jadedctrl

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

That depends on your PDF reader— some of them phone home with metadata (like what you're reading, your IP, potentially more), like Adobe Reader (uck).
And some PDFs have Javascript in them, which definitely can phone home to basically anyone.

Don't sweat it, though— AFAIK, no libre/open PDF viewers currently support the Javascript engine, nor do they phone home. :)

EDIT:
GNOME Evince doesn't support JS, neither does xpdf.
KDE Okular does support JS, though-- so before using it, make sure the JS engine can be disabled, otherwise don't use it.

You're safe if you use xpdf or GNOME Evince, for sure.
If you wanna use a different PDF reader, make sure to research if it has a JS engine (and, if it does, whether or not it can be disabled).

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

There aren't strict bans on out-of-line opinions-- other than, y'know, plain-out bigotry and reprehensible stuff. Though if you go into /f/communism and espouse liberalism, you're going to get a forum ban. I feel like that's kind of implied, why would you even try going there, lol.

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

Ohhhh, no, that's not it.

It's just that the type of person who is rigid about avoiding fallacies etc. tends to also be the kind of person that's absolutely unbearable and with too much free-time. AKA /r/iamverysmart

Reason is important, yea, but mandating it essentially limits those who can post to the type of person I mentioned before. Stick-up-ass, too much free time. I should know, I definitely used to be that kind of person obsessed with “reason” and “empiricism”. I was total asshole, and so were most of the people in communities that scream about how much they care about those two things.

I don't hate those kinds of people… I just avoid them IRL.

And please stop the armchair psychology, it's about as accurate as palm-reading.

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jadedctrl wrote

Everyone knows the beginning and end of The Titantic. Doesn't matter if you've seen it or not, just that you know the beginning and the end. If you've seen it, you've forgotten the middle. If you haven't seen it, you don't know the middle anyway. People only know the start and the finish. Everything in the middle is forgotten— literally anything could happen there, and no-one cares. It's all sandwiched between the things people care about: the beginning and the end.

I'm optimistic in that I think everything right now is “soon-to-be-sandwiched.” Either things will go alright, and the horrible bits will be covered up by improvements, or things will go to shit, and the horrible bits will be covered up by the End. I think that's very comforting. :)

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

if you're using Torbrowser, you might want to use the client built-into Synapse.
Just take your home-server, then add this to the domain: /_matrix/client/#/

That client is way lighter-weight than Riot, and performs a lot better for me over Tor. It doesn't support some of the fancy bits like stickers, but you probably won't miss anything. :)

For matrix.org, just go to https://matrix.org/_matrix/client/#/

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jadedctrl wrote

Raddle: Because it's so much better than Reddit and any Reddit clones out there.

Life: I'm here because my mum didn't use protection and didn't believe in abortion.