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Corgana

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/r/StarTrek founder and primary steward from 2008-2021

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I love the frankness of the questions too, asking about the hair and both of them feeling the weight of the franchise and Nichelle Nichols' legacy on their shoulders.

Corgana OP ,
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What if Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sonequa Martin-Green debated automatic firearms?

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(with Vash no less!)

Damn I had no idea. I would say I'm surprised to hear he's owning up to it, but this is Patrick Stewart we're talking about.

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People do it for free on Lemmy, too. Reddit used to be much more moderator-friendly. I think a lot of remaining mods are just going on muscle memory at this point.

Corgana ,
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they’re definitely in league.

They're really not. I got to interact with many of them during the vaxxhappened protest and I got the impression that they were largely rather timid people. I do think that Reddit management is happy with the arrangement though, because it means they can abuse the mods knowing they won't rock the boat.

The situation around the Donald is probably true, but the most telling thing is when they replaced the top KotakuInAction moderator in order to keep the subreddit not-private.

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Not the biggest PIC fan but the art direction was stellar

Corgana ,
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I saw it at the limited release in IMAX and I'd be lying if I said seeing that in a theater full of Trekkies wasn't extremely awesome.

Corgana ,
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Is there a Linux for people who are deeply entrenched in how Windows works?

Zorin is this, though your choice of Mint is good too. It will not help you understand docker though.

If you're trying to do Audibookshelf on a home server CasaOS made docker super easy for me.

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During the previous blackout protest (Vaxxhappened) my sub was a big pusher for going dark, and the biggest hurdle in convincing other mods to join the cause was... fear they would be removed.

It was then that I had my "If there was hope, it must lie in the proles" realization that nothing would change. I had assumed most mods cared more about their communities than the platform they were hosted on, but aside from a scant few that was a mistake.

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Me too. I had really hoped more mods would move their communities to a Lemmy instance and promote it on Reddit but that's largely not the case.

Corgana ,
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Funny, season four was the only one I really liked and I am hyped for five.

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Just because I haven't seen anyone mention it, the distro that finally allowed me to make the switch was Zorin. It is extremely noob friendly for people coming from windows and the first time (for me) I had a linux that "just worked".

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Go on...

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It's astonishing! I get why dril or some celebrity would go with BlueSky, but journalists seem to be trying to make it a thing too! It's like did you learn nothing?

I tried, I really did

I've been an IT professional for 20 years now, but I've mainly dealt with Windows. I've worked with Linux servers through out the years, but never had Linux as a daily driver. And I decided it was time to change. I only had 2 requirements. One, I need to be able to use my Nvidia 3080 ti for local LLM and I need to be able to RDP...

Corgana ,
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someone proficient in windows goes back to being a dumb newbie is gonna be frustrating as heck.

This was me. I kept thinking Linux was making things "overly complicated" until I really stopped to consider how extremely complicated it is in Windows or MacOS to do anything, we're just all used to it. Once I re-framed my perspective to that of "a noob that was learning" it made it so much less frustrating and now after learning I see that Linux in most ways does things so much simper.

Now I don't think it's ease-of-use issues that prevent people from going with Linux, it's switching costs. Few have time to learn a new system. Even if it is the easiest to learn.

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I’d pay for independent, non meta, ad-free search.

You might, but not enough people would to make it sustainable. Neeva was really well loved but couldn't make the math work.

Corgana ,
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Thank you for all that you do!

I remember it took much longer to grow /r/StarTrek to 2K users back in the day. Nice to see some people in that (14yr!) old thread still here with us in this brave new frontier of nerding out on the internet.

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Annoying for sure, but "Enshittification" refers to a specific method in which platforms flex monopoly power to squeeze not just users, but business customers too. It does not just mean "things getting shittier"

And before anyone goes "language loses meaning over time" consider that if you change the meaning of "enshittification" then you need to also invent a new word to mean what "enshittification" used to mean.

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Anyone here have any experience with Anytype?

Corgana ,
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I've been interested in Anytype, it's supposed to be like Notion, which I haven't used either. You might want to check it out. I'm also trying to get away from Google Keep.

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Not just aliens. Alien, aliens.

Yes! Glad to see others out there on the same page as me. DSC Season 4 was one of my favorites of any Trek series, and I'm hoping five can continue on with a similar vibe.

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Arguably the best ones. Because you know their moderation is on lock.

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I seriously don’t understand how anyone from windows is going to find stock GNOME even remotely intuitive or useful.

GNOME is a very easy transition from MacOS, however. There are even themes to make it almost indistinguishable.

https://github.com/vinceliuice/WhiteSur-gtk-theme/raw/pictures/pictures/macbook.png

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haha right! Most people don't even understand that MacOS is a thing on it's own, they just think it's a Mac. They have never needed to make the distinction between software and hardware. If you were to suggest they "change to Linux", they won't have any frame of reference for what this means. Heck, most people still call Android phones "droids", or if they know anything, "Pixels" and "Samsungs" without knowing that "Android" is it's own thing. Macbooks have USB-C now but few users know that you can use an Apple charger to charge anything USB-C.
It's like back in the 90s you would frequently hear people not making the distinction between "monitor" and "computer".

Don't get me wrong, I think consumer education is the only plausible way out of this proprietary mess, but the further society moves away from PCs having discrete interchangeable components the harder concepts like "operating system" are going to be to understand for anyone not specifically seeking out that knowledge.

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Somehow I missed this thread when it was new, wow the LD quality really is excellent.

Thanks for sharing this I love this kinda thing!

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I hear this a lot but in my experience the Framework is often in the same range and sometimes slightly cheaper. Right now a framework with i7-1360P and 16GB Ram is $1469. An X1 carbon with a (slightly slower) cpu is $400 more. Ryzen is similar. Not hating on Thinkpads but the Framework is a lot more competitive than you'll often hear and the upgradeability is obviously a massive financial incentive too.

Corgana ,
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That makes sense. Buying used is always going to be more economical (and ecological) than new, no matter how "anti waste" it is.

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Pretty sure the solid colors are for people who need to shine a specific color of light, and there's no simpler way to quickly do that. You either download a new app, or google image search and try to find something you can zoom in with.

The sound effects one I have no idea, haha

Corgana ,
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what app is that?

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7840U is a beast. That's what Framework puts in their high-end AMD laptop.

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Hah, I consider non-algorithmic sorting to be RSS' killer feature. There are a lot of fantastic stories that get published every week that are too dry, too complex, or just plan too accurate and non-sensationalized to get noticed by social media algorithms.

Cory Doctorow wants to wipe away enshittification of tech (www.theregister.com)

Doctrow argues that nascent tech unionization (which we're closer to having now than ever before) combined with bipartisan fear (and consequent regulation) either directly or via agencies like the FTC and FCC can help to curb Big Tech's power, and the enshittification that it has wrought.

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"Vigilance Mr. Worf. That is the price we have to continually pay."

- Captain Picard explaining to Lt. Worf how to prevent things from getting shitty.

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No human-led system can fully protect against complacency.

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The only thing that’s going to stop enshitification is to stop depending on that model for the platforms we want.

Did I misunderstand your comment because "stop depending on that model for the platforms we want" reads like exactly what Mr Doctorow is proposing?

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I agree, especially with the prices of graphics card being what they are. The 8700G can also fit in a significantly smaller case.

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