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Your opinions on Lunduke? I think, his articles seem well researched and convincing.

>Firefox Money: Investigating the bizarre finances of Mozilla

https://lunduke.locals.com/post/4387539/firefox-money-investigating-the-bizarre-finances-of-mozilla

>6 Dirty Secrets of the Linux and Open Source Industry

https://lunduke.substack.com/p/6-dirty-secrets-of-the-linux-and

>Microsoft's growing control of Linux

https://lunduke.substack.com/p/microsofts-growing-control-of-linux
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>>24899
/thread

 

>>25613
stallman's about as progressive as you can get while still being a lib/socdem. lunduke's just a standard braindead chinlet. completely different scale of idiocy

 

>>24036
This is not news and it's not radical. There's a reason one of the most parroted quotes in infosec is "the only truly secure system is one that is powered off and cast in a block of concrete". Which is also to say, rely on computer security as little as possible.
You don't need a right-wing crackpot to tell you that. If hearing this from the mouth of a nutjob makes you immediately think he's the only sane one in a world of crazies it must be very easy to recruit you into a cult.
Also, obviously, the fact that computers are inherently insecure doesn't mean you should never use them ever.

 

>>25647
>Also, obviously, the fact that computers are inherently insecure doesn't mean you should never use them ever.

I agree. But the last years had thought me, that I must change my relation to computertechnology in general. In short, I no longer treat computers (and other computertech like smartphones) as the center of my life. I use no online services (except online banking & email) and if you would now smash all my devices, I wouldn't care. Using computertechnology is Ok, but one shouldn't be dependent on it. Cardinal sins to create computer dependencies are for example Datahoarding and cultivating hobbies which rely on computers. One hobby of mine was making music with a DAW. But now I realize, that this was a mistake. I created a dependency on a fast changing corpo technology, which I can't control. I should had started to play electric guitar instead. Since it's invention, guitars never changed and they wont change in the next 50 years either. Books will also not change. But everything what relies on computers, is not in your hand.

 

>>25655
>I created a dependency on a fast changing corpo technology, which I can't control.
There are simple enough, open-source DAWs like ardour, ams or impuletracker for example. I bet anyone with a bit of C knowledge and the library documentation could reasonably maintain them or keep around a working system release and move it to a vm if x86_64 ever dies.
>Cardinal sins to create computer dependencies are for example Datahoarding
Isn't it worthwhile to preserve things. Private datahoarding might be a sin and we should all move towards a single distributed filesharing protocol witin a unified namespace, using our local storage as a glorified cache, but that hasn't worked out for me as of now.



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The Indonesian government is launching a new Twitter spinoff tomorrow and blocking x.com @ https://elaelo.id/

Indonesians historically are poorly educated about communism; what do you guys say we teach them theory and praxis?

 

>>25646
Yes. Leftypol account there when?

 

Like Indonesians need leftypol lmao

 

Retvrn to bird themed websites

 




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Bravo Poettering, he did it again!!
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>>25212
>>25212
the people's free software foundation would be a richard_stallmanist-leninist party foundation

 

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most sane systemd command

 

>>25212
this. release the GPL4 as a hard copyleft license

 

>>25629
there's also a systemd command that wipes the firmware on certain laptops and bricks them

 

>>25013
linux was always meant to be a hackable hobby os i think
but for professional sysadmin'ing and low-effort desktop usage, systemd is best



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Mastodon and Lemmy/Kbin are lively platforms. But they still don't have enough users and content to be able to replace their proprietary counterparts.

I just wish something big would happen, that these capitalist corporations would just make one big mistake that would lead to everyone flooding to the foss alternatives. We need to take back the power and stop relying on private companies to regulate our online interactions. Companies are only driven by profit and the dollar bill, these alternatives are created purely out of goodwill and good intentions. Stop the enshittification now! Freedom from private platforms now! Let the fediverse spread freedom to all!
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>>24951
I'd be more interested in Mastodon and friends if they were less Twitter-like. It's a format I have basically zero interest in, and I find it strange that that's the one everyone glomed on to.

What I'd like to see is something along the lines of a federated Tumblr; more blog-like, both in appearance and functionality. If such a thing exists, please, for the love of god, point me to it.

 

I hate follow requests they are the dumbest shit ever.

 

>>25632
I hate character limits. But the appeal of Twitter is that it's social primarily aka you follow people and they follow you, and you post at each other ig.

 

>>24953
Why do businesses need to be there? If we're taking twitter as an example, it started off getting the users, then the businesses came in to advertise to said users while paying the twitter company for the privilege. But that's centralized. A centralized platform can monetize more easily. What's the gain for a network of different server hosts?

 

>>24953
The whole point of the fediverse is that its existence is not contingent on profit. An individual instance can be run by a hobbyist in their spare time, a-la the forums of the 2000s and early-2010s, and in practice, the vast majority of them are.



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so this is the power of yt-dlp
>download video after waiting one gorillion hours
>erm sorry we couldn't convert the video please use this shitty dependency next time
>file nowhere to be found
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This never happened to me.

 

If you add
--compat-options multistreams
, it will convert everything with ffmpeg just like youtube-dl did.

 

Works on nixos

 

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>>25624
winget fucked up with ffmpeg path for some reason now it works.

 

>>25625
Should have used scoop. Or Linux.



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99% of the programming projects I see on github, reddit, HN, etc. are just programming tools for other programmers. "I made a data-processing library for the ButtFuck framework" "I made a fancy-pants syntax highlighter for Fartlang in vim" "I made a utility that tells you if your config file is blah blah blah" 10 billion stars on github with a bunch of badges and emojis of course. All this effort put into programmer tools and for what? So they can make more programming tools, I suppose?

The gods of programming have blessed mankind with the means of producing the most complex, ornate, beautiful machines they can dream of as a single individual without needing to worry about material or labor costs, safety or regulatory concerns, etc. and all programmers can imagine is "what if I made my shell a bit prettier." What a waste.

P.S. This is just me ranting, I know some people do make cool things, you're gonna have to just let me cook on this one
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Personally I suspect it's something to do with the fact that computers these days have the power that a single programmer would be hard pressed to utilise fully, seems like back in the day of 8-bit and 16-bit machines and I guess a bit in the early 32-bit era it was a real challenge to even get a rotating 3D cube (or something that looks a bit like it) on screen let alone all the crazy effects that the demoscene came out with and thus came the motivation to overcome that challenge.
Anything a single programmer could reasonably do in terms of spare time wouldn't actually be that challenging to do (in part thanks to all of the open source tooling that has been built) and in fact probably would have the computing resources left over to just write the entire fuggin thing in JavaScript and still have it run reasonably well.

To create something cool relative to what the major software houses are able to produce feels overly ambitious for a single programmer and I, like other anons have mentioned ITT and elsewhere, I get bored and demotivated just thinking about projects that wouldn't pale in comparison. Instead though I've taken to trying to learn more forgotten ways of doing things, though no one in their right mind would tackle a modern project using raw x64 assembly, I've quite enjoyed learning about it and making basic programs in it feels quite rewarding in a way that writing a single line of deeply abstracted and library heavy Python isn't.

 

I contribute to OpenStreetMap

 

>>24708
>I think they do that just to filter normies.
You caught me. Is copy and pasting build commands from the readme that hard? Getting asked for free tech support sucks. The average person is trained by big companies that if they complain loudly and aggressively enough they'll get a personal answer from some underpaid helpdesk prole in the third world, and they take this entitled attitude to the maintainers of open source passion projects. Asking people to build it themselves guarantees a minimum level of competency. I'll package software for distros I use, but I am NEVER releasing a windows binary ever again unless I'm getting paid for it.

 

>>24708
>My issue is that these fuckers think making an installer is simple impossible
that's because we have package managers. installers are Windows retardation. if you were to mess with a Windows program from source you'd have the same issue. worse even, because most Windows projects use Visual Studio

 

>>25502
Modern PCs are enormously complex in a way that home computers of the 80s and 90s weren't. Nobody works straight to the metal anymore unless they absolutely need to, and it's because doing so in a way that genuinely yields better performance is completely untenable for real-world applications.



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The loginwall is coming. It is only a matter of time, until Invidious, Newpipe etc. will die. Now is the last chance to download all your favourite videos/music.
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>>25592
You can't log yt-dlp in.

 

>>25594
oh so the playlists are on the site? no option to export?

 

>>25581
The Peertube viewing experience is a lot better than it used to be because of fast centralized hosts and limited (almost non-existant) usage. None of those hosts are built to scale. But there's supposed to be P2P load balancing if and when there's load, right? How well does that scale? I think it would be a mixed bag. Popular videos could be fine. Stale videos would be like stale torrents and central hosts under load probably can't pick up the slack. There's also the problem of phone users, asymmetric upload speeds, and data caps which are all bigger problems for general video viewership than they are for traditional P2P traffic. The userbase is vastly different.

>>25582
All clients still work. This isn't a client issue. This is a blacklisted network issue.

>>25594
You can dump your session cookies and use those with yt-dlp. I think there's also an OAUTH fork.

 


 

>>25600
Damn that's pretty smart, I wonder how adblock can get around this if YT just refuses to serve the video before the ad ends



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Is there any good open src EN t9 keyboards for Android? currently using GBoard JP in EN mode, but it's a lil clunky and a FOSS option would by default be prefered. before i get too used to this.
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Pretty happy with thumb-key so far, but for those also interested in this, found option is Traditional T9 (A T9 keyboard for devices with a hardware keypad.)
https://f-droid.org/packages/io.github.sspanak.tt9/

That way if you wanna literally do the tapping a key number of times thing intead of swiping. Hard to get the reaction time for that but seems fun to tinker with.

 

>>19819
(ಥ﹏ಥ)

 

>>25515
Is that an Aqua emoji?

 

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>>25530
Aquamoji?

 

>>25533
AWWWW KAWAII DESU NE!!



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so why did it flop?
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>>25531
It really doesn't seem like a VR desktop would need that expensive equipment. The only important bits are a high res, small screen and 2 lenses. But people want gyroscopes for some reason when gamepads and mouses do the some thing but less wiggly.
Like we could have cheap home VR if it abandoned it's Nintendonian obsession with hand / body tracking and accepted the potential of VR as purely a steryoscopic, private, non-deskspace-occupying monitor.

 

>>25545
The point is to avoid motion sickness when you move your head and the screen doesn't move. Along with moving your head being a good way to scroll your view.

 

>>25541
it got everyone talking about apple again, I honestly don't think they expected to sell that many

 

>>25556
Oh right… what about a clamp of some sort? Like if the head moving causes the motion sickness then maybe just using it in bed or in a chair that keeps the head pointed forward would fix that.

 

>>25558
This is solving a problem that doesn't exist though, it's more comfortable to look at monitors than keep something clamped to your face for hours on end.



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All of my software exists to destroy capital.

Quite literally. That is the true purpose of free software to me.

To eliminate capitalist control over my computing.

And for that matter corporate control of the same.

Thus saith the Preacher:

> If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. With proprietary software, there is always some entity, the “owner” of the program, that controls the program and through it, exercises power over its users. A nonfree program is a yoke, an instrument of unjust power.

> Richard M. Stallman

It also literally destroys capital; consider the case of Blender. Whole proprietary software industries have died in its wake, replaced by a world where 3D artists collaboratively contribute to Blender, either with code, or with money to pay for code.

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https://github.com/LinuxBeaver/Gimp_Layer_Effects_Text_Styler_Plugin_GEGL_Effects

The open source software I develop is anti capitalist but pro free market because it encourages personal property rights and enterpeneurialism unlike the centralized corporate cloud servers at Adobe.

 

>>25488
>encourages personal property rights
Sounds like a licence issue and not representative of FOSS as a whole.
>and enterpeneurialism
it eliminates entrepeneurial opportunities.

 

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>>25489
Entrepeneurialism is a good thing and open source software is pro entrepreneur while still giving the users the ability to own the means of production.

 

>>22887
what kinda artists we talking about? some hentai artist is obviously gonna be a stingy petit booj fuck

 

>>25488
That's a pretty cool plugin.



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