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Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: Today at 02:46 AM »
I'm a big fan of Telegram, but Discord has a place and can be better for certain groups and desired features. There are things Discord is better at than Telegram. And there are things Telegram is better at than Discord.

Use the right tool for the right job. :Thmbsup:

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DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:00 PM »
GOG is also giving away The Witcher: Enhanced Edition here: https://www.gog.com/gwent-welcome-bonus, but in order to be eligible for that giveaway, you need to have GWENT: The Witcher Card Game in your library. It's their Free-to-Play card game. So you could think of it as two giveaways.



And now for something a little different.

Linus Tech Tips built a console-sized PC and loaded it up with the top 500 best-selling games from GOG.



They're having a giveaway, where you could win the PC with all the games included:

https://gleam.io/t8V...nsole-is-a-gaming-pc

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BAT and BitTube may have similarities in design and purpose, but the Brave browser is nothing like the BitTubers video/social platform.
Brave has browser with BAT tokens.
BitTube also has BiTtube firefox browser with Tube tokens.
Bittubers is youtube like clone site alternative for youtube. Where you earn tokens for streaming your content to users.
I have no confusion of any sort on this.

I think the reason I posted about this in another thread is not to create tangent reply or something. My intention was just like mouser signed up donationcoder on BAT publisher dashboard. I wanted him to sign up with bittubers accounts for earning Tube tokens too.

That's all. Rest is just semantic nitpicking going on here.

It's your job when interjecting into a conversation to make sure people have enough context to understand what it is you're talking about and how it relates to the topic on hand. All you gave was a link to BitTubers.com (which is a YouTube-like website), which you claimed was a similar project to Brave (which is a web browser).

You gave no information about the BitTube cryptocurrency. You gave no information about the supposed BitTube browser.

The only information I got from clicking the link you provided was that it was a YouTube-like website, and that it used a cryptocurrency called BitTube. Even now, going back to the website and looking around, I can't find any mention of the browser. I do see a mention of a browser extension, but nothing about a browser itself.

We are not mind-readers. If your intention in posting about BitTubers in the Brave thread was to encourage mouser to sign up for it, you should have said so, while explaining what it was and the benefits of signing up for it. I'm surprised that you claim my attempt to explain the differences between things to people who are genuinely confused is just semantic nitpicking when a more obvious explanation is the failure on your part--the one person in this conversation who is ostensibly the "expert" on the subject--to properly explain to people who were unfamiliar with the subject what it is you're talking about.

But here's some semantic nitpicking for you:

Brave has browser with BAT tokens.
BitTube also has BiTtube firefox browser with Tube tokens.
Bittubers is youtube like clone site alternative for youtube. Where you earn tokens for streaming your content to users.

Brave is a browser with BAT tokens.
Maybe BitTube has a Firefox browser. Maybe it doesn't. If so, please provide a link. Additionally, it seems that BitTube may be a cryptocurrency as well as an organization or company or project by the same name. This isn't made clear and it isn't immediately obvious to someone who has never heard of it before and whose only exposure to it is BitTubers.com that it is anything more than a cryptocurrency. You should clarify which one you're talking about.

Furthermore, almost everything you said here (quoted below) is objectively, factually wrong:

BitTube is cryptocurrency like brave. Both of these cryptos value the user retention system. BitTube as a currency is same as Brave.

Even though I now know that BitTube might refer to either a cryptocurrency or possible some kind of organization, I cannot tell when you say BitTube which one you are talking about.

If by "BitTube is cryptocurrency like brave" you mean BitTube the organization, then... well, an organization is not a cryptocurrency, so that statement is wrong. But no matter which way you mean the word BitTube, Brave is not a cryptocurrency. So maybe you meant BAT instead of Brave. In which case, you were conflating the two as I said and you shouldn't be surprised when you say the wrong thing that people don't know how to read your mind and know what you actually meant to say.

If I start talking about horses and you reply with talk about saddles and farriers and great trails to ride, you might be confused (if not a bit offended) when I claim that you're nitpicking because "I was actually talking about dogs and no I'm not confused at all on the difference between the two but it's obvious that you're just nitpicking semantics here."

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You say Bittube is cryptocurrency.
But Bittube looks like a website that is a youtube alternative.  youtube is not cryptocurrency.  i dont get it.

BitTube is a cryptocurrency. BitTubers.com is a website that looks like a YouTube alternative.

As for the rest, I can't say for sure. All I've done is take a cursory look at the website's home page and the "about" link on said home page.

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You seem to be conflating Brave with Basic Attention Tokens (BATs). Brave is a web browser. BAT is a cryptocurrency token running on Ethereum.

BAT and BitTube may have similarities in design and purpose, but the Brave browser is nothing like the BitTubers video/social platform.

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There is a similar project like Brave. Named BitTubers.

https://bittubers.com/

I don't see what this has to do with Brave. Looks more like an alternative for YouTube.

You may want to consider starting a new, dedicated thread to facilitate discussion for that project. :Thmbsup:

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Yeah, that's strange. :huh:

Thanks for posting about it so others could learn from your experience. :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: Questionable URL and Netgear Armor
« on: October 11, 2019, 12:02 PM »
But to be safe, I tried it on archive.is, and this was the first time that site didn't work to retrieve a URL, so now I'm a bit concerned about it.  I checked it on virustotal and it came up OK, but the inability to retrieve it still has me concerned.

Some sites don't like archiving services, and actively block them. The workaround is to use a URL of some service that loads another site for various reasons.

For example, there's a site called Hypothes.is that allows you to add annotations to any webpage. You can get it to load any site by adding https://via.hypothes.is/ in front of the normal URL.

So for example, I archived this thread using the above method here: https://archive.fo/vOeb9

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Keybase has loosened the requirements for determining eligibility.

Now you just need to create a Keybase account and verify your phone number via SMS to prove you're a real person.

To Qualify
You must join Keybase, which is free and open source. And you must prove you're a real human, by receiving an SMS.

You must verify a phone number in a country that hasn't attacked us with fake accounts. The current list of acceptable countries is: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand , Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

We will edit this list if necessary.

Canada is excluded due to our inability to verify Canadian phone numbers were not purchased at scale.

Also, the next airdrop which was supposed to happen around Oct. 15 has been delayed until around Nov. 15 to allow more time for those who are now eligible.

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DC Gamer Club / Re: Ludum Dare 45 Reviews
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:52 PM »

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DC Gamer Club / Re: Ludum Dare 45 Reviews
« on: October 07, 2019, 07:49 PM »
Thanks for doing this thread. I'm following it with interest, and may include my own "review" or two at some point.

Or at least play some of the ones you linked.

But for now I just want to point out that you didn't include a link to the emoji TD game.

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Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« on: October 05, 2019, 01:17 PM »
Very nice.

And now for something completely different.  A game where you play a mischievous goose:



I kept hearing about this and thought it was still in development. But it seems the Untitled Goose Game was released last month (for PC) with the title of "Untitled Goose Game" . . .  :-\

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Living Room / Re: CafePress security incident 2019-02-19
« on: October 02, 2019, 12:16 PM »
I think the most important things to take away from these occasional security incidents are:
1. Remember to use a different password on every website
2. Keep separate the email address you use for important personal conversation and the email address you use to sign up to random unimportant websites.
3. Have an alert set on your credit cards so you get a notification after EVERY purchase.  I think this is an item many people don't bother to set up, but I find it invaluable.

4.a. Whenever possible, refuse to give any personal information to any company -- too many have proven they will not be good stewards of the information you've given them.
4.b. If a company/site/service requires you to give them information, falsify as much of it as you (legally) can while still using their service. Obviously Amazon needs my postal address to ship stuff to me, but there's no reason why an instant messaging app needs to know e.g. my phone number or postal address.

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Living Room / Re: CafePress security incident 2019-02-19
« on: September 25, 2019, 03:10 PM »
I tried to login to change my password and they say I don't have an account. I suppose that would be why I didn't get an email notification about this.

Now I'm wondering if my account was deleted due to inactivity or if I manually requested it to be deleted long enough ago that I forgot I had done that. :-\

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DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: September 25, 2019, 10:32 AM »
Freespace 2 is free on GOG for the next 48 hours: https://www.gog.com/game/freespace_2

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I wasn't making a comment about where you got it from. I was just talking about the origin of the screenshot.

Most likely the original screenshot was taken by the person who made the joke. Then he shared it on social media, and it got repeatedly copied and re-shared, etc., perhaps for a few years (since the move to https "everywhere" is fairly recent), until you came across it.

And also, now that I've taken all the fun out of it by explaining everything so seriously, I just want to clarify that my original comment on the topic was itself just a joke. :D

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I'm not sure that's from them, though... :)

Let's look at the evidence. :)

insecure.png

1) This screenshot was captured within the first minute or two of it being posted.
2) The up arrow is orange, meaning that whoever took this screenshot upvoted the joke.
3) This joke has only one upvote.
4) The screenshot shows that the joke is positioned just below the OP even though the OP is 9 hours old.

Now, let's consider how Reddit works:

4) The reply text box is just below the OP, and when you make a comment to a post, it will show up (for you) above all other comments (until you refresh the page).
3) & 2) When you make a post or comment on Reddit, the site automatically makes you upvote yourself.
1) It's unlikely that the joke had existed on the site long enough for significant up- and down-voting by others.

Due to this evidence, I feel reasonably confident in saying that this "mikeseese" person who made the joke is also the person who took the screenshot. 8)

And it just may be that those who are more familiar with Reddit on mobile could see other evidence that makes it even clearer. For example, I think it's possible (though I am not sure) that the "profile" icon next to mikeseese's username or the color of the username only shows up for the currently logged in user. :Thmbsup:

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There's no such thing as "Mozilla search." You are using Google search.

But aside from that, it seems most likely that you have a Firefox add-on that is modifying your search results. Disable all of your add-ons and then perform a search to see if the problem goes away. If it does, then re-enable each add-on one at a time, performing a search after each add-on is enabled, and you will eventually find which one is breaking things for you. Uninstall or disable that one.


You use Firefox which is designed by Google
What? :huh:

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What screams "I'm insecure?"

Someone taking a screenshot of their own joke to share on social media. :P

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Developer's Corner / Re: Official icons?
« on: September 15, 2019, 05:14 PM »
I've collected a few images of Cody from the site over the years, including some of the original Photoshop and Illustrator files from nudone. I happen to have a fairly low resolution one of Cody standing on a keyboard, and a few other images with transparent backgrounds that are much higher resolution.

codykeyboard.png

cody beak coin.png

cody wing coin.png

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A second look at the car seats and you may see two dark eyes on each seat.
Black cats as in previous post?

No. It's just the light shining on the metal parts where the adjustable headrests connect to the seats.

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If you have a Keybase account, or if you create a new Keybase account and link your GitHub or HackerNews account(s) that were created before the announcement, you should be eligible to receive a giveaway (airdrop) of the cryptocurrency called Stellar Lumens.

I received about $20 worth of Lumens last night, and they're giving away more each month divided equally between everyone who joins and is eligible.

As a surprise gift, the Stellar Development Foundation just starting sending 100 million Lumens, worth $5 million USD, to 300,000 Keybase users. There are lots of different tokens on Stellar, but Lumens are Stellar's native token, and SDF wants real people of the world to have them.

This surprise giveaway translated to something like $19.54 USD worth of Lumens for each active Keybase user. No strings attached, and those Lumens are going out now, to be delivered by Sept 13th or so.

But that's only the beginning.

SDF is dropping 100 million Lumens next month. And the month after that.

In total, they are giving 2 billion Lumens (roughly $117 million USD) out using Keybase over the next 20 months. On the 15th of each month (starting Oct 15, 2019), SDF will give the next batch, divided equally among everyone.

Those who join now will participate every month until the end. So people who join earlier will get more.

To qualify: you must have a Keybase account registered before this announcement OR if you're new to Keybase, you must connect your Keybase account to a GitHub or HackerNews account that was registered before this announcement. This is to prevent bot signups to Keybase.

More details here:

https://keybase.io/airdrop

And for reference, here's a link to the Keybase thread on this forum.

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Idea #2:  software RAID for windows
there was a pretty nice windows product called traid flexraid.  it just went down (out of business for good).  what it did was you can stick in a bunch of random disks and pool it into one storage.  Drivepool is a good product now that does this.  but drivepool doesnt have parity built in like traid did.  so its not great.  if you could make either a standalone solution that can do the pooling and parity (for WINDOWS!!!)....OR create a parity only software that plays easily with Drivepool (not like snapraid which is what most people use now as its basically the only option)...then thats another sorely needed product.

Have you looked into Gluster? I don't know much about it. I just saw it was used in this Linus Tech Tips video:



But it does seem to have some kind of parity or recovery options in the case of a failed drive. It's not exactly for Windows, but it can be installed in a VM. But I suppose that's probably not what you're looking for.

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:28 PM »
Looks like mouser needs to update the template. It should say and link to NANY 2020, not 2019.

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Interesting news. I do have to say, something about the fact that the guy who wrote the article referred to himself and quoted himself in the third-person several times throughout just seems "off" to me. It seems a bit misleading.

Nonetheless, I can't say I'm surprised by the news. As someone who used to be a big proponent of Google and their services, it's sad to see what's become of them.

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