He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.

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Cake day: Oct 03, 2019


The arts are watered down and bent over backwards for profit.

See: All the mainstream media franchises.

Also see: All the tax evasion schemes billionaires have devised involving the arts.

IMHO, I’d support specifying it as Marxist. It’s still fairly general unlike something like Marxist-Leninist (though I’d support specifying that too).

Isn’t this basically just a local proxy that sinkholes certain domains? You can pretty easily set that up yourself.

I just have my internet traffic running through a proxy server at home that has PiHole installed, I have a few reasons for doing this instead of just setting my DNS to the PiHole (my VPN provider limits the number of logged on devices, so I have my proxy seever routing traffic into a single OpenVPN connection, this way all my devices appear as only one), but obviously you can just change your DNS for a similar effect with way less effort. Don’t want to set up PiHole? There are public DNS providers that do ad and tracker blocking.

All in all, DDG’s solution is hardly an innovation worth reporting on. It’s just packaged up more nicely and with marketing (you know, like this article).

They don’t need memory vulrnabiluties. Pretty much every CPU in the world is US designed with integrated proprietary, secretive, and barely documented “management” cores. Anyone who thinks the CIA/NSA don’t have their fingers in those is naïve.

Example: Management Engine, Secure Enclave, this https://yewtu.be/watch?v=_eSAF_qT_FY

Not even mentioning software backdoors in proprietary US operating systems like Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, etc.

Edit: Love the downvotes. It’s pretty rich that after the Snowden files anyone still doubts that they’d do something as simple as ordering a US based chip maker to put a backdoor in for them. This is also the country whose intelligence agency did MK Ultra and Project Stargate. Not to mention the developmemt and use of Agent Orange and the first and only two uses of nuclear weapons in combat. They have more than shown that absolutely nothing is beneath them or sacred, and y’all can’t fathom the possibility that there’s a NSA backdoor in that slick new Ryzen 7 CPU?

"Musk also reportedly told employees Twitter was losing so much money that bankruptcy was ‘not out of the question.’"

Don’t threaten me with a good time

Seriously. Utopia? Peak Western centrism, things have been terrible for the global South since colonialism began, and it’s only been slowly but surely improving because the West is actively imploding.

Even in the West, Indigenous people and people of colour are still very much getting the business end handed to them. It was only ever a utopia for white people.

If you don’t, as in you remove yourself from the mod list, it becomes open to moderation requests, where someone else who’ve participated in it can ask to take over the community.

"To preserve the community aspect of Gitea we are experimenting with creating a decentralized autonomous organization where contributors would receive benefits based on their participation such as from code, documentation, translations, and perhaps even assisting individual community members with su…


Why not just use a folder in your bookmarks for pocket? It’s still synced to the rest of your instances and e2ee in Firefox.

I think a more ethical way is to have user donations. That way the site is truly community run.

Assuming you’re running a site as a non-profit and just want to provide a self-sustaining service (which is usually the case in the Fediverse): something that could be beneficial is to publicly announce the price breakdown of everything that goes into the site: servers, domain name, etc, and also disclose how much money is being raised per month. Maybe even list how much surplus money is set aside for months where there aren’t enough donations to fully cover the hosting costs. The goal shouldn’t be to guilt trip people obviously, but simply matter of factly stating these figures gives users a sense of exactly where their money is going, which has been shown to build trust and increase donations, and also gives them a sense of how much donations are needed, as most users have an impression that an ad-free site can just keep going without them having to donate, not due to an unwillingness to donate, simply due to not knowing.

Ah yes. The halting problem of English.

Actually, are languages Turing complete? I feel like they’re complex and interactive enough to be. Searching it up only gave results about programming languages, not human languages.

Also, the corset in the community pic. Dead giveaway. No one who respects women and want to engage in informative discussions with them is using that as the icon, as their first choice, for their community.

This isn’t even how you get compliance. You get compliance by treating patients like humans, not buggy computer programs.

China, Cuba, Vietnam, the DPRK, and the Lao People’s Republic are still socialist, and greatly inspired the founding of socialist and communist parties in the rest of the world, including the West. All of those came as a result of the Russian revolutions (plural, because the February revolution set the stage for the October revolution).

It’s a hydra. Many mouths, same stomach.

It’s bullshit that they’re getting away with this. A settle out of court is as good as nothing as far as legal punishments are concerned…


Is there an automatic instance redirector for alternative clients?

Just wondering: is there a service where you can replace the domain of a YouTube URL with, that will automatically redirect you to a random, well-running Invidious or Piped instance? That way we automatically spread out the load to more instances. …