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Joined duela 2 urte
Cake day: urt. 24, 2021


That’s an awesome alternative from Tails! Brazilians need to be better educated on privacy and FOSS in general, I can’t put into words how frustrating it is that, while Mastodon has been having a surge from users all over the globe, Brazilians instead flocked to some thing I never heard before called “Koo”.

Reason for that choice you ask? The name sounds like a Brazilian slang for " butthole"…

Edit: alternative -> initiative

First, I don’t think we should be cheering on the state doing anything to limit working people’s ability to do anything.

I hope that’s not a hill you’re willing to die on, you’re literally advocating for the decriminalization of, say, assassins for hire.

I had it on my Galaxy Nexus for a while early on, when it was still a Canonical project. It was nowhere near daily driver ready, but it was a fun experience. I was hoping it world grow to become a competitor to the duopoly, but oh well…

I remember using the FirefoxOS browser extension too, another fun little project that was dropped.

You mean like with vaccines and stuff? I mean, I live on Brazil, the president (yeah, that one) has been spreading crap like “COVID is just a small” flu, “chloroquine totally works, guys” and “vaccines bad” from day one, and that took no small part on our road to 600.000 deaths and counting, I’m pretty sure. Just a few months ago he pretty much said on a Facebook live stream that the vaccines cause AIDS, without a care in the world.

Thankfully Brazil was not already a nest of antivaxxers and conspiracy theorists before 2020 like USA was, otherwise I’m sure we would be even far worse than we are now.

Thanks for the concern, it’s bad, but I totally see treatments starting to show up in the future, like how people treat Alzheimer and such. Sure they won’t undo all the damage COVID has done, but at least it’ll be something.

I got COVID after a year ago and my already less than stellar memory has been senile levels of bad ever since. Same thing with my attention spam. Results may vary from person to person, but it’s pretty bad.

This is the first time I see Signal in Brazilian news since the controversy regarding WhatsApp’s policy change one year ago (Signal’s adoption is null here, while WhatsApp is king, with Telegram somewhere in between), all because “WhatsApp’s founder is back leading a messaging app”, so for now we can say this move is at least good marketing for them.

Lemmy peaked the moment I joined, and I will forever take the merit for that. /s

(Any idea what happened between January and February last year?)

comes to Lemmy

posts “Lemmy is growing!”

refuses to elaborate


Jokes aside, was there supposed to be something more to this? lol

Ah, yes, I saw that episode of Black Mirror. No thank you.

It’s sad that we even have peer pressure to buy new shitty AAA games on launch.

For real. I’m glad my friends aren’t those drones buying the exact same EA/Activision/Ubisoft games every year, and instead we played over the years things like Don’t Starve, Trine, Left 4 Dead, Stardew Valley and a whole lot of Dota 2. I cannot imagine what it’s like to have your gaming experience so limited to online godamn shooters, I’d rather just find another hobby if it gets to that.

But china certainly wants to control what’s running on their systems.

I mean, yes, that’s why ditching Microsoft and going Linux is the right move, they can create their own distribution and have complete control.

To be fair, last time we got news of Protonmail “doing sketchy stuff”, it turned out they weren’t storing anyone’s IPs at all until a government body demanded they to do it for the specific targets, and well, they still gotta follow the law. So well, I think it’s reasonable to have just a little bit of trust on Protonmail too whenever the next bad news pops up.

Historically, Twitter and Facebook have taken the position that world leaders should be exempted from most rules because the public has a right to know what their governments have to say and may be thinking. That changed when former President Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook, however, so social media platforms seem to be taking a wait-and-see approach this time around.

No, nothing changed, they let the lunatic run his mouth for 4 full years– ironically, the white house itself had to step in and censor him at times to prevent literal wars, and the social platforms only banned him after he lost the election and was actively trying to weaponize his base against America to try a literal insurrection. But sure, whatever the article says.

If they are scanning their servers, you can just not send photos to their servers, but if they are scanning your phone or computer, that is a dangerous new line they just crossed.

I am not a heavy Mastodon user, but I heard about Misskey for the very first time yesterday. From what I could gather from the few-days-old conversation, it’s only now starting to gain traction as “everybody seems to be jumping in”.

Interesting to see they advertising this with Jedi Fallen Order, Valve really has faith in Proton and I love it.

Gotta love how backwards their excuse for data collection is…

You don’t have to share data with the authorities, if you don’t have data to share. Example: Signal.

Lmao I actually had a few laughs going through this guy’s post history, good troll, I rate it 6/10.

And he even has a funny new community. Ok, I will bump it up to 7/10.

Not twisting anything, just pointing out the hypocrisy in the quoted text.

Also I’m at work, so I won’t dig in his past behavior on the internet for you now, but I am not the only one mentioning this stuff, which also had a part on RMS’s resign years ago, so there is little reason to still bring his misogyny into question today on 2021. Guy’s a boomer with some outdated boomer views, but being a boomer doesn’t excuse him for not updating his views.

One can speak whatever the hell they want as long as it is not racist, xenophobic or provoking crime

But misogyny is where you draw the line?

Well, if you came here expecting it to be like Gab, it’s not, I’m sorry, this place still have rules.

Not even close, Telegram is worse than even WhatsApp when it comes to cryptography. In fact, years ago a corrupt politician got his schemes to put Brazil’s ex-president Lula in jail exposed because his messages weren’t E2EE.

Kinda crazy to think, but if he was using the dominant app in the country, WhatsApp, that wouldn’t have happened.

New communities: c/residentevil and c/metalgear
Created two new communities for posts specific to those video game franchises, feel free to join! [c/ResidentEvil](https://lemmy.ml/c/residentevil) [c/MetalGear](https://lemmy.ml/c/metalgear)

I’m so glad! Having to open Lemmy on the browser on my phone every day was the one little inconvenience I was having, finally having the app is great. And it’s a good app too, good job, team!

EDIT: Ok, two things; first, typo, second, I found something missing from the app, I had to open the browser again to edit this comment. But I’m still enjoying the app, good launch anyway!

to my eyes those are advertised as public forums

Tbh I think that is what the users decided to call internet forums in general, I don’t think I ever saw a company call their product a “public forum”.