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#3876 2021-06-29 05:46:11

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johnraff wrote:

Developer quits because he thinks his desktop is irrelevant. Now where have I heard that before?

https://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=38916

And yet here we we are, over 6 years later.

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#3877 2021-06-29 05:49:23

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I almost forgot about this quote, my favorite...

corenominal wrote:

(seriously, there are some bat-fucking-crazy nutters out there with far too much time on their hands)

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#3878 2021-07-05 08:08:15

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Friday at a town not so far from here. A good friend lives there, but he's OK fortunately. Many others still unaccounted for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb_QxXv-VzQ
"mountain tsunami"


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#3879 2021-07-05 12:59:18

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

^ Good that your mate is okay. As negative as this sounds, I wouldn't keep my hopes up for the missing persons. Land/mud-slides are the most unforgiving of disasters.

EdiT:
Speaking of Japan (and me trying to put some positive vibes back), how's your python doing? Still tweeting?

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#3880 2021-07-05 17:53:39

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Yes good to hear your friend and you are safe John.

What a disaster.


The sun will never set if you keep walking towards it. - my son
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#3881 2021-07-05 19:08:30

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I saw it on my news feed and was worried that it was close to you. Glad it wasn't that close! *squints at Hurricane Elsa from Charleston*

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#3882 2021-07-06 02:34:31

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glittersloth wrote:

^ Good that your mate is okay. As negative as this sounds, I wouldn't keep my hopes up for the missing persons. Land/mud-slides are the most unforgiving of disasters.

EdiT:
Speaking of Japan (and me trying to put some positive vibes back), how's your python doing? Still tweeting?

About 130 houses were destroyed, but the missing persons figure goes up and down. A few have been rescued alive, a few bodies found, 30~40 missing were then accounted for, but as you say it's out of the question to entertain any hopes for someone hit by that wall of mud, or trapped under it.

The python - still tweeting occasionally - the two weeks of terror ended when it was found in the attic of the original building! Never went anywhere.


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#3883 2021-07-06 02:54:36

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johnraff wrote:
glittersloth wrote:

^ Good that your mate is okay. As negative as this sounds, I wouldn't keep my hopes up for the missing persons. Land/mud-slides are the most unforgiving of disasters.

EdiT:
Speaking of Japan (and me trying to put some positive vibes back), how's your python doing? Still tweeting?

About 130 houses were destroyed, but the missing persons figure goes up and down. A few have been rescued alive, a few bodies found, 30~40 missing were then accounted for, but as you say it's out of the question to entertain any hopes for someone hit by that wall of mud, or trapped under it.

The python - still tweeting occasionally - the two weeks of terror ended when it was found in the attic of the original building! Never went anywhere.

Wait, was that an actual constrictor snake?

They can kill you. Do not watch, you sick mates...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8999226/d … ce-russia/

The snake broke his neck, he died.

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#3884 2021-07-06 02:56:24

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Yes, a real python.

Not sure about the Twitter account though.


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#3885 2021-07-06 03:02:26

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^ NSFL link added. Note to self, don't wrap a massive constrictor around your neck.

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#3886 2021-07-06 04:57:03

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hhh wrote:

^ NSFL link added. Note to self, don't wrap a massive constrictor around your neck.

I'll second that!


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#3887 2021-07-06 07:42:35

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hhh wrote:

^ NSFL link added. Note to self, don't wrap a massive constrictor around your neck.

don't have dealings with repitles unless you are eating them. they have zero affinity for us, every single one of them would kill us if they could.

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#3888 2021-07-06 07:58:11

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That's birds your talking about. A turtle won't bother you at all.

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#3889 2021-07-06 11:15:03

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I said it would kill you if it could. You better believe it.

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#3890 2021-07-07 02:59:19

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#3891 2021-07-07 04:16:33

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That's a case of:

Look before you ... hmmm ... sit    yikes


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#3892 2021-07-08 07:52:36

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johnraff wrote:

Friday at a town not so far from here. A good friend lives there, but he's OK fortunately. Many others still unaccounted for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb_QxXv-VzQ
"mountain tsunami"

Horrifying. I was just going to write "houses are well built there, so it's probably not the first time" - then a house got swept away about one minute in.

I can't even imagine anything like this. I seeem to live in a part of the world that's strangely devoid of natural disasters...


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#3893 2021-07-08 08:23:01

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Where I grew up those things happen but in a different manner and I can't imagine houses standing when the ground slides long distances. These two are the most famous ones this side of WWII:
Surte 1950
Tuve 1977
(Sorry, only Swedish but pictures should work for all.)

/Martin


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prove their worth by hitting back."
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#3894 2021-07-11 09:04:35

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Friendly reminder that the jerks at Mozilla have removed ftp:// support from Firefox (disabled in 88+, removed in 90+). After all, who needs integrated convenient solutions, there is always 'an app for that'. Ge.

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#3895 2021-07-14 04:42:02

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Political wars are raging inside the W3C over privacy issues:
https://www.protocol.com/policy/w3c-privacy-war
Quite an interesting article, although from a somewhat medium-tech writer who seems to think DDG is a browser. Even so, some fascinating details on the various parties involved and what they're trying to do.


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#3896 2021-07-14 08:40:22

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^ Not read the article yet, but there actually is a DDG browser for iOS and Android. Not really all that private though. Aside from the usual concerns people associate with DDG — closed source engine, dependence on AWS and Cloudflare, US-based — the privacy enhancing features are pretty minimal, borderline useless. Just basic tracker blocking, HTTPS enforcement, some site ranking feature and a couple more options.

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#3897 2021-07-14 21:22:47

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Wait, constrictor videos? There's one where the snake breaks the dude's neck during a show. Don't look it up, he goes unconscious almost immediately after picking the snake up, it instantly wraps around his neck and squeezes.

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#3898 2021-07-15 02:15:06

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@glitter I was just this morning told about the DDG browser...

On Android I've been using Firefox Focus as default link-opener for some time now - it seems quite good for general-purpose web searches etc.

Any Awful Warnings?


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#3899 2021-07-15 07:23:43

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johnraff wrote:

@glitter I was just this morning told about the DDG browser...

On Android I've been using Firefox Focus as default link-opener for some time now - it seems quite good for general-purpose web searches etc.

Any Awful Warnings?

I've not used any recent Firefox browser on mobile. For Android the privacy-centric people seem to recommend Bromite a lot. I don't think it's available from the official Google Play Store, (probably because it blocks ads) so you'll have to get it via F-Droid or install from the APK.

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#3900 2021-07-15 08:09:16

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Focus is quite stripped down on the regular Firefox and blocks ads out of the box, deletes history on every exit...
I'll give Bromite a try though, thanks.


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