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kano OP wrote

Reply to comment by emma in Feature Requests by kano

Ok I will keep that in mind, and if I do something big I will discuss with you first, I also checked out the issues page on the repo, and could help sort some of those out as well if you find them urgent.

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kano OP wrote

Reply to comment by ziq in Feature Requests by kano

I will look into these, and see what I can do. I think your second to last suggestion would be good for the site as well, as I also like looking at the comments, even though I rarely do myself.

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kano OP wrote

I am pretty new in Germany, but it seems to me that people are here relatively privacy conscious compared to other places I've lived. Data protection is really important for the company I work for and its customers. That being said, most people I've met here seem to have a lot of trust in their government. Anyway what the people have learned or not learned is irrelevant because it is the government making this.

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kano wrote (edited )

I have today resigned from my job, have nearly 4 months of notice period to figure out a new situation. My company hires foreigners and underpays all of us. The actions of my boss led to me losing a really great mentor. I was feeling immediately better after I put an end date on our relationship. I Would like to join an interesting housing project, but also don't know if I could find work in that area as my knowledge of the language here is still pretty limited.

My sister just phoned me cos she probably has corona. Her boss had her fellow employee keep coming to work after she displayed symptoms, but let her stay home once the test came back positive. Now my sister waits for her test results. Anyone has some advice for her?

Aaand when my sister asked if she should stay home her boss told her she should keep coming in because the customers choose to expose themselves to that risk by going to restaurants still.

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kano wrote (edited )

Weed(smoking,eating, vapourising)
Lsd
Mushrooms/truffles
Tobacco
Alcohol (but I avoid liquor and wine and drink beer)
Mdma(by nose and by gums)
Cocaine
Ketamine by nose
4 aco dmt(by nose and by gums)
Coffee and tea
Nitrous oxide
Xanax(as a pill)
Percocet/vicodin as pills
These days I barely drink but smoke weed and tobacco. I take acid maybe once a year when I visit my friends who have that.

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kano wrote (edited )

Where I am, you have to wear a mask if you go to the supermarket or pharmacy, or some public indoor area. I do in those cases, but if I am just cycling or walking outside then I don't wear one. In any case I use a scarf as a mask, because every proper mask I wore made my eyeglasses pop off.

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kano wrote

Felt like a short week me for me because Monday was a public holiday, but since the quasi-lockdown here started, time seems to have sped up. Probably its because the days are much more monotonous, for me anyway. Only see my flatmates, and the other 4 or 5 people who are still coming into work.

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kano wrote

One of my grandmothers died last week. It didn't really hit me til yesterday when I called my father in the evening after the funeral. He did not sound good at all. We all 3 of us live(d) in different countries, so neither of us made it to the funeral, he tried to but would have missed it anyway, because he would have had to go into quarantine on arrival (if he could even get there), I didn't even know when the funeral was happening until it was over. So I'm feeling pretty much depressed and also like out of touch with my society.

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kano OP wrote

So I guess you don't need to use an email address or phone number to set it up. They don't make use of location data or device specific information. They send out messages via proxy, which makes it difficult/impossible for the server storing messages to associate an ip address with them So I suppose the difference is that they handle way less of it. . Its worth noting that no third party has audited it yet though.

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kano wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted24301 in by !deleted23972

I'm unaware so please any links/ explanations about the spookiness of signal would be helpful thanks. Been making extensive use of that as it seemed to me that they have a solid end to end encryption and definitely compared to whatsapp, a way less intrusive metadata collection.

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kano wrote

I had this week a new job offer rescinded over the coronavirus, even though I had accepted the offer and resigned at my current company. At my current company, the ceo refused to even make me a new offer on salary due to 'concerns over the viruses impact on revenues'. The only sort of bright side here is that my boss was honestly relieved to hear that I will stay for the time being, so I'm not totally out of a job.

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kano wrote

The phenomenon which I'm now attempting to describe isn't legal nationality. I have lived in both countries, my father was diaspora and I spent most of my adult life in his home country, so I have spent lots of time in both countries. I guess people in both countries do things differently, especially in the public life. How people expect you to act and speak changes depending on where you are.
So I have that understanding of both places, and act like it when appropriate. This is about social/cultural knowledge rather than legal nationality, and I said before this can also vary quite a lot within national boundaries as well as without. Also any foreigner coming into a new country can learn this as well and so become fully acculturated while still having the same knowledge of their home country. And also this would be the case regardless of the existence of the state. I would like to add that I am currently the foreigner doing this exact thing in the new country, if I stay here long enough, and make the effort, then I can gain this social/cultural knowledge and as a result the 'nationality'. Hopefully that was helpful.

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kano wrote

I have 2 nationalities. I view this as something I can take advantage of under the current system, and I feel no loyalty to either of those countries, and I don't live in either of them. When people ask me where I come from, I'd rather say my state or the local city of my area as opposed to the country as a whole. I also understand that where I come from has an impact on my socialisation, and that I have to a certain extent absorbed like cultural norms/values from those places, though to be fair this can also change quite a lot within a certain country.
I would say that I'm also pretty good at behaving in the manner expected of me when I'm in either of those countries(as in following the rules of politeness, basic understanding of the laws, and what not). I feel at home(comfortable, on familiar ground) when I go to either of those places, but I feel like I get treated like a foreigner in both of them to a certain extent.

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kano OP wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by kore in add swap space without repartitioning by kano

No worries, we are using this solution in production at my company and it works perfectly, if I find other shit that saves my life I will also post it in here.

Editing to add that you can verify it worked by checking htop.

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kano OP wrote

I don't think that I or the members of any society would be safer with facial recognition. I'm not sure if you read the article/we interpreted what was written the same way, because I think the author addressed the point he feels is being missed. I don't think that the author was arguing that anyone is safer with facial recognition. I think that they did correctly point out that banning facial recognition is really only addressing a symptom rather than a cause of the problem, which is the increasing ubiquity of mass surveillance, and the 'data broker industry' that comes with that. I think the last paragraph illustrates the point.

Today, facial recognition technologies are receiving the brunt of the tech backlash, but focusing on them misses the point. We need to have a serious conversation about all the technologies of identification, correlation and discrimination, and decide how much we as a society want to be spied on by governments and corporations — and what sorts of influence we want them to have over our lives.

Of course I don't want to be spied on by corporations or by the government period. But I do think the author is right that we as a society, or in this case specifically the USA does need to change its laissez faire attitude towards these issues.

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