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guess what just broke on my laptop after 2 years

I'm guessing it was the floppy drive?

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My disaster recovery plan:

  1. I plan on not having a disaster.
  2. If I do have a disaster, I plan on trying to recover from it.

Fstoppers on YouTube: Printer Ink, It's a SCAM (www.youtube.com)

In this video, a Canon print cartridge is opened up and revealed not to contain the meagre 11.9 ml (0.4 fl oz) of ink it is advertised. The proposed solution is to buy a printer designed to be manually refilled with bottles of ink (such as the featured Epson EcoTank ET-2850), though it has only been tested briefly.

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My biggest problem has been that the ink always dries up, since I don't print very often, and a laser printer has solved that for me. Now, about 3 years later, the black toner is still at 90%, and still working reliably.

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Caddy reverse proxy handles that for me. I just set my domains' DNS to point to my public IP, where port 80 and 443 are forwarded to a server with Caddy listening.

What app do you use to read ebooks? (kbin.social)

I'm looking for recommendations. I usually use Overdrive with books I've downloaded (I think in the epub format). But now I hear that Overdrive is no longer being supported (I think the company wants people to use their Libby app instead). I'm hoping to find something open source and privacy minded. Also not wild about what...

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Honestly, I mainly just use Google Play Books, since that's where I buy most of my ebooks. I do download and de-DRM my purchased books though, since I don't trust Google to keep all my books available to me in the future.

On my eink reader, I also use either Google Play Books or the default reader app, "Neo Reader" I believe.

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Could we stop with the viruses for a while, please? Just a few years is all I ask.

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Nice and clean looking result, great job!

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1000/1000 Mbps fiber for $43 in Denmark, no data cap.

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I like how it basically generated the Ubisoft logo.

Bluesky CEO responds | 2023-07-22 Letter to the Community (blueskyweb.xyz)

The social media platform Bluesky recently had an incident where a user created an account with a racial slur as the handle. The Bluesky team quickly removed the account but realized they should have had automated filters in place to prevent such issues. They are now implementing a two-step automated filtering and flagging...

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"No, it's true, I swear! The coffee machines on our side can do both espresso and latte! And all the American barracks have 2-ply toilet paper! It used to be only 1-ply, but then last mo— What do you mean 'this guy is useless', I've just given you everything!"

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Nothing's more permanent than a temporary solution.

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Calckey sounds like a calculator/math/graphing application and Firefish sounds like another generic fork of Firefox.

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The server needs to receive your password to verify it and log you it. That's how it always is. As long as you are connecting via HTTPS, this is not a problem.

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They're implying that all the posts must be astroturfing.

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The Empire storyline is the most interesting part of this show.

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So, Salvor thought turning a key and pulling a lever would be too complicated for Gaal, so she absolutely had to dive down and do it herself, risking both their lives... Top notch writing /s

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I'm just waiting for the 1.20.1 build. Happy to hear that they're working on it.

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Probably Minecraft. But I haven't spent an insignificant amount of time in Garry's Mod either.

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Kbin is tolerable in a mobile browser, but it actually becomes quite good once you decide to use Firefox on mobile and install the Tampermonkey addon along with some community userscripts to improve the functionality. Kbin is much younger than Lemmy, so it's just playing catch-up right now.

On PC, I very much prefer Kbin's user interface (but still with custom userscripts and a few minor changes to the theme I use).

Why are we stuck with bash programming language in the shell?

Bash-like scripting has become ubiquitous in operating systems, and it makes me wonder about its widespread adoption despite lacking certain programming conveniences found in other languages. While it may not be the ideal choice for large-scale software development, the bash shell possesses unique features that make it...

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I'm gonna get crucified for saying this, but... I write a lot of my scripts in PHP. It's just a language that I'm very familiar with.

Is the mod virus problem solved?

So, a few weeks or months ago, I can’t remember. I heard that a virus was discovered in some mods like betterminecraft at platforms like curseforge. I rember watching some videos on YouTube of youtubers like PhoenixSC. And I said to myself “well, then I’ll just wait until this is solved”. And this morning I wanted to...

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The "mod virus problem" will never truly be solved. New infected mods are always popping up, and always will be. It's an easy way for hackers to infect computers, since kids blindly install random mods all the time. Only install trusted and well-known mods, and only download them from trusted sources, to minimize risk.

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And with multiple sticks of RAM in use, that makes it RAID, right?

Right?

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but not every instance is necessarily running Lemmy right? Or are all the different sites like beehaw and kbin and such also running Llemmy?

Most instances are running Lemmy (the software). Kbin (the software) is an alternative to Lemmy (the software), though they can speak to one another, because they both use the ActivityPub protocol (same as Mastodon, PeerTube, Pixelfed, and so on). Kbin is much younger than Lemmy, but eventually more instances running Kbin will show up.

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They were for a few weeks, until today. I'm commenting from Kbin right now.

Turns out lemmy.ml admins had blocked a lot of bots and "kbinBot" (which is the useragent name used by Kbin for federation requests) was inadvertently among the blocked bots. The lemmy.ml admins took a long time to get it fixed, but it finally works again now.

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Correct, it's completely different software.

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I've found a bug: The article preview buttons disappear after page reloads if bookmarks feature is turned on.

Once they're gone, I can toggle the "show article preview button" twice to get them to show up again, but once the page reloads, they flash briefly and disappear again. If I disable the bookmarks feature, they work as expected.

Chemists develop sustainable method to remove 'forever chemicals' from water (phys.org)

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are highly versatile chemicals. These fluorine-containing organic molecules are the reason why rain drops simply slide off outdoor jackets. They are used in the greaseproof coating of paper food packaging and are key ingredients in fire-extinguisher foams and the protective gear worn by...

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Some scientists create problems, others solve them.

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There's no official API for Kbin yet. The fact that there are any apps being worked on for Kbin at all yet is a miracle. I would have prioritized an API as a very urgent feature in order to let app developers get some good apps out as soon as possible, to take advantage of the initial Reddit migration hype. Lemmy has a big advantage over Kbin because of all the apps that are coming out right now. Not that it's a competition, of course. Kbin has around 50.000 users already, as far as I know. And the Kbin devs have a lot on their plates already, some of which is critical to allow the site to work well for this number of users.

So, it's easy for me to sit here and say what I think they should have prioritized differently. I don't have all the inside information, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I'm really happy that Kbin is doing as well as it is now. @ernest has been working tirelessly, and I hope it becomes something he can live off of too, somehow.

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I currently run Everything in a Linux VM (running with Wine) that has my servers' shares mounted read-only, but it stops running after a day or two every time. All in all, not very stable.

I'm looking for something better too.

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With the amount of data I have, it takes Everything about 12 hours to re-index it all.

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I can see you from kbin.social.

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I vote for Caddy anyway

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It's a lot more plastic waste, but have you tried those fancy plastic sticks with dental floss on, I believe they are called "dental floss picks" in English? Makes it quite easy to floss, and they can be bought bulk pretty cheap, at least where I live.

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The floss picks are too taut to be able to do that adequately.

The cheap ones I use do go a bit slack, but maybe that's just because the plastic is cheap and soft.

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Things may have changed in the meantime though, you never know. A lot can happen in 9 hours in the wild and fast-moving industry of RSS readers.

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There's a surprising number of people who seem to think LLMs contain a database of everything it's trained with, and that it just spits out snippets from there. There are also lots of very vocal artists against image generation models who claim that these 5-10 GB models contain all their copyrighted art, claiming that the models just create collages from existing images.

People simply don't understand how these things work.

Encryption With A Back Door Is NOT Encryption (ktetch.co.uk)

There’s been an increasing call in recent weeks and months for encryption to have government ‘backdoors’ put into them. This is a bad idea. No really, it’s an incredibly bad idea. Even if we took the assumption that it is a push that’s made with only the purest of intentions, and the government universal key is kept...

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Well, most government employees are also regular people once they're not at work, and they would be using the backdoored encryption for their personal communication. With the backdoored encryption it would be even easier than before to compromise a couple of them and leverage their access to get into the government systems. That's already a very widely used technique.

I haven't seen anyone mention the kbin native(?) app!? I tried it and it seems perfect and amazing? (kbin.social)

I tried Jerboa briefly and couldn't get it to work well for me. Then I visited kbin on my phone's browser and was prompted to install the kbin app!? I haven't seen any references to it, but it's exactly what I wanted...? Has anybody else tried it?

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Easy to develop and works on all platforms,

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I had that problem too but it seems to be fixed for me now since yesterday.

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The website seems to respect that setting, just not when installed and launched as PWA.

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The settings are the same for me in the PWA, but I'm on Android with Firefox. But I have tried changing the setting and then changing it back to make sure in the PWA, and that doesn't seem to help either. It always starts on All. I have also tried installing the PWA from Chrome on Android, same result.

But a silver lining is that I can can use user-scripts in the PWA with Firefox.

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The ubuntu install speedrunning community is wild.

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He looks like Nicholas Cage

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I use Podgrab to archive the podcasts I listen to, but these are all freely available podcasts.

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We're experiencing so many federation issues, I think. There's much less content in the communities/magazines I subscribe to when I browse them from Kbin, and in some I only see very old posts :(

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