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What are the Comfiest apps you sushi rolls know of? iOS or android. Personally, I'm pretty fond of sudoku apps, a nice challenge but still relaxing.
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Clickpocalypse II: no cost, no ads*, no IAPs, the best idle RPG out there.

* actually there are temporary bonuses available if you watch, what I assume, are ad videos. never used it myself though.


OP sushi here. Recently I’ve been playing a lot of sudoku on my phone. I’ve gotten good enough at it it’s not really like challenging anymore most of the time and it’s just a mechanical action of filling out the boxes. But it’s still kind of chill even if it’s not as actually engaging.


In a similar vein to this years later, I'm currently smitten with obsidian.md and I've put it on most everything I use daily. It's wonderful to have an outlet for whatever thoughts and ideas strike rather than just letting them float away. It also helps me to keep a little bit more focused and having some sort of touchstone app to open up when bored rather than just opening up the web.


So it's like personal wiki software?


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In essence yes, but for my personal use it feels like a much much more intuitive and powerful notetaking app. I've tried to use basic text editors like notepad++ for similar use cases (planning out projects, stories, daily todo log, etc) but the organization factor makes it nearly impossible past a certain threshold.
I find organizing everything into their little place, even if the notes are just tiny lists, very energizing. It pushed me to complete more than a few projects since I picked it up just by virtue of being able to keep track of my own thoughts so much more effectively. It's also nice to know its just a ton of my writings all in one place. On top of that you get neat little visualizations of your notes in a big graph if you set it up a certain way. Even if obsidian isn't your final choice, I'd really recommend trying out an app like it.

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Does somebody using Haiku here?
Haiku appreciation thread.


Hmmm I learned that Fuchsia is related to Haiku.


No, I know one person who uses it as their main machine though. Do you use it OP? How's the software support? What about the license? Is it libre? Is it similar to gnu/linux? I dislike most operating systems nowadays, I can tolerate gnu/linux because it's not spying on me which I believe is a sad excuse to use some piece of software and I think that's telling a lot about modern OS development. I wouldn't mind switching to something completely different.



I used to use it on my main machine but stopped for various reasons that were mostly software support related and have now been fixed anyway. Also because it uses the mouse a lot.

Many command line tools work fine. Emacs doesn't work in gui iirc but QT programs work well. There are also a lot using its own toolkit which is much nicer to develop in than any alternative (except for the fact it's C++ which I don't like much). Couldn't really tell you about the license except I'm pretty sure it's free. It might come with driver blobs though. It implements quite a bit of POSIX and depending on what you use your Linux/BSD system for will feel familiar. It's single user though, can only boot into the graphical interface, and feels coherent, which sets it apart.

It's fast. Suspend didn't work, because it hadn't been implemented if I remember right, but that was okay because from an SSD it started in less than 10 seconds. Some people might want things faster than that - my needs were few and I appreciated the gain in battery life (some might argue I was infatuated to the extent of masochism).

It comes with a browser, I believe it works on webkit. It did what I wanted from a web browser, which isn't much, but also loaded some more Javascripty web pages without much trouble which some people will appreciate.

It uses keybindings more similar to macos - that is, the alt key is used for copying and pasting. This is a good thing and means copying and pasting works everywhere, even in the terminal without any faff. In a similar no-faff vein, the filesystem is excellent (it's basically a database), easy to navigate and use, and the file selection dialogue and file manager are exactly the same thing; when navigating or manipulating or doing anything with files, you can do something intuitive and it will work.

When I used the system, I tried to fully embrace Haiku life by using the Haiku programs. I used the Haiku IRC client, browser, media player, and email client. The email client by the way grabs emails into files, but instead of being like a maildir file they use the file metadata to store headers, and can be sorted very man of tastely in different ways because of this. There is a focus on file-orientation, like with UNIX, but it seems better thought out here - different to plan 9, and not necessarily better oPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


How's the hardware support beyond just thinkpads?

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People would take open source software more seriously if Stallman took better care of himself. He looks like a stereotypical neckbeard, which doesn't help the image of free software.
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> literally proving the guy's point


I think the barrier to everyday people using Linux on the regular will always be software. This isn't to imply good open alternatives to regularly utilized software don't exist, but rather that for one reason or another the layperson can't or won't switch to them.

It's a huge topic on my college campus about whether or not students should jump ship to Linux, and the three major points of contention are always
- I play games/my software runs on Windows
- I don't want to take the time to learn a new system
- I don't want to be known as someone that doesn't touch grass

Most people using computers near-exclusively use Chrome, and nothing else. It's hard to understate how widespread that is. The "linux desktop" in its current state is completely ready to handle all of those users.

Once you break out of that circle, though, you run into a few more problems:
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe Suite, related creative work
- Gaming

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if we can get social media influencers and egirls to start using linux and showing it off as status symbol and fashion statement i think that would help the cause of free/open source software alot. since influencers and egirls like aesthetics i think getting them into ricing the os and showing off the customability of linux and making easy to edit loadouts for beginners would be a great start for getting these people into linux.


Perfect plan! So, most e-girls probablydont wanna go screwing with config files and terminals (some do I'm sure) but people could offer "ricing as a service" that would help give it its expense that would make for a good status symbol.


Thanks for the post sushi. While I think that the Office suite and the Adobe suite may prevent potential users of free operating systems from switching from Windows, there isn't much anybody can do about that.

People have tried again and again to create free as in freedom alternatives to such softwares which outperform the originals but you just can't take their brand and slap it on. In that regard I am hopeful in the efforts of the Wine project as even if not on production level, they managed to make the Microsoft Office suite run quite well.

I do not mean to be mean yet I think that desktop Linux is going to be relatively niche as long as it assumes that the user of the system knows a thing about what they are doing. I apologise for sounding cynical but I think that the average Windows user doesn't know a thing about what they are clicking and doesn't expect to have to do so.

And I do not mean that in a bad way, I am not criticising or accusing anyone of being alliterate or "a sheep". I just think that the general attitude towards computing has changed. I personally believe that many people have stopped wanting to have to know the computer. I will attempt to not jump to early conclusions but I believe that many current users just want to do fairly analog work cheaply and effeciently with the least amount of thought possible. This makes the Windows ecosystem an excellent candidate a lot of the time.

Windows uses an extremely easy visual UI design style that unifies most programs and presents the user with an extremely simple control scheme. Almost everything is present as a button/a left-clickable object with at least some written description built-in, with the keyboard having to be used for only a very small subset of tasks. This allows an uninterested user to just pick up the computer, do what the PC tells the user to do and go on with their work. Of course, there are some options for the case you need to alter how the system behaves but everything is presented in such a sandbox of dialogs that the uninterested user is able to solve most of their problems by following the system's orders and tutorials, without ever having to touch the deeper layers of the system or understanding how it works.

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Hey there! I was wondering if any of you who use Firefox had also hardened it. If yes, what are some flags in about:config that I should toggle? I have already enabled resistFingerprinting, but what else is there? I heard somewhere that too much hardening makes your browser stand out even more. Is that true?


off the top of my head:

privacy.firstparty.isolate = true
beacon.enabled = false
geo.enabled = false
media.navigator.enabled = false
pdfjs.enableScripting = false
browser.urlbar.speculativeconnect.enabled = false
network.http.referer.XOriginPolicy = 0
network.http.referer.XOriginTrimmingPolicy = 0
network.dns.echconfig.enabled = true
security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation = true
dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled = false
browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.enabled = false

also type "telemetry" into about:config and set everything not security related to false


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If you disable tracking you will be tracked on the basis of having disabled tracking.


Guess I'll stop using the Internet then. Can't be tracked if you don't exist.


People have made user.js files that contain a lot of the options you'd be seeking.


Not recommended to just drop either of them in, but well worth scrolling through, seeing what does what, and either creating your own or just tweaking in browser.

Just running uBlock and enabling some of the extra lists will do wonders as well.

Oh and in case it wasn't clear, user.js files are basically user defined config files.


If you want to also harden against browser exploits, you can run Firefox in firejail.

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The JWST is launching on December 25 at 7:20am EST (in six hours). Is anyone else going to be watching the stream?

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Successful launch


Is this thing really important? I saw threads about it somewhere else but never dived into it


It's going to be the most powerful space telescope in history. It'll be at least as significant as the Hubble space telescope if everything goes well. It observes in infrared rather than visible light so it'll be able to see older and farther objects than the Hubble and answer questions it couldn't.


I think it looks so cool. That golden honeycomb thing. wow! so cool!


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The JWST is about to deploy its sunshield. In testing in 2018 it ended up ripping in several places, so here's hoping it goes well.

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Ever programmed a malware sushi roll?
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> but I still smile
That's all that matters.

I remember a lot of small "fun" software that would be mildly annoying/I considered funny, that I used on my own pc to look what would happen.

One was a cmd script that would just open itself and calculators until the pc crashed. Most people didn't know about ctrl+c at that time. I used it on an exhibit pc during a convention, a security dude (who had no understanding of computers) saw it and proceeded to beat me up for it. He never pressed charges or anything, once he thought I was sufficiently dealt with he just told me to fuck off. In retrospect I did deserve it if I'm honest.


EE shop. I built a tiny USB that acts as a mouse and jerks the cursor in a random direction at random times. Plugged it into my bosses computer five years ago. He still struggles with it. It has gone on so long, I'm afraid to tell him now.


Accidentally, yes


Wouldn't that be mean?


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How much does the average sushi roll's computer cost?
How many of you own fancy GPUs/processors, and how many of you prefer simpler/cheaper hardware?
Does anyone own more than 2 or 3 computers? If so, why?
As always, keep it comfy~
Thanks for your input!
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2021, still with my trusty x200s. The system haven't been updated since early 2019 at least. It's getting harder and harder to get by in the modern internet with my little turtle.
A couple years ago I've fallen for the apple trap. Now my iphone 8 is stupidly faster than my laptop.
I'm thinking about getiing an a1466 macbook. It's cute.


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I own a CyberpowerPC that I bought from Amazon, claimed it was stolen, and got my $1,100 back.

In addition, I have an X60, an X220, a t420, and an Asus Chromebook.


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I have a little acer netbook I got at a pawn shop. I barely use it, but it's comfy. When I first got it I liked to think of it as my little hacker box. I did some programming in it, a lot of distro hopping, and so on. Sometimes I hold on to that old feeling, but I don't really have much to do with a computer, y main device is a tablet as some 80% of my screentime is reading books and I do it in bed, on a comfy chair, or sometimes at a table with a notebook, which could be anywhere.
I also get very anxious about what I am running and what my workflow should be like. It's very stupid, but I can't seem to help it. I like a minimal linux box but I constantly feel I should be using this or that environment or programming language. Ultimately, though, I have nothing really worth doing on a computer. So I spare myself the trouble.


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I built a PC for myself in 2019…
Athlon x4 845
Radeon Pro WX4100
32gb RAM

Adding up the parts, it comes up to about $640, but I spent more due to it being my first box, and making a few missteps during the process. It's a low end box, but it does most of the tasks I ask of it, so I'm happy with it. I'm happy I built mine just before the prices of GPUs ballooned in to insanity.
I mainly run Linux on it, though I have a Windows partition available just in case I need it.


Haven't you always wanted a computer friend to talk to?
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Yeah the OP is a bit vague.
Might even mean just someone you talk to through the computer, not about it. Just an internet homie.
You guys could always put a post in https://sushigirl.us/lounge/res/9187.html and specify that you're looking for someone with tech inclinations (and what particular area, since I'd wager most peeps on here is into tech in some shape or form) if that's what you want


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If she was real I'd buy her in a heartbeat.
2077 had a chip you could put into your head that would let you see projections of real people, would be kind of cool to have a consciousness hanging around and observing what's going on in my life.


I've always went to AIs when I was feeling in a really bad mood.
Too bad that Mitsuku was made in flash so it's no longer possible to talk to her.


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I would love to join a hackerspace but there are none around and I'm not in position where I can create one. I would love to join an online discord/irc hackerspace with people of similar skill level and interests.



What topics are you interested in ? What skill level are you at?

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I was thinking it would be nice if we had a thread for sharing our own websites/homepages. Woah, here's one now! Show me your netspace sushi!

Here's mine. It's a complete mess, but I like it. It's kind of new well, technically it's existed for a little while, but I only started working on it recently, so it's missing a lot of things, and there are a few links that 404. Though it's hosted on neocities, it's only slighty Lain themed.
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it's actually changed.
it's now: https://ngmi.work


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I have a "concept" website. I like to call it an hover adventure :

While my person page is over at :

And the first website I made to learn html etc is :

The whole thing is on another level.


Thanks sushi roll got my degree from bubbble


Pretty cool website! Anilist link is ded, though.
Savoie Libre !


Glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks for letting me know, I changed my username some time ago and I forgot to update the link.

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Isn't that a Pokemon?





huh, I remember visiting this website some years ago

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