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Couldn’t this always be done by the developer using their own CSS via GtkCssProvider?


This write-up feels a little too politically biased. But aside from that, it does seem like a disproportional use of funds for an organization that makes millions and whose primary goal is Linux. It would be nice to see a better breakdown of funding.


Fish is my favorite. I can barely do without it. Only downside is some bash commands don’t work on it without modification.

But I’m also having a ton of fun right now with xonsh which lets you use python and bash together.


I downvote myself (or at least un-upvote myself) sometimes for a few reasons.

One, if I’ve made a mistake or been persuaded by another’s response.

Two, if I see another response that is better or more important than mine and I think theirs should be above mine (or mine below).


With his setup, I’m amazed that anything is working at all. It’s impressive that it’s working as well as it is.

And yeah, the false expectations part. It’s a pitfall for most people. It would actually be really interesting to watch someone who only grew up using Linux try and switch to Windows. I wonder how much more or less confusing it would be to them. That would be a good way to compare what is a true problem and what is just expectations. Windows has tons of quirks and bad design that people have normalized and learned to live with and have become non issues.


That’s exactly why they’re doing it. To “protect the brands”. Brands don’t want bad press or for others to know that people are mad at them.

Brands include media and governments. Not only does it hide bad press and community consensus, it helps them control what the public sees and believes. It also further hides any sort of manipulation they’d like to do (either with vote counts, or with the recommendation algorithms).


It’s ok, now we can just rely on Google/YouTube to let us know what is or isn’t misinformation!


Purely conspiracy theory here, but this comes just after the reveal that the FBI tried to get user info. Maybe the FBI weren’t happy with the lack of records Signal were keeping and this is a compromise. We have seen this sort of thing before. Gov wants info, an extra closed layer is created. If it’s not this, the timing is unfortunate.

Anyway, the blog post is very vague. In all those paragraphs they don’t even mention how this new implementation works. Just that the way it works now isn’t enough. Maybe the interfaces they mention becoming public will help understand it better, but of course the code is closed and unreleased so we’ll never really know.


Vitamin C is part of the official NIH Covid-19 Guidelines.

You can’t just say “Just get the vaccine” and stop there. That’s the opposite of science. Anything that has any potential to help people should be studied. Especially in cases where the medicine is highly available and low cost for disadvantaged people around the world.

Also, lots of medications (including ivermectin) are addressed in the official guidelines.

I have zero interest in getting in an argument for what people should or shouldn’t take. But to constantly refer to ivermectin as a “horse dewormer” is disinformation of a different kind. It’s FUD. And it’s harmful. It’s a great drug for certain human conditions and to fear monger it could really have a negative effect on people who might actually need it for treatment.

When people were doing this with Hydroxychloroquine it made it very difficult to get. My mother legitimately needed it for her health treatment and because people kept using it as a political issue it made it very difficult.

So I think instead of vilifying people or medications that can be used to help people, just stick to the truth. There’s no consensus. There’s no harm in studying it. Talk to your Dr.


I haven’t used logcat so excuse my ignorance, but from what I read it’s a log dumper.

What log file is the login info originally stored in?

Is it plaintext in the log file itself, or is it only plaintext after bring filtered through logcat?


I really like OpenLauncher! It’s nice looking and very responsive even on my very old phone. It does folder/category grouping on the desktop/dock, supports gestures and supports icon packs and color theming. I can’t set the wallpaper directly with OpenLauncher, but I usually set those with the gallery app and that works fine for me.


I believe Ubuntu has Shotwell installed by default. While it’s mainly a photo library organizer, it can also be used as a default image viewer (and then from there you can access its editing tools). Right click on an image and you should be able to “open with” Shotwell Image Viewer.


What about Mousepad or Featherpad? Gedit, Pluma, Geany are a little more featured but still good and snappy. Cudatext is like a mix of simple editor and Atom-like code editor. But it’s one of the faster editors I’ve used.


Have you tried MusicBrainz Picard?

If I understand right, you ripped a bunch of CDs using FreeDB but now want to use the MusicBrainz tags? Picard should be able to do that in bulk.


Good. That was an overreaction and a little silly.

Ethical issues aside, the research does highlight valid problems. I’d like to see the maintainers or the Linux Foundation address those problems and at least begin a discussion on how they could make the system better in the future to strengthen the review process.