Arthur Besse

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note that this is not related to the specific tweet being linked to; nitter.it is currently sending this HTTP 451 in response to every URL:

(as other comments in this thread have pointed out, the particular tweet in OP’s link is still on twitter and still available via other nitter instances)



Unfortunately Lemmy cannot allow to post ASCII art properly

sure it can, you just need to use markdown to make it render in a monospace font (put three backtick characters on the lines before and after; click lemmy’s “view source” button on this post to see what it looks like):

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The tweet screenshot this post links to has the facts wrong: Swartz was charged and was facing a maximum sentence of 35 years, but had not yet actually been sentenced (or even tried). At the time of his death he had recently rejected a plea bargain offer, and prosecutor Carmen Ortiz (who is absolutely responsible for his death) had just rejected his counter offer.


i thought this headline couldn’t possibly be something the guardian actually published, but: here it is. they later edited the headline now to replace “doesn’t have to be” with “is”, but the original headline seen in the screenshot lives on in the URL. (I also confirmed that it isn’t one of those CMSes that ignores the last part of the URL - if you change anything it does become a 404.)

amazing.


https://www.semafor.com/article/11/22/2022/ap-fired-a-reporter-after-a-dangerous-blunder-slack-messages-reveal-a-chaotic-process

using the word “toot” was a bad decision, as Eugen acknowledged when he made his mobile apps stop using the word back in May. And as of this month, it’s finally gone from the web app too. Good riddance!








the fact that they’re now owned by automattic (wordpress) makes me optimistic they won’t. in fact, they might even help evolve activitypub into something that doesn’t suck as much as it does now.


the server software is non-free. iiuc it would be easy enough to reverse engineer the protocol from the client software (which is free software) but (last I checked, anyway) the server URLs are not configurable so you would actually need to patch and recompile the client to use a different server.


I’m certainly not recommending snaps, but, it is important to acknowledge the problem they’re trying to solve. “The debian model” means using years-old versions of everything, having a single set of dependency versions every program must share, and giving every package’s control scripts root access while you install it. This paradigm made sense when it was developed 25 years ago but it is far from ideal today.

i still ♥ Debian but there are tons of things I need to use which I can only get from somewhere else, so, “the Debian model” for me nowadays means a stable base system and then lots of software from other distributors (sometimes flatpak or appimage, but also a lot of podman containers of various distros).

What I am almost never willing to do is use 3rd party entries in my apt sources.list file on an actual host system (though I do in containers when necessary) - down that path lies madness.


yeah, I am aware, and I do actually think the xdg portal stuff is generally a good idea for a lot of programs… but the way it works right now sacrifices a lot of usability and doesn’t gain much security.

passing files given as commandline arguments seems like an easy problem to solve, but the linked file situation with SVG is much harder (probably requires a whole new flow for xdg portals where a program can request access to a bunch of files and prompt the user once to allow access to all of them). in the absence of any solution, imo it is silly that they’re shipping inkscape as a snap with strict confinement today.


I’m unsurprised to see lots of good reasons here why not to use them already, and none for why anyone does :)

I imagine the vast majority of snap users are using them only because Ubuntu ships a few things (like firefox) as snaps by default now.

I tried the Inkscape snap recently on an ubuntu system where i needed the latest release, and found that due to its sandboxing security theater (last I heard it is still not difficult break out…) it is impossible to open files from the commandline. And, even worse, when you use the Open command from File menu, it just passes the one file you selected in to the sandbox, so, when you open a file which has references to other files (which is not uncommon with SVG) it is not able to load them! So, I ended up using Inkscape’s AppImage instead.


also being cheese-eating surrender monkeys they weren’t in the coalition of the willing-to-invade-Iraq



true, though, i guess a lot of people use mostly (or entirely?) degoogled android things but then need/want/decide to use some shitty apps that bring back the tracking.

(i think there are android distributions that don’t actually make any connections to google? i’m not sure.)


i can’t tell if you’re saying that you read the arguments against phone numbers (for personal communication) that i linked to and you disagree with them all, or if you’re saying you didn’t read them.


Friendica-Lemmy federation question
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/607806 > This profile: https://forum.friendi.ca/profile/helpers > > Appears on lemmy as a remote community here: https://lemmy.ml/c/helpers@forum.friendi.ca > > ...which i found interesting because so far I've only seen lemmy be able to support remotely subscribing to peertube channels (and remote lemmy communities). > > However, when I put another friendica profile URL like https://forum.friendi.ca/profile/news in to the lemmy search box, it federates it as a remote user instead of a community: https://lemmy.ml/u/news@forum.friendi.ca > > Can anyone explain what is going on here? cc [@nutomic@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/nutomic) [@dessalines@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/dessalines)

Friendica-Lemmy federation question
This profile: https://forum.friendi.ca/profile/helpers Appears on lemmy as a remote community here: https://lemmy.ml/c/helpers@forum.friendi.ca ...which i found interesting because so far I've only seen lemmy be able to support remotely subscribing to peertube channels (and remote lemmy communities). However, when I put another friendica profile URL like https://forum.friendi.ca/profile/news in to the lemmy search box, it federates it as a remote user instead of a community: https://lemmy.ml/u/news@forum.friendi.ca Can anyone explain what is going on here? cc [@nutomic@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/nutomic) [@dessalines@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/dessalines) edit: as i suspected, this post has not appeared on the friendica profile that this lemmy community appears to correspond with... so i cross-posted it here https://lemmy.ml/post/607811 because i suspect the answer might be that this is a bug and this lemmy community-view of that profile shouldn't exist (so maybe this post will need to be deleted to clean it up?)


Google and Amazon Helped the FBI Identify Z-Library’s Operators
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/607133 > "It was fairly straightforward [for the FBI] to connect the dots, largely thanks to data provided by Google and Amazon, which led directly to the suspects."

Google and Amazon Helped the FBI Identify Z-Library’s Operators
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/607133 > "It was fairly straightforward [for the FBI] to connect the dots, largely thanks to data provided by Google and Amazon, which led directly to the suspects."

xmpp and matrix are both interesting and useful, but both were first designed to send unencrypted messages which has led to many complications/difficulties/caveats when using them with e2ee nowadays.

sorry i don’t have time to properly enumerate those issues here right now :)


what is the demonym for people from Ballerup? please tell me it’s baller


According to Lt. Commander Data, maybe:

from a scene that was edited out on UK satellite and cable (while the BBC’s broadcast just omitted the entire episode)


in a nutshell: imo you shouldn’t use anything that requires a phone number, and especially not things that use phone numbers as the identifier your contacts need to know to reach you. i wrote some reasons why here.

https://dessalines.github.io/essays/why_not_signal.html (by @dessalines, one of the authors of lemmy) has a lot of other reasons why not to use signal; i have mixed feelings about all of the things in their list of alternatives there but I think I’d use any of them before signal.


The Single Board Computer Database, a comparison website for SBCs and SOMs (formerly known as Board-DB), has relaunched!
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604089 > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604088 > > > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604087 > > > > > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604086 > > > > > > > Thanks to [@MartijnBraam](https://lemmy.ml/u/MartijnBraam): https://blog.brixit.nl/finding-an-sbc/

The Single Board Computer Database, a comparison website for SBCs and SOMs (formerly known as Board-DB), has relaunched!
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604088 > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604087 > > > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604086 > > > > > Thanks to [@MartijnBraam](https://lemmy.ml/u/MartijnBraam): https://blog.brixit.nl/finding-an-sbc/

The Single Board Computer Database, a comparison website for SBCs and SOMs (formerly known as Board-DB), has relaunched!
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604087 > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604086 > > > Thanks to [@MartijnBraam](https://lemmy.ml/u/MartijnBraam): https://blog.brixit.nl/finding-an-sbc/

The Single Board Computer Database, a comparison website for SBCs and SOMs (formerly known as Board-DB), has relaunched!
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/604086 > Thanks to [@MartijnBraam](https://lemmy.ml/u/MartijnBraam): https://blog.brixit.nl/finding-an-sbc/