Pi goes Snap! Debian disables FTP, youtube-dl gets a GUI, and mp3 is set free. All this, plus your feedback.
Colour key – Venn Pedro Mathieu Jordan
- I use youtube-dl all the time but this is a cool project to do the same thing outside a terminal
- As the name suggests, youtube-dl lets you download videos from hundreds of different websites
- There is also a non-free alternative I used to build my MTV website: 4K Download (at the time, it was the only software able to download some music videos)
- Explain to me again how you not a Hobbit why people download YT videos.
- Music piracy.
- Torrents are hard for the average computer user and downloading the Youtube video let’s them play their music locally.
- I know because that’s what the computer illiterate people around me do.
- If you are going to use a GUI might as well use VLC since you already have that installed.
- How to look like a smartass with your android device
- Nothing against the CLI but if I have to use a small touchscreen keyboard with no tab key, I’ll pass.
- “It’s a neat way to practice your Linux commands”
- No, no it’s not and please stick to topics you know about.
- This is a great tool for… what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh, right! Posers.
- “but we don’t think the regular consumer will ever get it.”
- That’s not the target audience.
- Heck! You are not the target audience, clearly.
- This is for those elitist people who want to feel superior to other people over such things.
- And no one will miss it
- I use FTP a few times a week to upload multi-gigabyte files to our server.
- That said, I don’t think I’ve downloaded anything via FTP since the 90s.
- The content of this app seems very questionable
- There is no free plan, the app is useless without a paid subscription
- .99, 1.99, and 3.99.
- Pay someone so they can priate for you.
- I presume the “request series” button just sends a message to the author who will torrent the series and upload the episodes on his server.
- And yes, said author is also the owner of the tech news website promoting this application
- DMCA takedown in 3… 2…
- Redirecting me to a blank page asking me to disable my adblocker is how you get me to not look at your site.
- This seem to be in a very early stage compared to the Douane firewall we talked about a while back
- The TODO list is just a grep command
- Creates an alert for every outgoing connection applications are creating.
- Great for scaring the bejesus out of people.
- Do you want the nagging experience of running an Antivirus on paranoid mode? You go it!
Can’t License it No More
- Don’t worry, Fedora and OpenSuse will still find reasons not to include it in their repos
- We covered this a few months ago but now it’s official.
- People can quit screeching about podcast being distributed in *.mp3 even though they never download the *.ogg versions.
- As less and less people keep local copies of their music libraries, keeping a particular format under ransom doesn’t really make sense
- And I’m guessing Fraunhoffer doesn’t really want to pull a Disney with their licensing stuff.
- Sure beats pulseaudio-equalizer!
- Now I just wish I knew what all this audio lingo meant so I could make my music sound better
- Will this allow me to lock Pulse Line-in channels?
- Because if it does I owe you a throne from the skulls of your enemies.
- If it does, it’s one less roadblock to getting rid of Skype.
- I futzed with it for a whole of two seconds until I caught myself changing the music I was listening to to output on the speakers, physically mute the speakers and have the pulseeffects be the one outputting to my headset.
- The equalizer, reverberation and compression effects work, I can tell you that much.
Hack Unity (The other One)
- The security group responsible for the hack says they’re white hat and professional but it doesn’t seem very professional nor white hat to deface a website
- But this will have good consequences for Unity, they will soon provide 2FA and stronger password policies
- Ohnoes! Mah email address was teh haxked!
- The one bit of gaming news this week isn’t exactly related to gaming.
- Unless your game of choice is poking at websites until they break.
Slice of Pi
- It’s the SCSI version of the PATA emulator we covered a few weeks ago!
- Generous use of transceivers to adapt the PI 40pin GPIO to the 50pin SCSI.
- Developed by a japanese retro-computer aficionado for the Sharp x68000, a late 80’s PC which is very popular with the nostalgia computing crowd in Japan.
- I like the “Its work-in-progress and should not be used on any production system”. So it’s like every other version of Snaps?
- You misspelled Lutris.
- From the DaVinci Resolve guide.
- It’s just a basic one included with XFCE4.
- You will need to wipe your system and install Ubuntu 16.04 in order to use it.