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I am not sure what “tankie” means - but I feel your last sentence hard.


I keep reading these comments…perhaps my understanding of FOSS is flawed…but, I don’t consider my Google phone “free” (in free software sense) at all. I hate it and use it as I’m poor and I can’t function without a phone, so I tolerate android.


I use YouTube through FreeTube…I really try to like peer tube, but I’m kinda old and it’s not super user friendly for me. Don’t judge! I’m just being honest.


I use trains locally, for work and such, but insofar as going anywhere outside PR, what will a train do for me? I live on an island!


Im not sure what “leftist áreas” means exactly. I think honest questions with good intent are usually okay. You can learn without asking and curiosity done respectfully should be welcomed.

I have questioned people of other races then me about issues that I’ve heard and have always received positive and thorough responses.


I think some distros would work just fine for an average user, who typically only uses a web browser and office apps anyway. The only problem I see with Linux desktop is it’s not available (with few, usually higher end machines like system 76) pre-installed at a Best Buy. Most people think computers are “windows computers” or macs and have no idea other options exist.


Since the AAA was recently replaced with Luma (a private company from Canada) I don’t see us getting our own solar panels ever.

I do have higher electric bills and the same amount (often longer - have to throw out food longer) power outages.


Completely understand…But I’m more interested in getting Parabola with working wifi (no dongle please!) Then increase speed. Also…the battery life with HDD currently is amazing compared to my T430 with SSD which i use at home anyway.


I’m running Arch i bought it for it’s size to carry and i need the wifi. It still has the hard drive, but I’m not a huge speed needer, the memory is because i like to use virtualization sometimes. I’m gonna pass on the ssd


I hope you are correct, sexy peaches! Honestly, i want to love peer tube…i just have a hard time with it right now.

PS…(if you remember me) i upgraded my x220 Thinkpad memory…i didn’t even need the article you shared with me…it was that easy! Yes, the machine is boxy and not glamorous, but something should be said when even I can upgrade an old machine into something pretty snappy for $100. I’m a Thinkpad user for life!


Eh…they kinda combined palm pilot with a cellphone. Used watered down macOs (aka…mostlty from permissive free licenced already there software)…but, they did work on a very pretty UI (that they actually made).

Apple’s revolution, in my mind, is their marketing department. They sure wrapped Unix in shiny and shinier boxes and learned how to rip off trendy people whilsed getting praised for “innovation”.

Just my useless 2 cents! Take it for what it’s worth.


Not this consumer. Choice is wonderful. Its partly why i love Linux. I hear talk of consolidation - but i think, short of making my own OS (which is possible and wonderful, if i wasnt lazy) there are so many options based on developer needs, i cam easily choose something fitting for…or choose two on different machines as i currently do.

Insofar as paid consumption (which i think you are referring to) choice keeps producers on point.

I guess an example, would be the things i cant choose…“Luma” the Canadian electric company that took over PR’s electric - I still consistently loose power several times a week and get bill imcreases, but there is nothing I can do, because i have no choice :(


I get what you are saying, but i still see this as respect for the cultural beliefs of the living or lack there of, as the case may be.

I don’t believe dead people have cultures, or anything as they are dead. Their survivors do.


Not since Lawrence v Texas. Sodomy is protected federally (unless our supreme court changes this too)


That’s wonderful for me to hear. I would have no problem with a donation link…but google, i absolutely don’t want to be a part of it (as much as that is possible)


I honestly believe no, in general. Someone very special dies, i think we should preserve their legacy. However, if you’re talking about showing respects to a dead friend/family member …no. those traditions are only for the living.


No… but similar…I’ve noted two very different people when forced to be together can become friends. Romance is much more specific in my view.


I want to like peer tube, but as an old man, i find it impossible to navigate. Odyssey, seems, on the surface okay, until I’m bombarded with Trumper type people and their nonsensical content.

What i do, and don’t judge, is watch YouTube through the FreeTube app (invidious) in my defense, most of the YouTubers i follow, taught me how to do that, so i don’t feel guilty of ripping them off. There is one exception…there is a monthly YouTuber i watch that shows gay culture through the lense of old TV and movies …Matt Baum, and that makes me feel bad, but I really try to limit the reach of Google on my laptop.


I have a similar experience…i was shy when younger and still so. You remind of a job i worked in my 20’s, eventually i became friends with a coworker who told me: “I never thought we’d be cool - you seemed so snobby when you first arrived”

I’m truth, i was the exact opposite…i was shy. Unfortunately, i haven’t learned or got the courage to change that.


My mother retired to central Florida…i had to go yearly and my opinion is such that i keep it to myself (if you have nothing nice to say…).

In my younger days, I would visit Miami Beach…and there is diversity and culture there that i enjoyed, but so is the state government.


Upgrading RAM
Just looking for advice/opinion. I bought from ebay, what i thought was an x220 Thinkpad with 8G of RAM..turned out only to have 4. I left a bad review but will keep the machine. I put Arch/Sway anyway. I want to add RAM...i think it can go up to 16. I looked on line and i think it would be about $50 to buy the memory...so i thought o would find an online tutorial and add the memory myself...is this a bad idea?
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Anyone else having a wonderful day?
This isn't a deeply intelectual question...but I'm having a wonderful day/time period actually and wanted to share and see how others are doing.
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Advice on language learning for an old man
After getting fired by my corporate job, three weeks before my NYC sublet lease expired, I decided, hastily to run away. PR was the furthest I could get without worrying about working laws...so I went for it, and honestly, I love it! But...I need to learn Spanish, and idk if I'm too dumb or too old...but three years in and I can't do very much. I don't have many friends, I can't afford to live in the tourist zone (I wash dishes) so making friends without Spanish is near impossible. Any advice? Anyone my age that has mastered a foreign language? Any tips or ideas appreciated. Thanks!
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How do I delete an old facebook account?
I have an old facebook account, I don't have access to or even remember my phone number or email that was associated with the account. I also don't have "three friends"....is there anything I can do to delete that account?
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