[-] [email protected] 3 points 16 hours ago* (last edited 16 hours ago)

You can for example restyle old.reddit.com so that it renders nicely on mobile if you don't want to install an app for that: https://github.com/OctoNezd/oldlander (see the Tampermonkey section)

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Any Pixel 8/8 Pro owners using the new "Read aloud" feature? What is your impression of it?

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Also from the official announcement (https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2023/11/28/open-extensions-on-firefox-for-android-debut-december-14-but-you-can-get-a-sneak-peek-today/ ):

Starting December 14, 2023, extensions marked as Android compatible on addons.mozilla.org (AMO) will be openly available to Firefox for Android users.

“We’ve been so impressed with developer enthusiasm and preparation,” said Giorgio Natili, Firefox Director of Engineering. “Just a few weeks ago it looked like we might have a couple hundred Android extensions for launch, but now we can safely say AMO will have 400+ new Firefox for Android extensions available on December 14. We couldn’t be more thankful to our developer community for embracing this exciting moment.”

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago

Was the phone exposed to rain? Could be some droplets that got through some crack and which have now dried out (beware the rust though in that case). I can't think of anything else honestly. However your idea of stress-testing is good, I'd also try to run a bunch of benchmarks on it.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 days ago

Great advice! Cross-posted to [email protected] if you don't mind: https://lemmy.world/post/8842817

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A thread by @[email protected] (cross-posted from: https://lemmy.today/post/3507919 )

This is a guide to a longer lasting Android device, from choosing one to how to preserve the life of the one that you have.

Choosing a long-lasting and repair friendly phone:

To get the best shot at longevity, start with a high quality device from a manufacture with a history of long term device support, and one that regularly releases there modifications to the kernel source code. A device that has an unlockable bootloader (XDA developers Forums is a good place to see about ROM support), and is user repairable (See iFixit's Smartphone Repairability Scores) will allow you to keep the software & hardware going the longest. Both the Google Pixels, and Fairphone's line are a good place to start.

Before you use your phone

  • Use a good sturdy case like an Otterbox
  • Apply a liquid “screen protector” then a screen protector on top, Sapphire being the best (but very expensive).


Lithium-ion (LI-on) battery's wear out faster when near the upper and lower charge levels (read why here: Battery University, so avoid charging or discarding the battery fully, aiming for around 20~80% is a good target.


  • Avoid fast & wireless charging. (to reduce the heat the battery endures)
  • Use a magnetic charging cable to reduce the wear on the plug (Like Volta), you need a bulky case to have it flush to not make the phone uncomfortable to hold though. 
  • When/If you use a regular charging cable don't move the phone when it's plugged in, movement wears the plug much sooner.
Use a charge limiting feature. (Listed in order of recommendation.)
  1. If your phone has a built Smart battery charge management feature, use that.
  2. If you have Root use ACCA(a GUI for ACC) (recommended, automatic)
  3. Buy a cut off switch, like a Chargie by Lighty Electronics that's has an app to auto cut off power based on power draw or charge level. Note that in The newest Android versions restricts the APP from auto enabling Bluetooth, making this a bit of a meh solution. Using an Automation APP like Tasker to turn off a Home Assistant-controlled smart plug when the battery exceeds a reprogramming threshold might be a more reliable method. 
  4. Download an APP that alerts you at charge levels, (AccuBattery, Battery Guru: Monitor & Health, etc.

Waking & Locking the screen

Try to avoid using the power button, as it's a common fail point

To wake 

 1. Use the features "Lift to check phone/events" and "Double-Tap to check phone"

 2. Use the fingerprint reader to wake and unlock.   

To lock/turn off the screen  

 1. Use a launcher that support double tapping the home screen to lock it (Nova launcher, Smart launcher, etc.)

 2. Use Googles Quick Tap feature if you have a Pixel or the APP Tap, Tap for any Android to lock the screen. (Note: battery life might suffer)  

 3. Use a short Screen Time out.

  • Get a new case to get a fresh look and feel when your tired of the one you have
[-] [email protected] 9 points 4 days ago

This teardown pic is interesting:

So basically a consequence of them trying to go as thin as possible.

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In the latest release of GrapheneOS, you can now enable hardware memory tagging for all user installed apps on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to make them substantially harder to exploit. This is particularly useful for apps like Signal and WhatsApp.

More info in this thread: https://grapheneos.social/@GrapheneOS/111479293301664182

A bit of a technical update, but in a nutshell this improves memory safety, and for those familiar with pointers, you can watch this nice video explaining it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwMt0e_dC_Q

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I also compiled the update schedule into a table for those who prefer it this way:

The "(?)" are for when the precise day isn't known yet.

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Apparently the update is for the Pixel 8 Pro only, and someone in the comments is claiming that Magic Eraser got faster with it.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 5 days ago

This is amazing, no need to open Lemmy in Firefox anymore just to moderate when I'm on mobile. Thanks!

[-] [email protected] 8 points 5 days ago

funny double meaning to Blaze's comment depending on whether you read it as Social Justice Warrior or Shit Just Works (the instance)

[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

IMO your best bet at that price range would be laptops with an AMD APU as the integrated GPU is really good for moderate gaming. If you live in the US, there's for example this auction on Ebay (currently at $241.50): https://www.ebay.com/itm/355230104508 . For that particular laptop, I don't know about the drive slots but apparently it at least has one slot of upgradeable RAM so that's a big positive I guess: https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/asus/vivobook-16x-m1603

You can start from there and look for similar specs on Ebay. When in doubt, just copy the name of the integrated GPU and search "[whatever your son is playing] + [the name of the GPU]" on YouTube, or just look for generic benchmarks.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

Have you ever thought of making your fish work for you? Just invest some of your fish with us and we can promise you a perpetual stream of fish returns, and if you know some furry friends that would be interested you can get them on board and we'll all have even more fish to eat!

[-] [email protected] 13 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

I was learning C/C++ back then and although the nostalgia is strong with this one, Turbo C++ was obviously shit (and Borland quickly killed it later anyway), and while looking around for alternatives I found DJGPP which introduced me to the GNU toolchain and so the jump to Linux to have all of that natively instead of running on DOS was very natural. My very first distro was Redhat Linux 6.2 that I got as a free CD along with a magazine (also got a Corel Linux CD the same way that I was excited about given how their WordPerfect was all the rage back then but I was never able to install it, I don't remember what the issue was) and it looked like this (screenshot from https://everythinglinux.org/redhat62/index.html ):

[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

Looks like the bot's Google Translate link doesn't work. If you have Firefox, you can open the original link in German (https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/wissen/biontech-krebs-forschung-impfstoff-100.html ) and then use the offline translation that's available in recent Firefox versions, it's fast and pretty accurate.

I'm not sure what's new though, as they've already stated that goal last year: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/oct/16/vaccines-to-treat-cancer-possible-by-2030-say-biontech-founders

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Google now not only acknowledges the bumps that some users noticed but also tries to reassure them that those bumps are nothing to worry about:

Pixel 8 phones have a new display. When the screen is turned off, not in use and in specific lighting conditions, some users may see impressions from components in the device that look like small bumps. There is no functional impact to Pixel 8 performance or durability.

For instance, here's one photo from Google's official Pixel forums:

I'd "Aaa" too tbh (lemmy.world)
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Source: https://old.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel/comments/17zwjrb/if_you_have_poor_battery_life_try_this/

It surprisingly wasn't enabled by default on my Pixel 7a.

[-] [email protected] 262 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

In it, she appears stripped to her underwear, and her legs are bent at unnatural angles, while one soldier grabs her hair. People are also seen spitting on her body.

And some terrorist supporters here on Lemmy were trying to explain to us that they were just casually "transporting" the body of a dead woman and that they weren't doing anything disgusting with her. We all know what islamist terrorists do when they spot a young woman, to pretend that Hamas is any different from ISIS is to be completely delusional.

Palestinians will lose more and more support (mine already) as long as they keep shielding the Islamist animals of Hamas.

EDIT: also thank goodness for [email protected], because others like [email protected] are run by terrorist supporters (see for yourself in their modlog: https://lemmy.ml/modlog/14788)

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