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(#qlgzvmq) @prologic

Was there a time when it was not? 🤔

Probably true. I just remember when it was the simple old interface where you simply upvoted posts/articles and there would be a community subreddit for pretty much anything or any topic.

I can’t remember, however, how long they’ve had all the trackers and whatnot running on the webpages, probably much longer than I realise.


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In-reply-to > I haven't used Signal long but I must admit I'm a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case

@deebs will have to look into this MobileCoin thing to get a gauge on whether its potentially malicious or just plain annoying, but thankfully there’s well known forks of Signal if worst comes to the worst that strip out unnecessary stuff.


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In-reply-to > From what I've heard about Telegram, you have to explicitly enable end-to-end encryption with another person and you can't do that in group chats. Shouldn't that be listed in the document? It's very likely that I'm wrong in all this, can anyone familiar with Signal or Telegram confirm?

I haven’t used Signal long but I must admit I’m a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case


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In-reply-to > @eldersnake How you been anyway mate? 🤗 You’ve been quietish lately 🤔

@prologic

How you been anyway mate? 🤗 You’ve been quietish lately 🤔

Yeah sorry, I’ve been a bit caught up in things. I’m personally alright, just my partner has had some mental health battles lately as well as some physical ones 😥 What’s also compounded the issues, is after her first jab she’s had swollen lymph nodes around her neck for nearly a month and in quite a bit of discomfort and no one really knows why. I’ve since had my second jab and I’m fine, but she’s rather regretting hers ATM…


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In-reply-to > Go does not need a Java-style GC Modern languages such as Go, Julia and Rust don’t need complex garbage collectors like the ones use by Java C#. But why? To explain why, we need to get into how garbage collectors work and how different languages allocate memory in different ways. However, we will start by looking at why Java in particular needs such a complex garbage collector. Good info on how Go deals with memory versus how Java, mainly, handles memory. The most interesting start of a rabbit ... ⌘ Read more

…and I really should properly learn Go one of these days…


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In-reply-to > Go does not need a Java-style GC Modern languages such as Go, Julia and Rust don’t need complex garbage collectors like the ones use by Java C#. But why? To explain why, we need to get into how garbage collectors work and how different languages allocate memory in different ways. However, we will start by looking at why Java in particular needs such a complex garbage collector. Good info on how Go deals with memory versus how Java, mainly, handles memory. The most interesting start of a rabbit ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic yeah see while I usually bag out Google at every opportunity I can give them credit for things like Go. Granted a lot of it was throwing money at the right people, such as Rob Pyke, but the point remains.

In a similar vein while I don’t know much about Flutter and Dart, those projects no doubt made mobile app development a fair bit easier and streamlined.


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

The solutions already mentioned thus far are great. The one I personally use is KeePassXC, with the encrypted database file synchronized to my devices via Nextcloud but obviously you can use whatever file syncing method you please.
I never really used a password manager before doing this; I’m a total convert now though.


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In-reply-to > Currently cleaning up an old Dell C600 laptop I had lying around from my school years. Pretty old machine that still works, from about 2000/2001 I believe. Pentium III CPU, 256MB RAM. Might use it as a kind of retro gaming DOS machine or something, it even has a Maestro sound chip which is quite suited for that.

Tough machine though… even with all the overheating, it’s never died. I remember I once even compiled Gentoo on this thing 🤣


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Currently cleaning up an old Dell C600 laptop I had lying around from my school years. Pretty old machine that still works, from about 2000/2001 I believe. Pentium III CPU, 256MB RAM. Might use it as a kind of retro gaming DOS machine or something, it even has a Maestro sound chip which is quite suited for that.

Funny thing is I remember from my school years is it used to overheat quite easily, casually hanging around in 90+ degrees celsius temps. CPU fan never seemed to work and as a kid I didn’t think much of it and eventually upgraded anyway. Now I’ve found why it never worked. Some silly person, before I got it, had obviously taken it apart to clean it and accidentally put one of the longer screws in near the CPU fan… and it wedged into the fan blades 🤣


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