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#1351 2021-07-11 22:28:52

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

hhh wrote:

No, I don't

Well, you’ve already admitted to enjoying the Google colonoscopies, so I don’t think it matters.

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#1352 2021-07-12 01:16:10

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#1353 2021-07-12 07:52:52

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^ Occasionally. I don't host my own, but another forum I frequent just put up their own instance. I haven't done all that many searches lately, but usually I tend to switch around between that one, the Silkky.Cloud instance, various public SearX instances, DDG, Startpage, Ecosia (because trees) and Swisscows (because cows). My "default" engine (meaning the one I've configured to have the Vimium extension for FF use when I press 'O') is still DDG though (because !bangs).

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#1354 2021-07-19 10:38:12

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#1355 2021-07-20 02:51:40

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

glittersloth wrote:
hhh wrote:

No, I don't

Well, you’ve already admitted to enjoying the Google colonoscopies, so I don’t think it matters.

Hey, don't kink-shame me. And you'll be happy to know that, according to Google, I am currently prostate-cancer free.

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#1356 2021-07-20 07:39:19

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hhh wrote:
glittersloth wrote:
hhh wrote:

No, I don't

Well, you’ve already admitted to enjoying the Google colonoscopies, so I don’t think it matters.

Hey, don't kink-shame me. And you'll be happy to know that, according to Google, I am currently prostate-cancer free.

That's great news. Also, you'd be extra glad to hear that Google sent that medical report to your insurance company without your knowledge, and said insurance company's cunning plan to increase your yearly policy premium has been foiled! Double win for you!!

Oh wait, they also were sent your Android phone's GPS logs, and that path you take on your pushbike cutting through traffic on the way to work might give em a valid reason for increasing your premium anyway. The very short time from your house to workplace also indicates some form of Pharmstronging, so you'll probably be called in for a piss test next Monday.

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#1357 2021-07-20 13:33:16

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

Change the thread name :

The cool Random glittersloth-hhh Stuff!

GREAT read gents!   lol  lol  lol


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#1358 2021-07-23 11:33:45

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jeffreyC wrote:

Is DuckDuckGo really about privacy? Or just giving your info to someone other than Google?

https://lemmy.ml/post/31321

Good point, thanks.

Constructive suggestions for alternatives? Startpage?

FWIW, I do not care about people saying "but Google simply has the best results" - they simply do not understand that the reason it has the "best" results, is the reason why you should stop using it.
DDG has always served me well enough, but I think I'll give startpage another try for now.

Also see:
https://www.privacytools.io/providers/search-engines/


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#1359 2021-07-23 12:47:48

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ohnonot wrote:
jeffreyC wrote:

Is DuckDuckGo really about privacy? Or just giving your info to someone other than Google?

https://lemmy.ml/post/31321

Good point, thanks.

Constructive suggestions for alternatives? Startpage?

I use swisscows as my primary search engine since maybe a year. DDG is my backup. My 90-year old mother is a happy DDG-user.

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#1360 2021-07-28 05:52:46

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^ok i'm going to give that a try.

I don't understand why people are so obsessed with privacy friendly services coming from Switzerland - probably a poor people's internet pendant to swiss numbered bank accounts.

From their privacy policy:

We do not create personal profiles, but anonymize all search queries after 7 days.

Makes me wonder why they can't do that immediately.

But, no search bubble. Surely that's the most important thing, and surely e.g. DDG also provide that?


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#1361 2021-07-28 22:21:18

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I simply like the search 'experience' with swisscows better than the one I get from DDG. This not to say I find it perfect and as always, YMMV.

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#1362 2021-07-29 02:05:46

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I've been using metager, also on the privacytools page, for a while now. It's OK, maybe worth giving a try.


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#1363 2021-08-04 19:40:36

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In case you have been using "facial recognition" to unlock your phone (Android/iOS) or even your PC ("Windows Hello") - https://www.unite.ai/master-faces-that- … n-systems/ have fun with the "master faces". I've always thought it to be funny that they put fingerprint readers on these devices as well...

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#1364 2021-08-05 02:18:04

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^I use the fingerprint to unlock my phone, but it still needs a password to login. Fp is only to give a bit of protection from random person who picks it up when I'm not paying attention. Online cracker could use a fake fp to activate the phone I guess.

But my case is less security-critical than many peoples' :
*) phone is switched off most of the time anyway - only on when I'm out of the house + need to be able to communicate or do a websearch, usually this is not the case
*) there are no accounts on the phone which involve money in any way
*) Twitter yes (only for trivia & sharing links), but Facebook no
*) no critical accounts like GitHub or BL admin

Yes, when I need help in a new city I switch on location info and use Google Maps, so for that hour or two Google know about my movements. Take that as a price for the convenience. Then switch it off again.

But that still leaves the recent Pegasus threat, for which the only protection would be sticky tape over the camera and microphone I guess?


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#1365 2021-08-05 14:57:21

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@twoion's link wrote:

The paper is a collaboration between the Blavatnik School of Computer Science and the school of Electrical Engineering, both at Tel Aviv.

Auditioning for internship at IDF's Unit 8200, with aspirations for a permanent position in the NSO Group, no doubt.

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#1366 2021-08-30 13:34:19

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#1367 2021-08-31 04:32:10

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^ thank you


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#1368 2021-09-02 21:43:10

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Recently I came across x-tile and made it's systray icon work under Debian 11.
https://github.com/giuspen/x-tile
X-tile is an app that tiles windows in X11. and has a gtk based GUI to tile windows, handles multiple monitors & geometries, and has great flexibility for full & partial tiling.
If you install x-tile, install gir1.2-ayatanaappindicator3-0.1 and then enable tray icon in the preferences dialog.
So I sent the patch and found out about the dev's another project, Cherry Tree.

Cherrytree is a free and open source, hierarchical, note-taking application. It can store text, images, files, links, tables, and executable snippets of code.

https://giuspen.com/cherrytreemanual/#_quick_start

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#1369 2021-09-17 07:33:19

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Clive Sinclair died yesterday (inventor of the ZX Spectrum among other things). He was also behind a scientific calculator which has been reverse engineered here: http://files.righto.com/calculator/sinc … lator.html

Edit: here's a quote "Scientific calculators usually provide constants such as e and π but there was no space in the ROM for these constants. The Sinclair Scientific used the brilliant solution of printing the constants on the calculator's case - the user could enter the constant manually if needed."

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#1370 2021-09-17 13:14:40

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24 underrated websites. A thread.

A list on twitter of some very useful websites.

https://twitter.com/lucyhughes_PR/statu … 667c628d2e

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#1371 2021-09-17 14:30:04

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^ The lightning maps site was kind of disappointing. I was expecting real-time "pew pew" action (like this, somewhat) but it was just static nothingness. That, and the dildo generator site isn't loading for me. sad

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#1372 2021-09-17 18:57:14

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