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Websites usually use transport encryption but the password itself isn’t encrypted. There are authentication schemes that won’t send plaintext passwords (by involving some kind of challenge) but they won’t work without javascript (except http digest access authentication but thats no good) and you shouldn’t ask web-developers to implement them since they will find a way to fuck it up.



tldr: Buying plastic crap from private company that forces cuts out of peoples sales by making independent shops invisible is cool, but only if they are from “communist” country.



Want to use a modern web browser…

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Press [F12], that should bring up the developer tools, and select the console tab. Then do the action that fails and see if something gets logged in the mean time.


It probably is, but man that would be deserved.


Idk what you want to stream, so this is pretty general:

Use a fresh install you only use for streaming or at least use a new user account. Don’t log into anything you don’t absolutely need. Make streaming-only accounts, login to them before the stream. If you need to log into something that should be private do it on another machine. (Or at least another X-Session, with another account on another screen)

Privacy tips for streaming?

Balaclava, TOR, don’t


Some tools are easier to learn than others, because of the nature of their design.

Yep, and modern computers are incredibly hard to understand tools, by nature of their design. By trying to hide this complexity from users you are creating more (unnessecary) complexity and through that make it even harder for users to understand how the system works all the while potentially limiting its usefulness. Free software is about enabling users to fully utilize their hardware, not about making them slaves to a software. Linux is the most practical FOSS OS we have and it works on 40 year old principles, like all other major operating systems. We should focus on making the most of it, not on hiding its age.

If you feel something could be solved in a better way you are free to do so or at least find someone to do so. If you are unable to find or comprehend existing documentation, for whatever reason, I’m certain you will find someone willing to help you in no time and free of charge. But don’t complain if your only problem is that you want to stay ignorant.

If a tool was over-engineered and its alternative was perceived as more straightforward by the average user

The problem was that Linux installers are less over-engineered than some people feel they should be.

An English speaking American could very well enrich their life by learning Spanish

The point was, that if they don’t want to learn spanish, then they have no business complaining about being unable to communicate when in spain.


two times, three times…

When reposting to other communities, it creates a new post, comments between them aren’t linked. They look very similiar in lemmur, esp. if there is no community icon.


People do know how to learn, they just have different priorities

Then that’s their fault, and not the installers. Tools require at least some knowledge to use them. If someone doesn’t acquire this knowledge they will at best break their tools (which is pretty difficult with computers) or at worst hurt others. The comparison isn’t with “would you learn useless language x” but “would you learn language x if you plan to move to a country where it is the official language”.



Sure it is, you use what you like, developers develop what they like, Businesses build what they think their users like etc. It just boils down to different tastes and visions.



I have three domains with catchall. One personal, one thats not easily associated with me that is forwarded to my personal that I use for sites that don’t have to know who I am and one that is under a nick-name for FOSS stuff. The latter is only for special stuff and my own projects since I prefer to stay anonymous.

Plus I have a special webmaster box for all the sites I host. (They can be reached under different domains, but they all forward to an account@my personal domain)


It’s about time, attackers can extract quite a bit of data about the local network via the browser. It’s pretty easy to identify appliances and home routers given someone stays on a site long enough.


Because some podcasters death doesn’t really qualify for worldnews.


GRUB told me I had to wait 120s when I was so drunk I entered the wrong LUKS password 3 times in a row. Even in that state of mind I figured I could just restart it :D


It is not really a rant rather than a Benchmark Review

Ah, I must have overlooked that because the benchmark only makes up a small part of the text and because of the title.


Imagine spending your time writing online rants about how terrible FOSS is instead of helping to improve it. Idk where this entitlement comes from.