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I've been rather liking PeerTube, well when someone I want to actually watch does post on there. The only issue I've had with them, which is a small issue, is I had to whitelist the site on the LibreJS addon.

Otherwise it's been very reliable and gives me my LinuxGameCast fix. It even supports RSS/Atom feeds that are easily accessible. YouTube supports RSS/Atom feeds as well, but getting the URIs for them can be a bit hit and miss.

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I think Gnash still works well for running swf files and Lightspark is still getting some development attention. It may not be the most ideal, but I do believe both of those have standalone players and aren't proprietary, so they can continue being developed well after Flash's death and browser's stop supporting it as well.

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I'm not entirely sure DRM is about piracy anymore. Maybe it is for some publishers and people, but for the most part I think this can partially apply to games.

Either way, I'd love to see DRM disappear. Unfortunately, that will only happen if it ends up not being profitable. Getting people to abandon DRMed games is easier said than done. People really love their Steam accounts. I refuse to touch Steam myself, but I've even seen people go as far as refusing to buy a game unless it's on Steam.

Not saying it can't happen, just it's going to take a lot of activism.

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I've mostly been revisiting some of my favorite metroidvanias (Super Metroid, Castlevania SotN, AM2R, Iconoclasts) while I'm trying to patiently wait for the next expansion to Hollow Knight.

I'm probably going to wait a while as GOG probably will get the Linux version of the update last.

On a slightly different note. I always love revisiting Super Metroid and seeing what order I can do things in by sequence breaking. That is such a great game for getting people to think a bit outside the box.

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A lot of those algorithms that advertise to you have gotten pretty good at building profiles and recognizing patterns. Those services may not recognize you as the same person on both platforms, but they may have built similar profiles for the two separate platforms.

Either way, it's just annoying ad companies doing what they do.

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Wow, I remember how much of a pain it was to switch over to a Linux distro 10+ years ago. I know it was a lot tougher before when I switched over, though, so I can't go into a "kids these days have it easy" nonsense.

Still, it's nice to see it's so easy for people anymore. I haven't touched Ubuntu in a while, but I do think it's messed up you have to opt-out of the data collection. Something like that should be opt-in, but overall: good on Canonical for making something that might actually be a viable option for standard users. That's awesome to see!