US gun politics
Right after the school shooting in Texas, many people here immediately used this tragic incident to post their political agenda.
Sorry, but can't you at least wait till the victims are cold?
Luckily nobody picked up the fact that the shooter was a criminal Hispanic 18 year old.
Please cool down and think whether your agenda must be posted immediately. Cool down, think again, then post.
Keep this place peaceful.
Very bad news for Android users. Marcel announced he will stop work on all his Software, the most important being Netguard, the best non root firewall. Also Fairmail, which has been reported here.
Down you want your own server cluster or server farm, but don't have the space ? Or your wife would kill you if she sees it, here you go. Board costs $239 🙂
"The Turing Pi 2 is a 4-node mini ITX cluster board with a built-in Ethernet switch that runs Raspberry Pi CM4 or Nvidia Jetson compute modules in any combination. It's like a data center server rack but compact, noiseless, and highly energy-efficient."
Kali Linux announced their newest release as "Kali Unkaputtbar", as it is easy to make and restore snapshots. Good for those who like to shoot down their installation 🙂
Looks like Open Software is winning big. Till now the GPL was only enforcible by an author claiming his copyright. Now a lawsuit is getting ahead where the argument ist that getting the source of a GPLed product is a consumer right. That is bad news for big companies who till now didn't care.
I was looking how I could use my Android phone as a magnifying glass. Nothing Foss, very sad. But after trying some apps from Playstore, I found a little gem, WeZoom.
No trackers, no internet, no ads (and sadly no source) :(
It first looks like a camera, but instead of taking a photo you just freeze the picture. Then you can apply filters to enhance visibility. Last not least you can save what you see. Try using it with or without autofocus.
A very cool tool.
If you want a generic Firefox for Linux, here you can get it:
Firefox for Android ver. 100 is out.
It has six trackers. For your "privacy" 😅
Google Play Install Referrer
Google Firebase Analytics
Why use an app from Fdroid?
Fdroid takes the source of an app, compiles/builds it and signs it. If the author put some backdoor or other bad stuff in his built version of the app, this won't be in the Froid version.
Fdroid builds without trackers. Firefox from Playstore has tackers, from Fdroid it doesn't.
Apps in Repos like Bromite or IzzyOnDroid are not built by Fdroid.
Tommy @ormulum wrote about his strange looking old computer. I searched a bit, those were crazy times:
I there a setting for Fedilab to make the app work in English on a systen using another language?
I have programmed and hacked devices from mainframe to phone.
My first Linux was SCO :) I don't want to be identifiable, so that's all.
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