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Cake day: Oct 16, 2019


Sorry, I used the wrong word. I meant to use “calques” instead of “loanwords”

it’s “je partage admirablement”, monsieur. Gardeis ces neologismes dehors de ça filetage!

While some expressions find obvious translations – “pro-gamer” becomes “joueur professionnel” – others seem a more strained, as “streamer” is transformed into “joueur-animateur en direct”.

I can try to imagine a similar situation in Italy. I would rather get fired than call streamers “giocatori-animatori in diretta” or cloud gaming “videogiochi su nuvola” because “anglicisms could act as “a barrier to understanding” for non-gamers”. “giocatore-animatore in diretta” is no less confusing than an English word, and definitely more prone to misinterpretation - because these words already have meanings people will instinctively attach to them. Loanwords Calques would have been more effective and less chaotic, no idea why the Academie Francaise decided to go down this road instead of making words up, as they usually do. The French are getting a little taste of neocolonialism and they just can’t swallow it

You’re right, I wanted to open it or post a suggestion in some meta community, but after setting up the filter I totally forgot about that box and ended up never doing it

Agree. I’m currently using an uBlock filter to hide it :)

Yes, the mechanics are the same. pixialcanvas.io itself might be one of the many r/place-like sites that popped out after the event’s success

Reddit's most successful April Fools community game, /r/place, is back after 5 years
A little bit of context: 7 years ago Reddit introduced an April Fools event people could play by interacting with each other from within Reddit itself. The first event was called [The Button](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Button_(Reddit)), but the most successful one was 2017's [/r/place](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_(Reddit)). During the 3 days the even lasted, users could change the color of any pixel in a 1.000x1.000 canvas (with a 5 seconds cooldown). Communities from all over reddit (and beyond) organized to collaborate and draw something meaningful on the canvas, be it their community mascot, some meta joke, or anything else really. I personally participated in the game, and it was one of the funniest community-based events I've been able to experience online. Apparently, after 5 years, [they decided to bring /r/place back](https://redd.it/tqbf9w). I'm posting this because I was thinking that, as the Lemmy community, we could organize to draw a lemmur on the canvas :) I wonder if other communities in the Fediverse are going to organize and put some effort into it btw, if anyone knows anything about it it would be cool to gather a list of communities who are going to participate to represent the Fediverse in the game

It looks like someone messed up the instance title and basic data. “DS9” used to be a test instance, as far as I remember it was used when federation was first tested


I’m currently using FlorisBoard on Android (I’ve been using it for the last ~7 days, so not much), and it doesn’t have words correction yet - so yeah, I’m constantly looking up words online (or briefly switching to OpenBoard). If I went back to high school, my English tests would be such a mess…

Uhm, I’ve been able to access the full article no problem when it was published. I guess they paywalled it later. I will add the archived article link

Credo VK, grishka non ha mai nascosto di apprezzare molto come funzionava fino a qualche hanno fa, anche dal suo account Mastodon (non conosco VK personalmente quindi non so quali aspetti del social voglia replicare in Smithereen)

[archived version](https://archive.is/m2xfL) (no paywall)

We continue working with the NYC design agency Lickability and welcome Gregory Klyushnikov, better known as grishka on the fediverse, as the lead Android developer.

Volto noto su Telegram, ha sviluppato libtgvoip (la vecchia libreria per le chiamate voip di Telegram) ed ha anche scritto l’app per Android di VK (prima di essere impiegato da Telegram).

Tra l’altro nel 2020 ha iniziato a sviluppare Smithereen, che è già in grado di “federare” (si dice così in italiano?) con Lemmy. Chissà se verrà trascurato adesso che dovrà dedicarsi all’app

Vimium, provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of the Vim editor

Vladimir Ilyich the Lemming

I can fit an entire medium-to-large sized slice of cake in my mouth using my bare hands without the aid of chopsticks

In my experience, OpenBoard has the best auto-corrector with fuzzy word finding

“This has been a long battle”, said Dr Johnny Ryan of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. “Today’s decision frees hundreds of millions of Europeans from consent spam, and the deeper hazard that their most intimate online activities will be passed around by thousands of companies”.

This comment kinda implies that things are going to change, but it’s not outlined how they are going to change. The article mentions how the framework fails to inform users which data will be collected and how it will be used, but also that it “fails to properly request consent, and relies on a lawful basis (legitimate interest) that is not permissible because of the severe risk posed by online tracking-based “Real-Time Bidding” advertising”. This suggests that the framework must be reworked to be more accessible/friendly to users, and that some of options that usually fell under the “legitimate interest” category maybe shouldn’t be enabled by default.

My main issue with the cookie consent popups is that many of them are ridiculously long to configure, and are very clearly designed to be misleading and ambiguous. Sometimes they even take you to a new page or need to load additional stuff when you decide to disable non-essential cookies. People have just given up on mangling with these toggles and just click on “accept all” as soon as the cookie alert pops out.


> "We hope that within the next few weeks we can have a breakthrough" on what has been a bone of contention for months, WTO leader Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told a press conference. > > "We believe there could be a sensible landing zone, a sensible compromise solution that would allow developing countries more access to technology transfer and IP whilst protecting innovation and research, not discouraging it," she added. > > While a deal could be reached soon, it may not happen before the EU-African Union summit on February 17-18 in Brussels, said Okonjo-Iweala. This wobbly opening comes more than one year after India and South Africa's [request](https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/IP/C/W669.pdf&Open=True) to temporarily lift TRIPS agreements on pandemic-related medical technologies

Two years ago they said it was going to be ready by the end of that year, but there has been no news since then (afaik). My personal guess is that they’re waiting to finish the rewrite of the app, and don’t want to spend resources on the current version besides bugfixies