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Cake day: June 11th, 2023

  • No my initial point is, that if you are boarding with how to setup a VPN you are probably not the main user that TikTok is generating money from.

    Plus companies will probably not use a platform that is banned in a country to target people in that country.

    And plus if you are willing to just Google or look up a single video tutorial about what a VPN is or how to set it up you are probably above of the average Internet user today.

  • Meanwhile people still arguing Fedivers will never succeed because it’s to complicated to pick a server :D

    If someone goes the extra mile to get informed about and use a VPN, this person is no longer the average user of TikTok. I’m sure everyone including a 90 years old grandma is able to setup and use a VPN on it’s own, put it requires a change in mind that definitely impacts you behavior online for the better. So again would be a Win.

  • Just because it’s much more common in those countries compared to USA or Europe to use a VPN it doesn’t mean the average user there is actually using them. If there are even regions where it’s forbidden to use a VPN (than that’s highly concerning more than a TikTok ban or anything else!) it’s even more unlikely the average user will have VPN access.

    And again all of my other points I think are much more important in that thought process.

  • Sorry to say that but that sounds like a “Hitler built the Autobahn” argument for me. Don’t be fooled TikTok is highly controlled and influenced by the Chinese government. Yes TikTok is promoting the oppression of the Palestinian people because this topic coincidentally proved to be quite effective in supporting Chinese government agenda and distract from their own problems. The voices of other oppressed people are still silenced on that very same platform, see almost every inner chines dispute.

    And it’s not that TikTok would be the only platform that Palestinian voices could be and are actually heard. You can speak about this on almost every other platform. Plus: if all this people would just leave TikTok and use the Fidivers instead this would be a double win for everyone including the other oppressed voices on TikTok.

  • Yet, despite that, it’s working as one. Effectively No it don’t! It is a platform designed to get peoples attention and forward it to a scam add. Everything that goes beyond surface level is not suited for this platform and sorted out and even worst it’s highly controlled by the chines government. This is not a platform for political discussion and public dispute. Maybe people think they could use it for that but that’s a big mistake!

  • IDK is the average TikTok user really installing VPN software on it’s phone? And if something is banned in a country companies are far less likely to put in effort in it.

    So even if people can still use it, technically, TikTok lifes of selling scam shit to people… If you have the skills to install a VPN your probably also not falling for that stuff.

    I actually see that as a win. TikTok is not a platform for political discussion or private communication (by design) so I don’t hate the idea of it getting banned.

  • Feyter@programming.devtoLinux@lemmy.mlLinux Switch advice?
    3 months ago

    My best advice is:

    Don’t listen too much about what strangers on the Internet say you should do or use.

    Non of us has statistics to pull from. Mostly it’s individual experience mixed with personal preferences. All that could be different for someone else. E.g. some people will have problems with Nvidia, other with AMD.

    Stick to the basic and add fancy stuff later on.

    Don’t pick a distribution because of the Desktop environment. Or because someone said it has a nifty feature. People create new distros all the time just for fun and not because there would be a real reason for it. Looking on the release cycle would probably be the most basic decision you should take. Read about the differences between “rolling release” and “long time support” and decide base on you personal use case.

    Have a backup strategy

    This is nothing limited to Linux but since you are planing to switch your habits, there is a high possibility you will mess up at some point. Best would be you try to stimulate the worst case and look if you would be able to setup your system in a VM or something.

    Don’t be afraid to try things out

    Especially when you know that your backup is working. There is not much you can lose. Don’t be afraid of using Arch Linux e.g. just because someone on the Internet said it’s just for pros or something.

    So this last one is maybe just the consequences of all the above. But yeah I guess that’s all I could say for now 😅

  • Maybe it depends on who you ask or where you are. Maybe a US vs EU thing? I never was a professional Musician, but when I started reading about creating/composing music for Video Games I learned that many professional Studios run on Windows because of proprietary standards and software. that is not available for Apple (and Linux)

  • I can only support this answer. Especially the official doc’s are great.

    I generally recommend not to blindly follow a tutorial. Instead think of your own little game (something of the scope that could be a mini game in Mario Party) and than divide it in small problems and start solving one after the other with the recourse mentioned above.

    After finishing the first game your ready to make any game you want.