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Cake day: Nov 10, 2020


I think it is pretty constantly in the news. But some reasons why it may not be are fatigue, and also the same reason climate change, melting glaciers, and bleaching of coral aren’t in the news - while they’re disastrous events, and should be taking priority over everything else, they’re just not entertaining enough.

If a plane crashes, or a car explodes, even if no one died it will be all over the news because there’s fire and explosions.

Amazing work! And I knew about Lemmur, but not the native iOS client Lemmer. I just installed it and it’s working well. Great work @uuttff8

I saw this article on “hacker”news. For sure there are legitimate concerns about the Fediverse to be made. Maybe point 1 is one them - not being able to migrate data. But they don’t expand or make proposals on this, and instead go off on a tangent complaining about general online discourse and Twitter style microblogging in particular.

I know about S-curves, economies of scope and scale, JIT production, etc. I’ve read Stiglitz, Fukuyama, and the rest of it. I was also fed the same neoliberal propaganda about unions, and how great individual contracts are.

Ok, so let’s say we’re all in some distant future driving electric vehicles with no emissions.

That’s still not addressing mass deforestation, overfishing, pollution, and the myriad of other destructive practices that capitalism encourages.

And it’s not addressing why everyone need a car in the first place to rush to jobs, most of which are useless, destructive, or could be automated if we weren’t all required to do wage work in order to pay rent and survive.

Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world and what’s he doing to create actual change? Nothing.

I think Bitwarden has a great mix of user friendliness, security, and convenience, while being open source and having options for self-hosting.

When did I deny climate change?

Green capitalism isn’t going to stop climate change, and colonizing Mars isn’t any kind of solution as long as we’re still living under a system that expects and enforces unrestrained exploitation and consumption.

If we can’t do what’s required to keep this planet habitable, we don’t have much chance of surviving Mars.

The solution to climate change isn’t making electric luxury cars so some Silicon Valley techbros can drive them to Burning Man to take LSD and feel like they’re changing the world. The solution to climate change is for workers to build power in their workplaces, communities to organize, strike, abolish capitalism and build a system from the bottom up that works for the health and happiness of all people, animals, and the planet that we live on - not enslaving most of us so a select few billionaires can hoard obscene amounts of stolen wealth.

“The media” hasn’t done anything to Elon Musk except fawn over him and paint him as some kind of benevolent saviour. Just go look at his Twitter and you’ll see that he’s a right wing “Libertarian” who thinks it’s funny to actively exploit workers and destroy their attempts to unionize and organize against his exploitation. He makes clueless references to pop culture to try to seem cool. He supported the fascist Trump and was shouting about “FREEDOM” for people not to wear masks during a global pandemic.

Yeah, basically the same for me. Sometimes it works ok. Sometimes I get infinite loading.

The Philosophy of Antifa

This video is always a good resource on this topic. It has some depth, is accessible, and covers most of the basic questions.

Leading on from that, this one is also good as it goes into violence and ideology in general, and in particular the violence that’s used to maintain the status quo: https://youtu.be/VlLgvSduugI


I’m new to YaCy and not aware of what may or may not be working but I just saw this mentioned as a “frontend for searching YaCy without having to remember which node to use”.

Anyway, I’m gonna give it a try.

What’s not working? Is it a matter of needing more crawlers as @Danrobi@lemmy.ml mentioned, or something else?

This article is hilarious in its blatant attempts to portray “Antifa” as some terrifying / terrorist organization. And they call Andy Ngo a “conservative”. 😂

No doubt the rest of Five Eyes are free to apply any kind of analysis to that data and send back the results.

I’ve found that people are generally ok as long as you just install for them. As long as they can sign in and open up a web browser, most people don’t need much more.

I don’t know all the details, but as far as I know they offer a lot of the same laptops as system76 - using the same chassis and parts. So you can just install Pop OS to make them just like the System76 version.

Great video. Clear and concise.

The workingclasshistory blog shared this quote from Le Guin today:

When women speak truly they speak subversively — they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. That’s what I want - to hear you erupting. You young Mount St Helenses who don’t know the power in you - I want to hear you.

I agree with this too.

On Reddit I found it annoying to run into paywalls / adblock notifications. I just click away immediately. I’d rather see fewer posts than have to put up with paywalls.

I don’t feel like I’m missing much by not seeing an article from The Washington Post or whatever.

I also wish we could stop using all their made-up terms they use to make themselves seem less abhorrent. What’s an “alt-right”?

They’re fascists. We should call them fascists.

I wish it was that simple. I wouldn’t mind switching to Element and working around the differences, but I would find it difficult to get anyone else to move off Discord and stick with Element for more than a few minutes if I could get them to sign up in the first place.

Discord “servers” allow you to easily invite people to the community and create rooms for various topics as they come up while still keeping the group together.

With Element if I join a room / community (for example for a software application) I’m quickly overloaded with thousands of messages, all covering a range of topics. You may get a string of messages - some may be people asking for basic support, others may be complex coding topics which are over my head, others may be about design, translation, or just people chatting - all in the same stream. It’s all over the place and difficult to follow. I can’t just jump into the specific topics that I’m interested in.

We can create different rooms and leave it up to individuals to make sure they join all the available rooms and just hope the community stays together and they post to the correct room. But then we have the issue of also seeing the notifications for who has joined and left each room in the every room. It’s overwhelming. At least on Discord these notifications can be secluded to an admin channel and not interrupt the flow of conversation.

On Discord you can join a server, and be sure that even if you step away for a while you’ll have access to any new channels that are created. You can view the channels that are relevant to you, and you’re not bombarded with notifications or forced to read through irrelevant information.

It doesn’t have soldered RAM or storage, and it’s meant to be easy to open up and tinker with.

One thing is that they say you need to send it back to them for screen repairs since they use one of those bezels that have sticky stuff on the back instead of clips. I guess they’re similar to something like a ThinkPad X1 Carbon. I have replaced those displays before, and they never look quite right after you put it back together.

In comparison I think the System76 screens are easy to replace yourself. But then System76 use Clevo chassis which have their own issues.