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  1. Comment on How do you pick what sources of news you listen to? in ~news

    lionirdeadman
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    I agree the responsibility of staying informed are heavy and probably misguided for the most part which is why I've been trying to find more local news which I can try to do something about. Also...

    I agree the responsibility of staying informed are heavy and probably misguided for the most part which is why I've been trying to find more local news which I can try to do something about. Also trying to lower the amount with daily content or more focused sources.

    Also, thought I'd point out that Current Affairs, The Baffler and Jacobin have RSS feeds

  2. Comment on How do you pick what sources of news you listen to? in ~news

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    I would agree with that but I feel like sometimes headliners are something I want to keep up with since they'll include the most recent events which may or may not matter to me of course which is...

    I would agree with that but I feel like sometimes headliners are something I want to keep up with since they'll include the most recent events which may or may not matter to me of course which is the annoying part.

    Before this post, I was trying to keep up with a "reasonable" amount of sources but I was hanging on to headliners when they also gave me options to have more digestible formats like a daily which has helped a lot with both reducing the headliners and keeping up with current events.

    Worth noting that I've never really kept up with headliners or well, current events at all before I started RSS reading and maybe I'll continue doing that and stay focused on topics that I feel more passionate about, I'm not sure.

  3. Comment on How do you pick what sources of news you listen to? in ~news

    lionirdeadman
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    If you're following this many sources, you might wanna consider using an RSS feeder to have them all in the same place to make it slightly easier to manage and keep up with. Feedly and Inoreader...

    If you're following this many sources, you might wanna consider using an RSS feeder to have them all in the same place to make it slightly easier to manage and keep up with.

    Feedly and Inoreader are free but you might want to consider paying either for more options or going with (what I personally prefer) Feedbin.

    While I understand the mentality of injecting yourself with propaganda to stay on top of it, I think it probably makes you more tired of the news and push you for news detox more often. (Not saying that going away from it all every so often is bad but you might want to more often and that might be unwanted)

  4. How do you pick what sources of news you listen to?

    I've recently been getting into RSS reading and well, I usually just went with whatever was given in a forum (like Tildes for example). Although, I've recently been looking into news organizations...

    I've recently been getting into RSS reading and well, I usually just went with whatever was given in a forum (like Tildes for example). Although, I've recently been looking into news organizations I follow to see if I should actually trust them.

    Factors that came to mind to be important was looking at past controversies regarding them to see where they might fail in the future and who owns them. It made me realize that most sources I had actually might not be who I want to follow for news but then well, not many are left and while I do want to cut down on the amount of news I get because it's overwhelming, I also don't want to miss important news.

    So how do you pick what sources of news you listen and what are some news you trust and why?

    14 votes
  5. Comment on A million students and counting have learned Linux in ~tech

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    I'm already pretty familiar with Linux. I've been daily driving Fedora for 2+ years at least. This is a shared course between 2 specialisations, Programmation and Network & Security, I'm going in...

    I'm already pretty familiar with Linux. I've been daily driving Fedora for 2+ years at least. This is a shared course between 2 specialisations, Programmation and Network & Security, I'm going in the former so I doubt it'll actually be anything new to me. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised though. The Windows class was absolutely horrid. All we were taught during class was installing windows, the name of pc parts and how to configure some stuff with like 2minutes of batch scripts.

  6. Comment on Please don't say just hello in chat in ~tech

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    I always do this although it's worth noting that I usually don't ask for help when doing this. Why do I do this? I rarely have a response in a reasonable amount of time so I'm not sure of how I'll...

    I always do this although it's worth noting that I usually don't ask for help when doing this.

    Why do I do this? I rarely have a response in a reasonable amount of time so I'm not sure of how I'll steer the conversation. I try to always adapt to the person on the other side depending on how they're feeling.

    Is that the best way? I don't know, probably not.

    Now, I do ask questions like this in DMs sometimes with friends and maybe that's the wrong approach. I've never considered this time wasting with friends in DMs since my expectations is they'll interact with me if they feel like it.

  7. Comment on A million students and counting have learned Linux in ~tech

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    Now you're making me scared, I hope my Linux class won't be like that but CentOS. I have a good feeling it will be though... Especially now with online classes, this will be boring as fuck and I...

    Now you're making me scared, I hope my Linux class won't be like that but CentOS. I have a good feeling it will be though...

    Especially now with online classes, this will be boring as fuck and I won even be able to talk to someone who's either as bored as me or someone who needs help but can't speak up..

    This will be pain.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda, id Software, Arkane Studios, and more in ~games

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    Why do you think so? Microsoft has gotten better with open source (in a half assed way if you ask me) but has the Xbox division ever actually released anything?

    Why do you think so? Microsoft has gotten better with open source (in a half assed way if you ask me) but has the Xbox division ever actually released anything?

  9. Comment on Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda, id Software, Arkane Studios, and more in ~games

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    This makes me scared about new iD titles. They've been big on Vulkan and OpenGL for years so this move might make that change.

    This makes me scared about new iD titles. They've been big on Vulkan and OpenGL for years so this move might make that change.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on To the three people on Tildes using LineageOS: is it worth it? in ~tech

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    It's most likely an unofficial build. LineageOS official builds have certain requirements before they're accepted and some developers don't do it.

    It's most likely an unofficial build. LineageOS official builds have certain requirements before they're accepted and some developers don't do it.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on To the three people on Tildes using LineageOS: is it worth it? in ~tech

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    I'm personally using LineageOS + MicroG. Worth mentioning but I've been drifting further and further away from proprietary services for a long time now so I'm not a big user to see if anything...

    I'm personally using LineageOS + MicroG.

    Worth mentioning but I've been drifting further and further away from proprietary services for a long time now so I'm not a big user to see if anything would break with MicroG instead of Gapps.

    Now, for my experience.

    First, F-droid is amazing in my opinion. Sure, it might lack some stuff and some apps are a bit lackluster in terms of design but it works, everything I need almost is there.

    For the things which are proprietary, Discord works, my college app works, bank, covid app, Microsoft Teams works. There's no issue with them. How to get them? Well, you should use Aurora store which is an app that connects directly to Google servers to download APKs, they allow you to use your own account (which is against the terms of services so do this at your own risk) or use own of the accounts they made.

    Battery life and performance have been pretty awesome on my phone (Xperia XA2) with it living almost 2days with around 8 hours of screen on time, I think, it's been a while since I've checked but it's never been an issue for me.

    For you though, it seems the Samsung A40 does not have a LineageOS official build which might be a deal breaker since it means you don't get OTA updates and well no MicroG builds either afaik. Voiding the warranty is unavoidable though.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Arm officially supports Panfrost Open-Source Mali GPU driver development in ~tech

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    This is pretty damn awesome. That should help a lot projects to run Linux on phones. Although, the modems are likely to be the most annoying parts, I think.

    This is pretty damn awesome. That should help a lot projects to run Linux on phones. Although, the modems are likely to be the most annoying parts, I think.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes are being shut down in ~tech

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    Actually, that is partly wrong. Send was launched as an experiment back in 2017 along with Notes. Maybe I should modify Wikipedia about that although, they do link the techcrunch article about it....

    Actually, that is partly wrong. Send was launched as an experiment back in 2017 along with Notes. Maybe I should modify Wikipedia about that although, they do link the techcrunch article about it.

    Edit : Correction, Wikipedia does mention this but it's part of the history section rather than at the top where they say it launched in 2019

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR in ~comp

    lionirdeadman
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    Yes but also no. Channels can be accessed from any server (as long as they don't block your server of course). However, channels are not associated with servers per se, they have an alias (which...

    and channels are associated with servers (though you can access a channel from any server, not just the one that's associated with it)?

    Yes but also no. Channels can be accessed from any server (as long as they don't block your server of course). However, channels are not associated with servers per se, they have an alias (which there can be an infinite number of) and each server which is connected to it is also the same room. So say that matrix.org's server goes down and you're connected from mozilla.org, people from matrix.org won't be able to talk or receive of course but other people will be able to still talk.

    The rich media stuff looks nice, but I'm pretty ambivalent about it: it doesn't seem fundamentally more capable than what's available on irc.

    I personally like this but I think the most important part for me is that history logs are expected and integrated without a bouncer. This makes referencing solutions so much easier and also finding out if it's been asked before. Also, the Matrix interface and way of working is just a lot more user-friendly than any IRC client will be and doesn't murder your battery on a phone (assuming no bouncer of course).

    Because culture doesn't change that way. If there's some culture already present in matrix, it's not going to disappear because a bunch of people from irc showed up.

    There is no culture on Matrix like there is no culture on IRC. It highly depends on the rooms and servers just like on IRC. Like, Mozilla culture didn't change because they decided to kill their IRC servers and switched to Matrix ones. Freenode (or anyone) could totally host their own server and keep the culture this way.

  15. Comment on Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR in ~comp

    lionirdeadman
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    Why do you like IRC as a protocol? If you like the interface, you could use matrix-ircd to use matrix with an irc client or try another terminal matrix client, I assume? I don't understand why...

    Why do you like IRC as a protocol? If you like the interface, you could use matrix-ircd to use matrix with an irc client or try another terminal matrix client, I assume?

    I don't understand why changing platform should mean changing culture. But yes, migration is hard. On the other hand, I'm sure you're aware of how unfriendly IRC is to a new user, right? I think it would be good if work was done on that part and I think using matrix would be the easiest way to do that.

  16. Comment on A secure operating system in ~tech

    lionirdeadman
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    Can I see the error? The error regarding the desktop file not being read properly isn't exactly easy to read. Although, I guess it's too late to reproduce by now..

    Can I see the error? The error regarding the desktop file not being read properly isn't exactly easy to read.

    Although, I guess it's too late to reproduce by now..

  17. Comment on Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR in ~comp

    lionirdeadman
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    Of course the community shouldn't die. I really think that the freenode people should move to Matrix.

    Of course the community shouldn't die. I really think that the freenode people should move to Matrix.

  18. Comment on A secure operating system in ~tech

    lionirdeadman
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    It recently had an update to fix if a library couldn't read desktop files properly. You should try again.

    It recently had an update to fix if a library couldn't read desktop files properly. You should try again.