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xavier666 xavier666 @lemm.ee

Just another Reddit refugee

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Tell me something interesting about yourself
  • I once intentionally starved myself till the point of a huge headache as a personal experiment

  • Looking for games that feel like a summer adventure
  • Stardew Valley but you have to keep your inner micro-manager under check

  • App or community for "Is this AI?"
  • Look at thin lines (hair, eyelashes, powerlines). In AI pictures, some lines just melt away and are not continuous. It's a dead giveaway

  • What is the actual point of a bra?
  • Milk industry: We need to resume the bra burning movement

  • (Major event happens) "I should post immediately without first checking if there are already 30 other posts about this"
  • And miss my chance at getting a butt-load of upvotes which I can use to...feel good about myself?

    No thanks

  • Microsoft says it won't let you use Mail & Calendar app on Windows 11
  • Oh yes! I have done it. A bunch of Linux VMs using Ovirt running on top of CentOS just to test some kernel changes.

  • If everyone is fired by AI, who's going to buy the products and services made by the companies if no one has money anymore?
  • I remember in Interstellar, the Blight caused huge starvation among the poor causing them to riot. The government asked NASA to drop an orbital bomb on them but NASA refused, which caused the government to remove funding for NASA and close it publicly. It was just fiction then but it's looking a bit grim now.

  • Microsoft says it won't let you use Mail & Calendar app on Windows 11
  • What do you want me to do, Microsoft? Install Linux twice?

  • Microsoft is not done yet: more ads spotted in latest Windows 11 build - gHacks Tech News
  • Ad injection will continue till public morale improves

  • Google.com pages found to have access to hidden Chrome API allowing hardware info such as CPU usage to be viewed
  • I prefer the VS Code approach. The entire codebase is open but owned by Microsoft. But because of the MIT licence, the community has made VSCodium. Microsoft does not interfere with VSCodium (AFAIK). This I think is a good model.

  • Why is flathub saying Floorp is proprietary
  • Thanks for the explanation!

    They can take their own parts (they didn’t sign an exclusive release of their code).

    From this I understand that their attitude is "you can look at our entire code but don't try making something out of it. But you are welcome to help us :)"

  • Valve rumored to be working on Android emulator for Steam
  • Linus pays me $100 a month for spamming Linux. You also get payed, right?

  • Why is flathub saying Floorp is proprietary
  • without actually giving back any code to the commons

    Can you explain how this works?

    Say a contributer downloads v1.1 of floorp, checks the code and makes a PR. Floop sees this and accepts the change and publishes v1.2. If a new contributer downloads floorp, they get v1.2 where they can see the previous merged PR.

    How is it that they are not giving back? I can understand that not being on a repository makes it difficult but it's technically possible.

  • An Alternate Reality Of The Steam Deck (Anti-cheat Support!)

    I was thinking about the anti-cheat scenario and this popped on my mine. Consider the following scenario.

    Valve comes out with an alternate OS for the Steam Deck called "Steam OS Secure" which supports anti-cheats. Special proprietary blobs were added to the OS, in collaboration with the game devs, which allow it to monitor metrics at the kernel level. These anti-cheats will only be able to run on an unmodified Steam Deck which gets disabled the moment you "modify" your Deck.

    (I'm unsure what "modify" means here. Maybe if the user creates a root password or if a new layer has been added on top of SteamOS)

    This will come pre-installed with the Deck (Steam Deck 3 maybe), but a seperate OS without the proprietary blobs is also available and can be downloaded/installed right from the Deck itself. This can be switched anytime but it's a lengthy procedure. Obviously, the one without the anti-cheat performs better.

    What do you think about this? Would you approve this? Will your perception towards Valve change? Will it be better for gaming over all?

    Edit: I can understand the dislikes. No one wants RING-0 anti-cheat on Linux. But I just want to have a discussion on this. I don't see game devs making exceptions their game only on Linux in the near future.

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    After nearly 2 years. The hardwork was worth it!

    imgflip.com Gentlemen, it is with great pleasure to inform you that

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    Remember, bodybuilding is for you only; not others

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    Naturally generated 2 tall melons?

    https://files.catbox.moe/eb4wvp.png

    I have never seen this anywhere. This could be as rare as 5-6 tall cactus.

    Edit - Check comments for seed/coords

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    What is wrong with anvils? Why people complain about the level-limit?

    Many people complain that there should not be a level-limit to anvils. However, I have never encountered this issue IF I'm using it properly. I have made the perfect armor / tools with all the best enchants multiple times (on vanilla), and if you combine the books in the correct order, you never reach the limit.

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    Second call for players for Lazcraft SMP!

    Hello everyone. A month back I posted about our new vanilla SMP server, Lazcraft. We received a few applicants and are having a great time.

    This weekend or the next we will be having the Ender Dragon fight, so this would be a great time to have a few more players. Our server is semi-mature now. We have an iron-farm, a slime farm, a trading hall and various other farms. This is perfect for players who want to skip the early game.

    We have a relaxed atmosphere with young adults. As of now, most of the players are from the Asia timezone.

    If you want to join, please put the following details in the comment below.

    • Age range - below 18 / 18-25 / 25-30 / 30 above (not an age restriction. Just to understand the range)
    • Region - EU/East Coast/West Coast/SE Asia
    • Timezone - GMT+-??
    • Type of player - Builder / Technical player / Explorer / PvP expert

    If I find your profile preferable, I'll send you a link to our Discord server via DMs. Please check the original post for more details.

    Some technical details about the server

    • MC version 1.20.1 with Fabric with some performance mods
    • Running on Oracle cloud
    • Vanilla with some QoL mods
    • Daily backups
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    Should I switch from the older OEM kernel to the newer generic kernel?

    I am using a Dell Latitude 3420 (Ubuntu 22.04.3) and it uses a slightly older OEM kernel 5.14.0-1048-oem. The generic kernels keep getting upgraded but are never used. The current generic that I have is 6.2.0-26-generic and 5.15.0-79-generic.

    So I have 2 questions

    1. Should I leave the kernel as it is? Some threads online say it's better to leave it as it is as an OEM kernel is better for Ubuntu-certified laptops
    2. If I should change the kernel, what would be the best way? I don't want to hard-code the kernel version.
      • If I have issues in the latest generic kernel, I should be able to roll-back to the OEM kernel.

    Related links

    1. https://askubuntu.com/questions/1395080/which-kernel-should-i-use-for-my-hardware-oem-or-generic
    2. https://www.reddit.com/r/XPS/comments/rif7wo/ubuntu_after_installation_oem_kernel_instead_of/
    3. https://askubuntu.com/questions/1387979/removing-a-oem-installed-kernel
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    Minecraft Buddies @lemmy.world xavier666 @lemm.ee

    Lazcraft SMP!

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/1531952

    > Hello there! > > I have recently created Lazcraft SMP, a Java vanilla SMP server. It's just been over a week and we haven't even fought the Ender Dragon. We have around 6-7 players with mostly 3-4 players online and we are looking for a few more players. > Most of the players are late teens and from Asia timezone. > > The server atmosphere is chill and relaxed. The spawn is on top of a beautiful Cherry Blossom biome. We are focused on exploring the game and not trying to rush any objective. Most of the players are builders or explorers (I am the only technical player on the server). We would be delighted to have people of similar temperament from the Lemmy community. If you would like to join us, please comment below > - your general location (Country/Timezone) > - your age range (late 20s/early 20s/teen) > - your play style (PvP player, building, technical player) > - what you want to achieve in the server in the long term > > If I find your profile suitable, I'll share a Discord link (sorry Matrix users 😔) where I'll share the server IP.

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    Lazcraft SMP!

    Hello there!

    I have recently created Lazcraft SMP, a Java vanilla SMP server. It's just been over a week and we haven't even fought the Ender Dragon. We have around 6-7 players with mostly 3-4 players online and we are looking for a few more players. Most of the players are late teens and from Asia timezone.

    The server atmosphere is chill and relaxed. The spawn is on top of a beautiful Cherry Blossom biome. We are focused on exploring the game and not trying to rush any objective. Most of the players are builders or explorers (I am the only technical player on the server). We would be delighted to have people of similar temperament from the Lemmy community. If you would like to join us, please comment below

    • your general location (Country/Timezone)
    • your age range (late 20s/early 20s/teen)
    • your play style (PvP player, building, technical player)
    • what you want to achieve in the server in the long term

    If I find your profile suitable, I'll share a Discord link (sorry Matrix users 😔) where I'll share the server IP.

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    Tabs with custom selection of communities

    We already have tab for subscribed / local / all.

    Can we add some custom tabs to that list?

    I have quite a few communities and some communities are more active than others which causes them to fill my feed. The current solution is to visit the community individually but can we make a short collection of communities which I can see all at once?

    Example: The tabs (which can be created by the user) might be like technology, shitposting/memes, hobbies. The user will fill each tab with their own list of communities.

    I'm not sure if it's the right place to ask this since it might be better to ask lemmy-UI for this feature but just putting this feature up here.

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    Ubuntu trying to install snap AND Firefox even though I have removed them a year back

    I just tried to upgrade Ubuntu and I suddenly see that new packages want to be installed; snapd and firefox. I don't need Firefox because I'm already using Firefox-ESR as a deb and I certainly don't need snaps.

    Why is Ubuntu doing this? I get it you like snaps but I don't, so don't try to force install it. I had to use apt-mark hold to block the install of snapd and firefox. This is also not an isolated incident. I just checked Reddit and someone made a thread 8 hours back regarding the same issue.

    This thing is giving me Microsoft vibes.

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    Since you guys like poop and beans

    !

    The best coffee beans is the poop of this animal (Civet)

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/160429-kopi-luwak-captive-civet-coffee-Indonesia

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    Can this CSS alignment issue be fixed?

    !image

    The upvotes are not aligned, which causes the post to be shifted a bit

    Edit: As of 6th July, this issue seems to be fixed :D

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    Number of users online not shown properly on frontpage

    !

    • tested on Firefox in private mode
    • tested on Chromium
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    Sometimes getting 404 Fetch Error

    !This

    This problem occurs sometimes but goes away after a refresh. Just letting you know @[email protected]

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    I have a few queries regarding the backend of lemmy

    I made a post on [email protected] but it was not getting any responses so decided to ask here where people have experience in hosting lemmy instances.

    I am not sure how cross-posting works here so I'm just going to paste the link to the original post https://lemm.ee/post/24869.

    The main query I have is how is data partitioned over instances when I'm participating in communities in other instances.

    You can post your answers here or there.

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    Brothers and sisters of Kolkata, welcome to Lemmy!

    I made this community for the people of Kolkata, who wants to leave r/kolkata. Hope we can make this as vibrant as the reddit community!

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    Trying to understand the backend of lemmy

    Hello fellow lemmings!

    I'm a new lemming like many of you and I want to know a bit more about the inner workings of lemmy. So I just have a few questions

    1. If I'm part of instance A and there is a community C in instance B and I want to put a comment with a picture attached.
      1. In which instance is the data (comment+picture) stored?
    2. Is it possible to migrate from instance A to instance B seamlessly while taking all my data?
      1. If yes, will my username change from user@A to user@B?
      2. If the username changes, how do my previous followers keep track?
    3. When I'm just viewing (not commenting) community C@B from instance A, is some amount of data (images/post text) is transferred from B to A?
      1. If yes, is it kept for sometime or permanently?
    4. If I've subscribed to 100s of communities in different instances, how much will it impact my instance?
    5. Consider the link to this post lemmy.ml/post/1223070 and lemm.ee/post/24869 which basically references this post from different instances.
      1. Is there any difference in the way people see it?
      2. Will there be a sync issue when people try commenting on it?

    These are just some questions that came to my mind. I'll post more in the comments as they come.

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