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From what I have seen, their p2p hybrid approach (while theoretically interesting) is a hot mess of technically totally inadequate stuff jumbled together and promoted as a band aid to solve (among other stuff) the issue of difficult selfhosting, which only exists due to problems with Matrix’s design in the first place (as also mentioned in the original comparison).


404.city is obviously a large XMPP hoster and not a neutral source, but regardless of that I agree with the conclusions made.


Well, playing devils advocate here: how would you feel about this if this was an open-source password manager (which this functionality of Chrome basically is) and the main developer would say: “I don’t feel comfortable with 3rd parties advertising their own modified clients (which I have no way to know if they don’t leak all passwords) as drop in replacements of the official client using the same API”?


Clickbait title, that is pure speculation based on very little.


https://www.protondb.com/ pretty much solves that. And except for some anti-cheat system related issues, most games work fine on Linux these days.



I think that is more a massive waste of human talent.


Not sure what is “next generation” about it. Basically is it a Debian distribution with a web-gui. It works fine, but is a bit limited to what you can do with it. Also ZFS support isn’t very good, as that is quite recommended if you plan to do a NAS on consumer-grade RAM / hard-drives (due to well done redundancy and error checking).

An alternative that also works well (and has great ZFS support) is FreeNAS (Rebranded to TrueNAS Core recently).

But for needs beyond home NAS, aka selfhosting, it is IMHO better to just use a standard headless server OS like Ubuntu Server.


Think about this carefully. Sure technically that is possible, but it is a lot of maintenance effort and will confuse users a lot, as accounts/websites are still functionally separate, yet also interact.

I personally think it is better to consider your target audience needs and focus on one type of service only.



This raises an often overlooked point: FOSS is also about workers’ rights.


Some nice examples to start with. UT’s Docker based build system Clickable makes it also extremely easy to make packages and share them on the Open-Store


Some nice examples to start with. UT’s Docker based build system Clickable makes it also extremely easy to make packages and share them on the Open-Store


Not necessarily, as you can still federate with communities that have a different viewpoint. But there is certainly a risk of that with the Fediverse as well. However it is still better than having some AI automatically create a filter-bubble for you as is the case with Facebook, Twitter and Google.


This is a tricky topic, but I don’t see this as in the benefit of the customer at all (which is probably also why Valve didn’t cooperate). This looks like the EU doing stuff for the sake of following rules that were meant for something completely different when first implemented.


That game keys only work in a certain region and can not be activated in other countries.


xBrowserSync - Browser syncing as it should be: secure, anonymous and free!

Anyone has experience with this? Seems pretty cool, although the code-base isn’t the most actively developed (and MongoDB ugh)…



xBrowserSync - Browser syncing as it should be: secure, anonymous and free!

Anyone has experience with this? Seems pretty cool, although the code-base isn’t the most actively developed (and MongoDB ugh)…


xBrowserSync - Browser syncing as it should be: secure, anonymous and free!

Anyone has experience with this? Seems pretty cool, although the code-base isn’t the most actively developed (and MongoDB ugh)…



Not an expert on it, but I thought the overall estimation of the amount of dark-matter also depends on the amount of non-dark matter observed, but IDK.


Live translation in chats would be another way to use the API.

Anyways, I am actually surprised how many languages they already have (no idea about the quality of some of the models though). But if they add Indonesian, Japanese and Swahili, they got a pretty big chunk of the world’s relevant languages covered.




Problems With Paywalls, or could we have some sort of notice to discourage people from posting links to sites with paywalls?..



Amazon sucks, ok we all get that. But how exactly is this license change going to solve that? They will just continue with their fork and probably put more resources (which they have near infinite of) into it to make competition for Elasticsearch even harder.

Beside the fact that many of their current customers know better than to believe Elasticsearch’s claim that nothing changes for them…


Hmm, that makes the dark matter/energy stuff even more vexing. I really hope we will come up with a more satisfying explanation in my life time…


Still on the dev channel only, but this is a big improvement and a huge step towards upgrading the Ubuntu base from 16.04 to 20.04…


Indeed that chipset seems to be problematic. There is a complicated way to get it working, but you are probably better off waiting a bit for the Linux kernel level support to stabilize. Apparently it is included in version 5.9 but buggy. Maybe it works in 5.10 now.

If you want to try now, you best bet is to install Manjaro, connect it to a cable ethernet to update the Kernel to 5.10 and reboot to check if the wifi works then.


Lessons Learned From Self-Hosting

Found this blog-post interesting as it reflects many of the lessons learned by me as well. But this s probably for the more advanced self-hosters ;)…


Seems really interesting as a lower level DIY alternative to Nextcloud etc. if combined with something like Filestash. …





Notifications read button too small

Besides the fact that notifications don’t get marked as read automatically when browsing Lemmy normally, the link to mark all notifications as read is really small and when using Lemmy on mobile devices somehow I always end up clicking the RSS icon above it instead. …



History will not remember us fondly

Today, we recall the Middle Ages as an unenlightened time (quite literally, in fact). We view the Middle Ages with a critical eye towards its brutality, lack of individual freedoms, and societal and technological regression. But we rarely turn that same critical lens on ourselves to consider how w…


Why not to trust Signal (Blogpost from 2018)

Good summary of several red-flags in regards to using the Signal messenger. …