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  • This week I moved definitely to mastodon after joining in 2016, leaving twitter for good. Indeed, I run my own instance!
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    Brickwizard
    Brickwizard
    I have not been into Twits/tweets or any other social media, except Face book, which I hate, but my security blind relatives insist on using to keep in contact, is this one any better security wise?
    By the way, you have been a cobber for a week now, has it sunk in yet?
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    SpongebobFan1994
    SpongebobFan1994
    Just don't let it become a time vampire and avoid the drama as much as possible. I learned those from experience, which is why I don't use any social media platforms anymore.
    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    It’s done, I am Australian now
    I am quite upset with the last video of Chris Titus Tech. It's basically showing us how to break debian (minute 14:12) by first removing the sources for security updates, and then switching branches (which leads to a frankendebian)
    arochester
    arochester
    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    No, he installed bookworm, and then (i) removed the security sources "just so you don't have duplicated sources [sic]" and then (ii) changed to the sid tree and performed an upgrade over a bookworm install which can break everything (-> frankendebian).

    It's like that race they chase a cheese down a hill.
    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    Sid's packages are intended to be used for development purposes on a chroot environment, not to be put in front of a final user. We're confusing sid with a rolling release, which is not.
    I'm using a Thunderbolt 3 dock (Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbold 3 Dock

    **breathes**

    Gen 2) with my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T490s) with Fedora 35 and...

    Everything
    Works
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    THUNDERCHARM.
    I find the plasma desktop environment and the programs it include, overwhelming. I mean, it's nice and fast, but in terms of how many options they put in front of you by default and in every single screen and aspect of them, it's just too much, and too much at all times. It's going to take me a while to get used to it.
    I think it is a good idea to put the timezone in the signature of the messages. It helps in managing the expectations when someone is waiting for an answer, and may help the admins in some way. I just did. Thanks for coming to my TED talk!
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    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    None of those acronyms would really work with human readers. I've just put country and state, it's much more human friendly to say Australia/NSW rather than UTC+10/+11. In the end, it's just to more or less figure out if the person that is talking to you may be sleeping or not. Nobody knows what UTC offset they live in so that seeing UTC+11 would be helpful.
    Brickwizard
    Brickwizard
    Agreed, a country or continent would help [but I do have my doubts at times when watching quiz programs, the other night was question was named a capital city in Africa and the contestant said Belgium]
    SpongebobFan1994
    SpongebobFan1994
    While I don't hate every TED talk (one favorite that comes to mind was Alex Winters talking about the darknet), I have noticed a pattern where the speaker can make anything sound legitimate (even if it's exaggerated or misleading claims), and the audience will still clap their hands and think they know what they're talking about. This is why I've stopped watching them.
    Booster taken!
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    Condobloke
    Condobloke
    I already have two AstraZeneca's....the mix is "hopefully" good (their word not mine).....my gp actually used the phrase "she'll be right mate'.....
    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    Yes, that's what they say, but they won't give you a strong answer "you should choose this because this and this". It's like "here are the brochures for you to choose LOL"
    Condobloke
    Condobloke
    Sounds like a holiday advertisement.
    When the experts get around to using words such as 'may' and 'could' and 'perhaps' or 'will likely'.......usually followed by...it really is too early to tell.......you know the world is in trouble.
    Onward and Upward.
    (maybe)
    My wife volnteered to buy me the C++ Programming Language (Stroustrup) for Christmas, and it seems someone must be copying it by hand. Damn supply chain.
    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    It has arrived in all of its 1279 pages of glory
    I've never been so close to buying a mortgage.
    Is it me, or 90% of the questions in this forum have turned into someone trying to get us to find something in Google for them?
    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    I get that you need to to be able to "speak the problem's language" to find answers, but sometimes it's like "dude. no."
    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    Just for clarification: I am not referring to the questions I usually reply to. I'm just baffled by many other threads I see; I am willing to help but not to type your exact question on Google.
    SpongebobFan1994
    SpongebobFan1994
    I personally haven't seen that, but I think what happens is some new users develop this habit where they ask for help when completing relatively-basic tasks at first, and because they never really learned to find the answers themselves, they become lazy as a result. Tbh, this would also describe me to an extent, but I've gotten better with that.
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    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    But at least they are "in the same week". With this set up, if you pull a system library update as a dependency for an AUR pkg, from AUR, you're broken.
    SpongebobFan1994
    SpongebobFan1994
    I'm sorry Manjaro didn't work for you, but at least you found another distro you feel more comfortable with. I still want to try out the Plasma variant though. I'll keep this thread in-mind when doing that.
    Also, when I was checking for notifications, I saw this link in the status section, and began to check out your website. While I was just skimming through everything, I'll admit it was interesting to look at.
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    gvisoc
    gvisoc
    It's not that it didn't work for me; it works pretty well. It's more about Manjaro's inconsistency when it comes to figure out what's their stand.

    Manjaro it's a product that sells itself as a entry-level distribution, but then expects the user to make strong, seasoned judgements without enough warnings. I consider that a pretty bad decision and, honestly, a red flag.

    Thanks for your comments re. the blog!
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