@kenny @Zaedus I use firefox with https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js, not that there's much choice anyway. I'd rather stay away from ff forks, they tend to lag behind in features and bug fixes (which is especially annoying considering web is an high-pace moving target). You could also look for a WebKit-based browser, however I have no experience with that.
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@bigpod @derek nope, don't confuse the web with the internet. Gopher (and the modern "spiritual successor" Gemini) isn't HTTP thus it isn't WWW. Honestly we should just scrap the web and restart from scratch, I want to forget this dumpster fire of a user hostile technological abomination, let's just pretend it was a bad dream and move on please!
@Zaedus if you use a chromium/blink based browser (such as brave) you're assisting google in their effort to control (well, maintain control at this point) the development of web technologies. Do you really want to grant a company that lives off of tracking users the power to decide what goes in the *user* agent?
@hund I feel the same, however consider that 1) signal is a big privacy improvement 2) telegram is not as locked down as whatsapp and signal, which makes it much easier to bridge with other chat networka. Overall not the change we hoped, but at least it's not a step in the wrong direction - plus when tg or signal eventually sell out we'll say "see? this has happened before, we need to avoid centralised platforms" and maybe then it will go our (well, everyone's) way.
@tuckerc surround and commentary would be the obvious ones. I also like quick-scope (highlights the best letters to jump to with f/F/t/T), targets (adds and improves some text objects) and mucomplete. I also use Ultisnips to save myself from latex-induced hand cramps :)
@distrotube shoving everything under the carpet doesn't reduce bloat ;)
In fact, you now have a *more* bloated system, because every appimage ships with its dependencies instead of sharing them with other programs.
Re having hundreds of updated packages: 1) maybe you shouldn't use an arch derivative if that bothers you; 2) try to update daily if you don't already; 3) Haskell may be at fault, try using statically linked versions from the AUR for programs written in haskell.
@hund I think a couple of months ago their offers were far better, they probably weren't sustainable sadly.
git changing master to main by default
@sir nobody tell them that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_theorem_(analysis_of_algorithms) exists! I really don't understand why people are pushing this meaningless censoring. Sure they realize nobody read master and thought "ah, thanks git for reminding my superiority as a white man! I'm so glad my ancestors were slavers!" (same goes from the other side ofc) ...right?
It may be just me and my biased perception, but I think this video's quality is lower than usual. It's bound to happen every now and then, so don't take this as me shitting on your work and know I'm looking forward to the next video :)
- lastly I have a thing to say about your "call to action". People work on their free time either on things they enjoy doing in and of themselves or on trying to solve a problem they perceive. I'm not saying you shouldn't, but be aware that trying to convince them to scrap a project they believe is useful with such weak arguments is very unlikely to succeed.
taking over everything else that made distros unique (I'm ignoring less used distros like KISS and alpine, since you're assuming everything is arch or debian, which I can accept for the sake of the argument). Package A in arch is most likely configured differently than package A on debian. If you want shared packages you either need a uniform environment (same distro) or some sort of self-sufficient container (appimg, snap...);
- "obscure distro X doesn't have package I need Y, therefore linux package management sucks" is a non sequitur;
- besides technical problems and the fact that they are a useless additional layer of complexity, flatpack, appimage and snap make distributing proprietary shit easier. Not good.
- it seems to me you are saying the only distro should be debian. The reasons to choose a distro over another usually are default installed packages and the package manager, with systemd [...]
@distrotube I disagree with almost everything. A few points:
- you reduce the problem package managers to software availability. This is understandable as you don't have a tech background, but I thinks it's worth pointing out that most of the criticism PMs receive nowadays stems from dependency/shared libraries management issues (and solutions vary from statically linking everything to pushing linkers to their limit (nix/guix)). Nothing wrong about the topic of your video tho, so let's move on;
@barbanegra I've been using ghack's user.js, but it's hard to quantify its effect. Most likely better than PTIO's suggestions. They also have a wiki page dedicated to extensions in their github, if you're looking for that.
@nitox how do people organize their password store? Mine has become a mess of <website>/<username>, pin/<stuff>, nickserv/dalz... and I'm thinking of cleaning it up somehow.
@Matter > copyright should expire after a non-negotiable 20 years.
I had this debate just yesterday, and it blows my mind how people can defend everlasting copyright. Even more so when the same people state that you deserve what you work for!
"you" is to be read as your ancestors up to the 10th or 12th generation apparently.
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