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As a general rule, try not to post side profiles of keys on the internet. It makes it very easy for someone to create dummy keys that can unlock your stuff.


I’d say if:

  • you don’t have the opportunity to work for it (stealing is the only option)
  • you aren’t stealing from a small business or market.
  • you’re stealing food based on nutrition, not something high end for better taste

then you’re completely ethically sound in my mind if you choose to steal.


Anything the IRS comes up with to exploit Monero will probably end up getting fixed by the community in a matter of days. I’m sure they know that too, so something tells me they won’t invest too much money into cracking it.


People complain when I tell them I’m not a huge fan of the MIT license. This is why. Its not that I don’t like MIT licensed software, but it makes it easy for stuff like this to happen.



The fact that they recommend several proprietary programs, as well as Signal and a Zoom owned project. I’d understand compromising on Signal since its easy to use, but how could a service geared towards hardcore privacy enthusiast promote proprietary software.


Introducing Bubble, a free and open source, self hosted BitcoinCash based store system!
Bubble is a completely open source, self hosted, BitcoinCash based, digital content store. That's quite the mouthful, but as far as I know, its one of the very few programs of its kind. When I wanted a platform that would allow me to sell digital content without violating my user's privacy, I couldn't find a solution that fit my needs. That's why I created Bubble! Below are some screenshots so you can visualize the process a bit better. [Main store interface screenshot](https://preview.redd.it/auwl2cd3lgr61.png?width=1089&format=png&auto=webp&s=b2c6a98c1dc844525726c8511d4f4f918251a8ce) [Payment interface screenshot](https://preview.redd.it/znohwed3lgr61.png?width=1767&format=png&auto=webp&s=8ef67da99c3531db8978fa3976de564dc73b1dac) ​ As a content creator, Bubble allows you to enter your products into an easy to understand database, as shown in this screenshot. [Product database screenshot](https://preview.redd.it/7rl0ki8qlgr61.png?width=1562&format=png&auto=webp&s=234f71d169c3afc2cf83abb07236a105f4e3a95f) This is the one and only place you have to enter your product information. Using this database, the system will automatically generate the layout on the main store page, as well as all of the payment information. That isn't to say Bubble isn't customizable though. Using the configuration file you can specify everything from the color of the background gradient to whether you'd like to show a "BitcoinCash accepted here" message on the front page of your store. Here is a screenshot of a portion the configuration file. [Configuration file screenshot](https://preview.redd.it/q7m90g07mgr61.png?width=1565&format=png&auto=webp&s=671f30657cc8c3d61360f26e8aa57b30e7a10821) As a single person developer, I've put a lot of effort into Bubble, and I'm really proud of these features: - Open Source - Bubble and all of it's dependencies are completely open source, allowing you to study and audit the code yourself. - Self Hosted - Bubble doesn't require you use any third party services. - Everything you need to automatically accept payments is hosted on your own server! - Private - Bubble is designed to be as privacy respecting as possible for users - Modern - Bubble is designed in a clean and modern aesthetic. - Mobile Friendly - Bubble is designed to be visually appealing on both large desktop screens, and small mobile devices. - JavaScript Free - Bubble doesn't require JavaScript and is fully functional without it. - Well Documented - All of the source code for Bubble is well documented and easy to understand. - Lightweight - Bubble doesn't contain bulky raster images or other elements that could slow down web-page loading. Bubble loads quickly and efficiently without compromising on aesthetics. - Convenient - Bubble is designed with convenience and easy of use in mind. Settings and configuration values are kept in centralized files where they can be cleanly laid out. - Highly Configurable - Bubble's configuration file, `config.php` allows plenty of customization without ever modifying the source code of other pages. - Accessible - Out of the box, Bubble is easily accessible to those with visual impairments, and is fully accessibility compliant.

I use this and its fantastic for basic logging. It might not be the best for business applications but I love it for personal use.


Method of death: licked to death by said kitties.


You may not like to hear this, but Apple Arcade seems to fit all of your criteria.


I have a 5700XT. as far as I know, it should work fine with kernel 5.11 and Mesa 21, but the GPU was finnicky to begin with, so its possible this update is what caused it to totally die.

in short, the GPU is capped at 640x480, which is so low that I can’t even get into BIOS to troubleshoot.


This might explain why my GPU just suddenly stopped working on Pop!_OS.


That nearly every modern car communicates with cell towers.


Any Linux distro will work great at its core for programming, so it really boils down to your workflow. if you do all your coding from the command line, you’ll probably want a lighter weight distro. However, if you’re a fan of GUI programming environments you would probably be happier with a distro like Pop!_OS, which has a really well integrated window tiling system as well as a more traditional desktop environment


Some project related to free and open source cars. I love driving, and appreciate technologies like ABS, ESC, and TCS, but they always seem to come on cars that have a cell modem. I would love an enthusiast style car that runs only FOSS


Confession: When I first switched to Linux from MacOS, I genuinely didn’t realize that brew on MacOS was supposed to recreate apt (or other package managers). I thought homebrew on Linux was a knock off of Homebrew on MacOS


Smart watches are tricky for me. I like to have my fitness tracked and graphed, but I also love the feeling of a premium watch. Right now I wear a Apple Water Edition, which feels extremely premium, but I have the sensors taped over since I don’t trust its proprietary software, and don’t even use an iPhone regularly.

Contrarily, I’d love to wear a FOSS smart watch to track my fitness, but I’d then lose out on the quality feeling of a nice watch.

Its a tricky balance, and I hope at some point in the future a company builds a premium smart watch running a well polished FOSS OS


I watch DT quite a bit, but Ive never seen him go off about ‘broken people’. Do you happen to have a link?


Just a casual idea I had: A 'magazine' of sorts for FOSS software, and freedom respecting hardware.
This idea came to me when I saw a magazine on the counter, and realized that people wanting to kill time will often just pick up a magazine to read about new products, even though they may not be actively searching to buy anything in particular. I think something like this for freedom respecting software and hardware would be really cool. Like, just a 5 page PDF or something similar with screenshots and pictures of cool projects organized in a easy to understand digest way could be a cool way to find new projects to follow. If I've got nothing better to be doing, I'd much rather glance through new FOSS projects I could potentially find interesting and want to follow, rather than a random magazine on things I don't care about. I personally would love to have a place to download something like this on a weekly basis so I can flip through it on my phone when I've got nothing better to do, or I'm waiting for something. I might even go about trying to make one myself to share with people. I realize this is kind of a pointless post, but I thought I'd share the idea anyway. If other people would be interested in something similar to this, I'd highly consider trying to make a few and see how it comes out.

Thats the other thing. Right now I use Matrix as my primary chat program, mainly for this reason. Even if Signal released all of their source code for the next year, at the end of that year, they could simply revoke the source code, and force you to either continue using their service, or stop talking to your contacts.


Whenever I question Signal on Reddit, I get downvoted to hell.

In terms of privacy, I still vastly trust Signal over WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc. But they’ve been sketching me out more and more lately. First was them making Signal dependent on Google services. Then there was them threatening to sue projects that attempted to create forks of the project without said Google dependencies. Now it’s them not disclosing the source code for their server side software.

In their defense, the client is still mostly open source, but they need to stop acting like some savior for privacy when they are so hostile to open source.


Is there any potential for RISC-V to become part of the consumer desktop market?
I currently run an X86 CPU from AMD, but I've always been casually interested in RISC-V, ARM, and the like. My question is, is there any already existing, or potential future options for RISC-V in the self-built PC market? I think it'd be really fun to try to build a high efficiency, minimalist PC using RISC-V

Is there any potential for RISC-V to become part of the consumer desktop market?
I currently run an X86 CPU from AMD, but I've always been casually interested in RISC-V, ARM, and the like. My question is, is there any already existing, or potential future options for RISC-V in the self-built PC market? I think it'd be really fun to try to build a high efficiency, minimalist PC using RISC-V

I agree, but I also think there’s still a place for heavier vehicles. Like, for day to day commuting, there’s no reason you need that much weight to move a single person, but when I’m going anywhere above 50MPH, I’d much rather have some weight to the car for sake of safety. Millions of people who live in cities could probably do just fine with a bike or other smaller vehicle, but there are just as many people who wouldn’t be in the position to safely drive a lighter vehicle.


How does Beaker compete with IPFS?
From an outside view, it seems like Beaker is very similar to IPFS, and somewhat redundant, so I was wondering if there's something Beaker tries to do better.

Bloom, a simple FOSS platformer with adorable graphics
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/O1eQuRkWM8.png) Bloom was my first step away from Unity, towards Godot, and the freedom that comes with it. The game is completely open source, and all the graphics, assets, and code are original and made by myself! The main mechanic of Bloom is that when the protagonist, Oliver the Robot, gets broken, he respawns with a new robot body, as you would expect. However, he also leaves the broken body where it was destroyed, allow you to use it as an additional platform! That's not to say you can just stack robots to the finish though. Each level has a limited 'respawn power', which places a cap on how many times Oliver can spawn a new body before running out. The game in it's current state is somewhat incomplete, but still entirely playable. If there's interest in it, I'd be excited to polishing it up into a more coherent game! Of course, I'd love to hear any feedback you have!

Bloom, a simple FOSS platformer with adorable graphics
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/O1eQuRkWM8.png) Bloom was my first step away from Unity, towards Godot, and the freedom that comes with it. The game is completely open source, and all the graphics, assets, and code are original and made by myself! The main mechanic of Bloom is that when the protagonist, Oliver the Robot, gets broken, he respawns with a new robot body, as you would expect. However, he also leaves the broken body where it was destroyed, allow you to use it as an additional platform! That's not to say you can just stack robots to the finish though. Each level has a limited 'respawn power', which places a cap on how many times Oliver can spawn a new body before running out. The game in it's current state is somewhat incomplete, but still entirely playable. If there's interest in it, I'd be excited to polishing it up into a more coherent game! Of course, I'd love to hear any feedback you have!

Bloom, a simple FOSS platformer with adorable graphics
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/O1eQuRkWM8.png) Bloom was my first step away from Unity, towards Godot, and the freedom that comes with it. The game is completely open source, and all the graphics, assets, and code are original and made by myself! The main mechanic of Bloom is that when the protagonist, Oliver the Robot, gets broken, he respawns with a new robot body, as you would expect. However, he also leaves the broken body where it was destroyed, allow you to use it as an additional platform! That's not to say you can just stack robots to the finish though. Each level has a limited 'respawn power', which places a cap on how many times Oliver can spawn a new body before running out. The game in it's current state is somewhat incomplete, but still entirely playable. If there's interest in it, I'd be excited to polishing it up into a more coherent game! Of course, I'd love to hear any feedback you have!

SGen Libre - A completely open source, offline password generator for GNU/Linux
After switching to Linux entirely a few years ago, I was surprised by the lack of completely offline, open source password generators. The ones that did exist were clunky to customize, and made it difficult to generate passwords based on a set of predefined criteria. Thats why I created SGen Desktop (MacOS) and SGen Libre (Linux). They're both completely open source password generators made with their respective platform's native UI kits for sake of efficiency and continuity. The main goal of the projects was to create something verifiably secure and private, bit still easy and convienent to use, and I think that goal has been accomplished. Both programs have a similar feature set, including some basic tools that can be used to verify the 'randomness' of randomly generated passwords. If this is something that interests you, I encourage you to visit the linked webpage and check out SGen Libre! If you'd like to give SGen Desktop a try, simply press the 'back' button on the linked webpage, then scroll down to SGen Desktop. I'd highly appreciate any feedback or input you have!

SGen - A completely open source, offline password generator for MacOS and GNU/Linux
After switching to Linux entirely a few years ago, I was surprised by the lack of completely offline, open source password generators. The ones that did exist were clunky to customize, and made it difficult to generate passwords based on a set of predefined criteria. Thats why I created SGen Desktop (MacOS) and SGen Libre (Linux). They're both completely open source password generators made with their respective platform's native UI kits for sake of efficiency and continuity. The main goal of the projects was to create something verifiably secure and private, bit still easy and convienent to use, and I think that goal has been accomplished. Both programs have a similar feature set, including some basic tools that can be used to verify the 'randomness' of randomly generated passwords. If this is something that interests you, I encourage you to visit the linked webpage and check out SGen Libre! If you'd like to give SGen Desktop a try, simply press the 'back' button on the linked webpage, then scroll down to SGen Desktop. I'd highly appreciate any feedback or input you have!

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