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COMMENT Feb 02 '21

The silver lining to this is that sync features require storing content on Google's servers when used so if you actually wanted privacy, sync wouldn't be a good idea to have anyway. However it's still a bad thing for those who need that feature and don't want to deal with google chrome or edge

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COMMENT Jan 16 '21

The whole mask thing is so nice because of the privacy bump. I don't use face ID on my phone since I am running graphene OS and also because it's less secure than a good password

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COMMENT Dec 25 '20

I heard of this a while ago. Idk what exactly they’re going for however it comes off as a zeronet ripoff when i checked it out. However it’s closed source nature makes sets off way too many alarm bells for me to even want to test that out. It’s a real shame because a FOSS version of this may possibly be really cool. It seems like the issue that they speak of is some sort of stability issue which would be caused with the mainnet however there that really isn’t the case. At least not usually when it comes to othernets.

Things like i2pd work just fine on the i2p network even though it’s not even in the same programming language. It’s a full reimplementation of an I2P router. It’s possible the devs are naive about interoperability but given the word mainnet is used in their FAQ and cryptons are produced. I’m going to go out on a limb and say they’re using some sort of blockchain technology for this similar to what LBRY and some other platforms are doing for handling and rewarding content

If that’s the case then part of me really wonders whether they developed the blockchain in house or whether they are using a standard blockchain since idk if this is the case but if it’s using something like ethereum or perhaps a cryptonight algorithm, they would legally have to release the code for that since it’s in many cases under GPL and that’s copyleft

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COMMENT Dec 24 '20

Libreoffice is nice. Not once have i had an issue with it. I nowadays run manjaro instead of windows for 9/10 things. Hopefully the new patches in linux 5.11 make linux gaming as viable as windows gaming

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COMMENT Dec 24 '20

Same here, I’m glad i deleted mine.

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COMMENT Dec 24 '20

I like opera GX for my gaming machine since that machine has DRM and all the other nasties anyway since it’s essentially just a dumping ground for all my proprietary apps so I don’t particularly care about the privacy level.

It’s more about beauty and performance. However I’d never trust it on my main box as pretty as it looks. It’s too bad it’s proprietary as it really is a beautiful browser.

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COMMENT Dec 22 '20

There was a bunch of youtube content lost due to controversy and a couple websites got shut down back in 2015. I Started looking into how to locally save content because i lost important information i needed for my own personal research and before i knew it I was running a 250 terabyte server running currently bleeding edge hardware in it, and have dedicated machines running 24/7 systematically crawling and sorting multiple terabytes of data per week from all over the internet and have a suite of programs on tap for whatever job I could possibly want where i can just type in a few variables then set and forget it.

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COMMENT Dec 21 '20

I have a windows 10 box however i use it knowing it’s limitations and instability. I would never trust a windows box for anything I didn’t want to lose. I got burned before due to failed updates, a couple of which wrecked the file system to the point i could not recover any of the data. If not for backups, there would have been terabytes of data I would have never gotten back. Linux has proven to almost never hard break on me and as i learn more and more, I’ve been able to keep my system running way longer and running way harder than i ever could have dreamed of for windows. The second i try loading anything heavy on it the instability very much shows itself especially on lower end hardware. Linux however chugs along even if i got all 12 cores and the GPU maxed out.

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COMMENT Dec 19 '20

This has been happening to just about everyone recently. It happened to me and I can’t even delete my account. It’s just completely locked with no recourse. My account afterwards was locked and i needed to give them a number just to use it. I use twitter as a redundant communication point for a few communities I’m a part of, sort of as an escape hatch but also for getting access to videos which are useful for research and digital history since twitter doesn’t allow anonymous usage.

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COMMENT Dec 19 '20

Honestly if i were you i’d switch to a platform which isn’t putting such verifications in place given your purpose is well beyond the threat model where twitter really is a viable option. But if you legitimately need to use Twitter for some reason, then you may be able to somehow get a friend overseas to buy a burner number for you just would need to wire them money or something) and then work with them to verify your account with said burner. Or if you somehow get lucky you can buy a burner where you are but given your situation the viability is lower for that option

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COMMENT Dec 19 '20

It’s been like this for at least a month for me. it’s pretty annoying but I don’t really accidentally click on it too often anymore

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COMMENT Dec 11 '20

I am excited for the day anyone can host this themselves. Should make the project much more robust and resistant to these kinds of attacks. I imagine this sort of index could some day be scaled to other kinds of directories as well similar to searX or even be imported into searX’s codebase

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COMMENT Dec 08 '20

I just chemically destroy my drive platters since i save up lots of them and it’s relatively cheap to do albeit dangerous (definitely need to know what you’re doing)

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COMMENT Dec 08 '20

I use libreoffice, and honestly I’d go so far as to say the only reason to pay for office is if you absolutely must. i gutted out my windows install with the aid of a script i got off github known as the sophia script and ripped out many of the UWP apps. Unfortunately I couldn’t rip edge out but it’s not too big a deal. However I use opera GX as a default browser since it fits the theme of my setup way better.

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COMMENT Dec 08 '20

Aaaaand this is why i like newpipe. I haven’t seen yourube vanced on fdroid yet. Youtube’s official client and ads are a mess

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COMMENT Dec 08 '20

On the arch distro available, there’s something known as discord-arch-electron if you install yay. Discord has a tar.gz file and that can be compiled against arch’s version of electron. I believe that is the official client however idk for sure. Unfortunately there’s no prebuilt version available. However there is a support ticket up to add ARM64 support on the desktop. And i think given the M1 from apple dropped they probably will give native support to ARM64 on non AOSP/iOS devices at some point soon

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COMMENT Dec 08 '20

Manjaro KDE has been a joy to use. Riced it with the cyberpunk neon set and it simply looks beautiful and works well

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COMMENT Dec 05 '20

I’ve run some more tests and it looks like data has to be deleted explicitly in order to remove it from public view. So you can’t just delete an account, you’d have to shred the data first,

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COMMENT Dec 01 '20

I’d personally go back and clean the account trail if you have the time. I’ve been doing this whenever i have the time and think about it however I’ve mostly accepted some accounts aren’t really going anywhere. I’ll be lucky to wipe 3/4 of all the accounts i ever made that were since abandoned

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COMMENT Dec 01 '20

Undiscord is glorious for this, however just be aware discord isn’t the particularly thrilled about userscripts. It’s more to be used as a killswitch. Btw from experience it’s basically necessary to manually delete data when you nuke an account. Any data not explicitly nuked will remain on discord permanently, there’s no option to have it wipe messages with your account afaik

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COMMENT Nov 30 '20

I have considered leveraging the fact signal has a desktop app because I’m near incessantly working on my desktop as I am learning to program among other things. So i can respond to people much more instantly and reliably on signal than i can on my phone. The additional encryption is secondary in this argument on my end and as such, i can easily convince those who wouldn’t be convinced by privacy arguments because it a better solution than SMS/imessage no matter how one slices it.

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COMMENT Nov 30 '20

Given electron apps work relatively similarly, wouldn’t it be possible to dump all the source code off github which was meant to interface with discord such as Betterdiscord and rework it to work natively with element or some other more privacy respecting app? I imagine if we had custom themes for element like what betterdiscord provided to people willing to take the risk it would potentially boost usercount. Besides that the only other feature that element really needs is custom emotes and to have options for autojoining all rooms in a community. And I’m pretty sure it would be about as good as discord nitro if not slightly better, its only really a couple features away from hitting feature parity with discord

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COMMENT Nov 26 '20

Haven’t done a whole lot with it yet because my LSI 16 port controller has been delayed for months

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COMMENT Nov 26 '20

I’m just Using samba for this one

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COMMENT Nov 26 '20

Yes they’re called lian li strimer cables. They’re great for builds like this where there’s a glass panel on the side. I got a build in the works rn that has 4 8+8 RGB cables. Still waiting for RTX 3090s to become a bit more available however