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  1. Comment on Because of Coronavirus, vendors are offering special videoconferencing deals. Here's a roundup of what's available in ~tech

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    If you are hosting nextcloud there is also collabora office (i think that's what it's called), which allows you to open documents, spreadsheets and presentations online (like google drive does) It...

    If you are hosting nextcloud there is also collabora office (i think that's what it's called), which allows you to open documents, spreadsheets and presentations online (like google drive does)

    It requires you to have a server capable of running docker though https://nextcloud.com/collaboraonline/

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Because of Coronavirus, vendors are offering special videoconferencing deals. Here's a roundup of what's available in ~tech

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    It's basically one of the "apps"/"addons" available for nextcloud, it has some apps for mobile if you want to. It has screen sharing/camera/microphone capabilities, also it supports groups. I have...

    It's basically one of the "apps"/"addons" available for nextcloud, it has some apps for mobile if you want to. It has screen sharing/camera/microphone capabilities, also it supports groups.

    I have got some mild success with it, depending on the browser and network connection (specially on restricted networks) it can be a little bit glitchy.

    Jitsi meet is more stable and feature rich, but i couldn't self host it myself, maybe i missed some step

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Because of Coronavirus, vendors are offering special videoconferencing deals. Here's a roundup of what's available in ~tech

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    Can we talk about self hosted? Nextcloud talk, jitsi meet, etc

    Can we talk about self hosted? Nextcloud talk, jitsi meet, etc

    4 votes
  4. Comment on In smart apartments, is tenants’ privacy for rent? in ~tech

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    You got OpenHAB and Homeassistant, most wifi connected thingies use an esp8266, which can be flashed with tasmota, an open source firmware which was mainly produced for sonoff products, but works...

    You got OpenHAB and Homeassistant, most wifi connected thingies use an esp8266, which can be flashed with tasmota, an open source firmware which was mainly produced for sonoff products, but works with basically everything that has an esp8266 on it.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Finally finished mounting a 10 280W solar panel array. It took some weekends, but it is finally done, i feel so happy :)

    Finally finished mounting a 10 280W solar panel array. It took some weekends, but it is finally done, i feel so happy :)

    3 votes
  6. Comment on OpenSSH 8.2 released - disables the legacy "ssh-rsa" algorithm, adds support for FIDO/U2F hardware tokens in ~comp

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    Wait, wasn't ssh-rsa the default and secure-enough encryption method till not so long ago?

    Wait, wasn't ssh-rsa the default and secure-enough encryption method till not so long ago?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Discord has removed its Library and game-launcher functionality as well as the Activity Feed in ~games

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    Would discord just slowly burn and some day stop existing?

    Would discord just slowly burn and some day stop existing?

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Russia blocks encrypted email service ProtonMail in ~tech

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    In portugal that would work, it depends on how it's implemented

    In portugal that would work, it depends on how it's implemented

    1 vote
  9. Comment on China coronavirus spread is accelerating, Xi Jinping warns in ~health.coronavirus

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    Damn that is really fast

    They are building 2 new hospitals which will be ready in 2 weeks.

    Damn that is really fast

    8 votes
  10. 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
  11. 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 ;)

  12. 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
  13. 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?!

  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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 ;)

  17. 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
  18. 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

  19. 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