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Aotearoa Weekly Kōrero 26/6/2024
  • I'm curious, can we have something like automation in LibreOffice? I mean like in VBA, where I can pull data and export excel charts.

  • Aotearoa Weekly Kōrero 26/6/2024
  • It's been a month since I started journey with Linux Mint as my daily driver. I enjoy tinkering with things like PulseEffects (trying to create similar sound effects as in Windows). Also tried to customize Conky, but I think I need to learn Lua.

    I also found out that my setup without a swap file / partition. I guess it because I use btrfs for the root partition, so the Mint installer replaced swap with some tmpfs folders. I only realized after I got stuck in OOM. 😂😂

  • Pity, really.
  • Just like me, I also grew up with Windows XP and still playing Master of Orion on Linux today.

  • I'm Not a Programmer, but Here’s Why Linux Is My Daily Driver
  • As a M$ Windows user for years, I can tell you there's little to no incentive in Linux development. That's why M$ Windows is so much better than Linux, they give incentives / rebates to hardware manufacturers if they can sell pre-installed Windows PCs/Laptops. So they are willing to build device drivers to support Windows.

    I don't get it why you have to blame Samba devs? SMB protocol was built by M$. It's not easy to build something like Samba, at least they need to analyze how the SMB protocol works. If you want a better compatibility for sharing data with SMB you should use M$ Windows.

  • How can I quickly "unclog" firefox when it runs out of memory (with 1000/2000 tabs)
  • If you need offline version of the sites you can save them with SingleFileZ

  • How can I quickly "unclog" firefox when it runs out of memory (with 1000/2000 tabs)
  • because today's computer are so incredibly weak they can't handle a few megabytes of text anymore.

    I mean, sites today are more richer compared to earlier 2000s. We have css, more complex js scripts, embedded fonts, embedded videos etc. I'm sure you understand that it takes more than a few megabytes of RAM.

  • Adobe's Employees Are Just As Upset at the Company As Its Users: Report
  • Adobe is an evil company that will do whatever it takes to F its users,” one employee wrote, echoing sentiments

    Microsoft : first time?

  • How can I easily and conveniently transfer files wirelessly between my linux computer and android phone?
  • KDE Connect or LocalSend, you can even use tethering from Android without a wireless router.

  • How can I easily and conveniently transfer files wirelessly between my linux computer and android phone?
  • KDE Connect or LocalSend, you can even use tethering from Android without a wireless router.

  • upgrade windows home to windows pro
  • Just use KDEConnect or LocalSend, it's not safe to use RDP to share files.

  • Google, Cloudflare & Cisco Will Poison DNS to Stop Piracy Block Circumvention * TorrentFreak
  • Cisco operates from the ISP side, they'll poison DNS through their routers. And you should be aware that your ISP will employ Deep Packet Inspection which can also be done with Cisco routers. That means they can intercept internet traffic, especially if your internet connection is not encrypted.

  • How does Lemmy (Mander in particular) sort "hot" and "active" posts?
  • Mander is not the only instance having this issue. Other instances like lemmy.nz (it was), reddthat also aussie.zone, monyet.cc have similar issue since months ago. I assume the culprit is cogent's de-peering drama not from lemmy itself.

    https://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/9896-ntt-cogent-peering-dispute-increasing-latency-for-some-routes

    https://www.reddit.com/r/networking/comments/1cu13bv/cogent_depeering_tata/

    And those lemmy instances are hosted in APAC.

    Also you can check federation issue with this

    https://phiresky.github.io/lemmy-federation-state/site?domain=lemmy.world

    And if I'm not mistaken our admin has solution regarding the issue a while ago, you may ask Dave.

  • Proton Mail Discloses User Data Leading to Arrest in Spain
    restoreprivacy.com Proton Mail Discloses User Data Leading to Arrest in Spain

    Proton Mail came under scrutiny for its role in a legal request by the Spanish authorities leading to the identification and arrest of a user.

    Proton Mail Discloses User Data Leading to Arrest in Spain
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    Hundreds of protesters attempt to storm Tesla factory near Berlin
    news.sky.com Hundreds of protesters attempt to storm Tesla factory near Berlin

    It comes after a suspected arson attack in March claimed by a far-left group knocked out power supplies for almost a week, bringing production to a halt.

    Hundreds of protesters attempt to storm Tesla factory near Berlin
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    Aotearoa Weekly Kōrero 7/5/2024
  • Woahh thanks a lot Dave! Very interesting thread, I'll try on my V14 first maybe also X240 later.

    If you don't have another windows machine then I think it's a good idea to duel boot Windows initially. I've been running Linux as a daily driver the past couple of years but still occasionally do stuff in Windows. It's pretty rare these days, though!

    Yup I was thinking to start familiarize myself with Linux as a daily driver. I still need Windows for some times, because of .xlsx files from work used a lot of formulas and VBA.

  • A definitive list of woke and non-woke foods
  • Damn, a 40-year-old man is a boomer and he became a minister. This really sucks..

  • Aotearoa Weekly Kōrero 7/5/2024
  • Just bought Lenovo laptop, and thinking to start using Linux as daily OS, dual boot with Windows as I still need Lenovo Vantage.

  • Russia steps up attacks on energy facilities with Ukraine 'vulnerable' without stronger air defences
    news.sky.com Russia steps up attacks on energy facilities with Ukraine 'vulnerable' without stronger air defences

    Experts suggest that while Kyiv awaits its much-needed air defences from the West, it is a race to see how quickly they are delivered versus how much damage Russia can sustain on the frontline.

    Russia steps up attacks on energy facilities with Ukraine 'vulnerable' without stronger air defences
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    Transpower warns of possible power shortages on Friday
  • I mean Taupo lake looks a bit low?

  • Transpower warns of possible power shortages on Friday
  • Thank you for the information, yes it is a bit confusing for me, because the article doesn't explain about low water levels.

  • Transpower warns of possible power shortages on Friday
  • Thanks for this information, yes it is a bit confusing for me, because the article does not explain about low water levels.

  • Transpower warns of possible power shortages on Friday
  • Common enough; but I wonder if this is a symptom of new generation not keeping up with attempts to reduce emissions. Less coal/gas power generation & less wood-fired heating combining with a cold snap.

    Yeah, I guess coal/gas power.still needed during the colder months.

    "We will work with lines companies to, as a last resort, switch off power to locations for a short period of time."

    Asked if she could guarantee this wouldn't happen during the colder months, Bramley said no.

    "No power system can absolutely guarantee supply but as we've seen today, when industry comes together we can make sure there is enough in the system."

  • Transpower warns of possible power shortages on Friday
  • MetService has forecast temperatures to plunge overnight, with Christchurch set to fall to -4 degrees Celsius

    I tought temperatures below 0°C are common in NZ 🤔

  • This snake goes to extremes to play dead — and it appears to pay off
    www.sciencenews.org This snake goes to extremes to play dead — and it appears to pay off

    When dice snakes fake their death to avoid predators, those that use a combination of blood, poop and musk spend less time pretending to be dead.

    This snake goes to extremes to play dead — and it appears to pay off
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    World extends run of heat records for an 11th month in a row
    phys.org World extends run of heat records for an 11th month in a row

    April was the Earth's 11th consecutive month of record-breaking heat, with warmer weather already sweeping across Asia and a hotter-than-usual summer expected in Europe.

    World extends run of heat records for an 11th month in a row
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    Researchers Discover First Effective Treatment for Spitting Cobra Snakebite
    www.sci.news Researchers Discover First Effective Treatment for Spitting Cobra Snakebite | Sci.News

    Researchers from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and elsewhere used cellular and mouse experiments to determine which toxins in certain African spitting cobra venom are responsible for causing tissue damage.

    Researchers Discover First Effective Treatment for Spitting Cobra Snakebite | Sci.News
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    How NASA's Roman mission will hunt for primordial black holes
    phys.org How NASA's Roman mission will hunt for primordial black holes

    Astronomers have discovered black holes ranging from a few times the sun's mass to tens of billions. Now a group of scientists has predicted that NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope could find a class of "featherweight" black holes that has so far eluded detection.

    How NASA's Roman mission will hunt for primordial black holes
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    Germans grill Olaf Scholz over soaring cost of doner kebabs
    www.theguardian.com Germans grill Olaf Scholz over soaring cost of doner kebabs

    Die Linke party is among those calling for a Dönerpreisbremse or price cap on the hugely popular street food

    Germans grill Olaf Scholz over soaring cost of doner kebabs
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    Frequent teen vaping might boost risk of toxic lead and uranium exposure
    medicalxpress.com Frequent teen vaping might boost risk of toxic lead and uranium exposure

    Frequent teen vaping might boost the risk of exposure to lead and uranium, potentially harming brain and organ development, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

    Frequent teen vaping might boost risk of toxic lead and uranium exposure
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    Long ago, a lake on Mars might have been sprawling with microbes
    www.space.com Long ago, a lake on Mars might have been sprawling with microbes

    Curiosity discovered manganese oxide in bedrock in a Martian region that may have been a shoreline billions of years ago.

    Long ago, a lake on Mars might have been sprawling with microbes
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