Also, how are people on direct chat groups and if you are in any. Do you feel like finding them, specifically in the open source and linux enthusiasm?

I personally find that there is no proper ecosystem that i can find online. XMPP does seem to have the tools available but its not a large userbase to push it forwards. Discord does have enough, but its not exactly privacy friendly.

XMPP does have its own great flaws. But i have not found anything better than it around.

Man, my love hate relationship with is eternal. It looks so good but runs so slow. Its especially bad with NVIDIA plus running on a higher refresh-rate than 60hz.

I hope one day this would be addressed properly. But how GNOME is built i see that as unlikely unless Wayland is going to get better on NVIDIA.

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Should hashtag pages be visible to guests that are not logged in?

So my question is, Fediverse, why do you run linux and other free/open source software over things like Windows, Discord and Photoshop?

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The summer sale mini-game is such a horrible money-grab and an extremely bad one on that as well. Massively skewed teams, likely rigging from Steam to keep it "equal" looking even if Corgi has 70% of the total amount of registered "boosters" while the other teams all under 10% each.

They even made it so its extremely cheap to level up, something usually costing far more.

Overall a horrible experience. Most of the sales aren't that great either anymore.

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People with knowlege and know the fears of what is the alternative? As not using one is a giant hit on privacy (unique IP address for just you, companies can see that it is me over longer period of time, no matter what device or what i do). Also the niceness of not having to fear that companies link everything back to one point.

But VPNs are just rebranded MITM that you pay for. Which is extremely trust based and i do not like it at all. Is there anything even that can be done?

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This is something that really needs to be looked at. It's nice to get software that's free both as in beer and freedom, but sometimes you can't have both.

"Software below the poverty line"

staltz.com/software-below-the-

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Interesting article about some further problems in the Chernobyl series: forbes.com/sites/michaelshelle

(take with a grain of salt, this is from a pro-nuclear lobbyist. His points are still valid, particularly the figures about casualties at the end, and the misinformed claims that people that are irradiated become radioactive, or the part about the fetus saving the mom from radiation)

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re: #spam
URL shorteners should be banned regardless :blobshrug:
some forums already do that

infosec-handbook.eu/ is a website styled blog that everyone should read at least once if you are interested in anything which can relate to security. It is a place where you find security pros writing blog posts about anything security. This is the starting point for any hobbyist online who wants to actually stay secure online or secure their server.

They also have an account on here as well if you want to follow them here: @infosechandbook

Anyone know anything about Netlify? netlify.com/

It seems like a free option to host a web server on, but i don't know if it is any good or not. I want to avoid any connections to big data companies like Google, Facebook etc. Hell, Netlify might even be one in it of itself. It seems too good to be true, which usually means its exactly that.

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