I personally would love if voting was restricted to members of a specific community. That would truly help augment the signal/noise ratio. Practical example: it’s not uncommon on /c/anarchism to have stalinist fanboys come and mass-downvote all they can find… except our forum is not intended for them to consume/judge.
Well The Register’s article does not sound anti-Wikipedia at all. In fact i would argue it’s pretty much pro-Wikipedia, since this kind of nonsensical “vandalism” (as they say in wiki land) is entirely transparent and so was possible to identify at all.
Now yogthos is pretty much anti-Wikipedia because they see it as a pro-US propaganda machine. Which is silly, you just have to read articles on Julian Assange, weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, CoIntelPro, or NSA to realize that many Wikipedia articles directly contradict US national interests and propaganda apparatus.
Unfortunately there is close to zero trustworthy hardware manufacturer these days. In the DIY world there’s still Virax or Festool who have a well-deserved good reputation. In the laptop/phone space there’s some manufacturers making efforts like System76/Librem and a few others, but they still have no power over all the components so obsolescence (planed or not) still applies.
But in the 2D printer world it’s just… mafia everywhere. Apparently print heads are remarkable high-tech that are designed around specific ink mechanical properties to handle, and there’s very few people/corporations with the know-how and the budget to produce these. That’s why you find an abundance of free-hardware 3D printers (a heating head is easy to manufacture) but exactly zero free-hardware 2D printer.
I personally would spend more money than i should on a free-hardware 2D printer. Printers are usually the worst pieces of hardware i have to interact with.
According to Videolan org there is officially no motive communicated yet, but as the article points out there’s a correlation that some viruses used forked VLC as a means of reaching targets lately. It’s not far-fetched to imagine that someone, somewhere in an office who has no idea what “compiling” even means thought they need to block the (official) VLC website to stop the infections.
I recommend you read some history. Many popular uprisings have been led by women at the forefront. That organized workers movements gave them little space/autonomy (much like for non-white people) is undeniable, but to say that worker struggles were a “men’s right movement” is a REALLY far stretch.
I’m not from the USA but for example there two major figures of the workers movement in late 19th century / early 20th were Emma Goldman and Lucy Parsons. That they’ve been mostly erased from history books tells more about who writes/distributes the books and their agenda than about a perceived lack of women in social struggles.
For example, when it comes to anarchism people usually recommend reading Kropotkin/Bakunin/Proudhon, slipping under the carpet the many theoretical contributions of women. If only to name one, read Emma Goldman ;)
If you’re into golang, mellium.im looks like a decent library (i played around with it but nothing serious). It’s evolving rather quickly although it’s still lacking behind in features, but the maintainer is friendly and very welcome to devs using the library to find out the pain points and missing features.
I think the rest of the thread has good arguments on the topic, but the main idea is that regulations around sex work mostly impact sex workers and not the client. Even the criminalization of clients results in bad outcomes for the workers, so if you’d like to frame prostitution as a question of workers rights and public health, it’s important to center the debate around the experiences and problems of sex workers themselves.
To paraphrase someone else, as long as money exist there will be sex work. The question is what kind of labor conditions do we want for the sex workers?
Good point, but unfortunately recycling materials is really hard processes. Most IT materials cannot be recycled (at least with current techniques), and to extract the “recyclable” materials requires considerable amounts of harmful/polluting chemicals. For example, extracting gold from electronics is a common practice in electronic landfills, but the process isn’t eco-friendly.
I’m not saying extracting new resources is better for the environment, far from it. I’m just saying the situation is real bad currently.
We can! There’s an entire research field of “green IT” dedicated to that. However, there is 0 practical industrial application because the industry is focused on performance, not recyclability. Recyclable computers would probably be bigger and heavier, and we may not have 4k ultra-portable devices, but i personally think the tradeoff is worthwhile.
I believe the state should interfere in economics, protect its citizens from monopolies and ruthless profit oriented tactics and provide support for those in need
I’m curious how you consider that compatible with private property. Let’s take a practical example: in France there’s over a million empty dwellings, and there’s people sleeping on the streets. What do you consider is the most sensible course of action: let people sleep on the streets, or take over empty dwellings to rehouse everyone unconditionally?
If you believe human needs are more important than arbitrary religious beliefs like money/property then i’m afraid you are very much against the principle of private property which says that resources are “owned” by someone and only that specific person gets to decide how those resources are used.
I don’t disagree, but that argument is limited. First, because someone has to be the person asking on the forums: (at least) one person will have to go to great lengths to find the answer for what is not documented in advance. Second, because you don’t always have internet access to perform a search. Third, because documenting well-known quirks and patterns helps build a better understanding on how things fit together and what painpoints can be addressed as a project.
I was serious about my question. Apart from FreeBSD, do you know of a distro that comes with a comprehensive manual? I really like the Debian admin handbook but i believe it’s a shame this has to be done by “external” contributor (it’s not a core project to the distro) and certainly does not cover all parts of the system unfortunately.
For example, LGBTQ+ right movements are leftist in some sense
I don’t think this is true at all. I believe queer movements could be interpreted to be leftist in some sense, in that they defy current norms and expectations, but there’s many many LGBT people who are very conservative or outright fascists. Take a look at the top10 trans youtubers for example, or to give an example closer to home, Florian Philippot is a famous gay politician from the fascist party Front National.
I would also argue that women have often been instrumentalized in colonial discourse (“white men protecting brown women from brown men”), and that lately this discourse has shifted to include trans/gay people (pinkwashing). Two examples:
All in all, i would say reproductive rights and views on gender are different axis than left/right. They could be fitted on a top/down authoritarian-libertarian axis (in that they represent personal self-determination vs society-driven roles) but could as well become axis of their own.
As I seem to understand from other comments that you are French, may I ask whether you know (/ what you think about) the Peertube channel !esprit_critique ?
I am french on papers, although proudly anti-french in spirit (being an anarchist). I don’t know about this video channel though. I’ll try to think to take a look, don’t hesitate to remind me in the future ;)
That’s interesting, thanks for sharing! Though personally i don’t understand why we need to make so many distros, i think it’s a symptom of some failure at some point in the software supply chain.
It should be fun and trivial to build special packages on a special repository that package useful software and configurations. If it’s not and we have to build an entirely new distro (and rebuild/patch all packages in the long run) for trivial modifications, there’s a problem.
I mean there’s hundreds of Debian/Ubuntu forks simply focusing on settings presets or a specific desktop environment. Of course there’s the official Debian blends and Ubuntu spins, but i feel like they’re mostly not addressing the issue. It should be trivial for me to take my favorite packages/settings for my favorite distro and turn that into a bootable iso that will apply my favorite settings without having to maintain an entire distro that’s going to be plagued by unapplied security patches sooner or later.
Sex robots are far more ethical and accessible than prostitution
I strongly disagree, for three major reasons:
sex robots produce new forms of dehumanization: i have nothing against masturbation and/or employing ordinary objects to take pleasure, but giving human characteristics to a robot that’s supposed to be used as a passive object could (i don’t have the science on this topic sorry) make it easier to objectify other people as well ; this question is widely being debated in the topic of personal voice assistants (Siri, Cortana…) and how having a docile human-sounding could encourage verbal/emotional abuse
sex robots are polluting: they’re electro-mechanical parts assembled from raw human suffering (in mines/factories) that help completely destroy the environment ; in that sense, prostitution (given some protection for sex workers) is an organic and eco-friendly alternative to sex robots
parallel (but not equal) to point 1 is that from what i gather from my friends who do sex work on a regular basis, a lot of clients employ their services not just for sex but for emotional bonding/support, to escape their miserable daily lives or just to have someone to talk to (or practice weird kinks with) without judgement… this kind of capacity will never be provided by a robot
“We don’t work with advertisers. We only work with governments and secret police to slaughter their own population or go colonize other countries.” <-- that line of defense reminds me of the Amesys story, in which french television interviewed an Amesys representative who insisted their spyware they sold to north african dictatorships before the arab spring only ever caught terrorists and pedophiles ^^
Maybe we need a dedicated thread, but “merit-based” immigration is a racist scam. When you go travel abroad with your fancy european/american ID, are you asked for the merits you’re gonna bring to the countries you’re visiting?
Why can i with a french passport travel anywhere in the former french colonies without a visa, while Mali/Senegal/etc citizens require a long process to acquire a visa?
What does it mean to judge people based on their “merit”? How is that evaluated? As someone born in France, should i be evaluated based on my merits too? Why do immigrants who wish to reside in France get indoctrinated/interrogated about about stories and ideas i disagree with as a french person? Why is it ok for me to disagree with the french Empire but not with immigrants?
I don’t in absolute (and in isolation from other questions) disagree with the principle of chosen immigration. If we lived in an autonomous community and could only sustain 200 people, we’d have to be careful who we let in and how they can help the community thrive. But “chosen” immigration on a country-scale in some of the richest countries on earth where there’s millions of empty dwellings and tons of wasted food is just a racist scam.
What would attract you about this idea? Why do you feel like it’s even needed in the first place?
PS: See, we can have debates here on lemmy.ml too :P :P
You mean when you have “leftists” doing free-labor propaganda for one of the wealthiest imperialist leaders on Earth (Putin)? :D
i don’t really like this bubble theory. It’s important to have a comfort zone where you can express yourself freely, and that’s incompatible with a fully open-door policy (no moderation). In the global north, people complaining about filter bubbles are really complaining about people escaping from the majority view, which is a feature not a bug.
But i agree with you that some places to meet/debate is very good. Nobody was born anarchist or queer, and only through debate and praxis can we evolve to become better versions of ourselves. Hell, i’ve met some right-wingers in my life who were much more left-wing than some communists (i said some)…
I don’t mean to be rude, but how is centrism not right-wing? To be fair, in my view of politics i consider most so-called left-wing parties (socialists, communists) to be right-wing as well. To me, the Left stands for abolition of private property and money.
How do you define your centrism? If we start from this, i may be able to elaborate on what i perceive as right or wrong with your views. I personally could consider myself a centrist in a non-traditional sense because as an anarchist i’m opposed to political parties (who divide the people on brand not principles), but i don’t think that’s what you had in mind :)
Why would you consider yourself anti-communist? If you mean you’re against absolute raw State power ruining our lives (like in the USSR) i very much agree, but communism can exist without coercion and State power. In fact, i would argue there was no Communism under the USSR and communism (stateless, classless society) is still a worthy goal.
Nope, nothing at all. It’s just a masquerade. I don’t like absolutist statements in general, but in that specific case, multi-factor auth does not provide code signature to other users, it’s just a gatekeeping mechanism for Github to authenticate you. This means whether they have a security breach or someone at Github wants to harm you, they definitely can push out malicious updates in your name, and therefore such measures have nothing to do with security in the context of “who wrote the code i’m downloading?”.
It’s a little bit like banks: they may require all the security measures they like, at the end of the day they can run away with all our money like they did in Greece and there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it.
To be fair, multi-factor authentication can help reduce the most obvious cases of password theft (eg. via a virus on a single device). But it does very little to stop phishing (unless using TOTP precisely, which is slowly becoming unsupported), bit/typo-squatting, etc.
We can disagree on political stuff all day, but you will find this very interesting.
I read it when you previously published it, and i’m personally not a fan of GrapheneOS approach. I was just pointing out posts on /c/privacy should be understandable by people passing by who don’t know the whole story, and that you could make a /c/graphenelies community dedicated to this particular story, where no additional context would be required in a post.
There is also a section where one of the Reddit power mods admittedly want Lemmy to stay obscure.
Fun fun fun :)
These people do not merely reside in my brain
Sorry i think you misunderstood me, and i meant no insult. I meant we other Lemmy users who are not in your brain need additional context/info to understand the matter.
As for the work I do, I have been arguably one of the people who have done the most legitimate work in privacy community
So to be clear i was not attacking/diminishing you in any way (or at least did not intend to) and you do not have justify your involvement. Still, thank you for taking part in privacy struggles.
Nice short helper!
Why would you
eval cd "\"\$$#\"" ??? So you’re passing all arguments to
mkdir potentially making several folders (
mkcd test1/foo1 test2/foo2), then moving into the last provided argument ($# is 1 when there is one argument and $1 is the argument) via some exec magic. To be fair it does look safe (but execs always look safe :D) but why not move into the first provided argument instead (
&& cp "$1") and avoid that dance entirely?
You don’t need to add a phone number at all: https://lemmy.ml/post/257191/comment/176967
At least they support TOTP. I heard lately a lot of service providers (including banks) are dropping TOTP in favor of hardware tokens and phone apps. That’s a worrying trend.
And security keys can be independently manufactured (even by ourselves) and disposed of when desired
I think that’s part of the problem: we don’t need or want junk electronics for every single person/identity that goes online. It brings little benefits (a hardware token is much easier to steal than a private TOTP key on an encrypted system) and is bound to help destroy the environment ever more.
Anonymity (…) can protect victims of abuse, yes, but it can also protect online abusers
For sure, but there is a power imbalance that pseudonymity helps address. Harassers/stalkers/rapists are often empowered by their local legal system and law enforcement agencies: Facebook introduced a “real name” policy about 10 years ago pretending it would magically stopped harassment… has it?
You’re argument here is like saying HTTPS is meaningless now that almost everyone is using it, when the security uplift is such a huge net positive for everyone
I agree HTTPS is good (although it would be better with encrypted SNI and such). But 2FA for a centralized capitalist platform has nothing to do with security. If you want more-secure code distribution, use PGP git signatures and a distribution mechanism like guix channel introductions.
you’ll need MFA to use the website/app
That’s already the case to some extent, and i hate it. I hate that Github forces me to open my mail client every time i want to login (because my Tor browser doesn’t keep cookies across sessions).
Of course, it depends on your usecase. I use Github for minor contributions to volunteer projects. In this specific case, anything that gets in the way of user contribution is in my view a problem.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I hope you understand the nuance i’m trying to bring and that i’m not opposed to security practices in general. Hell, i would love if i could use PGP/SSH auth everywhere… :D
Sounds like a bug. When you turn on debug logging do you see anything specific? (i don’t even know if debug logging is a thing in Lemmy ansible setup). Can you maybe also try with another SMTP client like msmtp to see if you can reach your mail server from it? It’s possible that some network misconfiguration prevents it, or that your mail provider has blocked your IP/range for some reason.
Incredible community! Maybe some day i should try and participate there instead of writing ansible spaghetti code :P