Heavily interested in politics, games, music, technology and just the world altogether.

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Cake day: Sep 18, 2021


The problem with these sorts of technologies is that they don’t really solve our climate crisis IMO. It doesn’t do anything against the exploitation of earth’s natural resources and the destruction of nature. And if I understand correctly, this only works with carbon dioxide. So, what about the methane produced from livestock farming (which is much more lethal to the environment than co2)?

Sure, these technologies may be a possible short term solution but it could also give a false impression of security which would detract the sense of urgency in passing important laws and policies needed to make progress in creating a more sustainable human environment for the earth.

Huge respect for making the decision! Most wouldn’t even consider the idea of creating an official community on smaller social platforms.

His design has other components, but he can’t disclose any more details because he hopes to patent the technology in the future.

All hope left my body once I read that

Es tröstet mich einbisschen, dass Deutschland wenigstens nicht den letzten Platz einnimmt.

From nutomic in #2301:

After some thinking, I came to the conclusion that it doesnt really make sense for Lemmy to accept only likes which are marked as public. I mainly implemented it that way because most other content in Lemmy is public, but in fact likes are expected to be private. This is a problem in federation with Friendica, which publicly lists all Lemmy users who liked a post. For that reason, i think it also makes sense to not mark Lemmy likes as public, meaning they will be private.

I also find Firefox’s UI/UX to be much better, especially the settings UI. On Firefox it’s easier to find a setting you want by just heading to the category and scrolling down. This way you immediately see all of the setting options and you don’t need to head through a maze of submenus.

With Chrome you don’t have a few broad categories for what you’re looking for. Instead you have many vague categories with lots of submenus.

I also buy about 80-90% of my music from Bandcamp. If some music I really like isn’t on Bandcamp, then I download it from Youtube which would make up the other 10-20%.

I’ve thought about maybe buying the music that’s not on Bandcamp from Itunes instead, but I really don’t like the idea of giving Apple my money or even using their services.

Ja, wie zum Beispiel das mit der Verschlüsselung geregelt werden soll. Ist e2ee dann überhaupt noch in dem Fall möglich?

Definitely, especially when the app starts spamming you with notifications.

After two whole years there is finally some news :') . Almost feels like the waiting experience of Elden Ring.

I really enjoy Vektor’s instrumentals but the screeching vocals aren’t really my thing. Still great band though!

Yeah, it’s a common joke about not knowing how to close vim.

AFAIK it’s mostly because using cashless payment methods in germany is taxed which is why most smaller businesses don’t accept cards in the first place.

I think inflation, military defeats and the president are the least of the country’s worries. IMO the previous president was much worse in regards to competence. Moreover, the current inflation of the US is somewhat average among most industrial countries at the moment, with countries like Turkey being much worse off. Lastly, I don’t think military defeats would actually affect society or the country in a negative way. Instead I believe that the Government would learn from their past mistakes and try to stop invading other countries. But this could also just be wishful thinking.

Thanks for the insight! While I agree with almost all of your points, I could imagine that perhaps some restrictions could be made on getting a gun (license). Maybe they will decide to pass some laws for better background checks at the very least.

Do you think it's possible for the US to change?
Do you think the US will be able to change for the better regarding things like gun laws, healthcare, equality and overall politics?

FTC Orders Twitter to Pay $150 Million Penalty for Profiting from Deceptively Collected Data
> The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against Twitter, Inc. for deceptively using account security data for targeted advertising. Twitter asked users to give their phone numbers and email addresses to protect their accounts. The firm then profited by allowing advertisers to use this data to target specific users. Twitter’s deception violates a 2011 FTC order that explicitly prohibited the company from misrepresenting its privacy and security practices. Under the proposed order, Twitter must pay a $150 million penalty and is banned from profiting from its deceptively collected data. > “As the complaint notes, Twitter obtained data from users on the pretext of harnessing it for security purposes but then ended up also using the data to target users with ads," said FTC Chair Lina M. Khan. "This practice affected more than 140 million Twitter users, while boosting Twitter’s primary source of revenue.” > In addition to the $150 million penalty, other provisions of the proposed order would: > > - prohibit Twitter from profiting from deceptively collected data; >- allow users to use other multi-factor authentication methods such as mobile authentication apps or security keys that do not require users to provide their telephone numbers; >- notify users that it misused phone numbers and email addresses collected for account security to also target ads to them and provide information about Twitter’s privacy and security controls; >- implement and maintain a comprehensive privacy and information security program that requires the company, among other things, to examine and address the potential privacy and security risks of new products; >- limit employee access to users’ personal data; and >- notify the FTC if the company experiences a data breach.

A video explaning about how the current situation with Julian Assange came to be and which consequences an extradition to the US would have.