pineapplelover

@pineapplelover@lemm.ee

I use Arch btw

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pineapplelover ,

Damn that's some punk shit right there and fully support it

pineapplelover ,

There are so many forks though right? Hopefully they all keep going. I only found out about movie-web a couple months ago and it's pretty cool.

pineapplelover ,

For programming I use it a lot. Though, it's because the book hasn't been helpful and the professor is non-existent

pineapplelover ,

Ah yes but using vpns and e2ee email is illegal? Save the who now?

pineapplelover ,

How much do you reckon the first qdel tv cost? 20k?

pineapplelover ,

I think they're confusing democracy from capitalism

pineapplelover ,

I'll still stick with bitwarden, but if I were to introduce someone very tech illiterate, I would probably recommend proton

pineapplelover ,

Sometimes you have to long press on the password box and bitwarden might appear or a little "autofill" option may appear along in the 3 vertical dots pop up. Most of the time, Bitwarden auto pops up for me.

I feel like if you're already using Bitwarden and you're talking to us on Lemmy, you're not tech illiterate.

pineapplelover ,

Doesn't work on grapheneos unfortunately. Unless I'm doing something wrong

pineapplelover ,

Nah they should've made csgo2 a different game in the store and keep csgo1 the same like they did for cs source and all the other older versions

pineapplelover ,

I play cs2 on arch linux and it works perfectly fine.

What're some of the dumbest things you've done to yourself in Linux?

I'm working on a some materials for a class wherein I'll be teaching some young, wide-eyed Windows nerds about Linux and we're including a section we're calling "foot guns". Basically it's ways you might shoot yourself in the foot while meddling with your newfound Linux powers....

pineapplelover ,

I deleted some python folder and my systems have been having troubles saying the file isn't there

pineapplelover ,

I was gonna recommend kubuntu for a first time user, seems a bit of a hassle then doesn't it?

pineapplelover ,

I thought kubuntu was fairly stable

pineapplelover ,

Thinking of recommending nobara os. It seems pretty good now that it uses kde

pineapplelover ,

I think it should be fine though, if not, kde neon also seems to be good.

pineapplelover ,

Then what's a good beginner distro that uses kde and doesn't break all the time?

pineapplelover ,

Professor pulled up this quote in physics 3. I showed it to my friend months before and we just looked at each other

pineapplelover ,

My public library has one and has a bunch of teen books, manga, video games, board games, they just got some arcade machines, and they got some 3d printers. They got events going on from time to time for the kids as well.

pineapplelover ,

I fucking love libraries

pineapplelover ,

I didn't even go to my prom. Don't think anybody forces you to go to prom.

How Political Campaigns Use Your Data to Target You, and What You Can Do to Protect Your Privacy ( www.eff.org )

Political campaigns tap into the same intrusive adtech tracking systems used to deliver online behavioral ads. We saw a glimpse into how this worked after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the system has only grown since then....

pineapplelover ,
  1. My personal phone number is different from the number I use for dmv, documents, banking so I don't get telemarketer ads or whatever.

  2. I use ublock, vpn with filter block, dns with adblocking

  3. I pretty much only use lemmy and I use ddg for search engine.

I don't think I've ever seen a political ad. Perhaps when I used youtube's app but I use libretube, newpipe, youtube piped now.

'Vortex Cannon vs Drone' - Mark Rober shows off tech from a "defense technology company that specializes in advanced autonomous systems". That seems bad

I've enjoyed Mark Rober's videos for a while now. They are fun, touch on accessible topics, and have decent production value. But this recent video isn't sitting right with me...

pineapplelover ,

It does seem interesting though. I was thinking of getting one for my sister but I believe the price deterred me.

pineapplelover , (edited )

What's wrong with Palmer Luckey. I don't have much research on him but I believe Oculus was better before he sold out to Facebook.

pineapplelover ,

Didn't the guy work on the Mars Rover at nasa though?

pineapplelover ,

I think it's because Mark wants to interest a young audience rather than building some very complicated stuff little kids wouldn't be able to do.

pineapplelover ,

Dude was a nasa engineer. Just because he doesn't do the complicated stuff on yt doesn't mean he's not capable of doing so. I do wish he did complex stuff though.

pineapplelover ,

Check out nextdns or quad9. Though, on mobile, I would look into using a vpn like mullvad or protonvpn, they have malware and ad blocking built in too. I prefer this method because I use school wifi a lot and they force their google dns on the phone so I can't use nextdns or quad9, vpn will get around that and filter your traffic.

pineapplelover ,

I think all modern browsers already switch to https only but if you want more browser options there is stuff like Firefox Focus and Brave browser on ios. You can put adblockers in firefox focus I think and brave has one built in if you're into that. But yeah, sucks they all have to run webkit.

pineapplelover ,

Yeah, I have considered doing this and I just don't have the time and patience for it. I currently pay $20/year for easyoptouts and it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made. I believe they check back and scrape periodically throughout the year and it's very effective.

https://easyoptouts.com/

pineapplelover ,

I've searched the web for my name, home, and phone number. Haven't found anything on myself yet.

Your information is already out there, they could've easily have found the information by indexing the other sites as well, they didn't have to wait for you to submit a request with info they could've found online.

Same thing with Easyoptouts, these guys don't ask for anything other than the information you want removed already public online, they don't ask for ssn or any other private info.

pineapplelover , (edited )

They checked over 160 brokers and my info was only on 71 of them, which they opted out of. There are probably more data broker sites who use the data on one of these so the rest of my info got scrubbed that way.

You said I'm not good with searching myself, how do you suggest I look for myself then?

This is kind of an odd line of reasoning to hide behind. One one hand you are willing to pay to have your data removed, on the other hand you don't mind a service actively handing over data because its "already out there"

I'm just saying that worst case scenario, I will repeat to them information they could've easily found online already, so there's not much damage they can do that hasn't already been done.

It would be less of an issue if once your data is removed its permanent but there is nothing stopping brokers from re-adding you, and now your on the radar of new brokers.

Yes, some of these brokers might re-add, this is why I pay for the service, it will check again throughout the year, every 4 months iirc. If you were to do this manually, I don't think you would have the time or patience to opt out of over 160 sites every 4 months.

pineapplelover ,

Ima save your comment for when I get a dog. Thanks

pineapplelover ,

They can all be good for gaming. The distro doesn't matter. Use what you find efficient, pretty, customized to your liking. They can all game. Don't install Popos because it's gaming oriented you can game on vanilla arch if you wanted to or debian. Arch won't matter much unless you have the newest hardware.

pineapplelover ,

I've tried magic earth and am using organic maps right now. It's pretty good and I use it. Though, it won't have traffic reports and stuff which kinda sucks. For busing around, I use the website my county bus system has, which has a google map backend thing which shows which bus stops to go to.

Are you running a Tor Relay?

Hiya, so been on the lookout for different services that I could help host for others to benefit from. I think TOR is a great project, and I'd like to contribute. So been thinking about hosting a TOR relay lately, and wondering how people's experience is with running one? Please correct me if I'm wrong - but as far as I know, it...

pineapplelover ,

If you do, do it in a vps. Because, if you do it at home, your isp won't be too keen on your traffic.

pineapplelover ,

And mixed fraction too. These little calculators have so many features. My casio 991ex has a spreadsheet thing I haven't had the chance to use yet. They're so cool.

pineapplelover ,

I'm interested in what career you have. Are you a professor of historical aviation?

pineapplelover ,

Very interesting. I also do 3d printing for fun hee hee. Yeah, I know a lot of people from humanities who've jumped over to tech. One of the people I know was Art but they have been in tech for over a decade now

pineapplelover ,

I believe they mentioned they worked help desk, QA, software programmer, and then I think possibly something in networking

pineapplelover ,

Fucking love Babba is You. Such an underrated game

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