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If you care about privacy then you should consider not to install too many add-ons which can create a unique browser fingerprint. If ad-blocking and no tracking is the reason that you want add-ons, then Bromite browser might be good for you (By the way, I do not find Firefox Fennec slow, and actually nice to use). Can be installed via F-Droid, no need for Google “rootkit” Playstore :)


Arch Linux offers a lot of packages, and on top of that has AUR, where you could even add your own preferred software if you would want to (Some time ago a friend of mine could pretty quickly add some software to AUR that he wanted to show me). Some people think that servers should only run well testing and solid software but for example NixOS is also a rolling distribution and still people run it on servers. Fedora has cutting edge software, still people use it on servers, and I will not be surprised if some people do run the rolling openSUSE Tumbleweed release on servers as well. One advantage is that you can choose from more recent software, and maybe this can also make a nice software testing platform for those who need to test software for themselves or for work.


Not specifically linux humor but hopefully not too off topic here :-) …

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On Android, via F-Droid there is various Firefox options like Fennec, and you can even replace the build in Android Web View with Bromite : https://www.bromite.org -> SystemWebView

I like Lightning and Privacy Browser, though I almost only browse on my desktop browser not on mobile. The latter browser (PB) uses SystemWebView but will switch to Private WebView from version 4.x I always assumed Lightning was build from scratch but maybe it does use SWV as well.


Hetzner has something that several other hosting providers do not have, an “official” way to install Arch Linux https://docs.hetzner.com/robot/dedicated-server/operating-systems/standard-images/ This is relatively new, a friend pointed me to this some time ago. Previously you could still install it in a custom way yourself, for example : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:PMay/Hetzner_step_by_step



Ghost commander does support unzip. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.ghostsq.commander/ (And as a last resort you can use “adb shell” for zip, unzip and tar on the command line)


In my opinion Amazon deserves a boycott, anywhere and anytime. Shame that Signal uses AWS. Hetzner, mentioned in another comment, provides great price/quality hosting.





oh, Lagrange looks great !


Nice list. btw. After scrolling through noticed that QTodoTxt url gives an error. Perhaps there were some v1 -> v2 changes ? https://github.com/QTodoTxt/QTodoTxt2 And the Postmill url asks for a Gitlab login. These do load fine : https://gitlab.com/postmill/Postmill https://postmill.xyz/


I’ve read a few months ago that voice calls via Conversations IM are E2EE. Alas forgot where I read that. Anyone ?


Pihole let’s you configure which DNS servers you want to use. After that you only need to configure your computer, phone etc. to use the Pihole as gateway and DNS server, after which the Pihole will perform the DNS lookups. https://docs.pi-hole.net/guides/dns/upstream-dns-providers/


You are using Briar. If you find privacy very important then Briar is a very good choice. Signal is not such a great choice, see for example here : https://lemmy.ml/post/55595 And there is more against Signal : https://lemmy.ml/search/q/signal/type/All/sort/TopAll/page/1


Just checking : https://threema.ch/en/faq/source_code Yes, to ensure full transparency, the Threema apps are open source. Thanks to reproducible builds, there’s also a way to verify that the published code (of the Android app, for the time being) actually corresponds to the apps available for download in the app stores.


There were very little users and content, therefore I pulled the plug of my NL lemmy instance. The other NL Lemmy is still there, with more users and content, though currently giving an error : https://lemmy.zaggy.nl/


Not sure what happened there. After some searching I found this : https://mikesplaces.site/ https://photog.social/@mpmilestogo HTH


What is your budget ? There is Fairphone 3 and Volla, which both can run LineageOS and Ubuntu Touch (And Volla can run SailfishOS). https://volla.online/ https://www.fairphone.com/en/ https://ubports.com/devices/promoted-devices You might prefer LineageOS but just mentioning Ubuntu Touch just in case. Ubuntu Touch might not be your cup of tea, especially if you want to use all kind of Androids apps, but it comes with different developers (LineageOS development per phone is sometimes pretty uncertain, I’ve had phones where LineageOS development for dropped) and community.



e-phone vs volla question

E foundation sells /e/-GS290 as their cheapest pre installed phone. If I search in the LineageOS wiki or the MicroG downloads I cannot find a download for that, even though the LineageOS stats page for amount of known installs is there. The Volla phone appears also to be a GigaSet phone, but more ex…


Privacy question Twitch

Hi all, in these covid-19 crisis times I would like to support some streamers on Twitch by following and sub-ing, but Twitch does ask for a birthday (besides email address) with sign up. I did some searching and it is not clear to me what happens when I would fill in a well known 1st of January 1970…


Privacy question Twitch

Hi all, in these covid-19 crisis times I would like to support some streamers on Twitch by following and sub-ing, but Twitch does ask for a birthday (besides email address) with sign up. I did some searching and it is not clear to me what happens when I would fill in a well known 1st of January 1970…

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Upside Down Chess variant on Lichess

Lichess had an upside down chess tournament. It was very much fun to watch. Several GMs joined and were streaming. GM Anish Giri streaming upside down chess : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jxu_9eaUz4