saw any benefit in it that made up for the massive pain of having to remap those everywhere.

    That said, I do have a shortcut in my window manager to switch from QWERTY to the German QWERTZ for situations where I need to write German natural language texts that rely on characters that do not appear on the English keyboard.

  5. Comment on Building a Better Esport - Why esports generally aren't great spectator sports, and how developers could make them more approachable in ~games

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    I think one thing an interesting esport would need would be some form of emergent behaviour in the game. If all that makes the possible moves interesting is built into the game that just isn't...

    I think one thing an interesting esport would need would be some form of emergent behaviour in the game. If all that makes the possible moves interesting is built into the game that just isn't interesting to watch over and over again.

    I am thinking of something similar to the effects we see in Dwarf Fortress, only obviously in a much approachable way. If you don't know the game, I am thinking of e.g. the bug where the combination of multiple manually programmed behaviours lead to unexpected results

    • dwarfs spill beer while drinking in a tavern
    • creatures walking through puddles carry some of the liquid with them on their body
    • cats lick themselves clean and ingest whatever they licked off their body that way
    • creatures can die from too much alcohol

    lead to the unexpected behaviour that cats would die of alcohol poisoning after walking through a tavern and cleaning themselves afterwards.

    Obviously for esports it would have to be more obvious what is happening and ideally the players would deliberately combine easily understood game mechanics in clever ways.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Fact: Calling out political furphies works, in Australia at least in ~science

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    For those as confused by the term as I was, the Wikipedia page on Furphy.

    For those as confused by the term as I was, the Wikipedia page on Furphy.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on The environmental impact of music: digital, records, CDs analysed in ~enviro

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    I feel the average number of times one listens to an album would be a lot less than the 27 times mentioned. After all your favourite music is not the same as the average album you purchase or even...

    I feel the average number of times one listens to an album would be a lot less than the 27 times mentioned. After all your favourite music is not the same as the average album you purchase or even the average one that is manufactured, unsold physical copies still have an environmental impact after all.

    I also feel the option of keeping digital music locally should have been considered more in the article as that would probably increase that factor from 27 to a much higher number.

    3 votes
  8. I am new to Tildes so please forgive me if this has been discussed in the past but it seems to me ~tildes has a fair amount of people interested in the psychological processes and dynamics of...

    I am new to Tildes so please forgive me if this has been discussed in the past but it seems to me ~tildes has a fair amount of people interested in the psychological processes and dynamics of communities as it related to feature ideas for Tildes.

    Perhaps it would be interesting to have a place to discuss these sort of effects in online communities (social media sites, forums, multiplayer games, social platforms like Seconds Life, IRC,...) and offline communities in a broader context, not just limited to its immediate effects on Tildes itself.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Suggestion: create a ~ for language learning. in ~tildes

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    I am completely new to tildes but as far as I understand it topics can be tagged and then filtered by tag. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to leave learning posts in the group itself but tag them...

    I am completely new to tildes but as far as I understand it topics can be tagged and then filtered by tag. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to leave learning posts in the group itself but tag them appropriately so people who do not want to see them can filter them out?

    5 votes