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    Why are there no easy ways in Linux to retrieve system information?

    Semantics and excuses for failing to address or even recognize the users needs, as most programmers do. I've had the pleasure of working with plenty of talented people in my life including programmers. They're not all bad. But a lot seem oblivious to what a real world looks like, what people do...
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    Why are there no easy ways in Linux to retrieve system information?

    My reason for making my system monitor they way I did was that I found myself often opening terminals for precisely this information. Now I no longer have to. Colored dots are cute, but not the precise information I need to make decisions while inserting/removing hardware, making backups etc...
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    Hardware Drivers in Linux World

    In practice it basically comes down to what default settings are and/or how tolerant the installers are. I've had issues installing and using Debian and Ubuntu on the same system Mint had no issues. Even though all three are based on Debian. How does it actually work? Considering computers...
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    Why are there no easy ways in Linux to retrieve system information?

    Marvel at my latest creation of a Linux system monitor and spend hours and days learning how it works. insert evil laughter here https://linux.org/threads/post-a-screenshot-of-your-desktop.124/post-219343
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    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    Having two numbats fight over the rights to use a numpad to win their ultimate prize is youtube nerd gold.
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    About google's attack on adblockers

    All you have to do to survive in our dystopian future is visit your local tech inclined person and hope they help you out to not get screwed over. Maybe that's better than getting screwed over in the first place or not, you decide. Already do a lot of my video watching on Rumble. Problem with...
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    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    CommandResult Cinnamon Spice on Linux Mint with a bunch of system monitoring commands. Usually sits on a side monitor. Everything is refreshed every 2 seconds. Formatted such that it fits cromulently on half of a 1080P monitor with windows being able to tile next to or on top of it. If you...
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    Labeling and keeping track of your cables

    For home use I've been using these plastic bread clips that come with a loaf of bread for years to label cables as they fit most of them and are readily available. Write the label and just hang it on. They can somewhat easily come off, so while not perfect, they're perfectly cromulent for home...
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    My status is cromulent and I hope your is as well.

    My status is cromulent and I hope your is as well.
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    About google's attack on adblockers

    The only things Google have achieved are 1) making more people aware adblock exists in the first place, most people did not know or care for years. 2) pushed people outside their normal habitat to explore new options 3) engage in a never ending technological arms race with ad blockers in a...
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    What is the newest hardware you have Linux installed and running on? (not counting smart phones)

    Personal desktop: 12700K / 64GB ram / MSI Z690 Edge Wifi DDR4 / EVGA 3060 12GB / bunch of 2TB Samsung SSDs (3.0) Works ok as a deskop, the processor isn't easy to use when loaded as it bogs down other things. See It's fine most of the time, but playing a video while the cpu is loaded down...
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    Solved How do you backup your system configuration?

    For my personal desktop, I don't backup any configuration. I do backup all of my data. I don't use Timeshift, I use rsync instead as I want manual control over backup jobs taking an hour using external devices. When the next update of the operating system is installed the newer configuration...
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    Soldering irons and tip compatiblility, how to navigate this minefield?

    Think I've found what I'm looking for in the Hakko FX-888D soldering station. https://www.hakko.com/english/products/hakko_fx888d.html Has good reviews and has the largest selection of available tip sizes and shapes I've seen available on the market. Other irons often come with restrictive...
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    Soldering irons and tip compatiblility, how to navigate this minefield?

    Any model, type or part numbers for these? Generic Chinese doesn't work well as a search term. When I click on the link I only see a singular part.
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    Soldering irons and tip compatiblility, how to navigate this minefield?

    My options for a Weller start at 159 euros @ https://www.bol.com/nl/nl/p/weller-we-1010-1-kanaals-digitaal-soldeerstation-70w-230v-100-c-450-c/9200000097141792/?bltgh=o1OsYxyrqUxFnETKeq9DCg.2_46.49.ProductTitle Compared to other options cheap isn't the word I would use. It's one of the few that...
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    Soldering irons and tip compatiblility, how to navigate this minefield?

    Bought a Dremel 3000 rotary multitool in 2019. Never needed it until 2024, when I removed the packaging and found out it didn't work at all. Outside of warranty, it has the usual Dremel engine wire failure new in box. Was hoping to repair it with a soldering iron, but the 50W one meant for pipe...
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    Soldering irons and tip compatiblility, how to navigate this minefield?

    Price isn't my issue, my issue is compatibility information regarding tips for soldering irons. The information out there is basically none, zero, nada, zilch. I don't want to buy a soldering iron I can't buy replacement or different tips for. That would be a piece of junk right? Well looking...
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    Soldering irons and tip compatiblility, how to navigate this minefield?

    Nothing really, other than Linux users are ones that are more likely to tinker with hardware and as such more likely own a soldering tool. Asking Windows users about soldering you just get blank stares. If it's unsuitable for the forum just delete it, just hoping for some friendly advice, been...
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    Soldering irons and tip compatiblility, how to navigate this minefield?

    Looking to buy a soldering iron, but one thing that is really confusing and kinda dumb is that 95% of the soldering irons I can find do not list what types of tips they are compatible with. Nor the type or model number of tips or the diameter of tips. How does one navigate this minefield of...
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    How'd you troubleshoot this network? (figure given below)

    Process of elimination. You examine each step of the chain until you find the faulty part. Then you have the joy of spending weeks trying to get people to do anything to fix it.
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