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Joined duela 2 urte
Cake day: urt. 20, 2021


You need to fetch the profile’s URL (https://group.lt/u/yuu) through mastodon

You can take a look at the lemmymap: https://lemmymap.feddit.de/

Click on “instance 30d” or “growth” so that the size of the points is proportional to their users or growth.

Originally posted here: https://feddit.de/post/184

That’s very nice. Thank you for your hard work! I am curious about oauth. I did not know that 3 rd party clients needed to know the password, I will look into that!

This protects the database from a breach, but someone can set up an instance and collect the passwords from the logs:

As far as I can tell with my very limited experience, back-end encryption is the standard. One trusts the host not to steal their passwords from the logs, so protecting the data in the case of a breach is good enough. I think that it would make sense for the standard in the Fediverse to be different. Passwords should be encrypted by the client by default, and then re-hashed back-end.

It is also possible that what I am saying does not make sense in practical grounds - this is just something that surprised me while looking through the logs. I was under the wrong impression that plain text passwords were never accessible before looking into this topic.

I would be happy to see client-side password hashing implemented.

I understand that responsibility of using unique passwords falls on the user, and maybe a truly malicious instance would be able to remove the hashing (although I think that it would be possible to check if non-hashed passwords leave the client). However, the reality is that many people still re-use their password for many websites and do not use 2FA when not required. Password hashing would reduce the level of trust required of the instance makers.

On a similar vein, it would be nice to anonymize the ip addresses that are printed to the docker logs if possible, similar to the nginx logs. I think that this would be easier to undo for a malicious instance, but at least they would need to have a bit more technical knowledge to get to this information.

Thanks! I installed 0.10.2 successfully.

EDIT: /instances does not show up anymore. It seems to also not be working for lemmy.ml

Cool, thanks. I meant the file that is linked in the tutorial on how to update:


I will wait a bit longer for 0.10.2 then.

Aha, thanks. This might explain the gateway errors I experienced when trying to build using the 10.0.0 image.

I also notice that the docker-compose file still points to the lemmy-ui 0.9.9 - should I build using that version, or should I upgrade my UI image to the 10.0.1?

Last thing - if I pull the released lemmy and lemmy-ui tags (10.1.1) from github now and build my images from those, should those work fine? Or are these untested development versions?

Interesting perspective!

For me the dislike is not so much about the socialization, but rather the demand for immediate attention that the call requests. I always happen to get calls during work hours in the middle of experiments. I just let it ring and text back later, but I always make sure to take a bit longer than if they had just texted, hehe.

New instance! (Mander)
Hello! I have decided self-host an instance as a little side project because I really like the concept of lemmy. I am a scientist by profession and a naturalist basically since birth, so I have decided nature and science to be the focus of my instance. The website is https://mander.xyz I have enabled open federation, so if anyone wants to federate, let's do it! The more the merrier :-) EDIT: I decided today to rent a small VM server to host the instance, rather than hosting it from my home computer. So it should remain stable.

I am curious, what do you think that I mean when I call something an “agenda”?

When people try to call me instead of sending me a message 😠😠😠

A massive news aggregator that uses AI to be able to categorize news from all around the world in a way that allows one to filter through news articles with specific biases. This would make it easier to get a more balanced picture of world events, and would be an excellent research tool to study propaganda.

Do you know about Project Euler? https://projecteuler.net/

It contains a mixture of math and programming problems, and a similar name to the one you propose! :-)

That’s very cool! I am not familiar with Bluetooth Low Energy technologies. How does a message travel from the sender to the recipient without internet?

Hello! I am from the TCoh group at MIT, communicating from year 2,376. Preliminary data suggests that communicating with people in the past who are actively requesting to establish a communication channel with people in the future introduces an almost negligible amount of timeline dissonance, when compared to control. This is for my dissertation. Hopefully I don’t destroy your timeline more than you will. Have a nice day!

Yeah, I get what they mean - that there quantity of micro plastics is very large, and that that is an issue. In order to make that point, they make a claim that sounds quantitative “500 x # of stars in milky way = # of microplastic particles in the ocean”.

I see it this way. There are 6.022 x 10^23 carbon atoms in 12 g of pure carbon. Since there are about ~ 2 x 10^11 stars in the milky way, I can easily hold 3 trillion times as many carbon atoms as there are stars in the milky way on the palm of my hand! But this is not really an impressive feat.

Without explaining how a microplastic particle is defined, their statement gives us quite literally no information. So it really is a meaningless statement.

I am not saying that it is not true that there are a lot of microsplastics, and I am not saying that it is not an issue. What I don’t like is the form of the statement.

About the tuna, first: they claim that the species is listed as endangered, but it is listed as vulnerable.

You can see here: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/05/tuna-sells-for-record-3-million-in-auction-at-tokyos-new-fish-market.html And here: https://www.deseret.com/2020/1/7/21054116/the-worlds-priciest-tuna-japan-kiyomura-kimura-sushi-endangered

That they are talking about Pacific Bluefin Tuna. You can also see on the video that it is Pacific Bluefin Tuna. Here you can see that it is listed as vulnerable: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/170341/65166749 So, that is an outright lie.

They then show the following graph:

They are citing data from the organization that you cited above. Here is a more recent report: https://www.wcpfc.int/node/47311

Their claim in the documentary is very clear: The total population today is 3% of the population in 1970, and that it has been sharply decreasing.

Even if we put aside the fact that the SSB is not equal to the population, this is not even true for the SSB! The SSB has been increasing since 2011, and it is at 6.4% of the estimated unfished levels last year. You can try comparing the graph that they show with the graphs in the document, and you can easily confirm that they just made up that graph. They are fabricating data, and I don’t think that that is acceptable.

Now, with regards to the SSB, the SSB is a parameter that does tell you about the health of the population, as it is the amount of individuals of reproductive age that are found in the area. However, you can’t just say that the SSB is equal to the population. The reality is a lot more complicated.

With regards to the third part:

How is this different from removing the shark and saying: “Tuna are apex predators”


Both predation and food supply play a role in controlling the carrying capacity. While it is possible for an ecological imbalance to result in an extinction, it is not what will generally happen. Population dynamics are complex!

What actions do you think that the US should take with regards to the military coup in Myanmar?
These past weeks have been especially violent in Myanmar, with many protesters and non-protesters being tortured and murdered in the streets by the Junta.. In your opinion, how should the US government intervene, if at all?

Meaningless: That the amount of microplastic particles in the sea is more than 500 times the amount of stars in the milky way.

The average human has no intuitive feel for the number of stars in the milky way nor the average size of a microplastic particle. Comparative stamanets like “a fly in a football field” make sense because the average can actually wrap their head around those scales. This is not the only comparison like this, there are a lot. Misleading: When they find boats unloading Pacific Bluefin Tuna, they we have reduced the population to 3%. The species they recorded is vulnerable and should be protected, but they distorted the data from the IUCN red list. There has been a decline of 33% over the last 22 years, with a current rate of -1.16%. I believe that they quoted the worst recorded spawning stock biomass and claim (SSB of 4% of estimated unfished levels in 2014) and twisted that statistic. If you look at the trends, this is not a good measure of the total population of the species. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/170341/65166749#population

Another misleading claim: If one species go extinct, the population of its pray repidly explodes and consumes the next trophic level until they go extinct, and then starves to extinction. This starts a chain of extinctions. This is not an ecologically realistic scenario

False one: One that appears to be very false from the information that I could gather is the claim that longliners use enough longline to wrap the entire world 500 times each day. I tried to find how many active longliners there are, and according to an outdate review it was a few thousand. You need about 440,000 large longeliners fishing daily to get these numbers.

They value animal life and believe that humans have no right to take them. They think that animals deserve a cruelty-free life, and that the methods that we use to consume them is cruel. When discussing sustainable practices, they make it clear that in their view there is no such thing as sustainable, because causing suffering is not acceptable. Their agenda is to save the animals from humans.

I agree with their goal, but I am not the kind of person that thinks that the ends justify the means.

Not a fan. They use a lot of hyperbole. They make several meaningless, misleading, or outright false claims.

They also act very paranoid and stage “persecusions”. I was reminded of the time that the Sea Sheperd’s captain pretended to be shot by the Japanese on Whale Watchers. They are willing to play dirty tricks and lie in order to push their agenda.