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as far as i know, yes lemmygrad and lemmy.ml are operated by the same people. And i think this was a deliberate decision to create a seperate instance: the admins knew that such discussions would arise and they knew people would block/criticize tankie-content. So having a generalist instance like lemmy.ml makes it easier for people to like lemmy.

i don’t trust the developers or tankies in general.



it is installed into /usr/share/doc/anarchism where HTML and markdown files are visible.

but a manpage might indeed be useful



and also many people in the tech scene like to explain things if you show motivation and the desire to listen, read manuals and such things.

so good internet-search skills will get you very far in my experience


well, you can learn. many people in the tech scene have never formally learned to program and just tinkered around. trial and error basically.

so this is not a question of your programming skills and instead rather one of motivation and curiosity.




reading recommendation: https://blog.brixit.nl/do-you-really-want-linux-phones/

postmarketos is better longterm because they work heavily on upstreaming patches to for instance the linux kernel or other projects. ubuntu touch instead uses many local patches but doesn’t invest that much time into upstreaming.

if you have time i’d suggest to choose postmarketos and try to fix your problems you find. you can learn a lot by it and improve the long term support. because others have done exactly that before you, the support is already very good usually. so you don’t need to learn everything yourself, just need to look what other people had done on other devices to fix similar problems.

it may require a few hours/weekends until you understand things, but it feels good to have that much knowledge to be able to fix your problems.

EDIT: ah, sorry. i thought your device would be in community, not in testing: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/OnePlus_Two_(oneplus-oneplus2) - so i thought you had this device: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/OnePlus_6_(oneplus-enchilada)

so in that case: you probably would need to invest more time but it is still possible to get good support. usually you can also look at the ubuntu touch patches and see if you can work with them, altough for instance ubuntu touch uses usually a very old kernel whereas postmarketos uses a new kernel.



also notice:

let’s assume this article would get viral with many upvotes and many people showing solidarity and such things. male people in india would also see that and because of the attention this topic gets it would create a big discussion in the foss scene in india (it is simplified, stuff usually doesn’t work that simple, but still it forces people to think about it).

so that means: the high number of downvotes decrease the likelyhood the patriarchy in india crumbles. And yes it wouldnt’ be destroyed either way, because it is a slow process to destroy patriarchy - but still the discussion is important.

when you actually want to destroy patriarchy, showing solidarity when people complain about patriarchy is the most basic thing you can do to help.

thanks. :)


Please note that my comments were mostly reactions to @Brattea@lemmy.ml, not to the woman in the blog post.

ah thanks.

They (Brattea, not the blogger) were complaining about downvotes, and that stuff is so non-constructive and childish I had to react. I know now, I fell for it again. I responded to online bait.

Yes. and i reacted to you to show that @Brattea@lemmy.ml, is not alone, to show solidarity. Non-constructive answers (for instance trolling, shitposting, making puns of things, saying people like things.) are also very common comments and my impression is that you don’t care about regular non-constructive comments but only about Brattea’s complaint of the lack of solidarity.

Oh for Jack’s sake! That is absolutely not what anybody you (and Brattea) are arguing with were actually writing! Fallacies are fun I guess. :(

well true, but it is a very common reaction.

As said before, in many places in the world this is all woven into far more complex problems, whereof the solution is probably also far more complex.

that is also true.

They are marginalising folk and are no actual solution to anything.

the actual solution would be to read many books how patriarchy works in modern societies. which i do regularly - altough i am not experiencing sexual harassment/sexism and read about patriarchy because i want to show solidarity and avoid common pitfalls in dealing with sexual harassment and sexism.

if we had a constructive and thoughtful conversation in FOSS about sexism and structrucal patriarchy, i woulnd’t complain, but we don’t have that.


well i agree that india has a reputation being quite patriarchical, but reputation is misleading: also germany has patriarchical structures but has no wide pubilc reputation for that. it is surely different in intensity, but still in germany 1/3 of women experience sexual violence in their live. as structural problems are always different in every country, it doesn’t make much sense to highlight those of india.

i mean, i probably wouldn’t complain if you used a different wording and showed solidirarity with the author, while linking to for instance an queerfeminst blog entry describing how the patriarchical strucutres in india makes the live of queerfeminist (and also men who do are not considered to be manly) worse.

i wouldn’t say much when you would show interest in fixing those issues, for instance also by explaining that you are part of awareness teams of conferences where people can show up when they experience any sort of harassment. i wouldn’t say much when i could trust you having a deep understanding of awareness related work.

what i don’t understand: FOSS has big conferences where people around the world join together. it could happen that a women from US visists a debconf or something in india, and also a women from anywhere visists a conference where male, patriarchic people from india attend. For both people this post would be very interesting and it leaves a bad impression that you downvoted (probably).


another point:

when people describe a bad experience, it is usually very helpful to show symphathy with their bad experience. For instance if a person hurts their foot, it is only natural to wish they get better soon. It makes feel people better. However, if you respond with “don’t complain that much, it surely isn’t hurting that much.” other people won’t describe similar problems because they remember your response and fear to receive a similar response when posting their experience.

that is “Solidarity”.

women are underrepresented in FOSS and tech in general. so when they experience bad stuff, it leaves a bad impression seeing that nothing has strucutrally changed.


the FOSS scene in india is quite big. i think it usually doesn’t make much sense to differentiate experiences on country: you wouldn’t do that when the country would be netherland or germany, i guesss. Only in india, it matters.

different exmaple: when some male person from india publishes for instance an article about tech things in FOSS (for instance a new feature they have been working on) it wouldn’t make much sense to highlight the country, it would be only natural to think this person as part of the FOSS scene. why is this case different?


especially we male tech people should learn how the patriarchy works so we can both avoid being patriarchic assholes and also show better solidarity when women and queer people criticize behavior


yes i am from germany, and yes i know in countries like afghanistan with taliban lead, women have worse rights, but i still think we should fight in rich and modern countries for feminist politics even though women aren’t executed when they don’t want to wear a hijab.

but still: even in germany many women are killed for being women, but the media doesn’t explain the roots in patriarchy and instead explains it like an “dramatic accident”. it doesn’t explain that about 1/3 of women in germany have experienced sexual violence and it doesn’t draw the connection to how men grow up learning to think in a patriarchic way.

when sexualized violence or sexual harassment happens everyone is shocked and shortly afterwards everything is forgotten again. either that or people want to know exactly what happened so that they can explain the victim what they experienced was not sexual harassment or sexual violence because the (usually male) persons think they know better.

for being such a rich country we still have much to do.


many people do exactly that, for instance haecksen.org in germany. This is the reason for safe spaces to exist. That people can just enjoy hacking on some technical problems without some annoyingly sexist persons interrupting that enjoyment.

But it is a problem people have to create their own safe spaces to enjoy the tech scene. For instance, i remember on CCC many women complained that people randomly touched their body and this is just annoying.

the problem is not women complaining about sexism, it is men who don’t understand they act sexist







well basically i just used the description from the author, since:

Only todo.sr.ht is supported for now.

suggests other serivces might be supported in the future







probably not, imagine how it feels to just hear the output of “ls”. where every special character like underscores and such are spelled out. it probably works, but: a) i think its harder to grasp the bigger picture b) it is harder to for instance “jump” around. imagine visually jumping to the first directory that starts with “h” and then jumping to the word “heart” or something.

when you can see with your eyes you can see both in a precise and not-so-precise mode basically. The not so precise reading is for instance looking for specific patterns or something. but listening to some output is always precise. it is harder to ignore stuff which you don’t need



i think smartphones don’t need to be powerful. That only means short battery lifetime. I only need my smartphone to communicate with people and some organizational things. I don’t play games, etc.


it could be the case that one of the linked lemmy instances uses that and lemmy retrieves its data to show what this linked lemmy instance has posted


yes, but what i found much more intesting are the described mitigations and that the openbsd guys basically implemented all of the mitigations, of which one would suffice to migitate the original issue.