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Backdoors
  • The only real downside on the open source side is that the fix is also public, and thus the recipe how to exploit the backdoor.

    If there's a massive CVE on a closed source system, you get a super high-level description of the issue and that's it.

    If there's one on an open source system, you get ready-made "proof of concepts" on github that any script kiddy can exploit.

    And since not every software can be updated instantly, you are left with millions of vulnerable servers/PCs and a lot of happy script kiddies.

    See, for example, Log4Shell.

  • Considering Starting Linux
  • Most people I helped getting Linux to work are actually not techy at all and they haven't touched the CLI at all so far...

    I guess it differs if you use Linux because you are interested in the technology or if you use it because Windows 11 doesn't run on your PC.

  • Considering Starting Linux
  • Tbh, I don't recommend beginners to try out multiple distros in the beginning. Realistically, if you don't have in depth Linux knowledge already, all you'll be able to differentiate is the look of the DE and the wallpaper.

    I find, too much choice tends to confuse beginners more than it helps them.

    So I'd rather recommend something simple like Ubuntu and let them try out the flavours with the different DEs.

    Choice is better for later when people actually understand what they are looking for.

  • You may consider this reversed for the rarer-on-Lemmy IDF apologist
  • While you are right, it is important to consider that Hamas has very low support in the population of Palestine, similar to Netanjahu and his fascist government having rather little support in the Israeli population.

    The corrupt and criminal leaderships of both countries are fighting a war for their own advantage and civilians on both sides (though ~20x Palestinians than Israelis) are dieing for a war they just want to end.

  • The lesser dumpster fire
  • To the first point: no. There is no wide-spread hunger yet. People on the very low end of the income scale are suffering and many are homeless, but that's not what the majority of the people experience. The middle class currently mostly takes hits to their savings or to their comfort, but they still have a roof over their heads and they still don't suffer hunger.

    To the second point, I can only speculate. I think the EU has a rather stable system. Individual countries might shift to the left or right, but the whole system of the EU is made to prevent anything really bad. Secession from the EU is something that no current member state of the EU can afford and after Brexit not even rightwing extremists want to seriously leave the EU.

    The USA isn't setup nearly as stable, since they are still running one of the earliest democratic systems in the world. I see two (not mutually exclusive) options there.

    • A republican dictatorship, which is not too difficult for them, because all you really need is the president and the surpreme court being corrupt enough to want that power.
    • Secession of multipe states. Texas is testing the waters, and if they actually seceede, other states might follow. This might either lead to a new edition of the civil war, or multiple rogue nations with nukes. Either way, the USA's status as an economic and military superpower would be gone. This again would destabilize Europe, since the EU currently doesn't have the military power to defend itself without NATO. What will happen from there on is anyone's guess.
  • Alabama completes first execution by nitrogen asphyxiation
  • And you are not getting the point. Every method of killing people is terrible and inhumane. There is no humane way of killing people, because the very act of killing people is inhumane.

    The only humane method is one that doesn't kill or harm people.

  • The lesser dumpster fire
  • All of these happened in the wake of major crises.

    Apartheit in South Africa ended, because of massive protests in the country (including violence), massive international pressure (the UN labelled apartheit as crime against humanity and lots of countries banned imports from South Africa), and the South African economy was collapsing due the price of gold dropping a lot.

    East Germany collapsed because of massive economic problems. Storming the border crossings was just the last push. If that would have happened 10 years earlier, the police would just have shot the first row of people trying to cross the border and the rest would have fled. The DDR was already collapsing at that point. And the press conference that caused the storm on the border crossing was actually about East Germany opening the border in a month's time. So even without the storm on the border crossings, the same thing would have happend, just a month later.

    The Sovjet Union, again, collapsed due to economic problems. Their economiy completely collapsed and with it their power over all the different SSRs. Russia, being the largest and most powerful SSR, being able declaring itself independent of all these other countries that really didn't want to be part of the USSR without having to use violence is really not surprising.

    It's kinda as if Great Brittain declared itself independent of the Brittish Empire.

    All these situations you mentioned where already under way for a decade or so, before the events you mentioned did the last push. And all of them where only possible to massive crises.

  • If "infant" means child does that mean that "fant" means adult?

    Don't drink fant drinks when you drive!

    Fanta: 😟

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    Problem with KDE+Nvidia+Proton

    I recently switched my entertainment laptop to Linux after having my work devices on it for a few years.

    The laptop has a Gforce 1050 Max-Q in it. I'm trying to run games from Steam that officially don't support Linux.

    If I set the PRIME profile in the Nvidia control panel to "Nvidia only", everything works as expected.

    But if I set the profile to "On demand", the whole system freezes a few seconds after I open a game.

    I read some vague comment on Reddit saying it might have something to do with me using KDE.

    If I run it on the Intel GPU, it works no matter what profile is set (but super slow).

    The system is freshly installed using the proprietary Nvidia driver version 535.

    Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong?

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    I made a FOSS physical keyboard for my Fairphone 4

    geteilt von: https://feddit.de/post/3049646

    > geteilt von: https://feddit.de/post/3048730 > > > Github link: https://github.com/Dakkaron/Fairberry > > > > Here's a video of it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDb8_ld9gOQ > > > > I've been using it for almost two years now, and I'm not going back. > > > > It's based on a spare Blackberry Q10 keyboard and a custom Arduino-compatible board that reads the keyboard matrix and outputs it as USB HID to the phone. From the viewpoint of the phone, it's just a regular USB keyboard, so no special software is needed. > > > > But I do use a custom virtual keyboard to have just two rows of symbols that are not natively on the keyboard, as I didn't want to add another layer of rarely used symbols that I'd have to memorize. > > > > ! > > > > (On the image you can see Ubuntu with XFCE4 running on it. I chose Ubuntu because it's what was easiest to get running in a chroot jail on the phone. I'm using VNC to display the GUI. I even managed to get FEX (x86/x64 emulator) and Wine running, so it runs x86/x64 Linux and Windows apps.)

    Btw: Is there maybe someone who wants to make a little side money? There are tons of people who say they'd buy this, but I don't want to make them.

    The designs are all online and I'm happy to help. So if someone wants to make and sell them, that would be really cool! (I don't want or need any financial compensation. I'd just be happy if people have access to this.)

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    I made a FOSS physical keyboard for my Fairphone 4

    geteilt von: https://feddit.de/post/3048730

    > Github link: https://github.com/Dakkaron/Fairberry > > Here's a video of it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDb8_ld9gOQ > > I've been using it for almost two years now, and I'm not going back. > > It's based on a spare Blackberry Q10 keyboard and a custom Arduino-compatible board that reads the keyboard matrix and outputs it as USB HID to the phone. From the viewpoint of the phone, it's just a regular USB keyboard, so no special software is needed. > > But I do use a custom virtual keyboard to have just two rows of symbols that are not natively on the keyboard, as I didn't want to add another layer of rarely used symbols that I'd have to memorize. > > ! > > (On the image you can see Ubuntu with XFCE4 running on it. I chose Ubuntu because it's what was easiest to get running in a chroot jail on the phone. I'm using VNC to display the GUI. I even managed to get FEX (x86/x64 emulator) and Wine running, so it runs x86/x64 Linux and Windows apps.)

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    Switching RST to AHCI without losing data

    My laptop switched from AHCI to RST on its own (probably after a Windows update) and now I cannot boot my Kubuntu anymore. Live sticks also cannot access the drives. When I try to switch it back in the UEFI settings, it tells me that it will wipe the drive to do so.

    Is this message correct? How can I change it back without losing all my data?

    The device in question is a Lenovo Ideapad 720-15ikb with Kubuntu and Win10 dual boot.

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    /r/Austria geht inzwischen gar nicht mehr

    Ich hab mal wieder bisserl meine Zechen bei Reddit reingedrippt, und es direkt bereut.

    Auf /r/Austria, was früher ganz nett und angenehm war, sind irgendwie nur mehr Rechte unterwegs. Dauerhaftes Schimpfen über Ausländer, Zahlen und Fakten interessieren niemanden mehr. Ist echt schlimm.

    Zechen sind auf jeden Fall wieder eingezogen und ich bleib hier.

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    Star Wars IV-VI was only good because I was 8 when I watched them.

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    How do you place white pixels?

    Couldn't figure it out so far.

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    What's the fundamental difference between Fediverse/ActivityPub/Lemmy and the Usenet?

    After reading a bit about Usenet, it seems to me as if the whole Fediverse seems to be just a reinvention of Usenet.

    What's the big difference?

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    taz.de Kli­ma­ak­ti­vis­t:in­ von Lkw angefahren: Selbstjustiz in Stralsund okay

    Ein Lkw-Fahrer hat in Stralsund bei einer Blockade ei­ne:n Kli­ma­ak­ti­vis­t:in angefahren. Nun werden für ihn Spenden von rechter Seite gesammelt.

    Kli­ma­ak­ti­vis­t:in­ von Lkw angefahren: Selbstjustiz in Stralsund okay
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    Challenge: Bot Wars

    Everybody should host their own instance of the SquareModBot with their own rules, and the challenge is to figure out what the rules are and post a post/comment that doesn't violate the rules of any bot.

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    Who could use a new Mod Bot?

    github.com GitHub - Dakkaron/SquareModBot

    Contribute to Dakkaron/SquareModBot development by creating an account on GitHub.

    GitHub - Dakkaron/SquareModBot

    geteilt von: https://feddit.de/post/1728805

    > I made a simple mod bot for Lemmy. > > It's still "early access", but it's stable and should be fit for everyday use. > > I'd be really happy to get some feedback on what kind of features mods would like to see. > > If you want to try it in action, go to [email protected]. That's the testing community where it currently filters posts with duplicate URLs, same as mentions of Reddit, Lego and other beings-who-must-not-be-named. Feel free to post stuff there and see it get automatically moderated.

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    Who could use a new Mod Bot?

    github.com GitHub - Dakkaron/SquareModBot

    Contribute to Dakkaron/SquareModBot development by creating an account on GitHub.

    GitHub - Dakkaron/SquareModBot

    geteilt von: https://feddit.de/post/1728805

    > I made a simple mod bot for Lemmy. > > It's still "early access", but it's stable and should be fit for everyday use. > > I'd be really happy to get some feedback on what kind of features mods would like to see. > > If you want to try it in action, go to [email protected]. That's the testing community where it currently filters posts with duplicate URLs, same as mentions of Reddit, Lego and other beings-who-must-not-be-named. Feel free to post stuff there and see it get automatically moderated.

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    Braucht wer einen Mod Bot?

    github.com GitHub - Dakkaron/SquareModBot

    Contribute to Dakkaron/SquareModBot development by creating an account on GitHub.

    GitHub - Dakkaron/SquareModBot

    Ich hab einen Mod Bot geschrieben, der nach konfigurierbaren Regeln konfigurierbare Aktionen automatisch ausführt. Für feddit.de habe ich den auch selbst gehostet. Für andere Instanzen muss ich noch schauen, wie ich dort mach, mal sehen.

    Der Code ist auf Github verfügbar. Wer den Mod Bot verwenden will, kann entweder selbst einen Bot-Account erstellen und den Bot irgendwo laufen lassen (braucht quasi keine Ressourcen, rennt bequem auf einem Pi Zero oder einem alten Handy), oder Square_Mod_Bot zum Moderator in der Community machen und mir die Config per PN schicken.

    Ich kann auch gerne helfen beim Erstellen einer Config.

    Der Bot ist aktuell im Early Access, funktioniert aber stabil. Ich könnte noch Input gebrauchen, welche Trigger/Aktionen oder weitere Features sinnvoll wären.

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