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For those who understand Spanish this is a recent review of TROMjaro in Spanish https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=eto-8S1lbWg - many thanks to those who review TROMjaro. Not only that TROMjaro is a very good Linux distribution and quite unique, but the idea behind is the important bit. The promotion of trade-free software. A purely free software that wants nothing from you. Not your data, not your attention, not your currency.

We released TROMjaro 4 years ago and for the past year or so more and more people discovered our distro, and thus came across our main TROM project. This is fantastic!

#tromlive

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I wish I knew spanish 😅
hehe - it is a very positive review. He talks about the trade free idea too, which is great.


We have removed most mirroring accounts from our Friendica instance that we have created. These were zombie accounts pulling from RSS sources and reposting on the fediverse. There is no need to spam the fediverse and anyone can follow any RSS feed via our social network anyway.

We've also updated our TROM Videos and it is fantastic that there is a new feature which stops bots from registering. All accounts need to provide a reason why they want to join our platform, like our TROM Social already does, and these accounts are not public unless we manually approve them. This will cut down the spambots registrations by a huge factor. We were bombarded with several bot-made accounts daily.

We will make our TROM Videos more exciting this year, by creating more videos but also by trying to invite others to join the platform. This is where TROM II will be released, and not on Youtube mind you. We have to move away from the trade-based platforms like youtube, facebook, twitter and the like, to alternative ones that are trade-free like we provide via https://trom.tf/.

Join us!

#tromlive


Rudy Kurniawan was a rich Indonesian wine collector with a fascination for Burgundy, and he spent millions of dollars on wine and also sold countless bottles of fake wine.

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Sour Grapes

Rudy Kurniawan was a rich Indonesian wine collector with a fascination for Burgundy, and he spent millions of dollars on wine and also sold countless bottles of fake wine.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25755/sour-grapes/



We are planing to release the TROM II documentary in May. It should be around 5 hours long, divided into 4 parts. It was a massive amount of work and right now we work to do the final edits and prepare it for the release. #tromlive

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Two TROM tools have been deleted: our TROM quiz that was based on outdated knowledge and a very outdated plugin, and our TROM "social" (social.tromsite.com) that contained a lot of "memes" - images containing snippets from our books. These too were outdated in many ways and we do not want to "play the social network game" by regurgitating the same "memes" and resharing them on our networks. We need new content that is more relevant.

These two tools, although we put a ton of effort into making them, were outdated. We will do more cleaning for the website in preparation for the new TROM II documentary.

TROM will become more active after the release of the documentary.

#tromlive
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And our FAQ for that matter. Not updated in a long time. I'll find a better solution for that.


Our Invidious instance won't show up the popular/trending stupidities anymore, but a simple page:

Let's not make ourselves dumber and dumber 😁.

It is up to you what you search for, but we do not want to promote the youtube garbage collection.

#tromlive
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Yeah the YouTube trending page is really garbage, I suspected you'd be removing it one day 😄


Intrepid paleontologists discover dinosaurs that thrived in the Arctic’s cold and dark.

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Alaskan Dinosaurs

Intrepid paleontologists discover dinosaurs that thrived in the Arctic’s cold and dark.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25749/alaskan-dinosaurs/



Could it be that body fat has more to do with biological processes than personal choices?

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

The Truth About Fat

Could it be that body fat has more to do with biological processes than personal choices?

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25743/the-truth-about-fat-2/



In the Arctic, enormous releases of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, threaten the climate.

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Arctic Sinkholes

In the Arctic, enormous releases of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, threaten the climate.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25737/arctic-sinkholes/



Meet one of the ocean’s most beautiful and destructive species: Lionfish.

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Ocean Invaders

Meet one of the ocean’s most beautiful and destructive species: Lionfish.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25731/ocean-invaders/



Another good review of TROMjaro https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=S5EoTO7bOqs

Especially when the ones reviewing our distro focus a bit on the trade-free idea. That's the most important part of it all. #tromlive

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I did wrote the code for it but you're the one who did all the research and found out the XFCE commands we needed, and you also designed all those beautiful layout buttons, couldn't have done it without you 😊
Team! 😀


Take a deep breath and experience the complex world of ocean waters. Get a never-before-seen look at how life underwater co-exists in a marriage of necessity.

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Soul of the Ocean

Take a deep breath and experience the complex world of ocean waters. Get a never-before-seen look at how life underwater co-exists in a marriage of necessity.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25725/soul-of-the-ocean/



Schools are not for learning.


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One of the most asked questions in class is "Will this be on the test?", schools were never about education or learning new things......

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See the latest stunning images and discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope.

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

New Eye on the Universe

See the latest stunning images and discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25719/new-eye-on-the-universe/



TROM Office will be removed from https://trom.tf/ towards the end of this year. This is a Cryptpad instance and here are the reasons:

1. We already provide a full Office Suite via TROM Files that is far better than the one provided by Cryptpad.
2. Sure, you need an account for TROM Files, but if you want a quick way to create a document we already have TROM Text.
3. We also have TROM Sketch in case you want to draw.

Therefore Cryptpad was not adding anything new. The last drop that filled the glass of decisions was that Cryptpad is offensively aggressive in the way that they inject the donate buttons in the app itself. Popups, multiple buttons, and so forth. Totally understandable that these projects need financial support but this way of asking for support is way too aggressive. On top of that they are changing the design of their service quite a lot and it is quite difficult to customize it, so every update breaks our clean TROM design.

Therefore no more Cryptpad.

Do not worry, it will be around for many months from now on, but it will not be visible from our main TROM page.

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Documentary that explores the vital role that mosses played in the earth's evolution and how science is only beginning to unlock the secrets and potential of these amazing plants.

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

The Magical World of Moss

Documentary that explores the vital role that mosses played in the earth’s evolution and how science is only beginning to unlock the secrets and potential of these amazing plants.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25710/the-magical-world-of-moss/



Just so everyone knows, boobs and genitalia are not bad. They can cause a lot of pleasure. Penises too. And overall the naked human body.

Therefore we won't remove any video from our Peertube instance just because some people are too sensitive to the naked body. You know, you too heave one. Enjoy it!

Guns, poverty, wars, violent games, ads, and so forth, are the ones we should stay away from and consider unacceptable. Not the naked human body.
That was a video from @toplesstopics and its not even porn, like its just a video of her talking about a photoshoot she did which contained some artistic nudity. I don't understand why people are so afraid of human skin, no one's forcing them to watch.

That being said, if videos from an account is showing up even after banning then that's probably a bug that needs to be reported to #Peertube. Asking the admin of another instance to take the video out is not the way to solve this issue.

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jeez. Thanks for not being a puritanical American jerk. Your peertube instance is one of the incredible minority of platforms online, big and small, that allows nonsexual nudity but NOT porn and NOT violence and hatespeech...until that someday-maybe idyllic future where major corps decide it's more profitable to support progressive causes like gender-equal anti-censorship instead of making superstars out of right-wing hatemongers, I will be forever grateful to you for giving me a "safe space" to upload my heinous nonsexual female nipples to!

BTW everyone should become a Patreon donor to help Tio keep the server running! https://www.patreon.com/trom/posts


Illusions and reality merge, where authenticity and imagination overlap, and questions arise about the value we place on the goods around us.

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Nothing Lasts Forever

Illusions and reality merge, where authenticity and imagination overlap, and questions arise about the value we place on the goods around us.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25701/nothing-lasts-forever/

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TROMJaro - An Amazing XFCE Distro! https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=ZhpXjBxk5rg

Thank you for the review! And thank you for talking about the "trade-free" approach that makes TROMjaro unique.

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Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Burning

The film discusses previous bushfire seasons in Australia and compares those to the 2019–2020 fires from the perspective of firefighters, residents and the Australian people.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25695/burning/

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Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

First Contact: An Alien Encounter

Drama-documentary telling the gripping story of an encounter with an alien object travelling through the solar system.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25689/first-contact-an-alien-encounter/

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Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Good Night Oppy

The film tells the story of Opportunity, nicknamed Oppy, a Mars rover launched in 2003 that originally was expected to operate for only 90 sols but explored Mars for nearly 15 years. The film features archival and interview footage with scientists and engineers and re-creations of the rover’s treks over the Martian landscape in search of water.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25683/good-night-oppy/

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Wonderful documentary! 😀

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Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Fire of Love

Fire of Love is a 2022 documentary film about the lives and careers of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25677/fire-of-love/

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Before the TROM II documentary will be released we will do a cleanup for tromsite.com. For example there are a few books that are outdated or not relevant/factual anymore and they will be removed. We will make this all public. Or our quizzes and other tools that are not relevant anymore, will be removed.

We need to keep TROM up to date and relevant. No point in dragging outdated materials/tools.

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This is how we evolve :blobcatfingergun:

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Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

The Territory

The Territory is an 2022 internationally co-produced documentary film directed by Alex Pritz. It follows a young Indigenous leader of the Uru-eu-wau-wau people fighting back against farmers, colonizers and settlers who encroach on a protected area of the Amazon Rainforest.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25671/the-territory/

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A documentary showcasing one more time how #TradeRuinsEverything ! What do we care about folks? TRADE trade TraDe!


The usual Manjaro updates plus: We switched to the new kernel, 6.1 LTS - Long Time Support. This kernel brings a lot of hardware improvements. I know from experience that my new laptop had no working speakers, and a lot of other issues.

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The trade-free app of the day:

Pikasso

https://www.tromjaro.com/pikasso/

A very simple drawing application using Kirigami and Rust.

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The trade-free app of the day:

JOSM

https://www.tromjaro.com/josm/

JOSM is an extensible editor for ​OpenStreetMap (OSM).

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The trade-free app of the day:

Kronometer

https://www.tromjaro.com/kronometer/

Kronometer is a stopwatch application.

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The trade-free app of the day:

Cairo Dock

https://www.tromjaro.com/cairo-dock/

Cairo-Dock is a desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel, etc.

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All of the "shorts" videos from our https://tromnews.com/videos/ are now extinct! No more shorts. These videos, the shorts, are a byproduct of a trade-insanity where humans are obsessed to do whatever it takes to grab more attention. Because they can trade that for other things. In this case the traders are hopping on a train brought by the TikTok ad company and emulated by Youtube ad company.

These "shorts" videos were ruining our entire video section. So we had to manually fix this for every source. And should be fixed from now on for good.

#shortsareshits
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> All of the "shorts" videos from our tromnews.com/videos/ are not extinct!

Did you meant to say "now extinct" ?
Well the stupid typo I always make should have been: "are now extinct!" - corrected. Changes the entire meaning of the sentence....terrible! Thanks for the heads-up.


A Child with a Fatal Disease that's "Not Profitable to Cure" https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=BA5UEkBOAOw

In a trade-based society it mainly, of not entirely, matters what's the value of a trade. If you can trade it, you have the go ahead. If it is not profitable to trade it or you cannot trade it, then it does not have any value.

We should be able to design a better society where the incentive is to help others, progress, protect, discover, rather than a mindless "trade trade trade".

#TradeRuinsEverything

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Its horrifying to hear that there are 200 to 300 children suffering from this disease and still no one's trying to help find a cure for it just because its not profitable. Its so sad that our world works this way.


Thank you NICHOLAS SAURA for the ongoing financial help you provide for TROM. #tromlive

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The trade-free app of the day:

AppImagePool

https://www.tromjaro.com/appimagepool-2/

Simple AppImageHub Client

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The trade-free app of the day:

Koko

https://www.tromjaro.com/koko/

An Image gallery application.

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The trade-free app of the day:

lapce

https://www.tromjaro.com/lapce/

Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor.

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The trade-free app of the day:

kweather

https://www.tromjaro.com/kweather/

Daily and hourly weather data that can be viewed in flat and dynamic views.

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This is the nicest weather app I found for Linux 😀


Nothing exciting, only the usual Manjaro Stable updates. Grab it from here. Mind you the Mouse Gesture is not working probably…the package is called easystroke. No time to fix it for now, I am very sick.

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The trade-free app of the day:

KTimer

https://www.tromjaro.com/ktimer/

KTimer is a little tool to execute programs after some time.

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VideoNeat is up again! The theme was very old and not updated in years so it was not working properly and we were unable to update the whole website for some time now. We finally changed the theme and redesigned the entire website. It looks quite similar to how it was before, but probably a bit more functional now.

Mind you it is not optimized for mobile phones and it won't be for some time. It is not a priority for now. Only after the TROM II documentary is released we can do that. But regardless this website is not meant for such tiny screens anyway. And most mobile phones can't even properly support the Bittorrent network that VN uses.

Also we need some 50 more euros for our campaign to pay for the backups for VN and all other websites. Please help if you can https://www.tromsite.com/fundraiser/ we have to pay in less than a week.

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@tio Wow that's such a big difference between your screenshot and mine, if you look carefully you'll notice that in mine the pictures look almost square instead of being rectangle shaped. I tried zooming out and it worked, so for now I can use this trick.

Also did you get COVID from going to the dentist? wishing you a quick recovery :ablobcatheartsqueeze:
@Tio
idk if it is covid but it sure is a very bad cold 😁
@tio Get well my friend 😀
@Tio
@tio @futureisfoss yes. As well - get well soon!