lemmy.ca admin and general fediverse lurker

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Joined duela 2 urte
Cake day: abe. 13, 2020


You vote with your dollars, and if you care what Apple is doing, you tell them.

Buy a non-Apple system, write to Apple, and let them know why you’re not longer purchasing Apple equipment.

It’s really simple, if you want companies to change, you stop giving them money (and you tell them why if you’re no longer doing so). Giving them money tells them they’re doing everything just right.

To clarify that comment - I handed lemmy.ca over to @smorks@lemmy.ca as I no longer have the time to run, maintain, and moderate it. The cost for me was negligible at this point - I had it sitting on a dedicated server that ran several other things.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/49203 > Hi all, > > I'm going to be taking on a rather large change of life in the very near future, and I'm having to dump a bunch of responsibilities and hobby-type things. > > This lemmy instance falls in to that category. I would love to see someone with the technical know-how volunteer to pick up the domain, this database, and host this somewhere, keeping continuity going. > > Anyone interested? > > Thanks!

Gentoo is one of my go-to’s that I come back to time and time again.

I don’t mind spending my time with Gentoo as one can have very stable systems with it (as per your choosing), and if one uses a half decent machine to do all the building, it can supply more lowly machines with a current repository of binary builds.

Yes, it has it’s headaches from time to time (similar to the mention above about Arch and what happens if you don’t update for some time), but nothing insurmountable.

I was never thrilled with Opensuse. I found regardless which flavour I was on, I had to enable so many extra repositories that it eventually turned in to a mess each time.

2 - Thanks for the clarification, I stand corrected!

One doesn’t need millions of users to have a healthy community, and if communities are built around being divisive hate machines, there’s no need to welcome them, they can stand alone as their own ignorant islands. You can’t force integration between sane society and the intolerant. The hateful intolerant have to be moderated and told to go piss up a tree.

Gab only turned off federation after it was clear they weren’t welcome anywhere.

I don’t disagree that growth of the fediverse would be a good thing, but not in an unmoderated fashion. The example growth you give is a great example of the wrong way to get growth - nobody’s trying to re-create Twitter. The style? Sure. The content? Nope.

Does this really need explaining? You think a million disinformation zombies would be a good thing?

I guess you weren’t aware that Gab is a fork of Mastodon and was originally part of the fediverse until they were essentially locked out due to their crap?

You must be American, if you believe that conservatism vs liberalism is the same thing as hateful racist trolling dickhead vs. people who don’t want that in their lives.

The rest of the world (mostly) doesn’t live by this constant “red vs. blue” anger fest.

No, harassers don’t always stop - this is a very simplistic view of things. Just ‘buck up’ and all will be well, eh? Have I misinterpreted your comments, or do you also believe that people who are on employment insurance are just lazy?

No worries - I just wanted to let you know that the notifications were occurring. They probably shouldn’t and I will be checking on Lemmy issues about it. (Just filed #1925)

Heh, I used to be biased in favour of XMPP until I did the full switch. ;-)

I’ve more than my fill of XMPP experience since it was Jabber. Pretty completely done with it at this point - and my most recent experiences were still not great, and they’re within the past couple of years. My standpoint isn’t just from a user level, as well. Have run a few XMPP servers over the years.

Element, on the other hand, has really become an excellent client.

Personally I don’t think blocking is that important, because most of the time problems can be resolved in another way, like ignoring the messages.

Blocking is extremely important to personal safety. “Ignoring” isn’t appropriate advice to anyone who’s even been deluged with crap from a harasser.

I’m with 'ya - I was fully in to the XMPP ecosystem a few years ago and found the clients so incredibly frustrating (for a variety of feature implementation issues) that I had to dump it. XMPP isn’t for families, and from what you’re saying, not good for personal safety either.

I think your information on what matrix does with metadata is outdated or over-encompassing, or both. Is your knowledge on matrix up to date? (I’m asking honestly because I immediately went searching for what the current situation with matrix is, and most of what I find with regard to this was heavily worked on in 2019 and 2020 - maybe it’s still being worked on, but it doesn’t seem to be talked about much any longer).

It sounds like, for all practical purposes, Matrix should be plenty private. If one needs extreme levels of privacy, I don’t think you want to join an untrusted server, and definitely not join group chats. One couldn’t pretend to be cautious and do those things anyway.

On, on a complete side note - (and here I am doing an edit) - were you aware that every time you edit and submit, you may be sending out notification emails? I got a new email notification for each edit you made on yours.


Heh… Come see https://lemmy.ca/post/15834 it looks like there’s still some interesting federation bugs, as your comment still resides here undeleted.

What a megalomaniac.

I guess that’s not adding any new information…

Gee, I wonder if there’s an alternative to Apple products.

You want to make Apple users aware? Start charging $1000 to replace the screen.

Also, right to repair laws. Yesterday.

You can’t even trust Microsoft with their own operating system. They have never been trustworthy.

Yes, a couple of million disinformation zombies would be fantastic.

… uh, “/c/opensource”?

Fuck Microsoft.

That, and one can’t take their account to another instance easily. A little pain for some, possibly not something some would entertain, either.

I do wish there was nomadic identity in more fediverse software… but I don’t know if there’s a standard around that.

Bahaha… No, @redbook is as qualified to do so as the next average Joe.

If you meant ‘anger’, it’s not meant to be so… Misinformation spreading, which is still attempting to happen in spades in this thread, is very frustrating. There is absolutely tons to be learned in relation to this virus and medicine that can deal with it, it’s an ongoing science experiment. But laymen seeking their own treatments on what medicines they’d like to take or not and pushing the nonsense end of it online as if their opinion matters in the world of medicine, is mostly unhelpful, and leads people down the roads of consuming horse dewormer, bleach, or hydroxychloroquine.

Man, it’s like the court of public opinion is worth everything, and scientific consensus, none.

No, there’s a pile of fraud involved in Ivermectin (amongst others) “studies”, and there is no consensus at all that suggests that an anti-parasitic medicine has any effect on COVID whatsoever (what I presume you meant by “the disease”). If that’s what you were trying to say, then you’re part of the misinformation machine. Congrats.

You completely missed the point and information presented. Sorry you can’t grok it.

You can’t just say “Just get the vaccine” and stop there. That’s the opposite of science.

I can, actually… we’re supposed to be talking about misinformation. We’re not supposed to be talking about Ivermectin because there is no medical (sane) professional suggesting that it is to be used for the treatment of COVID in any way, shape or form at this time.

Nobody referred to Ivermectin in this discussion as a horse dewormer… but I understand your point. It does do a disservice to suggest that Ivermectin is only horse dewormer, but I don’t think that’s where all the yelling and screaming has come from in general. It is definitely the lowest common denominator to yell back at antivaxxers who believe they should buy and consume horse dewormer because they “d1D Th3ir ReSeaRCh!1!” That is an actual thing that’s occurring, our local animal feed supply stores had to lock it up. Craziness.

Actual human Ivermectin is by prescription only here, I believe. Hopefully that and the fact that doctors aren’t prescribing it for COVID will keep the supply available for those who require it.

I am absolutely all for sticking to the truth. Laymen spreading misinformation is absolutely what I’m against. There is certainly no harm in studying it, but the average Joe has no business trying to interpret those studies and spreading any part of it online. Like you say, talk to your doctor. 100%.

No, you’re right, we listen to our medical professionals, who have informed us (and the media) what needs to be done to be safe.

If you get COVID-19, you don’t go to social media for some intellectualism. You go to the clinic, the doctor, the hospital, or whatever is provided by experts in your area.

I mention the podcast as it was a good one-off on the topic, by people who are qualified to discuss, on the topic of some of the ‘key’ Ivermectin ‘studies’ that are being referenced on social media that are making people do stupid shit like eat horse dewormer (first mention of this I’ve made to this point).

Right, the point of “just get vaccinated” is the first step that many that are seeking alternate medications for their possible infection are missing.

If we want to avoid misinformation, then perhaps all non-medical experts should stop discussing hearsay nonsense like Ivermectin as if our consensus on the topic would mean anything medically.

What medication should someone take when they get infected with COVID-19? The one their doctor or medical professional tells them to take. That’s it.

Seriously, go listen to that podcast. The questions I would have for you are - are you qualified to interpret any study done on any of this stuff? Are you an epidemiologist? A virologist? An anything-ist with the qualifications for understanding what’s garbage and what isn’t?

Then why are you wasting your time with it?

No layman should be looking at the studies and then spreading any part of them on social media. Not qualified.

NO! This is the problem - WHY do you, or anyone, give a crap about Ivermectin? Because you’ve been manipulated in to thinking that it’s a thing. Here’s some other questions you could ask:

Where’s the studies about chocolate chip cookies and their effect on COVID-19? Where’s the studies about Vitamin-C and it’s effect on COVID-19? Where’s the studies about dog poop and it’s effect on COVID-19?

They are all just as equally valid as your concern about Ivermectin - it’s manufactured by misinformation trolls. And they all play exactly the same role in the treatment of COVID-19.

ffs… https://ebm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/05/26/bmjebm-2021-111678

Please, have a listen to https://bodyofevidence.ca/interview-jack-lawrence-and-gid-m-k-on-ivermectin

Simply on the face of it, the notion that an anti-parasitic is useful against virii is not credulous. But hey, what does the body of evidence on it say so far?

Just get vaccinated. That’s the medicine that’s proven to help. If you catch COVID, you’d better hope you’ve been vaccinated.

Were you downvoted? That seems odd, since you’re absolutely correct.

Yes, that should be done much better, no debating that.

However, I’ve always found it a little disturbing that people tend to rush to doing the same thing as everyone else. There’s a million email services out there (well, there used to be), and these days, the barrier to entry to having one’s own email service is much, much less than it used to be. But still all sorts of people just use gmail. There’s a million reasons to not use it now.

Last, of course, though, is omfg people, you have to not be lazy when sharing your email address. Get it right. You shouldn’t be allowed to get a credit card, driver’s license, or sign up for a utility, when you’re obviously not responsible enough to pay attention to your own email address that is used as validation for so many other things.

I don’t know that I have a real problem with USB, of all the issues going on in the tech world. Like, there’s no group that’s making an open competitive solution, and do you even see the need? As far as choices go, the EU seemed to have made a pretty sane decision on this one.

What’s even better about this is Apple being shown the door with their ultra-proprietary crap. They can take their e-waste to hell with them - but they’d probably need a dongle to interface with hell. (Honestly, I have no opinion on this… lol)

Yeah, I’m sorry to hear about your experience with them, and I don’t think they have a safe space here.

Gab is a good example of the fediverse kicking the garbage out - they used to federate, but got pretty whiny when everyone defederated them.

OK, you are unfortunately down some very dark roads and are now violating code of conduct by being so extremist. There’s no conversation to be had with you. I hope you get the mental health attention you so clearly require.

a) What makes the software developers fascists? b) Do you research the licenses in all of the products you use that have software? Do you know no fascists were involved in the making of those products & services? c) What authority do you have to tell people to leave? You’ve done nothing but blather a bunch of falsehoods and want people to agree or piss off? Not happening.

Yes, I know where their code repos, including their archived ones, are. Not GPL.

It would be interesting to see if you can explain how you make a connection between software license and bigoted ideas of end users of products.

You have typed out some words but haven’t organized them in a fashion that makes sense. You’re trying to make some point about code licenses in a discussion about communities and certain types of people.

Also, you seem to be completely misinformed on random tidbits you’re throwing out there. At what point was Reddit ever GPL? Prove it.

Updated Lemmur builds - 20210112
Howdy all, If you're interested in testing out Lemmur, one of the Lemmy clients, I've created a fresh set of builds from the github source code: https://lemmy.ca/dl/lemmur-arm64-release.apk https://lemmy.ca/dl/lemmur-armeabi-v7a-release.apk https://lemmy.ca/dl/lemmur-x86_64-release.apk These builds are use-at-your-own-risk - I've just recently provided them since I have everything setup to build and I've posted a previous build set on the Lemmy matrix chat, which seemed to go over quite well. I only have an arm64 device, and it installed and seems to be working just fine for me. Enjoy!

Hi all, I have been playing around with notes on getting Lemmy installed from scratch, without using docker or ansible. While these notes have worked for me, there's probably a million iterations of 'better' that could be done to them - I'd consider them a draft at this point. That said, I have used them to create each of Lemmy's components on lemmy.ca. If you do use these, I would recommend sticking to lemmy release versions as the developers state that are likely breaking changes to things like federation in between releases. Also, I'm aware that things like the init scripts need some further work - they're just a starting point for now. If interested, please go ahead and grab https://lemmy.ca/dl/lemmy-resources.tar.gz and have a look at the lemmy-setup-notes.txt file included. There's also example configs for the various component that require them and the aforementioned init scripts. I hope this is useful to someone!

Lemmy & small VPSes
Hi all! For those who are using a very small, limited-RAM VPS (smaller than 4GB), how are you finding keeping Lemmy up to date? I'm doing each component piecemeal, and on my 2GB RAM VPS I couldn't finish lemmy backend's cargo build, just too much RAM required even with 1.5GB of swap (VPS provider is really going to enjoy that, I'm sure) I did the production build on a machine at home and copied the lemmy_server over. Seems to be fine, but... rust or lemmy seem to have some massive resource requirements on the build.