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As a replacement for SMS with people you know and share phone number with though, it’s sufficient.


I accidentally just became a landlord. I was just given partial ownership of a rental property and I am not sure what to do, lol.



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RSS is a format for data (often served over HTTPS), not a protocol. I don’t really understand comparing a data format to a federated communication protocol.


I wish a violent death to this person and I advocate for anyone willing to carry it out.


What a question!

I dunno, I don’t have a plan. I’m just gonna grill.





You also can’t have a revolution, so it’s tedious discussion forums and horrible self-sucking memes from here on out


Cosigned. They are very bad, and every now and then I forget and buy the newest one thinking it will be some nostalgic fun only to be very disappointed.


Besides what SudoDnfDashY said, I’m sure it really depends on why you hate your country. Or put another way, how much your country hates you. I don’t like the United States, but I’m not in any danger here. I also don’t assume that any country I choose is going to be thrilled to have me.



I respect his decision, but I don’t understand it honestly. A lot of worrying about bad reviews? Or if it’s pulled from the play store, worry about losing users? Why is that even a concern? Oh well. If he doesn’t want to work on it anymore that’s all the justification he needs.


I had no idea this was in the works, but I’m very happy to hear it. I love Thunderbird.




One major reason for centralization was discoverability. It was more convenient to go to a single social media site where all the content was than to hunt for small blogs around the internet. Federation solves this problem by allowing sites to connect with one another and share content. This provides a user experience that’s comparable to centralized platforms without the need for everyone to use a single site.

I think this is way overly optimistic. Discovery is terrible on mastodon/pleroma compared to Twitter and it very likely always will be, especially if you’re not using a huge instance. You can share content, but good luck finding it.


And javascript is otherwise so lax! You like semicolons? Put as many of them as you want wherever you like! Or don’t.


That’s down to a lack of class consciousness, right? When you are blinded to class then all you have are these social grievances against a hegemonic liberal, and in the case of Twitter specifically, (D)emocratic, dogma. To these people, just annoying liberals is subversion. Just annoying liberals is enough to elect Donald Trump, and I’m pretty sure it will be enough to do far worse.


Something tells me that’s not going to work, but hey- somebody just got some clout from somewhere.


It will be interesting to watch this play out. I’ve heard people say that the board could be sued if they refuse the offer because they would be turning down a payout for investors. On the other hand, if we take Musk at face value and believe that his goal is to reduce censorship, I think the board could argue that less censorship = less advertising = less revenue long term.

As for me, whatever happens I hope it sucks enough to shake Twitter as an institution of elite discourse. I don’t expect that to happen, though.



Last I checked is still the recommended way to install the LetsEncrypt certbot, though these days I tend to have that happen within containers anyway.




Personally, you can never put enough sawdust in my treats. I fuggin love sawdust


Right control or right alt. I only use the left modifiers for some reason.


I think NewPipe is just reading the youtube.com website, and it’s not derived from the youtube app (like Vanced was) nor is it using any Youtube trademarks. It will probably be fine.

There’s speculation that google dropped the hammer on Vanced because they recently announced a Vanced NFT, but I I’m not sure about that. Maybe?


My thoughts summarized:

Spurdo "well, fug :D:D:D" meme

And I’ll echo some others, I’m pretty much in wait and see mode. Some of my assumptions about this situation have been wrong, but I don’t feel much closer to any truth.


The MS Teams android app has the pride branding/colors as a toggle in the settings, which I find kinda funny.



Any OS I use is not secure because I am very dangerous


But this is exactly what I do and that’s actually code from my private repo


To accomplish what? As others have said there are many games with self-hostable server software. I’m not aware of any that have any sort of federation going on between them though or what the use-case for that would be.


Hey man, if you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying.


Discovery, like with all fediverse software, probably isn’t going to be very robust if present at all.



I completely understand the urge to do so, but you shouldn’t assume that all of your detractors are dupes who have “been told” to hate whatever and simply accept that uncritically if what you’re after is a good faith discussion. That may be true for some people, but it’s not likely to be the whole story.


It’s only going to grow in the future, probably to the point where eventually Linux will become the main platform.

I would argue that the only reason we’re even having this conversation is that it seems like a possibility that Linux could become a mainstream gaming platform. Maybe not even likely, but possible- and that’s largely thanks to Valve pushing for platform independence and flexibility.

But yes, obviously there will be problems trying to play an enormous library of games made for Windows on Linux. I still wouldn’t recommend it to a friend building a gaming PC and I bet a large number of people who get a Deck will install Windows the moment they can’t play the new trendy thing. I wouldn’t blame them, I think people should use the software that enables them to accomplish what they want to do.


The JIngPad A1 seems to be coming close to release and several prototypes have been sent out. I have to say, it's looking pretty good! I have ordered one myself and I'd be happy to discuss it further when I get it. Contrary to the pinephone/pinetab, this device is targeting a wide audience of end users and not just enthusiasts and developers. It uses relatively high end components, but likely as a result it does not have mainline Linux kernel support. (yet?) Here's another look from TuxPhones: https://tuxphones.com/jingos-linux-tablet-review-part-1/ I seem to recall that some "le reddit sleuth" decided that this was a complete scam and that they had nothing but photoshopped iPads and many people decided that they were right. ("We did it, reddit!")