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Cake day: Mar 26, 2021


Most phones do last 5 years. I’ve owned my pixel 3a for maybe 2 years but it’s still going really strong. Before that I used a moto G4 for 2-3 years, and I bought it off a friend who had used it for at least that long before me. The phones are fine; it’s more about people’s attitudes. It should not be normalized in our society to buy phones (or really anything expensive) so frequently.

It won’t. 95% of applications would be just fine with garbage collection, and the extra complexity of Rust’s memory model will make it so that current Javascript developers never use it. Go is more likely to win (but honestly, just a more lightweight JS runtime with a more lightweight UI framework would be fine by me)

I don’t think most electron developers are there because of Qt’s license. Qt and C++ are a pain in the ass compared to JS and modern web frameworks.

How about solving protein folding problems to develop new medical treatments, or running chemical simulations to come up with more climate-friendly industrial processes?

How is Apple anticompetitive? Apple makes less than 20% of computers and about a third of mobile devices. I.e., their competition is doing just fine.

You can choose to use an adapter. You can choose to buy a non-apple product. So yes, you can use whatever charger you want.

Incredibly stupid. What next, forcing Apple to ship with Windows or Linux because they’re more “standard”?

If you search site:youtube-dl.org, for example, it returns no results. But if you search just youtube-dl, it comes right up. Probably a bug and they never meant to deindex it.

Dnscrypt and DNS over HTTPS prevents your ISP from tampering with your DNS requests, but it does not prevent them from seeing which domain names you are connecting to, because of Server Name Identification. Widespread adoption of Encrypted Server Name Identification mainly comes down to server operators, many of whom won’t ever implement it (because it’s a pain in the ass to setup, and relatively little gain for the average webmaster)

I know this works for lots of people but cold oats + milk is disgusting to me. Just microwave it and oatmeal! Will also be easier to digest the oats…

True, there are some attacks that cloudflare may be better positioned to mitigate…but a well-designed application won’t be susceptible to attacks unless they involve a huge amount of traffic, and in those cases the amount of traffic is so huge that it can be detected easily without needing to see the http content.

I’m simply responding to the comment which called “gravity batteries” bullshit.

There’s no way to know what cloudflare is doing with your data. It is therefore a true risk. We have the technology (end-to-end HTTPS) to allow DDOS protection without allowing man in the middle. If Cloudflare is doing something else, we have full reason to be skeptical.

I agree by and large, but pumped hydro storage is a tried and true technology which has already proven its worth.

Gnome is not nearly as customizable as KDE (and probably xfce too). As the video describes, you need to download a dozen extensions before it has even basic features like a dock. KDE does this and (much) more right out of the box. Not to mention KDE extensions exist too!

There’s literally a war happening right now. Are you not at least a little bit glad that the US spends more on its military than Russia does?

A while back Microsoft sent Russia the full Windows source code, per their government’s request. (I doubt they licensed them to do anything with said source code, but Putin won’t care).

sudo nautilus may not work directly, often X has some security rules set up so that root can’t launch GUI applications. So you have to run xhost + before sudo nautilus, or use a dedicated tool like kdesu (though I think kdesu in particular is deprecated?)