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Allright, I’ll keep an eye on it! :-)


Do you want a Virtual Server or are you maybe interested in having your own physical server at home? My first home server was an 8-year-old HP office PC running Ubuntu 16.04 with a Corei5 processor and 8 GB RAM, that I got for 80 EUR and upgraded with a 1 TB SSD. I think it would have managed all that you listed just fine as long as you only have a few users…


I don’t agree with the part about Matrix. For me the database of Synapse is 113 Mb, I have federation enabled… But XMPP needs even less space, that’s true (I have that too! :-)) Hosting your own e-mail is a pain, but not impossible. It took me months to figure it out though, and I had to make some compromises (I am using my Domain-Provider as SMTP Relay for all my outgoing mails). It is a lot of fun though, once you get it all to work! And I learned a lot. I wish you luck.



The 40-year-old party chairwoman and pragmatic green politician becomes first ever female chancellorship candidate of her party, promises to be candidate of change. Continued high support for Green party in polls gives her a real shot as Merkel’s successor. In first interview after nomination, Baerb…


The week in German COVID-19 politics

This week’s inconsistent pandemic management and communications chaos makes priorities of Merkel government painfully obvious. Interests of commerce and employers take precedence over pandemic control…


I think we’ve been trolled with this article - it didn’t make a clear point at all, completely unclear about why this is only about conferences for example. Included a lot of buzzwords from the rampant twitter cancel-culture that a lot of us want to get away from. The author even admits having posted it misleadingly so more people would read it. And the trick worked on me, it’s still on top of my feed. Please let’s not do this here.


That didn’t work for me, searx homepage would open but it would not run the query. This is how I solved it:

~ about:config

browser.urlbar.update2.engineAliasRefresh = true

~ about:preferences#search - Add

engine name = searx

engine URL = https://<searx-instance-baseurl>/search?q=%s

engine alias = @s


Interesting… I myself found their new platform to be a pleasant surprise. Because I had the exact same sentiments that you just described before but this program for me is much more “rot-rot-grün” than “schwarz-grün” or Jamaica… Can you clarify which points you mean?


Gemany’s second most supported Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Party will run on a bold social and climate agenda including doubling of carbon price, no production of combustion engine vehicles after 2030, 45 % tax for incomes over 100 000 EUR, 24 months of parental leave and flexible working hours. No decisi…


At a time when the US economy is shrinking and its European allies are politically fractured, it is difficult to imagine that any American plan to counter China’s influence, whether in the Middle East, Asia or anywhere else, will have much success. …


Has taz.de got a co-op style business model? I never knew…! Can you post a link with some background info?


Very interesting, I really like this idea. People and communities have to fight back against corporate media. I would love to be part of something like this in my community.


Greens gain support while CDU takes political damage for corruption affairs and pandemic mismanagement…


Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Tulsi Gabbard also signed “Statement of Concern” as this story continues to be IGNORED by establishment press…


Alexei Navalny and the propaganda cold war of the West and Russia

In the Navalny case, propaganda is state sponsored and present on both sides. Russian propaganda is scrambling to cast at least some amount of doubt on the poisoning of Navalny by Russian state actors. Propaganda in the West is, in the meantime, engaged in a kind of white-washing that tries to show …


@poVoq@lemmy.ml I also prefer politics based on principal to realpolitik. Still, I find this argument interesting, ie. the SPD is indeed taking some risk in putting all their money on a coalition with the Left and the Greens, a combination that according to “voting math” is not the most favorable option for them currently. Looks like they are ready to leave the CDU behind and they also don’t seem interested in the “traffic light coalition” option (SPD - Free Democrats - Greens : red - yellow - green).


German Election 2021 - Merkel's coalition party SPD running on progressive green agenda but criticized for support of Russian gas pipeline

Gearing up to German elections 2021 - Merkel’s coalition party SPD puts forward green agenda, struggles with credibility for supporting Nord Stream 2 construction …


Unfortunately, the UK has a terrible track record with privacy. I guess the architecture has to be good


Robert Habeck, top Green chancellor candidate (kinda) wants to free Assange

Less-than-enthusiastic commitment of probable Green chancellor candidate Habeck to freeing Julian Assange… and I have a look at other German parties’ approach to the issue (spoiler alert: everyone wants him set free, even the far right) …


I was vaccinated with the COVID-19 shot from AstraZeneca…

… and you should get it too, or any of the other very good vaccines, as soon as it is your turn. In this post I try to put some of the bad press around AstraZeneca in context and report on some recent good news about the “dark horse” of COVID-19 vaccines…


I love Prosody but it took me ages to get it working the way I want :-)) now I haven’t significantly touched my setup in over 6 months and I dare not read this tutorial because I am afraid of what I might learn and that I will want to start tinkering with Prosody again :-)


Maybe the 2xcomment was just a one time thing… thanks for the response!! 👍


Also, something is up with the time zones I guess because my freshly posted comments show up as ‘posted 1 hour ago’


where can I file bug reports? For me, links won’t open at all. Also, when commenting, I have to manually close the keyboard before I can hit “post” and then the comment gets sent twice :-))



Hype around Clubhouse App in Germany

What I know or heard about the Clubhouse App and it’s German Debut. Read about the social engineering hack that jump-started the app in Germany, the rough start of German politicians on Clubhouse, the privacy concerns and cancel culture. …


Biden administration will continue to pursue extradition of Assange

The Biden administration will continue to pursue the extradition and persecution of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. …


Election year in Germany: Die Linke open campaign, announce Left Green New Deal

Left-wing Die Linke announces party platform for 2021 elections. Having always been in opposition, a clear change is noticeable as incumbent party chairpersons Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger clearly signal that Die Linke is prepared to accept a role in government as part of a future coalition. …


Armin Laschet elected chairman of CDU, good chance at nomination for Chancellor of Germany

I wrote a small piece about today’s election of the new chairman of Merkel’s party , who now for better or worse has a good shot at the Chancellery in September 2021…



Science news reports a COVID-19 outbreak in the gorilla population at the San Diego Zoo…


Guys, I use and love both XMPP and Matrix however I don’t see masses adopting them in fact I can’t even convince my immediate family to use them. People want reliable push notifications and cute stickers :-) I think Signal is a good compromise, I know it’s US based (I discuss this in the post) however it’s zero knowledge. The code is open source if there were vulnerabilities we would probably know by now…


The age of Signal has come

Recent intrusive changes in the privacy policy of WhatsApp (including the sharing of never before seen amounts of unencrypted user data with the parent company Facebook) have prompted a mass exodus of WhatsApp users to the secure and open-source alternative Signal. I have been hoping for a change li…

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The age of Signal has come