mckinley

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A guy on the internet. https://mckinley.cc/

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In-reply-to » I found that old Article (2012) : Minority Report is real: FBI wants to use social networks to prevent future crime : https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/minority-report-is-real-fbi-wants-to-use-social-networks-to-prevent-future-crime/

@tkanos@twtxt.net I like to ask the same question about PRISM. Just look at the reach the NSA had in 2013: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM#The_slides

Boy, I wonder what they’re doing with the massive Utah Data Center which was completed in 2014.

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In-reply-to » @prologic I agree with you, we should be discussing ideas openly and transparently. Because it's though discussion that we can get the reality. As @bender says "people spreading things they believe to be right", maybe we are ourselves spreading false claims, without knowing, we can only know by exchanging ideas, and being open. The biggest question is what is "misinformation", I believe the answer change according your beliefs. Many times we have seen what was categorize as "official" misinformation, being actually real.

@bender@twtxt.net No, it was known, but if you talked about it you were a Racist Spreader of Misinformation and needed to have a disclaimer below the post saying so.

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In-reply-to » @prologic I agree with you, we should be discussing ideas openly and transparently. Because it's though discussion that we can get the reality. As @bender says "people spreading things they believe to be right", maybe we are ourselves spreading false claims, without knowing, we can only know by exchanging ideas, and being open. The biggest question is what is "misinformation", I believe the answer change according your beliefs. Many times we have seen what was categorize as "official" misinformation, being actually real.

@bender@twtxt.net I’ve committed the cardinal sin of the Internet: Linking to a website with a conservative bias. At least they’re open about it.

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In-reply-to » @prologic I agree with you, we should be discussing ideas openly and transparently. Because it's though discussion that we can get the reality. As @bender says "people spreading things they believe to be right", maybe we are ourselves spreading false claims, without knowing, we can only know by exchanging ideas, and being open. The biggest question is what is "misinformation", I believe the answer change according your beliefs. Many times we have seen what was categorize as "official" misinformation, being actually real.

@tkanos@twtxt.net @abucci@anthony.buc.ci

The biggest question is what is “misinformation”, I believe the answer change according your beliefs.

Exactly. I remember when it was an insane, racist conspiracy theory that COVID-19 leaked from the Wuhan lab, now it’s right there on Wikipedia.

Conversely, do you remember that study from Imperial College that projected 2.2 million deaths from COVID in the US alone? Total misinformation.

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In-reply-to » @tkanos > the point on debating in social network, is not stopping people from spreading bad ideas. Is to make everybody else that look at the debate think, and not fall on those bad ideas, by hiding the bad ideas, and not debating them, we may push others people to believe in them, and we may push people that already believe in them to stay in an echo chamber

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci

Misinformation purveyors have very detailed strategies for how to draw unsuspecting people into an echo chamber and keep them there.

I’d say a pretty good way to get people into an echo chamber is to force them into their own space where their ideas get no pushback at all.

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In-reply-to » I share with you the first 'public alpha' of the tool to vote for the best time on an International Call.

@eaplmx@twtxt.net This is really cool. It works great without JavaScript, too.

To make the amount of options less confusing, how about putting each day into an HTML details element? Also, is the source available yet?

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In-reply-to » Last week was a quite succesfull one: I survived up to and past my 39th birthday, built and configured Jenny+mutt, updated Intex Aqua Fish all the way from Sailfish OS 2.0 to 4.4, and installed Windows NT 4.0 Workstation on a PowerPC machine. http://screenshots.i-logout.cz/BullEstrellaWinNT4-202211_26.png

@logout@i-logout.cz Very cool :)

I have a Dual 2GHz G5 in storage. I wanted to set it up with a modern OS and have a usable non-x86 machine, but I don’t have much time to tinker nowadays.

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In-reply-to » Last week was a quite succesfull one: I survived up to and past my 39th birthday, built and configured Jenny+mutt, updated Intex Aqua Fish all the way from Sailfish OS 2.0 to 4.4, and installed Windows NT 4.0 Workstation on a PowerPC machine. http://screenshots.i-logout.cz/BullEstrellaWinNT4-202211_26.png

@logout@i-logout.cz I see. I misunderstood your post. You’re talking about emulating PowerPC Windows, not emulating Windows on PowerPC. Congrats on getting it running on actual hardware.

Did you run Leopard for all that time on your G5?

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In-reply-to » Last week was a quite succesfull one: I survived up to and past my 39th birthday, built and configured Jenny+mutt, updated Intex Aqua Fish all the way from Sailfish OS 2.0 to 4.4, and installed Windows NT 4.0 Workstation on a PowerPC machine. http://screenshots.i-logout.cz/BullEstrellaWinNT4-202211_26.png

@logout@i-logout.cz Windows can run on QEMU on Apple PowerPC machines, but I think you need a G5 Quad for it to be even remotely usable. Here’s Windows 7 on a dual PowerPC G5. I’ve seen QEMU running Windows on a G5 with GNU/Linux as the host OS as well.

Microsoft also had their Virtual PC software for PowerPC Macs.

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In-reply-to » Opinion: I think the most stupid feature of Twitter™ is the whole link tracking shit 😅 The fact that any link you post is translated into https://t.co/... and its so much work to get the actual link (I block all sorts of add serving domains, including Twitter™). Go!

@prologic@twtxt.net I thought we were punctuating our posts with the names of programming languages, since you said “Go!”

PHP!

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In-reply-to » Opinion: I think the most stupid feature of Twitter™ is the whole link tracking shit 😅 The fact that any link you post is translated into https://t.co/... and its so much work to get the actual link (I block all sorts of add serving domains, including Twitter™). Go!

@prologic@twtxt.net I agree. Lua!

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In-reply-to » Buzzwords of the Day:

@prologic@twtxt.net Here, I’ll paraphrase the README for you.

a modern decentralized semantic web built atop self-sovereign identity

more information chatternet.github.io [Editor’s note: 404]


  • Open
  • Decentralized
  • Self-moderating

a web of self-signed semantic documents.

Activity Pub protocol federated platforms Mastodon

self-signed data model

  • No de-platforming
  • No platform lock-in
  • No spam from arbitrary users

a semantic, self-describing JSON data format

public-private key pair cryptography

does not rely on a specific network stack or protocol

wget | bash
npm install

Typescript

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In-reply-to » Digital Books wear out faster than Physical Books

@eaplmx@twtxt.net

Now I can’t play either CDs or LPs since I don’t have a player.

Sure, but you still own that music. You can buy a player at any time and play them. You can take them to a friend’s house and play them there. You can even rip all your albums to digital files and copy them to your flash modded iPod.

In terms of durability, both CDs (pressed, not burned) and LPs will last a long time if you take care of them.

Youtube, Spotify, and Amazon offer convenience, but that convenience comes at the cost of your freedom. You are not permitted to do what you want with the content you paid for. You must also understand that you will lose access to that content at some time, occasionally without warning, and that time may be closer than you think.

The best of both worlds are DRM-free marketplaces like Qobuz, Gogs, and HDtracks.

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In-reply-to » @markwylde No, it doesn't have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn't help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language.

@prologic@twtxt.net

are there other examples?

Python, Ruby, Perl, Rust. Sometimes even Go. There’s a little bit of this in every language with an official package manager. I’d say Python and NodeJS are the worst offenders, though.

I feel like I pick on NodeJS / NPM too much

I don’t think we pick on NodeJS/NPM enough.

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In-reply-to » @markwylde No, it doesn't have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn't help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language.

@prologic@twtxt.net

“dependency hell” comes from this “exponential dependency tree” that we inevitably see in ecosystems like NodeJS / NPM

Yes, and these “ecosystems” try to put a band-aid on it by allowing packages to specify which version of a package they need. All that means is you get 7 different versions of the same package bloating up your node_modules folder and 6 critical vulnerabilities from one package.

Then, it’s impossible to keep track of all 1200 of your dependencies and sub-dependencies, so you get a robot to do it for you: Dependabot. What happens when Dependabot dies? Absolute chaos.

NodeJS library authors could just write better libraries and avoid breaking changes every update, and NodeJS software developers in general could fix their programs when they break, but they don’t. It’s on the “ecosystem” to solve for this, and it inevitably does a terrible job.

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In-reply-to » @markwylde No, it doesn't have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn't help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language.

@eaplmx@twtxt.net There can’t be a concrete rule for this sort of thing. I’m generally in favor of reinventing the wheel to certain extent, but using a library can be very useful if you want to focus on the end result.

When your 5 dependencies each have 5 dependencies of their own, then you have a problem.

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In-reply-to » @markwylde No, it doesn't have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn't help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language.

@prologic@twtxt.net All I know is, this problem is much less prevalent in languages without official package managers, like C or Lua.

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In-reply-to » I quit Newsboat three days ago without noticing. Well, now that I think about it, I remember again. I was compiling it from source to test my latest fix. So this evening I got plenty of new articles after starting it again.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Ah, it’s always something. I’m glad I used a tag URI for the identifier. :)

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @johnparker, welcome to twtxt.net, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@prologic@twtxt.net Yes. It’s some sketchy custodial cryptocurrency wallet/gambling/crypto theft platform.

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In-reply-to » Oh farrrrk me! 🤦‍♂️ React Apps, NodeJS c'mon! 🤦‍♂️ How does anyone do this shit?! 🤯

@markwylde@twtxt.net No, it doesn’t have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn’t help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language.

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In-reply-to » The Arc browser is the Chrome replacement I’ve been waiting for Good overview of the new Chrome based browser project that's been in development over the last year. I haven't tried it yet and in fact this is the first I've heard about it, but I'm always interested in browser projects that have a new approach to the web so I signed up to try the service.

@ocdtrekkie@twtxt.net Agreed. I still think it should be on Spyware Watchdog.

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In-reply-to » The Arc browser is the Chrome replacement I’ve been waiting for Good overview of the new Chrome based browser project that's been in development over the last year. I haven't tried it yet and in fact this is the first I've heard about it, but I'm always interested in browser projects that have a new approach to the web so I signed up to try the service.

@akoizumi@social.kyoko-project.wer.ee It’s also proprietary.

@axodys@octobloc.xyz, when you get access, do you think you could share what sorts of unsolicited network requests it makes?

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In-reply-to » This looks like an interesting audio player, a bit expensive but a good replacement for the phone

@eaplmx@twtxt.net The 5th gen is much easier to work on than the 6th and 7th gen iPods. With those newer units, it’s almost impossible to avoid ruining the back plate when opening it up. For those, you’ll want to have a spare back plate before you start.

@xuu@txt.sour.is Only the 1st gen iPod had the scroll wheel. The 2nd and 3rd gen had a touch-sensitive wheel with separate buttons. The clickwheel (touch-sensitive wheel with integrated buttons) was introduced for the Mini and was used in all the main line iPods from the 4th generation on.

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In-reply-to » This looks like an interesting audio player, a bit expensive but a good replacement for the phone

@eaplmx@twtxt.net The old classic iPods are great. They’re repairable, modifiable, and they sound great too. Not at all like modern Apple devices. You can replace the spinning hard drive with flash storage, with capacities up to 2 TB on a 7th gen.

They can even run a free operating system, allowing you to drag and drop music files onto the iPod (without iTunes) and play many different file formats. I use a 5th gen myself.

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