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Joined duela 2 urte
Cake day: abu. 08, 2021


Thank you! That is a shame. I actually looked at PineTab…although very excited that we are finally have organizations willing to work on free hardware as well, right now, Pine just doesn’t offer options with the resources I want. I made this long without a tablet, maybe just wait for Pine to get more developed and then circle back

Question: Forgive me if this is dumb, I am old! I know you were referring to the PinePhone in your article, but if these are Arm distros, can I install them on an android tablet? I am looking to purchase a tablet(cheaper side, a little above a budget model), but want to use real Linux.

agreed, if by west, we mean governments. Just as anywhere people are more than that.

lol…as if the US (i live in a territory) actually wants solar! What would the power companies do, if we adopted solar nationally?

That being said…my landlord made my building solar! I have $12 Luma bills now and NO POWER OUTAGES!!! I live in PR, where the electric grid fails pretty regularly. I am lucky.

My shower insight…until recently (when my building got solar) I had very high electric bills…to combat that, i stopped turning on the water heater…it took a while to adjust to…but now, my showers are faster (less water waste) and its better for you…and in my experience this is not a myth. I live in a constant warm climate and I am older…my skin is visibly healthier and my hair is softer…no expensive products…just cold water!

now, although my Luma bills are minimal(due to solar panels), I still do the cold showers, just for the “no-cost” skin care.

but more directly…people (who have it) love those water controls! I remember years ago “hooking up” with a guy in a fancy apartment. He invited me to use shower after, but implored me, “Whatever you do, don’t change my water temp setting!” I didn’t touch it, but it was my first time seeing anything like this…i remember thinking, “rich people don’t even have to adjust their water…they can even control and preset that!”

The US can be worse than Russia…but that doesn’t make Russia good.

late to the game… but you got upvoted(Im shocked)! Simply put…the US and Russia can oppose each other and still both be bad!!!

I agree. I know, this reply took a while. I was excited to join lemmy, as although I am not a believer in pure “communism”, i do lean progressively left. And I enjoyed it here for a long time…when the Russia/Ukraine war broke out…I got discouraged with all this pro-Putin posts…and it was obvious, if I tried to voice an opinion (like current Russia is absolutely not communist, but in fact the opposite end of spectrum), i would get bad mouthed and down voted to oblivion! Now…I understand the distaste to the West and especially the Us (i live in a US territory (PR), I understand the US behaves badly…on a very personal level even!) But that doesn’t mean every foe of the US is automatically good! Two opposing people can be both bad at the same time. Sigh…

I don’t vilify Russia as it is much more than its government. I do vilify its government and Putin - in general and especially as a gay man. I also have a strong distaste for any far right ideology. I don’t understand why people seem to defend Putin so much.

Agreed…PR privatized our electric grid recently…we have more frequent power outages now and much higher electric bills, very bad situation for poor residents (of which two third of my island falls into). It’s not just the lack of lighting, most poor people who rely on electric power to refrigerate life saving drugs, keep getting screwed over with long periods of no electricity…and Luma is much more relentless with complety shitting power to late bill payers.

The only good thing of Luma coming to Puerto Rico…is that many places, including my low income apartment building, are transitioning to solar rapidly.

Want to make a website from scratch
I want to make a website from scratch...it's more about the coding learning experience then having anything important to promote...would Linode work for this?

I prefer to use Droid anyhow…even though I’m still using a vanilla Google phone. Sigh

The Lemur app I had from play store was updated on Jan 14 2022 and in the play store that is the last one listed.

Anyhow, I’m happily using Lemur as we speak, just downloaded from F Droid instead…and again, thank you for your work. I really like this app!

Jerobo from the play store for me. I got a “new” cheap Google phone after my old cheapy (Obama phone) stopped turning on!

Anyhow, I didn’t try jeroba in Droid but, Lemur in Droid works… as you can see !

I understand it’s not official…and thank you for putting work into this! like I said, it works from Droid, but not Google Play(I prefer Droid anyhow). I uninstalled…but let me check the play store and get the version number for you.

Curios…why can I sign on with the Droid Lemur app, but not the Google Play?
I love free software, but my wallet keeps my with a cheap Google phone...so, I watch what I do here, but don't worry about "software freedom"...there is a Lemur app in Google Play, and when I sign on, it just spins and spins and...you get it. So, I jumped through the hoops to allow F Droid on my phone...and here I am all signed in! 😊

I am not sure what “tankie” means - but I feel your last sentence hard.

I keep reading these comments…perhaps my understanding of FOSS is flawed…but, I don’t consider my Google phone “free” (in free software sense) at all. I hate it and use it as I’m poor and I can’t function without a phone, so I tolerate android.

I use YouTube through FreeTube…I really try to like peer tube, but I’m kinda old and it’s not super user friendly for me. Don’t judge! I’m just being honest.

For me, the pro isn’t what they provide, but what they don’t (at least so far, in my limited experience) - celebrities and influencers.

I use trains locally, for work and such, but insofar as going anywhere outside PR, what will a train do for me? I live on an island!

Im not sure what “leftist áreas” means exactly. I think honest questions with good intent are usually okay. You can learn without asking and curiosity done respectfully should be welcomed.

I have questioned people of other races then me about issues that I’ve heard and have always received positive and thorough responses.

I think some distros would work just fine for an average user, who typically only uses a web browser and office apps anyway. The only problem I see with Linux desktop is it’s not available (with few, usually higher end machines like system 76) pre-installed at a Best Buy. Most people think computers are “windows computers” or macs and have no idea other options exist.

Since the AAA was recently replaced with Luma (a private company from Canada) I don’t see us getting our own solar panels ever.

I do have higher electric bills and the same amount (often longer - have to throw out food longer) power outages.

Completely understand…But I’m more interested in getting Parabola with working wifi (no dongle please!) Then increase speed. Also…the battery life with HDD currently is amazing compared to my T430 with SSD which i use at home anyway.

I’m running Arch i bought it for it’s size to carry and i need the wifi. It still has the hard drive, but I’m not a huge speed needer, the memory is because i like to use virtualization sometimes. I’m gonna pass on the ssd

I hope you are correct, sexy peaches! Honestly, i want to love peer tube…i just have a hard time with it right now.

PS…(if you remember me) i upgraded my x220 Thinkpad memory…i didn’t even need the article you shared with me…it was that easy! Yes, the machine is boxy and not glamorous, but something should be said when even I can upgrade an old machine into something pretty snappy for $100. I’m a Thinkpad user for life!

Eh…they kinda combined palm pilot with a cellphone. Used watered down macOs (aka…mostlty from permissive free licenced already there software)…but, they did work on a very pretty UI (that they actually made).

Apple’s revolution, in my mind, is their marketing department. They sure wrapped Unix in shiny and shinier boxes and learned how to rip off trendy people whilsed getting praised for “innovation”.

Just my useless 2 cents! Take it for what it’s worth.

Not this consumer. Choice is wonderful. Its partly why i love Linux. I hear talk of consolidation - but i think, short of making my own OS (which is possible and wonderful, if i wasnt lazy) there are so many options based on developer needs, i cam easily choose something fitting for…or choose two on different machines as i currently do.

Insofar as paid consumption (which i think you are referring to) choice keeps producers on point.

I guess an example, would be the things i cant choose…“Luma” the Canadian electric company that took over PR’s electric - I still consistently loose power several times a week and get bill imcreases, but there is nothing I can do, because i have no choice :(

I get what you are saying, but i still see this as respect for the cultural beliefs of the living or lack there of, as the case may be.

I don’t believe dead people have cultures, or anything as they are dead. Their survivors do.

That’s wonderful for me to hear. I would have no problem with a donation link…but google, i absolutely don’t want to be a part of it (as much as that is possible)

I honestly believe no, in general. Someone very special dies, i think we should preserve their legacy. However, if you’re talking about showing respects to a dead friend/family member …no. those traditions are only for the living.

No… but similar…I’ve noted two very different people when forced to be together can become friends. Romance is much more specific in my view.

I want to like peer tube, but as an old man, i find it impossible to navigate. Odyssey, seems, on the surface okay, until I’m bombarded with Trumper type people and their nonsensical content.

What i do, and don’t judge, is watch YouTube through the FreeTube app (invidious) in my defense, most of the YouTubers i follow, taught me how to do that, so i don’t feel guilty of ripping them off. There is one exception…there is a monthly YouTuber i watch that shows gay culture through the lense of old TV and movies …Matt Baum, and that makes me feel bad, but I really try to limit the reach of Google on my laptop.

I have a similar experience…i was shy when younger and still so. You remind of a job i worked in my 20’s, eventually i became friends with a coworker who told me: “I never thought we’d be cool - you seemed so snobby when you first arrived”

I’m truth, i was the exact opposite…i was shy. Unfortunately, i haven’t learned or got the courage to change that.

My mother retired to central Florida…i had to go yearly and my opinion is such that i keep it to myself (if you have nothing nice to say…).

In my younger days, I would visit Miami Beach…and there is diversity and culture there that i enjoyed, but so is the state government.

I’m late to this, but i feel like i see more fake posts than from the actual Dessalines, this is concerning as i actually liked the real one…

Resources. I have moved several cities in the US in the past, always with jobs or connections lined up…and that was hard. I have, in middle age, moved to a US Territory…which I’m starting to like (i have ok employment, especially for one with no Spanish)… But i would really like to actually leave the US. It’s hard for an average person. That reality aside…i would like to say something, i wish my younger self knew…take chances when you are young…go for it, you have so much time and energy to correct mistakes, don’t be afraid.

As an almost half century old man, my past regrets have everything to do with the the things I didn’t do and nothing to do with the stupid decisions I made…hopefully someone takes this advice.

Do i have a score? How do I see? You made me curious

Thank you! … before your comment, I was wondering if I was loosing mine.

Upgrading RAM
Just looking for advice/opinion. I bought from ebay, what i thought was an x220 Thinkpad with 8G of RAM..turned out only to have 4. I left a bad review but will keep the machine. I put Arch/Sway anyway. I want to add RAM...i think it can go up to 16. I looked on line and i think it would be about $50 to buy the memory...so i thought o would find an online tutorial and add the memory myself...is this a bad idea?

Anyone else having a wonderful day?
This isn't a deeply intelectual question...but I'm having a wonderful day/time period actually and wanted to share and see how others are doing.

Advice on language learning for an old man
After getting fired by my corporate job, three weeks before my NYC sublet lease expired, I decided, hastily to run away. PR was the furthest I could get without worrying about working laws...so I went for it, and honestly, I love it! But...I need to learn Spanish, and idk if I'm too dumb or too old...but three years in and I can't do very much. I don't have many friends, I can't afford to live in the tourist zone (I wash dishes) so making friends without Spanish is near impossible. Any advice? Anyone my age that has mastered a foreign language? Any tips or ideas appreciated. Thanks!