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VinesNFluff

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Nerd|Furry|Linux User|Ace|BiRomantic|Taken <3

Leftist with an incorrigible love for fancy aesthetics (mostly Renaissance Italy/Victorian England) that might be incorrectly read as a monarchist because of that.

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Unicorn, but also occasionally gryphon.

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Human beings may not be perfect but a computer program with language synthesis is hardly the answer to the world's problems.

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Once I went travelling and left my arch(btw) desktop computer unplugged for just over a full month.

When I came back there were 1 235 packages needing updating, between repo and AUR.

.... It worked fine tho. That install didn't really go to shit until about a month ago, when months of sloppy system management on my end finally caught up to me and left me with a lot of mysterious issues. So I cut my losses and ditched it.

I'm using OpenSUSE Tumbleweed now (btw).

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The only "issue" with man pages is that they open in less and less is a bit too -- Vim-y. So you end up needing to read a manual on how to read manuals?

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Tldr is awesome.

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Man man man man manly men~

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Neo?

He was a computer tinkerer in the late 90s. I'm not too familiar with the 90s Linux scene (that was my dad's thing), but like. Mandriva or smth?

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Factorio

It's worse than crack cocaine.

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Others must share in my pain. I cannot be lost alone.

VinesNFluff OP , (edited )
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As an Amateur Artist (my pfp was drawn by me) -- You are correct. Though in this particular picture I have no trouble telling her shape from the background objects.

Addendum: In cartoon art, generally, black fills are avoided. Instead you use very dark grey for black things, so as to keep the (black) outline distinct. Other artstyles have other ways of doing stuff.

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UNBUTT
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NVidia?

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If there are any car guys in the family, simply tell them it's sorta like that. Tinkering is a totally valid hobby, but older people have an easier time understanding it with cars (because cars have been around longer, mostly :P)

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The ubuntu logo looks kinda like an abstract drawing of an anus--

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Proprietary NVidia API for paralell computation.

Very useful for Machine Learning stuff. And for Crypto though that has fallen out of fashion nowadays.

Basically if you're doing a fuck-ton of math and want it to happen very fast, you want to use a GPU to do it (GPUs are literally made for that -- That this helps them draw video games is a happy consequence), and NVidia's CUDA tech makes it... Easier? Faster? Not sure what the proper difference is, but yeah.

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It is not two concentric circles, but the overlap is gigantic.

Both circles are entirely contained within a larger circle that says "neurodiverse people", though.

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On my end, like --

I have about as many tech issues with Windows as with Linux -- It comes with me enjoying tinkering as a hobby I think?

BUT, and this is important, when shit breaks on Linux, there is always output on the terminal, or a log file, or something else you can check, and even when I don't know what to do about it, a simple copypaste of the error on internet search usually gets me some answers.

When shit breaks on Windows? HOLY FUCKING SHIT. It just sorta dies and leaves you in the dark with nothing to go on for troubleshooting. Windows wants to make computers into magic boxes that "just werk", but it never really gets there, and instead what you get is something that breaks just as often, but is a lot more opaque.

That BSOD with an emoticon lives rent-free in my head. Like who the fuck thought it was a good idea?

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The few times I had to use the Windows Event Viewer I left having learned - Uh - Nothing except a newfound hatred for Microsoft. It's weird to navigate, and the logs are close to useless.

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I go outside mostly to acquire necessities. Like the other chap I refuse to use Amazon. Plus I live in an area where most essential shops are within walking distance.

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It's a joke, mate

I'd be among the people climbing the hill probably.

VinesNFluff OP ,
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... And perpetual energy is actually impossible and maybe that's the point because the post is a joke.

VinesNFluff OP , (edited )
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My state's pride and joy, Itaipú. Provides the entire southern region of Brazil (as well as the entire country of Paraguay) with green electricity.

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I've been a Linux user for 15 years now. I run a small Portuguese language blog about open source software. I'd be ascending the hill myself.

... And the original meme, which I edited, was about Pathfinder players climbing the hill to evangelise to DnD 5 players. And was sent to the group where me and my friends play Pathfinder biweekly.

It seems most people got the joke.

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"Ugh my old laptop runs so slow now. I'm gonna have to buy one, won't I?"

"Seriously? I can't uninstall candy fucking crush now?"

"Man, why do they always make it so hard to change the most basic of settings?"

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I'd rather they rip the bandaid off and not pretend they are my friend. You are firing me. You are removing me from my source of income. Stop trying to be "pleasant" because it just looks like you are enjoying it.

No smiles, no affected happiness, no weasel words about being "let go". Just say "yeah, sorry, you're fired". The more emotionless you can make it on your end, the better.

Heck don't even fire me in person. Send me an e-mail. It's a lot more... Humane. Less cruel.

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Oh hey, one of my friends linked me this in video form about a year ago, and I made a video where, as Phobos passes the sun, the Doom Level 1 music fades in and out.

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I see someone watches tasting history

My favourite is when the book told him to put on a "good amount" of something

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Welcome, this is the Linux user equivalent of popping your cherry.

You have a few options, but the easiest is to just use a rescue thing like Rescatux on a USB drive that automates most of the process. If you haven't the means of flashing a USB drive (like another computer) but still have your linux installation USB drive, most distros offer a "rescue existing install" option somewhere in their installer/liveUSB. But you'll have to search around.

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Joke's on you I can't afford an HDR display & also I'm colorblind.

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"FLAC? Mate I destroyed my ears when I was 14 and listening to Linkin Park MP3s grabbed off Kazaa in the cheapest chinese earbuds my allowance could buy, at the highest volume my fake iPod could drive. I cannot hear the subtleties in your FLAC if I tried."

Cheek aside I believe the word would be Videophiles to pair with Audiophiles.

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Vagina dentata

What a wonderful phrase

Vagina dentata

Ain't no passing craze

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Well it got some politicians and corporations to do some performative "we stand with them" gestures. That's the same as enacting meaningful change in the criminal system and in systemic racism, right? /s

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Because the world already ended in 2012.

We are living in hell.

spoiler

(... Those are brazilian song lyrics, translated. Don't take them TOO seriously)

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Cheeky answer:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FWr61WZXoAcjx9R.jpg

Actual answer:
Theoretically anyway, open source software's guarantee of "no backdoor" is that the code is auditable, and you could study it and know if it has any holes and where. Of course, that presumes that you have the knowledge AND time to actually go and study thousands of lines of code. Unrealistic.
Slightly less guaranteed but still good enough to calm my mind, is the idea that there is a whole-ass community of people who do know their shit and who are constantly checking this.

Do note that like. Closed source software is known to be backdoored, only, the backdoors are mostly meant for either the owners of the software (check the fine print folks) or worse, the governments.

The biggest thing that you should note is that: It is unlikely that you (or I or most of the people here) are interesting enough that anyone will actually exploit those vulnerabilities to personally fuck you over. Your photos aren't interesting enough except as part of a mass database (which is why Google/Facebook want them). Same for your personal work data and shit.

Unless those backdoors could be used to turn your machine into a zombie for some money-making scheme (crypto or whatever) OR you're connected to people in power OR you personally piss off someone who is a hacker -- it is very unlikely you'll get screwed over due to those vulnerabilities :P

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A DE tries to be a full operating environment, it has panels and configuration tools and (...) all as part of the package

A WM only does window management, and other things need to be added separately. The line blurs a bit since most people who use WMs end up adding a lot of other stuff to them to the point it might as well be a DE, only it was built piecemeal.

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My DE choices:

  • KDE Plasma -- It's pretty, it's customizable. Workflow is customizable
  • XFCE -- Honestly I consider XFCE to be like Plasma's sibling, in that its workflow is also very customizable and there is a lot of space for theming, but is lighter and acts nicer on weaker hardware

I tried Gnome and I just hate it? It needs a lot of fennagling to look and act in a way I find enjoyable. Cinnamon is eeeeeeeeehhhhh.

WM-wise, I played with Hyprland and I3WM, but tiling WMs aren't for me. They just aren't. For what convenience I gained from being able to use Super+something to do basically everything, I don't enjoy the workflow.

I also used Wayfire for a bit -- Writing my own configuration file and customizing everything IS fun, but like.... Nah?

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None that I know of. Though you can build your own operating environment centered around Hyprland. Their wiki is pretty good and their config files are nice and simple to understand. I did that for a lark a few months back.

.... The catch is that, y'know, it's a whole afternoon spent tinkering to get it right.

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YMMV of course. It took me an afternoon to get it to a point where it had the stuff I needed and was enjoyable to use.

... f'course I didn't stick with it, as I said in my toplevel post, turns out tiling WMs aren't for me.

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my house is a few inches bigger on the inside

why is it bigger?

w̶̧̪͉͠ͅh̴͕͎̗̞̘̮͇̜̮̽̈́͛̉̐̚ẙ̷͚͖̼̯ ̶͚͓̻̬͔̀͗̌͛į̴͖͇͎͋͒̕ŝ̶̮̳̲̦̱̬̫̤͓ ̶̛̪̟̉̊̌̽̋̍̈́̕ĩ̴̳͕̭͓͇̹͖̪̝̔t̴͎͖͉̳̲͍͂̿͐ ̶̩̳̬͇̬̠̔̀͗́̀̄́́̕͠ͅb̷͙̝̗̟̤̣̤̬̮̉̈̈́̐͂́̊͒̚͠ì̷̢̛͕͖̰̻͆̿̈̌̿͂̉g̵̭͗͜ͅĝ̵̪̆͝e̴̝̖̓r̴͙͈̈́̊̎?̷̪̟͙̮̘̮̺̤̃͆̏͒̎̾͜

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The school where I did the equivalent of elementary/middle school education had a strict "absolutely no hats" rule.

I have no clue why, but if you were caught wearing a hat (or cap or...) you'd get into trouble. First time a warning and you take it off. Second time they take the hat away from you and return it after seven days. Third time you get suspended.

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That's just US Election Season

They vore every conversation when that time rolls around.

Let them get it out their systems. They are in pain.

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The developer of SystemD was mildly rude to some people back in 2009

That means everything he makes is pure evil by definition and explanations as to why it's bad will be invented post-hoc to make it make sense.

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Other random stuff that fits in with WWJD:

  • Tilting at a tree for not having edible fruit
  • (presumably anyway) building tables and stuff
  • telling all your mates to pretend they are eating you
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Amusingly I often distract myself from anxious thoughts and manage to sleep by thinking gay thoughts

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