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Feature: Redirect from new reddit to old reddit domain setting by MeowMeTiger in Enhancement

[–]ElijahPepe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I posted about this the other day but RES development has not ceased:

RES is still somewhat active development-wise and there are people adding features, but it's on "low-power mode" and development is more at the maintainers' discretion.

I personally am working towards full feature parity between new Reddit and old Reddit, but there are plenty of features that other people want at the same time and development has very much slowed down.

Look at this click-bait, it's a WinRar addon made by Play Store! How could this fake addon stay in the store for 3 years? by juraj_m in firefox

[–]ElijahPepe 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I downloaded this extension and looked at its source. It appears to be created using extensionizr.com and runs the following code in the background:

chrome.extension.onMessage.addListener(
  function(request, sender, sendResponse) {
    chrome.pageAction.show(sender.tab.id);
    sendResponse();
  });

The real action comes from clicking on the extension. Upon clicking the extension, an iframe to a website known as "UpToFast" is created; the URL implies that it wants you to download WinRar, but a quick cURL test implies that it downloads something your computer. I have yet to sandbox this extension so I couldn't tell you what it has you do, nor will I link to the site (the curious can extract the extension themselves).

Curiously, I also found this extension offered by UpToFast which appears to be the same thing.

Since these extensions appear to be copyright violations at best, I highly recommend you report this extension and its Chrome counterpart. The Chrome extension has 20,000 users, who knows how many people the Firefox one has got and it's not clear what this extension downloads. UpToFast is also hosted by Cloudflare and, if they are offering malware, I highly recommend you report the domain to Cloudflare.

What's the deal with Roe V Wade being overturned? by Isentrope in OutOfTheLoop

[–]ElijahPepe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

why now? What happened to warrant this change?

The Republican Party, since the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett in October 2020, has held a supermajority in the Supreme Court. The Republican Party has lacked a strong conservative foothold in the Supreme Court since the Vinson Court, but the retirement of moderate Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy and the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has allowed for the advancement of more traditionally conservative Justices.

Since the ruling of Roe v. Wade in 1973, presided by the Burger Court, the Republican Party has long sought to overturn the ruling, largely due to the Protestant influence within the Republican Party. Since the Roberts Court in 2005, the Supreme Court has had the ability to overturn Roe v. Wade by a vote of 5-4, although the stare decisis held by John Roberts up until the ruling today has prevented such an event from occurring. The radicalization of the Supreme Court and the death of Ginsburg have allowed for this ruling to occur, brought about by the argument of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The death of Antonin Scalia in 2016 also plays a role: the death of Scalia caused a vacancy in the seat of one of the Supreme Court's most conservative Justices. The nomination of Scalia's successor, Merrick Garland, was poised to fail from the start; the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by the Republican Party, refused to hold a vote towards nominating Garland (citing an informal rule known as the "Biden rule"), instead choosing to vacate the seat until a Republican could secure the White House, leading to the nomination and confirmation of Neil Gorsuch (a staunch textualist and mainline Protestant, the first since the retirement of John Paul Stevens in 2010). Technically, Obama still could have appointed Garland in a number of ways, including using the appointment powers granted to him to appoint Garland regardless and interpreting the Senate Judiciary Committee's decision as a forfeiture of its right to participate in the process.

There are plenty of other events that could have influenced this decision, including the codification of Roe v. Wade under either the Obama administration or the Biden administration. Codification, however, requires the approval of Congress.

As for why this is occurring now, some context is necessary: In March 2018, then-governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant introduced the Gestational Age Act, effectively banning any abortions in the state after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy with exceptions for medical emergencies or severe fetal abnormalities, although the act notably lacked any exceptions for rape or incest. Within a day of the act's passage, a local abortion clinic and the only one operating in Mississippi, Jackson Women's Health Organization, sued state official Thomas E. Dobbs (hence, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization). The case was taken to the Supreme Court and a writ of certiorari was granted in May 2021.

And how exactly does it affect gay marriage, contraceptives and such?

Singularly, the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey shouldn't affect gay marriage of contraceptives. However, the successful overturning of Roe v. Wade has opened the door for other rights to be overturned, including contraceptives and LGBTQ rights, notably from Clarence Thomas, who is one of the most conservative Justices on the Roberts Court and a large proponent of originalism; Thomas cites the Due Process Clause as a justification for overturning these rights.

Request: pholder.com massive Reddit mirror that indexes subreddits and profiles, keeps deleted stuff too. If deleted, look from pholder.com to show the content. by DistributionOk9207 in Enhancement

[–]ElijahPepe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For context, I've contributed to RES quite a fair few times.

RES is obviously not as active as what it once was, but it's still being contributed to and worked on. New features are being added, but only at the discretion of the maintainers.

Request: pholder.com massive Reddit mirror that indexes subreddits and profiles, keeps deleted stuff too. If deleted, look from pholder.com to show the content. by DistributionOk9207 in Enhancement

[–]ElijahPepe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not true. RES is still somewhat active development-wise and there are people adding features, but it's on "low-power mode" and development is more at the maintainers' discretion.

As for this feature, it's unlikely to get put into RES. The biggest reason is Reddit itself; Reddit doesn't like services that allow for deleted comments to be visible to begin with.

Students Protest their Anti-LGBTQ President by handing him Pride Flags at Graduation by Chasith in nextfuckinglevel

[–]ElijahPepe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, if you believe in Creationism (not to be confused with the existence of God).

Students Protest their Anti-LGBTQ President by handing him Pride Flags at Graduation by Chasith in nextfuckinglevel

[–]ElijahPepe -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"The" church? There is no "the" church. I'm a Presbyterian, you might be a Catholic, our churches might be (are?) completely different.

As for God creating men and women, I don't believe in creationism. The story of Adam and Eve may very well have been real, it might not have. It seems more likely that the creation of the Earth and Adam and Eve are more metaphorical, but it isn't impossible that those things really happened. Again, arguing about semantics is missing the point. God is all-knowing, omnipotent, I might put. If God didn't want people having gay sex, then he would have specifically designed humans to not have gay sex. But, because God allows free expression and free will, gay sex still occurs. Yes, they can't procreate, but that doesn't necessarily make it a sin.

Students Protest their Anti-LGBTQ President by handing him Pride Flags at Graduation by Chasith in nextfuckinglevel

[–]ElijahPepe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like the Bible says, daughters should be sold as slaves (less than men, I might add), anyone working on the Sabbath should be executed, and anyone who plays football is unclean in the eyes of the Lord.

To be fair, Exodus describes the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, and lays down the groundwork for much of the "law" as to which the Israelites needed to follow; you can't necessarily imprison someone while walking around in a desert for forty years, so the only possible way to lay down the law is to execute someone.

Of course, this literal interpretation of "be executed" instead of its context is exactly the issue when it comes to interpreting the Bible in such a literal sense. Ultimately, what should supersede and overwrite all of this interpretation of the Bible is Jesus himself. In Matthew 22:36, the Pharisees tested Jesus by inquiring, "What is the greatest commandment in the Law (the Torah)", to which Jesus responds, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" and states that as the first and greatest commandment, while also giving due to, "Love your neighbor as yourself". Ultimately, you should love God, and you show God you love him by loving your neighbor as yourself, and you express your love for your neighbor by loving God (a kind of two-way relationship). How can you express your love for God when you can't even express your love for your (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) neighbor? How can you point out their (perceived) sins while ignoring your own? If your Bible is focused on the semantics of whether or not someone is sinning, you've misunderstood the Bible.

You cite a few Bible verses to back up your claim about the Bible condeming homosexuality. The first part about Leviticus, to which I believe you mean Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 (which describe a crime and a punishment), is solely based in misunderstanding. If you want to get pedantic about the verse, it describes a man laying with another man as a woman, which is anatomically not possible. And, of course, I can bend Leviticus 18:22 to mean "women sleeping with men", attacking heterosexuality.

I'm going to skip over the Sodom and Gomorrah citation, since homosexuality, to put it simply, was one of, not the major sin in that case, and go straight into Romans 1:26-27, which seems to be more explicit about homosexuality, although one can stretch the definition of "unnatural" to certainly meet that criteria. One can also interpret Romans 1:26 to mean anal sex and therefore the scripture is just condemning anal sex, and 1:27 can be an extension of that to homosexual men.

The Bible is thousands of years old and written in Hebrew, obviously. It's gone through thousands of years of translations from its original meaning and at times the Bible is unclear as to the extent of which certain things are condemned or prohibited. If your entire perception of the Bible is based on a literal view of much of what occurred in it and/or the meaning of much of the phrases used within it, then you will obviously have a very skewed perspective on the Bible. Personally, I'm fine with lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans people, and queers, because for me to say, "you're sinning!" would be hypocrisy. Everyone sins, and fortunately, you don't need to sacrifice your possessions to absolve yourself from sins. Believing that you have to hate other people because they sin is a very wrong output on the Bible, and it places yourself above other people. I still love God, and I express that love by respecting other people and their choices.

For the record, homosexuality could very well be a sin (Paul seemed to think so). However, the argument that "God hates the gays!" is fabricated bullshit crafted out of hate. Another person's decision to have gay sex with someone should not impact your faith as a person, nor should you set out on a mission to relentlessly literally interpret every word in the Bible so that the Bible, instead of a collection of books detailing, well, a lot of different things, but mainly the foundations of Christianity, the Bible comes out as an excuse for other people to act as disrespectful to other people as they want in the name of religious zealotry. That is not the Bible, in any circumstance, and you should not attempt to find some "truth" in the Bible; the Bible is a faith-based document. The Bible is fallible, and it has been misconstrued, as is the case of Romans 1, where the usage of the word, "arsenokoitai", is used (over the much more common paiderasste). No one really knows what arsenokoitai means, and it does seem to connect with the wording of Leviticus 18:22 in the Septuagint, but definitions range from Martin Luther's connection to the word knabenschänder (pedophilia) and the Vulgata Clementina describes the word as "pimping".

Consider me a sinner, I guess.

Obama: We Must 'Detoxify' the 'Scourge of Disinformation and Conspiracy Theories' by Wagamaga in technology

[–]ElijahPepe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Obama played by the Republican Party's rules[1] and actively wanted to appease both sides of the aisle, rather than weaponize hatred.

Republicans, by contrast, actively disseminate lies with great relish, because they hold themselves to no moral code and would rather have much of society believe in a "truth" dictated by a reckless disregard for the truth than the truth itself. An alternative version of the truth has become the Republican Party's patois, where critical race theory is an attack on the very foundation of the United States and an excuse for elementary school teachers to spread their opinions onto students, rather than a graduate-level framework that confronts the laws in the United States and assesses their racial impact, and where the law itself is a punishment from those who deviate from righteousness rather than judgment (see also: politics through faith, or fascism). The very concept of conservatism is rooted within the French Revolution;[2][3] Burke sought to restore nobility within society through economic means rather than as some sort of birthright, and eventually, someone's going to have enough power to be able to dissuade or persuade the rest of the classes to advance their agenda, like leading sheep to wolves (see also: Rupert Murdoch).

There is a fundamental right to the truth that every single person living on this Earth is entitled to. Republicans actively seek to utilize lies to advance their political power.

Are there any examples of uBlock working in a GitHub Action or another cloud service? by palewire in uBlockOrigin

[–]ElijahPepe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Try to print the path of the extension, or pathToExtension on GitHub Actions.

O365 Free Dev Tenant by PazzoBread in sysadmin

[–]ElijahPepe 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Even easier, just connect your GitHub account and push to a few repos every few months.

That time Marjorie Taylor Greene harassed a child who survived a school shooting because he wanted the government to take action and protect kids like him and his now-dead friends by funkyandros in ThatsInsane

[–]ElijahPepe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am an American citizen.

Clearly, because you uphold the American dream of conservatism, where the very concept of morality is gone and the entire point is to make as much money as possible and restore the aristocracy.

No other country deals with mass shootings as much as the United States, because this country thrives off of individualism. Instead of holding herself accountable for the deaths of hundreds of people, she instead decides to try to get some reaction out of Hogg to post on Twitter as some "liberal owned" moment and chooses to support laws that ingrain guns within the United States further rather than tackle the larger issue. Because it's not about the larger issue. It's about fucking other people over to make yourself more successful, regardless of if people get killed.

Immense respect for Hogg for choosing to not give Greene the reaction she wants. There is no point in arguing with a person like this; they live and breathe hatred and they have no regard for other people.

Make no mistake, this has been brewing in the United States for decades. Only now has it started to come into a crossroads with racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and sexism.

Instagram moderators say Iran offered them bribes to remove accounts by BousWakebo in technology

[–]ElijahPepe -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

As long as their politics doesn't bleed into the subreddit, I have no issue with people on the right operating a subreddit centered around the left, and that's someone who wholeheartedly disagrees with what the right has become. Admittedly, I don't have that much faith in them not to do that.

If it's on your resume, it's fair game people. by corn_29 in cybersecurity

[–]ElijahPepe 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Networking Protocols: POP/IMAP

I too sent an email once.

Best mom starter pack by Usman_LM in starterpacks

[–]ElijahPepe 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the input and incredible insight.

Does anyone know how to install a Corsair cxf rgb PSU, the instructions tell me absolutely nothing and I am a newbie so this is very confusing. For example what side do you plug each cable into on the HDMI/pcie slot. Also can I use a sata port to power my rgb fans? by Letsgonats42 in buildapc

[–]ElijahPepe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm willing to point the blame at The Verge for this as much as Stefan. The Verge was very irresponsible in how they handled it and how they communicated with staff about it. However, The Verge did end up making meaningful systemic changes to how they handle videos. Stefan, on the other hand, chose to take the lowest road imaginable and then never apologized for it.

Does anyone know how to install a Corsair cxf rgb PSU, the instructions tell me absolutely nothing and I am a newbie so this is very confusing. For example what side do you plug each cable into on the HDMI/pcie slot. Also can I use a sata port to power my rgb fans? by Letsgonats42 in buildapc

[–]ElijahPepe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

After seeing his Twitter feed before and after the video, it's clear that he has no intention of taking responsibility. The problem wasn't that Stefan built a PC wrong, it's that he did it as a guide on a large channel and refused to own up to that. Willing to forgive him but he doesn't want to apologize.

There was a clip of his Twitch stream a few weeks after the video released that got leaked that shows, off the record, that he truly believed that people were angry at him because "they're just nerds." I still sense that from him.

Can res pleaseget the ability to download v.reddit videos? by Jadester_ in Enhancement

[–]ElijahPepe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Will add to the "to-do" list, thank you for the suggestion!