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you should know i am earnest. i'm learning how to snark. i try to say what i mean and mean what i say.

sometimes i do try to make jokes, but I am not sarcastic.

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use the service, and tell them to use it. just like how they made you use discord. and you can whine every time they refuse.

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sounds like it's time to allow third-party clients distribute the server software, shut down free "servers" and offer paid hosting and support. that would cut costs a great deal.

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there are web clients for mumble

Joe Biden calls trans people “fabric of our nation” in Trans Day of Visibility proclamation ( www.lgbtqnation.com )

In commemoration of the upcoming Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), President Joe Biden issued a statement praising trans people’s contributions to society and describing actions his administration has taken to counter transphobic bullying and extremism. Additionally, many members of Biden’s Department of Health and Human...

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no one is doing that though

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oh? where?

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if you can substantiate the claim, you should. a claim made without evidence can be dismissed without evidence, and no one should believe you if you don't support your claims.

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can you show someone doing this?

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can't prove a negative, but just one counterexample would disprove it.

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wrong.

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that doesn't say they are the same

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Your definition of sealioning, that it’s defined by intention, that it involves a mask, these are all non-falsifiable. You realize that right? They contain no mechanism for accepting new information from outside your ideology, and make your mind starve to death.

This overall approach to things — to operate on the basis that all is known and understood and that those who disagree or behave as if there might be incompleteness in the knowledge — is what the term “totalitarian” refers to.

A classic example of “totalitarian” thinking is if you solve a game like tic-tac-toe. Having a game 100% solved, ie having computed every move, and therefore having 100% certainty as to the optimal play strategy, is a situation where you’ve encapsulated the totality of the game in your mind.

The idea that the totality of existence, of real life situations, is already known and the optimal strategy already computed, is “totalitarian”.

A totalitarian dictatorship is one in which that totality of understanding, and the resulting certainty of optimal strategy, is used to justify stripping subjects of all freedom. Any deviation from the optimal is considered bad, so freedom is worthless.

And of course there are degrees of totalitarianism, expressed implicitly in aspects of culture.

Science, by its emphasis on putting empirical observation above theory in terms of trust, allows for external information to update itself. Science is not totalitarian in that sense.

The term “Sealioning”, by enabling people to decide that any interaction at any time possesses a particular intention (un-observable, non-falsifiable), or that a particular mask is being used (un-observable, non-falsifiable), that they can just ignore the interaction and cast aspersions on the person they’re interacting with.

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seems to me they are not saying they are the same, but that they are both doing bad things.

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bothesidesing is not necessarily saying they are the same. i don't recall ever seeing someone actually say both sides are the same.

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it's bad to have your arm hacked off with a hatchet or sliced off with a chainsaw. they are not the same, though.

bigMouthCommie ,
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your accusation of bad faith is, itself, bad faith.

no one is saying both sides are the same.

bigMouthCommie ,
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spamming your (irrelevant) links is not the mark of genuine engagement.

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i've never done that, and i don't know what you mean by "your kind" but it sounds vaguely bigoted

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strictly, they are asking how they are different, not stating that they are the same.

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you can't prove a negative, but only one counter example would undermine my disbelief.

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i think this is probably a fair point, but i also think it's notable that this person was at the end of a long conversation and clearly emotionally distraught. if you pointed out this thread to them, they'd say "of course they're not the same, but neither is acceptable" or some variation. and i think that's a fair position to have.

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but neither of those links do say both sides are the same

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this is rhetoric, not evidence

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they can be equally corrupt without being the same.

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i saw someone spreading what i thought was misinformation and i called it out (with just as much evidence as they have, mind you).

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ok? every trump voter says that, too.

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I don't understand what you're getting at

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I didn't say anything about my own opinion

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what do I need to say that maypull didn't?

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I did copy this comment from elsewhere. it refuted the validity of accusations of sealioning

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I don't trust proton and I don't know why anyone would

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I don't trust them because they don't use established security practices and their interfaces abstract away the internals and they have complied with law enforcement and admitted they could compromise contents(not just metadata) and they don't accept anonymous payment.

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they could ship malicious js to their frontend that would give them access to the unencrypted session. you are going on faith every time you load the interface.

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>But with others already able to exploit that, why would Proton want to do that?

to comply with a warrant

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they didn't say threads is transphobic. tehy said threads allows transphobic content

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let's not say nukes are good. did the nukes undo those atrocities?

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>they stopped more from occuring

this can't be proven

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it wasn't a trolley though, was it? it was individuals making decisions.

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>Japan surrendered due to the Bomb drops.

we will never know whether they would have surrendered without them on the same time table.

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>The US would not have stopped without total surrender. That would not have come without massive loss of life.

neither of these statements can be proven.

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>The Japanese still exist due to the bomb and the Emperor.

nuking two cities is genocide, and it isn't a favor to the survivors.

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The morality of an action doesn't change because of the number of people that agree with you. doing bad things is bad. people who do bad things and continue to do bad things and plan to do bad things are bad people. I don't vote for bad people.

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no one said they are the same

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i'm not wishing. i'm organizing.

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I'm organizing locally to build power outside of the state.

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