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osma

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Systems, organizations, products, platforms, software, science, and a little bit of politics. Whatever you think I identify with, I probably don't.

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eunews , to Random stuff
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EU Commission fines Oreo maker Mondelez 337.5 million euros for blocking cross-border sales

The European Commission has imposed a fine of 337.5 million euros ($366 million) on food company Mondelez, the owner of Oreo cookies and other snack brands, for obstructing sales of its products between EU member states, the bloc’s executive arm said on Thursday.

https://apnews.com/article/commission-mondelez-fine-eu-oreo-2b1621302239194b87d5fd0cc44697a9

osma ,
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@eunews
Now, double that fine for continuing to sell to russia.

osma , to Random stuff
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What's now happening in is absolutely a replay of what was happening there and in in 2004, in 2009, in 2006 and again in 2020, in Ukraine again in 2014, and so on. The people are demanding their right to be heard, and a putin-backed oligarch is using force to subdue them. We used to call these color revolutions.

osma , to Random stuff
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Sometimes it's still possible to be shocked by a new visualization of the impact of our climate inaction. This chart is such a shocker.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2024/may/08/hopeless-and-broken-why-the-worlds-top-climate-scientists-are-in-despair

osma , to Random stuff
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US Air Force is buying add-on seekers designed to give JDAM-ER glide bombs supplied to Ukraine the ability to zero in on GPS jammers. This would turn one of the weapons most impacted by this countermeasure into one used to directly attack it.

https://www.twz.com/air/jdam-er-winged-bombs-with-seekers-that-home-in-on-gps-jammers-headed-to-ukraine

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@angusm
A ground based GPS jammer doesn't have beyond-the-horizon reach (well, apart from the missile/glide bomb being above the horizon). Kaliningrad can disrupt positioning on the southern Baltic Sea, and effects on the eastern Ukraine battlefield must be produced by local EW systems.

Besides, Ukraine hitting a military target even on russian territory is not escalation, but defense.

snarfed.org , to Random stuff
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Hi all! Well, I didn’t plan it, but word got out anyway: Bridgy Fed‘s Bluesky <=> fediverse support went online a couple weeks ago, quietly and without announcement, but people still found it. Over 1200 accounts have turned it on so far and bridged themselves one direction or the other. It’s great to see so much early interest!

(For anyone unfamiliar with Bridgy Fed, here’s an introduction.)

It’s still very early, and I wasn’t quite prepared for this much volume this quickly. Expect lots of bugs, missing features, downtime, and other rough edges. The docs are mostly up to date, at least. If you hit a problem, search the open issues, and if you don’t see it there, feel free to file it.

Also, much of the current state is not final. Expect some design and policy choices to change. For example, right now you have to manually enable the bridge, but that may change eventually, at least for Bluesky accounts bridging into the fediverse.

Otherwise, there’s a ton to do, and I’m only one person, doing this on the side, so progress will be slow. They say if you don’t feel uncomfortable when you ship, you probably waited too long, so let me just say that I feel very uncomfortable right now, hopefully in a good way. 😀 Thanks again for all the interest, and for your patience!

osma ,
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@snarfed.org@snarfed.org
Thank you for your work! Federated social media needs to bridge protocol borders.

EU_Commission , to Random stuff
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Our commitment to the fediverse is here to stay.

We are working on a solution to ensure our continued presence on your feeds, taking full advantage of Mastodon's identity portability.

And we are even growing the team behind our Mastodon presence, increasing efforts to engage with your comments on our posts.

We are fully committed to being a real part of the conversation in the fediverse.

Interested in our next steps? Follow us as we take on this new chapter.

osma ,
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@EU_Commission
You do know the monthly costs of running a single Mastodon server are a fraction of the handwaving implied by this single post, do you?

ricmac , to News from fediverse
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While content is federated currently, isn’t. And while that doesn’t diminish the decentralized nature of the , having a single identity — that a user fully controls — would make it easier to sign up for multiple apps. My analysis of recent discussions here featuring @evanprodromou, @rabble, @deadsuperhero, @timbray, @osma & others. https://thenewstack.io/one-login-towards-a-single-fediverse-identity-on-activitypub/

osma ,
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@ricmac
There's also this: @dansup implemented being able to sign up to @pixelfed using a Mastodon account.
https://mastodon.social/@pixelfed/110683611384204420

EU_Commission , (edited ) to Random stuff
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We are a Union of 27 countries and 450 million people sharing one future.

Diversity is what defines, unites us.
Diversity is also what makes us love the fediverse.

As we mark two years on Mastodon, thank you for enlivening the conversation with insightful comments and content.

Love does not increase after the first day, but it deepens.

Let's make this journey even more engaging!

What topics did you like the most and would like to see more often 👇

osma ,
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@EU_Commission
Conversation? I've seen broadcast. Where are the people? Oh, yeah, still at the cesspool.

osma ,
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@EU_Commission
Glad to see someone's at that end! Perhaps you can forward the message to the commissioners and others as well. Particularly amusing/frustrating that the people in charge of digital policies, privacy and competition act to promote foreign, privacy-invasive wannabe-monopolies who in turn promote the rise of fascism. All of which in direct opposition to the founding principles of the Union.
@chantal

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osma ,
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@anneapplebaum
In addition to the reasons you wrote about, there is also the matter of several bilateral security agreements between US and Israel. Coming to Israel's aid was never going to be a question.

scalzi , to Random stuff
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People are buying this stock not as a solid investment but as a symbol of allegiance, which is cult thinking. The stock is massively overvalued and these small retail investors are going to end up taking a bath that they can't afford to take. They're going to lose their retirements, all for a man who would loathe them individually and to whom their only value is the money they can give them. They're not even being (actively) defrauded. They're doing it to themselves.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/04/14/truth-social-investors-faith-trump/?pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJyZWFzb24iOiJnaWZ0IiwibmJmIjoxNzEzMTUzNjAwLCJpc3MiOiJzdWJzY3JpcHRpb25zIiwiZXhwIjoxNzE0NTM1OTk5LCJpYXQiOjE3MTMxNTM2MDAsImp0aSI6IjA1ZDM5NTcwLTFmZWUtNDM1MC05MTNiLWNhYjRkOWY2YmI3ZSIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndhc2hpbmd0b25wb3N0LmNvbS90ZWNobm9sb2d5LzIwMjQvMDQvMTQvdHJ1dGgtc29jaWFsLWludmVzdG9ycy1mYWl0aC10cnVtcC8ifQ.NYOGXlrMhaG0zFW-9kwpWcjCV2_1gTWnqKaPObVb6b4

osma ,
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@scalzi
Lincoln was entirely correct. You can fool some people all of the time.

osma , to Random stuff
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It's been over a month since Rep McGovern started his discharge petition to bypass Mike Johnson in the US Congress and get the support package for Ukraine rolling again. In the meantime, the House has mostly just vacationed, while russia bombards Ukrainian cities and energy infrastructure. The petiton is up to 195 of the 218 names needed for majority.

It's not just Johnson. Most of the representatives don't care.


https://clerk.house.gov/DischargePetition/2024031209?CongressNum=118

osma OP ,
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@darnell
Sadly, it's not just the GOP either. We know full well the vote would pass with bipartisan support, if it made to the vote. It could, if the rest of the Democrat bench got off their high horse.

dangoodin , to Random stuff
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Am I the only person who connects my TV to the Internet? I ask because people commenting on an LG vulnerability story posted to a certain tech news site say it's cray cray and you should instead either go without or use a Roku or AppleTV to stream.

osma ,
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@dangoodin
Even though I'm extremely aware of the potential drawbacks, and also have a Chromecast hooked up so I could just use apps on my phone, I find it more convenient to stream from apps on the TV (LG). I do have it firewalled, though.

matrix , (edited ) to Random stuff
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Open source infrastructure must be a publicly funded service, and funders need to support maintenance – not just new feature development 📣

This is on our minds this week in the wake of the news, and as we continue to seek funding to support .

Read the latest from project lead, @matthew: https://matrix.org/blog/2024/04/open-source-publicly-funded-service/

osma ,
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@matrix @matthew
Funding features, not maintenance is part of most commercial contracts as well. Commercial software vendors make it a built-in requirements that you have to accept a maintenance agreement in order to be able to request feature development, and in exchange offer SLA's to their customers. No MoD in the world would categorically refuse an SLA - they'll negotiate hard on one, though.

matthew_d_green , to Random stuff
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This thing Facebook did — running an MITM on Snapchat and other competitors’ TLS connections via their Onavo VPN — is so deeply messed up and evil that it completely changes my perspective on what that company is willing to do to its users.

osma ,
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@matthew_d_green
They did that from 2012 to 2019 and it was published by Techcrunch at the time. Their investigation essentially revealed that the reason Facebook acquired Onavo was so that they could acquire "competitive intelligence" to prevent another Instagram surprise.

Why does it change your perspective of the company in 2024? Honest question. I thought this was widely known since at least Cambridge Analytica.

osma ,
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@ipsin
The "consenting panelists" were teenagers who were either promised that Onavo sped up their mobile network or straight up paid to install it. If you believe they knew the app would actually snitch their phone use to Facebook, I have this little used bridge in Baltimore harbor available really cheap.
@matthew_d_green

foone , to Random stuff
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I need to look into the game Cannon Fodder.
There was a thing with my copy, possibly because it was pirated, where the gun noise was just a short clip of static.

But it would changed and be different noises sometimes, based on other games you'd played

osma ,
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@foone
I recall no such issue, but then again, I played the original Sensible Software Amiga version.

osma , to Random stuff
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Justin Ling's third dispatch from Kyiv offers insight that is too often ignored:

"The right word, I think, is frustrated. Frustrated that they have wound up here, frustrated that there are no good options ahead, frustrated that their allies have grown bored of supporting their struggle, frustrated that huge swaths of the country lay in ruin, frustrated that imperialism is on the march and all the flowery promises about democracy and freedom have meant so very little."
https://www.bugeyedandshameless.com/p/from-the-kyiv-jellyfish-museum

GossiTheDog , to Random stuff
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  • osma ,
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    @GossiTheDog
    I feel this was well known at the time Facebook finally shuttered Onavo in 2019. The Verge at the time:
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/22/18235908/facebook-onavo-vpn-privacy-service-data-collection

    briankrebs , to Random stuff
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    La la la. No this doesn't sound sketch.

    Telegram is offering a new way to earn a premium subscription free of charge: all you have to do is volunteer your phone number to relay one-time passwords (OTP) to other users. This, in fact, sounds like an awful idea — particularly for a messaging service based around privacy.

    https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/25/24111818/telegram-peer-to-peer-login-otp-two-factor-volunteer

    osma ,
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    @briankrebs
    > This, in fact, sounds like an awful idea — particularly for a messaging service based around privacy.

    But for Telegram, a messaging service based around theatrics of privacy, it sounds par for the course.

    evan , to Random stuff
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    Is there a Mastodon client that makes writing threads (sequences of notes) easier? I use Phanpy for desktop and mobile right now.

    osma ,
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    @evan
    Typefully.com did a whole lot to make threads easy to write on Twitter, and now supports Mastodon, too.

    (Still X first and foremost, plus LinkedIn and GPT, and $$, but their writing UI is good)

    mattblaze , to Photography
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    Pescadero, CA, 2014.

    Pixels made mostly of sand at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattblaze/14832380095

    osma ,
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    @mattblaze
    I'm curious about your decision to leave the horizon tilted. It works for the composition, for sure - I would not have thought of doing that though.

    dangillmor , to Random stuff
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    The man in the picture is Ralph de la Torre, a "private equity" baron who, in a society where justice was meaningful, would be in prison.

    https://pluralistic.net/2024/02/28/5000-bats/

    Read this correctly furious post from @pluralistic to understand why.

    osma ,
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    @dangillmor @pluralistic
    Well I guess the prediction was accurate.

    osma , to Random stuff
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    One of the best features of Bluesky (at least its web frontend) is that it automatically recognizes when the language being typed doesn't match the current language setting and suggests changing it. Something every fedi client should emulate.

    DavidElfstrom , to Random stuff
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    Air purifier manufacturers say HEPA should always be the filter of choice, and their product's proprietary filter delivers. Which HEPA? ISO 35H at 99.95% or ISO 40H at 99.99%? Why not ISO 50U? That's 10x better at 99.999%. Why stop there? Go for ISO 70U at 99.99999%!

    The answer is, single-pass filtration efficiency DOESN'T MATTER except in specific cases like Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), clean rooms, operating theaters, or nuclear laboratory exhaust—HEPA's original purpose. /1

    osma ,
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    @jmcrookston
    UV-C lasers, zapping each particle individually.
    @DavidElfstrom

    briankrebs , (edited ) to Random stuff
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    Earlier this month I posted that it was dumb for the Finnish courts to let alleged mass extortionist Julius "Zeekill" Kivimaki roam free w/out an ankle monitor pending the rest of his trial. Surprise! He didn't check in with police earlier this week and is currently at large.

    https://yle.fi/a/74-20075316

    https://infosec.exchange/@briankrebs/111881695645320907

    Background on Kivimaki: https://krebsonsecurity.com/?s=kivimaki

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    tchambers , (edited ) to Random stuff
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    Just another of my regular notes saying how the more I use the more impressed I get with every UX choice they make, and the evolution of the offering each week. Perhaps my favorite UX for social not just on but for any social/microblogging service so far. cc: @cheeaun

    http://phanpy.social

    osma ,
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    @tchambers @cheeaun
    It is very good. Fan for long time here, too.

    taylorlorenz , to Random stuff
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    Meta is downranking/hiding political content on Threads. The company says Threads will “not recommend any content/accounts that post about politics.”

    Here’s the issue: what counts as “politics” is often any news abt people who have had their whole existence politicized, such as news about Black people, LGBTQ people, disabled ppl, women, etc. Climate scientists, public health experts etc also considered “political” https://www.axios.com/2024/02/09/meta-political-content-moderation-threads

    osma ,
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    @taylorlorenz
    Is Barbie movie political? Sure as hell seemed to me more political than "pure entertainment".

    osma , to Random stuff
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    If Americans were the kind of Christians many of them claim to be, this persecution by russian occupiers should bother them and they would act to stop it. @timkmak reports from Ukraine.
    https://www.counteroffensive.news/p/how-russia-persecutes-occupied-christians

    frameworkcomputer , to Random stuff
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    We really, really don’t want to have to make a printer, but wow.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/01/hp-ceo-blocking-third-party-ink-from-printers-fights-viruses/

    osma ,
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    @frameworkcomputer
    Quite satisfied here with our very affordable, now well past 10 years old Samsung laser printer. Takes 3rd party / refueb cartridges, originals aren't too expensive, prints via IPP/PCL so no custom drivers needed, feeds double sided, too. It is black and white only, but for what we use it for, that's fine.

    Printers, unlike computers, don't need to be upgradable. They only need to work reliably.

    davidho , to Random stuff
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    Friends don’t let friends buy carbon credits.

    osma ,
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    @davidho
    Please explain. From where I'm standing, that system has done a hell of a lot for making coal and gas power less economical to the point of actually shutting down plants. Here in Finland not a single coal-electric plant operates any longer. Next up: industrial heat and combined heat and power plants.

    scottjenson , to Linux
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    I don't think there is a substantial difference in between and . There are lots of visual 'skinning' tweaks but the basic structural model of files/folders/2d windowing/invisible clipboard feels pretty baked at this point.

    Are there any distros that break the mold? Shake things up a bit?

    My point is that I feel all desktop have pretty much stagnated and no one is really trying anything different. I'd LOVE to hear of any crazy experiments.

    osma ,
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    @scottjenson
    You qualified this with desktop, but I'll have to note that the hierarchical file system presented as folders is something iOS, and PalmOS before it, have tried to break (and I for one have been rooting for a modern, indexed record-based OS since BeOS).

    The other part is windows. Apple is again breaking the pattern with the Vision Pro "spatial computing" concept, but they're by no means the first or only party to that game. Just look at Pokemon Go!

    taylorlorenz , to Random stuff
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    "Ninety percent of those plastics were small enough to qualify as nanoplastics: microscopic flecks so small that they can be absorbed into human cells and tissue, as well as cross the blood-brain barrier." https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2024-01-08/thousands-of-nanoplastics-found-in-bottled-drinking-water

    osma ,
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    Not just bottled and tap water, but rain water, too. Not just rain water, but the air itself.

    Never mind virus aerosolization - plastics aerolize! Majority of them from car tires.

    https://www.wired.com/story/plastic-rain-is-the-new-acid-rain/

    @taylorlorenz

    jerry , (edited ) to Random stuff
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    ok - let's try the new instance name poll again - championship round this time:

    osma ,
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    @jerry
    I saw this after @evan 's Big vs Small poll, and had difficulty deciding which represents which.

    jerry , to Random stuff
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    Are there any open source alternatives to substack?

    osma ,
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    @jerry
    Ghost, micro.blog, and WordPress + Newsletter + ActivityPub. The latter has a lot of choice for implementing paid subs, too.
    https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/01/wordpress-com-challenges-substack-with-launch-of-paid-newsletters/

    osma , to Random stuff
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    It's fine to be mad at Substack - in fact, you probably should be. But they're not the start of the problem. The credit card associations are. These organizations, which should simply enable cross border payment according to international law, also enforce very idiosyncratic rules on what classes of business are allowed to receive payment. In those rules, for example
    Nazism is fine, but sex work is bad.

    osma OP ,
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    It's the rules of Visa, MasterCard and Amex which both enable Substack to host and monetize fascist content, and predicated Wirecard's ascent both to a payments powerhouse AND russia's primary agent in the European finance market and German national intelligence.

    osma OP ,
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    So while for sure Substack must be held accountable for their own decisions, and there is no reasonable defense to distributing and monetizing fascism, consider the entirety of the ecosystem. There are parties who are far, far harder to circumvent, but should be held equally of not more accountable.
    RT @fraying
    https://xoxo.zone/@fraying/111619772734822732

    kissane , to Random stuff
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    Do the people stating that Meta can’t possibly “monetize” posts originating from other fedi services not believe that Threads users are going to experience, for example, Mastodon posts as part of their Threads timeline…which is algorithmically populated and will get monetized as soon as Meta flips ads on?

    Is there any documented reason not to believe that this is not the most likely outcome?

    osma ,
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    There's a FEP for a policy setting to say who should be able to reply to a post.

    https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/fep-5624-per-object-reply-control-policies/2723

    Associated Mastodon issue is at https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/issues/8565

    There's also one for letting the original poster retroactively remove a reply from their post's replies collection, but I misplaced the link.

    @mike @evan @kissane

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    @malwaretech @randahl
    Clearly the play should be to create lookalikes for each GOP congressman, senator and candidate, have them share accurate vaccine information and use an AI bot to tweet about human rights.

    dangoodin , to Random stuff
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    Did you or someone you know work with SSH back in the late 90s and early 2000s? I'd love to get some perspective on something. Please DM me by Signal.

    osma ,
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    @asmodai
    Eh, ssh originated from Finland so it never was subject to export restrictions. The free version, anyway. Can't say for the commercial version, never used it.

    Dan, I was in the same university with Tatu during the time he developed it. It became recommended, nearly mandatory tool very quickly.
    @dangoodin

    osma ,
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    @asmodai
    There was a wide selection of ciphers, but those were used by nearly everything back then. I recall DES, IDEA and RC4 were all featured, but for example RC4 was with the 128 bit keys instead of the "export compliant" 40 bit key mode. RSA host and user keys always were 1024 bits, not 512.

    Didn't PGP also use IDEA back then?
    @dangoodin

    osma ,
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    @dangoodin
    I don't, but I do remember hearing that motivation.

    hrefna , to Random stuff
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    While I don't want to get into until some questions on governance are answered (and I'd rather something like AP), there is a lot to like here and a lot of things I think we'd be extremely foolish not to use as concepts as we look to the future of .

    Going into some of the specific things I like a lot here that are simply not possible* in AP today…

    (* yes yes it is possible to conceive of how to do it in AP in a completely non-interoperable way, you're very smart)

    1/

    Lexicon is not RDF. While RDF is effective at describing data, it is not ideal for enforcing schemas. Lexicon is easier to use because it doesn't need the generality that RDF provides. In fact, Lexicon's schemas enable code-generation with types and validation, which makes life much easier!
    Security and Privacy Considerations# There are a number of resource-consumption attacks possible when parsing untrusted CBOR content. It is recommended to use a library that automatically protects against huge allocations, deep nesting, invalid references, etc. This is particularly important for libraries implemented in languages without strong memory safety, such as C and C++. Note that high-level languages frequently wrap parsers written in lower-level languages.
    Account portability# We assume that a Personal Data Server may fail at any time, either by going offline in its entirety, or by ceasing service for specific users. The goal of the AT Protocol is to ensure that a user can migrate their account to a new PDS without the server's involvement.

    osma ,
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    @puzzler @hrefna @gugurumbe
    Let's be clear though - this is how most chat servers like Mastodon built on AP work in practice, because there's nothing but the toot, so it all gets replicated. But AP wasn't intended to be a protocol for just chat.

    You could have any amount of complex objects and functionality on a server, with update notifications propagated via AP. The simplest comparison is that RSS feeds don't (*always/often) contain the entire text of the post, but an excerpt and a link.

    osma ,
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    @puzzler @hrefna @gugurumbe
    .. or, because the whole-post-in-rss is contentious, another comparison is that when RSS feeds are used to power podcasts, the audio itself isn't in the feed.

    ActivityPub/Streams could be that, but far more - that's both its strength (lack of definition means lots of expansion room) and its weakness (lack of definition makes it really complicated to implement interoperably)

    lowqualityfacts , to Random stuff
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    Here's some helpful Mastodon tips for the newcomers on here:

    1. The app automatically scans your eyes. Make sure to wear sunglasses if you don't want this data to be collected and sold to eyeball enthusiasts.

    2. The platform has voice-activated capabilities. Try yelling "BORED!" and the nearest Mastodon employee will come tell you a joke.

    3.Tell us about yourself! Write either "pro-Finland" or "anti-Finland" in your bio to avoid simple misunderstandings.

    osma ,
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    @lowqualityfacts
    Wearing sunglasses while anti-Finland is in fact illegal. Also, these people will be recorded as highly suspect and tagged for further processing.

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