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  1. Comment on What do you self host? in ~comp

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    Well I wouldn't mind doing that but I also have a bit of a thing for it being with a good company for privacy (so in Sweden Bahnhof was one idea), the other is using it as a place to save...

    Well I wouldn't mind doing that but I also have a bit of a thing for it being with a good company for privacy (so in Sweden Bahnhof was one idea), the other is using it as a place to save workfiles and the cost quickly goes way up there. In comparison I already have available tech to set up my own in my own house, with more than enough available diskspace etc.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What do you self host? in ~comp

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    I really really want to get in to self-hosting the downside is things like getting past my own router and similar smaller technical issues that are beyond me. The rest is easy but that part is...

    I really really want to get in to self-hosting the downside is things like getting past my own router and similar smaller technical issues that are beyond me. The rest is easy but that part is just too damn tricky.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Linux Mint 20 Blocks And Removes Snap Citing Backdoor To Canonicals SnapCraft Store in ~comp

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    Read it too - but also listened to and talked to Canonical people

    Read it too - but also listened to and talked to Canonical people

  4. Comment on Linux Mint 20 Blocks And Removes Snap Citing Backdoor To Canonicals SnapCraft Store in ~comp

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    The reason though is fairly well stated in the article: packaging chromium is a PITA for any distro that also maintains LTS versions as well as point releases. Since Mint blocks snapd from being...

    The reason though is fairly well stated in the article: packaging chromium is a PITA for any distro that also maintains LTS versions as well as point releases.
    Since Mint blocks snapd from being installed at all this can be remedied by removing /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref then do an update and install snapd.

    What is relevant here is that only Canonical pushes snap-packages while the rest of world doesn't.

  5. Comment on Confessions of a Dumb Person in ~talk

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    No not really. I've met people who DIDN'T survive very long, because they had a good idea that wasn't but... Doesn't sound like you're very dumb at all just forgetful, and sometimes a bit...

    Have you ever met someone and said to yourself "idk how they've survived for this long"

    No not really. I've met people who DIDN'T survive very long, because they had a good idea that wasn't but...
    Doesn't sound like you're very dumb at all just forgetful, and sometimes a bit unfocused on things you don't care much about, or the routine actions of life sort of happen without consideration. Plus too trusting.

    Head in the clouds? Fairy-kissed? A childlike charm?

    A friend of mine whos very intelligent and sharp - doesn't buy expensive phones any more because he will just keep losing them. His job have stopped handing keys over to him because he keeps just putting them aside when he loses focus and then leaves them wherever since the routine action is something he doesn't bother to memorize.

    I mean I don't want to steal your thing here - but I wouldn't call it "dumb".

    1 vote
  6. Comment on For how long have you held your current political beliefs/positions/opinions, what opinions did you use to have before and why did you previously hold said opinions? in ~talk

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    I'm in my 40's, when I was a kid I don't think I was very politically motivated (my parents where careful to not push any political stand point on us to the point that I kinda missed a lot of...

    I'm in my 40's, when I was a kid I don't think I was very politically motivated (my parents where careful to not push any political stand point on us to the point that I kinda missed a lot of early 80's tropes from my countrys kids shows) - but I was oddly extremely class conscious. Class was something that was relevant and real, but I don't think I got the specific 'isms that much.
    Which was common where I grew up (a working class / cultural middle class area). The main conflict was between "snobby kids who listen to electronic music" and "us who listen to metal".

    But I guess my parents ideologies rubbed off pretty much so when I was a teenager I shared their sensibilities about stuff. They landed somewhere in "way too libertarian for the Marxist-Leninist, way too revolutionary left for everyone else" (they met during the FNL demonstrations, it was the times) - but I was mostly "lefty in general" I guess.
    Then I moved a couple of times growing up - and then in my early 20's I went to the anti-EU demonstrations here and the police radicalized me way more than anything else which oddly landed me smack dab in my dads political opinions which was fun. Truncheons and shields and dogs and horse rushes and gunshots really puts an edge to any ideology.

    After that I tried to find some footing in the libertarian socialists but never really had the head for it. I understand it just fine I just felt more and more alienated from the groups available (I am still a member of the anarcho-syndicalist union though) and.... I want to say "from the ideological constraints" but that feel sort of false. More like "the focus on words and banners" if that makes any sense. Plus the idea of belonging never felt appealing to me (I have never gone looking for ideologies to agree with or groups to join). So perversely enough I kept sliding back to a less ML version of my dads political opinions (a sort of anti-state, Marx-brothers-more-than-Karl style of political view point but in his case with some odd bits like a The Green Book by Khadaffi and some arms smuggling involved).

    I have a dislike for wordy political things. Not that I think they are meaningless but not as meaningful as they are presented either. Lately this has kinda bummed me out a bit more - the focus on terms and terminology regarding identity is such an internet-text-based-concept and an academical bent to define others based on whether "they know the code or not". At the same time I obviously get WHY these new words and things pop up and think personal allowance to be who you are is obviously critical but when it more or less just alienates people who's only crime is not knowing the academic code words, it rubs me the wrong way.

    So basically no change. I still have a lot of opinions on core things, I dislike and tbh fear authority, my main motivations are fairly easily summed up. Generally lefty. Generally anarchist. Likes guns.
    (last I did one of those tests I got in the bottom left corner)

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale in ~health.coronavirus

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    First off a correction: our "minimum wage" system is based off of the perpetual conflict between worker union and employer union. So we can't have a minimum wage since that would destroy that...

    First off a correction: our "minimum wage" system is based off of the perpetual conflict between worker union and employer union. So we can't have a minimum wage since that would destroy that system (which creates a problem with the EU btw). Our society is constructed around that and many similar conflicts that arouse around 1917 and a way to handle that conflict.

    But "utopia" is a scary and dangerous proposition for any society to be told.
    Racism, sexism, homophobia etc still exists. Antiziganism is common. The police is a similar issue (baseball-gang in the 80's was the last actually direct example of a sub group within the police). Racial profiling is a thing. The defunding of our shared society is another issue. Since the 90's ideologically driven sales of public property and a focus on privatization have made our entire social security system about as stable as a marangue in a cupboard.
    Currently libraries are slowly becoming backup for social services and slowly collapse under the weight.
    Our system is slowly being defunded and crumbles under the weight of our EU membership. Leaving it would be worse though since our entire economy, unlike Norway and Finland, is trade connected in total. Our economy relies on a combination of diplomacy and trade. As we voted to be a part of only the trade union the slide toward the economic union and social/political union makes the conflict with the EU even worse day by day.

    Our core system of identification is handled by a foreign company through a proprietary solution. Without that our society collapses as our entire system of self-identification is based around that. Since politicians have an easier time to oversimplify technical issues this is often passed by.

    During the Covid crisis the government set up a system to be able override smaller local government areas to be able to set up "disaster relief" a complete break from the idea that the state should have as little control as possible (which is why you really can't do the quarantine thing here btw).

    Another issue is our self-view of being disassociated from things like racism and slavery. My generation grew up learning about slavery and colonialism as wholly US behavior (the conflict with the US was a big thing at the time) The fact that we profited immensely from colonialism and slavery is somehow forgotten. Sure technically we banned it early, BUT we also allowed "handling slaves". If you go to Ghana etc you can still see our forts where we "handled slaves" for others who owned them for a nice little fee.
    Our way of handling issues is very much "if we can't see it, we don't care" meaning we can allow horrible abuse of human rights as long as its far away.

    All this is often countered by people here saying "oooooh its wonderful here, read this article about what a utopia this is!" - THAT is the core issue. The idea that bad things can't be complained about unless you're at the very very bottom of a scale of issues.
    I don't believe in utopias as a theoretic ideal OR used as a casual rhetorical stance because it cripples the work to improve a society.

    We have issues, maybe some things are better than say the UK. The UK have issues but maybe some things are better than say the US. The US have issues but maybe some things are better than say Hungary. Hungary have issues but maybe some things are better than say Iran. Etc etc etc until no one gets to complain and try to improve because they are all utopias in comparison with everything else until we all reach say Norther Warlord controlled, total market-liberterian-nightwatchman-society of Northern Rural Somalia.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Confessions of a Dumb Person in ~talk

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    Ok so I'm kinda interested here - I've met, known and worked with people who described themselves as "not the smartest" which in some cases where absolutely true. Ranging from people with brain...

    Ok so I'm kinda interested here - I've met, known and worked with people who described themselves as "not the smartest" which in some cases where absolutely true. Ranging from people with brain damage from past jobs, to former addicts, and to people who where just a tad slower than everyone around them.

    But "dumb thing"? How do you define that? How do you "self diagnose"? Like do you KNOW less than others, is there a past IQ test or school score? You say "a dumb thing" - what IS a dumb thing?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale in ~health.coronavirus

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    Oh I ment "collapsist" - basically "Everything is going to shit - hint it wouldn't if we elected some more strong-men politicians instead - here's a set of candidates" (although that part I don't...

    Oh I ment "collapsist" - basically "Everything is going to shit - hint it wouldn't if we elected some more strong-men politicians instead - here's a set of candidates" (although that part I don't know, but he sure does repost their talking points to a T)

    News about Sweden... well basically its pretty much like everywhere else, our death rates are slightly higher and the issue is if that is justified by other factors and if not what should be done instead. Our numbers are going down it seems, but its still too early to tell.
    Reading the news is like getting slapped by two different people on two different cheeks and not knowing why. One day WHO hates us, the other WHO agrees with us. One day its we're all gonna die, the other is we're all gonna die because the lawchanges needed for quarantines would destroy 130 years of progress.

    The hospitals are back to well below 'red' in possible support now, the extra wings constructed are being packed away. So as long as there is no insane peak up ahead things can chug along as long as we don't break guidelines (Wash your hands, minimize contact, no large crowds, stay 6ft apart if possible, be extra careful around people in the risk groups).

    The future will be complex. The guess is that our numbers raised quickly because of misses in the care for the elderly homes. When the disease got there it spread like wildfire. Since at a certain age and ailments you don't get the same care for diseases as when you're younger, death tolls rose.
    BUT if thats the whole story no one knows.
    Will the political fallout be that our entire set of baselaws shift to one where quarantines can be established like in Norway and who would drive that through? Already we've pushed through one change that will have effects in the future. Will our country try to centralize its decision process out of the hands of county's and communes? What will that do to the fundaments of our democratic system? Will the militarys ban from participating in civilian affairs lift? To what cost? etc etc

    But that will be for the future. Personally I follow the FHM guidelines as best I can, and I guess that goes for most of us here.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale in ~health.coronavirus

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    Just to have that said - that user is fairly known to cherry pick the shit out of things and seem to be of the collapsist movement here. That doesn't make the links less relevant - but remember...

    Just to have that said - that user is fairly known to cherry pick the shit out of things and seem to be of the collapsist movement here.

    That doesn't make the links less relevant - but remember that cherry picking is going down hard there.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale in ~health.coronavirus

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    Yeah... I mean in a way the internet helps. Or rather the closer personal connections on the internet helps. The ones where you can go "Oh its basically the same people there as here, and the...

    Yeah... I mean in a way the internet helps. Or rather the closer personal connections on the internet helps. The ones where you can go "Oh its basically the same people there as here, and the society is basically sort of the same as elsewhere." so you can separate society, people and government from each other and the prejudice surrounding it.

    (My dad held until his dying day that people from the US where fat, lazy, inherently racist, violent morons - having to yet another time explain that "no dad, I know several people from the US and they are basically just like us" was kinda frustrating)

    Plus its annoying how connected we still feel to our nation-state sense of self-worth? I mean I don't care, or wish I didn't, when people make up something about my home like "everyone is dying of corona there! Its a panic" but I still kinda do.
    The only thing I like is how Swedes react when people abroad smacktalk say Norway or Finland. Its like watching an annoying sibling get punched by someone else. People freak out in anger. (there was an article years and years ago about Norway, saying more or less the same shit we say about Norway. But it was a German magazine. The comments on the article was Swedes going "well screw you deutsche! We'll leave the EU if you don't like it you European asshat!" - the fact that it was something that could have been in a Swedish article was besides the point: we get to hate on Norway, not someone else!)

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Dear user in ~tech

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    Thats a very good point. (should have filled up with more exact info and context etc too tbh... )

    Thats a very good point.

    (should have filled up with more exact info and context etc too tbh... )

    1 vote
  13. Comment on How to deal with a racist past: A Bristol pub leads the way in ~misc

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    Ok what I loved about this is the ease with which someone can look up at their pub and go "yeah that IS pretty racist and needs fixing" and then instead of doing this whole drama about it, they...

    A pub named after 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston has covered over its sign amid plans for a name change.
    The Colston Arms in Kingsdown, Bristol, has hung up a temporary banner calling it "Ye olde Pubby Mcdrunkface" and asked people to suggest new names.
    The sign outside the pub reads "We are listening. Black Lives Matter."

    "It's not me that's keen to make the name change, I just want to make sure the debate happens," he said. "The point I'm making is that it's not my voice that needs to be heard. I'm a white middle aged man, it's the people, the community around Bristol."

    Ok what I loved about this is the ease with which someone can look up at their pub and go "yeah that IS pretty racist and needs fixing" and then instead of doing this whole drama about it, they just print out a banner and have some fun with it. Letting the separation from a racist past be about renewal and positivity instead of a conflict between those who acknowledge that past, and those who pretend it doesn't matter.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What, if anything, did you do for Pride Month this year? in ~lgbt

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    I'm there already in my heart. :)

    I'm there already in my heart. :)

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Dear user in ~tech

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    So ok, "hi" I wrote that post part of a challenge by Drew DeVault and partly because I was burned out, again, and another set of devs where burned out and just disappeared connected to the same...

    So ok, "hi"

    I wrote that post part of a challenge by Drew DeVault and partly because I was burned out, again, and another set of devs where burned out and just disappeared connected to the same project as me.
    At the same time people on Mastodon (I have never been connected to Mastodon btw so that isn't part of it) where explaining to me that we where ableist for not being able to do testing for people who are differently abled (we had to wing it in the project I'm connected to because we wanted it but had no ability to test it properly) and that I and others involved was quite literally "a shit" for not being able to afford complete testing of those issues.
    AND that it was ableist saying "I don't have time, can't you help do it" if they didn't have the skillset to do it. They also claimed it was ableist asking for proper bug reports since they already wrote what they wanted there and couldn't I write the bug report for them? (Hence the jab at "ableist" that was being flung around Mastodon at that time like a rock at anyone standing up. I since quit Mastodon btw because the people I agreed with where using arguments and tactics I hated and the people I absolutely did not agree with where pretending that this was an argument in itself)

    That combined with the Google/Facebook effect where people are used to being treated as "valued customers" by free services - because they forget Google and Facebook rake in cash from their info. Which we obviously don't.

    They always claimed they would quit using it if we didn't hop to it and I always wondered secretly why they thought I cared.

    So I got angry and decided I was going to write off my frustration and hope it would fall into the cracks of the internet - which is why its pretty ehm ... dramaesque?


    Sidenote: After my first burn out years ago I quit my job that sponsored my work on this thing and did it on my free time (which I then had a lot of) because I couldn't in good conscience take cash that could go to someone who wasn't burned out. So when this was written was years after I stopped getting paid for doing it. I had worked four years, day and night, basically around the clock at times with this thing and in the end my brain couldn't handle it and I'm still paying the price for that (agoraphobia, panic attacks, night terrors and depression) but its slowly getting better. Upshot is that in the project/community I am connected to (still) more people talked a tad more openly about emotional and mental health.

    So while the project/community want more people in it - there is zero worth in someone just using it. Its good that people like it, but its not some sort of magical contribution.

    EDIT: the vast majority of contributors (around 99%) to the project/community I am in, do not get paid. Those who do are those sponsored by different companies to do so, sponsorships they themselves organize and get.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Canonical enables Linux desktop app support with Flutter in ~tech

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    For those wondering apparently you can turn off google analytics collection at first run

    For those wondering apparently you can turn off google analytics collection at first run

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale in ~health.coronavirus

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    Tbh as a Swede I would love it if the world forgot us a bit. Actually mostly I would love it if the US forgot about us as we seem to be dumped in the divide between the two established US...

    Tbh as a Swede I would love it if the world forgot us a bit. Actually mostly I would love it if the US forgot about us as we seem to be dumped in the divide between the two established US political parties.

    We're either pooping gold and rainbows or there's sharia law and rapes everywhere and lately we are all dying. Etc etc etc. It's nice when people tell you "Oh I would love to be in Sweden" but then you realize they are having these insane expectations and you spend your time trying to temper them. Then you get told that you live in neighbourhood that is a "no-go zone" where the police don't go for fear of something - and you try to explain that "no its a middle class area with hippies and artsy people".
    Its a bit like being in an abusive relationship with the entire world.

    Having the US president consider your entire society a baseball bat in what he thinks counts as "debate" is even stranger.

    11 votes
  18. Comment on What, if anything, did you do for Pride Month this year? in ~lgbt

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    OK I was just going to say "wait why is it in February" (not in the US either but our pride parades etc happens during the same month as in the US (usually, not this year obviously)). Now I feel...

    OK I was just going to say "wait why is it in February" (not in the US either but our pride parades etc happens during the same month as in the US (usually, not this year obviously)). Now I feel kinda thick for forgetting about the entire Southern Hemisphere. :D

    Winterpride seems sort of ... well it would be interesting.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale in ~health.coronavirus

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    Time will tell.

    Time will tell.

    3 votes