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Imo since Lemmy follows activity pub federation, it is best that this is done by some other program, and that it gets perfected there rather than be a secondary feature on Lemmy that doesn’t have all attention l

Motives do matter, but when the perpetrator literally said they would do it, then saying “I don’t see what their motive is” does not really refute that they did it.

The video is not out of date. Did he give some expiration date that I happened to miss? Did he take it back? I don’t see you citing any evidence of that.

It’s really weird to see people bending backwards to defend this.

I’m sorry but your analysis is very nonsensical. You’re analyzing motives. But the sabotage already happened. It is not a matter of speculation whether someone will gain from it or not. If you make an argument that they have nothing to gain, well I don’t know what to tell you. It happened, and they delivered on their promises exactly. I provide a link below:


They literally said they would do this lmao

Your logic doesn’t follow. The pipeline was on construction up until recently. Germany suspended it due to the war in Ukraine, but it was previously intending to use it, and it had stake in it. Moreover, Nord stream 1 was also in service before the war, and it was part of the sabotage.

Does this meme say it was? Or are you implying that because it wasn’t in operation yet that it has no benefit to Germany?


Admittedly, when I went looking, I didn’t find many. I noticed this problem months ago and only spoke now. Looks like it improved a lot.

SimpleX Chat is **the first messaging platform that has no user identifiers**, not even random numbers. The messages are e2e encrypted, and the servers and network observers cannot see users' contacts or groups. You can use the servers pre-configured in the apps or [host your own](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplexmq#deploy-smp-server-on-linux). ## What's new in v4: * local database encryption with passphrase. * improved stability of chat groups, file transfers and message delivery. * you can now use your own WebRTC ICE servers for audio-video calls. * German language in the interface. * TypeScript SDK for SimpleX Chat integrations. See full [release announcement](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220928-simplex-chat-v4-encrypted-database.md) for more details. Download the apps via the links in the GitHub repo: [https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat#readme](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat#readme). Also, they are hosting **the event on Discord on October 6**, at 6pm UK / 10am PT - the same day when they kick off independent implementation audit - you can join via [this link](https://discord.gg/xmY76gCz?event=1024632780023402506) to: * learn how SimpleX Chat is different and why it provides better meta-data privacy than alternatives, * hear about future platform development plans, * ask any questions, * criticize what we do, * suggest improvements. Once you install the app you can choose "Connect to developers" to ask any questions, suggest new features and to join the group of users. ## About SimpleX Platform Some links to answer the most common questions: [How can SimpleX deliver messages without user identifiers](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220511-simplex-chat-v2-images-files.md#the-first-messaging-platform-without-user-identifiers). [What are the risks to have identifiers assigned to the users](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/blog/20220711-simplex-chat-v3-released-ios-notifications-audio-video-calls-database-export-import-protocol-improvements.md#why-having-users-identifiers-is-bad-for-the-users). [Technical details and limitations](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/README.md#privacy-technical-details-and-limitations). [How SimpleX is different from Session, Matrix, Signal, etc.](https://github.com/simplex-chat/simplex-chat/blob/stable/README.md#frequently-asked-questions).

It isn’t serious. This is the c/memes

Please reread my post, as I’m not against politics. I am very pro politics in memes.

Meta: the problem with this community is not political memes, but rather political content that isn't even memes
I hope that mods of this community limit these types of posts that aren't memes. I've seen some posts that are merely political images and not memes. Imo political memes are good and so belong among non-political memes.

In my opinion, the biggest problem in the west is not in fighting. That was a problem for us too. The biggest problem in the west is that the state is so powerful and efficient, it has mastered the art of population subjugation and propaganda. Obviously, this is many times truer in the US first, other settler countries second, and the rest of the West third.

In the US, this is so true that it has become part of its culture. Anti-labor unions, focusing on yourself and viewing your collegaues as competitors, not sharing your salary, etc. All this is culture that sept through from propaganda.

In French, 80 is called Quarte Vingt, which transliterates to “four twenties”. 90 is called “Quatre Vingt Dix”, which transliterates to “four twenties ten”. And finally, 99 would be “Quatre Vingt Dix Neuf”, which transliterates to “four twenties ten nine”.

Not exactly the same as Nitter, but the closest is the Frost Android app.

Sorry, this isn’t an answer to your question, but please invite me when you make the instance. Would love an Arabic speaking lemmy, and I’ll help promote it as well.

I don’t think Allah cares about man to man attraction, Orwell.

A couple of things:

  • just because they have anti capitalist views doesn’t mean they won’t sell. I agree, it’s way less likely, but it’s not like no socialist has sold off before.
  • this is speaking about the current state of the Fediverse, as a niche space. Many of its users are highly political. This wouldn’t be the case if the Fediverse became more mainstream.

I think mail suffers from the same issues as Fediverse (maybe mail was a bit worse).

Can the Fediverse fall to ruling class / corporate control?
Escaping ruling class and corporate domination is one of the reasons some people choose to migrate to the Fediverse. Even some of the other reasons, like ads, engagement obsession, political censorship, content sorting algorithms, can all be traced back to corporate control. While corporations don't have much control of the Fediverse today, could they in the future? One might think that Fediverse is designed to make this impossible. In my opinion, it is only designed to somewhat resist this, but it is still vulnerable to ruling class takeover. The ruling class doesn't need that now, as they already control all major social networks, and Fediverse remains a niche. But shall that change, they might be out to try to control it. Can they succeed? I'll admit and say I am very far from an expert, so I hope someone will correct me if I make any mistakes due to misunderstanding the Fediverse. Instead of centralizing a social network in a single instance controlled by a single entity, the Fediverse can be federated into multiple instances. However, to host an instance, requires some investment, and although it can be small for some services, it is a barrier that many people choose not to cross. Hence, as we have already seen, instances are controlled by either organizations or groups who pooled funds for their instance, or individuals who incurred the initial investment themselves. Not bad, so far. However, this does present an issue. If the Fediverse were to grow more instances, people who have money are more capable of starting new instances. It also favors people who don't live in countries where salaries and cost of living are lower, which would make renting VPS even more expensive to them. This gap is closed as the software gets better and more lightweight, but as it stands, this is how it works. The other problem is that many Fediverse networks are already sort of centralized, in the sense that there is one (sometimes a handful) of instances that are biggest. This means If someone were to take over just those, they may already have enough control. This is less of a problem for platforms that matured more and have more instances. If someone like Elon Musk were to go after the biggest instances and either offer money to buy them (which is very likely to work) or somehow pursue censoring the instances that don't, although that is not as easy as buying a single company (ignoring the cost difference), it is still quite easy. We haven't seen it because they haven't sought it yet, but I fear that the Fediverse is not as resistant to this as it should.

I accidentally deleted /sys, and it apparently messes up UEFI efivars. Thankfully, reinstalling the bootloader fixed it.
Posting this here about a problem I had because of a stupid mistake I made, and now it turned to be a mostly easy fix. I didn't find many resources online on it, so it may help people in tbe future. I mounted /proc, /sys, /run and /dev in a directory that I was making into a chroot environment. Eventually, I wanted to delete the directory, but forgot to unmount those directories. I deleted with `sudo rm -rf`. Yes it's dumb, I know. From what I learned, most of what I deleted would be restored with a reboot, except one part: efivars, which is located in /sys. This messed up my bootloader, and it was no longer booting into Linux, but instead windows (which is also on my system). I did not find a lot of resources on this online. I fixed it by booting into my computer with a USB with linux Mint on it. I use `refind` as my bootloader, which is awesome and simple. All I had to do was run the `refind-install` while chrooted into my system. It handles fixing whatever is wrong. After rebooting, I no longer had any issues.

Are there any tools to make a static blog discoverable on the Fediverse?
I have a static blog. Think something like a site generated with a static site generator (like Jekyll, Hugo, Eleventy, etc) I've been thinking about making a separate backend for the blog with ActivityPub functionality to boost its discoverability. Is there any tool that can assist me with this? I wanted to make sure before I embark on building something from scratch. P. S. I am aware of WriteFreely, but I would prefer if the blog site remains a static site and decoupled from the ActivityPub stuff.

Opinion: There is nothing inherently wrong or immoral about (content) algorithms. What is wrong is using them for maximizing corporate profits, and lack of user choice / freedom.
I am willing to hear differing opinions on this. I sometimes see people on Fediverse speak as if there is something inherently wrong about the idea of content sorting and filtering algorithms. There is a massive amount of content today and limited time. Content algorithms *could* provide the benefit of helping us sort content based on what we want. The most he urgent news, the most informative articles, the closest friends, etc. This might have some similarities with how Facebook and others do it, but it is not the same. Big social media algorithms have one goal: maximizing their profit. One metric for that is maximizing screen on-time and scrolling. Personally, I've been developing an algorithm to help me sift through the content I get on my RSS reader, as there's a lot of content I'm uninterested in. This algorithm would *save me time*, whereas those of Twitter and Facebook maximize my wasted time. In my opinion, algorithms should be: - opt-in: off my default, and the user is given a clear choice to change it - transparent: the algorithm should be transparent about its goals and inner workings Only with this, can algorithms be good. What are your thoughts?