Random Joe, or should I say… GNU/Joe

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probably through mepolang scripts already, although right now in the interface i don’t know. it’s a very good question…


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SourceHut is great. politically and ethically, it is the type of platforms (and code) we need for a resilient, decentralized, autonomous future! <3


for more on the topic, one could only highly recommend the excellent book of late Philippe Aigrain (a great researcher and activist in the field):

https://archive.org/details/sharing_201408

Sharing: culture and the economy in the Internet age

by: Aigrain, Philippe

Publication date: 2012

Usage: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0Creative Commons Licensebyncnd

Topics: Free Culture, Intellectual Property, Computer file sharing, Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.), Intellectual property, Information society

Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press


1/ Any monopoly hinders free flow of information/knowledge/culture.

2/ current copyright regime is used massively to the profit of the intermediaries who exploit the authors (70y after death? srsly? how is that even a thing?!)

3/ current copyright regime is used to control and censor flows of information, like the automated censorshop (“robocop-yright”) of Youtube and others. powerful actors can use copyright from their portfolio to censor anything critical, parodic, or just new works remixing or reusing “their” works

4/ the regime of exceptions to copyright, that is supposed to represent the balance of that pact struck between authors, their intermediaries, the public and the legislator has been skewed, and consistently reduced over they years and through the use of technology. think of the right to lend a book or a physical record in the era of DRM. you cannot lend a game or a DRMed file anymore. etc.

5/ current networks exploiting works “legally” are the ones who rip the artists the most: spotify gives fractions of fractions of cents to the artists for every listen, while giving away billions to the intermediaries, and pocketing huge profits…

6/ all the propaganda about “piracy kills authors” is bullshit. same stuff was heard about (including but not limited to): electric piano, music on the radio, cassette tape recorders, VHS tapes, p2p networks, etc… peer reviewed studies all show on the contrary that people who share the most are actually active participants in culture who buy more cultural goods than the average, who act as prescriptors and recommend concerts, works, etc… to others…

The whole point of copyright law today is thus:

  • to allow intermediaries to exploit artists
  • to give them control over what is gonna be listened/viewed in order to maximize their returns on investments and minimize their risk-taking (thus empoverishing culture altogether
  • to guilt-trip passionate people, the public into NOT participating into culture (sharing is caring!) but instead becoming docile “consumers” of it
  • to help powerful actors censor free speech to comfort their power.

The only thing that would seem acceptable and was actually the norm in early 20th century is: a copyright that is solely belonging to the author (not transferable) / for a period of 5 years (eventually renewable once upon explic demand, for a minor fee, by the author… in which line of work are you paid for what you did 10 years ago anyways?) / with a generous regime of exceptions including private use not-for-profit, libraries, lending, remixes, etc.


Are we sure this is not a super-clever disguised advertisement campaign by NextCloud?


Sorry for the simplistic grid of analysis here:

DDG is a US company, and under the Patriot and FISA (and other) Acts, it makes it fair game for the US institutions to request access to any of its data regarding any of its user, without any sort of judicial process.

So in short if your concern is privacy (not even if you have any political activity that wouldnt be 100% aligned with the foreign policy of the US!) and are a NON-US person, then it’s better to avoid connecting to the servers of any US company. Is it easy to do? hell no! we’re probably talking about 90% of the web as of now… (think: AWS, Cloudflare, Google, etc.)

(+ i think DDG is hosted on AWS, and Amazon is a premium partner of US intelligence anyways…)


yes it seriously rocks. going straight to the point, eliminating most of the cruft of “modern” web. i am always surprised by how well rendered, how usable are pages in links…

and websites that don’t render well in links? well it usually means they rely on shit technology i dont want to use anyways…



not sure this project shares the objectives i described:

"Privacy

We respect your privacy. That is the whole point of this project. The only minor data we collect about visitors is what our infrastructure providers collect. These include:

GitHub
Azure DevOps
Application Insights
DigitalOcean
Cloudflare

"


curl https://ip-ranges.amazonaws.com/ip-ranges.json | jq ‘.prefixes[].ip_prefix’ | paste -sd “,” - | sed ‘s/"//g’

seems indeed interesting… the rest of the page mentions some obscure/proprietary technology…

so a few questions remain:

how would one use these list of IP addresses using free/libre software?

also can we trust Amazon themselves to declare all their IPs?

How do you do the same for Google? Cloudflare?


A friend of mine has a project that is accross an art project and a political statement, in the form of an experiment: To exemplify the power of the surveillance capitalists on the very fabric of what we still call "the Internet", they want to configure a computer to block all connections going to all known services belonging to Google, Amazon and Cloudflare (and later potentially extend this to other companies). (yes, my friend is very much aware that in practice most of the commercial web would become totally unusable. that's partly the point of the demonstration to exemplify this...) For google, they rely on an old (long) list of domains known to belong to the multiple entities composing the behemoth... an /etc/hosts points all of them to 127.0.0.1. brutal but efficient, until new domains, subdomains etc.. appear. How would you do it for amazon and its gigantic AWS platform? how would you do it for cloudflare? collect lists of their IPs (and update them over time)? edit firewall lists based on them that would sink all packets? Anyone knows of any project going in that direction?
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mutt in ssh…? but really if you want something “privacy-respecting” you may consider dropping android altogether. (hint: pinephone and other true-(GNU)-linux phones! yay!)


there is middleware like these go (mautrix) and rust libs that implement feature-perfect matrix protocol, and evolve swiftly (and with style) and let developpers focus on distinguishing their clients and features. for instance gomuks is based on mautrix…

that way we could see some “hardened” matrix client happen, that would only use encrypted-by-default-and-verified messsages, not allowmultiple keys by default, not send-or-display presence information etc.?


oh my. it was that simple?! thanks for the tip!!

i guess different themes make it more or less explicit… but still i have little excuse!1

thanks again!! <3


you mean “settings” / “blocks” / “Block community”?

This menu only displays: “- |”

to me…


or to “mute” a community, ie. not see anything from it displayed in your “ALL” timelines


don’t forget: for these rich fucks “decentralized” now means “financiarized through cyber-ponzi schemes” (aka “web3”)


Mobilizon is free/libre software and publishes through the Fediverse


because this furiously sounds like some transhumanist bullshit.

transhumanism as a prolongation of the rich elite’s desire to last forever, and their will to invest their appropriated resources into themselves, erecting fear of death as a valid investment target, making it a priority over all the problems the Earth and most people on it are facing because of them and their greed…

transhumanism should be opposed, at least for as long as we haven’t solved climate emergency…


Are you tired of explaining over and over again why crypto-ponzi-currency is bad, hypercapitalist ecocidal scam?
Let this guy explain it for you: https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=YQ_xWvX1n9g All is there, based on sound economic theory and anchored in facts....
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