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  1. Is there some way for using Hacker News with a “mark as read” function?

    note: I posted this on hacker news, some people here seem knowledgeble about hacker news so i though i would ask here also. basically in Reddit enhancement suite you can filter comments to only...

    note: I posted this on hacker news, some people here seem knowledgeble about hacker news so i though i would ask here also.

    basically in Reddit enhancement suite you can filter comments to only show comments that are “unread”, you click on a comment to mark it as read (or with email when clicking on a message marks it as read and you can even mark it as unread).

    Is there something like that for hacker news? (a browser addon or some custom client).

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  2. Comment on What should a lay user know about Linux app packaging? in ~tech

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    Snap has a proprietary server, so i prefer not to use those. another option for these tools that don't get discussed a lot is nix, unlike flatpak and snap and appimage it just downloads the files...

    Snap has a proprietary server, so i prefer not to use those.

    another option for these tools that don't get discussed a lot is nix, unlike flatpak and snap and appimage it just downloads the files it needs (no "kitched sink" downloads of flatpak runtimes), it's still is somewhat glitchy but is a nice alternative (it seems to be experiancing some serious growth in adoption), guix is similar but less popular.

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  3. Comment on Feneas (a non profit provider of open source services), is having problems covering expenses and is at the risk of shutting down, so it is now having a fundraiser in ~comp

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    their president mentioned on friendica they are also missing man power (people willing to put hours), so if anyone has enough skills/motivation/time they could use the help. He said the founders...

    their president mentioned on friendica they are also missing man power (people willing to put hours), so if anyone has enough skills/motivation/time they could use the help. He said the founders can't manage the social media accounts but if someone else will it will help build "brand awareness" (and then hopefully more donations and volunteers).

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  4. Comment on Feneas (a non profit provider of open source services), is having problems covering expenses and is at the risk of shutting down, so it is now having a fundraiser in ~comp

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    I assume you mean this submission? too bad you used the original title (and not mine or some other title you came up with yourself), almost nobody knows what is feneas and "Feneas in the future"...

    I assume you mean this submission?

    too bad you used the original title (and not mine or some other title you came up with yourself), almost nobody knows what is feneas and "Feneas in the future" is a pretty abstract title that i don't think will generate a lot of interest.

    Maybe you can edit it?

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  5. Comment on Feneas (a non profit provider of open source services), is having problems covering expenses and is at the risk of shutting down, so it is now having a fundraiser in ~comp

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    also worth mentioning is they intend to spread information about federated web projects, they do this by maintaining wedistribute and fediverse.party.

    also worth mentioning is they intend to spread information about federated web projects, they do this by maintaining wedistribute and fediverse.party.

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  6. Comment on RISC-V International reports another strong year of growth with new technical milestones, educational programs, RISC-V adoption and more in ~tech

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    RISC-V is a open standard instruction set architecture (ISA) (like the power ISA or X86).

    RISC-V is a open standard instruction set architecture (ISA) (like the power ISA or X86).

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  7. Comment on disroot.org (providers of hosted open source services) is getting his emails blocked by Microsoft and wants your help in ~tech

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    If you (or anyone else) is interested in helping you can open a issue on the project board .

    If you (or anyone else) is interested in helping you can open a issue on the project board .

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  8. Comment on disroot.org (providers of hosted open source services) is getting his emails blocked by Microsoft and wants your help in ~tech

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    If that was true then why not say the service is being exploited by providing the offending addresses? , or even just saying it is used for something like spam could give disroot a direction to...

    If that was true then why not say the service is being exploited by providing the offending addresses? , or even just saying it is used for something like spam could give disroot a direction to check, instead they would rather the accounts would stay active on disroot and spam other email services?

    in this case i can't think of a way to refute the cynical explanation.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Thoughts in ~talk

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    From what i understand this can act as a form of habit formation, the relieve from negative emotions forms a habit , making the behavior automatic and making you crave it, replacing it with some...

    It's common for people who suffer from unbearable stresses to seek relief in self-medication with alcohol, or distraction in porn or games. Those actions arise from an understandable desire for respite, even when they're self-harming or injurious to others.

    From what i understand this can act as a form of habit formation, the relieve from negative emotions forms a habit , making the behavior automatic and making you crave it, replacing it with some other emotionally rewarding behavior (even something as simple as a walk in the sun, or some relaxation technique), can reduce the craving . This is a interesting video about habit formation.

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  10. Comment on Thoughts in ~talk

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    I think working on yourself is your best course of action, exercising, meditating and reading books or articles on the internet by people who seem smart and competent and using methods that were...

    I think working on yourself is your best course of action, exercising, meditating and reading books or articles on the internet by people who seem smart and competent and using methods that were shown to be effective either by science or the experiance of other people (not that i am perfect, but certain aspects have definitly gotten better). this could act as a good start.

    The most important thing i think is to avoid a pessimism bias, give things a chance and try to make them work, as thomas edison said on why he didn't give up when trying to make the light bulb despite a lot of failed attempts "I haven't failed -- I've just found 10,000 that won't work.".

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