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ptz

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It’d make me an iDidn’tSeeNothing

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Haha, yeah. Luckily it’s more “Oh, it’s you” and less “Oh, it’s you”. lol

Though I do tend to block trolls very quickly.

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Oh. It is you.

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I wouldn’t say it prevents them, but it does contain them to their own little fiefdoms.

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Agree totally. Any YT link can be turned easily into an alternate frontend link, so leave it up to the clients to rewrite those as they want (either via browser extension or UI feature).

Granted, it’s just as easy to turn an alternate frontend link into a YT or other alternative link, but then the client would have to know of every random Invidious/Piped instance, so it’s much less practical.

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I hate the over-proliferation of apps, but I’m also sick and tired of “AI” being shoved down my throat.

Torn on this one, but I’m gonna stick with the devil I know (apps) since I’ve been largely able to avoid it.

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Apps can harvest more data. Aside from use cases where high performance is required, that’s about the only reason.

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Counter point: Once in a while, people should be expected to reach up a little bit instead of society constantly dumbing itself down.

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Lol, indeed. Also it reminds me of the other line I’ll hear from that crowd:

[Thing science has indisputably proven to be true] was made by god to test my faith.

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Lol, yes! I almost linked to that as a bonus track in the post.

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That’s a very old version of Nginx. Bad admin for not updating at least once in a while.

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The party of gross, old sex-offenders really seem to want to water down the meaning of the list many of them are/should be on.

HP wants you to pay up to $36/month to rent a printer that it monitors (arstechnica.com)

HP launched a subscription service today that rents people a printer, allots them a specific amount of printed pages, and sends them ink for a monthly fee. HP is framing its service as a way to simplify printing for families and small businesses, but the deal also comes with monitoring and a years-long commitment....

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Best purchase I ever made was a Brother laser printer back in 2013. Paid $100 for it brand new. Almost 11 years later, I still have it, it prints every time I need it, and I’m still on the toner cartridge that came with it. Total number of paper jams: 1 (I failed at life one time trying to load an envelope lol)

I rarely need to print, but when I do, it’s always something important (usually something I have to print, sign, scan, and email back).

Minus the cost of a few reams of paper, $100 has covered my printing needs for over a decade. I rarely, if ever, need a color print, but that’s my only limitation (I think I did a color print at the UPS store a few years ago). For photos, I just have those printed at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, or just about anywhere.

If you take anything away from this rambling comment, let it be this: Do not buy an inkjet printer, and also don’t buy an HP printer. Laser printers cost a little more upfront, but the long-term costs are much, much less.

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Lol, I mean…it’s still solid advice. I know they did eventually start chipping their cartridges, but AFAIK, they’re the least awful manufacturer. If not, please recommend something better as I fear what I’m going to do when this workhorse finally gives up on me.

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I feel ya. If the printer drivers aren’t OS-native and extremely basic, they’re usually a bloated, buggy mess.

I’ve used mine on Linux with CUPS and it works great. Brother actually provides a .deb installer for the drivers which is amazing, but I think I successfully used the “universal” HP LaserJet 4200 driver before I installed that (I swear, that driver works for almost everything). Pretty sure I only installed the official driver to get the duplexing option to work.

The only major difficulty I had was getting the scanner drives working with SANE. Connecting over USB was easy, but getting it to scan over the network was a bit challenging. A few years ago, I built a scan server as a Docker image that had SANE, the Brother scan drivers, and the proper config. Now I just point SANE on my PC to that and, like magic, it works – don’t even need to install the scan driver locally.

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(Going to try my hand at one of these lo-fi memes)

🖼️ 👩 🖼️

“They’re the same picture”

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Devil’s avocado: People used to turn around in my driveway all the time at my old house. If they stayed on the pavement, that’d be one thing. But half of them cut into the grass, and it turned it into and stayed a rutted, muddy mess.

Granted, I would never start taking pot shots at people turning, but I did put up a sign.

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Is the government able to take possession of his house/land and personal property, sell it and use that to help fund his incarceration? Is that a thing?

Yeah, a gateway to even more corruption. We already have Civil Asset Forfeiture, and it’s abused exactly how you think it would be. In all but a few cases, the money goes to law enforcement (local or otherwise). It’s basically legalized theft, though some states have higher thresholds than others.

Emphases mine:

In the United States, civil forfeiture (also called civil asset forfeiture or civil judicial forfeiture)[1] is a process in which law enforcement officers take assets from people who are suspected of involvement with crime or illegal activity without necessarily charging the owners with wrongdoing.

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That works too. lol I just didn’t have any handy, and I thought cinder blocks would either look trashy or get stolen.

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