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What's the best App for iPhone for XMPP currently? The biggest issue for my iPhone contacts is that the app (ChatSecure, monal.im) gets put to sleep, so that new message notifications stop after a while. Is there any progress on this front?

@gabor so far I am noticing that it consumes my battery much faster

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Ok so I installed Windows 11 mainly because many people here wrote so positively about it. It's a good looking OS... what else is new?

RT Snowden:
🚨🚨 Apple says to "protect children," they're updating every iPhone to continuously compare your photos and cloud storage against a secret blacklist. If it finds a hit, they call the cops.

iOS will also tell your parents if you view a nude in iMessage.

t.co/VZCTsrVnnc twitter.com/Snowden/status/142

Es ist alles einfach nur so kaputt... 🤮
"Urteil des Bundessozialgerichts: Bekommt ein Kellner, der zugleich Aufstocker ist, von seinem Arbeitgeber kostenlos Essen und Getränke, darf ihm dies vom Hartz IV abgezogen werden." zeit.de/arbeit/2021-08/bundess

Abschiebungen nach #Afghanistan sollten gestoppt werden. Sofort. Verstehe nicht, was es da noch groß zu überlegen gibt. 😢

Ok so the only way for me to solve this was by isolating the searx docker container and routing all of it's network traffic through a vpn client container. Wireshark says: no more connections to google bing or whatever :-) speed is great too.

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Any of you guys self-host searx? I set it up with an outbound socks5 proxy through my vpn provider. I figured this way is more private because it hides my ip from google. The question is: how do I know now if the proxying works? As a test I tried changing one character in the auth passw. however this did not break searx. This makes me suspicious that it is not proxying at all. Does anyone have an idea how to test which IP google sees for my search requests? :-)) i hope that was clear...

At 8:05 am today, I became a citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany... no ceremony, no pledge of alliegence and no handshake under corona virus regulations. Basically, a clerk gave me a piece of paper through a plexi glass. Quite the anti climax. Still, Im glad 😊

#Superwahljahr2021

Germany: Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) last to announce agenda for 2021 elections

They certainly took their time, but on June 21, the two chairmen of the sister parties CDU and CSU announced the party platform on which the Union is running under chancellor candidate Armin Laschet. The agenda doesn’t fail to dissapoint. A quick analysis.

outputblog.de/germany/2021/06/

#Superwahljahr2021

Party platform of the Liberals and possible cooperation with the Greens - The campaign and growing support of Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) and possibilities of their cooperation with other parties like the Greens and CDU (“Jamaica”) or Greens and SPD (“Traffic Light”) after the 2021 Bundestag elections

outputblog.de/germany/2021/06/

I recently installed Peppermint OS on a USB drive. It runs really fast! It's nice that I can take it with me plug it into any computer and just pick up where I left off... without the need to actually carry any hardware around! So far I tested it on my office HP desktop, my ZenBook and my old Surface Pro 2 and it even boots on my MacBook (!) - no issues.
what are some other good portable linux distros out there?

San Antonio Spurs players set up an in-flight LAN to play Starcraft after winning the 1999 NBA championship, whose trophy sits on the floor

Follow up to my earlier post on Clubhouse

outputblog.de/tech/2021/02/12/

so I just got a Clubhouse invite from a friend of mine and I managed to join up without owning an iPhone using a Clubhouse client that runs on Docker (thus avoiding some privacy issues outlined in my post, but I may eventually get banned :-) )

github.com/seovchinnikov/clubh

As of this moment, I am having difficulty finding any actual content that interests me... We'll see how this works out

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