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Czech Republic Will Pursue Full Adult-Use Commercial Cannabis Market, Leaked Documents Suggest

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The Czech government looks to be pursuing a full commercial adult-use cannabis market as part of its ‘Cannabis Management Act’, according to leaked documents seen by Business of Cannabis.  It […]

Czech Republic Will Pursue Full Adult-Use Commercial Cannabis Market, Leaked Documents Suggest - Business of Cannabis
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PSA: GoDaddy gated their own API. DDNS users warned
  • desec.io can be used with any domain registrar and has an API with support for various ddns clients (ddclient, lego).

    deSEC is a free DNS hosting service, designed with security in mind.

    Running on open-source software and supported by SSE, deSEC is free for everyone to use.

    Edit: To clarify, desec.io does not sell/rent domains. Desec has to be set as the authoritative nameserver on the registrar, then desec can manage domain records instead of the registrar (which usually also provides their own domain hosting for "free" by default).

  • Ernährung: Pflanzenöle sind wirklich gesünder als Butter
  • Schon länger vermuten Fachleute, dass pflanzliche Speiseöle verschiedenen Krankheiten vorbeugen könnten. Gesättigte Fette tierischer Herkunft gelten dagegen als eher ungesund. Allerdings ist es äußerst schwierig, einen kausalen Zusammenhang zwischen dem Konsum eines bestimmten Nahrungsmittels und einer Krankheit zu belegen, die meist erst etliche Zeit später auftritt.

    Die Studienlage zu den Vorteilen einer Fettversorgung aus pflanzlichen Quellen galt bisher nur als mäßig.

    Dünne Studienlagen werden von diversen Medien häufig wie ein Fakt dargestellt. Ich denke immer wieder gern an Aluminium im Deo als Antitranspirant, und wie unsicher die Studienlage lange Zeit war und auch immer noch ist.

  • Is there a linux distro (or just a DE) that can be used like a Smart TV
  • According to Netflix documentation, they only support 720p on Linux, regardless of the browser.

    Chrome officially supports 1080p on Windows and macOS, while 4k is only available through Edge on Windows and Safari on macOS.

    In the past I've used a Firefox plugin to enable 1080p playback on Linux, but the bitrate was lower than the 1080p bitrate on Windows (with Edge, iirc).

    https://help.netflix.com/de/node/30081

    Edit: Luckily Jellyfin does not have such annoying restrictions.

  • State of Text Rendering 2024

    > [The author assumes] a high-level understanding of how text rendering works, for example, what shaping is. If that does not sound familiar to you, you might want to review State of Text Rendering (2009), and Modern text rendering with Linux: Overview (2019).

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    NewPipe v0.27.0 No longer Working? [Update]
  • YouTube changed something about their API to break 3rd party apps again. youtube-dl is also broken, but they've found the issue already, so it'll likely be fixed after a while.

    GrayJay and YouTube ReVanced still work in meantime.

    [1] https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipe/issues/11255

  • GNOME Mutter Lands Support To Transform sRGB To HDR Outputs
  • I'd never expected to see HDR support on Linux so soon. At the time I bought my current monitor I specifically didn't care for HDR support since it was unlikely to work on Linux for the foreseeable future. This was before the Steam Deck was announced.

  • Matrix on Raspberry Pi
  • It might depend on the particular bridges, but all mautrix- bridges work great for me with conduit. In a way adding bridges to conduit is easier since it's all done through the admin room on conduit.

  • What email client are you guys using?
  • Once neomutt is set up, it just works. I've switched away from it because it doesn't support (some especially shitty) html mails well enough, which had me open them in a proper browser. Thunderbird doesn't have this issue and also works well with keyboard shortcuts.

  • What email client are you guys using?
  • I've switched my mum over to Evolution a few years ago, because it does some things better (message list can be configured to be less dense, which has been solved with Thunderbirds redesign). It's a great email email, but has it's own quirks because of how much it does, just like Thunderbird. Since I've used the latter for longer, I've no reason to switch.

  • What email client are you guys using?
  • Thunderbird + K9 Mail are my way to go, too.

    Though I mostly do like the redesign, since it fixes some long standing issues with Thunderbird (e.g. not being able to select a multi line message view ("cards view"), instead of the traditional table view.) The search bar being always on top annoys me each time I open it, so I understand a more long time Thunderbird user might have more nitpicks. Almost all of the changes can be reverted through settings, which I find awesome.

  • Good mouse with good linux support
  • I personally would make sure to choose a mouse with on-board storage. E.g. most (all?) Logitech mice store DPI and RGB on the mouse, which means it works independent of the OS. At least some other manufacturers require a Windows "driver" to disable RGB and configure DPI, which is annoying as those aren't available on Linux, and have to be constantly run in the background.

    Basic configuration of Logitech mice can be done through Piper on Linux.

    Edit: Precision shouldn't be an issue with any decent mouse sensor. The PixArt PMW 3310 or later is good enough for even gaming and can be found in 20$ mice. Comfort is subjective, but I prefer larger mice where I can put most of my hand on top.

    Edit 2: I've now read you're already using a Logitech mouse and are having issue with the the side buttons. What issues do you have with them? My G Pro Wireless side buttons work for going a website back/forward in the web browser, but I don't use them much.

  • Immutable distros recommindation?
  • Fedora Atomic is greag. uBlue is better ootb, but most of it can be simply achieved by layering some packages (rpm-fusion, enable auto updates through /etc/rpm-ostreed.conf).

    NixOS is a whole nother beast and I'd only recommend it if you use standalone compositors (labwc, hyprland, sway, wayfire, river, ...), or want a declarative system.

    Edit: Just read your comment about not liking Fedora. In that case I'd recommend OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. Other immutable distros are smaller and I don't have any experience with them. (IMO with atomic distros the distro doesn't matter much because apps are installed through flatpak or distrobox anyway.(

  • Immutable distros recommindation?
  • How did it break, and what doesn't work any more?

    I've been using Fedora Atomic on at least one device for years now, without any major issues (I.e. device no booting or updating. Upgrades do require some manual intervention).

  • Will Linux’s New run0 Command Run sudo Out of Town?
  • Soon, Purple Hat should be charging for systemd and hopefully other corpos and organizations will move back to sanity.

    From systemd licenses readme:

    Unless otherwise noted, the systemd project sources are licensed under the terms and conditions of LGPL-2.1-or-later (GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1 or later).

    New sources that cannot be distributed under LGPL-2.1-or-later will no longer be accepted for inclusion in the systemd project to maintain license uniformity.

    I can understand critism of systemd for its tools only working with itself and not with any other Unix tools. But it's absolutely a conspiracy theory to think they'd want to charge for systemd. Though I do agree that if someone was charging for systemd (which they can't because its open source), open source alternatives would pop up.

  • ersei.net Booting Linux off of Google Drive

    Competitiveness is a vice of mine. When I heard that a friend got Linux to boot off of NFS, I had to one-up her. I had to prove that I could create...

    Booting Linux off of Google Drive
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    zamundaaa.github.io Fixing KWin’s performance on old hardware

    KWin had a very long standing bug report about bad performance of the Wayland session on older Intel integrated graphics. There have been many investigations into what’s causing this, with a lot of more specific performance issues being found and fixed, but none of them managed to fully fix the issu...

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    zamundaaa.github.io Fixing KWin’s performance on old hardware

    KWin had a very long standing bug report about bad performance of the Wayland session on older Intel integrated graphics. There have been many investigations into what’s causing this, with a lot of more specific performance issues being found and fixed, but none of them managed to fully fix the issu...

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    GNOME 47 Can Now Be Built With X11 Support Disabled
  • Those are all good reasons. XFCE aims to support Wayland with the next release, so if they choose to use an established compositor it shouldn't be too buggy.

    With XFCE porting their apps over the setup shouldn't change much, unless you're using Xorg specific tools.

    Over the last few years most features I'd expect from a windowing system were added to Wayland, so I expect the drama to cool down. (I don't even know what's still missing (except accessibility), with VRR, tearing, DRM leasing (VR), and global hotkeys being done. It's just apps like Discord that have to cave in under the pressure to fix their apps.)

    Once everything works, there's no point talking about it.

    @[email protected]

  • GNOME 47 Can Now Be Built With X11 Support Disabled
  • I wonder how long it'll be possible to build Gnome with Xorg support. If I had to guess I'd say there won't be any support within the next 3 years, because keeping future Gnome working with Xorg is work nobody wants to put in.

    That said, Xwayland will likely keep being around for the foreseeable future.

    Out of curiosity, do you use Xorg and if yes, what's keeping you from using Wayland?

  • What is your set up? How do you use Jellyfin?
  • I'm using Proxmox with a NixOS LXC for Jellyfin/*arr. The media is stored on a single btrfs HDD, because high uptime (RAID) isn't necessary for me and it's media I can simply redownload.

    I'm looking into switching to NixOS on bare metal, because I don't need the UI of proxmox and most other features.

    Symphonium is great for music, even though it's closed source and paid. I'm mostly using Spotify though.

    Findroid is an awesome native Android app for watching tv/movies, altough it doesn't support transcoding.

  • Inkscape Flatpak is looking for a maintainer!
  • I'd say flatpak isn't the future because it's already here and seems to be universally accepted as the cross-distro package manager.

    I do like how the Nix package manager handles dependencies, but it's not suitable for app developers packaging their own apps because of its complexity.

    If a better flatpak comes around I'd use it too, but at least for graphical apps I don't know what it'd have to do to be better. In my opinion, flatpak is a prime example of good enough, but not perfect and I'd be surprised if there was a different tool with the same momentum in 15 years (except snap, but they seem too Ubuntu specific).

  • HDR and color management in KWin, part 3 (May 11)

    zamundaaa.github.io HDR and color management in KWin, part 3

    Since the last two posts about this topic (part one, part two) there has been some more progress, so let’s take a look.

    Part one: https://zamundaaa.github.io/wayland/2023/05/18/hdr-and-color-management-in-kwin.html

    Part two: https://zamundaaa.github.io/wayland/2023/12/18/update-on-hdr-and-colormanagement-in-plasma.html

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    The Proxmox Hypervisor, on NixOS

    github.com GitHub - SaumonNet/proxmox-nixos: The Proxmox Hypervisor, on NixOS [maintainers=@camillemndn @julienmalka]

    The Proxmox Hypervisor, on NixOS [maintainers=@camillemndn @julienmalka] - GitHub - SaumonNet/proxmox-nixos: The Proxmox Hypervisor, on NixOS [maintainers=@camillemndn @julienmalka]

    GitHub - SaumonNet/proxmox-nixos: The Proxmox Hypervisor, on NixOS [maintainers=@camillemndn @julienmalka]
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    xdg-toplevel-drag Wayland protocol approved

    gitlab.freedesktop.org Add xdg-toplevel-drag protocol (!204) · Merge requests · wayland / wayland-protocols · GitLab

    This protocol allows applications to request that a window is moved at the same time as a drag operation - effectively dragging windows. With this features such as...

    Add xdg-toplevel-drag protocol (!204) · Merge requests · wayland / wayland-protocols · GitLab

    "This protocol allows applications to request that a window is moved at the same time as a drag operation - effectively dragging windows. With this features such as detaching a tab from a window and reattaching it, dragging tabs between windows or (un)dockable tool windows can be implemented."

    Videos of KWin and QT:

    topleveldrag

    qtworking

    Chrome in KWin

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