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It will take some work.
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@leah Hallo, Leah! I’m currently trying to learn Deutsch and I believe that chaos social would be great for me to practice it. How do I get an invite? Vielen Dank!!
WireGuard removed from Google Play Store due to donation link https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/wireguard/2019-October/004596.html
And apparently, andOTP has also been removed by Google recently due to a donation link. https://github.com/andOTP/andOTP/issues/396
It's just a page that says you can click this link to support the developers, there is no in-app payment. yet the Google overlord banned them from Play.
This is just pure evil.
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
Reader mode is like 1995 with better fonts and background colors. You wait half a minute for the page to load, then you can finally read the thing.
However you do have to put up with a brief episode of 1999 while the page loads: ads everywhere, garish animations, clashing colours, etc.
While this is happening, 201x is still in effect with 3rd party tracking.
If you're really lucky, someone will have embedded an Adobe- or ActiveX-something and you get the full brunt of all 3 decades at once.
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