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youtube-dl — because bans have always worked so well

Wow, the likeable lawyers of the even more likeable RIAA just had a great success — well done. They managed to ban the open-source software youtube-dl and various forks from GitHub. The only argument seems that that youtube-dl can bypass the rolling cipher of YouTube. This makes it possible to download videos and also the…

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Best VPN for Linux — fast, affordable, safe, user-friendly 2020

The best VPN for Linux is actually a very difficult topic. I can’t possibly try hundreds of VPN providers to present you the best VPN (Virtual Private Network) for Linux. But I can tell you from my experience which VPNs work very well with Linux. It depends a bit on your requirements and demands. In…

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How to watch the German Cup Final 2020 for free – Leverkusen vs Bayern

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the German Cup Final 2020 has been postponed to 4 July 2020. It will take place in Berlin as usual and will be broadcast live and free of charge by ARD or Das Erste. As long as you are in Germany, you can simply watch the German Cup Final 2020…

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Astral — calculate sunrise, sunset, moon phases, golden / blue hour with Python

Now that I have taken a closer look at astral, I really like it, I must say. So far, I have been able to get the data for sunrise and sunset online. But since the calculations with Astral hardly differ from the online results, I prefer an offline solution. I would like to emphasize again…

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What is the best VPN for streaming? The answer is simple!

Basically the question “What is the best VPN for streaming?” can be answered relatively easily. This is of course any VPN that is fast enough to meet the minimum requirements of streaming providers. Of course, it depends strongly on the image quality you want to stream. A stream in SD needs much less bandwidth than…

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WireGuard VPN Plugin for NetworkManager tested – works well

I have Manjaro on test computer and AUR is active. There are so many toys in there. I know that a graphical WireGuard VPN plugin for NetworkManager is in development and that’s why I was looking for it. If you have AUR enabled and search for wireguard, the WireGuard VPN plugin for NetworkManager will appear…

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NordVPN trial version — does it exist? Sort of … this is how it works

Nobody likes to buy things without known if they work. This is especially true for products that are designed to protect your privacy and keep you anonymous. Data is the new gold. Big companies and authorities try to collect as much as possible. You want to defend yourself against this. There are many options to…

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS — Install and Setup on Raspberry Pi (+Desktop)

Canonical has officially certified Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa for the Raspberry Pi, I want to know more about it. Let’s install the Linux distribution on the Pi and see how well it works. First of all you need to know that Ubuntu 20.04 is only available for the Raspberry Pi versions 2, 3 and…

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IP addresses of your ISP – how often do they change on average?

An interesting study called Don’t count me out: On the relevance of IP addresses in the tracking ecosystem looked at how often the IP addresses allocated by the ISP change. The study looked at several thousand IP addresses in ten countries around the world. The following countries are included in the study: Switzerland, France, Great…

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PIA (Private Internet Access) VPN: WireGuard in all Apps

The VPN provider PIA (very nice client)* (Private Internet Access) has activated and rolled out the VPN protocol WireGuard in all its apps. You can now use it on Linux, Android, Windows, macOS and iOS. WireGuard is faster, but has pitfalls if the provider does not implement additional privacy and anonymity protection. PIA has done…