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Keep in mind, the Linux foundation also funds plenty of Linux developers and maintainers, e.g. Linus Torwalds. They still push forward the Linux kernel and software around the Linux environment. Believing, that such a global-scale project can stay free from corporate interest is plain naive.

Nevertheless, I understand the point, that they should rather use FOSS software, instead of hypocritically saying “we encourage a global FOSS ecosystem” while using proprietary garbage.


Great CS rabbit hole on Wikipedia: The Goedel Award

The Goedel Prize awards outstanding papers in the area of theoratical computer science. All of the papers are linked. …


Implementation of library of bable

This web service is an implementation of the book of library of babel. A service is running non-stop to generate new (gibberish) text to end up with all possible combinations of characters. …


Live map that shows the outbreak of the new corona virus

As the title suggests, this is a live map that shows quite a detailed overview of the corona virus. Have a look and enjoy the service!..


According to DistroWatch, MX Linux received most of the hits and seems to be the most popular Linux distribution at the moment. …

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Yes, as I said, I am mostly using Debian. It’s an amazing and incredibly stable server system. I mainly digged into Alpine, to try a new system, that wasn’t too popular a couple of years back. I mean, if you go for well known server systems as Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, then of course, you will be satisfied. But trying things, that weren’t a trend a couple of years back might surprise you with great features, that other distributions doesn’t offer. That’s my hope with Alpine. But sadly, I have too little time to dig into it


Which isn’t too bad. Many distro hoppers end up using arch. The problem is, that many hoppers try to go more and more minimal without losing too much comfort. Arch is THE way to go. It’s simple to install and use. It is not necessarily bloated with a lot of useless shit. It gives the user the freedom to design the distro just in their favor.

I am not saying, that this isn’t possible with other distros. But in my opinion, Gentoo, Debian, LFS can be used with the same intention, but they end up being way more time consuming to setup. Arch is a nearly perfect trade off between usability & minimal OS. And if you can cope with the rolling release system and systemd, then you’ll be happy with Arch.

After years of struggling with distros I finally found my passion in Arch. I customized my system quite a lot to be kind of a power user. My OS is pretty much perfectly fitted to my needs.

For server-use, I am still a fan of debian. Easy to setup, and no rolling-releases. Software is well tested. Currently, I am checking out Alpine Linux on one of my servers. So far, I am satisfied with it as well, but old habbits die hard. And it’s not that easy to get used to Alpine.


cheat.sh / cht.sh is a great alternative for stripped down man pages

We all know, that man pages are pretty extensively used. cheat.sh offers a curl compatible web service to offer a stripped down version of man pages. It covers the most frequent options. The formatting is great. …


Apparently, there is a huge number of different algorithms to calculate prime numbers

As the title suggests, there is a huge number of algorithms, to calculate prime numbers. It was a great surprise, as soon as I discovered this. …


Wasn’t me, to clarify. Just because I have a different opinion on some things, doesn’t mean, I would segregate someone or downvote them because they do not agree with me.

(Just in case, if you address me with this post)


As I said, I am not a native English speaker. I just agree, that it’s more inviting than non-universal languages. That’s the quintessence of my claim.

I thought, it might prevent discrimination. But apparently, I was wrong.


I agree with the claimed issue. I just dislike the fact, that I will be forced to make another click to get the results I am looking for. But that’s not part of this post


To support my plea:

1: Reddit has plenty of non-English subreddits. This is exactly what happens when a platform gets more and more common. With a larger diversity in people, it gets more diverse in terms of languages and subcultures.

2: I did not ask for shaping lemmy to an English-only community. Otherwise I wouldn’t request it in c/worldnews

3: My plea is related to c/worldnews. If someone is incapable of finding a source on English, shouldn’t the person reconsider if it is actual c/worldnews? Or maybe a more regional community as c/<insert country of choice>

4: I think English is the only non-restricting language. Posting something in another language restricts the majority of users from participating in the discussion. If c/worldnews aims for a diverse community, then it should aim for a rather neutral language.

I am not a native English speaker, but do agree, that English is the universal language (aka. world language). And if something is called “world language”, then it’s more than appropriate in a community called “world news”.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to see diversity in a community. I just feel myself excluded from a couple of discussions in this community. And if it excludes some people from the discussion, then it’s more restricting than using a universal language. Don’t you guys agree?

Yours rr



Does someone have some experience with these books?

I always had this website on my “todo” list to check it out. I never did. Does someone actually think, this is a great resource?


I personally think, there are many resources out there. Two of those just spring to my mind

https://prism-break.org/en/

https://myshadow.org/


Alright, sorry for asking.

“Maybe it was just my incapability of detecting sarcasm on the internet.” - Socrates




I will use multiple database connections. But I want to have a single service in the middle. Why is it so hard to understand? Isn’t modularity an achievable characteristic for a service? I will use multiple domains. And each domain will have their own service hosted. Since, all domains need to access the same data, I just like to use a middle tier for it. It makes sense, because I just need one configuration for the middle tier. I don’t want to maintain the same configuration for multiple services.


C is easier to get familiar with it. I studied Rust during the summer, but I figured out, that I have to come back to rust later this year. It’s still on my agenda, but not for now.

If I decide against the middle tier service, then I won’t have a single point of access for the database. It will result in having two different services accessing the same database. It’s an architecture I don’t necessarily appreciate. Counter question: What’s the problem with this modular structure consisting of multiple microservices?




.ml TLD is freely accessible. They have the ideology to offer anyone who want’s to have a domain for free. It’s the only country in Africa so far which does this. It’s an amazing service. Especially for CS students and hobbyists who love publishing some of their side projects without having to pay a fee for a domain.


Why does the domain still require the sub domain dev in it?

Why doesn’t the main domain switch from dev.lemmy.ml to lemmy.ml or www.lemmy.ml ? I understand, that it’s supposed to indicate being a dev environment. But you should keep in mind, to change the domain before the community gains popularity and more people join. In this case, it will stick to the do…


Non-English-based programming languages - Wikipedia

Just discovered this list of Non-English programming languages. Have fun discovering a new way of programming yourself! …


Non-English-based programming languages - Wikipedia

Who of you never had the idea of translating a language in your mother tongue? …


How is this open source? Can’t find any source code linked on the web page. Open-source implies the code is accessible to the public.