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The 'Fury Road' Practical Effects Myth Is Hurting 'Furiosa'
  • This article is somehow trying to defend the movie from the fact Furiosa looks worse than Fury Road. A lot worse, from what we have seen in the trailers. It was even pointed out by my SO who usually doesn't realize this kind of things.

    So I'm gonna take this as some bad publicity stunt.

  • What skill or talent took you longer than it should have to learn?
  • Skate stuff. Could never do anything more difficult than a static, barely decent Ollie. And I was a teen, lots of free time, I spent hours and hours and hours for weeks and months. Nothing.

    Effort is not everything.

    I am so glad I had no money, because I really wanted to be better and if I had to learn the lesson later in life I would have tried to "fix" it with high quality gear.

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    I recommend using a proxy, tho, and for me LibreTube is the best app currently out there.

    You can make an account on a Piped instance (YouTube proxy) so you can sync-up subscriptions and all.

  • Ohhh that's why you run actions in Parallel
  • Let's say you have 2 scripts that do some stuff:

    • script A: turns a light pink for 20 seconds and then through a smart speaker you can hear 30 seconds of La Macarena.
    • script B: send 25 notifications to your phone, spaced by 30 seconds, in which each notification is a different letter of an encrypted message.

    If you want those things to happen independently you must parallelize them.

    So think about an automation that at a certain point you want to launch multiple scripts. I'd always parallelize, even if initially these scripts were "instantaneous", because you might change these and add more complexities in the future.

  • Getting older so I've decided I need to get into a routine of working out.
  • Don't be afraid. These 3 I showed you very much show lots of respect an encouragement for those begginers.

    I'd say, specially Athlean-X has a beautiful story, as the cameraman, Jessie, was an absolute RegularJoe, and they started a series to make him workout and all... And the evolution was amazing, but most important, REAL, you could tell it was all about effort and YEARS of work. https://youtu.be/xSdWog85Esw

  • Getting older so I've decided I need to get into a routine of working out.
  • The most important tool you can use, and this is no joke and even more crucial for a begginer is consistency.

    And what I mean by it is that you have to show up. Doing it for a week is not enough. You gotta build the discipline.

    My sources are:

    • Athlean-X: literally a gym coach. You'll find many videos for begginers. He specially focuses on athleticism and not necessarily to be a giant croissant, which I really like. My goal is to look nice but also to be able to play some sports. Also lots of bodyweight resources.
    • Jeff Nippard: amazing evidence-based approach, but probably a bit too focused on becoming a giant croissant for my taste. Still watch him because you can learn A LOT from him.
    • Andrew Huberman's podcast has some very interesting episodes on fitness, physical health, food... that might make your workouts and jogging sessions a bit more productive, with a very scientific approach.
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  • Manual interventions in Arch are very very ralely needed. And most of the times they are needed... You don't need to do shit because it's about some weird legacy package you don't have.

  • Can I use a Broadlink RM4 (Pro) to learn IR codes AND store them somewhere I want? Would be amazing if the format can be transformed with IrScrutinizer too. (Using Home Assistant)

    So, what I want to do is basically to be able to publish some of my own IR remotes at home to some public database, very probably IRDB. Of course I'd also be using the device for automations and so on, which I know it works great at that. But my main goal is to make it possible for people to not have to buy a stupid remote for some old hardware they have.

    From the docs, it seems like it is possible.

    Do you have any experience on this?

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    What's your opinion on Andrew Huberman's podcast?

    Every time I mention that I like Huberman's podcasts, I get bombarded with comments on how he's basically a fool, a liar, yadayada.

    And when I read every link, trying to see if maybe I should ditch his podcasts... all I see is, at most, in very specific cases, that some scientists defend different theories.

    Like... wow. Science in a nutshell.

    That is specially funny once you actually listen to his podcasts, because he is constantly reminding people that his words are not the literal truth, that he is no cop, and that he is simply collecting some evidence and always asking for people to go research this information, consult their doctor/physician/professional...

    Joe Rogan has like a 1000 clips that can give you absolute clues on how this guy is... well... not great. And my guess is that people are associating a big muscular man with another?

    Has the podcast claimed that the white male is a superior species or what am I missing?

    Come on, what kind of dark agenda does a guy like Huberman have when basically everything that he says can be condensed into:

    • get good sleep
    • do sport
    • eat well
    • go outside ?

    Another thing I've seen is many articles pointing out his "bad romances" and other weird personal life details, as if that mattered somehow?

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    What is your go-to app for IR remote?

    I find the only app in F-droid very lacking, and the couple I tested from the PlayStore lacked many of the technically available controls you can see on IRDB, Global Cache, JP1, etc.

    I am seriously surprised there is no open source Android IR remote app that can truly put everything to shame, given that the info is out there. I may contact a friend of mine for a new Android app...

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    What is your GoCryptFS/CryFS workflow for syncing (let's say) Nextcloud encrypted folders on Android?

    I was using the Plasma Vaults feature for the first time on my Linux computer, and it worked nicely (GoCryptFS), but when I wanted to sync that folder on my Android... I just couldn't find the right tool on Android for the job.

    How do you solve this problem yourself?

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    Thinking of building a database of "stuff" that I have at home + some other family households. Multiple accounts with private and shared inventories.

    The use case is basically so that all my family members we can check that "John has an old laptop collecting dust" or "Mary has this specific tool that I'd love to use for my current project".

    It would be awesome if you could also have a private inventory, aside from the "shared knowledge".

    So, what do you guys use for this? Maybe it does not have to be self hosted, but I have a sense the best solutions for this use case are.

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    What about a linux phone that has a full Android OS sleeping in parallel? Like OnePlus Watch 2 that runs 2 OSs at the same time.

    The OnePlus Watch 2 has 2 chips, and basically runs a lightweight OS while keeping the hungry one in very very low power, and only powering it up when necessary.

    I was thinking that maybe such idea could be applied on a Linux phone that could run all your banking apps without Waydroid's "you-must-be-a-hacker" issues, literally by having a half-asleep Android running on another chip, which you can wake up whenever to do your "non-hacker" things, while at the same time you can run the rest of your system (calls, messaging, calculator, calendar, browser...) on your lightweight, private and personalized Linux mobile OS.

    I think I would pay big bucks for something like this, and it could serve as a transition device for ditching Android in the future when Tux finally governs over the world.

    What do you guys think?

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    Small phone lovers... our era is not over. Yesterday I discovered the Unihertz Jelly Star. I fell in love. I will be reporting back.
    www.unihertz.com Jelly Star - The World's Smallest Android 13 Smartphone

    Introducing Unihertz Jelly Star - The world's smallest Android 13 smartphone with a transparent design and LED light. This phone packs advanced features into a credit card-sized body, including an Octa-Core 6nm MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB of storage memory, and a powerful 48MP rear ...

    Jelly Star - The World's Smallest Android 13 Smartphone

    publicació creuada des de: https://discuss.tchncs.de/post/14108486

    > Go and check the link, but essentially: > - small > - 2023 release (Android 13) > - HEADPHONE JACK (I was almost sold here) > - NFC > - 8GB RAM (that is powerful) > - 256 GB internal storage > - Dual SIM or SIM+MicroSD > - IR BLASTER (whatttttttt) > - LED indicators (front AND BACK) > - fingerprint scanner > - face ID > - FM Radio > - PROGRAMMABLE BUTTON (ok I'm in love already STOPPP) > > I mean... this list is mindblowing. So... > > ## What's the downside? > > Honestly, you can go and check all reviews... but this phone is virtually perfect for the size, the only issue I have is that the screen is a bit too tiny, 3 inches, and 480p, and I think this will make many people run away. > > It should make me look elsewhere also... but where? Any other small phone with a bigger screen is pretty bad, old, etc... and I really needed a new phone, so I realised this was an opportunity to commit to the cause, and buy and hopefully push this form factor from Unihertz to mainstream brands. > > Hopefully one day we can get one with a slightly bigger screen, I believe 4 inches and 1080p would be brutal. But for now... I think I've found my new phone. In fact, I bought it 3 hours after knowing its existance. > > > ## If you are not sold yet... > > Go check reviews on YouTube (example). Honestly, you'll see every reviewer falls in love with the device, even non-small phone lovers. It looks like it performs pretty well, it's decently fast, battery is solid, screen is bright and colorful, the LEDs are really useful, even Face ID (which I'll probably disable) is quick, it does not heat up at all, and even photos are pretty decent... > > And it's something like 200 $. Come on. What a deal. > > Will report back. > > ## So, what do you think?

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    Small phone lovers... our era is not over. Yesterday I discovered the Unihertz Jelly Star. I fell in love. I will be reporting back.
    www.unihertz.com Jelly Star - The World's Smallest Android 13 Smartphone

    Introducing Unihertz Jelly Star - The world's smallest Android 13 smartphone with a transparent design and LED light. This phone packs advanced features into a credit card-sized body, including an Octa-Core 6nm MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB of storage memory, and a powerful 48MP rear ...

    Jelly Star - The World's Smallest Android 13 Smartphone

    Go and check the link, but essentially:

    • small
    • 2023 release (Android 13)
    • HEADPHONE JACK (I was almost sold here)
    • NFC
    • 8GB RAM (that is powerful)
    • 256 GB internal storage
    • Dual SIM or SIM+MicroSD
    • IR BLASTER (whatttttttt)
    • LED indicators (front AND BACK)
    • fingerprint scanner
    • face ID
    • FM Radio
    • PROGRAMMABLE BUTTON (ok I'm in love already STOPPP)

    I mean... this list is mindblowing. So...

    What's the downside?

    Honestly, you can go and check all reviews... but this phone is virtually perfect for the size, the only issue I have is that the screen is a bit too tiny, 3 inches, and 480p, and I think this will make many people run away.

    It should make me look elsewhere also... but where? Any other small phone with a bigger screen is pretty bad, old, etc... and I really needed a new phone, so I realised this was an opportunity to commit to the cause, and buy and hopefully push this form factor from Unihertz to mainstream brands.

    Hopefully one day we can get one with a slightly bigger screen, I believe 4 inches and 1080p would be brutal. But for now... I think I've found my new phone. In fact, I bought it 3 hours after knowing its existance.

    If you are not sold yet...

    Go check reviews on YouTube (example). Honestly, you'll see every reviewer falls in love with the device, even non-small phone lovers. It looks like it performs pretty well, it's decently fast, battery is solid, screen is bright and colorful, the LEDs are really useful, even Face ID (which I'll probably disable) is quick, it does not heat up at all, and even photos are pretty decent...

    And it's something like 200 $. Come on. What a deal.

    Will report back.

    So, what do you think?

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    Any podcasts at the level of Huberman Lab in terms of science and self-improvement?

    I was not a podcast guy at all, but I stumbled upon Andrew Huberman a few months ago and wow, what an amazing source of information and it has helped me a lot while making conmutes and training sessions a lot less wasteful.

    The thing is that, now that I basically have consumed all their catalogue, I feel the need for more.

    I am very interested in science, backed-up self-improvement, open source stuff, and... Maybe, if it's really well done I could enjoy some politics.

    I mostly like to get informed and to grow. I have other sources for entertainment.

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    [Home Assistant] Port forwarding?

    I followed this video to make my Home Asssistant accessible from everywhere, and yeah, port 8123 is fully clear to me, I've done it, it works great.

    But he also talks about port 443, and when he sets it up in the router instead of choosing 443 on both WAN and LAN he goes for 443 to 8123. Why? And which one is the WAN and the LAN one? His router config has completely different names to mine, and as you can tell I am quite a noob at this.

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    [Plasma 6] KDE Connect pop up every time I launch remote control

    This problem existed too in Plasma 5, but I was so excited that after the update to 6, there finally was a toggle for some kind of "don't ask about this again for this device" but it seems to do nothing.

    So is this bug ever going to be fixed? Or is it actually not a bug? What are your workarounds? I hate that I have to walk to my TV stand to press enter everytime I turn on the machine.

    #Plasma6 #KDE #KDEplasma6 #KDEplasma #KDEConnect

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    Controlling and monitoring computers (Windows, Linux) from Home Assistant?

    There does not seem to exist like a single, complete solution for this that everyone agrees is the way to go... or maybe I did not look hard enough.

    How do you do it?

    My priorities are:

    Top priority

    • Turn off

    Amazing to have

    • Volume controls
    • Pause/play

    Nice to have

    • monitoring state (on/off)

    I saw that System Bridge exists, and looks almost perfect aside from the fact that is not even in the AUR (outdated) and is not distributed under Chocolatey in Windows... this makes me think that the project is very much not widely used at all.

    So, how do you deal with these things?

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    Can we get more hands on Florisboard? We need a modern open source keyboard with all crucial features.
    github.com GitHub - florisboard/florisboard: An open-source keyboard for Android which respects your privacy. Currently in early-beta.

    An open-source keyboard for Android which respects your privacy. Currently in early-beta. - GitHub - florisboard/florisboard: An open-source keyboard for Android which respects your privacy. Curren...

    GitHub - florisboard/florisboard: An open-source keyboard for Android which respects your privacy. Currently in early-beta.

    I could not recommend AnySoftKeyboard to my mum. I could recommend Florisboard, tho.

    Openboard is virtually dead from what I can see. So that leaves Florisboard as the only open source alternative (that I know of) that could really be used by the masses. And the world would actually be a way better place if we all opensource freaks could install Florisboard on our family/friends phones and them barely noticing anything weird.

    The problem is... no word suggestions yet. It's been years and we are still lacking what is almost an essential feature of a phone's keyboard.

    I wish I could really work on it, but I lack the knowledge to do so; so I hope I am bringing some attention to the project.

    Is there any other alternative I am unaware of?

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    My Google account is picking up on a particular daily Nextcloud Task of mine and it is literally creating new events for this every single day

    How can I kill this evil thing?

    This is probably not the place to do it but I figured it would be where I could find someone who fixed it.

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    What is your workflow on eBooks? Do you anotate them? Are there any open standards that are useful?

    I am slowly getting back into reading, and as a minimalist, I dislike the idea of having (or carrying) books, aside from very special ones, of course.

    Is there a nice system to organize (maybe even sync) ebook information; and I mean not only bookmarking where you left, but actually notes, highlights, etc? I'd like it to be pretty "universal", so I don't depend on propietary stuff, and I can retrieve those notes 20 years from now (why else would I want to write some notes, right?).

    Also, a bit off-topic for this sub, but... how do you read? E-readers? Tablets? Software choices?

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    In a smart switch such as Sonoff ZBMINI, do I need to connect both S1 and S2? I've seen tutorials only connecting S2 (on Aqara).

    Essentially the title.

    If only S2 (previous connection point from light switch to bulb) is truly required, then, wow, that makes things way easier to install.

    I guess electrically it makes sense, I'm just weirded out it does not show in the instructions.

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    Matter vs Zigbee: what is Matter actually replacing?

    I just started my journey into Home Automation, and I think I am starting to understand better what Matter actually signifies...

    So, Zigbee is just a communication protocol, and the definition of smart devices is actually done by ZHA, Zigbee2MQTT, etc... correct?

    So Matter actually reduces all those Zigbee sub-protocols into one thing, so one Matter bulb will be always compatible, you don't need to pick like we do now with ZHA, Zigbee2MQTT... correct?

    And then, the Zigbee communication is substituted either with Thread (basically Zigbee technology but for Matter) or Wi-Fi. But the smart device definition is still Matter, so a bulb will always behave like Matter specifies, in terms of variables and parameters.

    Am I getting close?

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