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What would you like to use more?

A wee little . For 3 days to only drink water 💧 , at least 1.5l a day (depends on your size).

Protips: I take a note everytime I refill my glass to see the progress during the day and I drink everytime I stand up so that I wouldn't forget. Excessive water makes me get up and go to the toilet, which makes me drink more because of the rule above. 😉

FreeARC (.arc)
* compression rate similar to LZMA
* faster than Deflate
* modern encryption

Like the best of all formats in one. Both Arc & are available in Peazip. Actually in the last news the lead dev spoke about using Zstd in Arc which would make it the ultimate archiving beast. Unfortunately the news is 4 years old and there has been no development since. The code is out there waiting for a fork.

Please boost.
Let's find a hero who's not afraid to make a real change.

Forgot to mention that FreeARC also supports recovery records completely missing in 7zip.

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FreeARC (.arc)
* compression rate similar to LZMA
* faster than Deflate
* modern encryption

Like the best of all formats in one. Both Arc & are available in Peazip. Actually in the last news the lead dev spoke about using Zstd in Arc which would make it the ultimate archiving beast. Unfortunately the news is 4 years old and there has been no development since. The code is out there waiting for a fork.

Please boost.
Let's find a hero who's not afraid to make a real change.

I've been doing some file testing lately and completely replaced the technologies I use. I used to Deflate (ZIP) files for quick packaging and transfer (especially for users) and for larger, longer archivation. I would still use basic ZIP when concerned about compatibility.

My new stack:
- for single stream compression, so OK for a file by file archivation, does gigabytes in seconds (MUCH faster than anything else), used by and

UPDATE: After a lot of testing I've found that several formats support inplace updates of the archives' files, however, it's usually not supported by any user-facing software. Zip, 7z and *PAQ support appending, but no GUI apps actually use it. They rather create a copy of everything plus the new files. Shame, really. :ac_sigh:

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Is there any method other than a compression-enabled file system that would support appending files to the "archive" without creating a temporary, mostly redundant copy of the whole thing?

Asking for a friend... :ac_shy:

distrotest.net

A site where you get VNC access to a virtual PC with a plethora of free OSs. You get 30 minutes at a time. In my experience queues are no problem. The hardware performance is, but what do you want for free, right? All around a great idea.

Just tested a couple of distros with a few different DEs each to decide which one to download and install on a dying Windows laptop with very low virtualization capabilities and almost full hard drive.

BTW: the winner was :manjaro: :kdenew:

My opinion is the same as all of you. won me over with single binary, great speed and for me it was even the easiest to use. Also it's a nicely written piece of software. I've learned a good deal about reading the source code.

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vs

Opinions about why you would choose one over the other.

I will tell you mine if you tell me yours.

If you want the most vertical space of your display for actual content (slim web pages, terminal output or code):
* hide menus anywhere possible (show again with ALT)
* turn off titlebars, at least on maximized windows
* move as many panels to the otherwise useless sides of your display, like system panel or browser tabs
* in some browsers you can even make the address bar appear only when you need it, which in my case is surprisingly not that often

For those of you thinking about getting an interesting email domain, here are some ideas. They're all from Namecheap and available but the renewal price for some is quite high.

likes.email: $2,425.00
likes.wine: $6.88
likes.porn: $88.88
likes.green: $12.88
likes.fish: $27.88
likes.blue: $3.88
likes.black: $12.88
loves.rocks: $780.00
loves.wine: $6.88
loves.space: $1,625.00
loves.porn: $88.88
loves.fish: $27.88
loves.black: $12.88
hates.coffee: $8.48
hates.rocks: $2.80
hates.beer: $25.88
hates.wine: $6.88
hates.vodka: $25.88
hates.space: $162.50
hates.ink: $6.88
hates.porn: $88.88
hates.green: $12.88
hates.pizza: $10.48
hates.fish: $27.88
hates.red: $3.88
hates.blue: $3.88
hates.black: $12.88
hates.love: $25.88
craves.rocks: $2.80
craves.email: $2.80
craves.beer: $25.88
craves.wine: $6.88
craves.vodka: $25.88
craves.space: $1.88
craves.ink: $6.88
craves.porn: $88.88
craves.green: $12.88
craves.cooking: $25.88
craves.pizza: $10.48
craves.fish: $27.88
craves.red: $3.88
craves.pink: $3.88
craves.blue: $3.88
craves.black: $12.88
craves.love: $25.88
wants.rocks: $2.80
wants.space: $162.50
wants.ink: $6.88
wants.porn: $88.88
wants.green: $12.88
wants.cooking: $25.88
wants.fish: $27.88
wants.red: $3.88
wants.pink: $3.88
wants.blue: $3.88
wants.black: $12.88
wants.love: $25.88

Copy/pasted from the exported CSV after using their beast mode to generate the list

Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️

PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE

And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

What are the most essential apps of your desktop? You know, the ones that would make you either switch or not switch or DEs.

For me those are:
Guake
Synapse
Simplenote
RealVNC
Telegram
Vivaldi

Plus some that are fortunately present everywhere like LibreOffice, git, Firefox, htop, vim.

The best thing about is that you never need to reinstall them to upgrade or risk a breaking upgrade. The bad side of it is you have nothing to look forward to, so it's kinda boring.

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