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Rotten Tomatoes is a commercial product and is owned by the major US media conglomerates. We’re looking for an open source alternative.


We should be wary of feature creep. Lemmy is a link aggregator, that’s it. I don’t see why lemmy should also have a chat feature. If you want to have a discussion outside of lemmy in a traditional chatroom, then just use Matrix/Discord/XMPP/etc.


I wrote the subtitles myself. This PeerTube instance was the only one I found that allowed user registration.



cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/72642 > 觉醒年代 Age of Awakening (2021) is a Chinese drama that recounts the stories of the first Chinese Communist revolutionaries from 1915 to 1921. It has a rating of 9.3 (out of 10) on Douban but is almost unheard of in the West. It's shame that with such a high production quality, CCTV will probably not publish English subtitles. That's why I'm giving a translating this show a shot.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/72642 > 觉醒年代 Age of Awakening (2021) is a Chinese drama that recounts the stories of the first Chinese Communist revolutionaries from 1915 to 1921. It has a rating of 9.3 (out of 10) on Douban but is almost unheard of in the West. It's shame that with such a high production quality, CCTV will probably not publish English subtitles. That's why I'm giving a translating this show a shot.

觉醒年代 Age of Awakening (2021) is a Chinese drama that recounts the stories of the first Chinese Communist revolutionaries from 1915 to 1921. It has a rating of 9.3 (out of 10) on Douban but is almost unheard of in the West. It's shame that with such a high production quality, CCTV will probably not publish English subtitles. That's why I'm giving a translating this show a shot.

My incredibly volatile and risky investment is a complete failure. I blame China.



Some associations and cooperatives offer email accounts as a free trial. If you live in France, you can get almost all your Internet services provided by associations/cooperatives: https://chatons.org/. This has the benefit of you being a “member” and not “customer”/“client” of the organisation, but this means you have to pay a yearly subscription


You’re more suited to r/worldnews at Reddit™


Either GAFA agrees to store user-data in the countries in where they’re gathered or they’re banned from operating those countries, regardless of the fact that a blanket ban is an attack on “freedom of expression”


One of my CS professors is a open-source advocate, he has a GNU Project sticker on his laptop, so I think he understands the situation


My university is going to set up a Mattermost service because every major and student club is using Discord, even some classes are using it, which is a shame. What also really bothers me is that since the crisis began a year ago, we’re still using Blackboard Collaborate which is proprietary, I don’t see why we don’t use BigBlueButton



I like a European union, but I don’t like the European Union.



Just get a textbook (with a CD) if you want to learn a language


I’ll only ever consider the devices that track your heartbeat and are not connected to a network. Other than that, a mechanical watch or an electronic watch is all I’ll ever need, and I always have my smartphone.


Then it’s IPFS, which is distributed, not federated. You can upload a file to service that can pin the files for free (like globalupload.io up to a certain file size) or pin the files yourself. Then other users running IPFS on their machines can pin those files. The network runs a bit like BitTorrent.


They should just bring back the “flying pigeon” bicycle culture if the cars are that small.


An easily repairable second-hand laptop that is well maintained (not charged constantly) is, in my opinion, the most eco-friendly solution.

This is basically my laptop, which is a second hand HP Elitebook 840 G6.


For Imgur, there’s Pixelfed (for a traditional image-hosting website) or IPFS (where you can host/pin any file).



Qwant redirects to Qwant Lite
For some reason, Qwant redirects to Qwant Lite and whenever try to search something, it always comes up as "no results". Does this happen to anyone else as well?

Bear in mind, that deleting accounts in Big Tech won’t destroy the data that you’ve already given them…



IPFS for all of them. You can use globalupload.io if you can’t pin them yourself.


This doesn’t work as well, like I said in another comment, I live in the EU so I have to forego the GDPR rights to see the article.


I didn’t work for me, I already tried lynx before and I got the same results (without --dump). I’m in the EU so that’s probably why it worked for you.


I already know outline.com, it is also proprietary, I’m looking for a replacement for that as well


Reading paywalled articles using free software
If I want to read https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/19/post-american-world-is-now-full-display/, I have to use archive.vn which allows me to go past the paywall (https://archive.vn/yTP0x). However, archive.vn is still proprietary so I installed ArchiveBox which is free software but does not go past the paywall. Does anyone have any solutions?

There’s always yacy.net, decentralised and free software. The search results are pretty bad though but it at least exists.


Be sure to download this video in case it gets taken down or manipulated.

Use the search engine of your choice to find the video you want to watch, then use mpv or vlc to watch it by running one of these players using the video link as an argument.

Try this: $ mpv https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1np4y1r73P


I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, every major power is going to copy China and there’s not much one can do about it, their policies really have been far-sighted. But you shouldn’t see data collection as a political tool, you see, the EU is behind in AI and since practically of the EU’s personal data is stored in the US (because they all use GAFA), they can’t train their models properly. China created the firewall, blocked GAFA (and of course political threats), and developed their own domestic Internet industry; now China is ahead in AI facial and speech recognition. There’s a EU Commission paper that proposes a European firewall that functions like the Chinese version because they know they will fall behind. In the US they already have the “Clean Network” and they’re going to block TikTok and WeChat.



The great thing about decentralisation is that if you don’t like this lemmy instance, you can always set up one yourself and make your own rules.




Don’t forget YaCy, a libre decentralised search engine, I think that’s the most important project of all. Just understand how much trust we put on search engines then realise how dangerous they are if proprietary


It terrifies me how much control and influence GAFA has on the entire global market. If Google really wanted to be sinister, they’d make this VPN both free and enabled by default on Android.


I’m sorry but who names their app “QuickDic” lol


bashtop looks a lot prettier than glances



I still don’t understand why people buy Apple products. I understand Macbooks because there’s GarageBand, but maybe that was acceptable 5 years ago.



Am I the only one that hopes for a second Trump term just to accelerate American imperial decline?


DDG is a search engine run on AWS, so it’s not very private. It’s better to use Qwant (a French search engine that has its own dedicated servers), or, if you can, YaCy which is a peer-to-peer search engine.


Alternative to Stack Exchange
I want to know if there are other specialised Q&A sites (and not general-purpose like Quora). I feel Stack Exchange has a monopoly in this domain. Since it's both hosted in the US and its business model is not very clear (look at the trackers they have on their site), I want to avoid using it to ask questions. I'm actually considering hosting my own French Q&A site that specialises in mathematics (from kindergarden to graduate), using libre software and relying on donations.


Browsing Facebook without Facebook account
I need to look through a Facebook group but I don't want to use a Facebook account. I want to know if there's an open-source service like [Bibliogram](https://bibliogram.art/) (Instagram) but for Facebook.


/c/thirdculturekids, for those who grew up traveling a lot
[!thirdculturekids@dev.lemmy.ml](/c/thirdculturekids) is a community for those who were raised in a culture other than their parents’ or the culture of the country named on their passport for a significant part of their early development years. I don't think there's going to be a lot of users since the /r/tck subreddit is also very small, but also fuck Reddit, so this is a identity-based community for those without a singular identity to call their own.