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Cake day: Dec 23, 2020


Are you thinking of the Fairphone?

Don’t forget USB 3 instead of 2!

Yeah, this stands a chance at being a Linux phone I actually use. I don’t regret purchasing my PinePhone CE to tinker with, but it’s never been close to being good enough to be my daily driver. (Support for the original PinePhone will continue, so I could sell my original for cheap or even give it away to anyone who is interested to avoid waste.) The quick software demo in Martijn Braam’s video already looks enticing, particularly the performance of Firefox. I’ll be keeping a close eye on this as it gets in the hands of developers in the coming months.

Spyware could always run on Linux. People are celebrating this particular piece of spyware because installing it enables them to accomplish one of their goals, which is to play games online with strangers with limited cheating without booting up Windows. I don’t play these games so I won’t be in any hurry to install anti-cheat software, but I don’t blame anyone for doing it. It’s a compromise one can choose to make.

Of course, now that I’ve typed this I don’t think I’ve made any point that the other two responders haven’t, so…

It would be useful to a more security/privacy minded person though. There’s not much you can do to protect people from themselves.

A big chunk of those users probably don’t care or notice if they use google or bing- and they probably shouldn’t because it probably doesn’t matter. Also I think the number of “normies” still using Firefox is dwindling to nothing anyway.

This is true, but I think if Linux was designed today it would have a permissions model similar to something like Android from the start. Every app would need explicit permission to access data and hardware, etc.

Isn’t saying “hard to find an angle that wasn’t a ludicrous dead end.” is a little disingenuous?

I think the scope of that statement was limited to the analysis done by the GFI. In other words, he’s saying that there’s nothing in the GFI’s analysis that offers solutions to known dead ends and therefore it cannot be taken seriously, not that this is theoretically impossible.

I thought is was a little too perfect. Most AI generated text is pretty boring and has much fewer “laugh lines.”

I agree that encrypting a group chat beyond a small group of trusted individuals is pointless. It’s nice to have the option, though.


There’s a lot of dismissing of ivermectin as “horse medicine,” and some of that might be ignorance of its human applications. But a lot of it is also because people are buying ivermectin manufactured for horses in an apple-flavored paste form. I have family members who stocked up on it.

I got the cheapest possible configuration of the framework and it’s pretty great so far. I’m running Pop!OS on it right now, but I think I’m going to switch to OpenSUSE.

I don’t get it either. I don’t see even one point in favor of using Elementary OS.

Yeah, I did a quick look for likely packages to install for it, but didn’t find anything obvious.

Those options don’t seem to be present on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed.

Seems like a dubious proposition to me, though I’m far from an expert in that regard. Hopefully they use the money to pay developers to make rapid improvements and the commercial ambitions of the firm don’t pan out. ;)

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. …

This is true, if it’s truly a VC investment rather than simply an investment with an expectation of bringing a technology up to usable standards then it’s a little concerning. I admit, I have no idea if that is the case.

This device in particular I want to be more console-like. It boots straight into Steam big picture, not unlike a console.