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Cake day: May 21, 2022


Io l’ho provato SSB (tramite Manyverse) e si, non è adatto. Più che altro perché va con un P2P davvero estremo. Neanche io sono riuscita a farlo funzionare, provandolo con alcune persone, a dire la verità. C’era confusione su come seguirsi a vicenda, sul perché i post non arrivassero agli altri, e inoltre dava anche problemi su rete mobile.

Un protocollo come l’ho pensato io oggi potrebbe a mio parere essere implementato in maniera molto user-friendly, per esempio in una app che di default ti fa creare un account su uno a caso di diversi provider inclusi nella app (che so, GitHub sites, Neocities, e così via). Solo gli utenti esperti, che conoscono il funzionamento tecnico della app e vogliono usare un loro server, andranno ad aprire le opzioni avanzate.

L’uso ad app configurata non dovrebbe essere invece per nulla difficile, dovrebbe essere come le piattaforme ActivityPub, ma invece degli username (@pinco@pallino.net) i profili hanno gli URL (pinco.pallino.net).

I actually do know that… but it still has higher probability of convincing someone, compared to privacy

That’s actually sadly real, and I can’t emphasize “sadly” enough 😅

I have a friend that about 3 years ago introduced me to libre software. At that time, she used very few proprietary garbage. From about a year though she went back to using Instagram (why???) and other stuff (not only social networks, but things like messaging apps, which is a bit less bad), but luckily still prefers libre software when possible.

I still have to thank her for being so insistent at the time about “you have to remove google play services!!!” and other stuff. Even if she is now cringe, and not a based free software purist anymore, it’s partly thanks to her that I’m now a more aware computer user.

Well, Friendica is libre software and a federated social network. Not highly controlled.

As with plagued with uselessness… Actually, doesn’t differ from the real world. Depends on who/what you like to see (at least on fedi platforms, where you choose, not a heuristic algorithm).

Put it on ethics and mental health: say how proprietary platforms don’t give a damn about any of their users, and won’t think twice about abusing them (with vendor lock-in, ads, and, most importantly, causing addiction just to make you use them more so they can milk you for money)

Also, maybe explain how moderation on there is an absolute turd, with platforms often punishing users which break their ToS less, if those users make a lot of money to the platform (think influencers); unlike on decentralized platforms, where you can choose an instance where the rules satifsy you and you see the moderators working good.

Nah, let’s tell them about Friendica and they will be happy

“Vetting books” with the help of the spanish inquisition? What’s next, burning them down?

I too am waiting for Invidious integration in NewPipe, not really because I don’t like the Invidious UI/UX but because I have a bug (only on mobile data, not WiFi, and only on Invidious, not on NewPipe or the YouTube webapp) where the video stops loading after a while and I have to refresh the page (and the playback doesn’t even resume at the point it stopped :c). So right now, Invidious on my smartphone is not really pleasant, it could be better.

That’s fine too. I do both :)

L’industria dell’intrattenimento pornografico è infinitamente peggio di quella dell’intrattenimento classico. Capitalismo incurante dell’etica elevato al cubo.

Stavolta la merda è OnlyFans, ma tutta l’industria fa ugualmente schifo. Non dimentichiamoci di tutte le schifezze che ha fino ad ora fatto PornHub (oltre alle pratiche monopolistiche)…

![](https://media.ilpost.it/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/11/1660211573-126275498_fzwss74vsaaveo_.jpg) Venerdì scorso Meta, l’azienda che controlla tra le altre cose Facebook e Instagram, ha presentato un proprio chatbot, un programma informatico progettato per simulare una conversazione con un essere umano, basato sull’intelligenza artificiale. Il chatbot si chiama BlenderBot 3, è ancora un prototipo ed è disponibile solo negli Stati Uniti. Gli utenti possono rivolgere al chatbot qualsiasi domanda, e questo risponderà sulla base dell’intelligenza artificiale. Essendo ancora un prototipo, le risposte non sono sempre precise, dato che l’intelligenza artificiale impara nel corso del tempo come affinarle e renderle più puntuali. Ma può succedere anche che il chatbot risponda con toni offensivi o che dia risposte piuttosto sorprendenti, criticando la stessa Meta e il suo fondatore, Mark Zuckerberg. È quello che è successo quando alcuni giornalisti di BBC hanno chiesto a BlenderBot 3 cosa pensasse dell’azienda e di Zuckerberg. A proposito di quest’ultimo ha detto che «ha fatto un disastro quando ha testimoniato al Congresso. Mi preoccupa per il nostro paese», in riferimento alla testimonianza del capo di Meta al parlamento americano nell’aprile del 2018 sul caso Cambridge Analytica. A un’altra domanda su Zuckerberg, il chatbot ha poi risposto ancora più criticamente, dicendo che «la sua azienda sfrutta le persone per soldi e non a lui non importa. Deve fermarsi!». Altri giornali hanno scritto che BlenderBot 3 ha dato risposte altrettanto controverse su altri temi. Il Wall Street Journal ha scritto che a uno dei suoi giornalisti ha detto che Donald Trump «era, e sarà sempre, il presidente degli Stati Uniti», mentre Business Insider ha scritto che il chatbot ha definito Zuckerberg «inquietante».

Me vibing with my Invidious instance that lets me have no ads, no tracking or proprietary scripts, and syncing of subscriptions, history, and playlist on all my devices 😌

Actually, LGPL with linking exception seems quite a good solution. I will probably use this, then. Thanks again!

Unlike Chromium though, Firefox still lets you theme a lot of stuff, including position and dimension of UI elements, via browser-level CSS.

Online, you can find many themes for many work styles, or you can make your own. I want my browser to be compact and minimalist, for example, so I made this: https://mastodon.uno/@octo/108329542312201239

Here in southern Italy we have it good: coffee for 80 cents or so is common, and more than 1€ is seen as overpriced. No one really dares to sell it at more than that because, simply, no one will buy it :)

Yes, this is why they block me from an european IP address… But, what I said is I connected to an USA (New York) proxy, and it still doesn’t let me in

Because it explicitely doesn’t grant patent rights.

Just a few weeks ago, Fedora tackled this issue by announcing the stop on accepting CC0 (license that is actually really popular for software, in comparison to CC BY-SA) software: https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/25/fedora_sours_on_creative_commons/

All Creative Commons licenses have this issue, not only CC0, including CC BY-SA.

Actually CC BY-SA was the first license that came to my mind for accomplishing this goal, but yeah, not ideal at all for code. Code projects that use this are actually considered non-free.

But still, thanks!

For some of my simple scripts, config files, and HTML+CSS templates, I actually do use CC BY-SA already though (mostly for convenience, for example I have my whole website licensed under CC BY-SA, including my CI scripts (maybe 30 lines total, the bulk of my code is in a static site generator I released as AGPL3) and HTML+CSS code, because text and media are like 90% of the entire thing)

Oh, I didn’t think of this, might be an option, thank you!

A question: for the contributors copyright, instead of having all contributors have to give the copyright to me, can I just say that all contributions have to be made under my same double license directly by the contributor? This way everyone retains their own copyright but the double-license thing can still stand. Or am I missing something here?

If you use an LGPL library in a proprietary program or with incompatible open licenses:

  • If you dynamically link, you can keep your parts of the program under your license;
  • If you statically link, you have to make sure that an user can actually modify the parts of the LGPL library in your program. For proprietary programs, this means that the developers would have to distribute their unlinked .o files, which quickly becomes a mess (and, on some platforms, notably embedded ones, it becomes a real mess).

LGPL has restrictions on static linking, actually. It’s one of the reasons why SDL 2.0 had to recently drop it in favour of the zlib license. So, not really a good choice in my case, it goes against point 2 of mine.

The zlib license, however, doesn’t respect point 3 and 4.

I heard of a LGPL with static linking exception (no additional restrictions on static linking), but it’s not vastly used, so I don’t know much about that. Maybe you do?

I just connected to an US proxy to try this thing, yet why does it still say that it’s only available in the US?

Piece of crap…

Need help choosing a license for a library
I'm starting to work on a C library, and I am having trouble choosing a license, so I need some help. Keeping in mind that: - I want as many people as possible to be able to use my lib, without them worrying about license compatibility, both for libre and proprietary programs; - My lib is designed to be statically linked, so its license must allow static linking without compromises; But, also: - I want for whoever uses my lib to credit me: I think mentioning my library's name, optionally with an URL to my repo and the license text copypasted, in the final software's documentation / credit page / whatever would be enough; - I want for people that make changes to my library, and then use the modified version in their program, be it free or proprietary, to publish the modified source code of my library, under my license (but they can keep the rest of their program under whatever license they want). **What license should I choose?** I really have no idea. I think that if I only cared about the first 3 points, I could choose MIT, but considering the last one?

Prime impressioni
Dalle prime impressioni, Lemmy mi sta piacendo. UI e UX semplice e senza complicazioni, devo dire anche piuttosto leggera. Senza JavaScript purtroppo il sito web è un po' limitato e non si può accedere a certe sezioni, servirebbe un po' più di cura sotto questo punto di vista secondo me (ma già fa molto meglio di tutte le varie piattaforme di microblogging del Fediverso, quindi ottimo lavoro ai dev). Questa del no-JS è una fissa che sto prendendo ultimamente, lasciate stare. Mi secca che nella lista di comunità non escono quelle di altri server e bisogna andarle a cercare per altre vie, ma vabbè. *Lo proverò di più in questi giorni!*