Random Joe, or should I say… GNU/Joe

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Cake day: nov 28, 2021


undefined> google and chatGPT is your friend.

That has to be one of the most unsettling things I’ve read this week…

…now all considered i wonder if this was written by chatGPT?!

Would it be a good practice to prefix or suffix “old news” by something like the year they were published in?

I mean I have no problem with “old news” at all. Most stuff of importance that was published in the past was missed, right? but it may be misleading to click this one thinking it is recent, when it is actually a 2017 piece…

How about wording it like:

“The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales [2017]” ?

Get off my federated lawn!

how long before they start running BBSes, initiate flamewars, split with different standards, then create an Internet, argue about protocols, re-centralize everything and make money out of capturing everybody’s existence?

They should have done it way way way back. before Brave existed, and before surveillance was pervasive. They had a chance when they had gotten a peak in market shares (around 2008-2010?), but their (secret) contract with Google probably prevented them from doing that… Has anyone seen the Mozilla-Google contract?

Firefox has been eating in Google’s hand since its inception. Willfully ruined all chances of becoming the one browser defending privacy and people’s rights against Google… (for instance by banning early on third party scripts by default, ad-blocking by default, blocking tracking and other cookies by default with much smoother controls)

And still maintaining that image of the nice guys (with all the millions gotten from GGL and so much volunteers they chose not to pay, that’s probably easy to buy such good PR anyways…)

Firefox ripped us off!

“Renverser” = more like “to topple”, to “take down” than to “reverse”

It may have traces of “Linux” but it’s not GNU/Linux, or any other flavour of Linux that is free-as-freedom.

Having a free software kernel base (heavily patched with proprietary extensions, drivers, blobs etc.) in the middle of a close environment is like saying that one is having “some freedom” within the confined space of a prison cell…

every day, as daily-driver, for two years. i prefer to work some minutes per day to make it work (much less lately) than to work for free for the Evil Corps of Sillicon Valley, by using Android and its clique…

Linux phones r0x! long live to the pinephone and postmarketOS! :)

Daniel Ellsberg has been such an inspiration, in the life of many, by his courage and dedication to the cause of truth and justice…

discrimination doesnt start with “suggesting bad things about a group of people”, it starts by creating such a group of people, and enforcing it, culturally, politically, socially and at every level (including by jokes, memes, etc.). then at some point in history when society will be tense enough and on the verge of collapse, there will always be someone to suggest that this virtual “group of people” is the cause of… you know… everything bad.

but discrimination starts way way earlier. when making “groups of people” based on things they didn’t chose, and that actually shouldn’t matter so much…

I find it always stimulating to exchange views in between actors of good faith. I am not trying to change your opinion here, rather sharing my own, and feelings and experience.

My opinion here is not that “it can escalate to something worse”, but rather that it is parf of something already bad, very present and casually ingrained in many people’s head, that needs careful attention to not casually reproduce…

somehow it is already “worse”. ie. everybody born in a racist society, who is not born as an object of this racism is bound to be at least partly racist themselves, and/or part of that problem by being complacent and/or pretending that there is no problem at all… it should not be shameful to acknowledge that, as long as people are in good faith and open to introspection.

Also it takes anyone a while to see such things when they are very much used to it… To look back and say “oops, yeah maybe that was a mistake” in retrospect is part of it… I am not saying you should, it’s just how it happened to me.

I understand your point of view… I hear that your intention wasnt to provoke or to encourage hatred.

Yet, the very notion that there would be “races” here is err… a very definition of “racism” (ie. who sees things according to supposed “races”)… there is one race, the Human kind… the rest is physical differences.

So somehow, inevitably, making jokes based on these physical differences, on sorting people (even jokingly) according to them (especially implying that there would be a “good” configuration for the, and another that would remind a state that everyone has experience, the last step of a cube where “omg omg i am almost there!!!” feeling so good as something that inevitably needs fixing…) is further re-inforcing discriminatory mechanisms.

Imagine that you would see an image that would make you say “there are 4 skinnies and 4 fatties on that (virtual) picture” -> if your conception of the world, if your way of looking at things is to see “skinnies” on one side, and “fatties” on the other, if you call them that and sort them according to that, well it’s a discrimination based on physicail aspects… isn’t it?

whether it bears a name (“fatism”?) or not doesnt matter so much as how it is a way of looking at people and at the world, that in turns can bring about further simplifications, de-humanization (if someone is “a fatty” or “a xxxx” they often are less than just “a person”), discriminations, and as history showed, often violence…

Does it make any sense to you?

thanks :)

can I just ask this: do you see or not a racist undertone to this image? (i am not trying to entrap or judge your or anything, it’s just curiosity)

Well …

  • the image is based on noticing these people’s skin color in the first place, and making a joke out of them;
  • the analogy with the Rubik’s Cube means that there is something to “solve” there;
  • the last click in the Rubik’s Cube is a “perfect” state.

So this image, due to people’s skin color, is one step away from a perfect state, where white people are with white people, black people with black people, etc… and should be “solved”?

How can this be read otherwise? (honest question)

i like “clicky clicky boom” better!

I am glad to be part of such a cool anti-racist bunch! :)

well maybe people don’t like racist crap?

go figure…

Cool, this way it can be brought to extinction once again, along with the rest of species :)

What could possibly go wrong?

(Total Planetary Mammoth Domination)

u mean for scam, fraud, ransom or tax evasion?

shit, should i upvote this post?!

revolting shit. the UK “justice” system seems like such a farce!

Thanks! I see very advanced stuff there… do you have any A,B,C tutorial in mind?

Learning python for non-computer-nerds? #AskingForAFriend
A friend of mine is a social worker, with a cool hacker spirit, but not at all versed into computers. She wants to learn programming. I figured (from what i gathered around) that Python is a good language for learning as it has the just right amount of constraints, and that its constraints are actually useful for programming in other languages... What sort of resources would you recommend to her? A book in particular? A guide/Howto or online course? Thanks! #AskingForAFriend

Some more transhumanist bullshit!

“growing consensus” means 1/ that there is no consensus 2/ that powerful interests are pushing to “build” a consensus by producing their own science.

(reminder: Calico, Google sister company part of Alphabet, is the main investor in transhumanism)

“aging” as a disease… that’s the quack-shit-fuckery of the Transhumanist cult!

Infinite live for those who can afford! That’s the bright future we should invest all resources into, right? (NB: Alphabet, Google’s parent company is the first investor in transhumanism through it’s branc Calico…)

I hoped my nickname would suggest triviality, mild irony, and a love for stupid puns… :/

Is Biden even free to decide to drop the charges? Does he even have that power?

Or would he always bend like a wimp under the pressure by the intelligence agencies, who clearly wanted Assange dead…?

The report “forgets” to mention that the UK is jailing one journalist and publisher: Julian Assange

PeerTube by far.

Invidious to read youtube by proxy

5 Reasons to DITCH TWITTER For Mastodon! - Techlore
Pretty well summarize to convince the last of us and people around us who havent started experimenting with the Fediverse...

EXPO/ FILMS/ [REDACTED]/ WORKSHOPS/ LAB/ P145, Invalidenstr. 145 - 10115 Berlin NoisyLeaks! is a moment combining an exhibition alongside a series of events which will take place from October 8th to October 30th, 2022. NoisyLeaks! aims **to collectively expose and celebrate the historical and cultural heritage of WikiLeaks and its influence on world-wide practices **- a space and moment to share knowledge, practical skills and encourage freedom of information. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/5e21c127-6fd5-433f-8888-feb193f58ec8.png) Featuring: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, AFK, Ai Weiwei, Chicks on Speed, Daniel Lismore, Daniel Richter, Davide Dormino, Hito Steyerl, Iodine Dynamics, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Melissa E. Logan, RYBN, Sarah Lucas Schedule: https://noisyleaks.space/schedule

Mepo, the blazing-fast map browser, reaches 0.5
Mepo is focused on hackability and performance. It enables endless expandability through its mepolang. Mepo just reached milestone 5 (tag 0.5) with major performance and usability improvements, including savestates from session to session. Check it out! or even better: contribute by your user feedback, patches and such! ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/3b337df5-3e28-45e6-a2df-d290f7a2c2bf.png)

IA surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he was sheltering in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London included recording his conversations with American lawyers, journalists and doctors, and copying private data from visitors' phones and other devices, violating constitutional protections, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The suit – filed on behalf of four Americans who visited Assange – seeks damages personally from then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo for violating the plaintiffs' Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. The suit also seeks damages against a Spanish security firm contracted to protect the embassy, and its CEO, alleging that they abused their position to illegally spy on visitors and passed on the surveillance data they collected to the CIA, which is also named a defendant in the suit. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/ec62ca30-60e5-489b-af02-1deaceba5ea0.png)

What is your favourite portable emulation console?
Something that plays up to the PS1 and N64? How about the RG351M or RG351MP? ...and why? What environment to run on it? RetroArch? RetroArch wrapped into something?

A friend of mine has a project that is accross an art project and a political statement, in the form of an experiment: To exemplify the power of the surveillance capitalists on the very fabric of what we still call "the Internet", they want to configure a computer to block all connections going to all known services belonging to Google, Amazon and Cloudflare (and later potentially extend this to other companies). (yes, my friend is very much aware that in practice most of the commercial web would become totally unusable. that's partly the point of the demonstration to exemplify this...) For google, they rely on an old (long) list of domains known to belong to the multiple entities composing the behemoth... an /etc/hosts points all of them to brutal but efficient, until new domains, subdomains etc.. appear. How would you do it for amazon and its gigantic AWS platform? how would you do it for cloudflare? collect lists of their IPs (and update them over time)? edit firewall lists based on them that would sink all packets? Anyone knows of any project going in that direction?

A British judge has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces a 175-year sentence. The final decision on Assange’s extradition will now be made by U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel. Amnesty International’s Simon Crowther spoke outside the courthouse prior to today’s ruling. Simon Crowther: “Julian Assange is being prosecuted for espionage for publishing sensitive material that was classified. And if he is extradited to the U.S. for this, all journalists around the world are going to have to look over their shoulder, because within their own jurisdiction, if they publish something that the U.S. considers to be classified, they will face the risk of being extradited.”

Are you tired of explaining over and over again why crypto-ponzi-currency is bad, hypercapitalist ecocidal scam?
Let this guy explain it for you: https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=YQ_xWvX1n9g All is there, based on sound economic theory and anchored in facts....

UK Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Assange extradition. The case now moves to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to authorize the extradition. WikiLeaks editor and publisher Julian Assange is facing a 175 year sentence for publishing truthful information in the public interest. Julian Assange is being sought by the current US administration for publishing US government documents which exposed war crimes and human rights abuses. The politically motivated charges represent an unprecedented attack on press freedom and the public’s right to know – seeking to criminalise basic journalistic activity. If convicted Julian Assange faces a sentence of 175 years, likely to be spent in extreme isolation. The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “*the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”*. Massimo Moratti of Amnesty International has publicly stated on their website that, *“Were Julian Assange to be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, Britain would be in breach of its obligations under international law.*” Human Rights Watch published an article saying, “*The only thing standing between an Assange prosecution and a major threat to global media freedom is Britain. It is urgent that it defend the principles at risk.”* The NUJ has stated that the *“US charges against Assange pose a huge threat, one that could criminalise the critical work of investigative journalists & their ability to protect their sources”.*