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im just wondering why lemmy isnt available without tor? Do ISPs in france block Lemmy?


How do you get banned from Reddit 5 times?


Why doesn’t the .ml instance with in France without tor?


The issue comes from the authoritarians who think their authorianism is great because its done under a flag they like.

i.e. people will completely deny uyghur genocide happening, or the fact the Putin is fascist as fuck and has been running a christian nationalist regime for decades.

Its obvious their beliefs dont come from love of their people like the Black Panthers focused on. Their beliefs comes from hate so anything that makes the countries that are anti-west look bad they will deny or try to spin it and say its actually a good thing.

They essentially run from one oppressor to another instead of understanding all the superpowers are run by people who dont care about the citizens. Nuance and compassion are important but instead they want to believe everything anything remotely anti-west is good and true and anything else is propaganda. Theyre like average redditors who will complain about tiktok being spyware because it’s a company from China and should be deleted while seeing no problem with Google’s spyware OS and apps.



Could you add sources to the claims please


its insane how much funding the US puts into “national security” and basically ignores climate change and the pandemic that is both killing and disabling its population. Feels like the world is run by a NeoLiberal death cult



Yes the US has been overthrowing democracies and installing fascists into power for decades https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor

That doesn’t deny the fact that Putin invaded Ukraine and he shouldn’t have. Ukraine wouldn’t care about joining nato if they weren’t consistently under threat of Putin.

What does your last paragraph have to do with Russia not helping Armenia or taking control of Belarus? Is that just a whataboutism paragraph?


Good reply.

I still think its wrong to continue to look at this as the west vs russia since that ignores the fact that Ukrainians are defending themselves from an invasion that started because Russia wants to absorb countries while putting 100% of the blame on “NATO expansion”.

Look at Belarus and how they’re essentially under Putin’s rule now. Look at how Armenia is being invaded and Putin isn’t defending them even though it was agreed Russia would help them. Putin isn’t doing any of this to protect anyone.


Such an idiotic thing to say especially when thousands of people in the US are dying each week and countless amounts are being disabled with long covid. Didnt him and his wife have covid just a few weeks ago like wtf


This is pretty exciting, I hope it improves automatic captions and translations a lot. Ideally it will be used on peertube and other open source projects for easy and privacy friendly captions and translations that work out of the box


I’m surprised it’s not ARM based. It’s wild that apple is the only company moving fully forward with ARM on their computers considering the heat benefits and incredible performance of their m series chips


Do votes from instances that aren’t federated with your instance still affect the score on posts you do federate with?
For example, if im on an instance that only federates with instances in an allowlist can someone create an instance of bots to downvote things in the lemmy.ml instance and affect the score of the lemmy.ml posts that users on my instance can see? I’m interested in learning how lemmy prevents vote brigading from instances that might be made with malicious intent

The US is and the EU is helping fund Ukraine yes but you acting like Ukrainians are deciding to fight this to protect their country and family is ridiculous. It just seems like you’re desperate to paint Russia as doing something great because you somehow believe they are a Communist country so you want to defend Putin’s imperialistic endeavours.

Russia has been under fascist rule for a long time under Putin but you don’t want to accept that because “west bad”


wow, the import video feature is really convenient!

I hope they use OpenAi’s new open source speech recognition to enable automatic captions to improve accessibility features.


weird you keep framing this as solely the west VS russia as if ukraine has zero say in any of this. The truth is a large majority of the population of Ukraine has volunteered to fight against russia to defend their home and country. Russia could stop the invasion today instead of forcing their men to die for Putin’s imperialist and genocidal dreams…


link to her instagram post https://www.instagram.com/p/Ciu9vhKD3ds/

does “NATO propaganda” mean anything that paints Russia’s invasion as negative or imperialistic?



Do you have a source for that, that number sounds way too high to me?

its sounds way too high to you based on what? hopium? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/25/long-covid-americans-workforce-brookings-report https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/news/study-finds-long-covid-has-a-significant-impact-on-uk-workforce https://www.barrons.com/articles/long-covid-workplace-disability-51661538939

Monkeypox is not a pandemic and they way it currently is, will not become a pandemic.

it was already declared a “national emergency” by the WHO and the US, there is literally 0 effort being done to prevent it from spreading uncontrollably other than the TINY vaccination efforts. 0 Contract tracing and the media has already given the impression that its a “gay disease” so the straight need not to worry and continue going to clubs, concerts, and restaurants.

What do you mean by immune system getting wrecked?

there are studies (still havent been peer reviewed from what i understand tho) that show covid has lasting effect on lowering our immune system long after you’re testing negative which makes you more susceptible to catching other diseases. Catching multiple diseases with covid is a great way for it to mutate to something worst.

you most likely won’t get as sick if you are exposed to the virus

false. multiple reinfections is widely understood to be the norm and every reinfection increases the risk of long term health effects https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20220707/each-covid-19-reinfection-increases-health-risks

the only alternative to letting it rip now is something like this:

no its not. Taiwan doesn’t have lockdowns, they have common sense contact tracing, high rates of mask usage, theyre increasing ventilation and filtration systems in public spaces. Countries can fund businesses to improve ventilation and filtration and pass laws to enforce paid days of for sick employees so they stop going to work sick. Mask mandates are needed and the shit politicians like Biden etc working while sick and never wearing masks in public anymore is insane.

China has the scary lockdowns you see go viral but those are only in very small occurences cuz they actually do contact tracing, wear masks, and give a shit if theyre population is infected. They have plenty of testing locations with 10-20 minute waits and they test millions of people every day or two and they shut down commerce when needed even if it affects theyre dollars. Shenzhen is on lockdown because of a wave but they will probably open up in a week and go back to living like normal. Truth is most of the population in China live like its pre pandemic time because of how well most locations handled the virus. We only see the fucked up house welding videos and gates being put up in neighborhoods and none of the videos of people living life like normal because “China Bad”. Yes the house welding shit is dystopian but thats not widespread while a population getting disabled and killed by a disease while the leaders gaslight the population to believe nothing wrong is going on is also extremely dystopian.


Starlink is another grift by Elon to continue his ponzi practices of pushing some grand future promise to get suckers to invest in his shit instead of investing in public goods. heres a thread on how much of a mess starlink actually is https://twitter.com/rdrimmel/status/1563158073694310401

governments should be forcing companies to build fiber with all the public funding they’ve been spending on corporate bonuses


"This action, like many other direct partisan actions carried out in Russia in recent months, was carried out by the National Republican Army," said Ponomarev, adding that his web portal had made contact with the group's fighters. A manifesto purporting to come from the group was published online on Sunday, which Ponomarev went on to read out in the broadcast. It declares Putin a "usurper of power and war criminal." It says the Russian president "unleashed a fratricidal war between the Slavic peoples and sent Russian soldiers to certain and senseless death." "Poverty and coffins for some, palaces for others — that's the essence of his policy." "We believe that disenfranchised people have the right to rebel against tyrants. Putin will be deposed and destroyed by us!" The document goes on to call on soldiers of the Russian army "to stop shooting at our brothers from other countries — Georgia, Syria and others," and urges "all Russians to join our ranks."

The secretive group that keeps conservatives on message to grow Christian Nationalism in the US
This is a good short video on The Council for National Policy which is a group who’s membership is supposed to be kept secret but had its membership list publicized by Documented https://documented.net/investigations/documented-has-obtained-a-recent-council-for-national-policy-membership-list Its a group of conservatives that push policy and organize conservatives in power to stay on message to help them grow Christian Nationalism in the US.

Banchan is an online co-op that makes it easy to accept commissions for art. They have a focus on making it simple and safe with the bonus of acting as an escrow which allows you protect your identity which is a great feature for trans artists not wanting to share their bank info attached to their deadname. This is a pretty good complement to using https://comradery.co for recurring payments. These platforms and the fediverse becoming more and more used really gives me hope for worker owned online and offline spaces.

Text copied over from a poppinkream post: “The alleged target in this assassination was her father, Alexandr Dugin, a Russian neo-fascist whose writings and ideas are widely available and taught in Russian military academies. He works closely with the Russian government and also wrote the Foundations of Geopolitics. He is an individual that helped shape contemporary Russian foreign policy. Alexander Dugin is a proponent of Neo-Eurasianism, a fascist ideology that believes in building a totalitarian Russian empire to bring about an era of illiberalism. Aleksandr Dugin’s Foundations of Geopolitics http://www.4pt.su/en/content/aleksandr-dugin%E2%80%99s-foundations-geopolitics “By the summer of 2001, Aleksandr Dugin, a neo-fascist ideologue, had managed to approach the center of power in Moscow, having formed close ties with elements in the Presidential Administration, the secret services, the Russian military, and the leadership of the State Duma. …Within the United States itself, there is a need for the Russian special services and their allies “to provoke all forms of instability and separatism within the borders of the United States (it is possible to make use of the political forces of Afro-American racists)” (p. 248). “It is especially important,” Dugin adds, “to introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics…” (p. 367). …As for the former union republics of the USSR situated within Europe, they all (with the single above-noted exception of Estonia) should, in Dugin’s view, be absorbed by Eurasia- Russia.  “Belorussia,” Dugin asserts flatly, “should be seen as a part of Russia…” (p. 377).  In similar fashion, Moldova is seen as a part of what Dugin calls “the Russian South” (p. 343). On the key question of Ukraine, Dugin underlines:  “Ukraine as a state has no geopolitical meaning.  It has no particular cultural import or universal significance, no geographic uniqueness, no ethnic exclusiveness” (p. 377).  “Ukraine as an independent state with certain territorial ambitions,” he warns, “represents an enormous danger for all of Eurasia and, without resolving the Ukrainian problem, it is in general senseless to speak about continental politics” (p. 348).  And he adds that, “[T]he independent existence of Ukraine (especially within its present borders) can make sense only as a ‘sanitary cordon’…” (p. 379).  However, as we have seen, for Dugin all such “sanitary cordons” are inadmissible. in March of 2022 the U.S. Treasury department added the now deceased, Darya Dugina, to the sanctions list for her involvement in Project Lakhta - a sophisticated online Russian disinformation campaign. If anyone wants to know more about Aleksander Dugin, the podcast No Easy Answers did a series on him. Episode 47 entitled “We Need To Talk About Aleksander Dugin,” episode 48 about Dugin’s occult fascism and the hijacking of left anti imperialism, and episode 49 about Dugin, Russian nationalism and Ukraine.” Heres a youtube link but it can also be found in your favorite podcast app https://youtube.com/watch?v=0uz22FFzW7g

What do you think of including a translation feature on lemmy if we can figure out a privacy respecting way to do it?
I think it would be great to be able to click a button on a comment\post and have it translate to your language. I think its possible to build a way to include this in a privacy respecting way (im not a coder so forgive my ignorance) if we use something like the google translate scraper that is used for this privacy respecting google translate frontend https://github.com/thedaviddelta/lingva-translate Making it easier for people to communicate across languages would be pretty sweet for the fediverse.

Users need an option to block instances
browsing through All has so much pro-fascist posts coming from lemmygrad that it drowns out all the other instances. I'm surprised they're even federated by default but we should have an option to block instances from All if lemmy is deadset on federating with them just because they are fascists with a red and yellow flag... (before the Tankies start posting about how they aren't pro-fascism "Fascism is a far-right, authoritarian, ultranationalist political ideology and movement, characterized by a dictatorial leader, centralized autocracy, militarism, forcible suppression of opposition, belief in a natural social hierarchy, subordination of individual interests for the good of the nation and race, and strong regimentation of society and the economy" which all describe the Z movement in Russia they gleefully support in multiple posts)

AppBrowser.com - see what JavaScript commands get injected through an in-app browser on ios
This is a pretty convenient way to check how snoopy the different in-app browser are. Seems like Facebook and TikTok are pretty damn invasive. I hope this makes Apple enforce privacy in the in-app browsers somehow since I'm guessing Facebook and TikTok will just update their code so this can't be checked anymore instead of ensuring their users privacy\security.

Does lemmy get crawled by search engines?
Whenever I want to find useful information on something i search the thing and add "reddit" to the end of my search. I would love to be able to do that with lemmy but currently it seems like nothing on lemmy gets picked up by google.

Nutshell is a really useful way to embed information from other websites in a convenient way. It works sorta like those hover boxes on wikipedia allowing you to learn more about a related subject without leaving the current thing you're reading. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/8acf5e6a-3247-430d-8af2-09bd2bed668e.png) For those of you who don't know, Nicky Case releases really interesting interactive things that are Open Source and CC0. A project you've likely seen in the past was this project called [:the game:](https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/467574) that was extremely popular on Newgrounds back in the day. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/294d4e72-52f6-4ef9-824b-510b5d515da6.png) or this game called [We Become What We Behold](https://ncase.itch.io/wbwwb) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/f1c395c5-da07-4b2a-8946-3c20883cbbdd.png) heres a link to their projects https://ncase.me/ they're all really thought provoking and made to help you learn about things in an interactive and entertaining way. They also write really well thought out blog posts, here's my favorite post they made that's called [Evolution not Revolution ](https://blog.ncase.me/evolution-not-revolution/ ) and talks about how so many uprising and revolutions that were "successful" led to the current authoritarians being replaced with another set of authoritarians with no progress for the people actually being made.

Stackoverflow is one of the most useful websites online imo and I think it would be great to be able to mark comments as the one that solved your issue and also have the ability to "follow" a post and/or comment thread so you get notifications on updates to a post or comment you didn't post.


Have y’all considered the “communists” in power are manipulating the peasants just like the “capitalists” in power do to their wage slaves?
Seems like most of y’all just think that since the “capitalist” countries are run by corrupt power hungry pricks that means the “communist” countries must be the good guys. They’re all run by power hungry billionaires and you’re all being played. (All the “” are cuz no country is run by anyone who follows the religions i mean economic theories, they’re all run by power hungry people who use the people and pit them against eachother to distract from the fact were dying and working for cults) inb4 the ban hammer (and sickle?) drops on me

They apparently announced they would delete all posts related to homosexuality back in 2018 but backtracked after outrage but I guess they've felt its been enough time that people won't be paying as much attention now =\

Is there a way to block seeing posts in certain communities?
It's very difficult to want to keep coming back to lemmy with so many communities I'm not interested being on my homepage. I want to be able to discover new communities and posts but have the ability to block certain communities I never want to see


Could blocking\hiding communities become a feature?
I want to browse Local\All to discover new content\communities I don't know exist but some communities (like memes) I know I don't want to see so It'd be helpful to be able to "block" them so I don't see them on Local\All. EDIT: I opened an issue on github since that seems to be a more appropriate place to post it. Should I keep this post on lemmy open or delete it? Here's the github issue https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1339

Shouldn’t lemmy automatically create a community the same name as a user on sign up, for future federation with mastodon?
If lemmy created a community the same name as the username when someone signs up. You could follow a lemmy user and then when your on mastodon (once we’re federated with mastodon) you could see their self posts in their community as a mastodon post and vice versa.

The Climate Crisis needs to be presented as a GDP and National Security issue or it will never be taken seriously by our Governments. Like Lead in paint\gas was
Lead based paint and lead in gas was a huge health issue causing IQ to drop etc. This issue was taken very seriously when it was presented as something the will cause massive GDP loss. Our governments care about money first and foremost. I think if Extinction Rebellion etc started getting analysis put together for articles that can be written about how the Climate Crises will cause countries to lose huge amounts of GDP and even have some National Security impacts and huge amounts of migration then governments will start to care. Here are some places that wrote about lead https://news.umich.edu/lead-abatement-a-wise-economic-public-health-investment/ https://med.nyu.edu/departments-institutes/pediatrics/divisions/environmental-pediatrics/research/policy-initiatives/economic-costs-childhood-lead-exposure-low-middle-income-countries > The removal of lead from gasoline is one of the most important accomplishments for children’s health in the 20th century, with economic benefits that have been estimated at $2.45 trillion each year.1 In the industrialized world, there has been further progress in reducing lead exposure from other sources, including paint. Here’s info about GDP loss due to the Climate Crises https://web.stanford.edu/~mburke/climate/map.php It’s very short and to the point. This is a decent start but I think what’s needed is anaylsis\articles that include the migration aspect of climate refugees, the rich places like in Florida that will lose property value, maybe some mention of the troops equipment in bases being affected by hurricanes etc. What do you think?