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Things the guys who stole my phone have texted me to try to get me to unlock it - Gothamist
  • What's this you've said to me, my good friend? Ill have you know I graduated top of my class in conflict resolution, and Ive been involved in numerous friendly discussions, and I have over 300 confirmed friends. I am trained in polite discussions and I'm the top mediator in the entire neighborhood. You are worth more to me than just another target. I hope we will come to have a friendship never before seen on this Earth. Don't you think you might be hurting someone's feelings saying that over the internet? Think about it, my friend. As we speak I am contacting my good friends across the USA and your P.O. box is being traced right now so you better prepare for the greeting cards, friend. The greeting cards that help you with your hate. You should look forward to it, friend. I can be anywhere, anytime for you, and I can calm you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my chess set. Not only am I extensively trained in conflict resolution, but I have access to the entire group of my friends and I will use them to their full extent to start our new friendship. If only you could have known what kindness and love your little comment was about to bring you, maybe you would have reached out sooner. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now we get to start a new friendship, you unique person. I will give you gifts and you might have a hard time keeping up. You're finally living, friend.

  • Free and open-source YouTube clients w/ no ads
  • I think the issue is that the more users these instances have, the easier it is for them to get throttled/banned by the services they want to use. I self host piped and it works 99% of the times

    Also some services are frequently changing stuff or just making it impossible to have an alternative frontends

  • [Question] Feeling stuck and don't know what to do.
  • This is what I think: You cannot be 100% private, but you can be 95% private. Most of the tracking I want to avoid is from websites, mail and my devices OS.

    With ublock origin in advanced mode, thunderbird + Protonmail, Linux (I'm dual booting and also have a windows VM for the things not working on Linux) and a VPN I can reach a satisfying amount of privacy without wasting too much time and effort. I'm also hosting an unfederated matrix server for private communications but I rarely use it.

    To have better privacy than this I'd need a lot more effort, but the return wouldn't be big enough, so I'm good. The only other thing I'd like to do is switching to a phone with grapheneOS or something like that.

  • I wish I could finish video games
  • I started watching alpha beta gamer on YouTube and rediscovered a love for indie games (channel is horror/weird focused but here I mean all kinds). Short and original, they are great to play and never too long. People's taste are different but maybe we could have a group/playlist on steam

  • When privacy expires: how I got access to tons of sensitive citizen data after buying cheap domains
  • Search engines such as Google need to rank search results in some way, to decide which ones to display on top. This algorithm changes depending on new development both cultural and technical, see Google recently putting reddit results on top. One typical way to rank is checking "how many other websites are pointing at this result", and since traffic is money, people try to game the algorithm by creating fake websites which links to the one they want to push.

  • When privacy expires: how I got access to tons of sensitive citizen data after buying cheap domains
  • Search engines such as Google need to rank results in some way, to decide which ones to display on top.

    This algorithm changes depending on new developments, both cultural and technical, see Google recently putting results from reddit firsts.

    One typical way to do this is checking "how many other websites are pointing at this result", and since traffic is money, people try to game the algorithm by creating fake websites which links to the one they want to push.

  • I'm sorry I tried....
  • Sadly KDE 6 broke a lot of stuff, the next Nvidia driver update 555 should fix most of those issues (it's in beta right now).

    For single issues with games you should specify more so we can help.

    I'm using an MMO mouse (the ones with 12 buttons on the side) myself, and sadly there is no mouse with native support for macro on Linux, but a lot of them are supported thanks to developers (see Piper for example), which mouse is it?

  • Looking for a distro to dual boot with Win 11
  • Always dual booted Linux (ubuntu/mint/manjaro/endeavor) and windows (8/10/11) without issues. I think windows published an update (happened only once if I remember correctly) that wiped Linux partitions so yeah, it can happen, but to me that has the same chance of windows breaking itself because of an update (same with Linux). Honestly just take a backup and try whatever distro you like. If you just want to see what Linux is like you can use virtualbox on windows and install it on a virtual machine.

    Dual booting is hard to setup the first time so you may want to have another pc with a guide and a forum ready for help. To me the hardest part was how to understand the partitions for swap/home/root/efi etc. but newer Linux installers have a wizard that usually does everything

    Things to remember if you decide to dual boot:

    • disable secure boot in the bios
    • disable fast boot (I think that's the name) or windows will "lock" the disks on hibernate
    • keep your distro ISO image on a USB key with Ventoy installed to quickly restore any issue you may encounter. If windows overwrites the boot partition you can easily restore in 5/10 minutes without losing anything so don't be worried about that
  • What drew you to the high seas?
  • I had the Soldier of Fortune original game disk, but lost the box with the CD key. Mailed the devs/publishers asking for help, sending a picture of the disks, and they basically told me that I should have been more careful. Googled "soldier of fortune CD key" and ended up on one of those now-defunct websites which collected cracks and CD keys, discovering that not only you didn't need the key, but you could also just download free stuff.

    Now I pay for Prime Video, Netflix and Spotify and buy lots of games on steam/gog, but I also created an app used by thousands of people every month to help them sail the four seas

  • Just paid my ADHD tax

    I had to buy a plane ticket which costed 80 $, and since I needed to do two super quick checks before buying it I obviously waited a month. Plane ticket is now 280 $. Cheers

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