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How can I quickly "unclog" firefox when it runs out of memory (with 1000/2000 tabs)
  • I have to ask, how does one even manage thousands of open tabs?

    Like how do you find the 1 in 1756 tabs that you are looking for?

    Excuse me for thinking that that is an insane way to work and there is no way it can be productive. Like if you have a thousand open at any given moment, what are they all. What are you doing that warrants this? What’s wrong with bookmarks.

    I think the consensus here has been clear in that you guys are in the minority of people. And that’s on Lemmy where we skew tech literate and would mostly be power users. I just can’t see how it can be productive.

    Not calling you out here. Like I really need to know your workflow with some examples of the why?

  • How can I quickly "unclog" firefox when it runs out of memory (with 1000/2000 tabs)
  • Frankly the answer is to not use so many tabs.

    I think it’s crazy to need more than 10 active tabs open, let along thousands. I’m a software developer who will regularly go down rabbit holes and I’d never dream of opening so many tabs.

    The fact is OP isn’t using the browser in a way that it was designed for. Plus they’re being unreceptive and rude in some of their replies.

  • Anybody know of any Darknet/darkweb related communities?

    I ran a search but nothing was returned but searching on lemmyverse returned some like

    [email protected]

    But not sure how to join in from Voyager.

    What the heck is a god dang cloud?
  • We use it on Azure, but I don’t always want some files in version control. I might just want things for myself to share across both machines.

    Plus I really don’t care what Microsoft is or isn’t tracking on my work machines. If my company is satisfied with us using everything Microsoft then who am I to complain.

    For reference on what we use of Microsoft:

    • Azure for Git, BlobStorage, hosting, database storage, etc
    • Office Suite - never imagined I would work so much on excel as a dev, but every project so far has required reading from or writing to excel.
    • Visual Studio Professional
    • C# .net and entity framework
    • Typescript mainly with React
    • Teams
    • One drive
    • CoPilot integration in Visual Studio Professional, which saves countless hours in writing code, as it learns your standards. It’s like Intellisense on steroids.
    • SQL Server Management Studio

    There’s probably more that I can’t think of right now. We have an honourable mention of GraphQL as a wrapper for our API.

  • Am I old now?
  • Born in the 80’s so.m not sure what gen that is.

    I’ve never had a wallet. I just carry my cards in my coat pocket. Rarely use them as I use ApplePay.

    I’ve never seen a use for a wallet to be honest.

  • Anybody using a framework laptop?
  • Now I understand what you were trying to say in your original comment. Even if you came across as rude

    I do agree that people should buy used stuff when they can, however if one wants to get the latest technology then I don’t see an issue in buying a Framework laptop. There would be zero waste from this purchase as once it was time to upgrade again, the old parts would be repurposed as server anyway, I would 3D print a case and off I go.

    Buying used is also great if you don’t want the latest tech, and let’s also mention buying used isn’t easy. Lots of scammers, misrepresentation of products, etc.

  • What the heck is a god dang cloud?
  • Not always an option.

    We use windows at work, which is annoying as a software developer, and I WFH three days a week. I need some files available on both machines and cloud is the best option. I’m not about to be taking a flash drive between home and work.

  • Has anybody noticed that some videos on YouTube will let you out of the app and continue playing in PiP mode on iOS?
  • That’s nice, but I’d rather not use Android and share my data with Google who share it with everybody else.

    At least with Apple it’s only them taking the data.

    My next phone will be. Pixel using GrapheneOS with Google services sandboxed, but stock Android is a massive no for me.

  • Has anybody noticed that some videos on YouTube will let you out of the app and continue playing in PiP mode on iOS?

    The latest Nick Crawley video for instance if anybody wants to try.

    Edit: Wait it’s happening on the latest Penguin0 video too. So confused.

    Edit: It’s happening on all videos. Dopamine overload for me. Watching YouTube and browsing Lemmy.

    Edit: Wondering if it cause I have a VPN connected to Miami. Not used a VPN for a while, but started last week.


    Got my first ever watch, aside from super cheap ones. I am very happy.

    I used to wear watches on my right wrist but had to change to the left as using a mouse all day is awful with a decent watch on. Guess it’ll take a while to get used to it.

    Edit: I just noticed that by complete chance I took the image when the seconds were at 0. I did not plan that.


    Anybody using a framework laptop?

    I have been looking at them a lot recently and they have a premium price is it worth it?

    What does it look like when you want to upgrade? Like can you just swap out all parts over time and essentially it’s like having a custom desktop, but in small form factor.

    Can you buy a base model and upgrade components over time?

    Would it suit my use cases for it? Which are to run Linux, I have to use Windows as a Software Dev and so can’t do it on my main. Can I run Minecraft on Linux? I know, but I like that game it makes me happy to unwind.

    I want to get more into cyber security related tasks and most likely increase my Darknet activities using Tails.


    Is it safe to use free movies sites on a phone, specifically iOS devices?

    As the title says, what are the risks, I assume people don’t host these servers for no reason. Is it just the ad revenue they get from the popups when trying to start the movie.

    Could they be running exploits on here that would make it not safe at all to do so?


    How do rainbows work?

    Now I know that rainbows are formed due to refraction of light from the sun hitting raindrops and light waves leave at varying angles between 40-42 degrees or somewhere around there. Also, that they’re round.

    What I don’t understand is how it’s consistent, like I assume it’s hitting many raindrops, but all these drops are in different places so why does it still form a nice circle. Furthermore, why isn’t the whole sky a rainbow if it’s raining and thus hitting all the drops. I suspect the angle of the sun is playing a part but I’m not a science man.

    Please help me get this thought out of my head.


    What's been the craziest moment of your life?

    I saw this asked on another instance, thought I’d ask it here and I’ll post my response from there in the comments as I think it felt cathartic.

    Doesn't need to be a life or death situation, just any moment in your life where you found yourself saying "Holy shit, I can't believe this is happening!"


    How do you get into wild camping, it seems so overwhelming and a lot of information to try and gather?

    So, I’ve really started to make some large changes to my life after many years of being a degenerate and all my money going on smoking weed and doing other drugs with friends etc.

    It all started when I got diagnosed with ADHD, got medicated, since stopped as the cons were worse than the pros now I’m on a good track, re-trained as a software developer and have been in my first role a year and I’m late 30’s now.

    Weed was the last thing to quit and it’s been almost a month and I’m finally able to do all the things I could never afford. Bought a nice watch and booked a session for a sleeve tattoo I’ve always wanted.

    I still need something to focus on to keep me happy and I love being out in nature and just milling about, but I’m a city kid, north UK, so really don’t know anything about surviving outside; but I want to go out for weekends and see the stars and just explore and be self sufficient.

    It all just seems so overwhelming and I have no clue where to start. I’ve been watching YouTube videos and still it seems so overwhelming. My plan is to start purchasing everything you would need with a view to start from April next year but I honestly don’t know where to begin. What do I buy, which tents should I be looking at, how do I learn about water supplies I can drink from, what about cooking; can I make bacon and eggs for instance, what sleeping bags, cookers, backpacks, shoes, etc.

    The list goes on and on and I guess I’m just looking for good resources to consume over the next 10 months to make sure I can go out and be safe, considerate, and not a burden on anybody else.

    Thanks for any tips you can provide.

    Edit: I have a lot of comments here to reply to, but I’m pretty sleepy right now so will reply to you all tomorrow. Thanks.


    Veritasium's new video on Jumping Spiders is having its sponsor Better Help on blast in the top comments. Should we hold content creators to account?

    Should we stop supporting them with our eyes for taking sponsorships from shady companies?

    Edit: I took my first step and unsubscribed from the channel and I will continue to withhold my viewership to those that don’t take better care of the viewers.

    Likely doesn’t matter, but I’m on a roll of not giving my money to companies that are immoral so why not do the same with my eyes.


    As someone who is aging. Late thirties. How can I keep my finger on the pulse of current trends, particularly in music?

    As an example. I grew up in hip-hop but at a certain point I stopped listening to new people and realised recently that I’d slept on some bangers. Like Kendrick particularly, but even people like Juice WRLD and Xxxtentacion.

    The same for the Kendrick and Drake (the nonce) beef which has given some rabbit holes to go down.

    So I’m wondering what I can do to keep in the loop with my younger brothers and sisters?

    Is it something as simple as watching trending videos on YouTube (somtheing I’ve never done) or are there people to follow etc. I don’t like Twitter though so hopefully it’s not that.

    Edit: Man I got so many replies. You guys are awesome. I am going to work my way through them all today, but I’m hella tired and off to work so may take a while. I will reply to you all.

    Edit part deux: God damn I think I got all the replies.


    Is any body able to provide some advice to help my friend through a bad patch?

    So I’m a bit of a degenerate but making better choices lately and sort of getting things on track.

    My friend had some health issues and had to stop working, my other friend now does all the labour, and he just runs the business.

    He then split with his partner who he has children, as frankly he would never be at home and it was always going to happen.

    I just found out the health condition has gotten worse and he will have to lose a leg. He never improved his diet, kept hitting the coke hard and gambling. So recently he has gambled away £35,000 and had a breakdown with another friend.

    How do I even be there for him and keep him on a good path, providing he is open to change.


    I just heard about Brazilian Butt Lifts which is a procedure where they take fat deposits from somewhere on your body and place it in your butt?

    My question is once this procedure has been completed and say the person really got into some heavy cardio and thus were burning a lot of fat would the body be able to burn the fat that was moved to the buttocks or does it not have the associated blood vessels to enable this?

    I’m not even sure if that’s how lipids are metabolised, but I assume it’s through the blood.


    What’s this bug?

    I added links to three images in a comment and it only renders one, has an infinite scroll of black, and crashes the app.

    I can submit on GitHub if preferred.


    Can you separate the art from the artist?

    As the title says, I am wondering if people are able to separate the art from the antics of the artist.

    The reason I ask, is I wrote Kanye West off many years ago, that and me drifting away from Hip-Hop for a minute means I never heard MBDTF.

    MBDTF -> My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    Well, I’ve been on a hip-hop trend again and decided to listen to something other than UK Drill and go back to the states. I wanted to listen to the most critically acclaimed albums, and Kanye was first. Next is Kendrick.

    OMG. What an album MBDTF is. Like out of this world for production value. I need to listen a few times to focus on the substance but god damn every track is a banger.

    Nobody IRL gives a shit so thought I’d ask here.


    Looking for advice as a junior software developer

    As the title say I am looking for some advice.

    I’m almost 6 months into my first role and it really isn’t what I expected.

    I’m late thirties and always had an interest in tech, but personal circumstances and a late start in life left me unsure if I was good enough.

    I did too many boot camps and in all them they discussed how in your first role you would get lots of support to help develop your skills.

    I work for a small company < 10. I don’t feel I get the support I expected.

    A lot of time the spec is kept in the lead engineers (owners) head and when given a task I get no timeframe, the task is given verbally with 100 words when I need 1000 words. It’s confusing to understand their vision so I’ll do something and either be told great or no that’s completely wrong.

    If wrong I’m not called out and they will spend a little more time going over what they want.

    The boss is always so busy that sometimes you feel like a burden asking for pointers.

    The tech stack is great but as a mature company they have refined the process over numerous projects and the newest will start as a copy of the last one, keeping all the shared hooks and stuff, so naturally it’s second nature to them and I feel stupid.

    I guess my question is is this normal and how do I write an email expressing these concerns and to gauge how I am doing?

    As an aside, there is no remote work and no headphones in the office, even though nobody really talks about work that often. So when is a good time to start looking for your second role.

    I feel like I flip between I am a god and can code anything and omg I know nothing show me the nearest bridge.



    I’ve been somewhat of a fuck up in life, now doing better but still struggle with things. More details below.

    So I was diagnosed with ADHD in my late thirties and before that I was a mess, job to job etc. then got lucky and worked for a company that afforded me the chance to study for my dream job without work pressure.

    I am now a software developer and although I went from being the smartest person in the groups I roamed to the dumbest person at work I still have half a foot in my old life of drugs and poor decisions (although the usage has dropped by 95% and I’ve got a good routine and go to bed early).

    I feel like a pretentious dick when at a party and someone asks what I do for work, I kinda feel ashamed saying I’m a software developer. Like a fraud I guess.

    How to stop this?