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What're some of the dumbest things you've done to yourself in Linux?
  • Sadly no. It sounds plausible, which is why I tried it. However there can be unreconcilable package dependencies and all apt can give you is a choice between one broken mess or another.

    You might be able to do it if you bypassed apt. Perhaps if you get the list of packages the new OS needs, just download them with apt, then uninstall almost all dpkg packages with purge, then install the new ones.

  • ‘This is dangerous and irresponsible,’ Loblaw responds to posters scattered around Toronto encouraging people to steal from its stores in May - NOW Toronto
  • Respond to a shoplifting signal on Loblaw shoplifting day, take uniform off before entering the store. Shoplift and stash haul in trunk. Put uniform back on, ask the Loblaw manager what seems to be the problem.

  • What're some of the dumbest things you've done to yourself in Linux?
  • Stupid 1

    Made a 4-disk RAID10, back when 160GB disks were boss and I couldn't afford WD Raptors. Fiddled with some tune2fs options to make it even faster. After a reboot, fsck found some errors. Asked if I want to fix them. I said yes. It asked again for some more errors. I said yes. Eventually I jammed a screwdriver in the keyboard to accept every prompt. After a while of this a grim feeling came over me that fsck might not be doing me a favor. Stopped the machine. Booted into a live CD, mounted the fs, a good number of music and other files were gone. Luckily the corruption wiped mostly larger files like audio and video which were replaceable. I started making backups after that.

    Here's what 160GB disks sequential read benchmarks used to look like:

    Stupid 2

    Around the same time I tried to convert Debian to Ubuntu by replacing the Debian repos in apt with Ubuntu's and following with dist-upgrade.

  • [Noob] Is it worth getting a LTS kernel?
  • It depends on whether you like your OS to be boring or not. If you like it boring and the LTS kernel works for you, use it.

  • Thought I was being clever...
  • I think I found one that has the pins. It's by OWC and I think they've "solved" the fact that it can be dangerous if the wrong thing plugs into it by permanently tethering it to their USB-C cable.

  • JellyBox - Music player for Jellyfin
  • Flutter - nice.

  • The little smart home platform that could How Home Assistant plans to transition from an enthusiast platform to a mainstream consumer product.
  • In a press release, the foundation stated its aim is “to fight against surveillance capitalism, and offer a counterbalance to Big Tech influence, in the smart home — by focusing on privacy, choice, and sustainability for smart home users.”

    Happily spending money on my monthly subscription. ✊

  • National Bank CEO Slams Canada's Capital Gains Tax Increase
  • For people who've had the switch flipped in their heads that labor generates all wealth, which is being distributed unequally, this is just confirmation that it was the right move.

  • Immich v1.102.0 - ⚠️ Breaking Changes (OPT-IN ONLY)
  • I was surprised to see the default compose file not force the user to specify an external directory for the database.

  • The fix is scheduled for the next release
  • Found the Microsoft agent.

  • No online shopping, travel: China's punitive measures for 'blacklisted' debt defaulters
  • Whether they're subjects to the CCP or not, the money they've collected came from surplus Chinese workers created but did not receive. So yeah, it's a symptom of underpaid labor.

  • Google sacked staff protesting about contract with Israel
  • Not true in union shops.

  • Budget Astroturfing in Full Effect
  • ⚰️☠️

  • Budget Astroturfing in Full Effect
  • Likely the worst in decades.

  • New survey finds Canadians can’t cope with increasing numbers of international students
  • mismanaged finances by post-secondary institutions in the country.

    That's a funny way to spell "chronic underfunding."

  • Iran Issues Unprecedented Nuclear Threat in Duel With Israel
  • A bit of a click bait title. They said they would hit Israel's nuclear facilities if Israel attacks Iran's.

  • Tech industry warns budget's capital gains proposals could cause 'irreparable harm'
    www.collingwoodtoday.ca Tech industry warns budget's capital gains proposals could cause 'irreparable harm'

    TORONTO — The federal budget is being met with disdain from Canada's innovation industry, including tech darling Shopify, which called the capital gains measures in the fiscal plan a potential cause of "irreparable harm.

    Tech industry warns budget's capital gains proposals could cause 'irreparable harm'

    Sounds like the tax is on point!

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    If you've recently started experiencing input delay / lag in GNOME Terminal in Ubuntu 22.04

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/19442327

    > It's a known bug from upstream mutter. A fix is being worked on and there's a PPA with the updated packages by the Ubuntu developer working on the fix. It resolved the problem on my end.

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    Ubuntu (Linux) @lemmy.ml Avid Amoeba @lemmy.ca
    If you've recently started experiencing input delay / lag in GNOME Terminal in Ubuntu 22.04

    It's a known bug from upstream mutter. A fix is being worked on and there's a PPA with the updated packages by the Ubuntu developer working on the fix. It resolved the problem on my end.

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    Thought I was being clever...

    ...in using my Framework 2.5GbE cards to speed up a large data transfer to 2.5Gb. Got 0.28 instead. 🤭

    These aren't the USB-A to USB-C adapters I was looking for. 😂

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    DF54 vs. DF64 | How Much Difference Can 10 Millimeters Make?

    It seems both produce nearly identical grind profile. The DF54 is slower.

    I'm considering replacing a Sette with a DF54.

    Does anyone have the DF54? Impressions?

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    Card-Check Union Certification In B.C. Has Been A Major Success
    www.readthemaple.com Card-Check Union Certification In B.C. Has Been A Major Success

    The number of union applications grew by 48.8 per cent in 2023 from the previous year due in part to the new model.

    Card-Check Union Certification In B.C. Has Been A Major Success
    0
    Backing up Immich

    The backup doc from Immich states that one should use Postgres' dump functionality to backup the database, as well as copy the upload location.

    Is there any counter indication to doing this instead:

    • Create a dir immich with subdirs db and library
    • Mount the db dir as a volume for the database
    • Mount the library dir as a volume for the upload location
    • Backup the whole immich dir without dumping the Postgres db. (Stop Immich while before doing this)
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    Hidden cameras reveal how big banks are upselling you (Marketplace)

    I'm not old enough to know, have Canadian banks been less profit driven and corrupt in the decades past?

    I've seen none of this from the credit union I switched to a few years ago.

    Also that was a pretty shitty look for the finance minister dodging the CBC. She could've stopped and spared a few words, even if just lip service. Perhaps as a finance minister, she's got the Big 5 permanently in one of her ears.

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    micromobility - Ebikes, scooters, longboards: Whatever floats your goat, this is micromobility @lemmy.world Avid Amoeba @lemmy.ca
    Grin's Perspective on Ebike Battery Fires, 20 Years of Experience - Live from the BC Bike Show

    Good talk on ebike battery fires by Jason from Grin/ebikes.ca

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    A long-awaited change to Canadian banking is coming
    globalnews.ca A long-awaited change to Canadian banking is coming. What to know - National | Globalnews.ca

    Change is in the works that will give Canadian consumers and businesses significantly more control over their financial data, in what’s known as open banking.

    A long-awaited change to Canadian banking is coming. What to know - National | Globalnews.ca

    > Open banking works by giving consumers the option to share their banking data with other firms. The most common use is granting access to budgeting or money management apps and companies, so that a customer can pool different bank accounts and credit cards into one place.

    Ah yes, finally what we've been missing in our financial system! 🤭

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    Importing Google Photos Takeout to Immich

    I'm trying to decide how to import my Google Photos Takeout backup. I see two general ways:

    • Import it by uploading it to Immich (immich-go, etc.)
    • Add it as an External library

    Has anyone done it one way or the other? Any recommendation, pros/cons or gotchas?

    15
    Your Pixel is getting even better...

    Hot damn that's a large update! Anyone know what's in it?

    E: It's QPR2.

    5
    Linus reviewed (roasted) our phone | Fairphone reacts

    I can't believe some of the points Linus made against the Fairphone, especially given he's onboard with the same compromises for the Framework laptop. 🤭

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    Second hand disks?
    www.ebay.ca Internal Hard Disk Drives 16 TB Storage Capacity for sale | eBay

    Get the best deal for Internal Hard Disk Drives 16 TB Storage Capacity from the largest online selection at eBay.ca. | Browse our daily deals for even more savings! | Free shipping on many items!

    What do you think about buying second hand disks and using higher redundancy?

    For example 4x 16TB in RAIDz2? Is anyone using something like that? How's it performing, reliability-wise?

    E: Thanks all for the opinions and information!

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    Turn off Circle to Search

    In case you erroneously run into Circle to Search and you want to disable it like me.

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    Unironic bible ad on the TTC

    For a few moments I was looking for a Church of Satan signage. 🤭

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