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  • Want to use Sudonix themes ?

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    here mine 🙂

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    @crazycells said in Netflix hints at password sharing crackdown:

    We love laws, and would pay if we want to watch movies.

    I think you’ve hit the nail on the head here - particularly around the point re: privacy. I expect that other people are willing to abide by the laws also, but it’s very easy to see how rising prices will simply fuel the pirate industry even further. Nobody likes to be “ripped off” or “held to ransom”, and there are always going to be those who would rather not pay at all and put up with a poor video image taken in the cinema with someone’s head bobbing up and down, or overhearing someone complain they asked for an ice cream but got a donut… 🙂

    The rising costs of viewing material is what is in essence the fuel for the piracy market - not just viewing either - it used to be the case (before digital downloads of music tracks) that people were pirating CD’s because of the cost. With the onset of online music stores, that’s probably a thing of the past - I can’t recall overhearing anyone saying they spend all of their free time searching for mp3’s etc recently, unless I’m out of touch, but the film industry is encouraging piracy with the spiralling costs of attending the cinema etc - not to mention being robbed in broad daylight if you want refreshments.

  • Techies and human relationships

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    @Panda Great analogy…

  • Which Browser The Best!

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    @JAC yes, same here. A lot of that functionality made it’s way into Vivaldi so you will probably feel at home.

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    @DownPW said in Proton launch password manager:

    And bitwarden can be self hosted

    Yes, correct.

    @DownPW said in Proton launch password manager:

    I’m now on KeepassXC bcause it’s free and without cloud account.

    Yes, looks good (albeit a little on the basic side, but who needs bells and whistles for password management?)

    https://keepassxc.org/

  • Member chat

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    @phenomlab sure has, keep up the good work!

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    @DownPW Yes, data protection in the USA is lacklustre to say the least.

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    @crazycells Who knows given today’s modern technology.

  • Humour

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    happy holidays all
    merry christmas 🎄 🤶

  • Hi there

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    @My-Account said in Hi there:

    That’s cool to know, a salute from my side, nowadays people like you are found very rarely, trust me everyone wants to monetize their content over random tracking and advertising stuff.
    There’s a very small portion of the open-source community fighting to make the web better.

    Thanks. I’m really not into monetizing content, or charging someone the earth for a solution to a problem. I get much more satisfaction from the fact that users return on a regular basis and get the help they need with technical issues, plus insights into areas which they are less comfortable. The entire point of this site is to allow users to ask questions and get real world answers whilst at the same time, learning as they go.

  • Top Ranked Forums

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    The real issue here is that most people consider forums to be “dead” in the sense that nobody uses them anymore, and social media groups have taken their place. Their once dominant stance in the 90’s and early 00’s will never be experienced again, but having said that, there are a number of forums that did in fact survive the social media onslaught, and still enjoy a large user base.

    Forums tend to be niche. One that immediately sticks out is Reddit - despite looking like it was designed in the 80s, it still has an enormous user base. Another is Stack Overflow, which needs no introduction. The key to any forum is the content it offers, and the more people whom contribute in terms of posting , the more popular and widely respected it becomes as a reliable source of information.

    Forums are still intensely popular with gamers, alongside those that offer tips on hacking etc.

  • Congrats!

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    @JAC Thanks 🙂

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    @phenomlab said in Any plugin to speed up UI to insert links to existing posts?:

    @qwinter I guess I’m a traditionalist, or perhaps old fashioned. I still use notepad and notepad++ for note taking during meetings. I like the simplicity and rawness and I’ll often use both for a scratchpad when needed.

    for me it is joplin 😄

    I use Joplin and use my empty OneDrive for synchronization (with E2EE) from all of my devices.

  • Operating System Preference

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    @qwinter yes, zoom backgrounds work in Linux also, but only for supported CPU and graphics cards. There’s also green screen support which I haven’t tested, so can’t really comment on it’s effectiveness (also not willing to splash out on a professional green screen which I’d seldom use).

    I’ve chosen the Windows 11 primary route for the time being as I unfortunately need the integration. I’m pleasantly surprised by Windows 11 in fact, and it is entirely possible to control the privacy settings - there’s a dedicated section for this.

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    meanwhile zukur: FYI we are not Facebook anymore … we are meta company if you want we will rebrand FB too 😄

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    @qwinter Yes, although the experience would be very much degraded without websockets.

  • Best forum software?

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    @marusaky Good post. The real issue with Flarum is that even the most minor of changes requires a extension, which is crazy. With NodeBB, you can make changes on the fly very easily, and without too much effort.

    There is an element of learning when it comes to making changes to any platform, but Javascript is not difficult at all once you get used to it, and there’s also extensive support for jQuery (and hundreds of code snippets on the internet you can easily adapt and tailor to your own needs)

    For years, phpBB used to reign supreme - now it’s incredibly dated, and always did have the most confusing admin panel I’ve ever seen.

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    @Hari that’s one way of securing a bank overnight !

  • NodeBB templates

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    Placing this here for reference
    https://sudonix.com/topic/216/nodebb-js-script-css-theme-switcher

    Further information and posts can be found at this link