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corona, covid-19 

US about to take the lead in daily new infections 😟

5,040 new cases, or more than a third of the recorded total infections in the last 24 hours alone.

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¿Por qué el distanciamiento social es una de nuestras mejores opciones para limitar los contagios de COVID-19? 👆

#covid_19 #coronavirus #contagio #salud #yomequedoencasa

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Advertencias de un futuro cercano: el mensaje de un italiano para el resto del mundo sobre la crisis de salud en su país

#italia #salud #coronavirus #covid_19 #crisis

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I just installed Xfce4 on my Ubuntu laptop (formally windows 8) and now my laptop feels quick and modern. This is why I love FOSS so much. You can't do this with Windows!

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Chinese: we want free speech so we can talk about how awful our authoritarian government is
Mastodon users: free speech is a dogwhistle used by authoritarians looking to oppress others

:blobcatthinkingglare: it seems like people who are actually under oppressive governments like free speech - how unexpected

Recently I recommended clearing the cache periodically on Arch-based distros, and I said that I typically used pacman -Sc instead of the safer method using paccache (part of the pacman-contrib package). However, I recently needed to downgrade the linux kernel on my system because the most recent version broke my wifi driver, and I fortunately had an old kernel version in the cache. So the moral of the story is always clear the cache using paccache, and don't just run pacman -Sc.

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You know something is wrong with 5G when even a former Microsoft president is talking about it.

youtube.com/watch?v=xSP2exnmJX

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However, this site (maketecheasier.com/clear-packa) says that clearing the cache can make it harder to downgrade to earlier versions of packages. The site gives some other ways of clearing the cache which keep some older packages around in the event that you want to downgrade something. I've never needed to downgrade a package though, so I just clear the cache the simple way.

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I've used arch-based distros on and off for a while, but I only recently realized that it's important to clear pacman's cache every now and then by running

# pacman -Sc

The first time I ran that it freed up over 9G of space.

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I have a relatively new HP laptop on Windows 10 (for SolidWorks and a few other things I need for school) and about two weeks ago Microsoft kindly informed me that my hardware is not supported by Windows, so now I don't get any patches or security updates. Gotta love Microsoft.
One more reason why I use my 12 year old thinkpad with Linux as my primary machine.

I think I'm making progress on my game engine, albeit very slowly.

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@nnick I guess chrome is easy and marginally faster. Google has a good reputation for security and it’s easy to have all your accounts talking the way that chrome does. Most people don’t think of the problems that offers

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apparently less than 1/3 Brits speaks a second language, compared to stats like 99% in Denmark and 97% in the Netherlands

it's not really surprising really
for some reason over here languages are only taught academically, from textbooks; speakers of other languages have a wealth of native-english content in the form of entertainment and the internet from which to learn. it doesn't take a genius to know that people are more likely to willingly consume entertainment (and gain immersion) than dry textbooks

I think this is also why JP has so many more speakers than Korean (although this is growing) and the Chinese languages - japan actively exports its entertainment, and learning through that is far more engaging
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