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  1. Comment on Recovering from a computer science education in ~comp

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    I'm guilty of creating solutions for problems that don't exist, or just toying around with technology without any real purpose. But I don't see any harm in that. I work in software development and...

    I'm guilty of creating solutions for problems that don't exist, or just toying around with technology without any real purpose. But I don't see any harm in that. I work in software development and make real things there. If you're a professional then you necessarily are solving real world problems. All of my other time with computers can be as unproductive and obsessively niche as I want.

    9 votes
  2. Comment on Death to decluttering: Why I’m saying no to isolation to-do lists in ~life

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    People are smart enough to realize they have time for their old to-do lists. If they aren't working on it that's either because they don't want to, or perhaps they don't actually have the time....

    People are smart enough to realize they have time for their old to-do lists. If they aren't working on it that's either because they don't want to, or perhaps they don't actually have the time. I've been "living [my] best quarantine life", but that's because I have no children, I'm still employed and can work remotely, and no one I'm close to has become ill with covid-19.

    Something I've realized recently is that the "laziness" that I've blamed unfinished work on for years is really just a manifestation of anxiety. I don't mind doing work, but if something's eating at my mental health I'll refuse to do anything. So if my current lucky status quo changes I don't expect to be baking croissants from scratch or making my own sourdough and hot sauce anymore.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Thousands of Zoom cloud recordings have been exposed on the web because of the way Zoom names its recordings in unprotected AWS buckets in ~tech

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    I'm a software developer and have been using Zoom daily since the pandemic forced me to work remotely. I also don't really care since I only have the software on my work computer and don't foresee...

    I'm a software developer and have been using Zoom daily since the pandemic forced me to work remotely. I also don't really care since I only have the software on my work computer and don't foresee any of these security issues impacting my employment.

  4. Comment on Seed sellers across North America have been overwhelmed by skyrocketing demand in recent weeks in ~enviro

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    You can still buy produce, though. Why not just stick some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers in the ground?

    You can still buy produce, though. Why not just stick some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers in the ground?

  5. Comment on What everyone’s getting wrong about the toilet paper shortage in ~finance

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    Could this not be the explanation solely for why shelves still tend to be empty? It's obvious people were panic-purchasing at the beginning of all this.

    Could this not be the explanation solely for why shelves still tend to be empty? It's obvious people were panic-purchasing at the beginning of all this.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Cloudflare announces free 1.1.1.2 and 1.1.1.3 DNS resolvers that block malware and/or adult content in ~tech

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    Anyone who's not an idiot would have expected the internet wouldn't have been happy with Cloudflare blocking this content. If a few hours of backlash was enough for them to rapidly deploy the fix...

    Anyone who's not an idiot would have expected the internet wouldn't have been happy with Cloudflare blocking this content. If a few hours of backlash was enough for them to rapidly deploy the fix it was obviously a mistake.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Cloudflare announces free 1.1.1.2 and 1.1.1.3 DNS resolvers that block malware and/or adult content in ~tech

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    Did you read the article? It looks like they did check and were going to use a separate filter list but then they used another list in production by mistake.

    Did you read the article? It looks like they did check and were going to use a separate filter list but then they used another list in production by mistake.

    One of the providers has multiple "Adult Content" categories. One “Adult Content” category includes content that mirrors the Google SafeSearch/CIPA definition. Another “Adult Content” content category includes a broader set of topics, including LGBTQIA+ sites.

    While we had specifically reviewed the Adult Content category to ensure that it was narrowly tailored to mirror the Google SafeSearch/CIPA definition, when we released the production version this morning we included the wrong “Adult Content” category from the provider in the build.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Cloudflare announces free 1.1.1.2 and 1.1.1.3 DNS resolvers that block malware and/or adult content in ~tech

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    For anyone curious about how the filters respond: $ dig @1.1.1.3 -t A pornhub.com ; <<>> DiG 9.10.6 <<>> @1.1.1.3 -t A pornhub.com ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;;...

    For anyone curious about how the filters respond:

    $ dig @1.1.1.3 -t A pornhub.com
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.10.6 <<>> @1.1.1.3 -t A pornhub.com
    ; (1 server found)
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 20415
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
    
    ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
    ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 1452
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;pornhub.com.			IN	A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    pornhub.com.		60	IN	A	0.0.0.0
    
    ;; Query time: 44 msec
    ;; SERVER: 1.1.1.3#53(1.1.1.3)
    ;; WHEN: Wed Apr 01 21:55:18 PDT 2020
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 67
    
    7 votes
  9. Comment on Many American college students and other adult dependents are not eligible to receive a stimulus relief check in ~finance

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    Oh, that's pretty good then. How much would that normally be? Is there a cap?

    Oh, that's pretty good then. How much would that normally be? Is there a cap?

  10. Comment on Many American college students and other adult dependents are not eligible to receive a stimulus relief check in ~finance

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    It's still far too little even for those that do qualify. We need to give people a monthly check until they're able to go back to work.

    It's still far too little even for those that do qualify. We need to give people a monthly check until they're able to go back to work.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Trump says he will not allow federal inspection over bailout funds in ~finance

  12. Comment on GM’s ventilator effort goes haywire with Trump turning on CEO Barra in ~finance

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    It seems like he just wants to be in charge and is upset that someone already made the decision.

    It seems like he just wants to be in charge and is upset that someone already made the decision.

    13 votes
  13. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Yes, made completely from scratch (well, I didn't churn my own butter). Since I'm working from home it's pretty easy to chill and fold the dough between work. It provides a nice alternative task...

    Yes, made completely from scratch (well, I didn't churn my own butter). Since I'm working from home it's pretty easy to chill and fold the dough between work. It provides a nice alternative task to break up the day.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I've picked up baking as a hobby. Here's my most recent creation. I used leftover croissant dough and lathered it with a mixture of brown sugar, butter and cinnamon then rolled it up before...

    I've picked up baking as a hobby.

    Here's my most recent creation. I used leftover croissant dough and lathered it with a mixture of brown sugar, butter and cinnamon then rolled it up before baking. I've realized how much butter goes into these things. In the end it seems like the pastries are more butter than not.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Home bakers have created an international yeast shortage. Shelves are empty, but stores say it’s temporary in ~food

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    I'm already working on a sourdough starter. But it's nice to have a variety of yeasts available. I suppose if I could keep a sterile environment as done for brewing I could keep the one strain of...

    I'm already working on a sourdough starter. But it's nice to have a variety of yeasts available.

    I suppose if I could keep a sterile environment as done for brewing I could keep the one strain of yeast as the dominant microbe.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Home bakers have created an international yeast shortage. Shelves are empty, but stores say it’s temporary in ~food

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    I have some yeast already. Can I safely keep some hydrated, warm and fed and get an infinite supply?

    I have some yeast already. Can I safely keep some hydrated, warm and fed and get an infinite supply?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on When $2.2 trillion is not enough in ~finance

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    The line between publicly-owned corporations and privately-owned government is very blurred in America. Giving corporations a multi-trillion dollar line of credit from the government means that...

    The line between publicly-owned corporations and privately-owned government is very blurred in America. Giving corporations a multi-trillion dollar line of credit from the government means that the bank accounts of the wealthy and the bank account of the federal government are one and the same.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on U.S. CDC reports 44,183 coronavirus cases, 544 deaths in ~health.coronavirus

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    Is it wrong for me to just assume that we're going to experience the worst-case scenario? I want to set realistic expectations.

    Is it wrong for me to just assume that we're going to experience the worst-case scenario? I want to set realistic expectations.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Americans' opinions on the coronavirus are changing fast in ~health.coronavirus

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    How fucked? Great Depression 2? Everyone dies?

    How fucked? Great Depression 2? Everyone dies?

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Folding at Home: Team Tildes information in ~comp

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    PCs are almost 100% efficient at turning electricity into heat, so it's no worse from a cost perspective, either!

    PCs are almost 100% efficient at turning electricity into heat, so it's no worse from a cost perspective, either!

    2 votes