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ah thanks i didn’t know fairphone had an own distro by now… i don’t exactly understand the concept of a hardware manufacturer maintaining a distro but that somehow makes sense

Never thought of it that way, but it definitely makes sense! :)

I heard like @poVoq@lemmy.ml said it’s closer to 10-12h battery (though it depends on your system’s power settings/tweaks). But personally i never had any laptop with more than 3-4h battery so even 6-8h would be pretty good by my standards ;)

Brave is really a cryptoscam like any other. Lack of monetization is not the problem on the Internet. Monetization in other areas of life is. As long as we try to “fix” the problem of content creators by finding new ways to exploit/track users to come up with advertisement money, we are ignoring “how to survive with all my bills” is a problem we have in all fields, not just for artists.

Brave has shown over the years they won’t hesitate for a second to introduce a very user-hostile change for all users if that brings them money. Trash it in the dumpster.

Also, it’s a worrying trend that most new Web 3.0 browsers as they like to call themselves all have strong JavaScript support. Client-side scripting is an anti-feature of the web and only Tor Browser includes a mechanism (Safest mode) to disable it. If you have JavaScript enabled, privacy/security is impossible by design.

PS: i downvoted because i’m strongly opposed to Brave’s recuperation strategy, not because your post in itself is bad :)

the bug that allowed your ISP to view TOR sites

It’s an honest mistake and is mostly not a problem. Brave browser was never meant for privacy. Tor project always strongly recommended to use Tor Browser NOT ANY OTHER browser for accessing .onion, precisely because of such problems… this is the first thing people are told when they start to use Tor: don’t use any other browser than Tor browser or you’ll have plenty of leaks of all kinds.

Do you know of a good lightweight client that works well with tor? I’d like to be able to use matrix but Element is just super heavy (and works really bad over tor because of latency).

Yes it’s called advertisement and it’s the byproduct of an ego/profit-driven society ;)

Signal encrypts everything and always has.

This is not exactly true. Encrypting metadata is most times impossible due to the server needing to know who to deliver messages to (at the very least). “Sealed sender” is now a thing (though i don’t know how strong a protection that is), but to my knowledge Signal continues to aggressively expose users’ phone numbers both to the server (in a hashed formed, for contact discovery) and to other users in public chatrooms. Please correct me if wrong.

it’s owned by a non-profit

A non-profit doesn’t mean you need to do good. Also, it can turn into a for-profit over the years. It’s in fact a conscious strategy of startups in the field of “sharing economy” (remember couchsurfing?)

This is why I believe Matrix is the future.

Matrix is one among others, but i’m not convinced a single solution is going to be the best:

  • Matrix really has a startup vibe and introduces a lot of complexity (reinventing quite a few wheels along the way), to the point the current situation is there’s only one bad client/server implementation (really resource-hungry)
  • Jabber/XMPP has a much slower but dedicated non-profit ecosystem (let’s not even talk about the commercial branches) and lots of client/server options for all hardware/systems, but the clients don’t have good UX/polishing
  • ActivityPub has a vibrant ecosystem but most clients are web-oriented (such a shame) and tailored to a specific use-case (peertube/mastodon/pixelfed)

They all have strong arguments going for/against them. I believe interoperability is the only way to go. These network are doing mostly the same thing, and there’s no reason we can’t talk across networks.

Which brings me to the fact matrix folks really don’t seem to care about interoperability though i hope i’m wrong about this.

A gateway to Reddit may be useful but:

  • it will bring undesired content/people from there
  • the day it will start to be useful is the day Reddit will shut it down

You can take a look at Bridgy as they already have a Reddit gateway.

I upvoted because it’s cool but i really don’t consider any kind of “smartphone” to be minimalism ;)

Is it a new Fairphone model? I only knew FP2 and FP3

Can you install the distro you want on it? I know it was tricky with first Fairphone, became possible with FP2, but FP3 was WIP last i checked.

Did you try the PineBook Pro? It’s ~200$ with a dozen hours battery, is very friendly to libre systems and has a growing community (Pine64).

This article should not be in /c/Science because it’s not a scientific piece. It’s a piece of propaganda for the tech industry.

What’s stopping electric cars? While not exactly a blocker (thanks to official propaganda), there are very good chances that electric cars pollute A LOT more than their mechanical counterparts. How is that, you may wonder?

Well the base structure of the car is the same. Except instead of feeding your car gasoline, you feed it electricity. This has two consequences:

  • you need a lithium battery to store this electricity, which are highly polluting to produce, have to be changed regularly (that’s why the car-making company eg. Renault usually owns the battery not you), and are super heavy to carry around for the car
  • you need a recurring source of electricity to charge the battery: instead of reusing a well-established mutualized logistics chain (petrol stations), you now need strong sources of electricity everywhere (new infra)… and where does this electricity come from? either gasoline, coal or nuclear, all three of which are terribly polluting and very inefficient to turn into electricity in a central plant to carry over long distances to bring to you so you can charge your car

Electric cars are not a solution by any means. Unless you run a bike to charge them (or use a nearby water stream), they’re by far even more polluting than traditional cars.

What’s fake about Covid19? I don’t believe it’s dangerous enough to warrant a confinement like we had here (which introduced a lot more suffering than the disease itself) but there’s nothing fake about it…

Still i agree with your point that tracking does not prevent actual problems. This is the argument we had with CCTV around two decades ago: a camera isn’t gonna help you in case of problem.


Hello i just took a quick look and that’s really interesting. Personally i’m more interested in local system configuration than remote async stuff. Would you like to have a chat in a dedicated room about our respective usecases and whether they would fit well?

If I understood you correctly, we are actually in agreement and are just using the word in different ways.

That is correct. Power is either understood as a synonym of capacity (power to achieve something), or as a synonym of authority (power over others), not sure why some folks would downvote you.

Hello dear leninists, maoists and authoritarians of all stripes. This was posted in /c/anarchism so please keep your downvotes to yourselves. You are only welcome here to engage in insightful criticism of our respective formatting, not to spew your hate and spit on us.

If you come here to judge us, please take a fucking look in your own backyard. There’s some fucked up shit to dig over there ;)

how you would propose preventing hierarchies from forming

Well that’s very precisely what anarchism is about: a collection of mental tool and individual/collective strategies to sabotage all forms of domination.

hierarchical organization tends to outcompete one that’s non hierarchical

That is true. Most autonomous communes have been assimilated or exterminated over the years. Contrary to popular belief, the middle ages were a rather free time for those people who lived far away from the centers of power. Nowadays, nobody can escape State control. This state of things was obtained through a mix of technological progress (gasoline motors considerably expanded the reach of State control) and progressive narrative (“public school is mandatory for the good of the children”).

It seems to me that many anarchists work of an assumption that majority of people will have a similar mindset to their own and choose the anarchist approach voluntarily.

Many anarchists are very skeptical/defiant and would rather on a daily basis only interact/cooperate with other anarchists (affinity) because they assume other people have an opposite mindset. However, despite all our formatting from years of school and media propaganda, most people in practice agree with anarchist principles when faced with actual situations, for example:

  • why should the municipality decide to tear down a public park to build an apartment building, when most neighbors are opposed?
  • why should we go to the police when we perfectly know nobody’s getting justice from that? in case of clear abuse, let’s involve the community to find justice, and if we can’t because justice is denied on one side, revenge is always an option
  • why are we listening to an asshole who’s got no clue what he’s talking about, when there’s plenty of knowledgeable good-will people in our ranks?
  • why should one of us get paid when others are volunteers? why should anyone be paid more than someone else? hell, why should anyone be paid at all if we’re in it together?
  • etc…

Many people have argued in the past that in nature humans and other species tend towards anarchism (disinterested cooperation). That was the main point of Kropotkin’s Mutual aid, or David Graber’s Are you an anarchist? the answer may surprise you.

Despite my criticizing “nature” as a valid concept at all, i do believe most humans tend to be compassionate and critical by default, and it takes considerable amount of resources to indoctrinate people into behaving otherwise. For example, it takes many years of public schools to “teach” kids helping one another is cheating… and some like me will never “learn” ;)

Any ideology that aims to be successful has to be able to effectively compete with and hold its own against others.

Competing is not exactly the word. But authoritarian systems and libertarian capitalist communes tend to exterminate alternatives, so we do have to be prepared. However in anarchist thought/practice this is usually understood as specific of a specific context (power balance). Two examples:

  • a single person holding bigoted/hateful views in a public assembly is not a problem, as long as this person is understood by everyone else to be in the wrong ; a fascist propagandist is a problem in a society where their voice has credibility
  • a libertarian capitalist community is not a problem as long as it’s not aggressive to other communes, because if other communes around keep an open door for refugees, nobody will ever want to be exploited by this people ; a proliferation of capitalist communes would be a problem because anarchists would be isolated and wage slavery would be the norm, not the exception
  • etc…

About defending ourselves, popular self-defense is an important notion for anarchists. Basically, it’s the idea that most conflicts can be resolved through non-violent means (deescalation and community accountability) but we should have the power to defend ourselves and our communities violently if the need arises. Both aspects are core principles of popular self-defense.

you can’t compile your code, you’re lucky if it even tells you about spelling mistakes without doing a complete deployment

It’s exactly my experience. YAML is wrong because it’s hard to parse in a secure manner. But ansible YAML is another kind of hell really…

writing my deployment code in a plain, compiled programming language

I’m seriously interested. I’ve considered writing a “rustible” kind of thing in the past to have higher-level declarative actions (apt, service, file…) but never got to it. Do you mind sharing? :)

No hierarchy is ever justifiable

My answer to the concept of “justifiable hierarchies”…

Two things everyone knows about Kubernetes are: first, that it has won in the critically important container orchestration space, and second, that its complexity is both a barrier to adoption and a common cause of errors…

Two things everyone knows about Kubernetes are: first, that it has won in the critically important container orchestration space, and second, that its complexity is both a barrier to adoption and a common cause of errors…

Two things everyone knows about Kubernetes are: first, that it has won in the critically important container orchestration space, and second, that its complexity is both a barrier to adoption and a common cause of errors…

The problem is that publishers are not actual creators of these works, scientists are – they do all the work, and academic publishers simply use their position of power in the Republic of Science to extract unjust profits. Sci-Hub does not enable piracy where creative people are deprived of the r…

The problem is that publishers are not actual creators of these works, scientists are – they do all the work, and academic publishers simply use their position of power in the Republic of Science to extract unjust profits. Sci-Hub does not enable piracy where creative people are deprived of the r…