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Cake day: Jul 18, 2019


I've been thinking a bit about the new analytics feature in Peertube, I'm curious what you guys think of the new features.

Just fought to work today so I can have tomorrow off, which is a day that I’m not supposed to work anyways, so I can see an audiologist to complete my referral to see a surgeon finally.

Haha yey. Totes happy to be working yes. /s

Jokes on them they are the reason my parents abused me.

Hey, I’m not back in full swing just yet (bad mental health and other life circumstances keeping me from hobbies), but I’m honestly happy to be recognized and wanted!

I’m sadly not the right person to ask. /u/dessalines would be a better person to ask.

My username was inspired by Randal Monroe’s write up on the xkcd name. I wont go any further into explaining it, because it’s a bit of a puzzle. My name however, was chosen because it’s meaningless. It represents only me. Same with the pic I’m using. It’s a render of a drawing I did with pencil and paper. I’m the only one with the master copy, and the only one who can create true derivatives.

I love this idea. I currently don’t make anything, but I’ve had an idea for Peertube but to be honest, I’m a bit nervous to try it. I’d love feedback. https://mastodon.technology/web/statuses/104248472206084215

Also, just so you guys know, this guy creates original content on Peertube as well. He’s definitely worth checking out. -> https://mastodon.sdf.org/@art

Haha honestly, that’s a great idea and I was definitely considering it over the past few days. I appreciate your patience, just know that I’m trying my best. When I wrote the sidebar, I deliberately tried to keep it broad and open. It’s my belief that good moderation is minimalistic moderation. Do the least, but do it excellently and only do things that are good for everyone.

My personal favourite is Tusky! They seem pretty evenly matched.

Me neither! This is excellent! Though I hope to see the day that everyone’s on here instead of Reddit.

I’m not a podcast guy, but I gotta say that this has a lot of interesting features that I wouldn’t have thought about!

Glad to see this! If only other organizations could see the benefits…

I’m a bit concerned that this post might be a bit off topic. While we accept news here, we want to keep it relevant to the libre culture philosophy, which is about freedom and ethics regarding information. Is there something I might be missing?

Oh, I got it all wrong! That means that a lot of other people got it wrong too, because a tonne of people try using FreeCAD as a replacement for AutoCAD.

Same! It’s usability issues are just too crushing right now.

I’m very curious about how FreeCAD stands against AutoCAD and how it’s changed over time. It’s a topic that comes up quite a bit, but not as much anymore.

It’s a neat idea, but I don’t know enough about canvas fingerprinting to know how effective this is.

Check out nitter.net. It provides a way of browsing Twitter without having to deal with proprietary JS!

LCB&FC, July - Book & Movie Suggestions
Hey everyone! It's time to decide on a new book or movie for July and beyond. If you're new to the **Libre Culture Lemmy Book & Film Club**, the rules are simple: * Suggested works must be either in the public domain, under a license approved for [free cultural works](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definition_of_Free_Cultural_Works) or under any Creative Commons license. * We discuss novels for three months and movies for one before voting on new content. * Downvotes should only be used for inappropriate suggestions.

LCB&FC, April-June - Blindsight by Peter Watts
Hey everyone! Three months have passed since January 1st. I've evaluated the "Libre Culture Lemmy Book and/or Film Club" posts comments, and I think it's safe to say that our book of choice is [Blindsight by Peter Watts](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindsight_\(Watts_novel\)). **You can get a copy here** (I think. Let me know if these are the right links): * [PDF](https://rifters.com/real/shorts/PeterWatts_Blindsight.pdf) * [Zipped HTML](https://rifters.com/real/shorts/Blindsight.zip) Please note and respect that the book is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license. **Let's discuss! Here are a few prompts to get us started:** * How did you feel when reading this book? * Did any moments, characters or ideas stand out to you? * Do you notice any themes or symbolism? * If you had the chance to contact the author and ask them any questions, what would they be? *While this community is wonderful in the sense that it's certainly a welcome and friendly environment, due to my past experiences on Reddit, I'd like to quickly remind everyone that the downvote button is for posts that sabotage discussion, not for posts that you disagree with.*

Careless Norman
A light air of anxiety filled the asylum-white maze of cubicles of Normans workplace. It was past lunchtime and Normans report wasn't yet complete. "How could I be so careless?", thought Norman. He pressed on and managed to finish a half hour before it was due. Norman sighed in relief, but was upset with himself. He usually finishes his work at least an hour early. In a rush, he sends the report to his boss via an email attachment. He was in such a hurry that he didn't proofread his work. A ping of anxiety hit Norman when he realised this. He began going over his work. It was excellent. It was correct, yet something was still wrong. Norman looked closer. The ligaments were missing from the text. Norman paused, and then it dawned upon him that he wasn't using his font of choice! Panic washed over him as he realised that he didn't type his document in FreeSerif, as per his own quality standards, he typed it in Arial, a sans serif font! "How could I be so careless?" Norman half-wispered outloud. He clicked on the dropdown menu. It then dawned upon him that not only did he accidentally send his report in Arial, he sent it in Arial Mono. "I would never even think about typesetting a document in a monospace font!" gasped Norman. "What kind of circus will my boss think I'm running?" Norman thought about how this could be possible. He then recalled that before lunchtime, he let Dan use his computer so he could print something. His computer was having print issues and Ted from IT was busy fixing a laptop for a very angry company vice president. Norman didn't care much for Dans chiq, contemporary style. He shuttered. He then remembered the email that Ted sent to everyone in the office about not letting anyone use your computer for any reason. It then dawned upon Norman that mishaps like this were exactly what that email was warning against. "How could I be so careless?" said Norman to himself, in an almost shameful tone. Norman sat back down in his chair. He stood up without realizing it. Norman was shaken. "Norman?" Lisa's voice had startled him. He turns towards her. She's not her typical, always smiling self. She looked rather disappointed. "How could you be so careless?" Before Norman could reply, the sound of a loud buzz startled him. The world began to melt away as he awoke in his bed in a cold sweat to the sound of his alarm clock. He turned of the alarm and sat up in his bed. Norman always woke up at least two minutes before his alarm goes off. He began to recount his dream to the best of his memory and thought to himself how it was possible that his mind could produce such a terrifying dream. "That's it." said Norman with a tone of finality. "This is the last time I drink camomile tea within two hours before bedtime!" declared Norman. "How could I be so careless?" "Meow", said Norman.

Android Security Vulnerability for Versions 8 and 9
This is a big deal. I recommend checking xda-developers to see if there's a flash method for your affected device. If not, I'd hold off on updating and not using bluetooth, because this could be used as a flash method for libre systems like PostmarketOS. If a flash method already exists, this is a must-get update!

Customer Tracking at Ralphs Grocery Store
This one was too disgusting to not post...

Critical Windows Vulnerability Discovered by NSA
"That's really bad, and you should all patch your system right now, before you finish reading this blog post."

I'm very happy to see that Libre Culture is now in the top 10 communities!!
How awesome is that!? I cannot wait until we start federating! I'm very happy to see actual engagement here, and seeing a community grow. This is too cool!

An Introduction
Hey everyone. I have some difficulty keeping myself on track overall, due to feeling lethargic more often than not. To help, I sometimes browse Reddit in the hopes that I'll find something that'll inspire me to get moving, but I'm a big believer in libre culture, and as such I don't believe that Reddit should have the sole capability of making or breaking my lifestyle. I'd like this community to hopefully inspire people to shed their sedentary lifestyles and to bring people towards a lifestyle that promotes physical and mental health. Every small act of self care matters, and thus a community like this should be nothing but beneficial. Let's make it the best it could possibly be.

Artificial Personas and Public Discourse
"Maybe these persona bots will be controlled by foreign actors. Maybe it'll be domestic political groups. Maybe it'll be the candidates themselves. Most likely, it'll be everybody. The most important lesson from the 2016 election about misinformation isn't that misinformation occurred; it is how cheap and easy misinforming people was. Future technological improvements will make it all even more affordable."

Police Surveillance Tools from Special Services Group
"Special Services Group, a company that sells surveillance tools to the FBI, DEA, ICE, and other US government agencies, has had its secret sales brochure published. Motherboard received the brochure as part of a FOIA request to the Irvine Police Department in California."

Toward Copyleft Equality for All
"Most proprietary relicensing businesses work as follows: a single codebase is produced by a for-profit company, which retains 100% control over all copyright in the software (either via an ©AA or a CLA). That codebase is offered as a gratis product to the marketplace, and the company invests substantial resources in marketing the software to users looking for FOSS solutions. The marketing department then engages in captious and unprincipled copyleft enforcement actions in an effort to “convert” those FOSS users into paying customers for proprietary licensing for the same codebase. (Occasionally, the company also offers additional proprietary add-ons, improvements, or security updates that are not available under the FOSS license — when used this way, the model is often specifically called “Open Core”.)"

Libre Culture Lemmy Book and/or Film Club
Hey everyone, I had a bit of an interesting idea recently. We should have our own Libre Culture Lemmy Book and/or Film Club! The rules are quite simple. Any content we choose to discuss must be either in the public domain or must have a license that's approved for [free cultural works](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definition_of_Free_Cultural_Works). Every three months, we vote on a new film or novel to read, or a collection of short stories that are about the length of a novel combined. Other media could be allowed as well. Downvoting suggestions isn't allowed, unless the suggested content is inappropriate. I can't wait to see how this'll go! Please let me know what you guys think of this idea, and let's begin voting in this comment section what we'd like to watch/read in March!

Libraries and Publishing Now– Viva la Library!
"But a library gives old news a new life, not a commercial life, but a life that encourages reflection, perspective, critique, analysis. In a word– “History”. The library keeps the former “news” and offers it in new ways in a new framing, with new tools– not just flip flip flip. It can be quoted, placed side by side with other publisher’s news and enable researchers to inject commentary. This capture, representation, searching, rethinking is not a crime– it is thought, it is memory and our history– it builds to become our culture. It has been supported, nurtured, taught. But the library is in danger in our digital world. In print, one could keep what one had read. In digital that is harder technically, and publishers are specifically making it harder. Technical enforcement measures and laws are making remembering difficult, and worse, a crime."

NewPipe 0.18.0 released, adding PeerTube support!
"@yausername put much effort into adding a fourth service to NewPipe: PeerTube. In case you do not know PeerTube, one can describe it as an open source decentralized video streaming platform. NewPipe supports most of PeerTubes native features like searching, playing and downloading videos or reading comments. There is one structural point which differs PeerTube from all other so far supported services. Because PeerTube is decentralized, there are houndreds of instances available in the fediverse. We choose to use FramaTube as default instance, because the main organization behind PeerTube is the software developer Framasoft. NewPipe allows you to select the instances you like and add them to your personal list. You can switch between them seamlessly."

Presenting: ShoeTool -- Happy Holidays from the FSF
"Software restrictions, analogous to the kinds of restrictions our main character Wendell runs into as a user of the promising ShoeTool, are detrimental to our freedom, creativity, and jobs. We hope watching Wendell's frustrations will shake things up in many homes and help more people understand. People have been looking to the FSF for almost thirty-five years for leadership, positive innovation, and being the uncompromising defender of free software. We want to keep producing high quality visuals that are informative and engaging, but they cost money. This is the biggest fundraising time of the year, and we still have a long way to go if we are to meet our goal of 600 new associate members. Make a donation or become a member today. Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a liberated 2020! Sincerely, The Free Software Foundation Zoë, Andrew, Craig, Dana, Dawn, Donald, Greg, Ian, Jeanne, John H., John S., Matt, Michael, and Ruben"