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How's Samsung's One UI these days?
  • Biggest one for me would be the paged app drawer. I hate scrollig ones like you get on a Pixel and with recent Android versions and most 3rd party launchers don't work that great. Also the AOD on Samsung phones is much better, the app quicklaunch and clipboard history sidepannels are really great, bixby routines can be useful and the whole quicksettings area is so much better with waaaay less padding and more useful toggles.

  • How's Samsung's One UI these days?
  • Pretty good. I always liked the many features and customization options on Samsung phones and now at least I also really like the polished look and feel (certainly leagues better than the awful Material U design).

    Also now the more expensive devices are easily fast enough to run everything without slowdown, however that can't be said about their cheper phones. I think for those the skin is too heavy, still.

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  • How does nobody of these morons understand that phones are in reality at least 80% pocket entertainment and content consumption machines. Yeah you can text, call and browse the web for answers I guess, but I bet that tiktok, instagram and youtube eclipse anything else in terms of time spent in these apps. Its not surprising that our phones are 6"+ pocket screens.

  • New AMD CPU leak looks like a perfect fit for Steam Deck 2
  • Why not? If you jump in now and get a deck you get better, more up to date hardware, as it should be. Also with a better chip its probably up to you if you want to use that to chase higher FPS and graphics or longer battery life.

  • UK ministers considering banning sale of smartphones to under-16s
  • No? The spectrum just got way wider. you can still buy 150$ phone, no problemo, its just gonna be a piece of junk. But same was true 10 years.

    Only thing that changed is that back in the day 300 - 400 phones gave you 90% of the experience of the 800 - 1000 phones. Thats different now.

  • Genuine Question - have you migrated DBMS on a Production System which wouldn't have been possible with vendor lock-in on the backend?

    This is something I have thought a lot recently since I recently saw a project that absolute didn't care in the slightest about this and used many vendor specific features of MS SQL all over the place which had many advantages in terms of performance optimizations.

    Basically everyone always advises you to write your backend so generically with technologies like ODBC, JDBC, Hibernate, ... and never use anything vendor specific like stored procedures, vendor specific datatypes or meta queries with the argument being that you can later switch your DBMS without much hassle.

    I really wonder if this actually happens in the real world with production Software or if this is just some advice that makes sense on surface level but in reality never pans out. I personally haven't seen any large piece of Software switch to a different DBMS, even if there would be long term advantages of doing so, because the risk and work to retest everything would be far too great.

    The only examples I know of (like SAP) were really part of a much larger rewrite or update rather than "just" switching DBMS.

    Any experience with Zen 1 idle power consumption running Proxmox?

    Hi, I'm planning an doing an upgrade to my hardware and I'm eying a used Ryzen 1700 or Ryzen 1800 (they are dirt cheap now and have an excellent upgrade path once people sell of their Ryzen 5000 CPUs).

    I'm however a bit concerned about the idle power consumption of such a System. My plan in terms of Software is to migrate my existing Proxmox System which is running 4 VMs and 6 LXC containers at the moment. Most of which are at < 3% CPU Ut. 99% of the day. Has anyone got any numbers or rough estimates how big the idle power draw of such a System would be? For a graphics card (just to have some kind of display output) I plan to use a GTX 220.

    [Closed] Is there a easy way to share a batch of synchthing folder keys?

    A few months ago I setup my own Synching Server and its been working great. I right now have 7 devices (server itself, phone, tablets, laptops, Desktops, ...) synching files from 5 different folders. The problem I have right now is that adding new folders / devices is a huge hassle since in order for EVERY device to properly be in sync I need to manually add for example a new folder to every device. If I were to add 5 new folders I would need to repeat this 5 times for 7 devices... I think you get the point.

    What I wanna know is if there is a simple way to basically share all the folder keys of a syncthing device with another device without manually copy pasting them? I don't really care if this would be by enabling some setting on the server or by copying around a file (I do this for example with my newpipe subscriptions and use syncthing for that).

    Also just creating one large folder is something I'm trying to avoid since not every device needs everything you loose the ability to fine control individual folders. I for example don't want my phone to start syncing my music library when I'm using data.

    EDIT :

    I played around a bit more and I found out that going into the server and marking all the devices add as introducers sends a notification to all these devices where you can easily share folders!

    Can anyone recommend me a setup to virtualize Linux under Windows that runs smoothly?

    I by now have wasted far too much time trying to setup a VM on my decently decked out machine (i5 13600KF, RTX 3080, 32GB DDR5, Win11 on a 4K Display) to run some kind of Linux in there that runs perfectly smooth - mostly for Development purposes.

    So far I have tried all 3 major vm hosting softwares for windows (VMWare, Hyper V and Virtual Box) along side various (admittedly beginner friendly) distros (Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Mint, ...) yet I have not once gotten a System up and running with smooth animations and no notable input latency. Also I have of course turned on Hardware virtualization in my bios and benchmarks usually show that CPU performance seems to be where I expect it.

    So I wanna ask the community what setup they are using under windows that just runs any kind of Linux smoothly and what point I may be missing.

    Also installing Linux natively is not really an option for me since I want to be able to run Multiplayer games and I still consider myself a Linux beginner and don't wanna commit to install Linux directly on my host machine yet.

    [PSA] Oneplus phones on Android 11 are being artificially throttled but there is a fix.

    Hi there, I wanna share this knowledge with about Oneplus phones on Android 11 since I don't think its well known how you to fix it. Basically as a "battery saving meassure" Oneplus is secretly without telling the user limiting performance of a wide range of Apps, like Social Media Apps, Browsers, etc. The performance in some cases can be down by a whooping 75% - which can be quite noticable.

    Unfortunately there is no easy method to turn this behavior off in the Settings App or whatever. But what you have to do is :

    • enter adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.oneplus.config
    • reboot the phone

    If you want a further explanation and me demonstrating the issue and how its fixed - check out this video :

    From my experience I noticed no other issues on my phone and the change had no real impact on my day to day battery life .

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