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Yes, of course. Discussing this in the community can still provide insight and context. This is basically just a somewhat polemic reminder that critical evaluation of sources is still required both of the people asking and giving input.


Can someone actually check this, I am skeptical.

Do you think the average Lemmy user has a high-tech lab in their backyard? Nature is one of the most prestigious science magazines, the average Lemmy user will have little to no qualification. And if they do, the only way for you to judge whether the information they give you is correct would require the same skillset as figuring out whether the article is legit. I don’t understand how you think this will lead to anything other than a downgrade of information.


I don’t really think you’re getting your point across very well. After reading your post, I don’t really understand WHY you think the fediverse is flawed and I also don’t really understand what your solution/alternative vision to that is supposed to look like.



This community is about green and not capitalism, consumerism, monopolies etc pp. I did explained the major issue

Yes, you were talking about it in broader terms (and are continuing in your post to talk about it). So you can hardly criticize me for also taking a bigger picture view without strawmanning.

there is no one who actually tried to workaround this, because the system is considerable new…

There are literally hundreds of cryptocurrency projects, many claiming to solve the issues other cryptos have


We need to get rid of traditional banking, improve the blockchain process and find a way to block mining, then we are much more efficient than traditional banking because you can easily do thousand transactions within milliseconds without depending on external middle mans.

Yes, if we just eliminate all the flaws of crypto, crypto is the perfect currency. Just like if we eliminate all the flaws of capitalism, it’s the perfect system.

Sorry for the cynicism, but I just don’t think statements like that say very much without pointing at least in a vague direction that shows HOW it might become feasible.



If I’m not mistaken, those things aren’t just search engines, they are gif hosting platforms. So as long as someone doesn’t chip in to shoulder the server costs, just making a foss search function isn’t exactly gonna get you very far.


I think Mastodon deserves a special mention, simply because I feel it has a comparably big userbase compared to most alternative networks and it’s a well working twitter alternative with some genuine improvements over the “original” thing.



Seems pretty cool, but not what I would have expected from the term “community wealth sharing platform”.


Because to claim that real world systems come even close to being a meritocracy is an illusion. You can’t fix systemic inequalities and discrimination without, well, addressing them.


This could bring an influx of new users to Linux, which would be a boost for the open source operating system, though it’s likely that any distro the Chinese government uses would be heavily modified and restricted.

On paper, this could be good news for Linux. However, any OS the Chinese government uses will likely be heavily regulated and censored, which is contrary to what the Linux and open source communities stand for.

Seems like the tangible benefits for the linux and open source community expected from that might be somewhat limited. Maybe some gov workers will switch to linux privately and maybe the gov might end up funding some projects, but they probably won’t contribute to the open source community directly.


Pretty sure Bitcoin is uniquely bad. The whole blockchain mechanisms revolves around solving ever more complex equations, which at this point requires dedicated high-powered hardware that sucks up tons of energy. Highly watched Youtubers might get lots of internet connections too, but those can and usually are somewhat optimized for efficiencym Bitcoin has exponentially growing inefficiency baked into its protocol.


I think gatekeeping like yours hurts the community significantly more.


Problem is also that the virus has spread so thouroughly that aggressive measures become much more difficult. Easier to completely lock down a region than an entire country.

Doesn’t mean stricter measures wouldn’t be appropriate, just that it’s not a one-to-one transferable solution. Next to stricter measures, a vaccine mandate would probably the best solution when looking at it solely from a standpoint of effectiveness.


You have to appreciate that he can admit his mistake. That means he’s capable of learning, so someday he can be a competent policy-maker. But seriously, his thinking is so poor, he has a lot to learn.

Always very easy to criticize something with the benefit of hinsight.


That’s my understanding. You can decrease it, significantly, but not entirely. But the same goes for the web in general. Hard to completely bock all tracking and such too while still interacting meaningfully. So unless you’re a die-hard fanatic and willing to suffer a lot of inconveniences, good enough will have to be, well, good enough for most of us.


Depends on what you consider “enough”. Even “degoogling” it in most instances won’t entirely get rid of proprietary code and reliance on some google services. It’s a trade-off.


I’d say the most private would probably a Purism Librem with Pinephone being second place. Both of those come with their own caveats.

I think Graphene also puts a high focus on security for which, if you’re using android, the Pixel phones offer the best platform. You could also go with the /e/ android operating system if your focus is on de-googling while sticking to android.