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AnOminous

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Orthodox File Managers are pretty useful for everyday use and whatnot. Personally I use cracked Total Commander, but there are also free and cross-platform options like Double Commander. After learning the keyboard shortcuts you can do a lot of tasks much faster. There are also more OG, command line versions, like Far Manager or Midnight Commander, but I just can't seem to get the hang of them, too used to TC.
I used to really like the early versions of Norton Commander for DOS. Then it turned into Norton Desktop and got the horrible featuritis that turned all Norton products into crap some time after Windows 95. I also used to do a lot more work with lots of files where were they were was actually important and knowing where they were was.

Now I just throw them in a directory, fuck it, maybe I'll remember where they are later.
 
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I used to really like the early versions of Norton Commander for DOS. Then it turned into Norton Desktop and got the horrible featuritis that turned all Norton products into crap some time after Windows 95. I also used to do a lot more work with lots of files where were they were was actually important and knowing where they were was.

Now I just throw them in a directory, fuck it, maybe I'll remember where they are later.
I also have a problem with having a metric fuckton of unorganised directories, and the way I manage to live with it is by using Everything. It basically creates an index of all the files on my drives and allows me to instantly search through it. Total Commander has an option to use it in it's internal search option, but IMO Everything's default search window is much easier and faster.
 
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Dr. Troon

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Is Emby a decent Plex alternative? It seems to have GPU transcoding without that gay Plex Pass nonsense, so I'm considering using it. Are there any downsides?
 

Slav Power

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Is Emby a decent Plex alternative? It seems to have GPU transcoding without that gay Plex Pass nonsense, so I'm considering using it. Are there any downsides?
The downside is probably the fact that Emby went closed source and began implementing paid features, slowly becoming Plex 2.0. There is a fully open source alternative, which is a fork of Emby called Jellyfin. Although it's downside is that it barely has any client applications. It does have one for Windows, Linux and Android.

 

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So ProtonVPN is our new love?

... Lets say I wanna download the occasional torrent. Which tier of ProtonVPN should I aim for? The Basic plan apparently supports Filesharing and No Logs (uh, apparently the free does log?) And the Plus allows you to "access blocked content"? Does that mean the plus doesn't block geolocating or whatnot?
 

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Do you guys hate YouTube videos with sponsors in them like "THIS VIDEO IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY RAID SHADOW RELM"

There's an addon on chrome and firefox called Sponsorblock that skips those.

The program doesn't automatically know that there's a sponsor, it's all crowdsourced. One person clicks on a button on the addon saying where the sponsorship begins and ends;
It's great tbh
Honestly, this thing as of late just can't be plugged enough. The constant shilling got really bad now that YouTube doesn't want particular content on their platform

Google Chrome (Works with Brave as well)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sponsorblock-for-youtube/mnjggcdmjocbbbhaepdhchncahnbgone?hl=en

Firefox
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sponsorblock/
 

Blood Bath & Beyond

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Not sure if it's already been mentioned or not but the Opera browser seems like it has some pretty decent security features. Comes with its own adblock and free VPN along with inbuilt cryptowallet support. Mind you, I wouldn't do anything crazy with their VPN because they probably still have all your info, but it would be really useful for people skirting around ISP and government web censorship. https://www.opera.com/

Also @Null, I'm not really sure how feasible this is, I know nothing about running a forum, but would it be possible to add a search function that allows you to search for keywords only within certain topics and not the entire website? Something like that would go a long way toward finding specific information and also seeing if someone else has already brought up a point previously. REEEEEEEE.
 
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Blood Bath & Beyond

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I don't see it anywhere. The search bar searches everything and the "search forums" button as far as I can tell doesn't allow you to search every single thread and subtopic only the top ones. There is nowhere for me to search specifically this "software endorsements" thread for instance. REEEEEEE.
 
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Tokoeka

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Not sure if it's already been mentioned or not but the Opera browser seems like it has some pretty decent security features. Comes with its own adblock and free VPN along with inbuilt cryptowallet support. Mind you, I wouldn't do anything crazy with their VPN because they probably still have all your info, but it would be really useful for people skirting around ISP and government web censorship. https://www.opera.com/
Opera is not a very good choice of browser security and privacy wise. It is not open-source (except for the parts they didn't make themselves) so you just have to trust them, which is unfortunate since they are Chinese owned. If you want a free VPN for quick ban-evading you should just use tor (which admittedly doesn't always work.)

As far as i know the best option if you're on windows is still user.js enhanced Firefox(GHacks user.js), although the thread-favorite seems to be Brave.

This wonderfully autistic site compares browsers, however, it doesn't seem to have been updated in a while.
 

Blood Bath & Beyond

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I generally use Tor when I feel like privacy might be a concern, but still feel like Opera might be a good option for people aren't Chinese and have a gov or ISP that blocks websites they want to see. Tor I would probably recommend most if someone is actually concerned about privacy, but if someone just wants to regularly get around geographical or ISP blocks, I don't see much of a problem with Opera. Tor isn't really a VPN either and it can be notoriously slow by comparison.
 

AnOminous

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Opera is not a very good choice of browser security and privacy wise. It is not open-source (except for the parts they didn't make themselves) so you just have to trust them, which is unfortunate since they are Chinese owned. If you want a free VPN for quick ban-evading you should just use tor (which admittedly doesn't always work.)
Tor isn't a VPN. A VPN operates at the network layer and handles all network traffic by default. Tor is a protocol and only covers TCP. While tor is theoretically more secure for what it does, unless you limit your network activity very carefully, it's very easy to screw it up. (Something like the Tor Browser sort of acts as training wheels to keep you from making mistakes by disabling most of the ways of fucking up your privacy by default.)
 

Stasi

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NewPipe appears to be shitting the bed and isnt working for me even after latest update.

Any good alternatives for watching YouTube videos on android?
 

a_lurker

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Not sure if it's already been mentioned or not but the Opera browser seems like it has some pretty decent security features. Comes with its own adblock and free VPN along with inbuilt cryptowallet support. Mind you, I wouldn't do anything crazy with their VPN because they probably still have all your info, but it would be really useful for people skirting around ISP and government web censorship. https://www.opera.com/
Opera was decent 10-15 years ago maybe, I used it myself for a bit. But now, no way in hell. It isn't spooky enough that they got bought up by China, but there's also accusations of predatory/illegal lending.


Winnie the Pooh's honey pot can fuck right off.

@Stasi, it's convoluted, but I use termux to install YouTube-dl to download the videos and vlc to play them.
 
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