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Are there any open source notification shades for android 7?

Kind of a weird one, I know, but I’m using an old phone running android 7. It’s an LG, so it has a couple of built in themes that function as good dark modes, and I’ve got the Dark Theme app from F-Droid to cover things like widgets and some apps, but one thing that is still glaringly white and bright are my notifications,...

eddie_of_ny ,

Honestly, if your willing to learn to use LibreOffice, it’s way more powerful than OnlyOffice. It took me a minute to get used to it too, but once you do, it’s pretty awesome. And if your worried about UI, you can change some of those things in the settings, like you can make it have a MS-style ribbon at the top. If I were you, I’d spend two weeks trying LO, I think you’ll get used to it pretty quick

Does anyone actually successfully use OSMAnd or Organic Maps for navigation consistently?

I ask because I have tried both and neither consistently find destinations I need, and when they do, they don’t route me there in the fastest or most efficient way possible. My first experience with Organic Maps, for instance, tried to turn what was usually a 4 hour drive into a nearly 6 hour drive. I used Google Maps to get...

Do you trust Proton?

I’ve been using Proton Mail and VPN for a while now, and I’m just wondering how everyone else feels about them. I have this kind of inherent alight distrust of them just because they seem like they offer a lot for free and kind of have a Big Tech vibe about them, but there’s nothing for me to really substantiate that...

eddie_of_ny ,

As far as sandboxing goes, there’s always Island, Shelter, and Insular, which all leverage the work profile function in android to give you a privacy sandbox of sorts. Problem is, your phone still uses Google Play Services at the system level, so any tracking data being sent through it still gets where it’s meant to go. That being said, leveraging the work profile gives you an extra VPN slot, which can be used with either an always-on VPN, or that slot can be filled by a firewall, something like RethinkDNS or Netguard. Invizible Pro is a good option too, it can route all traffic through TOR, has DNSCrypt built in, and has a firewall (though I’ve never had success with using it). One thing to consider is that Android has been caught sending tracking data around the VPN tunnel if I’m not mistaken.

As far as location spoofing, faking logs, etc., I’m pretty sure you’d have to be rooted to do that kind of stuff with any real efficacy.

The real answer is root + microG + AFWall + any other privacy controls you can get your hands on (I’m a huge fan of XPrivacyLua, personally) and THEN consider something like Shelter

The realer answer is don’t use TikTok

eddie_of_ny ,

I had Shelter set up on my Galaxy A12 with no problems, though I didn’t use dual messenger.

I can’t be sure, but it sounds like dual messenger is already using the work profile, therefore preventing another app from using it too?

If you wanna remove dual messenger, look into adb commands. You can use them to disable or “uninstall” system apps (though they won’t be truly uninstalled, the files remain in your root file system, but it’s better than nothing).

eddie_of_ny ,

You have to have a custom recovery like twrp. Download the f droid privileged extension, there should be 2 on the f droid store (just search “privileged”, you’ll find it). Read the description for each one. One is a zip file that you have to install through twrp, the description will tell you which directory to find it in. The 2nd one is an actual system app that you have to install AFTER installing the zip folder. It’s there for updates and whatnot. If you haven’t unlocked your bootloader and rooted your phone, you can’t do this. Hope this helps!

eddie_of_ny ,

This is my (basic) understanding of capitalism. I’m no economist, but it seems to me that if we had a government that wasn’t owned by corporations, but that instead looked out for the rights and protections of the little guy while the economically elite did their thing, we wouldn’t have a perfect system but at least a better system than we do currently. I think a lot of people balk at socialist / communist ideas because of the idea of putting the economic power of redistributing wealth into the hands of corrupt government officials seems like an easy way to drive the wealth gap even bigger than it already is. Or maybe I’m just talking out of my ass lol

eddie_of_ny ,

That’s where the finer details are for sure

eddie_of_ny ,

Do your own research like the rest of us, don’t ask me to do it for you. You’ve had 3 years, its not my fault you spent it with your head buried in the sand.

eddie_of_ny ,

tried

Though I would argue free speech and freedom of press took a significant hit during the pandemic

eddie_of_ny ,

They have the right to seek whatever medical interventions they desire, they even have the right to stand 6 feet away from me if they want, they just don’t have the right to force anything on me I don’t want for myself. It’s called liberalism, something the left has forgotten about

eddie_of_ny ,
eddie_of_ny ,

One again, less than 2% death rate. We didn’t take it seriously, we overblew it and caused mass panic for no good reason

eddie_of_ny ,

You’re not asking me to clarify, you’re asking me to collect links for you cuz you’re too lazy to get out of your little echo chamber where all your favorite publications jerk each other off and promote false narratives. You’re inability to branch out and interact with information that makes you uncomfortable is not my problem. Once again, you’ve had 3 years, there is 3 years worth of data out there for you to look at, you just have to avoid clicking on anything by CNN and the like. I’m not gonna act as your personal link aggregator

eddie_of_ny ,

Yeah, one major establishment news outlet made it through, great example from you there bud. Meanwhile, the literal inventor of the mRNA vaccine technology had to go on Joe rogan just to make factual claims in a calm, non-sensational manner, and he still nearly lost his job and medical license

eddie_of_ny ,

And how many more committed suicide during lock downs? How many children’s learning was negatively affect by distance learning? How many developed eye-strain staring at screens all day? How many who were going to die anyways had to die alone cuz of social distancing? And you can look up for yourself the developmental issues masking had on children, who rely on facial recognition to learn how to function in the world and communicate with others.

And all those who died of covid were likely going to die of covid no matter what because they had comorbities, were elderly, or were obese and no amount of masking, vaxxing, or distancing was going to stop it because none of those things have been shown to stop the spread of the virus anyways.

Its clear you’ve spent the last 3 years with your head buried in the sand

eddie_of_ny ,

Cherry-picked and taken out of context

eddie_of_ny ,

At which point did you realize you’re a raging authoritarian?

eddie_of_ny ,

It abolished racial slavery

eddie_of_ny , (edited )

Funny how you don’t have a real rebuttal so you’ve resorted to childish drawings of pig shit

eddie_of_ny ,

Funny how after all your “tons of reading” your just regurgitating narratives, tells me where all your reading was done

eddie_of_ny ,

I think if there was left wing conspiracy against media they would want to have an establishment right wing media in their pocket to stoke division. However, I don’t think there is a left wing conspiracy against propaganda. I think there is a government wide conspiracy against media and that’s why establishment media continues to exist on both sides of the aisle. That being said, it was primarily leftist sheep who were the ones begging for government to shut down conservative voices or any voices that disagreed even the slightest with the narrative being pushed by left wing medias during the height of the pandemic.

And yes, almost everything that happens is a collaboration between multiple people. Good on you for figuring that out. That doesn’t mean that there are hierarchical structures within any organization that accomplishes anything. I don’t think anybody believes that Dr. Malone invented the mRNA vaccine by himself in his basement with a toy chem kit from amazon. That doesn’t mean he didn’t spearhead the project

eddie_of_ny ,

Lol I’m not defending Nazis, I’m defending free speech. If you can’t see the difference,maybe you’re the one that shouldn’t be allowed to speak

eddie_of_ny , (edited )

Now we’re just arguing semantics. I’m arguing that the 13th amendment abolished racial slavery in the way we think of racial slavery, like generic, history class, cotton field slavery that supported the south’s economy before the civil war. You’re arguing that the powers that be essentially found a way to continue slavery under a new guise. That has a lot of merit, its just not what I was talking about in my earlier comments.

Secondly, thanks for proving my point. Look at who the largest demographic is on that chart you posted

Inb4 “but compare the percentage incarcerated to the percentage in the population”

Direct quote from the article: “58.70% of the prison population is white, which includes Hispanic Americans.”

Except that most people consider Hispanic ethnically different from your run-of-the-mill white people, and most leftist talk a lot about racial disparity towards Hispanics as being similar to racial disparity against blacks. These are pretty poor statistics to support your argument

eddie_of_ny ,

Just look at Florida’s and Texas’ response compared to New York and California. Those “Republican exceptions” had better results from not locking down. And yeah, there’s an argument to made for population density especially in places like NYC, but let’s also not forget that in NYC, the governor was sticking covid patients in elderly homes and upping the death rate. If the masks and vaxxes make you city rats feel safe then more power to you, but there was KO reason that stuff needed to be part of a global response

eddie_of_ny ,

I love how people keep falling back on “but this is shat the experts say” as if the “experts” don’t have monetary incentives to lie to the public. And when other experts like Dr. Malone came out and presented a different side of the story, they were dismissed entirely. Also, both of your sources are from the CDC, another one of those institutions that has monetary (as well as other) incentives to lie to the public. As I’ve said before, if you’re not willing to look past the most basic sources, sources like the CDC website, CNN, so on and so forth, don’t try to present these numbers to me as if they mean anything cuz there is KO way they aren’t doctored in way or another, and there are plenty of other publications out there that show completely different statistics. Natural immunity has been shown to be FAR better than VAX immunity, and aside from the I’m mill compromised, for whose these measures should definitely exist, the rest of us would have been better off simply catching it, beating it, and getting on with our lives. Viruses are going to spread no matter what, we don’t get to live in bubbles where nothing bad ever happens to us

eddie_of_ny ,

“having to wear a mask that gets my face a little sweaty” as fascism, and “eye strain” as a response to mass deaths.

Cherry picked and taken out of context

eddie_of_ny ,

The only reason you won’t give one is cuz you can’t

eddie_of_ny ,

You do know it was only a <2℅ death rate because of the pandemic response, right?

Flat out false, read something other than CNN

eddie_of_ny ,

Doing you’re own research and learning to filter out bs is more childish than following narratives pushed by MSM like sheep and responding with pictures of feces when presented with an opposing point of view? Says more about you than it does about me

eddie_of_ny , (edited )

Except that’s not true at all and if you were capable of getting out of your own echo chamber you would realize that. The only way the masks would have had any real effect is of we were all running around wearing N95s, but we weren’t. People were running around in cloth masks because its easier to make fashion statements out of them. And natural immunity has been shown multiple times to give far better immunity than the vax. Even early on, studies coming out of Israel and Ireland showed that

eddie_of_ny ,

You realize the covid response was global right? The same lies were being spread globally. Therefore, the same response to those lies was found globally. Even if you don’t believe in a global cabal of elites running the world from behind the scenes, even if didn’t think leaders from all countries were communicating with each other about covid response (and many other things), you should at least be able to see that with your own two eyes

eddie_of_ny ,

The “ones with an actual education”, who had monetary incentives to do so, were the ones regurgitating narratives. Except for the likes of Dr. Malone, Dr. McCullough, etc., who, despite their educations, were dismissed immediately for there noncompliance with the narrative.

And not wanting to wear masks was never about being unable to breath. Yes, it was a complaint you would hear from people on the right pretty commonly, but it was not the root reason for opposing masks

eddie_of_ny ,

statista.com/…/coronavirus-covid19-deaths-us-by-s….

Some of what you said was partially correct, but most of it was not.

the death rate of Republicans was comfortably higher than of Democrats

This is just part of the narrative that gets pushed around the pandemic, I doubt its actually true. Even if it is, what your comparing here is those extremely stupid few who did take it too far, as another user has mentioned, throwing “spread covid” parties and things like that, which have no real bearing in terms of how the virus normally spreads. Things like that wouldn’t even be an issue if the pandemic hadn’t been politicized in the first place.

As far as Trump telling people to drink bleach, that was actually a misunderstanding between Trump and some doctor he was talking to. I believe it was Dr. McCullough that told that story on the rogan podcast. More the product of Trump’s inability to communicate effectively. And for your claim that people took that advice, I again doubt how true that is, but even so you’d be talking about a small minority of republicans who were stupid enough to try it who are not representative of conservatives as a whole. In case you were unaware, there are extremely stupid people all over the political compass

eddie_of_ny ,

Oh no, you got me on a spelling error, what ever will I do?

dogwhistle of far right anti-intellectualism

Absolutely false

flat-earthers

I never mentioned flat earth, and J don’t believe in the flat earth. There is tons more evidence for the inefficacy of the covid vax than there is evidence for flat earth. Don’t pull out the craziest sounding stuff to try and disprove something else. The umbrella retort of pointing at somebody and screaming “conspiracy theorist!1!!!1!!” as if everything you don’t agree with falls into the exact same category as flat earth and the like is piss poor way to make your point and only gains you brownie points with like-minded individuals (although I know brownie points with like-minded individuals - aka fake internet points on a reddit knock-off - is all anyone here cares about)

eddie_of_ny ,

Flat-out wrong

eddie_of_ny ,

Here’s your tinfoil hat.

Thanks, it’s quite comfy

hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin

These have been shown to be effective against covid as part of a larger treatment plan. No one was telling people to go buy ivermectin at the feed store. Btw, the ivermectin is FDA approved for human use as an antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial. It’s on the WHO’s list of essential medicines, and I even remember a video that made the rounds a couple of years ago where Dr. Fauci himself let slip that ivermectin is part of an effective treatment against covid.

The people who are discredited over COVID are not discredited for holding controversial professional views, but for going batshit fucking insane across the board.

Down right false.

You’re just trolling

👏👏👏

Do you enjoy embarrassing yourself?

Yeah

I have numbers

…from the NIH, the organization Dr. Fauci, with all his monetary incentives to push the vax, is in charge of. Nice try glowie

we basically eradicated most of those illnesses

Yeah, with traditional vaccines that have years or even decades of long-term safety data, not with mRNA gene therapies that have only been around for 3 years.

It’s funny cuz when Trump first started Operation Warpspeed and was talking about how he was pushing the vax through with all the FDA tests, I seem to remember all the lefties being against it. But the moment it became Biden’s vaccine, all this sketchy stuff was suddenly fine

eddie_of_ny ,

So in other words…

The only reason you won’t give one is cuz you can’t

eddie_of_ny ,

Lmao, so in other words…

The only reason you won’t give one is cuz you can’t

eddie_of_ny ,

My brother in Christ if you were paying attention you would already know about the side effects

eddie_of_ny ,

Lmao, the left are the ones spreading lies, yet you don’t hear conservatives calling for the dismantling of free speech

As for Dr. Malone, my whole argument is just that he spearheaded the invention of mRNA tech so when he comes out and says that we should slow down on the roll out of the covid vax, I don’t think that should be treated as some massive conspiracy theory

eddie_of_ny ,

Lmaoooooo, so in other words…

The only reason you won’t give one is cuz you can’t

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