Unfortunate, since i was happy to see a non-megafauna program.
Narcissistically, the show makes it all about us again. I did not really expect better.
Hey @bleakgrey, I'm currently looking for a good *actually* native fedi client and tootle seems to be literally the only thing that qualifies.
I'm on FreeBSD and apparently the latest available version of GTK4 (didn't even know that was a thing) is 4.2, but your README says 4.3 is required – are you positive about that requirement or is 4.3 just what you built and tested with?
wonder if we've been describing the fediverse poorly this whole time
like, we personally usually lead with "it's like Twitter except"
maybe we should be leading "it's like old web forums and BBSes except"
like, those web forums were often run by somebody-or-other for their own community on their own expense with variously outdated software and community cultures that ranged from healthy to very not - and those cultures tended to stay healthy with good moderation and not without
- Packbat 🎒 💭
I love how you can instantly understand a #TokiPona glyph you've never seen before if you're used to the sitelen pona logic.
I didn't know the word "kapesi". It looks like this:
It means "brown". In Toki Pona, the glyph for color is and the glyph for earth is
The kapesi glyph combines both. It's literally "color of the earth".
Similarly, purple is
It's the "color of celestial bodies". A bit more far-stretched, but still valid, and quite poetic.
The Kingdom That Almost Won
"Vaccins Pfizer en Moderna duurder"
Mr. Mastodon and the open letter
Lol, didn’t know about the #Mastodon sponsorship hypocrisy. 🤣
I don’t think Eugen will ever resign, why would he? He is the dictator over a well-known brand and hundreds of thousands of people and he gets paid for it. Open letters won’t harm his position. We are constantly posting about all the issues in the letter for years, telling people to move off the “official” instances for years. It didn’t really work.
If you want to kick him off the Fediverse, you’ll have to take more drastic measures. Measures that are not justifiable in my opinion.
Build a better network without dictators and with paid developers, moderators, and so on. There are a lot of people on here who have the money to pay 3 or more streaming service subscriptions. It should be no problem to finance a social network.
Is this the same "Fantastic Fungi" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Fungi i watched 30 minutes of on Netflix?
Seemed to contain straight up bullshit.
"The fediverse is diverse because you can follow anyone from any server. The local timeline plays no role in that and doesn’t even exist in ActivityPub as a concept. Being able to choose a different server has always been about trust for the service provider and rules. I’m fully aware that for some people the local timeline is basically like a Slack or IRC chatroom and for this reason the feature cannot be removed from Mastodon in the foreseeable future, but it was never meant to be that, and I see no reason to add it to an app that targets new users rather than existing ones."
Wow 1: this is dismissing one of the core things that makes this place nice and usable, the local timeline and the communities that emerge around it. I guess it makes sense from the point of view of the super generic server with 50k people active that Eugen is maintaining.
Wow 2: "for this reason the feature cannot be removed from Mastodon in the foreseeable future" implies it might be removed from the software as a concept altogether at some point.
> [..] Among the “crimes” that Hale was convicted of are the following: revealing that, at times, nearly nine out of 10 people killed in so-called targeted strikes by the U.S. are not the intended targets; exposing the complicity of top U.S. government officials in a secret kill chain that decides who should be assassinated by drone strike; exposing that the U.S. government officially labels unknown people it kills as “enemies killed in action” [..]
📰 Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Is a Truth-Teller in a Time of Systemic Deceit and Lethal Secrecy | Jeremy Scahill
> [...] Contrary to what the judge and prosecutors in this case stated and implied, it is evident that Hale was not motivated by trying to impress a journalist or anyone else. Hale was motivated by love of his fellow humans and [...]
copyright, disney, microsoft
Often I see people argue that copyright protects small creators from having their work appropriated by big companies.
Disney just casually (and pretty clearly) breached their contract with Scarlett Johansson, an extremely rich and influential person.
Microsoft just used everyone's copyleft code to train an algorithm that generates unlicensed code.
I can't imagine that for lower-profile cases the megacorps are really stopped by those laws.
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