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Cake day: Oct 16, 2019



[discogs](https://www.discogs.com/release/65974-%C2%B5-Ziq-Royal-Astronomy), this falls under IDM music but I love how jungl-ish it sounds


I unpinned the post because it looks like the domain redirects to lemmygrad now. Does anyone know what happened to that instance?

To protect the data that is not covered by end-to-end encryption, Telegram uses a distributed infrastructure. Cloud chat data is stored in multiple data centers around the globe that are controlled by different legal entities spread across different jurisdictions. The relevant decryption keys are split into parts and are never kept in the same place as the data they protect. As a result, several court orders from different jurisdictions are required to force us to give up any data.

Thanks to this structure, we can ensure that no single government or block of like-minded countries can intrude on people’s privacy and freedom of expression. Telegram can be forced to give up data only if an issue is grave and universal enough to pass the scrutiny of several different legal systems around the world.

To this day, we have disclosed 0 bytes of user data to third parties, including governments.

This proves Telegram has been (intentionally?) misleading in their FAQ. The “multiple jurisdictions” gibberish has turned out to be, well, not true. A court doesn’t care about the place where you store the data: if requested, as long as you can access the data, you are required to disclose it. The article mentions that Telegram tried to justify their initial refusal by saying that their data center is located in Singapore, but their argument was dismissed by the court:

On August 30, the court had rejected Telegram’s argument that it cannot share the data relating to the creators or users of the channels, as the said data is stored in its data servers in Singapore and the law there prohibits such disclosure.

No idea what kind of consequences these people will face right now, but in this specific case the court just needed their number/IP to identify them - in the future, it might happen that the subject of the request will be private correspondence.

Telegram has always had a good record when it comes to opposing government’s requests for their users’ data, but this time they decided that the issue was not serious enough to risk to lose a huge market such as the Indian one. The existence of the premium subscription also makes things way more complicated. How should Telegram deal with active subscriptions, in case it gets blocked in a country? Will they suspend them and give up on the revenue? Will they ask their users to cancel them? Will they do nothing and keep them active even if their users can’t access the service? As a reference, this summer Telegram was almost blocked in Germany, and they decided to delay the introduction of the premium subscription in the country, which is still not available (afaik)


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


Anonymous boards can be a pleasing experience. I’ve been active on 4chan during my late teen years (and on 8chan for a few months), the comfort of anonymity and the impossibility to develop bias toward specific online identities help people to express their mind openly and without fear of being judged or having your shit takes stickied on your front head for the rest of you online persona’s life - which is something I’ve always liked about these places. How ephemeral their content is. Forming a bond with the board’s hivemind and having a place to vent without the fear of being judged is truly a weird and liberating experience, if it wasn’t for all the trash this setup inevitably attracts. I stopped hanging on there for the vitriolic, racist, bigoted posts popping out every two threads, which luckily didn’t radicalize me, they rather had the opposite effect. And also because I was loosing my ability to tell legitimate opinions from overly articulated propaganda ops and well-masked uninformed takes

Every now an then I still have a look at what some anonymous Telegram chats are up to, they’re the only place that offer an anonymous board-like experience and that are moderated. I too wonder what 4chan would be like without the userbase that makes it what it is

Yeah, the public search is not really intended to be a tool to discover new groups, it’s more a way to find the chat you’re looking for if you already know it exists or you know its name/username. I know there are a few websites that catalogue Telegram groups by topic, but I don’t remember the names

Unless you use secret chats, Telegram can theoretically access all your conversations, as they are stored in their cloud. It should be a no-brainer, but there’s a couple of cool privacy/anonymity-related things that Telegram has over Signal:

  • you can chat with people and join groups without having to share your phone number
  • in private chats, you can delete messages for both sides, anytime, and even those that were sent by your chat partner (or directly wipe the entire conversation for both the involved parties)
  • in group chats, you can delete your messages without time limit (some forks of the Android app allows to delete your entire messages history, for all members, in one click (eg. Forkgram, it’s on f-droid)). As far as I remember, Signal has a 3 hours threshold
  • it’s not based in the US, and it has a good record when it comes to protect their users’ data from governments attempts to sneak into their inbox

You might have a look at the Tolino reader, it’s not really libre, but is one of the few e-reader that support Readium LPC (it’s definitely better than any competing DRM, but it’s still a DRM)

Also have a look at The Open Book project, it explains how to build an e-reader on your own

You can also consider to attach an e-ink display to a raspberry with Calibre installed

Literally 1984 (unironically, it’s basically what happens to Winston)

“Also active in /r/JordanPeterson, /r/JoeRogan”

Not sure what you mean by “aggressive”, but I believe you can buy a good pair of freeskates from skatepro. A friend of mine bought a pair of Powerslide Imperial from there and they’re glorious. Skatepro is definitely not cheap, though. I can’t suggest any other specialized online store (maybe inlinewarehouse?), but maybe you can try to to look for a good pair of rollerblades on the online stores of Deathlon/Sportler (if you live in EU). Anyway, I would also have a look at second-hand marketplaces. You can definitely find some good items for a lower price and at worst you’ll just have to change the wheels

Hunter-gatherer before behavioral modernity /s

Scrambled tofu with spring onions. It takes 10 minutes and only requires a pan and a surface where to cut the vegetables. You need one spring onion, 300g of tofu, nutritional yeast, turmeric, salt, oil, garlic powder, soy milk (sugar-free), any vegetable (I usually use peppers, but also broccoli, spinach or any other vegetable, or beans are good too)

  • cut the spring onion very thinly (just the “white part”). I usually cut a few of them and then freeze (or put in the fridge) the rest
  • also cut peppers in cubes. Again, I usually cut 3/4 peppers at time so I’m good for a week or more. You can freeze what you don’t need right now
  • scramble the tofu (I do it with my hands, I usually cut it in smaller blocks first)
  • pour one spoon of olive oil on the pan and heat it for one minute
  • add spring onions and tofu, and cook the thing for 3-4 minutes or until the tofu starts to gain a darker color
  • add two spoons of nutritional yeast, one teaspoon of salt, 1/4 spoon of turmeric, a sprinkle of garlic powder, add the vegetables
  • cook it for 4/5 minutes
  • turn off the fire, add 4/5 spoons of soy milk, and mix everything

Every time I see this picture I cannot avoid to think to that time someone posted it in r/anarchocapitalism ironically captioned “the world if roads aren’t built by the state”

The community icon has been set by its original creator, @tensor@lemmy.ml, which has long been offline. I have to admit I’ve never noticed it before because I’ve set uBlock to filter out community icons (it took me a while to figure out what this post was about lol). All vegan leftists are welcome here (or any vegan lemmy user, for that matter) - this community is not necessarily more anarchist than it is marxist

Hello there

Chiming in with the mod hat to make a clarification about this community, since the sidebar doesn’t contain any rule or posting guidelines (yet).

We would like to keep this community free from posts trying to debate or poking holes into veganism, especially if the post is about something that has been widely discussed over time, like eggs consumption. The community is still small, and this is the first post of this kind - but I and the other active mod are probably not going to invest energy in moderating or answering to this kind of discussions. We will update the sidebar to reflect what I’ve just explained and maybe redirect this kind of posts to a more suitable community. Feel free to message me on Matrix if you need any clarification

Can disagree and prove that, join Telegram, check the mirror channels and other groups. They mirror anything, gore, live leak, CCTV cams, etc.

What? Do you think that ATMs security footage are just available in the wild or are uploaded to public spaces on Telegram or Mega or whatever?

Self-hosting is more expensive than cheap cloud, otherwise everyone would self-host which is not the case

Storage is cheap. The company I work for handles the security cams installed by some local town administrations (around 400 cams in total), and the entirety of the footage we collect is stored on our proprietary infrastructure. Of course you need some terabytes of storage at hand, but it’s not an ever-increasing amount of data because footage is erased every week to free up space and comply with the law. We work for third-parties so we have no interest in breaking the law and keeping footage past its expiration date, so I have no idea of what happens with banks and the footage they collect, but I’m pretty sure these kind of things are often handled on a local infrastructure, usually with the support of specialized IT companies (I don’t work for such a company but we somehow offer this service just to publicly-administrated entities and compete in the market with specialized companies) which are liable for what happens to the collected data. It’s not always so obvious that large amount of data = google or amazon-hosted. For what I’ve been able to see (keep in mind, this is anecdotal experience), it’s the opposite

can’t believe the right used to brag about their humor lol the alt-right is truly a bunch of 16 y/o who just discovered 4chan from an edgy jokes youtube compilation

I’ve discovered this track yesterday in a movie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, great soundtrack overall btw) and then I listened to their album Weekend World - it’s great! So glad I discovered them


This makes me think about that banksy artwork that says you’re allowed to dispose as you wish of any ad you’re shown in public spaces

They missed the opportunity to introduce spoilers for pictures too :(

Anyway, a few notes about translations:

  • language detection is done locally using google’s language ID kit, when an user taps on a message (language detection and the “translate” option are disabled by default and the user needs to enable the feature from the language settings)
  • when an user uses the “translate” option, Telegram sends a request containing the target language and the text to translate from your device to an undocumented Google Translate endpoint (the one the Translate app uses) with a desktop user-agent, and then shows the result. I wonder what Google thinks about this weird implementation, since their translation APIs (those developers are supposed to use) are paid…

And anyway, I hope there will be an option in the future to disable the reactions animation. And also more emojis (namely: 👀 )


[discogs](https://www.discogs.com/release/134281-Bay-B-Kane-The-Return-Of-Bay-B-Kane) (Ruff Guidance Records 1992 release)

Durov introduces Telegram's take on ads in his Russian channel. The translated channel post (translated with DeepL): > Soon, official advertising messages will appear in Telegram channels for the first time. Most users will hardly notice this change - for three reasons: > > 1. Telegram will not show advertising messages in chat lists, private conversations, or groups. The ads will only affect large channels - services where there are already ads and whose support results in the largest expenditures on the part of Telegram. > > 2. No personal information will be used to show ads. User privacy is paramount to Telegram. The content of advertising messages will depend only on the topics of the channels in which they are displayed, and not on users' personal data. > > 3. Official Telegram advertising messages will be unobtrusive. Only short texts without external links or photos will be allowed in them. An advertisement may appear only after all new messages in the channel have been viewed. > > Ads posted by Telegram channel owners themselves in the form of regular messages are now found in Telegram channels. The official advertising messages that Telegram is introducing will be much more comfortable for users. The income from such advertisements will allow Telegram to continue providing users with a free and unlimited service. Documentation: - [Telegram Ad Platform](https://promote.telegram.org/) - [Telegram Ad Platform Explained](https://promote.telegram.org/getting-started) - [Ad Policies and Guidelines](https://promote.telegram.org/guidelines) As far as I know, official apps still don't support sponsored messages, but they're probably going to support them in the next version, which should be released in a couple of weeks. This thing has not been publicized by Telegram itself yet - it has been announced just on Durov's russian personal channel

I've noticed this mostly from Quentin's posts, but some other people from that instance posted here on lemmy.ml and their posts had 0 as score. You can tell it's not because downvotes, otherwise the downvotes count would show up. Is it normal? Is it a bug? Or are OPs removing their "auto-upvote" from their posts on purpose?


[meta][closed] Suggest a new name for this community (!RuinRomance won)
Judging from [a recent thread](https://lemmy.ml/post/83881), many people would like Lemmy communities not to adopt a naming that includes the "porn" suffix, which is something that (I guess) originated on reddit but we don't necessarily need to adopt here as well. This community didn't took off yet so I can easily turn it into a proxy community redirecting to the new one that will be created. [Someone already suggested](https://lemmy.ml/post/83881/comment/83451) "AbandonedAwe" as a name, which I believe is a good candidate. If someone has other names to suggest, feel free to post them here. I would like to keep the "Abandoned" prefix btw I claimed [!abandonedawe@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/abandonedawe) just to be sure > RuinRomance