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This comment is a breath of fresh air. I’m not saying have absolutely no moderation whatsoever, but banning people won’t magically make their opinions go away. All it does is give them a persecution complex and drive them to more and more isolated forums. As long as someone is civil and willing to engage in debate about their opinions, then I think that’s ok. Obviously ban trolls and people that aren’t trying to have a good-faith discussion. If you really believe that someone’s beliefs are terrible and should be changed, the most effective way to do that is to debate them and discuss problems with their views. That’s the basis of how a democratic society functions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Davis This guy managed to convince as many as 60 KKK members to leave the Klan, by debating and confronting their illogical beliefs. I think that this suggests that the vast majority of people are rational, and when proven wrong in a honest debate will modify their worldview accordingly.
To be honest I don’t really know much about this stuff, so idk.


I can never use those kinds of usernames, because I always forget them. :P



My first distro was vanilla Ubuntu Gnome. I then switched to Manjaro KDE because I wanted to try a rolling release distro with a DE that was lighter and more customizable than Gnome. I really liked KDE, but the rolling release model was just not for me. I then switched over to Kubuntu, which I’m still on.


Good point. My dad has been a Windows user since 3.1. He hates all the crap that Windows 10 comes with, and stuck with Win 7 until its EOL, when he finally bit the bullet and ‘upgraded’. When I suggested switching to Linux to him, he said that it’s too hard. It has all these different versions, and you have to install from a repository instead of just using an executable! All of his arguments against using Linux essentially boiled down to “it’s different, therefore hard”.


Now at 3000 users! Was all of this growth from the HN article?


I feel like this attitude comes from the fact that many Linux noobs come from Windows, where everything is intentionally designed to be so easy you don’t have to read a manual to use it. They then carry over that attitude to Linux, and then wonder why this or that program isn’t working out of the box. The problem is is that some new users don’t realize that Linux is different, that it’s very much “you get what you put in”. They don’t expect that they should have to actually put any effort into using their computer, since for them, it’s something that should be so easy their grandma can do it. Thankfully, most people who are serious about learning Linux give up this attitude quickly. I don’t really see many people that are like what the video describes.



That’s really cool! do you still have the comics?


We are looking forward to the respective communities to port their Operating Systems — such as Ubuntu Touch, Lineage OS, Sailfish OS or /e/ — to Fairphone 3. It would be cool if Linux could be ported to the Fairphone! This is an exciting time for FOSS on the phone, it really seems like we finally have professional, viable hardware for it.


Bluemaxima's Flashpoint is a Flash game preservation project

Not sure if this belongs here, but Flashpoint is a program that aims to preserve Flash games before they are taken down and forgotten. I think it’s a pretty cool archive project, and the client is open source. …


What was your first choice, if you don’t mind me asking?



An interesting look behind Wikipedia culture…


Interesting genre ‘map’!


Freegal Music

A website that lets you legally stream and download free songs and albums from mainstream artists, usually provided by your public library. No DRM, no ads…


I found this collection of skiffle music, a genre that originated in black southern communities and spread across the Atlantic to the UK. Besides sounding really good, its a sadly forgotten part of music history, having influenced the later British Invasion in the 60s. Check it out!..