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Interesting. I had never heard about this view. What makes you say so?

I imagine part of the story is the amount of ads and tracking. Also, if you go to the front page, you will see plenty of videos. Your personal subreddits may be primarily text-based, but it seems most people use image or video-based subreddits.

Oh wow, the browser-OS comparison seems big! Do you have a favorite browser? Or are they all equally bad? I hope browser security and size can change for the better in the future!

If by “philosophical toolsets” you include philosophical paradigms and more broadly theories, there are a few more.

Positivism was a force of critical thinking in the last centuries. It lead to the conclusion that much of the mysticism of the past was invalid.

Postmodernism lead to the systematic questioning of discourses and practices that lead to power imbalances.

Critical realism showed the tensions between our beliefs and the world outside. It mitigates the impulse to explain reality only by the world outside or inside (in our heads).

What’s important is to be able to look at an explanation, a theory of the world, and find alternative theories. When that happens, you’re forced to reinterpret facts. That, to me, is critical thinking.

If that is my definition, then even having an LSD trip could count as critical thinking. I would agree with that if it leads to the reinterpretation of facts. But if we want to be exhaustive, we could include something else in our definition: the reinterpretation of facts must have less validity threats than before.

This means that, while LSD trips and religious experiences may lead to a reinterpretation of facts, regression to the mean, attribution bias, placebo, and other cognitive biases make them potentially invalid. I think positivism and critical realism are better suited to address validity threats than other paradigms.

I don’t know if this is the place for it, but I can mod if you find my posting and reporting history appropriate for the task.

TL;DR or SavedYouAClick: They added keyboard and mouse input functionality to XBox but not PS5.

I loved the enthusiasm behind the post. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for pointing it out. I’m also aware of their reliance on surveillance capitalism services. Maybe I should’ve pointed that out, in case someone mistakenly looked at the site uncritically. I just liked the fact that they were the first to point me towards how to maintain a change log. But, in any case, thanks for making the public service announcement!

I also searched for Elm jobs, and I found half-a-dozen in a couple of minutes. That’s not a lot. If you’re hired on your own to change something, you can do the gradual Elm-code to get the benefits of functional programming and the improvements in quality of life with Elm. Otherwise, using Elm sounds like a terrible idea.

As to working with Elm, I don’t do it. I’ve come to know of it because I’ve been learning about functional programming. When I get to frontend stuff, I want to create the conditions so that it’s viable for me to use it. I was able to find a couple of projects using it on Github, but they seemed large. Since you’re looking for smaller and more digestible examples, I’m not sure where you could find them.

As to resources, I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the ones available today weren’t when you tried it, such as https://elmprogramming.com/

Thanks for the response! That’s interesting because it prompts further questions:

  • when I update through the “Software” program and then restart, I need to unlock my encrypted drive for the update to happen. Then, I get a “Updating your software, please don’t turn the machine off; it will restart when the update is complete” or something among those lines.
  • however, when I update through dnf, and then I restart, I don’t even get prompted to do the “Please unlock your drive”; the restart happens immediately, without doing a whole “Updating your software” screen.

So this makes me think that:

  • when you update the kernel through “Software”, you’ve got to restart
  • when you update the kernel through dnf, it happens through a different method so that you don’t have to perform the update through restarting

Is it correct to say that dnf upgrade performs the upgrade while the computer is running, bypassing the need to unencrypt my drive when it restarts? Does it update the kernel while the kernel is running? Or does dnf leave everything ready so that “right now, you’re running the old kernel, but when you restart, you’ll boot up in the new kernel, without having to install it because it will already be installed (I just installed it!)”.

Elm consistently ranks as one of the most enjoyable programming languages, and it can single-handedly replace whole JavaScript frameworks. Not only does it replace them, but it’s much faster than them, which aligns with the virtues of Lemmy by being incredibly efficient and fast. And Elm is not just fast when it runs, it’s fast to develop in it.

Check it out: https://youtu.be/ukVqQGbxM9A

If you worry about employability, know that Elm outputs JavaScript that can be added to already-existing JavaScript projects. Also, it might leave you without a job because of how efficient and reliable it is (except for when there are breaking updates), just like in this case.

[SOLVED] HELP: Do you remember a website made by hackers who teach about privacy and security? It was beautiful, it had emojis, all-white, a single site? [more details in body]
There was a version number at the very bottom, and a link to how to maintain versioned documents. There was the mention of opening PDFs in browsers or with some apps that sandbox the PDF. They were like a hacker collective or a couple of hackers. I *believe* they were dutch, but this could be wrong.

I agree that Electron is a bottleneck. That’s something they’ll have to deal with. However, there’s a small difference between what this post is saying and what you’re saying: “24x - 1400x fafster depending on what you’re measuring” is quite different to “[the changes are] not really helpful”. Regardless, I’m glad to see that they’re embracing Rust in some way, distancing themselves from javascript. I hope the SDK will be good enough for a bustling ecosystem of efficient clients (and servers!). I’m also glad that people like you and I are making it clear that we value the reduction of sludge, we value efficiency and therefore inclusion for everyone, including those who have devices that aren’t that powerful.

Let’s evaluate your analogy’s internal logic. Take this website. If we average all the reported speeds of slugs, we end up with 0.004925727 m/s.

That is, we add up all the speeds 0.013+0.000023+0.0028+0.013+0.0024+0.00086+0.013+0.0024+0.0018+0.0034+0.0015 = 0.054183 and divide them by 11: 0.004925727.

Now multiply that by 1000: 4.925 m/s, which is 17.73 km/h. That’s double the speed at which I run, but it’s slow compared to car or train speeds.

The upper bound is 13 m/s (0.013 m/s * 1000) or 47 km/h, a respectable increase. That’s as fast as the speed limit in my neighborhood.

The lower bound is a meager 0.023 m/s. That’s 0.082 km/h, a pathetic result.

Your analogy’s internal logic is valid.

[SOLVED] Plz help: Looking for website/organization dedicated to "quality" FLOSS software (some details on the body of the post)
I remember there was a website that had the laudable goal of sharing only software that they considered good. It felt a bit snobbish, but it also seemed interesting. They seemed to have a bunch of packages, so most (if not all) of their software had no GUI. I really don't know more than that. I'm hoping someone will know what I'm talking about just with this...

I have a smartphone. My friend has a fliphone. How to easily encrypt-decrypt our SMSs?
I am aware this is a meta-data disaster on par with Whatsapp. Such is life.

Are Lemmy posts crawl-able by search engines?
Discussions here are often very interesting, and at times incredibly helpful. If I had no clue about Lemmy, but I searched online for a topic that happened to be discussed in Lemmy, will that discussion appear in the search engine? As a related question, do you think the discussion example would show up in the search results in the most informative way? I mean in an search engine optimization-kind of way.

Federated, free, and/or open source software will not be chosen over proprietary software unless they overcome this hurdle.
# Innovation requires resources Innovation happens wherever we put our efforts towards. The space race and the technologies it gave us is an example. Finding ways of reducing the cost of production of commodities is another. The green transition is another example. These are the bounds that determine how innovation happens in federated social networks. They will only innovate when there is enough effort put towards them. Beyond technical innovation (perhaps in a TOR kind-of-network way, or in a Git kind-of-version-control way), a full-fledged piece of software that is effective and attractive enough for people to use, takes resources. These resources largely refer to labor power. Remember, we're not talking about maintenance costs, but development costs. Programmers require money to survive. # FLOSS is no exception Yes, FLOSS software can survive with volunteers, but even those volunteers have to pay their bills. Yes, the internet plus (as Bruce Schneier defines it), copyleft licenses, and already-existing technical know-how reduce the cost of production, but the costs are there nonetheless. Someone needs to do the work. I think about open source projects I admire. Diaspora received exceptional funding, relative to its goals. Signal was heavily funded by donations. Element has a business model that lets them work towards improving Matrix. Linux has many companies that depend on it and are able to finance innovation on it. This argument, applied to Lemmy, makes me wonder. How do Nutomic and Dessalines handle it? Are they precious exceptions that drive Lemmy forward because of their personal values and their willingness to use their technical know-how for the development of this platform? Will Lemmy thrive without them? This brings me to another point: FLOSS and federated software has the advantage that many people are willing to spend their time working towards laudable goals. They are not motivated by profit as much as improving humanity. # FLOSS has a problem that others systematically address: making things attractive The issue with FLOSS projects is that they mainly respond to thought-out worldviews. That is, people are willing to engage with this kind of software because of logical reasons (*logos*, as Aristotle and those guys would call it). It is rarer to have people engage with FLOSS and federated software because of emotions (*pathos*). Unfortunately for humans, we are emotional creatures. I get put off by how unattractive the Free Software Foundation's website is, despite loving the values that the foundation stands for. I get put off by using terminals, despite the fact that plenty of FLOSS software does not have GUIs. I hate Thunderbird's calendar, despite using it daily. Companies with investors and FLOSS projects with enough funding know this and therefore pay graphical designers, user experience experts, and sometimes market researchers to make products attractive. This takes money. # Conclusion And that brings us back to my point: for free software to be *chosen* by most people, it has to have enough labor behind it to make it both effective and attractive. This is the hurdle it needs to be overcome. ## Notes on my sources These are reflections that arose after a series of conversations with a friend who works at an 'innovation office'. His job is explicitly to design an 'innovation ecosystem', which attempts to create innovation with minimal investment. Everyone at that office knows this is bullshit. Innovation rarely comes without money. Therefore, they basically look for investors for projects that don't have enough money. That's it. This view, that innovation requires investment, is shared by Anwar Shaikh and classical economics. However, it's more complicated with the research behind innovation. Let's take 'platforms of innovation'. For example, cosmopolitan cities, the internet, and universities are hubs of innovation. However, it's a mistake to think that these are 'neutral' in terms of costs. All of them require operational costs. All of them imply costs of technical training. Even here, there are costs that cannot be ignored. If we look at mission-oriented innovation, the situation becomes clearer. Universities doing cancer-related research, States doing green energy-related research, or companies doing market-related research all clearly align with the argument I made above. Finally, it's perfectly possible that the argument I made above is not at all original. In fact, I doubt it is. If anything, it could be similar to a high-school student discovering their own proof of the pythagorean theorem: it's not new for the community of knowers who already know it, but it's new from the point of view of the student. At least I get to share this with you and hear your thoughts about it. Oh, and given that Lemmy doesn't have terms of service yet, I wanted to make sure I could share this in the future. I licensed it under a [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/). Weird. I know. Oh well. At least you get to share it without fear!

The [release post](https://matrix.org/blog/2022/06/16/matrix-v-1-3-release) specifies the spec changes. I'm not entirely sure what the entirety of the change regarding metadata reduction is, but this MSC seems relevant: - Deprecate the sender_key and device_id on m.megolm.v1.aes-sha2 events, and the sender_key on m.room_key_request to-device messages, as per MSC3700. (#1101)

DISCLAIMER: This was published centuries ago, when Omicron wasn't even a thing. Therefore the symptom clusters may be the same or slightly different in the best case, or totally inapplicable in the worst case. I still linked it here because this particular link, as illuminating as it may be, wasn'tj yet posted on Lemmy.

IMAP email setup in Android: Better to use phone-wide accounts for OAuth or to use one-time passwords?
What considerations should privacy-minded people take into account to make this decision? For context, I'm using FairEmail because K-9 doesn't seem to be able to *move to a desired folder* multiple emails at a time. K-9 doesn't use OAuth, so I don't have a choice to make there. However, FairEmail *does* use OAuth. And, when reading about OAuth, it apparently is safer than the alternative. This alternative is either using the main account (with no 2FA) or using an app-specific password (with 2FA activated). Hearing this, it would be a no-brainer for me to choose the OAuth, but the issue is that Google only lets you do OAuth if the app is downloaded from the Google Play Store and if the account is set up as a phone-wide account. Ouch. And yet I wonder if the security of OAuth is so much greater that I should forget about the alternative.

How is China's internet regarding net neutrality, privacy, and anonimity? Are some websites slowed down? Can I browse with Tor, chat with E2EE, and use other measures to achieve privacy and anonimity?
Given that the NSA and that surveillance capitalism is everywhere, and given that I really dislike that, would it make sense to seek what I like about the internet (the potential for openess, anonimity, and privacy) in China without worrying about technical or political pushback of any kind?

Linus might have crashed the Framework website with his Framework modular laptop review
Edit: The Linus forum agrees: https://linustechtips.com/topic/1359778-a-completely-upgradeable-laptop/ I'm trying to configure a laptop right now and I simply can't! The server isn't managing!