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It came out in 2002. In friggin 2002.
Why the hell did they have to take it down.
I may be wrong but I don’t think it brings them any revenue anymore, that’s just out of pettyness.


That’s an hard start for a new journey in their life. Hope them all the good.


I have to use cisco webex, and while the executable is not available for linux, I can say that the web interface is equally outright awful.

The audio system doesn’t work if you don’t have a microphone (at least on firefox, if the microphone permission is denied, you don’t get to hear anything).
The video disables itself randomly for bandwidth problems, when nor me nor others are having connection hiccups and then takes its sweet time to come back up.
There is no way to set the webcam as primary “panel” and sometimes the presenter uses it to share hand-written notes. Combined with the fact that half the time the presenter is also sharing their computer screen, the cam’s vibile area is so tiny the text is unreadable.

Finally, the mute button gives a false sense of security: the host of the session can force-enable them from their side.
This feature was highlighted in an incident I escalated with my course to the privacy office at my university.
A professor activated all the microphones and there was this girl crying her eyes off while arguing with her parents. I hope she never realised what happened, she was already too much shaken to handle being humiliated publicly.

I at least managed to find a workaround for the microphone: right after the audio transmission has started, if the microphone permission is removed, the stream halts for a second, then continues without any problems. The mic comes on, but after this trick it stays off as intended and no force-enable can do anything about it.


Then I’m thinking alike.
I took him as an example because he was the one who came up first in my mind, I mean no harm.
I think he’s only trying to provide talk material to the communities he moderates, as they seem pretty quiet.


I do that often as well, it’s just the timing was a bit hilarious.


Are you telepathic? I mean, you half-answered a question I was just asking xD


In my opinion that’s an honest take on the problem.
I mean, I’ve seen people link to posts from the same blog multiple times, like the Drew Devault one’s, and the subject was used for a normal discussion, whereas there are users like Laura here that judging from the past posts never really contributed, or did so just with 2 posts that people regarded as interesting, on a total of 100 downvoted below zero.

Then there are cases like SourceCode.
He does post a lot of entries from viva64 (which I admit I do not have simpathy for) and cppcast, but he also appears to have a couple of saved posts and moderates three communities.
While those blogs are a bit spammed for me, he also appears to be an active user, not just a spambot. What take would you get in cases like these?


Thanks for confirming. I don’t like the idea of banning people if they have a real interaction with someone else, but it just seemed a bot.
At least the first articles were readable, the last ones where even behind a login-wall.


I haven’t done extensive researches on this topic, apart from opening articles from different sites and comparing the content, but I’m pretty sure up to this point anything hydrogen-derived used as fuel doesn’t scale up well when comparing production/storage/transport costs to energy output.

While, if true, the fact that this powerpaste material is a giant leap forward for secure storage and transport, I’ve seen on a couple other sites that there’s still some concern regarding production.
Does the yelded energy surpass the amount of work spent while heating and simultaneously compressing the goo?

I have another doubt as well. If the paste needs water to react and produce energy, how much water is needed?
Like, would I need a 50 liters tank in an hypotetical goo-powered car to travel a significant distance? Or is the amount of required water so small that it justifies the affirmation made on usage for drones?

I really hope we can find an alternative to classic fuels, but I would like it to be better than the actual sources, not worse, for the environment.


This is unsettingly true. It still got a chuckle out of me but damn, that’s dark.


@AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml Is this user even a person?
The only interactions he/she/it has on lemmy is spamming this site every now and then.
No comments, nor replies, nor anything else.

edit: tagging @LauraNutt@lemmy.ml as well, I don’t mean to disrespect anyone and I felt I was “bypassing” the directly intended person.


I can’t guarantee anything, but maybe in a couple of months I’ll have time to look into it.


That’s unfortunate. Would it be possible to have a nojs alternative tag?
If not, it’s ok, I can still enable javascript or use alternative ways ('till now I’ve been using my bookmarks script to append url parameters when giving me the link)


Yup, I tried switching it on and off.
No matter what, if it’s on it works like a charm, if it’s off the link becomes becomes broken again.


Wouldn’t you know, you can’t check the code of the program that checks for bugs.
Ironic.


Invalid identifier url for federated users and communities
Hi there rodents, admins specifically this time, I don't know if what I'm going to question was intended to be this way, as the lemmy website ui is supposed to work with javascript enabled, or not. Just 10 minutes ago I read that the federation was enabled so I wanted to try it out. I found a post from [@dess_ds9](https://ds9.lemmy.ml/u/dess_ds9) and I tried to open its profile. The page opens without a beat, showing its profile, but If I try to click its identifier with javascript disabled, instead of loading https://ds9.lemmy.ml/u/dess_ds9 I'm redirected to https://lemmy.ml/https://ds9.lemmy.ml/u/dess_ds9 . The same happens with communities. I noticed this behaviour because I usually navigate the web with javascript disabled. Is it supposed to be this way? If it's not a bug, could it be made to work even without javascript? Thanks again for your work!

Congratulations!
It’s a whole new step forward!


It’s bragging about something in the most unbearable way possible.
I wonder what would happen if someone used another static analyzer to find a bug in PVS studio code. Probably not a nice conversation.

Also, the onlyoffice reply seems a little bit sarcastic, even though it might not be.


Well, from a satire POV, you know, it just works.
Though, I’m curious as well. I wonder what would happen if someone played it at some gaming convention when he’s there.


Well, it seems you found a solution to our problems, though I would have liked to see something working in traditional vpns as well!

I waited for a bunch of more tech savy friends to come online and then we started thinkering.
We all had our problems at first, not because of zerotier but because of our system configs.

I, for example had to add broadcast and multicast input rules in iptables (I perfer having iptables block what is not used), then I had to add those routes to the virtual nic. The latter was more of a pain to discover, but fortunately tcpdump helped me find out when packets were travelling or not.

iptables rules to allow incoming broadcast and multicast on a specific interface

iptables -A INPUT -i <interface> -m pkttype --pkt-type broadcast -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -i <interface> -m pkttype --pkt-type multicast -j ACCEPT

routing rules

ip route add 224.0.0.0/4 dev <interface>
ip route add 255.255.255.255/32 dev <interface>

Some of the others had some technical difficulties with the windows network settings: the “fix” which is discussed in the zerotier knowledge base was making their zerotier nic go bonkers.
It turns out, for some unknown reason, windows was deleting the netmask after the priority was raised for the nic. They just put it back in place.

Now, since both broadcast and multicast work (tried with tcpdump and multiple games), we tried installing nitroshare to share files as initially wanted and it worked like a charm!


Friends, networks and file shenanigans, or what should I use to transfer files on request between pcs when broadcast is not an option?
Hi there rodents, I might need your help here to find something which seems to be as rare as a diamond. Let me explain: today me and my friends decided we finally needed to setup a vpn to play lan games, expose services like synchronized film streaming etcetera. As per my advice, since low latency and ease of use are a must, we settled on wireguard. After the vpn was on, we realized some games could not be played due to them strictly using broadcast to do participants discovery/connection. A shame, but we'll just play something else. Then someone proposed we search a solution to ease the pain we have in sharing files. Since half my friends have a slow internet connection, uploading to a server and then downloading back would require too much time, so we opted for direct transfer programs. alternativeto.net proposed programs as lanXshare, dukto R6, nitroshare, all of which unfortunately make use of broadcast to find peers on the network. As already discovered, broadcast doesn't work in the vpn, so we have no idea what software we could use that doesn't connect to the cloud, nor forces us to have a share service on the server which hosts the wireguard central node. I would like to avoid using ssh or ftp on everyone pc as well, since the majority of them uses windows and only have basic computer skills. Does anyone have a program or even a tip which could help? Thanks in advance!

Friends, networks and file shenanigans, or what should I use to transfer files on request between pcs when broadcast is not an option?
Hi there rodents, I might need your help here to find something which seems to be as rare as a diamond. Let me explain: today me and my friends decided we finally needed to setup a vpn to play lan games, expose services like synchronized film streaming etcetera. As per my advice, since low latency and ease of use are a must, we settled on wireguard. After the vpn was on, we realized some games could not be played due to them strictly using broadcast to do participants discovery/connection. A shame, but we'll just play something else. Then someone proposed we search a solution to ease the pain we have in sharing files. Since half my friends have a slow internet connection, uploading to a server and then downloading back would require too much time, so we opted for direct transfer programs. alternativeto.net proposed programs as lanXshare, dukto R6, nitroshare, all of which unfortunately make use of broadcast to find peers on the network. As already discovered, broadcast doesn't work in the vpn, so we have no idea what software we could use that doesn't connect to the cloud, nor forces us to have a share service on the server which hosts the wireguard central node. I would like to avoid using ssh or ftp on everyone pc as well, since the majority of them uses windows and only have basic computer skills. Does anyone have a program or even a tip which could help? Thanks in advance!

[invidious](https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=Ii-fQ-4Fikc) edit: forgot to include the invidious link, sorry.

[Band background on wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beware_of_Darkness_(band)) The album "Sanctuary Season" has four tracks: - [Present, Past, Future](https://youtu.be/8JAjQFxf_8s) | [invidious](https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=8JAjQFxf_8s) - [Medusa](https://youtu.be/kZqnkFFtOqg) | [invidious](https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=kZqnkFFtOqg) - [A Stranger Saved My Life](https://youtu.be/tii8ERZMK1s) | [invidious](https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=tii8ERZMK1s) - [Beloved](https://youtu.be/vBoCgyIjtTA) | [invidious](https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=vBoCgyIjtTA)
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Cacciatori di draghi | Dragon hunters | Chasseurs de dragons
When I was a kid I happened to watch a random episode of dragon hunters and I remember falling in love with it, following every next episode with great interest. [Cacciatori di draghi su wikipedia](https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacciatori_di_draghi) [Dragon hunters on wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Hunters) [Chasseurs de dragons sur wikipedia](https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chasseurs_de_dragons_(s%C3%A9rie_t%C3%A9l%C3%A9vis%C3%A9e_d%27animation)) Recently, my interest for the series was resurrected in a conversation with a friend and I've since been trying to get my hands on it. What a shame that it's impossible to find. Well, almost. First of all, I tried crawling the tv channel archives (it was transmitted on rai gulp in italy, so I went to www.raiplay.it), but the site didn't even acknowledge its existence. Then I tried looking for a dvd reseller, on amazon, on ebay, anywhere. The closest thing I found was the dvd of the film (not what I'm interested in) which also happens to be marked as "not available". Not even streaming sites know of it apparently, and the only youtube episodes were DMCA'd into oblivion. In the end I settled with torrent, which only helped partially though (aka beggars can't be choosers, not too much at least). After peeking into demonoid, ilcorsaronero, limetorrents and piratebay, I found only one working magnet for the first season of the tv series, dubbed in english. [Here's the magnet url](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:d4a9e618f21f7cf9e8146402587fd5cc0125c862&dn=Dragon%20Hunters%20%282004%29%20Complete%20Series%20%28TVRip%29&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2F9.rarbg.me%3A2850%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2F9.rarbg.to%3A2920%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.leechers-paradise.org%3A6969%2Fannounce), in case someone else becomes nostalgic as well. I know for sure that I'll keep searching for an italian version, since the dub was fantastic, but for the moment I guess I'm satisfied.

Last year I deleted spotify, only to realise I didn't save all the names of the songs I listened. Completely out of the blue, I just remembered this one which I think is one of the best tracks from Röyksopp. [Röyksopp background](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6yksopp) [Alternative link to listen on invidious](https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=pVLuPqM2eQo)

Handing of requests about non-existing communities and users
Hi again rodents, I don't know if this was already answered; seems like it hasn't been asked here on lemmy, but due to slow internet I can't properly check on github right now. I tried manually pointing to a community but I got the name wrong and the request hung for many seconds (up to 30-40 seconds, I think), before giving me back a 504 Gateway timeout. At first I tought it was due to my connection, but then I tried querying with the right name, and the initial response was way faster than before. I tried again with another community. Same behaviour. Oddly enough, the behaviour follows when trying with usernames. I loaded the Deep Space 9 instance and did the same magick trick. I again got the same behaviour. Is it how lemmy is supposed to handle an inexistent entity or is it a non-implemented feature (or a bug, idk) ?

What's your stance on non-english posts in international communities?
Hi rodents, since two weeks at max I started seeing new people posting on international communities (aka communities not strictly linked to a language or nation) in other languages than english. While I'm ok with seeing multiple languages in the main page, I personally think it's not so ok to post not in english in communities like c/asklemmy, c/technology or others. I'm not expecting to understand anything when snooping in c/espanol or c/hispagatos because they are not international communities, in the sense that they chose to specifically target spanish-speaking people and It's completely understandable. It is their choice and that must be respected. The same could be said if anyone wandered in c/italy and tried to understand the couple of posts in there, without knowing a word of italian. Still, when I came across the new posts made by a newly subscribed rodent, written in persian (I think that's the language, another user said it was persian, I'm not sure), I must admit I felt they were out of place because only a handful of people might be able to understand them without a translator. From what I saw, other people downvoted them, probably for the same reason. I'm conflicted because on one hand I'm all for niches, foreign cultures, local communities and so on, but on the other hand I'm also in favour of internationalization and since english was chosen for us for quite some years now, I feel in those communities we should try to stick to it, for the sake of understandability. Am I too strict about this? After all, no rules were put in place to say something about this. Maybe I just need to shut up and use a translator, I don't know. What is your opinion on the matter?

File encryption
Hi, I would like to encrypt some files I have on my pcs. The intention is to encrypt backup otp codes, curriculums, purchases; personal documents in general. The content should add up to just a handful of MBs. My current setup is made of a sync node which leverages nextcloud webdav access, my phone and my workstation. Ideally, I would like to be able to have the files encrypted on every storage, and then be able to decrypt them just for their use. Something like a virtual file system would be fantastic. I've read about pgp, but I'm not 100% sure it is the best solution. Are there any "universally" accepted alternatives? If pgp is the right way to go, how should I manage access to the files? Should I use a keypair for every end-device and encrypt the files with both pubkeys or not? Pardon me for all these questions, but I'm a bit confused.

Torbrowser on wayland
This is just a curiosity: does anyone here run torbrowser in a wayland environment? I tried multiple times but I just can't get it to work. Specifying env variables to make it use the xorg-wayland adapter doesn't work. If someone has succeeded, would he/she be so gentle to share his/her solution? For informations, I run archlinux with the mainline kernel and sway as my desktop.