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PSA: I have moved my main mastodon account over to the linuxrocks.online instance because it is smaller and more focused on my interests.

Probably not many of you even care :), but please follow me over there if you would like. @kelbot

I've decided that electron apps are OK for something that is quick one time task. For anything that stays running for an extended period of time they are garbage. Etcher=OK. Wire messenger=not OK.

Releasing an electron app for something that is intended to be running continuously is lazy, selfish and offensive. What if that was every developer's solution? We would all need 32GB of ram just to chat and listen to music while browsing.

I think there are some Linux users on here. What is your distro of choice? What hardware are you using?

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Working on F-droid "product flavor" for Tusky and ordered a nintendo switch so the day is going nice so far~ Also "flavor dimensions" are a real android term, I'm not joking

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A popular modern Linux desktop, KDE Plasma, is getting web-browser integration initially for Google Chrome and is expected to be followed by Mozilla Firefox support ---> plus.google.com/11579316847854 #linux #desktop #environment #plasma #Firefox #Chrome

Does anybody else ever daydream about how much further along computing technology would be if people weren't giant shitheads, necessitating so much of our collective effort being focused on security, antivirus etc...?

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do you ever just like

go outside

and immediately realise that the shit you argue about online doesn't matter to anyone around you

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On #WorldIPDay, we celebrate #CopyLeft, the legal hack that uses copyright to give freedom instead of deny it. https://u.fsf.org/26w

Another reason mastodon is better than twitter. Isn't it nice to not have to deal with creating a developer token and crap just to use the app you prefer?

And just like that twidere becomes the best mastodon app currently available.

Also great if you still use twitter and want just one app for both.

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The year is 2023. Every program on your computer is now an Electron app, running vulnerable out-of-date versions of Chromium and consuming 500MB of memory each

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Excellent points by @BryanLunduke on how we take some baby steps to get a real, working linux mobile phone. I know the KDE Team is working on Plasma Mobile - but I'm all for a slow, pragmatic march to *something* (anything!) working on linux soon. Anyways, definitely read this: networkworld.com/article/31923

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Interesting how different Linux desktops cater (or not) for "I don't want to see the clock on the screen".
MATE -> Right click, remove
Unity -> Tickbox in settings
GNOME Shell -> You can't. Write an extension
elementaryOS -> Uninstall a Debian package

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@BryanLunduke - what is OpenSUSE's biggest user group, is it enthusiasts, small businesses, educational institutions...? where is most of its user base located? also, i feel lime there is less OpenSUSE related news and discussions on podcasts and and the web than there is about other major distros. does he think there is a lack of openSUSE related publicity? if so, why? and is the community happy with that or is it going to change it?

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A new post about the last electronics project I finished. It's a raspberry pi that plays new dubstep and futurebass songs that I've never heard before only 24/7 by magic.

medium.com/@mttpgn/how-i-made-

Feedback/hostile criticism/reasons I'm sinning against nature and programming itself are all welcome.

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Technically, "you fuckers" is also a gender-neutral pronoun.

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With news of Unroll.me selling user inbox info to Uber, lots of people are repeating "if you're not paying for it, you're the product."

I've said before, and will continue to say, that that is the wrong formulation. Sometimes you pay for it and you're still the product – look at US ISPs. Sometimes you don't pay for it and you're not the product – free software.

The real question is whether a software or service empowers users, which can't be boiled down to whether you paid.

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I can finally toot and read my timeline from my own app.It's so cool!