ehmry's recent activity

  1. Comment on Radio Nouspace: Experimental internet radio in ~arts

  2. Comment on What are some songs/albums that strongly benefit from their "outside story"? in ~music

  3. Comment on What's the deal with gemini? in ~comp

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    Gemini is necessary because an advertising company has a monopoly over web browsers and has captured the web-standards process. Webdev is marketing, not development.

    Gemini is necessary because an advertising company has a monopoly over web browsers and has captured the web-standards process. Webdev is marketing, not development.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 6 in ~news

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    I find this wording intolerable. Police are civilians. They are a mechanism internal to civil society. Any journalist naïve enough to repeat this kind of drivel should be covering sports, not...

    officers found to have violated the constitutional rights of civilians

    I find this wording intolerable. Police are civilians. They are a mechanism internal to civil society. Any journalist naïve enough to repeat this kind of drivel should be covering sports, not politics.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on How do you pronounce "antifa"? in ~humanities

  6. Comment on A black man in Michigan tried to deposit checks at his bank. The manager called police. in ~news

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    One of my biggest frustrations when living in Michigan was arguing with the bank to get checks deposited, though I blame incompetence as much racism.

    One of my biggest frustrations when living in Michigan was arguing with the bank to get checks deposited, though I blame incompetence as much racism.

    10 votes
  7. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

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    I want message confidentiality and authentication as well as no SPOFs (single-point-of-failure). I don't know of any messengers with strong confidentiality, most will reveal things like who is...

    I want message confidentiality and authentication as well as no SPOFs (single-point-of-failure).

    I don't know of any messengers with strong confidentiality, most will reveal things like who is messaging whom and message sizes under traffic analysis. Encryption is necessary, but OTR is good enough for me.

    As for SPOFs, I don't want to use anything that relies on servers or specific DNS records, Tox is the winner in this regard.

    In reality I use IRC, XMPP, and email because of their popularity. I like Tox, but mostly use it for bots.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

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    If private messaging is defined as messaging where content is confidential between two parties, then Mastodon is not private. The server admins can read and manipulate messages.

    If private messaging is defined as messaging where content is confidential between two parties, then Mastodon is not private. The server admins can read and manipulate messages.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What are some non-English words that you believe would be good candidates for inclusion in English dictionaries? in ~humanities

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    Beamer - common German term for projector (Dutch as well?).

    Beamer - common German term for projector (Dutch as well?).

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Every character actor behind a desk in a Coen Brothers film in ~movies

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    Interesting to see the evolution of color toning throught the films.

    Interesting to see the evolution of color toning throught the films.

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

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    My favorite language for personal projects is Nim. The network API is absolutely terrible, because its more or less pure Berkeley sockets. I've decided to take a zero-tolerance policy toward using...

    My favorite language for personal projects is Nim. The network API is absolutely terrible, because its more or less pure Berkeley sockets. I've decided to take a zero-tolerance policy toward using sockets and implement the experimental TAPS standard from the IETF. Its a bit strange that the TAPS does not support selecting a specific a protocol like TCP or UDP, but only transport properties, and then it picks the protocol for you. Despite this, I like the API, and hope to finally try out SCTP using it. https://git.sr.ht/~ehmry/nim_taps

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Europe Is Officially out of IPv4 Addresses in ~tech

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    ISP IPv6 isn't coming, NAT is just better for business and backwards compatibility. If you really want end-to-end connectivity then join an overlay network: https://yggdrasil-network.github.io/

    ISP IPv6 isn't coming, NAT is just better for business and backwards compatibility. If you really want end-to-end connectivity then join an overlay network: https://yggdrasil-network.github.io/

    5 votes