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Cake day: Nov 01, 2020


Kubuntu + ubuntustudio-performance-tweaks.

Well, in my case I use it to check if the CSS and JS on my tiny website works well in Chromium browsers without bugs, and there’s these two HTML5 games I used to kill time with before that were a bit laggy in Firefox and worked smoothly in Chromium browsers. As I said, it’s a basically never kind of situation.

Desktop: Firefox; Ungoogled Chromium when I need a Chromium browser, basically never.

Mobile: Firefox Focus; Bromite (sometimes Brave), when Focus is too slow or won’t work, a fair few times.

The title of the thread is a bit confusing, but I can recommend The Good Place, Community ( first three seasons) and Futurama (most of it) as quality shows.

Woah, what an in-depth long article.

One more bonus “game”: Evolution by Keiwan, not really a game, more like a sim tech demo, but really cool.

The final days and dissolution of Austria-Hungary

A video about the transition from the pre-WW1 borders to the post-WW1 borders and how the time period in-between the end of the war in 1918 and the treaties of Saint-Germain and Trianon in 1920 and 1921 was basically a power vacuum followed by a power struggle. In the same way that things usually do…

Define best.

Briar, peer to peer, through Tor, ISP can’t see meta data, no company owned central servers that can see meta data, eats battery like crazy, only on phone, professional development, no need for phone number.

Tox, peer to peer, no Tor, ISP can see meta data, no company owned central servers that can see meta data, eats battery like crazy, has a desktop client, there were issues with encryption in the past, no need for phone number.

Jami, peer to peer, no Tor, ISP can see meta data, partially centralized helper servers that can see meta data, eats battery like crazy except when helper servers used, all platforms, no need for phone number.

Signal, central servers, American, non-profit, needs phone number, issues with open source.

Wire, central servers, Swiss, backed by American venture capital, doesn’t need phone number.

Element(Matrix), federated servers, they see meta data, doesn’t need phone number.

Conversations(XMPP), federated servers, they see meta data, doesn’t need phone number.



Peer to peer gives the most privacy of data but eats your battery and can be buggy. If you just dislike surveillance capitalism and your messages getting snooped on for profit and ulterior manipulation, the centralized and federated servers options are just fine. Peer to peer might be overkill unless you’re a whistleblower or journalist or whatever.

There’s no one size fits all best.

I remember first finding this project years ago, I was pretty sure it would become vaporware. I’m positively surprised and impressed it’s still chugging along. Kudos to the devs.

As religious faith has declined, ideological intensity has risen. Will the quest for secular redemption through politics doom the USA democracy?..

Voting is often inconvenient, time-consuming and may even seem pointless. Psychologists are exploring what drives us to the polls…


It’s European (French). DDG is American.

Also, in my opinion, the results tend to be a bit better with the topics I usually search for, but that might just be me.

news.ycombinator.com aka Hacker News.

tildes.net and www.scienceforums.net are aight.

Also some subreddits and some more niche forums like blenderartists.org etc…

@zksmktoMemesNew AV

The top three bullets err… code… injections… did nothing to the virus tho. The AV technician needs better training.

I’m not sure I fully see the point you’re making regarding misuse, or the difference between root and origin, but I think I sort of see it, things can be detached from their origin, not so much from their root. Another suggestion this made me think of tho is simply the first instance or the original instance.

Part of the problem might be that lemmy.ml is described as “flagship instance”, which can certainly be interpreted to mean “mainstream” or “general purpose”. I struggle to come up with a better, more accurate description. If you can think of one, please comment here.

How about root instance or just simply dev instance?

If you need a Chromium-based browser with automatic updates and addons your only options are Vivaldi and Brave. Ungoogled Chromium is better but no automatic updates. Vanilla Chromium also doesn’t have automatic updates. Firefox is of course best, but it ain’t Chromium.

It was a fun article, thanks for posting.

If you read the article you’ll see the solution lays somewhere in between. China has been cutting down on some of the subsidies, and continuing with others. It’s a good article. I found it insightful.

First you need to make an account.

A great and fun overview of the biological and tectonic evolution of the continents. What are continents anyway, through the lens of paleobiogeography…

Audacity 3.0.0 Released

Audacity now saves the entire project in one single file, the .aup3 file. Gone are the days of broken saves…

Researchers in Germany may have finally solved a bottleneck that has been halting the progress of hydrogen power tech for years. Instead of storing hydrogen in cumbersome tanks, the researchers have proposed utilizing a magnesium-based paste that can store hydrogen energy at 10 times the density of …