cyborganism

@cyborganism@lemmy.ca

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cyborganism,

“Competitor bad!” Says former head of other competitor.

cyborganism,

It’s my interpretation of the title. Nothing more, nothing less.

Corporate pressure led Shoppers Drug Mart staff to bill unnecessary medication reviews, pharmacists say (www.cbc.ca)

CBC News spoke with former Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy employees who believe the company is taking advantage of the MedsCheck service by pushing staff to bill for consultations patients don't necessarily need. The company can then bill the province up to $75 per call.

cyborganism,

Greedy motherfuckers gonna greed.

Get wrecked Galen Weston.

cyborganism,

Fuck. Better get my hands on a copy before it’s too late.

cyborganism,

McDonald’s feeding fascist genocidal murderers for free while Palestinians starve.

People who generalize as if the US is one government instead of one big inept government and then 50+ governments that have districts and counties and cities are aggravatingly ignorant and smug.

“The US should do X and they suck because they don’t!” Each state has it’s own laws on education. Some places suck, some do not. It’s not a monolith....

cyborganism,

Except the one government at the top is the one that interacts with every other nation on the planet and is usually the one making policies and taking actions that piss everyone else. And like it or not, these policies and actions are decided by the congress and the president, which everyone in the U.S. is responsible for electing the people there. And when you look at that federal governmnt, well let me tell ya that it doesn’t reflect very well on Americans.

cyborganism,

Outside of Vermont, New York, Colorado and California, there really aren’t a lot of places in the US that seem normal to the rest of the world. And if you go at the county level, it gets worse it seems.

cyborganism,

In line with Western Europe?

Not even close.

Heck, even Canada isn’t even in line with Western Europe. You guys are so far right, even your most left-wing party is considered conservative in Europe. And your right-wing party are literally Nazis.

cyborganism,

LoL yeah as if they won’t put loopholes in there like they did with taxes.

cyborganism,

Oh so there won’t be a recession? Why were there so many layoffs then?

cyborganism,

You see these Japanese paintings and anime and manga make so much sense.

cyborganism,

Elementary OS! It would be perfect on a Mac!

cyborganism,

I recently tried a bunch of distros. I’ve been using Linux since 2001 and I’ve been using Ubuntu mostly (or KDE, xfce, mate flavors). I, too, am concerned with privacy and am looking for something simple which allows me to pay PC games with steam.

I tried Endeavour OS, which is a slightly more user friendly, game oriented Arch distro with tools for installing gaming software and drivers, POP! OS which is an Ubuntu based gaming oriented distro as well with a Gnome desktop by default, and Elementary OS, based on Ubuntu, which has a kind of Gnome, MacOS looking interface, but not specifically for gaming.

All of them address the privacy issue by not including the telemetry packages.

The best out of the three in my opinion was Elementary OS. It’s absolutely gorgeous, easy to use and allows you to focus on what you need to do without any hassle. You can install most of your apps through flatpaks if that’s what you’re looking for. And there are no snaps, but you have the option of installing it if you want.

cyborganism,

Unless you’ve used Arch before or that you’re a Linux power user (meaning you’re not afraid of using a terminal and messing around with config files using a text editor), I would probably stay away from Endeavour OS. But if you don’t mind messing around a bit and having to configure your stuff through the terminal, then I think it’s a great option, especially for gaming. Endeavour isn’t as bleeding edge in its software packages as the OG Arch so it’s going to be more stable and less prone to bugs and hickups. Plus I found having the tools to set up stuff like NVidia graphics drivers and Steam and other game launcher alternatives pretty damn awesome. Plus, during the installation, if you select to get the online repos to install, you can pick which desktop environment to use, including Gnome.

POP! is so god damn simple. And upon first boot you get a bunch of dialogues to help you with setting up your gaming stuff including drivers. The app store has all the gaming stuff like Steam and other launchers right at the top. The default desktop is Gnome with a custom panel at the bottom. And it’s all based on Ubuntu LTS, so it’s stable, but it might lag behind in software versions. Everything just worked out of the box. I don’t think you’d face any pitfalls here. And the Debian packaging system, as you probably know, is very similar to Fedora’s.

Elementary OS had some hiccups on first boot. The default web browser is Gnome Web (AKA Epiphany) installed as a flatpak. For some reason on my VM, page renders were all blank white pages. I had to install the Flatseal flatpak to fix some graphical option with the Gnome Web flatpak permissions. But you can also get Firefox from the app store instead. There was another benign issue, but I can’t remember what it was. The web browser problem was the main one. Then for installing graphical drivers, if you have an ATI card I think you’re already pretty golden. With NVidia, you’ll need to download and install the driver using NVidia’s provided installer or add some PPA package repository. You can probably follow a tutorial like this one. As for steam, you can probably download and install it like any other package. I’d install Synaptic package manager to easily manage package installation, removal, etc. Yeah, this one is a bit more of a hassle, but the desktop experience LARGELY makes up for it. I really fell in love with this one.

cyborganism,

On the SNES: Star Fox and TMNT 4 turned in time.

On PC it’s probably gonna be Space Quest 3 and Star Wars X-WING Alliance.

cyborganism,

I’m an ignorant non-American. Can you elaborate for me, please?

cyborganism,

Trust me. The potholes in Canada are real too.

cyborganism,

Merci! J’ai pas pensé au CLSC. Y’en a un si coin de ma rue en plus.

cyborganism,

Ah oui j’avais oublié qu’il y avait ce numéro maintenant. Merci de me le rappeler.

cyborganism,

Investigating the possibility of maybe doing something about a problem should be the Canadian government’s motto.

cyborganism,

That movie dumb money was such good publicity for Reddit. And now they’re probably gonna shut down the star sub-reddit.

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