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What are the best ways to stay up on what's happening in the OSS world?
  • Correct, and most lead to pay walled sites like Medium.

  • What's on your personal server?
  • Are you using Kavita for your books as well? I have my books on Calibre, but I'm seriously considering putting it all under Kavita.

  • Global IT outage shows dangers of cashless society, campaigners say
  • I would have ripped him a new one right there and then in front of everyone. And I would not have asked more than once, I'd just drop my share in cash on the table and be done with it.

  • Record labels sue Verizon for not disconnecting pirates’ Internet service
  • At the end of the day, all these huge tech firms have left is to try and fuck with the people that know better and are looking to get off from under their thumb. Google is going to keep trying to break every workaround we use, so will Microsoft, Meta, Apple and every single ad-ridden and anti-privacy company out there.

    However, just look around. People are waking up. The Lemmy communities just keep growing, more and more people are eliminating their mainstream social media and Google accounts. That fuck-up on Friday worldwide will have many companies reevaluating if it's worth it to remain on Windows. In short, the internet revolution has already started, and it will hit critical mass at some point (5 years, 10 years, hard to tell).

    This is the reason why so many companies are lobbying (which I see just as a pretty word for bribing) to scan before encryption and making it law. They know their golden egg goose is finally dying.

    I finally got all my family and friends on Simplex, and they in turn are getting their friends onto it as well. I'm very happy with what I'm seeing.

  • Record labels sue Verizon for not disconnecting pirates’ Internet service
  • Next, Google will sue Comcast because they allow users to watch YouTube videos over Newpipe.

  • mull = problematic Firefox installation?
  • To all that down voted me, 🤣🤣🤣.

    There's your FireFuck, another one bites the dust!

  • Do you poweroff your server during night / unused times?
  • Yup. Been very happy with it for almost 5 years. 🤓

    When my wife sees all my interactions in Lemmy, she says that we're just a bunch of nerds. Of course we are 🤣😂. That's the beauty of this.

  • Is there any reasonable/not a huge pain in the ass way of paying for your phone contract without it being in any way tied to your real identity?
  • As long as you keep to FOSS apps that you KNOW are private (you can tell which ones call home), you should be OK. For example, Lemmy with a throwaway email address, Simplex for communications, Mull with a shitload of blocks, Orbot with RethinkDNS, and so on, you're golden. Buy your phone in a different country, on Ebay with a throwaway account and a prepaid credit card.

    There's a lot you can do to remain truly anonymous.

    Now, my threat model does not require me to go to those extents, but you get the point.

  • Do you poweroff your server during night / unused times?
  • Absolutely not. Ever. It does a parity check monthly and then reboots, that's that.

  • NewPipe v0.27.0 No longer Working? [Update]
  • Agreed, but it is working, you don't HAVE to pay, and I can remain anonymous.

    That's good enough for me.

  • Question: If windows is required, what distro do you recommend?
  • Yeah, that too, but for my work account that didn't work for some reason, so I just use it over a browser.

  • [email protected]: Do you count switching from official YouTube apps to watch YouTube as having "de-googled" from YouTube?
  • Explain how this makes any sense. Using alternative clients effectively kills their access to the users, including, but not limited to, serving targeted ads.

    If you believe I'm wrong, feel free to counter me with evidence.

  • Question: If windows is required, what distro do you recommend?
  • I use Fedora 40 workstation (Gnome) , run everything (Outlook, OneDrive, etc.) on browser, Teams as a FlatPak, and use Only Office for Excel, which I then upload to One Drive.

    So far it's all worked like a charm.

  • Transgender people can be baptized Catholic, serve as godparents, Vatican says
  • I hear you. But this world has turned everything good to the eyes of God into bad, and the other way around as well.

    All we can do is keep praying, make sure our kids grow up with the conviction to follow Christ against the current of the world, and wait for Jesus to return or call us to Him, whichever comes first.

    God bless you.

  • This is great stuff. Thank you.

  • Browser closes after start with "Your profile 'MullvadBrowser' could not be loaded". · Issue #46 · flathub/net.mullvad.MullvadBrowser

    Suddenly today I cannot start the flatpak anymore. After start a popup appears with the text: "Profile not found" - "Your profile "MullvadBrowser" cannot be loaded. It may not exist or may not be a...

    Browser closes after start with "Your profile 'MullvadBrowser' could not be loaded". · Issue #46 · flathub/net.mullvad.MullvadBrowser

    If you are having issues with Mullvad in Linux (Flatpak) and getting a message along the lines of ""Your profile 'MullvadBrowser' could not be loaded"", it's a known bug and the only workaround right now is to use the test version:

    flatpak install --user




    Sony wants to get all of our kids' accounts, LOL

    I just got this email from Sony. My kids use their profiles offline (meaning they don't even have a playstation account) on their PS4, and use my games. And now they want to allow kids to link their other accounts (my kids only have a SimpleX user to chat with their family, LOL).

    The sad thing is that a lot of parents will go: "Nice, they can now have it all in one place!"

    Love how they say this at the end:

    Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, we recommend talking to your child about account linking so that they can safely enjoy these new features while playing on PlayStation.

    They fucking call these FEATURES!


    Louis Rossmann ripped a new one on Adobe

    I just love this guy when he's riled up. Makes me feel all warm and cozy 🤣


    Looking for a VOIP service to replace Google Fi

    This may end up being a bit convoluted, so I will do my best to keep it as short as possible and to the point.

    I have a US number with Google Fi, have had it for about 8 years.

    This is the only reason why I still maintain that one Google account. The benefit is that I only use it when I am in the United States, and when I'm not, I just pause the service and don't get charged.

    However, I feel the string need to completely eliminate Google from my life permanently.

    Does anyone know of a service similar to this one? It can be an MVNO or VOIP for my phone, and I would like to port my number as well. I found "phoner", but I can't pause the service, so I would be stuck paying a bill I don't use as much or loosing my number.

    If the service is private (not to be confused with anonymous, of course) even better.


    Move UnRaid from metal to Proxmox

    I have a trusty UnRaid server that has been running great for almost 3 years now, with some kinks and headaches here and there, but mostly very stable. Now I'm entertaining the idea of setting that box up with ProxMox, and running UnRaid virtualized. The reason being that I want to use UnRaid exclusively as a NAS and then run all dockers and VMs on ProxMox (at least that's how I'm picturing it). I would like to know your opinion on this idea. All I have is Nextcloud, Immich, Vaultwarden, Jellyfin, Calibre, Kavita and a Windows VM I use to update some hardware every now and then. I mainly want to do that for the backup capabilities in ProxMox for each instance. Storage is not a concern, and I have 64GB of ECC Ram running in that box. What are the Pros and Cons, or is it even worth it to move all this to ProxMox?


    System76 DKMS Drivers for Silverblue

    I need some help figuring out how to install all the DKMS drivers, and firmware manager, firmware daemon, etc on Silverblue.

    It's easy on Fedora but I haven't found a single instance explaining how to do it in a Fedora atomic distro.

    These are the instructions for Fedora.


    Voyager constantly crashing

    So, apparently for no reason, my Voyager app started crashing this morning whenever I touched any of the replies to my comments.

    I tried with and without VPN, custom DNS, automatic DNS, Rethink enabled and disabled, and it just keeps crashing.

    Yes, I cleared data, un-installed and reinstalled, and it is still happening.

    Anyone else having this issue? I thought I'd ask here first before opening a bug report on Github.

    Edit: Forgot to mention I'm on version 2.8.0 from Github.

    Edit 2: Available version from F-Droid, 2.6.0, does not preset this issue.

    Edit 3: Finally got to reporting it. Sorry for the delay.


    Dual monitor suspend, one monitor does not turn on when waking up.

    Finally got my wife away from Windows and on Fedora 40 (Gnome 46).

    Now, when her PC goes to suspend and when she wakes it up, one of her 2 monitors doesn't wake up.

    Both are connected to HDMI ports (no dedicated video card, just the integrated card in her Ryzen 9).

    Any ideas on what could be happening? I wouldn't want her to go back to Winblows over something so insignificant, but she would.


    Great FOSS Trailing service

    cross-posted from:

    > I made wanderer - a self-hosted trail and GPS track database > > Over the last two months, I developed wanderer. It is a self-hosted alternative to sites like or in other words a self-hosted trail database. It started out more as a small hobby project to teach myself some new technologies but in the end, I decided to develop it into a fully-fledged application. > > Core Features: > > - Manage your trails > - Extensive map integration and visualization > - Share trails with other people and explore theirs > - Advanced filter and search functionality > - Create custom lists to organize your trails further > - Chique design with a dark and light theme > - Fully mobile compatible > > wanderer is completely open-source. You can find the GitHub repo here: > > > wanderer is still under active development so if you encounter any bugs/errors or have suggestions please let me know here or open an issue on GitHub.


    In case you want something to send to your humans that say "I have nothing to hide" when you mention privacy.

    Not 100% in agreement with some of her videos, but I believe this one is spot on, and probably easier to understand by regular folk.


    Why you should #degoogle!

    I set up a Raspberry Pi 3 with AdguardHome for a friend of mine, and told him to disconnect everything at home and try to watch anything on his phone, being the only device using his home's internet.

    He just sent me this, and now he's ready to #degoogle 🤣🤣🤣

    He says there were hundreds in less than 5 minutes.


    Android Keyboard with keypad?

    I've looked under my bed, in our pantry,and even went under the deck, nothing. Please help me find a FOSS android keyboard in which I can have the numbers to the right of the keyboard, like a computer keyboard keypad, even better if it has gifs.. The only android keyboard I know about that has that option is Swiftkey. Being a Microsoft app, you can understand why I'm not willing to use it anymore. AnySoftKeyboard and Florisboard don't have the option,at least I could not find it.