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ladfrombrad

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not called Brad but rather a lad, from Bradford in the UK.

Enjoys breaking apps, escooters, spam rings and sometimes bones, but not my own. That sucks.

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Court blocks $1 billion copyright ruling that punished ISP for its users’ piracy (arstechnica.com)

One thing that leaps out at me about this ruling is that courts understand the internet a lot better nowadays. A decade or so ago Sony would have probably gotten away with the argument that Cox profited from the users' piracy; nowadays judges themselves use the internet and are going to go "lolno, they probably would have been...

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:) You do know that bot is banned in lemdro.id right?

And to be fair, it is unsolicited bot spam (I miss BotDefense) although it ultimately is up to the admins and mods in this....instance and there is always the possibility of useful bots. Blanket blocking them via your profile seems a bit, meh, e: especially if you want to invoke one which is always the better way?

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It was interesting as a concept, but streaming torrents have never been the optimal way

While this is true to some extent, I never had an issue with BitCast (Casted, torrents) until Google didn't like it and banned it (edit: wait, have they unbanned that or is it visible to me because I had it prior installed?), even though they allow other torrent clients such as Flud etc.

Maybe they didn't want Cast™ to be associated with arrrr's but it worked well for me, especially for well seeded seas.

edit II: RIP

is available still to my Google Account because I had it prior. Time to play and see if it works still.

eIII: no bueno :(

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Probably read the rules and post in !androidmemes, which got auto populated by Boost for Lemmy upon me typing it. Which was fucking neat.

Then, learn how to use adb shell list packages` to list your entire app list.

Also, androidcirclejerk has a really good list of the common apps peeps usually jerk about, but I ain't linking weddit.

Good luck!

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The main thing is you're alright like Elmo said.

🥳

ladfrombrad ,
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:)

it's a tongue in cheek reference to Coles being alright after their house move / IRL busyness along with Elmo checking in on the internet as a whole.

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give it a try!

I made sure to have two lemdro.id entries in Authenticator for me fugging up and locking myself out of my account but unfortunately amazingly it went smoothly and I cleaned them up with no fugg up at all for anyone else reading, but hesitant about enabling it. I've seen a couple of account takeovers (top admins/mods) and they're not good.

Thank you based coders, Colesy, and all the rest the gang. :thumbs up:

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Yep, I had Colesy too for a moment since they might w.....erm....@cole?

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Things we never asked for.

I think they're called extensions because they are an extension of what the original product, intended?

Feel free to correct my confusion .

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Gotta be honest I've used Syncthing for a while and the forked app too, but yet again gone back to SMB2Sync

I don't know if it's the nerdiness or granular nature of it, but I prefer it and I don't have to worry about the client/device being up to date like you do with Syncthing?

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I think you meant to reply to my top level comment and Lemmy can be a little iffy, at the best of times?

But I don't agree that Syncthing is "way easier than using CIFS/SMB. I actually find once you understand how the syncing process is happening and when makes things much more apparent.

Also yay no more worrying about it being off site and fulfilling the 3-2-1 mantra.

I now have a 6+5+4+3+2+1 thanks to two routers with OpenWRT on them off site 🥳

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Have you actually just tried flattering the phone with a factory reset to see if the issue persists with Gmail and Tachiyomi?

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For your phone, probably not and to be honest? I'm also leaving the above typo of flattening flattering in since I find starting afresh can be, refreshing?

Eventually you're gonna need to update your device, so as long as you've got your contacts / SMS / (gmail/Google) account info at hand to transfer to a new shiny, you should be fine and it may show if the device is blocking that predicament you're in.

Good luck!

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I've never used an eSIM but have used and liked having dual physical SIM's.

But I've also lost a phone now (first time for everything 😡) and can kinda see the bonus of eSIM's in that regard instead of having to wait a couple of days for a replacement.

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Pixel 9 Pro 5K Renders and 360 Degree Video Provide First Look At Google’s Flagship
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Is there no sign of a Pixel 8a?

edit: I should make wishes more often

https://twitter.com/chunvn8888/status/1750020625132085631

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Have you got any sources for Motorola phones coming with spyware on them?

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You are probably going to say "but those are Lenovo laptops, not Motorola phones".

I asked for sources on Motorola phones being compromised, but I ain't seeing that still?

Aspersions don't equal anecdotes > evidence. You show me that and I'll shout louder than you.

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https://bathist.ef.lc/

I'm surprised this is still up, and if it works

But Battery Historian is what you're after

https://github.com/google/battery-historian

*further edit: please be aware of sending bug reports to random websites.

Bug reports contain pretty much all your PII

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DDOS is terribly illegal

Bro... We are in a piracy community... And shit is only illegal if you get caught in general.

Sailors do not enable abuse nor condone getting yourself locked up.

That's stupid 101.

Lemmy (active) users # seems to stabilize

Number of (active) Lemmy users seems to stabilize and I think this is a great thing. Indeed we got a lot of users when reddit shutdown its API (I was among them despite being a long time oss user), many have left, but the community seems now to stabilize to ~ ½ of the big grow in june '23. I think this is very nice for lemmy,...

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Starting with version 0.19.0 voting also counts as being active.

aka, the lurkers 👀

I've always upvoted both posts that are on topic to the community and always to people who take the time out of their day to reply.

It's like common courtesy to me and votes are like free confetti anyways.

So I suppose the OP's figures are, off.

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How does your bot grab FLAC's from Spotify?

A friend of mine said they don't serve FLAC's, and it also seems in our testing we broke @deezertogdrivebot and it's getting rate limited?

Sorrynotsorry

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You don't need to pay a subscription fee for cloud storage when it's super simple to host your own, and Android allows the mounting of different filesystems too.

SMB on a rasp pi + cheapo storage + Tailscale, all the way to paying £$€ for a dedicated NAS enclosure with as much storage as you can afford also with Tailscale?

Yup, fuck subscription fees.

You also can then use the corporate cloud storage providers like G/ProtonDrive etc to use their free offerings for off site backup of the most important data.

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Funny you mention that, I had the M7/8 like OP and also had one of those Dot Matrix cases for mine which gave you a second screen so to speak. You could even use custom apps with it.

Another thing I bought at the time was one of these for the headphone jack. Never really caught on thou :/

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Aye, me too and like you say it's hard to not defeat the point of one if you're unplugging the bloody thing all the time.

The one I've got thou did come with three cables of different lengths and for a while I used the short 0.5m at work since I could just jam it in small cargo pants pocket, medium length stored in locker and the longer 3m one at home. Still unplugged the adapter and is now in a drawer.....somewhere.

Saying this, they do have the bonus (including that 3.5mm button thing i have above) of making the device more water resistant 👀

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Hey John.

I'm sorry, but we've had to remove this post and you're better trying in the dedicated community over in !askandroid

Cheers!

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Just be aware with Xiaomi phones that you might be restricted for certain things.

You can't unlock without setting up a Xiaomi account that includes, from memory, your email address, phone number, and date of birth.

Your memory really is not great, and you can use throwaway emails to deal with registering/receiving codes from them.

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You're using sleep as android

OP could've changed the settings according to the docs to repeat backup alarms with that app :)

https://docs.sleep.urbandroid.org/alarms/backup.html

RIP their neighbour.

Fun tidbit? I have a Cubot King Kong Pro (yes, it's called that) which has the old Nokia feature of actually turning the phone on if its off to sound a scheduled alarm. I left my Cubot in my locker at work and it wasn't until I got back in a week or so later did my locker neighbour tell me about my locker, making funny sounds....I have "Fuck You Mr Garrison" as one of my alarm tones.

Ooops.

New phone with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus: should I still buy a screen protector? (www.corning.com)

Basically the title, I received a new price with a significant price tag (at least for me). My previous ones I didn’t care much so they weren’t protected. Given that I’d like to keep this one in good shape I’d like to know your experiences: does it still make sense to buy screen protectors nowadays? If so, also on newer...

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The main thing about having a screen protector to me is it having a bonus oleophobic coating besides the one that comes with your phone (and gets worn off with shit like hand sanitizer).

That means I can just chuck another one on when it eventually turns to shit and / or I wanna sell / give the phone away and I wouldn’t worry too much about “brands”.

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How long have you had your S7?

That must be knocking on a bit now, and to be honest you could save yourself some wonga but still enjoy an upgraded experience even with some older…ish Android phones.

Which brings me to another question. Is Samsung the only OEM you’re looking at, because there’re some pretty good deals from others such as Moto/Xiaomi/Sony etc?

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I think it’s bloody excellent in both that you’ve had that phone so long, and now have the mindset to shop in advance for something to buy outright (I hate contract phones) for something that will see you right again for hopefully as long again.

Each OEM has their ups and downs, and what I’d do is watch some YT reviews from reputable peeps like MrMobile whilst then loading up GSMarena’s phone compare tool to check the specs of devices that take your fancy, and then hit up eBay/Swappa etc to see what after sale prices are like to determine if owners devices are holding their price (cheap after prices = poopeyer phone?) but also showing if people are keeping them… because they just work without complaint. Just like your S7 for the past 7 years 👌

Good stuff, and happy phone shopping you ;)

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You can’t get rid of Whatsapp.

Very true, but you can also never ever give them your number and then get funny looks from friends, colleagues, and pretty much everyone in the UK.

I for one am proud of getting those funny looks.

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It is an option, believe me, you’re just doing what your employer tells you to.

But they can’t force you to use WhatsApp unless you signed a contract of employment stating so? And if you did that the onus falls on you.

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What data in particular are you after pulling from Bromide?

I’ve never used it so not aware of its interface but most browsers allow you to grab your usernames / passwords (tip: it’s a bad idea to store them in a browsers data and a password manager the better route) even if it means doing each one individually if it doesn’t allow mass exporting of data.

But as the above commenters have said using an out of date browser is something to put some time aside to fix. Good luck!

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You can do a few of the shake gestures with Tasker actually, but Moto gestures generally require some fiddling about with the ROM itself and isn’t something Lineage offers out of the box AFAIK.

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Obvious elephant in the room is some of these mobile environments are stigmatized by the need for “security” and taking away the freedom of what a desktop OS offers.

The very best example is the background playback of audio on a website called YouTube.com.

Why you can’t play things in the background (yes, I have Kiwi etc and can do this) on mobile is very very telling, and will only get more restrictive.

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Why not, post something here that’s like you say pretty niche and generates discussion about it?

If it wasn’t posted here I wouldn’t have heard about it and why I subscribe to such places for news on these devices.

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That sounds like your /efs partition has been corrupted / wiped.

And, if you didn’t backup said partition before tinkering you’re screwed.

Sorry.

ladfrombrad Mod ,
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That’s just bait asking to be stolen.

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(Galnet) MIUI at one point used to be the ROM to install back in the day.

Now, typing from this Mi 11 meme it’s a whole different kettle of fish. Security app is what I would call snake oil leaning for towards spyware, then all the other uninstallable apps from MIUI are tracking apps / dupes.

To be honest though being able to uninstall YouTube should be a given but Google won’t allow that either, even though it’s a “website”.

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Not only security implications, it’s also the time sink and apps crying about Safetynet being unable to be passed I find the Pihole + browser extensions / Tampermonkey etc somewhat of a sweet compromise.

I keep getting nagged by someone to try either AdGuard or NextDNS on my Pi but also…lazy/busy at work :(

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    Another Xiaomi (M11 Lite) owner here and when I seen your post last night I checked my average temps and even now, while I’m fast charging it it generally never gets much hotter than the ambient temperature (~25°) during normal use. And like someone else said using a slow charger wouldn’t see mine go up to 30°+ whilst charging.

    i.imgur.com/KK4VANP.jpg

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    Hazard a guess, those users are on Android 7 or less and as per the description of the Play Store listing

    If your device is running Android 7 or an earlier version, it will not receive an update for this app. This app may indicate that it is not compatible with your device, but this does not mean that the app is malfunctioning or causing your device to malfunction.

    This is making them take to the Play Store perhaps? Thing is, the app is showing last updated in Feb 2023 for me so, I dunno.

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    I don’t see no Praise DuArTe?

    Do you need to go see an eye doctor?

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    /uj

    Remember all the geeks used to make their bootanimations loadingicons or gifs? That’s what you’re looking at.

    /

    An Assmung is an Assmung.

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    I use FlowX (formerly Weather bomb).

    Might not be the prettiest of apps but sure gives up lots of data from different sources, and someone else said I like the radar aspect of it.

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    It’s simply being able to swipe up/down/left/right on the radar to scan the different factors of weather coming it, especially when I’m going to work.

    I work outside all day long but also travel to work on an escooter too so knowing if it’s gonna be windy/pissing it down or, sunny (UK here, this is rare) factors in how I arrive by foot/scoot and what I need to wear that day.

    is anyone else bothered by the lack of the 3 buttons at the bottom

    So i just bought Asus rog phone 6d and im extremely bothered by the lack of the back ,home and whatewer is the 3 one called buttons on the news androids. Is this something you all got used to with time or does this still bother you( IT really fells much less intuitive compared to the old 3 buttons ,alghtough preferably i would...

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    Yeah, I’m lucky that I have the option of both gesture or three button nav of which, I still use the latter because it’s better for me.

    I was big on gestures back in the day with LMT and something I’ve found with MiuiOS is they now have that with Quick Ball as it’s called. It’s ace, and also a bit like AOSP Browser side gestures which I also used to use.

    Further, slightly off topic ranting? Yes, where I work they currently have an obsession with installing touchscreens on HMI panels to control machinery. Problem is the touch resolution on them is dogshit so peeps end up start trying to use with them with their pens etc and physically damage the screen.

    Before these touchscreen “interfaces”, we had nice IP68 physical buttons on a Siemens panel that did the very same functions. Sickens me how much they cost for a lower quality interface.

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