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Snowrunner - stunning scenery and realism, and you can take it as slow as you want...

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The post here is a link to an online survey being done by the Signal Community. Users need to follow the link to answer the survey if they wish (but it means creating yet another new account which I'm getting pretty tired of as I'm now passing over 900 different logins all with unique passwords etc ;-)

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I'm reading this on Boost (once off payment) and no ads...

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    I've been using the Proton Mail Bridge for a while, which allows Betterbird and Thunderbird (amongst others) to securely work with Proton Mail.

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    Yes Linux Mint. You CAN migrate later to other distros without losing your data so feel free to test others out later when you feel ready and know more about them.

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    You can though search, hit TAB, and then do edits to the line before executing. That is pretty handy if it is something complex across a few machines with a specific change.

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    Atuin only has styles really but if you mean the bash prompt, I'm using Starship prompt.

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    I think a lot of other OS things are going to break when a disc gets full... But you can also delete history within Atuin.

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    But like most other things you'd chroot in and disable it? I think though whatever fills up your disk is probably going to prevent a proper boot up.

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    It can be self-hosted as well so that server is not essential to the service...

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    In what way though? If you're self-hosting you just keep your server online. It does not need that central server at all to operate. Even if there are no updates it keeps running.

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    Ah got you, it is just text though so the syncing is pretty quick and light. I'd say way less than any site hosting images and videos. The default is no sync, so users need to set that up to sync too. It attempts to do smart sync between successful syncs.

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    Fast to open, search, sync compared to? To answer generally, though - no lags or long waiting for anything to happen.

    Mbin is a fork of kbin: a decentralized content aggregator running on the Fediverse network (lemmy.ml)

    Mbin is a decentralized content aggregator, voting, discussion and microblogging platform running on the fediverse network. It can communicate with many other ActivityPub services, including Kbin, Mastodon, Lemmy, Pleroma, Peertube. It is an open source alternative to other link aggregator services like Reddit. The initiative...

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    Saw somewhere it was said the kbin side was going too slowly and not accepting some commits that their community gave. Some wanted to move quicker with newer features and enhancements.

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    kbin had not been accepting some commits and apparently were moving quite slowly with newer features. So, this is more like a dev version type implementation. It is more "open" to changes and commits apparently. Not more "open" as in open-source.

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    No, the pull requests are to do with submissions of source code to the core project. The project owner has to review and accept those changes for them to happen (or not).

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    There Matrix discussion forum may be best place to ask - https://matrix.to/#/:melroy.org

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    That was the instance I signed up at, about 10 mins before I posted this link. Lemmy also went down in the last day, so nothing is bulletproof. But the site is working as I'm browsing and commenting right now.

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    Shouldn't be necessary, as Google accounts have a setting for notifying addresses you provide after 3 months of no activity - https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3036546?hl=en. The account deletion was for accounts not accessed for two years, and I think it excluded those with YouTube video channels.

    Looking for Notes App for Android & Linux

    I am trying to slowly de-Google-ify myself by moving to open source apps, I wanna ditch google notes and evernote. I tried obsidian, standard notes, and joplin, I liked using obsidian on PC and standard notes looks nice on android but obsidian you need to pay to have sync and standard notes doesn't do markdown unless you pay...

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    I actually use Obsidian on my Linux desktop, synced with Syncthing to my Android phone, iPad, home server, etc (have version control also active to keep older copies of notes). Mainly because the volume of notes I do is on the desktop, and I need them for reference everywhere. But I'm not sure Obsidian is best as a phone app (bit busy), but you could test it with a simple UI.

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    Interesting, I see Orgzly uses Org mode formatting in plain text - https://orgmode.org/features.html

    Konsave lets you save, apply and share Linux desktop theme customisations (lemmy.ml)

    KDE, especially, is known for its amazing themes and theme customisations. With that can come lots of tweaking, and then forgetting how to get back to what you really liked. Or maybe you want to share that fantastic theme combination that you got right with friends....

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    Thanks, yes that is actually a slightly more comprehensive backup, looking at their GitHub project at github.com/vikdevelop/SaveDesktop, and they have a Flatpak installation as well.

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    This is lighter in weight, cooler, and cheaper than full VR… It works well with Steamdeck from what I can see in videos. VR to me just not seem mainstream or standardised enough yet to make that investment.

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    If multi-monitor is supported via USB-C output, it should work? I’ll also need to dig more into Linux reviews on this.

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    Seems there was some progress at reddit.com/…/nreal_linux_multiple_screens_poc/ but don’t see any updates since 8 months back. NREAL was the previous name for XREAL I think.

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    They know little about open source. Microsoft is exclusively in schools and government, and that is what they grow up with. They probably know more about pirating Windows, than using Linux legally. There is also a good kick-back in terms of MS license mark-ups for middle-men businesses. One would hope there is some mandatory education around different OSs as I’m sure kids would love to explore and modify software.

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    Linux and FLOSS unfortunately don’t have budgets, and rely on logic and common sense. Microsoft has a big lobbying budget, gets in to see senior politicians and decision-makers, and then sponsors training, digital villages, etc. Yes, it costs a country overall much more than Linux, but it is easier for schools/gov depts and middle-men make some actual money in their pockets. That’s what Linux and FLOSS end up against. What would turn it around is having strong local businesses driving training and making tender bids to install and support Linux and FLOSS. A government or school wants to have it done for them. That’s the reality, unfortunately.

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    Paid Proton Mail with my own domain name and own PGP keypair. Although it now has a way to securely search mail, I use the bridge service to allow Betterbird mail to sync my mail to my PC for searching.

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    My morning always starts with a mixed bowl of:

    • Diced paypaya
    • Diced seedless grapes
    • Slices of banana
    • 3 or 4 heaped tablespoons double-cream plain youghurt
    • Cocoa powder to flavour
    • Some powdered almond nuts
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    About 3 months back I cancelled Netflix (after being in it for many years) and moved to free Tubi.

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    Three fruits are part of my morning breakfast, along with Double Fat Plain Yoghurt, and powdered almonds and some plain cocoa powder.

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    Partly my fault - I have that page set to auto open on my browser every week

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    I keep trying it but for me its not ready yet. Finally, in 2023 I can actually boot into it, but I get random freezes for up to a few minutes at a time. So it’s closer, but not stable yet. Hoping that Plasma 6 will be good to go.

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    Surely we need some context with this, as what we post is basically publicly visible. Even if we defederate the posts are anyway visible. Our IP addresses are probably visible to the home instance we connect to (or our VPN IP address etc) but how does our IP address then travel off with the federated post to someone following us on Threads? It’s only what travels out through the ActivityPub federation.

    What would help with this post was, instead of just a link, maybe extracting the two or three issues that look problematic, and say why. That gives us something definite to actually debate.

    For those who have friends stuck on Threads still, this maybe a good way for them to stay in contact. The Threads user gets their login times, IP address, location, etc tracked by Meta, and the Lemmy user with their Lemmy app, only identifies with their Lemmy instance. Threads should only be seeing the post and time that a Lemmy user posts something that is followed by a Threads user.

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    I certainly notice it as I post a lot across networks. I always have a title with my content explaining what's what. There are so many times I have to reply to a commenter, saying "yes, that was what I mentioned in the post". Clearly, way too many just dive in and comment on a title without even bothering to read the post content. It's not that the content is pages long, it is usually maybe 3 or 4 paragraphs.

    It's no wonder so much misinformation takes hold, as few take the time to critically comprehend what they're reading.

    I think it is partly just fast scrolling and laziness to actually read the point being made. But then you may ask, why bother commenting at all then...

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    And I forgot about those one-liner replies with something semi controversial, without any sort of backing. In the few places where I've managed my own community groups, I made it a rule that you can disagree, but then have to back it up with some reference. That made it super easy to get rid of trolls, and supported better debate as it forced people to fact-check a bit.

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    Each quirky hobby mentioned here, deserves its own Lemmy community!

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    I think it is quite well known that only Telegram Secret Chats are true E2EE. That said, Telegram is still not in the business of selling metadata actively like Whatsapp/Facebook/Meta are. As far as plain features go, Telegram is streets ahead of Whatsapp. But if I needed real “secret chat” I’d probably use Threema, SimpleX, Nostr, Jami, etc where I’m not tied to my mobile phone number or e-mail address.

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    Yes and no. It is good and I did one restore of some files that worked fine, but in my case it was noticeably affecting my boot up times, and I reverted to ext4 (boot ups were fast again to less than one minute). For some reason, BTRFS was resulting in quick login, but about 18 mins before my actual desktop was responsive after login. I spend many days trying to troubleshoot that. Maybe you won’t have this problem. I had my SSD system drive on ext4 with Timeshift backups, and my /home partition on BTRFS.

    So I’m back on my ext4 doing a daily automated backup to a second drive with rsync (LuckyBackup app). I think there are further kernel improvements coming to BTRFS later in this year. But I’ll probably only retry it again end of 2023 or in2024. So if you decide to move, just benchmark your boot times, so you can judge if it affects them badly or not.

    That said, BTRFS has some great features, lost no data for me, and I think has a great future.

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    Which looks very different if you choose any of the other themes. We have tons of choices, and each of us decides. Some may even want theirs to look like Windows.

    Open Konsole named Profiles, with own identification and a custom command, using a keyboard shortcut (youtu.be)

    This solves a problem I had with wanting to quickly start up a Distrobox container using a shortcut key, but also being able to differentiate it visually from my normal Konsole terminal screen I’d use on Manjaro Linux. It is extremely quick and the named Konsole Profile has a different colour as well as a different window...

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    That yes but I also discovered the quality of floss makes a big difference. I always used to choose cheapest until I discovered wax coated floss that really made a world if difference. No more breaking, shredding, stuck floss.

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    Actually no, sorry I see SimpleX is via a server. But why would Berty not work as it is offline and does iOS as well? Tox is another option en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tox_(protocol) but bear in mind their point made, that if there is no central server used, both (or all) clients needs to be actually online for any connection. There is no store and forward server in the middle.

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