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Cake day: Aug 04, 2022


Debian derivatives and GNOME desktops. I find it versatile and plays nice with both light and heavy hardware.

I think my Windows-button with a padlock is quite fitting and a good reminder on why I moved over to FOSS.

What you think is your business, what I think is that whatever arguments you have isn’t something that will hold up to questioning.

I also think that while you suspect bad faith, critisizing someone and then refusing to help them better themselves is a DIRECT act of bad intentions. That doesn’t help at all, it literally only brings more negative feelings to the world.

How do I even know that your criticism is real and you’re not just an Internet stranger, lying to try to bring me down and make me feel bad about myself for your own amusement?

I don’t think this is worth my time either, glad we can come to a common understanding.

If I did, what do you think would be most productive - Telling me that I’m wrong or explaining to me how I’m wrong?

I cannot concent to being a lemmy instance user due to my lack of understanding the intricacies of lemmy federation. Should we shut it all down or should I just stop using it?

Have you proven that you are ABLE to consent to things you don’t have a full overview over? Should YOU be able to use Lemmy, maybe you’re being exploited right now?

Terrible times we live in.

Searching for fediverse social news aggregators.

Hmm, have you considered notifying Freenom as they think .ML is the top level domain for Mali?

Cold Hotman
toMemes@lemmy.mlOld timers

My first MP3 player was a cheap Sandisk Sansa E130 in the age of the iPod. One of the best MP3 players I’ve ever had, used AAA batteries, came with a whopping 8GB storage AND SD card support! Great sound and battery life, 5/5 stars.

Edit: I remembered wrong, it came with 512MB storage, the SD card I had was 8GB lmao

Well I did download ZRAM so now every GB of RAM is 3 GBs of RAM. 🫠

Not beyond confirmin that it exists and the link to the main site.

This reminded me about a joke where the punchline is that mens soap is multipurpose - One can use it to wash body, hair, floors, do the dishes, grease ballbearings, use as hair pomade and salad dressing.

Dr. Bronner’s soap, I’m surprised to say after investigating, is not a joke.

If there is an issue with gaming the system, that’s where the solution will be.

I don’t think participating in something percieved as unfair should be the solution to something I percieve as unfair. In such a situation, actively distancing myself would be more aligned with my ethics. On a personal level it’s easy to block other individual users from cetain instances (although a never-ending process), but as an admin action it would impact a lot of users on both instances.

But as I’m unsure about how it works, it might be a non-issue. I respect other instances choice to disable downvotes, and if instance X’s downvotes on posts from such servers are propegated to my instance - Both sides preferences would be achievable.

I don’t think anyone can turn off downvotes or block instances, as far as I know both of those are server-wide admin settings.

I would also hope that instance blocks is the last option, not the first - Particularly on other small instances.

Clarification regarding downvotes on posts from remote instances - Where downvotes are turned OFF?
I saw from a recent post that [downvotes does not propagate]( That seems counter-intuative to me, how does it actually work? - Does my downvote affect the visibility on such a posts in my feed when I vote on it on my local instance? - Does my downvotes on such an post impact the visibility of the post among my fellow lemmy-browsers on a third party instance? - Will turning off downvotes on an instance give its posts and posters an *artificial boost* when federating compared to instances where posts can get downvotes? I'm suspecting this can be used to create false consensus and artificially high visibility around posts.

You might not care about that, but many people do.

Many people want Lord Journo, the teller of Truf to create an artificial wedge between users? Well then I certainly don’t support them either!

I want to know if someone has fact checkers looking over their shoulder or whether they’re free to pull claims out their ass till the cows come home.

You have no idea how much I’d love that. Unfortunately the last 10 years of media have shown me that this isn’t the case.

but rather one mechanism for establishing a basis for trust.

Yes, it’s disruptive at least - If not destructive to modern society that the trust in media have dropped to what I perceive to be critical levels, particularly in the last decade or two.

It’s because Lemmy allows setting a display name that shows up almost identically to a local name. If it continues to be a problem, my guess is that will be changed.

I think the first step will be to show the username next to the display name, just like on Mastodon. I will continue to assume this lemmy-specific is a non-issue on mastodon.

It’s that journalists are, by their nature, very tied to their reputation

They certainly are.

Having a system for verification is helpful for the general public to know that the person is at least who they say they are is useful.

Depends on what metric you evaluate people’s content by, if you want to be seen as Lord Journo the teller of Truf I don’t care if you work at Washington Post or not. I don’t want it.

Contrast that with a situation that Lemmy has had where a person keeps creating accounts with the display name of one of the admins and posting disgusting porn. I think they finally got bored and went away, but what if that was a larger campaign waged over years? Identity verification provides at least some baseline for trust.

That is literally why Mastodon has a built in verification system based on control of the verifying website. If you can tie your account to i.e. CNN and have a green link, it means you’ve got administrative access to the CNN homepage. Which means you are likely working at CNN or CNN have bigger problems than people pretending to be journalists at CNN.

Is the situation you describe because of the state of Lemmy, or that the Lemmy admins are uniquely targeted for impersonation?

On what device?

Edit: I froze all my kernels at 4.20 for the lulz

I have nothing negative to say about Micah Lee beyond that I’m very critical of the system he’s chosen to partake in. I don’t care how long anybody’s been on Mastodon, what they’re trying to do is create a divide between pleb and power users.

Besides that, I guess sometimes it can be useful to send a Direct Message to a journalist rather than trying to phone or write them.

Yeah, and almost all serious people dissuades people from using Mastodon DM’s. Maybe that’s why Micah Lee have listed both his keybase handle and his Signal phone number as contact info, while we’re free to follow him on Mastodon.

The external forces are hard at work on centralizing and monopolizing the fediverse. Same thing with fedifinder, these things are trying to ruing what the fediverse could be. People who use services like this want to port over the kudos they’ve garnered on Twitter, they’re literally the people complaining that there’s no blue checkmarks on Mastodon. They’re trying to create the infrastructure to lord over regular users.

No thanks.

It’s still Google so that’s a bad sign.

I think this is related to the server checking an external actor for validation. The closest thing to twitter “Verification” mastodon has is the green fields on a profile that only shows if the mentioned site has a back link our something similar.

Wouldn’t you say an established artist with a recognizable product name and a formal presence with your own website for your products puts you in a different class than a regular individual?

Don’t sell yourself short.

Copyright infringement against individuals doesn’t matter enough to be enforced, I’ll say.

That’s very nice of them, and one of the things that benefits humankind. I’m sure reddit will be equally generous…

The big difference is that when client apps, be it for Twitter or just a regular old e-mail client reads your content - it’s working as intended.

If twitter staff does, they’re not.

Assuming they’re breaking user agreements etc.

Not legal advice™

Sounds like there’s a mixed bag of copyrights…

Since you’re thinking of actually hosting the materials instead of linking, could it be covered by fair use, as long as it’s part of (or offering to have) a discussion about the topic?

How far fair use goes depends mainly on what country your server is located in I assume. By US standards I think a full copypaste is a bit much, even if it’s a transformative work and so on. So that would kind of defeat the purpose. But people share all sorts of screenshots on social media without it getting purged, maybe there’s some different rules?

No, for everyone. What you’re describing sounds like people were using the cross post function. I’m talking about when people re-post it seperately.

I’ve read it’s due to the close ties between Huawei and the state, but in places like China I would assume there’s legislation to force any producers to do mostly anything the government say. Like in the US.

I don’t mind 5 videos from the same channel, it’s the same that would happen if I directly subscribed to a PeerTube channel through lemmy.

What I find annoying is to see four of the same video posted to four different communities, it takes up half the “New” frontpage. Or worse, four of the same videos to four of the same communities, but on different instances: It shows the problems of non-uniform federation (Ala Diaspora), I’ve warned about the fragmentation but 80% of lemmy users don’t understand federation enough to see that it’s a problem and the rest don’t care.

VoIP is something that I have vaguely heard about but have never looked into

Voice over IP. If you ever had a voice call on your phone that wasn’t through your mobile phone number, like Messenger, Telegram, Jitsi, Discord, TeamSpeak, Mumble etc.

I doubt there’s any DVD-authoring software, as in converting to MPEG2 and creating a DVD-compatible video disk, that is up for the task considering that DVD-Video is not HD. It maxes out at 576p, and only in NTSC.

I’d burn any “SuperUltraHD 12K+” high-res movies as Matroska-files (MKV) with H.264 compression and AC3/AAC audio on a standard DVD-Data disk for best compatability. And get a player that supports the specific format.

Perhaps do the modern thing and get equipment that streams HD from your storage (often streaming services) to your TV (or dongles like Google TV etc.).

Or do like me and simply connect the computer to the TV and surround system.

Why not work towards one account on one server that works everywhere?

The only reason I have several accounts on the fediverse is that I can’t subscribe to everything anywhere, any time, from my preferred platform. If lemmy was able to subscribe to mastodon posts, I’d need nothing else.

Unfortunately, when I raised this issue on github one of the devs seemed agitated that it didn’t work properly after he said that it was fixed, and nothing more happened to my knowledge so I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon.

For the described use case, a VPN company is most suited. Using TOR isn’t very fast and I don’t see the privacy benefits of running your own VPN.

The only reason I can think of to use a VPN is to get access to content that’s location restricted.

There are many more uses for VPN’s, but most of them is for circumventing things. The most legitimate use for VPN’s I can think of is avoiding snooping by randomers on open WIFI’s.

Most VPS are heavily traffic limited via the fine-print

I’ve used AirVPN for a while and never fallen below the minimum promised speed, regardless of what I’m doing or transfering. Usually I’m maxing out my 100gbps line.

And abusing a VPS for traffic heavy VPN is nearly always against their ToS

On the various VPS/DPS’s I’ve used it’s always whatever, but you’re bound by data traffic. The system I’m currently using have free upload to users, but 2TB download to the server per month. My household uses more than that, and despite upgrade packages compared to a no-limit VPN it’s also more expensive.

Not as I know of. It’s not really necessary on the fediverse, but matrix isn’t part of the fediverse even though it’s federated.

“Share to Lemmy” bookmarklet: Easy sharing without browser extensions
I made a "Share to Lemmy" bookmarklet to easily share content to Lemmy, maybe you want one too? If you don't know what it is, it's a bookmark that runs a small piece of code - In this case, it shares the page you're currently on to Lemmy. If your browser have a bookmark bar, you're always just a click away from a pre-filled share screen on your home instance. It should work in all desktop browsers. - Copy and tweak the code, replace `` with your home instance - Create a new bookmark, the tweaked code goes in the URL field - Click the bookmark while on a page you want to share `javascript:void%20function(){var%20t=document.URL,o=document.title;window.location.href=%22}();`

Please clarify what rules were broken for /c/askawoman to be removed.
I saw that the newly created community "askawoman" was deleted due to being a "troll community", with reason being I never had the chance to visit, but see nothing in the provided link that indicates that it's a troll community. Could the administration please clarify what made you decide it had to be removed so I can make sure I don't do the same and get my own communities blocked from federation?

Update’s Code of Conduct
Due to the recent ban of a for "Bigotry and racism on his main account on Wolfball." it is requested that updates the Code of Conduct to reflect actual moderation. Please consider adding that will ban users for comments made with other accounts on other instances.

Bug: Can’t subscribe to remote/federated PeerTube channels on a PeerTube server
Examples, same PeerTube instance but different parent accounts ( **Search for, find and able to subscribe:** **Search for, sometimes spinning forever, sometimes "No Results":** **Edit/update:** As I get more familiar with Lemmy and PeerTube, this turns out to be an artifact of federation. The "@" obviously designates an account on a different server and when "" won't resolve, "" will. Original title "Bug: Can't subscribe to PeerTube channels with "@" in the name" changed.