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Cake day: mai. 26, 2021


You used some shallow rhetoric so I participated in shitposting. You stated the obvious to which I responded with humor because I was unsure if you are joking or just stupid. By that I owned myself apparently.

tbh where I live the air steadily got better since the revolution against our “communist” authoritarian government. (only english article I could find, idk that company but the data seems correct) For a brief moment in the early 90s we even met our climate goals, just by abolishing socialism :D

Would self-hosting a Nextcloud instance locally without an internet connection be viable?

Yes, that should be no problem. Some nextcloud plugins might require a domain name and/or a https connection. If you can’t use your own DNS server you can change the clients hosts-file. Iirc docker and snap versions of nextcloud will auto-generate self signed ssl certificates and you can use a reverse-proxy if they don’t. (e.g. use caddy, it will automatically generate certificates) You won’t be able to update regularly, so you should only let trusted users into your network.

Idk about gitlab, but I’m sure you can run gitea offline, if you don’t need any of the fancy gitlab features. (It’s faster too+ you can set up gitea to login with the nextcloud account.)

Websites usually use transport encryption but the password itself isn’t encrypted. There are authentication schemes that won’t send plaintext passwords (by involving some kind of challenge) but they won’t work without javascript (except http digest access authentication but thats no good) and you shouldn’t ask web-developers to implement them since they will find a way to fuck it up.

where the hell did you get “degeneracy” from this?

“Putin saves good christians from degeneracy” is a pretty common right-wing meme.

Germany closed down all their nuclear plants

That’s wrong: 3 plants are still running (probably) until the end of this year.

the end result was that they just started using more fossil fuels.

This is true, but the reason isn’t the lack of alternatives but incompetent and corrupt state and federal government. They sabotaged the domestic solar sector, they made running private (roof-) solar plants unnecessarily complicated, they made building new (on-shore) wind parks basically impossible and they blocked the extension of the electrical grid. (And thats just the stuff I remember from the top of my head)

From my experience: the one who wants the least money.

No hamster for me, building the faraday cage required to operate that securely is just not worth it.

Find should already be installed but depending on how the files are named ls should do.

You probably want to do something similiar to this snippet:

# Create a temporary directory and save it's path
TMPD=$(mktemp -d)

# Extract the archive to that directory
7z x -o$TMPD $1

# Convert the images to PDF
img2pdf $(ls -vd $TMPD/**) -o $2

# Delete the temporary directory
rm $TMPD

doing this on Python or whatever language?

If you’re on Linux or MacOS doing this with a bash script would be the easiest imo, since there is ready-made software for all the steps.

  • Unpacking: unzip, unrar, 7z (the latter can handle many different formats)
  • Sorting the images: find
  • Converting them to pdf: img2pdf, imagemagick

You can even automate the downloading with e.g. wget.

On windows you could (probably) do the same with a python script (or maybe powershell idk)

Are email requirement the default for lemmy instances or it is something an operator has to choose?

That can be configured.

Press [F12], that should bring up the developer tools, and select the console tab. Then do the action that fails and see if something gets logged in the mean time.

It’s mostly no replies, deleted comments (why tf do people do that?!), people guessing (which isn’t that bad, but why don’t they disclose it?) or just pure bullshitting. (The latter I have no problem with, but maybe don’t do it in threads where someone needs help?!)

There’s so much good content out their, but search engines seem to actively punish sites that don’t have tracking, bad usability and megabytes of useless javascript.

Interesting, when I search something reddit has almost always the worst or no answer. Even the spammy tech blogs steal better content.

Idk what you want to stream, so this is pretty general:

Use a fresh install you only use for streaming or at least use a new user account. Don’t log into anything you don’t absolutely need. Make streaming-only accounts, login to them before the stream. If you need to login to something that should be private do it on another machine. (Or at least another X-Session, with another account on another screen) Have a push-to-talk (or push-to-toggle-talk) setup with a big blinking indicator.

Privacy tips for streaming?

Balaclava, TOR, don’t

Survival of the fittest.

Is an emergent rule of nature, something humanity doesn’t have to abide by since most of us got something called a brain.

It is humane in the long run.

No it is and will be inhumane.

If you don’t love yourself, how do you expect others to love you?

So what you want is eugenics, did I get this right?

tldr: they are sexist, racist, ignorant of the fact that not anyone has the same privilege as you and you think it is ok to put others in danger just because you don’t want to wear a mask.

Yeah, I got a bit pissed too when I first read this (wasn’t paywalled for me) as it scratches all the bullshit-bingo quantum-woo memes¹, but I came to the conclusion they just try way to hard to find non-sciency “easy” explanations.

¹ equating “observer” with “conscious being”, schrödingers cat out of context and for no reason, einstein was “wrong”, mind over matter

Some tools are easier to learn than others, because of the nature of their design.

Yep, and modern computers are incredibly hard to understand tools, by nature of their design. By trying to hide this complexity from users you are creating more (unnessecary) complexity and through that make it even harder for users to understand how the system works all the while potentially limiting its usefulness. Free software is about enabling users to fully utilize their hardware, not about making them slaves to a software. Linux is the most practical FOSS OS we have and it works on 40 year old principles, like all other major operating systems. We should focus on making the most of it, not on hiding its age.

If you feel something could be solved in a better way you are free to do so or at least find someone to do so. If you are unable to find or comprehend existing documentation, for whatever reason, I’m certain you will find someone willing to help you in no time and free of charge. But don’t complain if your only problem is that you want to stay ignorant.

If a tool was over-engineered and its alternative was perceived as more straightforward by the average user

The problem was that Linux installers are less over-engineered than some people feel they should be.

An English speaking American could very well enrich their life by learning Spanish

The point was, that if they don’t want to learn spanish, then they have no business complaining about being unable to communicate when in spain.

People do know how to learn, they just have different priorities

Then that’s their fault, and not the installers. Tools require at least some knowledge to use them. If someone doesn’t acquire this knowledge they will at best break their tools (which is pretty difficult with computers) or at worst hurt others. The comparison isn’t with “would you learn useless language x” but “would you learn language x if you plan to move to a country where it is the official language”.

I think it makes founding new schools easier, but yeah making the public pay for something they have to pay for to experienxe is a bit fucked. (cough museums and theaters)

Where I live it also mainly gets abused by religious groups (christians, waldorf and other sects) and believers in “alternative teaching methods” that aren’t founded in reality but in some anecdotes from a late 1800s physician. (Although she at least had the aspiration to found scientific pedagogy, to bad that it turned into some bullshit religion -.-)

I think private schools are ok if:

  • They have to teach at least the same curriculum as public schools, which has to be audited on their cost
  • The amount of public funding they may be eligible to is limited, in some way, by the amount of their gross revenue
  • They have to be secular, i.e. no (not even quasi-) mandatory religious classes, events etc. and such matters should not be presented as facts

Sure it is, you use what you like, developers develop what they like, Businesses build what they think their users like etc. It just boils down to different tastes and visions.

I have three domains with catchall. One personal, one thats not easily associated with me that is forwarded to my personal that I use for sites that don’t have to know who I am and one that is under a nick-name for FOSS stuff. The latter is only for special stuff and my own projects since I prefer to stay anonymous.

Plus I have a special webmaster box for all the sites I host. (They can be reached under different domains, but they all forward to an account@my personal domain)

a currency like Bitcoin credible as a store of value


without impinging on the privacy of the currency creator

I think you will have a hard time in any jurisdiction if you want to stay anonymous as a creator of such a system without making a loss

or holders

There are schemes that use cryptographic tokens instead of blockchains that can actually provide some anonymity and they don’t even waste that much energy. (e.g. GNU Taler)

It’s about time, attackers can extract quite a bit of data about the local network via the browser. It’s pretty easy to identify appliances and home routers given someone stays on a site long enough.

It is not really a rant rather than a Benchmark Review

Ah, I must have overlooked that because the benchmark only makes up a small part of the text and because of the title.

Imagine spending your time writing online rants about how terrible FOSS software is instead of helping to improve it. Idk where this entitlement comes from.

there are cameras within the bank + the ATM itself has a cam

The footage is gone within days, but I’m pretty sure they have to log the serial numbers in connection with your bank account when you make a withdrawal :/

Afaik HarmonyOS is mostly the name for some userland. It can run on different kernels but uses Linux for more advanced chips like in phones. (Which also allows it to run android apps)

Thats cool and all, but could be even better if they asked about their Matomo.