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  1. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Apart from the recently-merged and still pending MRs to Tildes, which I've been keeping up to date with master, I built the initial version of Tug of Vote today. It's a poll service and mostly a...

    Apart from the recently-merged and still pending MRs to Tildes, which I've been keeping up to date with master, I built the initial version of Tug of Vote today. It's a poll service and mostly a toy project to experiment with the possibilities of capability URLs.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on You can now search your own topics and comments, and a theme preview page is available in ~tildes.official

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    This is one of the fixes Deimos added to my initial preview page (which looks slightly different, too); it's accomplished using the pointer-events: none rule.

    This is one of the fixes Deimos added to my initial preview page (which looks slightly different, too); it's accomplished using the pointer-events: none rule.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on Mastodon 3.0 has been released in ~tech

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    In case any of you are looking for more Tildes Users to follow, we had a thread about this a while back: https://tildes.net/~talk/9h4/share_your_mastodon_ids

    In case any of you are looking for more Tildes Users to follow, we had a thread about this a while back: https://tildes.net/~talk/9h4/share_your_mastodon_ids

    2 votes
  4. Comment on ActivityPub: The “Worse Is Better” Approach to Federated Social Networking in ~tech

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    The points mentioned here are pretty valid, and I'd like to refer to Christopher Lemmer Webber's various theorycrafting efforts on how to "fix" ActivityPub. He's one of the original authors of the...

    The points mentioned here are pretty valid, and I'd like to refer to Christopher Lemmer Webber's various theorycrafting efforts on how to "fix" ActivityPub. He's one of the original authors of the protocol and has some exciting proposals and prototypes how to enhance safety and UX for federated networks, including relying more on the mentioned "capabilities" (ocaps).

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Is there a way to see what the different colours of comments mean? in ~tildes

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    Yes, they are — though this is probably just you and @Algernon_Asimov choosing different names for the same color ;) You can see which exact colors are used in the source code (the relevant bits...

    Yes, they are — though this is probably just you and @Algernon_Asimov choosing different names for the same color ;)

    You can see which exact colors are used in the source code (the relevant bits are the identifiers alert for new highlights, comment-label-exemplary for exemplary highlights, stripe-mine for your comments, and stripe-target for linked comments), though mostly identical colors are used across all themes, obviously fit to match the particular theme.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Remove Richard Stallman in ~tech

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    The Software Freedom Conservancy, an organization offering infrastructure and legal resources to several major FLOSS projects, just published a statement titled "Richard Stallman Does Not and...

    The Software Freedom Conservancy, an organization offering infrastructure and legal resources to several major FLOSS projects, just published a statement titled "Richard Stallman Does Not and Cannot Speak for the Free Software Movement", calling for him to step down from positions of leadership.

    10 votes
  7. Comment on Who is "John Smith" in your country? in ~talk

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    Max Mustermann is the informal "John Q. Public"; on official document samples, it's nearly without exception his (ex?)-wife Erika Mustermann. There's also what I'd call the Mustermann saga (de),...

    Max Mustermann is the informal "John Q. Public"; on official document samples, it's nearly without exception his (ex?)-wife Erika Mustermann. There's also what I'd call the Mustermann saga (de), where users of the German Wikipedia tried to reconstruct her biography based on all of the ID/permit/driver's license samples she's been featured on. Needless to say, it's not exactly coherent.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Remove Richard Stallman in ~tech

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    First of all, I believe it's commendable that you choose to interpret his words charitably on this issue. Now, let's try and see him from a public perspective. Why is he the asshole here?...

    First of all, I believe it's commendable that you choose to interpret his words charitably on this issue. Now, let's try and see him from a public perspective.

    Why is he the asshole here? Interjecting on some mailing list with an unsolicited essay about your peculiar opinions on the definition of "sexual assault" in a manner that'd get you booed for pointless pedantry even on this site definitely qualifies as asshole behavior, at least for me. Your mileage may vary, obviously, though I found that most people that don't exhibit knee-jerk "political correctness gone mad!"-style reactions to this piece agree with me on this point.

    Why does it matter? In one word: optics. Stallman isn't some rando on the internet (though we might be better off if he were). He's the almost revered leader and founder of the Free Software Movement. He's the president of the FSF. "What if the child consents tho" isn't something you want your organization's president to say, most definitely not publicly. It's utterly irrelevant what intentions he had. It looks like he's defending paedophiles. These new comments don't come off as much better, either. If he wants to serve in a public-facing role, he needs to be aware of the implications of his words. He either seems to be blissfully and completely unaware of them or not perceive them as negative.

    Who is this Minsky person?

    Marvin Lee Minsky (August 9, 1927 – January 24, 2016) was an American cognitive scientist concerned largely with research of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts concerning AI and philosophy.

    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Stallman, in the part of his mail quoted in the article, accepts that that Minsky had sex with one of Epstein's underage victims.


    And yes, the author is upset. She admits it in the very first sentence. Because this is another example of the tech community just shrugging off these things because the assholes are "important". It's similar with sexism in the tech community (which is why the latter part of the article talks about it), but maybe pointing out this social anti-pattern of "they've worked so hard for us, you can't hold them to too high standards, give them a break already" works better with an example that is something more clearly offensive to the average techie than the sexism they might participate in themselves. I sincerely hope it does.

    34 votes
  9. Comment on Testing if YT topics are really not showing the “YouTube: Channel Name” data in ~test

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    Only in certain groups (I think ~creative and ~music) the topic author is considered the "source" for link topics, everywhere else it's the link's domain/YT channel/Twitter poster.

    Only in certain groups (I think ~creative and ~music) the topic author is considered the "source" for link topics, everywhere else it's the link's domain/YT channel/Twitter poster.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on LGBTQ individuals, how's life? in ~lgbt

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    The latter: more or less the moment I started being attracted to people, which pretty much always happened entirely regardless of their gender. It took me some years to notice that this isn't the...

    When did you realize you weren't cis/straight/etc?

    The latter: more or less the moment I started being attracted to people, which pretty much always happened entirely regardless of their gender. It took me some years to notice that this isn't the default, though — that was a weird realization.
    The former, this April. The hints for that part reach back into early puberty for me, but I didn't really have the language nor the confidence to describe my experiences.

    Are you out or still in the closet?

    I came out to some close friends as bi, and later to my (catholic but rather progressive on these issues) parents, too. Since then I've basically been acting as if everyone knew. Pretty liberating. I'm not out as enby/gender-confused mess to anyone IRL except two therapists, and unless things go wrong intensely somewhere, I intend to keep it that way for a while.

    How's the social situation where you live? (Are you accepted?)

    Regarding the sexuality issue, luckily, yes. Nearly without exception, people either genuinely don't care or are supportive … in their own ways. I do have massive anxiety about coming out as trans though.

    In a relationship? If so, how did you meet?

    No, and I don't intend to pursue one until I sort some things out, including (but not exclusively) my gender identity.

    Anything on your mind? (Doesn't have to be related to your identity/orientation.)

    Three entirely unrelated things:

    1. I finished my first attempt at a cohesive short story yesterday, so that's very nice. Doesn't feel complete even though I wrote more than I initially wanted to, though.
    2. My parents gifted me Love, Simon last birthday. I'm unsure whether I should be ecstatic that they chose to affirm me in that way or embarrassed because they gifted me a gay romance movie. Hm.
    3. I hooked up an old FeTAp 791-1 picture stolen phone's receiver to an audio jack coming from my PC. The audio quality is not astonishing, but trust me: the compulsion to sing along into the receiver is totally worth it.
    8 votes
  11. Comment on What happens when you launch a fresh install of Firefox? in ~comp

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    According to the stickied comment in the r/linux discussion on this,

    According to the stickied comment in the r/linux discussion on this,

    Author is a Brave browser employee. That doesn't make what he's saying wrong, but this is something that isn't immediately disclosed.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/bravesampson

    14 votes
  12. Comment on Privacytools delisted Brave from their website in ~tech

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    From the second link in the stickied comment on that post:

    From the second link in the stickied comment on that post:

    The only reason I can surmise, is that Brave doesn't like being under scrutiny by those who wish to ensure they aren't doing anything that violates privacy.

    This is my personal impression of the situation. The reason they cited was they did not want to "respond to all complaints" about Brave Browser from the privacytools.io community.

    Brave has historically been a controversial topic in our community, with most users requesting it be delisted and having various reasons for doing so. We (the PTIO team) have always pushed back against those complaints because at that point in time having a Chromium-based option we felt was important for our readers. As Firefox matures to the point where it is easy to recommend for most users, even non-technical ones, we felt that many of the reasons we gave to keep Brave listed on the site were no longer as important.

    So, when making the decision to remove Brave from the site, we both took into account all the complaints our community has had with Brave over the years, and the fact that Brave does not want to be associated with us or subject to those complaints in the first place. It made it a fairly easy decision to make, despite the pushback we got from some Brave fans.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    This week I listened quite a lot to Children of Termina, an album heavily inspired by the Majora's Mask soundtrack. Though I haven't played MM itself, I generally have fond memories of other Zelda...

    This week I listened quite a lot to Children of Termina, an album heavily inspired by the Majora's Mask soundtrack. Though I haven't played MM itself, I generally have fond memories of other Zelda titles and it's really well composed.
    Apart from that, Das Boot ist voll from the recent post here really stuck with me and I started looking into more songs from Faber.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Does anybody here use a wake up light? in ~health

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    Yeah, it helped me wake up this morning. I don't really have any fancy solution, just an old desk lamp pointed at the roof slope over my bed, wired up to a timer switch so it turns on in the...

    Yeah, it helped me wake up this morning. I don't really have any fancy solution, just an old desk lamp pointed at the roof slope over my bed, wired up to a timer switch so it turns on in the morning and puts itself out again. Since I started using it (it lights up about 45 minutes before my alarm goes off) I find it far easier to stay awake instead of just rolling to the other side.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Recognizing basic security flaws in local password managers in ~comp

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    I mean, you're absolutely right — once an attacker gets access to my database I'm screwed. But considering that this database is only on devices that would have me screwed similarly if an attacker...

    I mean, you're absolutely right — once an attacker gets access to my database I'm screwed. But considering that this database is only on devices that would have me screwed similarly if an attacker got access to them, this concern is kind of void for me. If you're already inside my PC, I can't stop you from creating a bad day for me anyway, so why lose massive convenience for effectively zero benefits?

    16 votes
  16. Comment on Unofficial Weekly Discussion #2 - Topic tag system brainstorming session in ~tildes

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    We already have a videos tag that does a lot of what you're describing. I like the idea of tagging more content types a lot, though.

    We already have a videos tag that does a lot of what you're describing. I like the idea of tagging more content types a lot, though.

    5 votes