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Cake day: May 26, 2021


Li-Ion batteries do charge quickly and have high capacities.

I’m not sure they would survive nearly as long as lead-acid, but I’m sure that they would be way less complicated and dangerous than hydrogen.

I’ve been at multiple businesses that still used electric forklifts from what I’m pretty sure must be the late 80s. I was told that the newer ones they had were pretty similiar models and they all used lead-acid. I guess it’s just more reliable and repairable because of simplicity. Also I’m 100% sure that there are no trucks that run on lead-acid batteries, maybe as a hybrid.

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.

If you want to do it on your home pc you should absolutely go with a vm. Breaking out of a VM is quite a bit harder than breaking out of a docker container, especially if it’s a “headless” VM.

I think they want to run this on their home computer where I would definitely recommend using a vm. Using (some kind of) containers in the VM is probably not a bad idea though.

Find should already be installed but depending on how the files are named ls should do.

You probably want to do something similiar to this snippet:

# Create a temporary directory and save it's path
TMPD=$(mktemp -d)

# Extract the archive to that directory
7z -x $1 -o$TMPD

# Convert the images to PDF
img2pdf $(ls -vd $TMPD/**) -o $2

# Delete the temporary directory
rm $TMPD

doing this on Python or whatever language?

If you’re on Linux or MacOS doing this with a bash script would be the easiest imo, since there is ready-made software for all the steps.

  • Unpacking: unzip, unrar, 7z (the latter can handle many different formats)
  • Sorting the images: find
  • Converting them to pdf: img2pdf, imagemagick

You can even automate the downloading with e.g. wget.

Should be straight forward (just a series of commands and some command substitution for the find part) as long as you don’t have too many images.

On windows you could (probably) do the same with a python script (or maybe powershell idk)

Are email requirement the default for lemmy instances or it is something an operator has to choose?

That can be configured.

Want to use a modern web browser…

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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 login to something that should be private do it on another machine. (Or at least another X-Session, with another account on another screen) Have a push-to-talk (or push-to-toggle-talk) setup with a big blinking indicator, same for video.

Privacy tips for streaming?

Balaclava, TOR, don’t

Some people want to live in easier times again, but they fail to realize that people back then wanted so too. At some point in time there probably was a monkey thinking about how much simpler life could be if they’d just live on trees again.

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.

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”.

I think private schools are ok if they:

  • Have to teach at least the same curriculum as public schools, which has to be audited on their cost
  • The amount of public funding they may be eligible to is limited by the amount of their gross revenue
  • They have to be secular, i.e. no (not even quasi-) mandatory religious classes, events etc.

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.