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What's the best light desktop env to install in a Linux distro?
  • KDE plasma. From my experience it uses less resources than lxqt and xfce and works out of the box while lxqt and xfce required extra work to get wifi, screen brightness controls and audio working. I can have 10+ tabs in a chromium based browser open without lag on an old laptop with 2GB ram and 1.33 - 1.83GHz 4 core intel atom from 10 years ago.

  • Adopting a stray cat
  • Yeah being homeless sucks, what does that have to do with cats reproducing?

    Even if we assume that all unplanned kittens end up homeless, it's still some twisted version of financial cat eugenics. "Your life will probably not adhere to my standards of what a good life is, so I will prevent you from existing in the first place for your own good. I will cut off your balls because your kids would be homeless."

    Now apply the same logic to humans. I know we are talking about cats but from a moral standpoint it should make no difference, the degree of "bad" might change, it's less bad if you do that to an animal and more bad if you do that to a human, but in both cases it's still bad. I can't think of anything that this logic doesn't apply to, even when it comes to something we do all the time like killing, if you do that to a human, that's murder, which is obviously terrible and if yo do that to an animal, that's acceptable, because we need it for food to survive but it's still bad. If we could get meat any other way I don't think anyone would be opposed to that.

    If you don't want to get castrated by aliens\AI overlords then don't do that to your pets.

  • Client-Side-Scanning: 'Chat Control is Pure Surveillance State'
  • The law... But seriously, it's not meant to spy on you or me. It's meant for 90% of the population who can't install an .apk and don't know the difference between a web browser and a search engine. They'll just download facebook messenger from the play store if it doesn't come already pre-installed with their phone and won't even know that this law is a thing until they get arrested for sharing pictures of their sick kid with the family doctor or political dissent terrorism once it gets inevitably expanded to other things than csam.

  • Shit...
  • Come on bruh, if you're gonna hate on Elon at least make your insults accurate/well-founded. Dude started and runs multiple massive companies, I think he can handle linux mint.

  • Lemmy today
  • Yes, my comment wasn't about online casinos but about the people who think they have a right to tell others how to live their lives. I'm not defending the gambling industry, I think gambling is stupid. I'm defending the right of the people to make their own decisions.

    My "defense of the gambling industry" was just me pointing out that as long as something isn't inherently nonconsensual and the terms and conditions are clear there is no reason to forbid other people from doing it just because you disagree with it.

  • Lemmy today
  • There are ways to cryptographically verify bet integrity, but that's not important. The point I was trying to make is that people should have the right to make their own decisions, even if you disagree with them, even if they're objectively wrong.

  • Lemmy today
  • I presume you don't consider yourself to be a part of the aforementioned majority? Do you believe it makes you superior? Do you believe you know better what's best for them? Do you believe you must protect them from themselves, even at the cost of their self-determination?

  • Lemmy today
  • Who's "they"? I don't know much about the gambling industry but if it's anything like any other industry then it's not a centralized monolith but many independent business. As long as the founding principles aren't inherently corrupt (and in the case of casinos they aren't. Nobody is forced to play and everyone knows the house has an advantage and in the long term is guaranteed to win. Because of this it doesn't make sense for the house to cheat and risk getting caught, it will win anyway.) there is no reason to think that the majority of the industry engages in criminal activity. This is a massive generalization.

  • Lemmy today
  • Why are online casinos bad? I don't understand this pervasive need some people have to force their way of life on others and take away their agency over their own lives. It comes off to me as some kind of superiority complex. "They're too stupid to make their own decisions, I know better what's best for them, I must protect them from themselves".