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Mr. Cook, tear down that wall
  • Goggles are an absurd joke and yet another example of greed.

    They could have just connected that stupid wire that's already there to your MacBook and saved you thousands of dollars in processors while making the headset lighter and more comfortable but they had to cram it all into the headset so they could sell them for four thousand fucking dollars.

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    The Proton VPN Linux app now supports Permanent Kill Switch!
  • Find me a company that will refuse to comply with a lawful order from the Swiss government and I'll switch today. Until then, you have nothing to complain about.

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    The Proton VPN Linux app now supports Permanent Kill Switch!
  • Proton is a business. And ultimately to remain profitable they have to cater to the majority, and unfortunately the majority continue to use inherently insecure software and platforms. It makes no sense to me from an individual perspective (paying for something like Proton while using an OS full of malware and spyware or a platform that's hoarding and brokering your data) but it makes a lot of sense from a business perspective. If you want to be angry, be angry with the users.

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    The Proton VPN Linux app now supports Permanent Kill Switch!
  • Good progress has been made on the Linux VPN. It's not as shiny as the Windows and Mac versions but honestly it can start and connect and block connections all in the background at this point and I never even look at it anymore so giving it a shiny interface is probably a waste of resources.

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    Mr. Cook, tear down that wall
  • I'm not "relying" on that. I'm just pointing out the simple facts. The point is Apple will never "tear down that wall", regardless of how many journalists ask them to, because it makes them too much money.

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    HP is in the rent-a-printer business now
  • HP is so desperate for money that this is what they need to do to survive.

    It's not what they "need to do", it's just what makes them money. Printer scams have been around nearly as long as printers themselves, because suckers buy them. HP is just constantly pushing to see how much bullshit their consumers will tolerate.

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    Please don't use Discord for FOSS projects
  • I think it's safe to assume they created a FOSS project, as well as all of the associated social platforms, for people to use. I don't think it's unrealistic to request that they make a single platform available that doesn't exploit their users for profit.

    Certainly sounds demanding

    That's because you have a fundamental misconception regarding the difference between asking a question and making a demand. Here's a hint: one has a "question mark".

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    Meta will delete all non-migrated Oculus accounts in March - The Verge
  • People never learn.

    Something needs to be done about all the companies enticing you with a "buy" button and then later just deciding "ehhhhh nah I don't think we're gonna provide that anymore..."

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    2024 U.S. Electric Cars Listed From Lowest To Highest Energy Consumption
  • Update March 1, 2024: We should note that at the moment, this chart is lacking some of the popular models—including the Tesla lineup—because they unfortunately are not yet listed on the EPA website. We will include them in the future.

    Across 24200 miles I have averaged 273Wh/mi in a 2022 Model Y LR. I am shocked a 3 would do worse than that.

    A 3 with super grippy performance tires. Wheels and tires actually have a dramatic impact on efficiency.

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    Please don't use Discord for FOSS projects
  • I wanted to use Cosmos server but they only support Reddit, Discord and GitHub. I asked them to create a community on a platform that respects it's users. They declined, and their users ass-blasted me for "demanding" that they choose a different service. I can't use a project that has zero support options that don't exploit their users. Makes no sense to me.

  • Is it possible to create an OS that simply automatically runs .exe files through WINE/Proton/Bottles?

    I really enjoy Linux but I find myself having to keep Windows partitions around for software that specifically requires Windows.

    Proton makes everything easier by automatically running game files through a translation layer, and it "just works" quite well most of the time.

    Also VanillaOS can apparently auto-spin a container when you try to open a .deb or AUR package (this is my rudimentary understanding).

    Setting up WINE/Bottles, etc. is above my pay grade.

    Is it not possible to create an OS that just does the same thing as Steam but for the entire OS?

    Adding instances to your services?

    Hi friends, I managed to get a few services running (Mobilizon, Mastodon, PeerTube etc.), and I'm just now realizing that by default none of these federated networks are subscribed to anything?

    I'm going to be the only one using these services so I don't care about moderation or defederation. Is there no "subscribe all" button?

    And if not, are there comprehensive lists somewhere I can download and import?

    Thanks in advance.

    Help with NGINX? so close...

    Hi friends. I'm new to the whole homeserver. I managed to make a ton of progress very quickly using CasaOS but I've been hung up on this for a couple of days now.

    I have Jellyfin set up and working properly, locally. I configured Namecheap to forward requests from [subdomain] to [WAN]. I have my router set up to port forward requests from [WAN] 80 and 443 to NGINX on [LAN] port 81. I created a proxy host in NGINX to forward requests from [subdomain] to [LAN Server] on [LAN] port 8097 (Jellyfin container).

    Problem is when I type in [subdomain] into the browser, it takes me to the NGINX login page instead of the Jellyfin it's not forwarding the request? Not really sure what I'm doing wrong here. Any help is appreciated.

    Potential issue I see is that Jellyfin by default fires up on port 8097 but in the settings defaults HTTP to 8096 and...I'm not really sure why. Going to 8096 returns a "site can't be reached" error.

    How to prevent link hijacking on sites like Facebook, Reddit and Twitter?

    Lately I've noticed some mainstream sites injection tracking links into literally every link on their site.

    When I hover over it, it shows the correct link at the bottom of my browser, but if I click it or copy it, it takes me to a hijacked tracker link.

    Then I can't even get the original link without having my activity tracked.

    How do I get the original link that appears at the bottom of my browser?

    How are you all playing these insanely complex games?

    Just some off the top of my head: Destiny, Deep Rock Galactic, Overwatch, and most recently Baldur's Gate.

    I received BG3 as a gift. I installed and loaded up the game and the first thing I was prompted to do is to create a character. There are like 12 different classes with 14 different abilities and 10 ability classes. The game does not explain any of this. I went to watch a tutorial online to try and wrap my head around all of this. The first tutorial just assumed you knew a bunch of stuff already. The second one I found was great but it was 1.5 hours long. There is no in-game tutorial I could find.

    I just get very bored very quickly of analyzing character traits and I absolutely loathe inventory management (looking at you Borderlands). Often times my inventory fills up and then I end up just selling stuff that I have no idea what it does and later realizing it's an incredibly valuable item/resource and now I have to find more.

    So my question is this: Do you guys really spend hours of your day just researching on the internet how to play these games? Or do you just jump in and wing it? Or does each game just build on top of working knowledge of previous similar games?

    E: General consensus seems to be all of the above. Good to know!

    Rant: Valve's new Steam Deck screws speak volumes about their ethos.

    In case you're out of the loop, the old Steam Deck had Philips screws that screwed into self-tapping plastic holes. This lead to occasional stripped threads and often stripped screwheads.

    Valve absolutely did not have to change their screws, and its probably actually against their best interests. While other companies around the world are constantly in search of new ways to screw their own consumers, Valve goes out of their way to update their screws to make them easier to install/remove by changing to torx screws and added metal threads in the backplate. Those who know anything about mechanical engineering know this is not an insignificant amount of effort they put into it.

    This is a small change that makes a huge impact, and speaks volumes about the ethos of the company. It says:

    1. We want to make our devices last longer, and be easier to repair.

    2. If you want to buy the cheaper tier and save yourself a few bucks by installing whatever SSD you want, go right ahead.

    3. We trust you to make decisions for yourself.

    4. Most importantly, we respect you, the consumer, and want you to fully own and control the devices we sell.

    Valve is by no means perfect, and there's plenty more they could be doing, but they've earned my respect and my patronage and I won't buy games from anywhere else. I will buy whatever future products they sell, even if I don't think I'll use them regularly.

    anyone willing to walk a noob through getting some services running?

    I've tried to figure some of this stuff out but I really don't know what I'm doing. Most documentation is written with a vocabulary I don't understand. Tutorials assume a high-level understanding of coding, software, CLI and a bunch of other stuff.

    So far I've got an old gaming PC with a R7 2700x + 2060 Super and I think maybe it's overkill. I've got TrueNAS running on it but that's about as far as I got...

    Thinking maybe we can have an open Jitsi meeting and just anyone who needs help can get it (myself included 🙂)?

    Would anyone be interested in something like that?


    E: some people have imagined up some things that I said so let me be clear about what I did not say:

    At no time did I insist, beg, or demand that anyone help me.

    I did NOT ask anyone to help with a specific issue, nor should I be required to.

    I asked if anyone would be willing to help myself and possibly others to get some services running, and I asked to do it in a videoconference setting where we can have a discussion and where you can see what I'm doing as I'm doing it, out of respect for both of our time.

    If you are not interested, you do not need to come in here and announce it, and you sure as shit do not need to speak for anyone else on whether they will want to. Just keep scrolling.

    E2: special thanks to those who actually reached out and offered to help!

    why cant Steam Deck detect display resolution?

    Every PC I've ever used automatically detects and adjusts resolution to the display you connect to it. Even Nintendo Switch will detect when it's docked and automatically adjust the display resolution. But on Steam Deck you literally have to adjust the display resolution for every game, every time you switch displays.

    Since getting the SD I have shoved my PC into another room to displace the heat (until I get a mini-split) and I just stream from it to the Deck, whether docked at my desk or on the couch or on the big screen. But this really complicates that process unnecessarily.

    This has also not been fixed in Nobara or Chimera.

    What's the limitation there?