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  1. Comment on A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to Trump intercepted by law enforcement in ~news

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    I don't think such an act is necessarily done with the intent to directly kill the president, but rather as an intimidation. This reminds me of how mafias make death threats by sending bullets via...

    I don't think such an act is necessarily done with the intent to directly kill the president, but rather as an intimidation.

    This reminds me of how mafias make death threats by sending bullets via mail. But maybe I am just overthinking.

  2. Comment on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes are being shut down in ~tech

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    By 'launched' I mean released to the public.

    By 'launched' I mean released to the public.

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

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    The browser itself seems to be out of focus. Even without this quote from the article, it's been pretty clear from Mitchell Baker's message addressing recent layoffs and "product refocus".

    [...] this decision allows us to sharpen our focus on experiences like Mozilla VPN, Firefox Monitor, and Firefox Private Network.

    The browser itself seems to be out of focus. Even without this quote from the article, it's been pretty clear from Mitchell Baker's message addressing recent layoffs and "product refocus".

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes are being shut down in ~tech

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    What? Firefox Send launched in 2019.

    As Mozilla tightens and refines its product focus in 2020, today we are announcing the end of life for two legacy services [...]

    What? Firefox Send launched in 2019.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What sort of software do you want to see? in ~tech

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    I agree on the need of an open source TeamViewer replacement (something that doesn't require port forwarding). Imagine doing remote support and asking the user to port forward by changing router's...

    I agree on the need of an open source TeamViewer replacement (something that doesn't require port forwarding). Imagine doing remote support and asking the user to port forward by changing router's settings..

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Scientific American endorses Joe Biden: We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now in ~science

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    As a non-US citizen, I am glad someone's shared this article. When you're not following the US situation closely, it's nice to have a TL;DR about Trump's bad politics.

    As a non-US citizen, I am glad someone's shared this article. When you're not following the US situation closely, it's nice to have a TL;DR about Trump's bad politics.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Ask Tildes: I'm looking for (FOSS? Self-hosted?) photo manager software in ~comp

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    Have you looked into PhotoPrism? I am not sure how sharing works internally, but it seems to be a solid alternative.

    Have you looked into PhotoPrism? I am not sure how sharing works internally, but it seems to be a solid alternative.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on A desperate rescue: A father's heartbreaking attempt to save his family from a raging fire in ~news

  9. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    I prefer apt over dnf too, but I can't live with outdated software. I find Fedora to be the best balance between having bleeding edge software and stability.

    I prefer apt over dnf too, but I can't live with outdated software. I find Fedora to be the best balance between having bleeding edge software and stability.

  10. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    Out of curiosity: which distro would you have preferred over Fedora and why?

    Out of curiosity: which distro would you have preferred over Fedora and why?

  11. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    If you click on the links in that table, you will find out that the majority of those certifications are Pre-Installed only, which means stock Ubuntu images may not work at all. Canonical does not...

    Which, if you look at this table you can see is generally the stock distro image.

    If you click on the links in that table, you will find out that the majority of those certifications are Pre-Installed only, which means stock Ubuntu images may not work at all. Canonical does not distribute[1] OEM images, so you have to be lucky enough to be in a region where the system you want is sold by the OEM with Ubuntu preinstalled.

    Here's a relevant quote:

    The goal is to get all fixes that make these custom ISOs work into stock Ubuntu via the normal Ubuntu development cycle. Whether a fix makes it into the next Ubuntu release or two releases from now is entirely dependent on when that fix is finally created, where in the current release cycle we are and whether that fix breaks other things in the new development release. Thus, it can take a while, though many times the fixes DO land in the very next Ubuntu release.

    So if you buy a relatively recent Pre-Installed only-certified system which doesn't come with Ubuntu preinstalled (because it's not an option in your region) with the intent to install it by yourself, you will almost surely encounter hardware compatibility issues. In the worst case, you will have to wait 12 months before receiving the same fixes shipped with OEM images form day one.

    The partnership between Fedora and Lenovo is different because certification is not tied to OEM images: you can buy your certified system wherever you want and—if not preinstalled already—install Fedora knowing that it'll work without issues, because all the necessary patches are already upstreamed.

    I read the linked article, all of Schaller's blog post and a couple of different news items on Phoronix relating to this and I didn't see anything which says this is happening.

    I acknowledge this is something I thought to be true but actually hasn't been confirmed by Lenovo. However this comment and this answer by Mark Pearson (Lenovo's Senior Linux Software Engineer) makes me feel optimistic about customer support with regards to user installations—even of other distros.

    For those skeptical about the point in selling a laptop with Fedora preinstalled when users will probably just wipe & install it on their own, please consider this other comment from Mark, which says:

    [...] the Fedora pre-installed version that really helps both the Lenovo Linux team and Fedora as the sale will be counted as a Fedora system.

    [1] https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu-certification/+faq/2219

  12. Comment on Thoughts on user growth and product in ~comp

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    Is growth always aligned with users' interests? I mean, just look at what reddit has become. And it seems to be the path of all platforms subject to investments "from the outside".

    Is growth always aligned with users' interests? I mean, just look at what reddit has become. And it seems to be the path of all platforms subject to investments "from the outside".

    1 vote
  13. What do you think of LeetCode? Did anyone of you succeed thanks to it?

    I've come across this website recently, and I'm genuinely wondering if it's really that useful for passing interviews. For example, I think it can not replace a solid background in algorithms/data...

    I've come across this website recently, and I'm genuinely wondering if it's really that useful for passing interviews.

    For example, I think it can not replace a solid background in algorithms/data structures and maybe CS courses in general.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    I was already aware of (some) of the issues with Purism, but hey this read is enlightening, even more so because it's written by a Debian/Tor contributor.

    I was already aware of (some) of the issues with Purism, but hey this read is enlightening, even more so because it's written by a Debian/Tor contributor.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    Certification for an OS does not guarantee that you can download a vanilla image for that OS and expect it to work out of the box. In fact, that's often not the case, and you will have to stick to...

    Certification for an OS does not guarantee that you can download a vanilla image for that OS and expect it to work out of the box. In fact, that's often not the case, and you will have to stick to images modified by the vendor to include the missing (proprietary?) bits.

    The partnership between Fedora and Lenovo is different in that Lenovo guarantees that stock OS images downloaded from getfedora.org will work as intended, since they're upstreaming their work. Not to mention that customer support will even assist customers who have wiped/reinstalled Fedora on their own.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    I too don't use the preinstalled OS right away, but rather wipe and reinstall it. The cool thing here is Lenovo's commitment to collaborate directly with the Fedora community and to push hardware...

    I too don't use the preinstalled OS right away, but rather wipe and reinstall it.

    The cool thing here is Lenovo's commitment to collaborate directly with the Fedora community and to push hardware vendors to support Linux. From what I've heard, their plan is to upstream as much of their work as possible.

    2 votes
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  19. Comment on [SOLVED] Archiving a deceased loved one's Twitter timeline, including media in ~tech

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    Unfortunately it does have a limit of 3200 tweets. OP might have more luck with this other tool, however it requires signing up for a Twitter developer account, beside some command-line knowledge.

    Unfortunately it does have a limit of 3200 tweets.

    OP might have more luck with this other tool, however it requires signing up for a Twitter developer account, beside some command-line knowledge.

    2 votes