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Dnscrypt and DNS over HTTPS prevents your ISP from tampering with your DNS requests, but it does not prevent them from seeing which domain names you are connecting to, because of Server Name Identification. Widespread adoption of Encrypted Server Name Identification mainly comes down to server operators, many of whom won’t ever implement it (because it’s a pain in the ass to setup, and relatively little gain for the average webmaster)


I know this works for lots of people but cold oats + milk is disgusting to me. Just microwave it and oatmeal! Will also be easier to digest the oats…



I’m simply responding to the comment which called “gravity batteries” bullshit.


I agree by and large, but pumped hydro storage is a tried and true technology which has already proven its worth.


Gnome is not nearly as customizable as KDE (and probably xfce too). As the video describes, you need to download a dozen extensions before it has even basic features like a dock. KDE does this and (much) more right out of the box. Not to mention KDE extensions exist too!


There’s literally a war happening right now. Are you not at least a little bit glad that the US spends more on its military than Russia does?


sudo nautilus may not work directly, often X has some security rules set up so that root can’t launch GUI applications. So you have to run xhost + before sudo nautilus, or use a dedicated tool like kdesu (though I think kdesu in particular is deprecated?)


As for the file management in Ubuntu…just get used to it. Doing stuff as root in a GUI never has worked out well for me. Learn the terminal and be happy


A lot of the reason is /because/ it’s hard to use. Discussion on Libera Chat (formerly Freenode) is usually higher quality than on your average discord channel for example, no doubt because people who go to the trouble to properly set up an IRC bouncer and learn the other idiosyncrasies of IRC are more interested in having serious conversation.

On the technical side, IRC is a very simple protocol compared to all serious alternatives. There are clients to satisfy anyone’s needs, no matter how niche. There are less distractions for those of us who only want text.


This doesn’t even agree with the table at the link. For example, Konsole supports changing foreground color.


I know in my neighborhood that at similar intersections, the traffic light switches fairly quickly if there are no pedestrians, but if you press the pedestrian button it stays green longer so pedestrians of all ages have enough time to get across.


you can get more cars through the intersection with a button, obviously, by not wasting time for pedestrians when there are none.



This is at least as hard as CLI, but Emacs’ org-mode is a very capable to-do list. There are plenty of emacs plugins that add reminders and notifications, though getting these to work on mobile may be a pain.


That’s a good point. I’d argue however that if you’re running malicious, unprivileged code on your desktop computer, you’re pretty much screwed regardless, since you likely use sudo frequently and it could just keylog your password. But there are certainly some security downsides to having too many packages installed.


That’s Gnome, not Manjaro. If I recall, the main Manjaro distribution is based on XFCE. If you care so much about bloating, why would you intentionally choose gnome, which is widely known to be heavy weight?


Disk space is the only factor. There’s no bigger attack surface you don’t use the packages.


What does bloated mean to you? What is the harm in having extra packages installed, if you don’t use them?