25 | he/him | Wiradjuri | Junior Vice President of generallyrubbish dot net
But if Twitter users move over, will they like having to figure out the rules and politics of each instance they want to join or knowing that the administrators of those servers can read their DMs?
I wish people would stop bringing up how admins can read DMs on Masto. Yes, they technically can but 99.9% of them could not give a shit about what you’re DMing to other users. Until Elon implements encrypted DMs, Twitter staff can read your DMs too.
The concept of learning a new set of rules (which are mostly just “don’t be an asshole” and “don’t be a Nazi”) is a non-issue when your moderation team is actually made up of easily contactable people. If you don’t like the rules, you can easily migrate your account elsewhere.
I’m glad Akkoma seems to be opposing all the freeze peach nuts who very much gave Pleroma the reputation for being the Mastodon of Nazis.
We need alternatives to Mastodon. MissKey is nice (although had major federation issues for me and was barely updated when I went to use it through YunoHost) and GoToSocial seems to be making decent progress but something lightweight like what Pleroma used to be would be nice (depending on how you see it) for self-hosters who just want to run their instance from a Raspberry Pi or a cheap VPS.
Unless you really can’t put more RAM in your machine, no.
Swap is fairly read/write heavy, and it’ll definitely eat into the the life of your SSD. SSDs already have a shorter lifespan than mechanical drives as it is so it’s probably in your best interest to prolong it.
Format your SSD in a flash-friendly format like F2FS if your distro supports booting from it, increase your actual RAM if you really need more RAM and avoid using swap off an SSD if you can really help it.
Native clients are nice to haves and are great for weird old GPUs that don’t support Vulkan, but as you’re saying they’re probably pointless in about 95% of cases since most people run systems capable of running Proton with DXVK.
Still, there will probably come a time when Microsoft drops Windows 10 support and vendors making software for Windows 11 will be forced to opt into some of the security virtualization features Win 11 offers that could cause issues for Proton. The GPU virtualization features could be overcome with native Vulkan support, but some of the memory virtualization and potential future measures may warrant the existence of native Linux clients.
Ubuntu always felt kinda corporate and rubbed me the wrong way. Never really been a fan.
I gave Ubuntu MATE a go on my GPD Win 2 since it was the only officially supported distro available. All the weird little software bugs and issues, plus them discontinuing support for some of GPDs devices, did little to make me like it more over time.
They’re one of the bigger firms hosting and keeping extreme right wing content available on the internet. They only come out and say they won’t host certain sites when enough of a stink is kicked up about them. Otherwise, they don’t care where the money comes from.
4chan is still being protected by Cloudflare after all these years. How long until people speak up and get Cloudflare to drop them too?
For public chargers? Payment processing. It’s like asking why a service station needs internet to process a card transaction to pay for your petrol.
Mind you, I do partially understand where you’re coming from. Most modern cars are unfortunately packed to the brim with so many computer controlled and internet intergrated components to the point where it hinders the reliability of the vehicle and the privacy of the vehicle’s occupants. For electric cars, a lot of this is somewhat unavoidable.
It’s for a lot of these privacy and reliability reasons (and money) that I’m just going to drive my current petrol car until it dies. Maybe we’ll start to see more hydrogen cars by then, preferably clean hydrogen. Maybe more car manufacturers will opt to just make models without all the touchscreen infotainment crap and just give me a radio and some dials to tell me what’s going on. I know Suzuki started making a version of the new Jimny with a bog standard radio in it, so there’s definitely a demand for basic cars that just work.
The worst of this are the “gesture bars” that iOS and even Android are starting to use on the bottom of their screens for navigation. Just give me buttons that I can understand instead of making me learn what finger movement I’m supposed to use to bring up my running apps or go back.
God I really miss buttons.
It’s more a question of migrating their audiences over to these new platforms. Trump gets away with it because of a massive marketing campaign and the fact that a lot of his supporters are already on “alternative” platforms like Telegram and, for some of his more tech literate fans, Pleroma and Mastodon instances/forks.
It’s the same reason Elon didn’t start his own Mastodon instance and instead started to buy Twitter - most of his followers are already firmly entrenched in their social networking sites of choice.
I pretty much just use Kavin’s Piped instance (https://piped.kavin.rocks) over any Invidious instance now. While Invidious is able to download stuff when I don’t have access to NewPipe or yt-dlp, Piped just seems to work a lot better overall.
Invidious might be light, but it’s unlikely to ever have much more work done on it by anyone thanks to it being written in Crystal.