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xxi wrote (edited )

For something to go rotten is has to be unspoilt to begin with. Jobs is far worse in the sense that he has this hippie-dippy type of aura painted over him whenever he's mentioned.

I'll take a Una-bomber over a Jim Jones any day. If you're an asshole you might as well be upfront about it and cut the crap.

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xxi wrote

I don't wanna be the one who stack sorry:s on sorry:s, that can escalate into too pleasant quickly. (hehe). I do however want to stress that most of what I wrote was something of a "stream of consciousness"-thing.

In short, I didn't respond to you because I thought you said what you're saying you're sorry for. It's cool. I even found funny so it's doubleplusgood.

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Haha, yeah! Was just going to post this link. Couldn't help but read look at some comments.

Seems like alt-ri... alt-redd... *hrm, hrm*

Seems like redditor are Nostradamus' offspring. Because they're basically predicting the end of the world.

(What a bunch of fucking morons. I usually don't get too worked up over these things, but well... Fuck those people.)

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xxi wrote

More or less related but detached from my previous comment:

Some friendly ranting and verbal conflict can enhance discussions. As long as everybody can be reasonably assumed to be in on it.

Doesn't mean that ideological elitism and machismo is okay though. From what I've gathered it has been explicitly allowed in relation to the kernel and has been practiced over time. I.e. it's ideological.

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Apart from being a pessimist I'm also an idealist. Albeit a battered one. Therefore I'll assume good faith for the time being.

With that said, I think everything after "...got hacked" is correct. I've read more than one account on people leaving because of the atmosphere. Seeing as Torvalds and his "lieutenants" have considerable weight feeling slighted due to something they say must suck pretty hard.

Especially if you're one of those people who hesitate getting involved, decides to take a leap of faith and more or less getting crushed. In public...

So assuming he's genuine will do for now. There's a lot of stuff you can say about Torvalds but he's very frank and honest. I'll cautiously assume that's just what he's now.

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Wasn't anything monetary. I did it for the joy of it and because it is free software that hasn't changed. So in light of the latter I wasn't expecting anything.

As I mentioned, it was only when I saw the notification for a new release I even thought about it. Thank you.

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Couldn't agree more. The suckless community is very right on this point and others. Then there's the semi-elitism surrounding it, but they're right in relation to this and other things.

Why use a sledgehammer where a plain ol' hammer would do?

Regarding this subject the sentiment expressed here is pretty much on point.

Example one: http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/ Example two: http://bettermotherfuckingwebsite.com/

You can do wonderful plain 'ol HTML/CSS.

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Racist? No doubt. Mentally ill? No doubt.

Hesitated to write this, but I can't blame a mentally ill person from being mentally ill. Doesn't mean I condone racism. I do think mentally ill people usually have some leeway when it comes to affecting their own behavior. How much needs to be decided on a case-for-case basis. TempleOS guy: batshit crazy.

Never hung around on reddit, but I think that some right-wingers saw him as this lovely "town drunk" who's words were crazy but true. Those people can fuck off.

However, that isn't the mentally ill person's fault, ,is it? I can't revel in the death of a disabled person like a petty person. Tbh, neither should you.

edit: wording.

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Just to counter with stuff I like more, and thereby providing alternatives, I'll mention them here. As such comments often come off as rude I just want to say that I'm not trying to be a smartass or spew out some poser "cool people use these apps" BS. Taste is subjective. I just wanna comment, haha.

  • Keyboard: Hacker's Keyboard. Not a hacker, but non-physical keyboards generally suck and this one was the least worst alternative for me.

  • Launchers: KISS launcher, Search based launcher and TU-I. I've used all for extended periods of time. KISS feel out of favor a while ago, but I use the last two daily. TU-I is just fun to mess around with and "Search" is minimal. It does what it need to do: open applications, and not much more.

  • Searching: Duck Duck Go. Sort of old and unmaintained. Does the trick though.

  • Writing: Markor. Very handy for scribble down stuff quickly. I like markdown. If I need to write something more substantial than a note I tend to use Termux/Vim if I don't have a computer close by. I like physical keyboards... (See first entry).

  • Reading: for reading away from the browser Document Viewer. The few times I actually bother to read comics: Bubble.

  • Sounds: Vanilla Music. Saw that a instrument tuner was on the list the link leads to. A word about that: I never got any tuner to work well enough to actually use it.

Aside that sort of connects to the tuner thingy: pedometers. Dedicated pedometers always seemed like a more sturdy alternative to me.

  • Browser: Lightning. Lightweight, supports another good app Orbot (Tor, you can enable the Guardian Project repo in F-droid), and customizable enough to get stuff done.

  • Feed reader: Feeder. I usually use other software to read feeds at my computer, but I've played around with Feeder and it's awesome. Web feeds are underrated and often has to play second fiddle to dedicated social media apps. Basically for no good reason if you just want to read the news, what's happening on Raddle or some indie writer you follow. I think that using and demanding web feeds is a way to avoid walled gardens and vendor lock-in.

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StartPage sources its result from Google.

I've got no idea if DDG is effected. I'm completely pulling the following out of my ass (in contrast to partially as I did above) , but seeing as Google is the "bawz" of search engines I guess Yandex and other sources DDG uses could take a cue from Google. Thereby affected search result.

Wouldn't put the last part forward as an argument in a debate though. I'm just speculating.