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  1. Comment on Netflix shares fall after lower-than-expected earnings and appointment of co-CEO, weak guidance for subscriber growth in third quarter in ~tech

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    I'm not, I have no education or knowledge on stock market investing; which is something I should remedy very quickly.

    I'm not, I have no education or knowledge on stock market investing; which is something I should remedy very quickly.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Netflix shares fall after lower-than-expected earnings and appointment of co-CEO, weak guidance for subscriber growth in third quarter in ~tech

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    Is it time to start buying up Netflix stock is the question.

    Is it time to start buying up Netflix stock is the question.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Apple, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and other accounts are tweeting a bitcoin scam in giant Twitter hack in ~tech

    zoid
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    Oof, that's a significant breach if that's the case. Why is such a tool accessible to the internet? If such a tool like this is going to exist it should only be accessible on the local network,...

    Oof, that's a significant breach if that's the case. Why is such a tool accessible to the internet?

    If such a tool like this is going to exist it should only be accessible on the local network, unless that's already the case and someone gained access to Twitters LAN but I find that highly unlikely.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Apple, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and other accounts are tweeting a bitcoin scam in giant Twitter hack in ~tech

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    Speaking entirely hypothetically you'd want someone from another country managing the tweets. At the very least you'd want to use a laptop running tails from a public wireless AP.

    Speaking entirely hypothetically you'd want someone from another country managing the tweets. At the very least you'd want to use a laptop running tails from a public wireless AP.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Apple, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and other accounts are tweeting a bitcoin scam in giant Twitter hack in ~tech

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    I wonder if this happened through sms spoofing. Twitter never shutdown their 40404 number... so if you can spoof someones cell phone number you can tweet from their account. EDIT: Update, they...

    I wonder if this happened through sms spoofing. Twitter never shutdown their 40404 number... so if you can spoof someones cell phone number you can tweet from their account.

    EDIT: Update, they shutdown their SMS features, interesting. I could be wrong, but I wonder if someone else had the same idea that I did.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What to do once we’ve defunded the police in ~misc

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    I’ve made a mistake in not only my verbiage, but I also poorly conveyed my intended message. When I say it fascinates me, I meant that literally, not to disparage said group(s). What I meant and...

    I’ve made a mistake in not only my verbiage, but I also poorly conveyed my intended message.

    When I say it fascinates me, I meant that literally, not to disparage said group(s). What I meant and what I said are quite obviously two separate things and for that I apologize.

    Those that support defunding the police that I’ve talked to personally in my local community also are in favor of Authoritarian Socialism. I did not mean to imply that anyone that supports defunding the police are in anyway related to specific socioeconomic policies or political parties.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What to do once we’ve defunded the police in ~misc

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    What fascinates me most about the "defund the police" crowd is that they're the same people that want Authoritarian Socialism. How do they intend to enforce their ideologies upon the people...

    What fascinates me most about the "defund the police" crowd is that they're the same people that want Authoritarian Socialism. How do they intend to enforce their ideologies upon the people without the very agencies tasked with handling such tasks?

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Contributing with a lack of contribution in ~talk

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    That makes me feel better, I want to make sure I'm contributing to make the community better, not just benefiting from it's existence. Thank you.

    That makes me feel better, I want to make sure I'm contributing to make the community better, not just benefiting from it's existence. Thank you.

    7 votes
  9. Contributing with a lack of contribution

    Does anyone else struggle contributing to communities? Maybe I'm being overly critical of myself, but it seems like I have nothing to offer up other than comments. I'm completely happy commenting...

    Does anyone else struggle contributing to communities? Maybe I'm being overly critical of myself, but it seems like I have nothing to offer up other than comments.

    I'm completely happy commenting on posts, and I feel like I do so in good faith. It just feels like if I'm not contributing actual content I'm benefiting from the community without contributing to it. Am I being overly critical? Am I looking at this all wrong?

    *EDIT Spelling correction.

    19 votes
  10. Comment on I have cancer and now my Facebook feed is full of "alternative care" ads in ~tech

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    This seems excessively harmful, and topics of illnesses really shouldn't be candidates for ad targeting. I shutter to think of the mental health implications of being bombarded with these kinds of...

    This seems excessively harmful, and topics of illnesses really shouldn't be candidates for ad targeting.

    I shutter to think of the mental health implications of being bombarded with these kinds of intrusive ads when in a delicate state of physical health.

    15 votes
  11. Comment on Fedora approves of making Nano the default terminal text editor in ~tech

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    This seems like an odd choice, it would completely make sense on Ubuntu or Mint, but Fedora really isn't aimed at new *NIX users. Sure it's not Arch or Gentoo, but Fedora is really aimed at the...

    This seems like an odd choice, it would completely make sense on Ubuntu or Mint, but Fedora really isn't aimed at new *NIX users. Sure it's not Arch or Gentoo, but Fedora is really aimed at the power user.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Text-only social network in ~tech

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    I think the message cap is to keep it in the realm of a microblogging service instead of a full-blown "social network" like Facebook/MySpace/Friendster, etc.

    I think the message cap is to keep it in the realm of a microblogging service instead of a full-blown "social network" like Facebook/MySpace/Friendster, etc.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Covid-19 coronavirus: Superspreader - woman infects 71 people in 60 seconds in elevator: CDC study in ~health.coronavirus

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    This is extremely depressing.

    This is extremely depressing.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Text-only social network in ~tech

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    Subreply is really cool! Hopefully this can really turn into something positive, loving it so far!

    Subreply is really cool! Hopefully this can really turn into something positive, loving it so far!

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Thanks! I'm hoping!

    Thanks! I'm hoping!

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What do you self host? in ~comp

    zoid
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    Do you use IRC? Might be worth checking out ZNC if you do.

    Do you use IRC? Might be worth checking out ZNC if you do.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What do you self host? in ~comp

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    Running on a VPS. ZNC (IRC Bouncer) OpenVPN NextCloud

    Running on a VPS.

    • ZNC (IRC Bouncer)
    • OpenVPN
    • NextCloud
    4 votes
  18. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I'm working on mastering Python, I've built small applications for work. I'm about to start working on a Django/Flask based website here in the next few days. Hoping to cement some more knowledge.

    I'm working on mastering Python, I've built small applications for work. I'm about to start working on a Django/Flask based website here in the next few days. Hoping to cement some more knowledge.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Anyone here using WT.Social? in ~tech

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    I signed up, and I used it for about the same amount of time as you. I also noticed political cliques forming, and due to my political views I attempt to avoid politics outside of Facebook like...

    I signed up, and I used it for about the same amount of time as you. I also noticed political cliques forming, and due to my political views I attempt to avoid politics outside of Facebook like the plague.

    I haven't really been back in a few months.

    3 votes