Lemmy maintainer. Wrote most of the federation code. Interested in politics, video games, and many other things.

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Cake day: Jan 17, 2020


I think it would be possible to create an imageboard frontend for Lemmy. In our docs we have a page about that.

Did you read the whole article?

Comparing these results with the results of our companion study on hate terms revealed troubling differences: “Black power” was blocked for ad placement but not “White power.” “Black Lives Matter” was blocked but not “White lives matter,” “all lives matter,” or “blue lives matter.” However, “Black trans lives matter” and “Black girls matter” were also not blocked.

Its just a guess. Rich people have a lot more to lose after all.

A pyramid scheme steals from the rich?

Yes, thats what its for.

Search the community url from your instance, and it will be fetched.

That depends, are we talking about capitalism in the 19th century or earlier? At that time it definitely sparked a lot of useful innovations (steam engine, railways, airplanes were all invented under capitalism).

But if we are talking about capitalism in the 21st century, the only innovations seem to be in getting more state subsidies for corporations (plus finding tax loopholes and paying lower wages).

This is another good point. mRNA vaccines have never been used before. On the other hand, Russia and China are using techniques for their vaccines which we have decades of experience with. I suspect that mRNA was used for the simple reason that pharma companies could get more state subsidies for developing this new method.

Vaccine Effectiveness: moderna - ~95% effective (developed under capitalism) pfizer - ~95% effective (developed under capitalism)

AstraZeneca ~76% (developed under socialized medicine)

Chineese Vaccine ~50% (developed under communism)

Where did you get these numbers? Afaik the ones for Moderna and Pfizer come from studies that they financed themselves. So yes, capitalism is very efficient when it comes to marketing.

AstraZeneca is a for-profit company from the UK, nothing “socialized” about it.

And these “effectiveness” numbers are very unclear. Do they refer to preventing severe cases, light cases, or some kind of combination of those?

Direct correlation between the quality of product and the incentives the employee receives for making a better product. I find it fascinating.

Strange, the only incentive I ever received as an employee was a salary, and it was the same no matter how good my work was.

I paid $0 for my modern vaccination. I am not really sure where you are going with this thought experiment. Under more normal conditions competition in the marketplace drives down cost.

Meanwhile in the real world, doses of Moderna or Pfizer are at least 3 times more expensive than Sputnik V or Sinovac. Just that the state pays it for you (from tax income).

Edit: Sputnik V and Sinovac are both over 90% effective according to independent trials.

Yes but as I understand, they followed lemmy.ml communities before we added them to the allowlist.

Then you should see them (in fact you only need docker-compose logs -f lemmy). Things like votes or posts/comments sent and received should also be visible there. Did you docker-compose up -d to reload the config?

You can check the logs if you received an Accept activity from the community. This is a bit tricky, you can find a description of activities in the docs.

@dessalines@lemmy.ml Maybe we should show an explicit indicator in the UI if the follow succeeded, cause there are many cases where it could fail.

If your instance is not on the allowlist of lemmy.ml, any community follow requests are silently ignored. We have an open issue for that. You need to unfollow the community, and follow it again.

Lemmy is growing quite well, one year ago we only had 800 users, now we are already at 13.000. Sure the slur filter might limit growth a bit, but we are not a silicon valley company whose goal is growth at any cost.

Which docker-compose file do you mean? In general you should always use the same version for lemmy and lemmy-ui (or at least the same minor version 0.9 vs 0.10, because there are breaking changes). 0.10.1 is fine to run, but tests are failing, which will be fixed shortly.

It shouldnt be necessary to change anything in the iframely config, we are also using the defaults. But I heard that there can be random problems with it, which can be fixed by restarting with docker-compose restart iframely.

Note for instance admins: if there is any problem in your config and Lemmy fails to load it, it will still try to start with the default config. This doesnt work, and throws a lot of database connection errors, which may hide the original problem. So if you notice this, scroll up to the beginning of the log, and it should show you whats wrong in the config. We are gonna release v0.10.1 soon to fix this.

There are more important things than making numbers go up. Just the existance of the slur filter makes right-wingers upset, and stops them from even considering to use Lemmy. That makes our job much easier because we dont have to deal with them.

Your second point is pretty similar to this issue. Its a good point that it would make small instances more viable, so thats even more reason to implement it.

Looking for Lemmy translators (paid)

In order to make Lemmy more accessible to people who don’t speak English, we have decided to hire some translators for the documentation. Specifically, we are looking for people capable of translating into the following languages: …


Lemmy Development Update 2021-03-12

Statement on Politics of Lemmy.ml

Recently there have been some discussions about the political stances of the Lemmy developers and site admins. To clear up some misconceptions: Lemmy is run by a team of people with different ideologies, including anti-capitalist, communist, anarchist, and others. While @dessalines and I are communi…


Is it possible to get libraries on crates.io marked as unmaintained?

I’m wondering this because we realised that some of our dependencies (config-rs, hjson-rust (serde-hjson)) are abandoned, and it would be nice to let other people know…

Lemmy development update 2021-02-12

@dessalines: …

How to reward Lemmy contributors?

Besides @dessalines and me who work on Lemmy full time, there are many people who contribute to Lemmy without any financial reward. Those include translators, community moderators, programmers and others. Without them, Lemmy wouldn’t be what it is today. …

How to optimise compilation times with Rust

Between Lemmy versions v0.8.10 and v0.9.0, we did a major database rewrite, which helped to improve compilation time by around 30% (see below). In this post we are going to explain which methods were effective to speed up Rust compilation for Lemmy, and which werent. …

Why does most media (except news) avoid mentioning Coronavirus?

I noticed this while listening to music, but it seems to be similar in other media such as twitch streams. You would think that such an important would be mentioned a lot because it affects everyone, but it seems to be strongly avoided…

Lemmy Development Update 2021-01-22

This week we were mainly busy to prepare Lemmy version 0.9.0, which we plan to release on Monday. That version will include the database rewrite which @dessalines worked for over a month, as well as some breaking API changes. We will also provide ARM builds which many people have asked for. …