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.
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.
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
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. https://www.drbronner.com/
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Debian derivatives and GNOME desktops. I find it versatile and plays nice with both light and heavy hardware.