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I’ve never even heard of it. They sure weren’t putting their VPN front and center.

Iran launches drone attack against Israel as Biden rushes to White House (www.theguardian.com)

Iran said it launched dozens of drones and ballistic missiles towards Israel on Saturday in a major attack following days of acute tension building up in the region and warnings from the US and elsewhere about a wider conflict erupting....

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Who are “people like you?” I’ve seen plenty of people who are capable of recognizing that Israel’s behavior has been atrocious and Iran funds and sponsors terrorists and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Well, of course. I mean it’s not like you paid for a Microsoft Windows license when you bought your computer, so obviously they have to advertise to financially support it. If you’re getting something for free, you’re the product.

Wait, I’m being told that when people buy computers with Windows installed, they are, in fact, paying for a Windows license, too.

So this is actually Microsoft trying to turn products they’ve already sold into continuous revenue streams at the cost of usability and customer happiness.

In other news, apropos of nothing in particular, Steam on Linux is working really well these days, with lots of AAA titles running just fine via Proton. Make of that what you will…

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I mean, yeah, a few, but there are plenty with Windows too, and the overwhelming majority of games I’ve tried it with work fine.

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“Russia says-”

Nothing that follows those words can be trusted without independent verification.

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I’m not saying it failed… but I’m not gonna believe it succeeded until it’s independently confirmed.

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Yes, if there’s a source for it.

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That’s the point at which I lost it. What a legend.

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The WOKE FASCIST MARXIST RADICAL LEFTIST FAILING SO-CALLED PUBLICATION BLOOMBERG, you mean?

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If it can be done, someone out there is doing it. Better safe than sorry.

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Hey all, yes, I know the article is trash and the headline clickbait-y, but it’s still the actual headline, and it’s a real (if disappointing) news site.

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This particular homeowner is baffled that anyone would buy a washing machine that needs an internet connection. I’m all for smart appliances, but a smart washing machine is a solution in search of a problem.

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Mine plays a loud jingle when it’s done, which seems to be enough for me.

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I simply will not buy a washing machine where some of the options for its regular use require an internet connection. I can see adding Bluetooth to it for things like remote control and phone notifications, or even WLAN support for connecting to some kind of smarthome hub that is internet-connected so you can get those notifications remotely. But the idea that smart == device-level internet connection is terrible. Appliances for basic living requirements, like laundry, should not require an internet connection of their own to function.

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I am so fucking sick of these bigots pretending the science of “biological sex” is on their side.

In recent years, multiple studies of the brains of trans people have revealed areas of differentiation from those of cisgender people. And unless these bigots are prepared to argue that brains are not part of biology, they only have two choices: Deny the science somehow or accept that they’re just bigots who want to hate, regardless of the science.

And because unlike bigots, I like to back my shit up:

On top of that, there’s some indications of oligogenic causes resulting in various allele differences that wouldn’t necessarily show up on a brain scan.

In conclusion: Fuck bigots and their attempts to co-opt science in order to support their bigotry.

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Absolutely agreed. I only bring it up because the bigots like to claim science is on their side (while usually rejecting science to back up some kind of religious nonsense). So it’s nice to be able to throw actual science in their faces.

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I’ve been using Duolingo for the last nine months, and, well… The accent is French, isn’t it. I hear it in French in my head, at least.

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Thank you for posting this. My son is trans and seeing other trans men living their best lives brings a smile to my face.

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…paying unnamed European politicians…

Fucking name and shame them. I mean, we all know Marine le Pen is on their payroll, but I want to know who else.

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I remember first hearing about Braxton a couple years ago, when he still hadn’t actually managed to take office. (And the racist fuckers down there are still fighting him on it). The amazing thing was that until Braxton, the office of the mayor was inherited. The town leadership was quite literally landed gentry, operating a miniature feudalistic society.

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Clearly, things have gotten worse since the halcyon days of the 1990’s, when we had such hits as “Rico Suave,” “Macarena,” and “I’m Too Sexy.”

Why, I remember singing along to that last one. Sing it with me! “I’m too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts…”

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This is from February 24th. Not really “news” now.

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From the article:

According to language in the Senate bill, there is “documentation” that “the federal government or other entities acting on the federal government’s behalf or at the federal government’s request may conduct geoengineering experiments by intentionally dispersing chemicals into the atmosphere, and those activities may occur within the State of Tennessee.”

While the word “chemtrail” isn’t there, the idea that the federal government is doing “geoengineering experiments” is basically the core belief of the conspiracy theory.

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“Yeah, an’ that makes it a stump! I ain’t wrong.”

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Imagine his view of the Republican caucus shit-show. I’ll bet he’s downright desperate to get out at this point.

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In your defense, the Jewish space lasers is still an astoundingly stupid idea. It’s just that Israel’s current right-wing government seems to have been smoking whatever it is that made Marge the way she is.

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The U.S. watching Canadian news is just a sleeping dude.

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I’m… I’m jealous.

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Please use the correct spelling: Graebener.

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Please use the correct spelling: Graebener.

Supreme Court unanimously rules against government in No Fly List case (thehill.com)

Fikre alleges that he traveled to Sudan in late 2009 in pursuit of growing an electronics business in his native East Africa. The FBI questioned him while in Sudan, according to court filings, telling Fikre he was on the No Fly List and could be removed if he became an informant....

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2009 was the first year of the Obama presidency, and changes at the DOJ and FBI are slow. So my first question is: Who signed off on his mistreatment? Whose name is on the order, and did that person start at the FBI with Obama, or in an earlier administration?

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Interesting. It may not have been a director-level signoff, but he certainly would have hired whoever did.

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That’s… That’s really the headline. I had to check.

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My money’s on Bolsonaro. Lula isn’t fucking around, and Brazil isn’t afraid to imprison a former president if he’s a crook.

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That’s… actually pretty cool. It tells me the water itself is actually not the product, it’s the can design. They’re essentially selling a way of overcoming the very real social anxiety alcoholics can go through when they give up booze, but don’t want to give up the social lives they’ve built around drinking.

I was all ready to hate on this, but if it’s actually legitimately helping people stay off alcohol while maintaining a social life, then I can’t really fault it.

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Bingo. I never, ever let credit card debt carry over. I’d genuinely rather miss a house payment.

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Even if you want streaming, don’t use the TV’s apps. Use a Chromecast or attach an entertainment PC to it. Chromecasts can be replaced for cheap, PCs can be upgraded. Neither is true of a “smart” TV.

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If anything will finally result in the “year of the Linux desktop,” it’s shit like this. No one wants their operating system actively working to make it harder and more annoying to use their choice of applications.

The OS isn’t the reason anyone uses a computer, it’s the applications it can run.

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My experience was 100% different. I bought a new laptop, plugged in my Linux USB drive, wiped Windows, installed Linux, and did exactly none of the things you went through.

And that’s largely down to two things:

  • The fact that I bought a laptop specifically known to have excellent Linux support.
  • The fact that I’m a software developer.

So everything I want to do on a computer tends to work better in Linux than in Windows, rather than the other way around. My compile times are faster, my IDEs are more stable, and my OS just… gets out of the way, which is exactly what it should do.

Mind if I ask what programs and services you were trying and failing to run on Linux? You’ve got me curious, because our experiences are so different.

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How is it with Windows applications?

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Can confirm, have an old entertainment PC with an NVidia card. I converted it to Linux, and it’s fine.

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Slack still exists, but it’s not particularly popular. Arch is one of the big ones now.

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Is this that reality/Fallout crossover I’ve been reading about in my nightmares?

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