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Ce să vă zic, mă, bine ați venit? bine ați venit, rău ați nimerit. La locu' ăsta îi zice șerpărie, de la șerpii care umblă pe-aicea. Dracu' știe cum au ajuns...

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Unusually cold. Yesterday it was quite warm in the morning but then it got cloudy and cooler. Thought of going with a shirt only at work and I could not made a worse choice.

Other than that I think it's fine. I will have to look for a new job soon. 🥲

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No thanks, I prefer to use NI (Natural Intelligence) to summarize them myself.

petrescatraian ,
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@0x815 there is no genocide in China. Everything is done purely on economic/social/whatever other bullshit reasons they may come up with. Some of these people may die, and their culture might get lost in the process, but that's a risk they're willing to take.

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Oh, god, it's even worse than I thought. I hope these minorities will survive with time.

Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says ( www.independent.co.uk )

Perched on the open ramp at the rear of a British Chinook helicopter, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas flew home from the annual Spring Storm military exercises, pleased to see NATO allies cooperating. But she later said that other types of warfare were on her mind....

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@FatLegTed the alternative in WW2 was much worse than USSR at the time. There was a lot to lose for the West as well had the USSR fallen to the Nazis.

petrescatraian ,
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Didn't they do that before with the Windows 10 timeline, which they later axed it off?

petrescatraian ,
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@Ilandar this is a good solution . Another would be to just not jump ship head first, but rather replace everything wth FOSS alternatives instead if they're not available on Linux (e.g.: replace MS Office with LibreOffice, Photoshop with GIMP or something else, etc.) and use them for a while. Most of the programs should also be available for Windows, and if not you could also use WSL to run them.

Once you get used to these programs, the actual Linux transition should be easier.

@Onii-Chan

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@LaFinlandia Damn, I hope this is just in Russia at least...

We do need decentralized platforms to avoid this, but managing them by the said outlets might prove too hard for them...

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@mannycalavera If they pull a fatwa on me, I'mma tell those mfs: Suck ma fatwaide cck, bitches!*

@downpunxx

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@ArbitraryValue Strategically? I don't know. But they're doing us Romanians a great service by destroying a source for all the mines being swept to our shores, lol.

@LaFinlandia

Does anyone else ever just realize that you're not even sure why you want a relationship at all?

As I've gained more and more close friends, more than I've ever had in my life, and some closer than I've ever had in my life, I've come to realize something recently. Despite the prevailing feeling like I want a relationship, I don't actually know why it is I want one, nor what I have to gain from one....

petrescatraian ,
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I get that. I was in a different situation than you, but I got the same question. For me, I think it would be the need for affection, but in a way that it would be kinda awkward for a friend to provide (and that I don't get from my friends at all).

If one can do without this, then cool.

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@funn Online content is, sadly, more vulnerable than we think. All it takes is one server to go down, and the entire website/thing goes bust.

petrescatraian ,
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search results will become secondary as they push their service

Oh, so they're gonna emphasize less on search results and more onto their half-arsed services that they're axing from time to time? This is so Google of them.

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@craftyindividual I love the level of detail in the greenery. Makes me wanna go there.

petrescatraian ,
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Of course this is for neutrality and not because they actually support Russia. Just like refusing Romania to join Schengen is for neutrality and blocking non-existent migrant routes, and not because they actually support Russia.

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Hello fellow Romanian 😀)

E și xenofobie la mijloc, dar dacă te uiți pe hartă, dintre noi doi perechea veselă din 2007 și croații, fix pe la croați treceau rutele de migranți. Dar cu ei nu au avut nimic.

Numai cu noi și cu bulgarii au avut. Și nu m-ar mira ca ei doar să joace jocul Rusiei și să ne țină pe noi afară pentru a influența forțele politice eurosceptice.

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@Barbarian wrote:

Insofar as Russia is involved in the Schengen decision-making, they're likely just attempting to deepen existing fault lines and create more instability. In that context, I completely agree with the pro-Russian eurosceptic angle.

That's what I meant, exactly.

petrescatraian ,
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The million dollar riddle for me would be this one:
If I stick my finger in someone's ass, who will have a finger in the ass? Me or that person?

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An all-encompassing answer

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The whole proliferation of the AI has been, by far, the worst technological advancement out there. Worse than using personal data for advertising and gathering huge amounts of it.

Stuff like this can happen to anyone and can deceive everybody. We'll no longer be able to trust what we're seeing or hearing at all. And the person being faked will have the most to lose out of this.

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"Elon Musk can't invent"

RSS and OPML

Can somebody explain me how OPML works for RSS? Are these files usually imported into the RSS reader apps or are they used where they are? If I import multiple OPML files with multiple feeds, will the feeds from the first OPML be overwritten by those in the second one or will they add up? Will article read/unread status be...

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@perishthethought I see. So the feeds from the OPML file are imported into the reader's own database, right?

petrescatraian OP ,
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@perishthethought thank you!

petrescatraian ,
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@tardigrada slightly funny thing: neom in Romanian kinda translates as non-human which seems perfectly fit to the company's overall project.

petrescatraian ,
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@apis weird that it doesn't show. I said it is translated into n o n - h u m a n

Hope it's not blocked again in any way if I type it like this...

petrescatraian ,
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Probably your app, idk. On my end I see it fine on beehaw's website.

petrescatraian ,
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Yeah, that's what I intended to do.

petrescatraian ,
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Seems someone went ahead of me and archived the very same link, if anyone stumbles across it afterwards:

archive.ph/uE7mT

petrescatraian ,
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How can I see if my phone has an IR Blaster? 😁

petrescatraian ,
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@Riven Probably phones without headphone jacks are those that can no longer be used as regular FM radios - as the antenna was actually the headset (at least that's my experience) - and another reason why phones without the jack suck. Never had a phone with a built-in FM antenna FWIW.

But yea, I do get your point. Phones could do so much more than accessing Facebook, Instagram and posting photos there or something like that.

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@Riven Yea, it also needs the software. Here in Romania, every phone I've owned had an FM Radio app preinstalled, including the current one. Didn't try any jackless phone to see if it's there as well, and if yes, how does it work.

I want to settle on a browser independent bookmark solution. What do you suggest? ( libranet.de )

I got inspired by this article to look into such a solution. I tend to use different browsers on different devices, so using one browser vendor everywhere is not the solution. Main reasons are storage space available, device performance and basically general opinion about a certain browser or another, that might change or not. I...

petrescatraian OP ,
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@shortwavesurfer That would be cool, but if I was to make some quick saves for something I was looking for, this wouldn't be just as easy.

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@shortwavesurfer Yea, indeed. Thank you for the suggestion!

petrescatraian ,
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@Blaze A colleague of mine had the M8. Man, what a great device! It had awesome cameras for that time and could even record videos in slow motion. Nowadays, I take this feature for granted for the last 3 phones I had, but at that time this just seemed revolutionary!

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@shortwavesurfer Guess you're not paying your taxes then.

@Blaze

petrescatraian ,
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@shortwavesurfer There's no way you compare something as mundane as this to mass murder. And be sure that every country's government has all the means necessary to prosecute you for stuff like this, sooner or later.

Anyway, for me there are some useful such apps that I use:

  • One is for my city's public transit - really useful, it even displays the vehicle position in real time so you can make up your mind on your route.
  • One is for train tickets (you can also do related stuff as well, like check if your train is late).
  • One is to check if there are any breakdowns in the heat distribution system to see if I won't have heat overnight.

I'm sure as hell there are some others, but I did not need them so far. If the government was to spy on me, it could install some malware or some sort without resorting to the Play Store.

petrescatraian ,
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@shortwavesurfer That depends on which country you fill your taxes in.

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@shortwavesurfer Even when those taxes are going into the healthcare system?

petrescatraian ,
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@shortwavesurfer And they need taxes to authorize that. Makes perfect sense.

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@mormund I used to store them in a paper notebook, away from the prying eyes of malware and other shenanigans. Now I also have them in a password manager for easy access in case I need them, if the account supports 2FA TOTP.

@Rikj000

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@0x815 fair enough. If USA did it when it invaded Iraq, I cannot see a reason Europe won't do it when it comes for helping Ukraine. If the lunatic comes to the White House, then Europe will be on its own against Russia anyway.

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