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Cake day: Dec 27, 2020


Talent and the capacity for determined effort, sometimes called ‘grit’, depend a great deal on one’s genetic endowments and upbringing.

This is where I stopped. Yes of course, genetics. So there’s no hope, let’s not aim for meritocracy.

You see, this is the line mediocre people won’t cross. Just because you have bad attributes doesn’t mean you don’t have to work hard every day. You just need to compare yourself the right way, with the right people.

I know a guy from Senegal who with only 25 years old has lived in more than 5 countries. He’s dumber and poorer than me. Yet, he’s accomplished more in life than me.

Don’t be fooled by these articles. Someday you will be old, and you will think, “What have I done with my life?”. You may not have done much, but you will regret not having made an effort every day of your life. And this is the only thing that counts at the end of the journey.

See the biases there?

Brave is filled with crypto junk

Sure, stay away from that “junk” bro.


when you can simply install uBlock Origin in Firefox and it is miles ahead of anything

I mentioned LibreWolf.

There’s nothing valuable on your post.

Because it’s the best browser out of the box. It has pretty good default settings, good anti-tracking features (see https://privacytests.org) and doesn’t need any extension installed. Every shitty feature (Reward, Wallet) can be disabled. Brave also has a clear business model, which is not based on user data.

LibreWolf, another fantastic browser, is a better choice when it comes to privacy, but lacks the security features that Brave inherits from Chromium and can’t auto-update unless you’re using a package manager. So it’s pretty much pick your poison.

The marketing and advertising arguments come from people with heavy biases. Mentioning Qtbrowser is a joke, and Ungoogled Chromium does nothing special to protect your privacy (and has CRLSets disabled for whatever reason, while Brave proxies them)

PD: don’t use the Tor feature on Brave, stick with the Tor Browser

Because right now, the Fediverse isn’t actually about connecting people, it’s about building walls around communities. People want to have their own space without dealing with trolls and content they don’t want to see and/or share. I’d say this is the price to pay for freedom. It shouldn’t be like this, but it is as of right now.

This is by far the best answer. Having the music locally is crucial, and sharing is even more awesome. Although this doesn’t solve the problem of music discovery. Spotify is very convenient to find new tracks you may or may not like.

You can do that, but once you get enough time in Mastodon, you’ll realize that what you’re saying is not that important. As @retiolus@lemmy.ml said, you may want to look for a better instance. Don’t worry if you don’t choose the right one, you can migrate your account (everything) any time.

It’s not a glitch, it’s just how Mastodon works in order to protect the users and limit how much information a server can have. It sucks, but people like it 🤷

The speculative aspect of cryptos is because we’re still trying to figure their value out. How much is a Bitcoin? How valuable is it? This happens all the time in markets with new assets.

As for the question, it’s up to everyone. Is this a currency to us? If yes, it will be. If not, it won’t. That’s the point of a cryptocurrency: you’re not forced to use it. The dollar is a currency, but why? Think about it. Is an apple a currency? Why not?

You can, you have to do it. When someone’s doing software, ask yourself software related questions. You just can’t go with “this guy’s Trump supporter” or “this guy’s a communist”. Just forget about it as long as the software doesn’t reflect those facts (you should never have or care about that information in the first place). Stop politicizing software, stick to the technical aspect of it. Imagine science like “this paper is brilliant… but it’s from someone tied to a political scene we don’t support, so we’ll just ignore it”. How stupid is this?

So? Who cares? What has your comment anything to do with software? The most up voted comment on a software post is some political whining. Why should anyone care about what devs are doing in their personal life? I didn’t see that level of criticism when Tusky devs blocked gab.com in the app for ideological reasons, which is actually very concerning. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you?

Imagine, for example, an open-source software license that ensured that when used by a company, the highest paid employee of that company could not earn more than 100x the lowest paid employee, or a license that ensured that half of the profits produced by the software were distributed evenly among the employees of that company. Imagine a license which dictated that profits gained from the software had to reflect price reductions for consumers

So some kind of socialism. No thanks.

This is much simpler: as users, we should be able to own the software we have (whether we bought it or not). This is non-negotiable. When you buy a car or a washing machine, you can take the whole thing apart and fix it if you want to. Software should be no different, and therefore, the intruder here is proprietary software, a privilege, a concession that is given to all of us but completely undermines the market. That is the root problem.

The UBI is a huge unnecessary expense in developed countries and an impossibility in developing countries. It is a terrible idea, especially if the aim is to have quality public services. In addition, it can discourage active job search and/or the inability to hire someone. On top of that, the market would simply adapt to this measure by raising prices.

To get out of poverty, stop drowning people in taxes, allow a wide contractual freedom and above all, eliminate the privileges of some oligopolies by completely withdrawing patents (like closed source software) and eliminating millionaire subsidies. In this way, the playing field is balanced by introducing more competition and allowing wages to rise where they need to rise.

Captcha is mandatory.

Hence, avoid the link is mandatory.

As the question is posed, generally no, it is not. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a small store or a multinational supermarket. Stealing is stealing. In the developed countries of the first world there are usually food collection points, as well as soup kitchens. In any other case, it would be if the objective is pure survival.

I stopped reading on “capitalist”. If you see the words “capitalist” or “communist” or something similar, close the tab, the content is rarely worth it

It is, actually. The reason:

Chat Control is a temporary measure (on paper, we’ll see how that actually shakes out)

Little by little, we’re loosing ground. Temporary often means permanent. They’ll go with bullshit like “the measure has been proven very effective, we decided to make it permanent for [insert here emotional reasons]” (this is for the media) and then show some biased data.

Linux is not an OS, it’s the kernel.


This is the same as asking “what’s the safest way to go out on the street?”. Who? Where? When? For how long?

CTRL+F, “linux”, 1 of 1 match. Tails and QubesOS are mentioned, but Linux as an OS recommendation is nowhere to be found.

I read the entire thing tho. It’s good, and I know it’s a security manual, but I’m concerned about some choices privacy wise (Google Chrome, Wickr, iMessage, Wire…).