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  1. Comment on What are you using these days as an alternative to YouTube? in ~tech

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    Then it's not really an alternative as YT is free ;) Still i'll give it a look

    you have to pay a subscription fee to access the content

    Then it's not really an alternative as YT is free ;) Still i'll give it a look

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Farmers are buying 40-year-old tractors because they're actually repairable in ~tech

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    exactly, guess i didn't made myself clear, i agree that it's good to be able to fix the tractor on the field. What i meant is... today fixing something is really complicated and time expensive...

    exactly, guess i didn't made myself clear, i agree that it's good to be able to fix the tractor on the field. What i meant is... today fixing something is really complicated and time expensive cause you gotta take the tractor to some authorized mechanic with a tow truck (assuming it's not working) which might be really far away from the farm ;)

  3. Comment on What are you using these days as an alternative to YouTube? in ~tech

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    sure, same goes with reddit, for me the policies are okish, but i rather find alternatives like tildes. Now i'm looking for alternatives to Youtube. Centralizing power is never good ;)

    sure, same goes with reddit, for me the policies are okish, but i rather find alternatives like tildes.

    Now i'm looking for alternatives to Youtube. Centralizing power is never good ;)

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Farmers are buying 40-year-old tractors because they're actually repairable in ~tech

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    I don't quite understand how tractors these days work. It breaks, you have to stop all (or well, the part that relies on that tractor) the farming, get the tractor somehow to the dealer (which...

    I don't quite understand how tractors these days work. It breaks, you have to stop all (or well, the part that relies on that tractor) the farming, get the tractor somehow to the dealer (which might be quite far, depending where the farm is), most likely using some tow truck or try pulling it with your car in a really dangerous way...

    Why?! Just Why?!

  5. Comment on The Light Phone in ~tech

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    But can it run android applications? I don't see what would be the gain of running android if it didn't run it's applications..

    But can it run android applications? I don't see what would be the gain of running android if it didn't run it's applications..

    2 votes
  6. Comment on The Light Phone in ~tech

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    So that would be a e-ink feature-phone?

    So that would be a e-ink feature-phone?

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    yeah, same, i really like portal (2), but talos principle is even better (imo) than portal ;)

    yeah, same, i really like portal (2), but talos principle is even better (imo) than portal ;)

  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    First of all i only play games on linux (well, except VR, which i am kinda obligated to play on a windows VM [i barely play because of this] cause facebook is a dumbass and dropped linux support,...

    First of all i only play games on linux (well, except VR, which i am kinda obligated to play on a windows VM [i barely play because of this] cause facebook is a dumbass and dropped linux support, anyway, hopefully openhmd will be stable on positional tracking and i can drop windows once and for all). So all (or almost every) games I play have native support, which is a quite strong factor for me to buy a game.

    If i want to break my brain i play The Talos Principle. It's an amazing game in every aspect, graphics, level design, narration, well... everything. It is basically a 3d puzzle game where you have to finish levels to get "tetris" pieces so you can unlock doors and progress on the game.

    Sometimes i play Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Triology (got it on humble bundle, so can't really complain for it not being native, it works pretty well with proton) when i want to get that nostalgia from the ps1

    And really rarely CS GO and league of legends cause friends

    So yeah, i don't play that much, i could play more (i have lots and lots of games), but it kinda bores me sometimes to play, so i just browse tildes or reddit

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Old Mobile Websites? in ~tech

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    i haven't used FB in a long while (say 4/5 years), but when i used it you needed to spoof the user agent (ask for desktop site) to get the chat functionality on the m. website

    unlike the normal mobile m.-site.

    i haven't used FB in a long while (say 4/5 years), but when i used it you needed to spoof the user agent (ask for desktop site) to get the chat functionality on the m. website

  10. Comment on The 2019 Tildes Census: For real this time in ~tildes

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    I just submitted my response yesterday :D

    I just submitted my response yesterday :D

    2 votes
  11. Comment on How do you organize your digital files? in ~tech

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    hmm, that would be an option, but to be honest, i don't trust remote hosting services, ofc i could encrypt my data, but even then... Guess i would be better of getting a friend and asking him to...

    hmm, that would be an option, but to be honest, i don't trust remote hosting services, ofc i could encrypt my data, but even then...

    Guess i would be better of getting a friend and asking him to keep my data

    1 vote
  12. Comment on How do you organize your digital files? in ~tech

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    That's actually a good question. For important data i could have a backup 3 times (in the 3 disks), I guess it's more a matter of being easier to organize the data just by having "one disk" But...

    Why use RAID at all in this case?

    That's actually a good question. For important data i could have a backup 3 times (in the 3 disks), I guess it's more a matter of being easier to organize the data just by having "one disk"
    But then... with the current setup, how would i backup the data so i can "undo" the array? remove one of the disks (either the virtual md0 or the 2TB ) and then copy the data from the array to it? seems kinda risky. Getting an extra disk to handle the backups? This would be a nice option, but... $$$.

    What would you do in this scenario?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on How do you organize your digital files? in ~tech

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    By being RAID0? exactly, but somehow my head (or the software messed something) with the mount devices and paths and everthing got confused and this was the result :/ making a whole image of the...

    basically doubled your failure potential for md0

    By being RAID0?

    Never ever ever write to the drive you are trying to recover

    exactly, but somehow my head (or the software messed something) with the mount devices and paths and everthing got confused and this was the result :/ making a whole image of the disk wouldn't really be possible because i had no 2TB disk (i already had the data on the 2TB disk to "undo" the RAID0 that i had with the two 1 TB disks, then i would create the raid1 with those same 1TB disks put the data there and add the 2TB disk to the pool. Really confusing, guess it's understandable why i got everything confused :D)

  14. Comment on How do you organize your digital files? in ~tech

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    I am waiting for the bad to happen (well, it actually already happened, i'm just dumb and continue doing the same shit), right now i have a total of 4TB in disks, two 1TB disks and one 2TB disk on...

    RAID is redundancy not backup! I have seen way too many people get burned, by relying entirely on RAID to keep their data safe, to trust it for that

    I am waiting for the bad to happen (well, it actually already happened, i'm just dumb and continue doing the same shit), right now i have a total of 4TB in disks, two 1TB disks and one 2TB disk on a really awkward setup, the two 1TB disks are in a RAID0 making a "md0" device of 2TB. Then i get the 2TB disk and the "md0" disk to make a raid1 array. In theory if either one of the disks fail it should continue working rock solid... but...

    What happened was when i was upgrading from 1TB (those two 1TB disks in raid1) to 2TB (the current setup) i (or the software) messed something and i managed to somehow lose the data (deleted the partition table), recover it (got to recover the partition table with the backup ext4 superblock) and then lose it again, by writing on top of this disk.... Gezz i'm dumb...

    I'm yet to start using borg, which seems like a good backup solution, but yeah, laziness is my enemy

    5 votes
  15. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Cycling to take mapillary photos and OSM surveys ;) Helping others is something that really makes me happy, and knowing i'm contributing to an alternative to "big companies" makes me even happier :D

    Cycling to take mapillary photos and OSM surveys ;) Helping others is something that really makes me happy, and knowing i'm contributing to an alternative to "big companies" makes me even happier :D

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Subscription affliction-Everything is $10/month in ~tech

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    Liked the video... though, a software, when purchased usually comes with support for X years (kinda like physical things with warranty). This subscription thing is trying to change that. From the...

    Liked the video... though, a software, when purchased usually comes with support for X years (kinda like physical things with warranty). This subscription thing is trying to change that. From the company point of view it makes sense to make a product a service, but from a customer i don't see any gain. Sure, if you buy a software that you will only use say twice a year it might be worth it subscribing only when you need it, but if you use it everyday it makes no sense to "subscribe" to a product, the argument that it might stop being supported is kinda ridiculous cause usually the "basis" (operating system) tries to be backwards compatible. And even if it isn't there will be tools to make it so

    3 votes
  17. Comment on How's VR gaming these days? in ~games

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    I have the rift CV1, it is amazing, but due to poor software support (as in, no official support at all in linux) it makes me not use it more, thus i'm looking into buying the index, which runs...

    I have the rift CV1, it is amazing, but due to poor software support (as in, no official support at all in linux) it makes me not use it more, thus i'm looking into buying the index, which runs okish on linux (i have tried it from a friend of mine) and with proton lots of windows only games work fine on linux

    If you don't mind the software issues (also, oculus software is kinda bloated IMHO) it is pretty amazing with the current hardware (i have tried oculus CV1, htc vive and the valve index) it is already pretty cool and worth giving it a try (in a place you can actually get imersed, those "public vr demos" are cool to give it a short try but not enough time to actually get imersed)

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Untitled Goose Game in ~games

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    It does, at least, it did, when subnautica was free to keep there

    It does, at least, it did, when subnautica was free to keep there

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Do you ride your local public transit system? in ~talk

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    Unfortunately i can't, because there are close to none where i live (portugal). Either you live on the big cities (Lisbon, Oporto, Faro and maybe some others) or you just have some public...

    Unfortunately i can't, because there are close to none where i live (portugal). Either you live on the big cities (Lisbon, Oporto, Faro and maybe some others) or you just have some public transports between cities, not inside the city itself