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  • First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
    —Martin Niemöller
  • Where to Recycle Filament?

    I have a huge bag of filament waste. Where should I send this? I know it is only commercially recyclable in like very specific cases so stuff like PLA will almost never be recycled. However, I do hear of companies accepting filament and they sell back the rolls and stuff. I'm not looking to make a profit or anything, just gotta get this off of me and I want the most sustainable way to do so.

    Standard Notes Premium

    When SimpleLogin merged with Proton, proton unlimited members are able to use SimpleLogin premium for free. Is that the case for Standard Notes? I haven't figured out a way to do this.

    Cube Purchase Advice

    I'm starting out with a cheap Mo Fang Ge brand cube but it's pretty stiff for my taste. I saw some videos about speedcubes and how you can adjust them and all that, thought it was neat. What are some good cubes out there? I would want to avoid any Chinese brand cubes if possible because cheap and Chinese probably means their workers aren't fairly compensated.

    Edit: after much research, I don't think a non-chinese brand cube will be possible. So I guess recommend me whatever the best options are. From the $10-20 range would be a good price for me.

    Solved My First Cube w/o Video Today!

    Fastest was 4:17. I'm trying to match it

    Learned how to do it w/ video yesterday using jperm's 10 min tutorial:

    Edit: I'll post my cube tmr if someone reminds me.

    How are Book Bans Constitutional?

    I know Florida, Texas, and other counties have tried and succeeded to ban books, I wonder how that is even legal since we have the first amendment. I tried doing research on this since Huntington Beach is banning books and people were petitioning against that at the main library.

    I made a little post asking people to petition on the Orange County sub.

    Beginner Linux Guides

    Are there any good resources for helping someone getting into Linux? One of my friends I never thought would get into Linux is asking me for help. He specifically is an advanced Windows power user. I also had someone who was a complete noob, even to Windows.

    For the noob, I suggested LMDE and Kubuntu and they've been having some issues installing LMDE.

    For the power user, I suggested the easy distros such as lmde, kubuntu, nobara but also told them if they wanted to jump into the deep end, arch is cool.

    However, my suggestions don't even cover DEs, WMs or what they even are. I just wish there was a good guide out there. I think that's the biggest hurdle, so many options and not knowing what to pick.

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    I'm Trying to Revive this Sub AMA
    Travel Ideas US and Canada

    Thinking about going somewhere with my family this summer, perhaps to Alaska, Hawaii (Kauai), or somewhere Canada.

    I would like to experience nice outdoor stuff and do fun activities while I'm there. Any ideas?

    USC Cancels Pro-Palestinian Valedictorian's Speech Over Security Concerns

    Squid Industries Goodies

    Apparently my cousin's best friend works marketing for Squid Industries and is Lucas's gf. So they sent me some stickers and some other goodies. Thanks Ashley!


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    Squid Industries Stickers! Squid Industries Stickers!

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    Squid Industries Stickers!

    Apparently my cousin's best friend works marketing for Squid Industries and is Lucas's gf. So they sent me some stickers and some other goodies. Thanks Ashley!


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    ThinkPad Alternatives

    So I'm looking for ThinkPad alternatives, so far I've see repairable laptops like the Framework laptop and the Tuxedo linux laptops. What other choices do I have if I want a tough, reliable, and utilitarian computer?

    What Are Some Things You Regret Buying or Bought but Never Used?

    I see posts talking about good BIFL items but I don't hear much about the other side of products that are bad or products you bought but don't even use.

    Arch is Easier to Use than Debian

    So the thing with Debian and any Debian based distro like Ubuntu or Linux Mint is there is no big centralized software repo like the AUR. Yes there is the apt repository but if you want something that's not in there, get ready to read the documentation or follow random guides.

    For example, one of my friends wanted to download an audio tool called Reaper. On Windows this is just looking up the application and clicking on the .exe. It really depends on the dev if they include a .deb, sometimes you might need to download the .sh file or they may tell you to compile it yourself. Perhaps, you have to add a ppa. On Arch, all I have to do is Paru -S Reaper, if there are multiple Reapers I can look for that by typing Paru Reaper.

    Now that Arch is so easy to install with the Archscript, and the software repo so vast and easy to use, is Debian really user friendly if you have to jump through several hoops to download programs?

    Edit: yeah yeah there's flathub and stuff but that's more of a last resort, optimally, you want to get it the correct way.

    Jean Memes

    Alright. What's the lore behind all the jean memes?

    YSK That There's a U.S Gov Program That Gets People Jobs

    There's a cool government program that trains and gets people jobs. They give people Housing, Basic Medical Care, Meals, Books, an Allowance, Clothing, and a Network of instructors and peers.

    It targets low-income young adults ages 16 through 24. Check it out, share it around to people who need it. It seems pretty unknown.

    Why Are People Hating on Julian Assange?

    I thought he was like one of the most important whistleblowers of our time exposing war crimes and shit. Some of you don't wanna see him live another day, why is that?

    Share Your Water Bottles!

    I know you guys got some cool bottles with stickers and stuff. Let me see all those hydrflasks, klean kanteens, nalgenes, zojirushis, etc!

    Data Removal Services

    Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with any of these companies, just a guy trying to get his data removed online.

    My last post on here I asked for advice on how to remove my information or just straight up not use my physical home address and instead maybe a p.o box. After all the feedback I got, I decided that it wasn't going to be possible. Also, it might not even be the bank that leaked my information but my government. Doesn't matter too much to me but it got leaked in the first place. As I looked at my data online I noticed that every one of my family member also had their info leaked, so it very well could be the government voting and dmv databases needing to have public records.

    So knowing this, that every citizen needed to have their info leaked online, what can I do about it? So there's pretty much one option, opt out and request data removals. Now I'm too lazy to go through the sites and request opt outs for each of them. So I decided to look at paid services that do this. So far I had DeleteMe, Incogni, Optery, Norton Privacy Assist, StackSocial, PrivacyBee, EasyOptOuts, etc.

    Who did I choose?

    After a lengthy time of searching, I chose EasyOptOuts

    TLDR; They're $20 a year, do removals 4 times a year and they wiped my info in less than 24hrs so it's worth every penny to me.

    I wrote more about them in my blog post if you guys want to learn more.

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