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  1. Comment on Here are the browsers iOS 14 now lets you set as default in ~tech

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    Oh yeah I was aware of that, I guess I should've specified that I meant the tracker blocking and such, since I'm not sure how to see which is better myself.

    Oh yeah I was aware of that, I guess I should've specified that I meant the tracker blocking and such, since I'm not sure how to see which is better myself.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Here are the browsers iOS 14 now lets you set as default in ~tech

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    Really happy about this! I can actually use Firefox without jumping through hoops now. Is the ddg browser better in any way? I haven't really tried it.

    Really happy about this! I can actually use Firefox without jumping through hoops now. Is the ddg browser better in any way? I haven't really tried it.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Which is arguably the best phone for ROMs? in ~tech

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    This is what drove me off the track. When I came back from my period where I avoided smartphones entirely, my best option for avoiding Google appeared to be directly paying Google and everything...

    This is what drove me off the track. When I came back from my period where I avoided smartphones entirely, my best option for avoiding Google appeared to be directly paying Google and everything else came with a bunch of caveats or uncertain support. So I figured just getting an iPhone made more sense if privacy and avoiding Google are my main concerns and I don't have the cash to be swapping out phones all the time.

    /e/ might be the way to go if support is important to you, since they at least have a warranty and promise support.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    You're right, we really can be. Capitalism might even work if we were so predisposed to charity that material abundance benefitted everyone. If we were so good that we would work against our...

    You're right, we really can be. Capitalism might even work if we were so predisposed to charity that material abundance benefitted everyone. If we were so good that we would work against our economic incentives to be assholes, it might be okay. Too bad about that. Real shame I can't be that idealist.

    But let's not derail any further :P

    4 votes
  5. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    The rare Kat post <3! Everyone get your cameras.

    The rare Kat post <3!

    Everyone get your cameras.

    11 votes
  6. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    God I wish we were all communists, can we please make this bit into reality?

    God I wish we were all communists, can we please make this bit into reality?

    10 votes
  7. Comment on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes are being shut down in ~tech

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    It's strange how, 9 years on, we've only moved forward from this xkcd a little bit, at least if you only count services people actually know about.

    It's strange how, 9 years on, we've only moved forward from this xkcd a little bit, at least if you only count services people actually know about.

    19 votes
  8. Comment on Apple unveils new iPad and Apple Watch models; a new Fitness+ service; and Apple One, which bundles its key services for one monthly price in ~tech

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    Apple One seems like a pretty great deal, actually. Here's hoping my more Apple-obsessed family members get it and reach out to add me :P

    Apple One seems like a pretty great deal, actually. Here's hoping my more Apple-obsessed family members get it and reach out to add me :P

    7 votes
  9. Comment on What happened to Mozilla? in ~tech

  10. Comment on Windows 10 Ameliorated review in ~tech

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    So I recently discovered I had a Windows partition sitting around that GRUB wasn't detecting, and so I've been using it occasionally for some games with anticheats or whatever that keep them from...

    So I recently discovered I had a Windows partition sitting around that GRUB wasn't detecting, and so I've been using it occasionally for some games with anticheats or whatever that keep them from running properly in WINE. It's been a pretty awful experience for all the obvious reasons Windows 10 is a slow, bloated, awful, scattered mess. I've just felt like shit keeping it around. So last night after seeing this post, I installed this over my old W10 and have been messing around with it since.

    I won't move back to Windows, since I'm far too in love with Linux at this point, but this returns Windows to a point where it feels usable again. Like Windows 7 levels of bullshit instead of 8 and 10. Manageable bullshit. There's so much less clutter, everything is infinitely snappier, the design mimics classic Windows and I'm not dealing with it resetting my settings every 15 minutes. The telemetry being gone also just makes it feel less icky. From the short period I've used it, hugely recommended to just about anyone who can't leave Windows entirely. It's still a shit OS, but at least this makes it bearable.

    Thanks for posting @cfabbro! Also if anyone has questions about the experience that a not-super-technical user can answer, please feel free to ask.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on A secure operating system in ~tech

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    Worthless nitpick, but Matrix is still Matrix. The Riot client in particular is now Element.

    Worthless nitpick, but Matrix is still Matrix. The Riot client in particular is now Element.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on The Anti-Capitalist Software License has a goal of "contributing to a world beyond capitalism" in ~tech

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    No sources here, but I feel like I hear about small innocuous projects released under permissive licenses being used in corporate software all the time. In those cases this would be as much of a...

    No sources here, but I feel like I hear about small innocuous projects released under permissive licenses being used in corporate software all the time. In those cases this would be as much of a deterrent as the GPL would be.

    I dunno about it being pretend. Even if it didn't hold water legally, it's something of a mission statement, like putting CC or the copyheart on an art project.

    Activism being small scale doesn't make it not activism...one guy standing outside with a sign is still an activist.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What's a life lesson you've learned in the past year? in ~talk

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    When something awful is done to you, forgiveness is on your terms. You don't need to apply the standards you do for others when deciding if someone can be forgiven for what they've done. If you...

    When something awful is done to you, forgiveness is on your terms. You don't need to apply the standards you do for others when deciding if someone can be forgiven for what they've done. If you trust it won't happen again and have it in you to forgive...you can. And it might be better for yourself if you do so.

    8 votes
  14. Comment on Replacing YouTube & Invidious in ~comp

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    That's true. I do appreciate how lightweight invidious is. I mostly stopped using it just because the extra features of Freetube make invidious feel much worse. The automatic format switching and...

    That's true. I do appreciate how lightweight invidious is. I mostly stopped using it just because the extra features of Freetube make invidious feel much worse. The automatic format switching and other enhancements mean it breaks much less than standard invidious (I basically cannot watch videos directly through invidious a good 70% of the time), plus it saves my viewing progress, saves my info locally instead of with an account, etc.

    I'm not sure what you mean with the common usage of PWA, but the idea was specifically in reference to self hosting and having it work on mobile. Check this issue if you care.

    Oh and here is the freetube dev's resposne to invidious shutting down and comments on the future of freetube.

    Maybe see if CloudTube fits your needs? I don't think it uses invidious as its backend. I like its actual video pages better, but the subscription grabber is slow as hell.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Replacing YouTube & Invidious in ~comp

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    Is there any way I could feed this an OPML file? I’m not too technical of a user, but I recently converted an export of my freetube subs back into normal YouTube links (so I could use an rss...

    Is there any way I could feed this an OPML file? I’m not too technical of a user, but I recently converted an export of my freetube subs back into normal YouTube links (so I could use an rss reader plus this person’s shortcut on iOS) and it would be nice to not have to go through a long process to format this correctly.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Replacing YouTube & Invidious in ~comp

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    The Freetube rewrite has promised to make itself self-sustaining without invidious (like newpipe is, and it’s basically already there) soon, and that dev has been really impressive so far. There...

    The Freetube rewrite has promised to make itself self-sustaining without invidious (like newpipe is, and it’s basically already there) soon, and that dev has been really impressive so far.

    There was also talk about it being able to be web hosted and even be a PWA because of some technical shit I don’t understand, so we might soon be in a better place than we have been with invidious. The original freetube is already a better experience, and the rewrite isn’t that far off.

    I think we’ll be okay.

  17. Comment on Do you (still) use IRC? in ~tech

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    Xonotic's irc channels are bridged to Matrix and (oh no) Discord, if you'd rather use something else.

    Xonotic's irc channels are bridged to Matrix and (oh no) Discord, if you'd rather use something else.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on StarCraft II turns ten, gets a major map editor patch in ~games

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    I've been getting back into SC2 recently, and the health of this game for its age is so impressive. The dedgaem meme started so many years ago, but now it's clear that SC2 is stable and even still...

    I've been getting back into SC2 recently, and the health of this game for its age is so impressive. The dedgaem meme started so many years ago, but now it's clear that SC2 is stable and even still has the potential to grow. The doom and gloom of years past made it feel a little bad to stick around, but the positivity I see now is really wonderful. The Twitch generation of esports that SC2 helped kick off eventually exploded beyond audiences that this RTS could capture, sure, but StarCraft is here to stay.

    There's so much variety when watching and playing new games, it really feels like this game has matured into something that can be played for years to come, even if Blizz stopped updating it today.

    1 vote