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Anon is a nice guy
  • Here you go

  • Llama 3.1 is Meta's latest salvo in the battle for AI dominance
  • At least Zuck is only trying to lead and not monopolize.

    I think he would, if he thought he could

  • People are having trouble following Harris’s campaign Twitter account
  • You would be shocked to know how many people use TikTok as a search engine

  • ich😴iel
  • Was? Jemand, noch dazu im Internet, hat andere Vorlieben als ich? Unmöglich!

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  • Chrome, Discord and Youtube (premium)? The council does not approve /j

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    I’m continuously looking on Romhacking.net for new and exciting ROM hacks, and for the past couple of days, I’ve felt like a big news article was coming. I probably shouldn’t have been looking while drinking a cup of tea because I almost choked when I saw how good this new arrival was. Put down your...

    Donkey Kong Country ROM Hack Swaps DK For Mario
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    SWEET JESUS, POOH!
  • Not all Germans have the same opinion, but a complete consensus isn’t needed, as long as there is a majority. And in Germany this majority is not that of a referendum but the elected parties, as it is unrealistic to have a referendum for every single decision and most countries have not learned how to handle referendums, but one can still make their own party, in fact that just recently happened, the party (BSW) was founded, got 6 percent in the election (which in Germany can actually get you in the government) and AFAIK they oppose non humanitarian aid completely. I don’t think there’s any country where the population knows exactly what the government is doing, so it’s unrealistic to ask that everyone knows what is happening (although this is a problem). There have been multiple demonstrations against Israel’s actions and I personally know people who oppose these actions, about as much how support them but the big majority of people I know don’t care that much. Also the second biggest party (which never was part of a government) thinks that (and it’s one of their main points) that the Islam is the biggest threat to the existence of Germany so you could probably find a lot of people who think that Palestine should be blown up.

    Also one question, are you actually from Germany or have you just read these things? Because the politics, mentality and economics are a lot different to for example the USA so maybe something’s appear differently than they would look to a German.

  • SWEET JESUS, POOH!
  • But what does this have to do with democracy? If the elected parties fund a war, morally correct or not, it is still democracy as they were chosen. There are multiple German parties who oppose Israel, but they weren’t elected

  • SWEET JESUS, POOH!
  • I’m asking what the war in Gaza has to do with the democratic order in Germany

  • SWEET JESUS, POOH!
  • What exactly are you referring to?

  • ich_iel
  • Ich glaube es gibt einfach kein Bild wo der Typ den Hitlergruß macht

  • Google tests out Gemini AI-created video presentations
  • I know this is not what you’re comment is about, but have you heard of our lord and savior Ublock origin?

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  • Thanks, would’ve missed it. Gonna try that on deck

  • [email protected]: What are benefits for using privacy friendly frontends for apps like Reddit and YouTube compared to accessing them and using UBlock Origin?
  • That’s not entirely correct, invidious doesn’t act as a proxy. From the invidious faq:

    By default, the video stream is fetched directly from Google's servers (googlevideo.com) in order to reduce the bandwidth required by invidious, meaning that Google will be able to see your IP address and some other data commonly sent by web browsers, like your user-agent string.

  • Microsoft is not done yet: more ads spotted in latest Windows 11 build - gHacks Tech News
  • If I remember correctly some (mainly Microsoft made apps) are store only and some system apps are updated through it so probably a large part of users use it

  • SWEET JESUS, POOH!
  • There also is this section:

    Parties that, according to their goals or the behavior of their supporters, aim to impair or eliminate the free democratic basic order or to endanger the existence of the Federal Republic of Germany are unconstitutional.

  • SWEET JESUS, POOH!
  • From the German constitution:

    Anyone who abuses the freedom of expression, in particular the freedom of the press (Article 5 para. 1), the freedom of teaching (Article 5 para. 3), the freedom of assembly (Article 8), the freedom of association (Article 9), the secrecy of letters, mail and telecommunications (Article 10), the property (Article 14) or the right of asylum (Article 16a) to fight against the free democratic basic order, forfeits these fundamental rights. The forfeiture and its extent are pronounced by the Federal Constitutional Court.

  • OpenSUSE is the best
  • Zypper may be a better name than apt, but it doesn’t have super cow powers.

  • Was watching Smiling Friends and something caught my eye
  • Don’t remember where this is from but I know it immediately caught my eye

  • The 20 best open-source alternatives to popular software on Windows
  • Why would anyone use Apache open office over Libreoffice? Also where onlyoffice?

  • What are some privacy focused forms of entertainment?
  • Emulation is a great for offline gaming. You can also find some great FOSS games on flathub like srb2, srb2k and Mindustry. You can also get old books for free on Project Gutenberg and audiobooks on Librivox. In Germany (and other European countries) there is state financed tv which has free drmfree adfree and (relatively) privacy friendly streaming services. Newgrounds also is a treasure trove, especially for music. Also there is piracy

  • Over 1,300 Retro Games Are Heading To iPhone Via New Streaming Service

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    retrododo.com You Can Now Emulate Nintendo DS on iPhone Thanks To Folium

    Nintendo DS and 3DS Emulation is now possible on your iPhone thanks to a new app called Folium which is available for just $4.99.

    You Can Now Emulate Nintendo DS on iPhone Thanks To Folium
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    Multi account containers

    So I've been using Firefox's container function for a while now and recently discovered the multi account container extension. What does this add over the built in containers? I've seen a lot of people say they need multi account containers but are disappointed that it's an extension so I'm curious what it adds.

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    I don't know if my PC can handle this

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    Most used utility rule

    For those interested

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    Search engines and privacy

    So with the recent Bing situation I wanted to take a second look on private search engines and sharing my conclusions of each search engine. Here is my list of private search engines:

    Duckduckgo

    I really like Duckduckgo, it has all important tools, decent result quality and a great image search function. Instant answers is very useful. My main problems are the reliance on Bing as the index and the choice of Apple Maps as mapping solution. Apart from the situation with the browser and Microsoft tracking Duckduckgo has a pretty clear record and the privacy.

    Startpage

    Startpage is another great option. Apart from mapping everything is there and, while not as good as Duckduckgo's, the image search engine good. The results are based on google and on par to better than those of DDG. The main advantages over DDG are European base (Netherlands) and the anonymous view, which basically functions as a quick access VPN, but sadly breaks ad/tracker blockers. Privacy for regular search is equal to DDG, but you have to disable JS to get rid of some telemetry. It is owned by an advertising company

    Swisscows

    Swisscows is okay. It is also Bing based, but slightly worse than DDG results. It lacks image search filters and mapping, but offers a music search which allows you to listen to ad free music. It also has an anonymous view, but it's not interactive. Privacy is similar to DDG, but has more telemetry and (temporally) stores your IP. It is from Switzerland, it also has a very strict anti gore/porn policy that sometimes makes normal search terms inaccessible.

    Qwant

    Qwant used to be very solid French search engine, has dropped in quality. Similar search quality to DDG, image search like Startpage. They use Bing in combination with their own index. Then problems: They share your IP with Microsoft and they replaced their main advantage, openstreetmap based independent mapping service, with AI summary's that require an account. Worse privacy than all the above.

    Ecosia

    Very similar to DDG. The main differences are that Ecosia is based in Germany, it plants trees to fight climate change, but also forwards your IP to MS.

    Brave

    Braves main advantages are being independent, both with the search and the AI, and the goggles that allow you to customize your results. Search results are slightly better than DDG, image search is bad, no mapping is available. Brave has had invaded privacy in the past, but currently the privacy is good as long as you disable statistics. The company itself is a bit concerning and the CEO is homophobic.

    SearXNG

    SearXNG is self hosted and open source, it uses various search engines as index and has a ton of extra feature like music search, fediverse search and a bunch more. While it has the most features and best privacy of all options, public instances are sometimes slow and the results aren't really good.

    Kagi

    Kagi is in principle a decent quality search engine, but it is paid and has some problems that are only getting worse. For those interested read this blogpost.

    4get

    4get is a open source, self hostable search engine. It acts as a web scraper for various search engines, also supports Soundcloud. It has great privacy and good results, but it lacks mapping and the official instance requires a CAPTCHA per 100 searches

    Yep

    Yep is an independent search engine. It is private and has good results, but lacks image search tools, video search and mapping.

    Presearch

    Decentralized independent search. It has good results but lacks image search tools, is sometimes unreliable and has intrusive advertising

    A quick fire round of search engine that have decent privacy, but I wouldn't use due to result quality:

    Ekoru Like Ecosia, but for cleaning oceans, Bing based, few features, requires extension.

    Whoggle Like SearXNG, but with less features.

    Metager Meta search engine with multiple search back ends, mainly Bing (Yahoo), completely powered by renewable energy

    Mojeek Independent UK search engine with few additional feature, is supposed to be unbiased

    LibreX/LibreY Like Whoggle

    AstianGO Slightly modified version of LibreX by the Devs of the Midori Browser

    Ghostery German independent search engine, regular web only, offers tracker analysis for websites

    Stract Open source, self hostable, independent search engine

    Lilo Like Ecosia, but with fewer features and the option to support various projects

    YouCare Bing based search, shares your IP with MS, does "good deeds", some missing features

    Giburu Google based proxy search

    Gigablast Open source, self hostable, independent search engine

    Mwmbl Open source, independent, self hostable search engine. Only web results

    Marginalia Open source, independent, self hostable search engine. Only web results, offers filters

    That would be my list. I'll still be sticking with Duckduckgo but I'd reconsider if Startpage improves it image search. Brave will probably never be my default, but it has proven it's role as a more private backup. Comment if I missed any search engine

    Search engines I didn't include due to horrible privacy Bing/Google/Yandex/Yahoo/You/Baidu

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    Zip

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    Irbs

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    Lemona

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    Octo

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    Arry Otter

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    Pokemart 2.0

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    All parts now on video CD

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    Pew

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    Errr... what?

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    Incredible

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    It'z tha limited edition

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    Who domesticated who

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