Joe Bidet

Random Joe, or should I say… GNU/Joe

  • 30 Posts
Joined 1Y ago
Cake day: Nov 28, 2021


every day, as daily-driver, for two years. i prefer to work some minutes per day to make it work (much less lately) than to work for free for the Evil Corps of Sillicon Valley, by using Android and its clique…

Linux phones r0x! long live to the pinephone and postmarketOS! :)

that was some months ago and it’s sold out by now…

Daniel Ellsberg has been such an inspiration, in the life of many, by his courage and dedication to the cause of truth and justice…

all form and very very little substance… the number of books it contains is pathetic… look at Texas :))

such a good metaphor, for a vacuous culture based on ignorance, and as much (if not more) air as actualy content!

discrimination doesnt start with “suggesting bad things about a group of people”, it starts by creating such a group of people, and enforcing it, culturally, politically, socially and at every level (including by jokes, memes, etc.). then at some point in history when society will be tense enough and on the verge of collapse, there will always be someone to suggest that this virtual “group of people” is the cause of… you know… everything bad.

but discrimination starts way way earlier. when making “groups of people” based on things they didn’t chose, and that actually shouldn’t matter so much…

I find it always stimulating to exchange views in between actors of good faith. I am not trying to change your opinion here, rather sharing my own, and feelings and experience.

My opinion here is not that “it can escalate to something worse”, but rather that it is parf of something already bad, very present and casually ingrained in many people’s head, that needs careful attention to not casually reproduce…

somehow it is already “worse”. ie. everybody born in a racist society, who is not born as an object of this racism is bound to be at least partly racist themselves, and/or part of that problem by being complacent and/or pretending that there is no problem at all… it should not be shameful to acknowledge that, as long as people are in good faith and open to introspection.

Also it takes anyone a while to see such things when they are very much used to it… To look back and say “oops, yeah maybe that was a mistake” in retrospect is part of it… I am not saying you should, it’s just how it happened to me.

I understand your point of view… I hear that your intention wasnt to provoke or to encourage hatred.

Yet, the very notion that there would be “races” here is err… a very definition of “racism” (ie. who sees things according to supposed “races”)… there is one race, the Human kind… the rest is physical differences.

So somehow, inevitably, making jokes based on these physical differences, on sorting people (even jokingly) according to them (especially implying that there would be a “good” configuration for the, and another that would remind a state that everyone has experience, the last step of a cube where “omg omg i am almost there!!!” feeling so good as something that inevitably needs fixing…) is further re-inforcing discriminatory mechanisms.

Imagine that you would see an image that would make you say “there are 4 skinnies and 4 fatties on that (virtual) picture” -> if your conception of the world, if your way of looking at things is to see “skinnies” on one side, and “fatties” on the other, if you call them that and sort them according to that, well it’s a discrimination based on physicail aspects… isn’t it?

whether it bears a name (“fatism”?) or not doesnt matter so much as how it is a way of looking at people and at the world, that in turns can bring about further simplifications, de-humanization (if someone is “a fatty” or “a xxxx” they often are less than just “a person”), discriminations, and as history showed, often violence…

Does it make any sense to you?

thanks :)

can I just ask this: do you see or not a racist undertone to this image? (i am not trying to entrap or judge your or anything, it’s just curiosity)

Well …

  • the image is based on noticing these people’s skin color in the first place, and making a joke out of them;
  • the analogy with the Rubik’s Cube means that there is something to “solve” there;
  • the last click in the Rubik’s Cube is a “perfect” state.

So this image, due to people’s skin color, is one step away from a perfect state, where white people are with white people, black people with black people, etc… and should be “solved”?

How can this be read otherwise? (honest question)

I am glad to be part of such a cool anti-racist bunch! :)

well maybe people don’t like racist crap?

go figure…

But what about the 0.01% of true-believer-heroic-pure-libertarian-anarcho-crypto-punks who truly believe in total freedom and perfect anonymity and full independance from gubment and central banks, bro?

ah… useful idiots? :)

Cool, this way it can be brought to extinction once again, along with the rest of species :)

What could possibly go wrong?

(Total Planetary Mammoth Domination)

shit, should i upvote this post?!

I would recommend one plays the arcade version!

An incredible all-time classics. Looks and feels so simple at first… yet every 10-15 levels ramps up in complexity… until you just cannot progress without mastering bubble-jumps etc. a true masterpiece.

“Progammed by Software Creation for British Telecom”?? What version is that?

to bring your indulgence to a high score!

for DIY arcade machines?

revolting shit. the UK “justice” system seems like such a farce!

Pixelfed authors/developpers/maintainers: If you read this please please please do NOT bend under pressure. Legal threat can be the best advertisement ever. :)

You are supported!

Nausicaa and Totoro… oh and Kiki… and Howl’s moving Castle… and the Castle in the Sky. And all the others of course…

I did once. It took me 10 years, and I keep traveling back and forth to my home country. I was asking this question honestly precisely because of these reasons…

may i ask then… why don’t you live there?

GNU Guix is so exciting as a project!

Go GNU Guix! ✊

Learning python for non-computer-nerds? #AskingForAFriend
A friend of mine is a social worker, with a cool hacker spirit, but not at all versed into computers. She wants to learn programming. I figured (from what i gathered around) that Python is a good language for learning as it has the just right amount of constraints, and that its constraints are actually useful for programming in other languages... What sort of resources would you recommend to her? A book in particular? A guide/Howto or online course? Thanks! #AskingForAFriend

5 Reasons to DITCH TWITTER For Mastodon! - Techlore
Pretty well summarize to convince the last of us and people around us who havent started experimenting with the Fediverse...

cross-posted from: > EXPO/ FILMS/ [REDACTED]/ WORKSHOPS/ LAB/ > > P145, Invalidenstr. 145 - 10115 Berlin > > NoisyLeaks! is a moment combining an exhibition alongside a series of events which will take place from October 8th to October 30th, 2022. NoisyLeaks! aims **to collectively expose and celebrate the historical and cultural heritage of WikiLeaks and its influence on world-wide practices **- a space and moment to share knowledge, practical skills and encourage freedom of information. > > ![]( > > Featuring: > > !Mediengruppe Bitnik, AFK, Ai Weiwei, Chicks on Speed, Daniel Lismore, Daniel Richter, Davide Dormino, Hito Steyerl, Iodine Dynamics, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Melissa E. Logan, RYBN, Sarah Lucas > > Schedule: > >

EXPO/ FILMS/ [REDACTED]/ WORKSHOPS/ LAB/ P145, Invalidenstr. 145 - 10115 Berlin NoisyLeaks! is a moment combining an exhibition alongside a series of events which will take place from October 8th to October 30th, 2022. NoisyLeaks! aims **to collectively expose and celebrate the historical and cultural heritage of WikiLeaks and its influence on world-wide practices **- a space and moment to share knowledge, practical skills and encourage freedom of information. ![]( Featuring: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, AFK, Ai Weiwei, Chicks on Speed, Daniel Lismore, Daniel Richter, Davide Dormino, Hito Steyerl, Iodine Dynamics, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Melissa E. Logan, RYBN, Sarah Lucas Schedule:

Industrial Food Machines
a multi-machine video. It's going very fast. sometimes too fast to be satisfying... CW: there are dead animals in there. also the commentor doesnt mention what is this funnel in which some chicks are being dropped....

Mepo, the blazing-fast map browser, reaches 0.5
Mepo is focused on hackability and performance. It enables endless expandability through its mepolang. Mepo just reached milestone 5 (tag 0.5) with major performance and usability improvements, including savestates from session to session. Check it out! or even better: contribute by your user feedback, patches and such! ![](

IA surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he was sheltering in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London included recording his conversations with American lawyers, journalists and doctors, and copying private data from visitors' phones and other devices, violating constitutional protections, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The suit – filed on behalf of four Americans who visited Assange – seeks damages personally from then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo for violating the plaintiffs' Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. The suit also seeks damages against a Spanish security firm contracted to protect the embassy, and its CEO, alleging that they abused their position to illegally spy on visitors and passed on the surveillance data they collected to the CIA, which is also named a defendant in the suit. ![](

What is your favourite portable emulation console?
Something that plays up to the PS1 and N64? How about the RG351M or RG351MP? ...and why? What environment to run on it? RetroArch? RetroArch wrapped into something?

How is a 3D printer made? By some clever iterative design it seems...

A friend of mine has a project that is accross an art project and a political statement, in the form of an experiment: To exemplify the power of the surveillance capitalists on the very fabric of what we still call "the Internet", they want to configure a computer to block all connections going to all known services belonging to Google, Amazon and Cloudflare (and later potentially extend this to other companies). (yes, my friend is very much aware that in practice most of the commercial web would become totally unusable. that's partly the point of the demonstration to exemplify this...) For google, they rely on an old (long) list of domains known to belong to the multiple entities composing the behemoth... an /etc/hosts points all of them to brutal but efficient, until new domains, subdomains etc.. appear. How would you do it for amazon and its gigantic AWS platform? how would you do it for cloudflare? collect lists of their IPs (and update them over time)? edit firewall lists based on them that would sink all packets? Anyone knows of any project going in that direction?

@downdaemon found 11 Lemmy Bucks neatly stashed
(therefore @joebidet shouldnt be listed a owning 11 Lemmy Bucks anymore!)

A British judge has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces a 175-year sentence. The final decision on Assange’s extradition will now be made by U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel. Amnesty International’s Simon Crowther spoke outside the courthouse prior to today’s ruling. Simon Crowther: “Julian Assange is being prosecuted for espionage for publishing sensitive material that was classified. And if he is extradited to the U.S. for this, all journalists around the world are going to have to look over their shoulder, because within their own jurisdiction, if they publish something that the U.S. considers to be classified, they will face the risk of being extradited.”

Why do anarchists drink herbal teal?
Because proper tea is theft!

Are you tired of explaining over and over again why crypto-ponzi-currency is bad, hypercapitalist ecocidal scam?
Let this guy explain it for you: All is there, based on sound economic theory and anchored in facts....

Vitalium - Standalone version of Vital (incredible free/libre spectral warping wavetable synthesizer)
![]( Vital has a subscription-based model, giving access to proprietary presets and settings, etc. Vitalium seems to be the free/libre code, expurged from the part connecting to server (anyways, users of free/libre versions are excluded from connecting to it....) A VERY impressive piece of software synth, apparently rather recent project. super-promising! Anyone knows about it being packaged or so?

UK Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Assange extradition. The case now moves to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to authorize the extradition. WikiLeaks editor and publisher Julian Assange is facing a 175 year sentence for publishing truthful information in the public interest. Julian Assange is being sought by the current US administration for publishing US government documents which exposed war crimes and human rights abuses. The politically motivated charges represent an unprecedented attack on press freedom and the public’s right to know – seeking to criminalise basic journalistic activity. If convicted Julian Assange faces a sentence of 175 years, likely to be spent in extreme isolation. The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “*the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”*. Massimo Moratti of Amnesty International has publicly stated on their website that, *“Were Julian Assange to be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, Britain would be in breach of its obligations under international law.*” Human Rights Watch published an article saying, “*The only thing standing between an Assange prosecution and a major threat to global media freedom is Britain. It is urgent that it defend the principles at risk.”* The NUJ has stated that the *“US charges against Assange pose a huge threat, one that could criminalise the critical work of investigative journalists & their ability to protect their sources”.*

The Right to Read - A Dystopian Short Story by Richard Stallman (1996)
From The Road To Tycho, a collection of articles about the antecedents of the Lunarian Revolution, published in Luna City in 2096. For Dan Halbert, the road to Tycho began in college—when Lissa Lenz asked to borrow his computer. Hers had broken down, and unless she could borrow another, she would fail her midterm project. There was no one she dared ask, except Dan. This put Dan in a dilemma. He had to help her—but if he lent her his computer, she might read his books. Aside from the fact that you could go to prison for many years for letting someone else read your books, the very idea shocked him at first. Like everyone, he had been taught since elementary school that sharing books was nasty and wrong—something that only pirates would do. .../...

When vice-presidents of Mozilla were asked, along the years since it was signed, what was the exact content of the contract signed with Google, all of them answered "I don't know. I havent read it." Who in the world read the contract Mozilla and Google signed together? Who has a single clue of what has been in there? And subsequently how can we trust Mozilla in such conditions? How didn't it doom itself to never be in a position to compete meaningfully with Chrome, buying itself time and/or a comfortable mattress of $$$? Who can tell the Google+Mozilla contract DOESNT contain the following: - Firefox shall never include adblock technology as a default - Firefox shall always "feel lucky" with Google - Firefox shall always "phone home" to Google with "safe browsing" etc. How can we know the *billion $$$* of Google didnt serve to make sure that Firefox would never be the browser that th people actually need to protect themselves against.... Google?

Ola Bini's trial today in Ecuador is a farce. Based on a screenshot (showing he actually DIDNT do what he is accused of) and a number of books and computer hardware, "fraudulent access" to computers that was never even described. He was arrested the same day as his friend Julian Assange. When arrested he was developping OTRv4, encryption technology to use on top of decentralized/federated messaging. read more on Article19: His persecution concerns everyone attached to end-to-end encryption, free/libre software and decentralized/federated software... #FreeOlaBini

Cleaners to get rid of SPAM online?
I would love to hire cleaners to get rid of spam such as this lemmy community! Shame, spammers!

Movie Screening & Discussion with Directors "War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange"= 30 DEC - 19h00-22h00 Movie screening and extended discussion with the directors and editors, part of the WikiLeaks team. Join in

RC3 - RC3World - It’s ON!! (full programme)
Check the programme on! Lots of great stuff! (Streams accessible from outside the "RC3 world" itself)

Will you people participate in RC3, the Remote Chaos Experience (online event including a whacky jitsi-based "pixelworld" replacing the famous annual Chaos Communication Congress)? If so, how do you think it will interact with the Fediverse? Links to various assemblies and activities on Lemmy and Mastodon? Various events on Lemmy and Mobilizon? Comments on Mastodon, etc.? Is there anything that you know specially focused on the Fediverse happening then?

A guide to make maps part of the RC3World
As some of you who participated last year to RC3 (the Remote Chaos Experience, replacing the CCC Congress in times of pandemics), the "RC3 World" is based on the WorkAdventure software, a sort of 16bit JRPG enabling interactions through web links and jitsi chats. Everyone is free to declare their "Assembly" and therefore contribute their map that will be part of a crazy network of maps (RC3World) where ppl will be able to interact. The guide from last year has been updated, and contains useful information if you want to contribute a map to the RC3World. This year: some scripting, a change in the badge API, and more detailed documentation, howto and "best practices" tips.

RC3 2021 - Nowhere - No where?
“Hey, what to do? No Chaos Communication Congress event? Nothing? Nowhere?” “Hold on. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. An online event at the end of the year. Now and here in 2021. The unbelievable remote Chaos Experience played from anywhere. It’s all up to you. Be a part of it. Just check in!”

Get your [free] ticket for RC3, the Remote Chaos Experience!
Like last year (because *reasons*), the yearly CCC congress will be replaced by an online experiment of some sort: online conferences and workshops AND a virtual low-tech pixelated world (looking like a 16bit JPRG from the 90s) where ppl can meet and interact via links, chat and jitsi. You probably have nothing better to do between Dec. 26th and Dec 30th anyways... :)