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Jellyfin has an opensubtitles plugin that does a good job of finding subtitles in any given language.


Pictures should be working smoothly now.
All the old pictures are restored from a backup, and should be working now. We've bought more hard drive space too, so we should be okay for a while.
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Lemmy Release v0.16.7 - A few bug fixes
A few bug fixes: - Fix missing auth on new post refresh. ([#764](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/764)) - Change CSP rule for connect-src (websocket) to wildcard (fixes [#730](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/730)) ([#737](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/737)) - Increase default search rate limit. ([#2424](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2424)) - Rejected federated pm from blocked users (fixes [#2398](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2398)) ([#2408](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2408)) - Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380)) - Revert "Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380))" - Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380)) - Dont allow login if account is banned or deleted (fixes [#2372](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2372)) ([#2374](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2374)) - Fix panics in search_by_apub_id() (fixes [#2371](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2371)) ([#2373](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2373))
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This is what they tell you. Since signal isn’t self-hostable or federated, you can’t verify that.


I know its a burden, but I really wish libgen would create torrents for each book individually. As it is you can already find a lot of the more popular ones on currently existing torrent search engines, but nothing comes close to libgen.


Welcome to Lemmy, I'm one of the devs and admins for this instance. Being pro-piracy, and allowing torrent magnet links 🏴‍☠️ , is one of the original reasons I started working on lemmy ( even a lot of the better reddit alts refuse to allow magnet links, or be pirate-friendly). One of the best ways to keep the stream alive, is by decentralizing the ways we find and access content. Torrents do this directly for data, but I hope that lemmy, as a federated reddit alternative, can eventually serve as a platform to aggregate, post, and comment on pirated data in a decentralized way. [More info about Lemmy including docs, how federation works, and a good onboarding site.](https://join-lemmy.org/) Welcome aboard!
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I do the same. It really is the best solution that’s fullly E2EE, and doesn’t require you to host a server.



I wanted to see one time how difficult it would be to make a DIY smokeless fireplace. It only required:

  • An entire garage full of equipment.
  • A $200 fire ring


Lemmy Release v0.16.3 - Federation Bug Fixes
## What is Lemmy? Lemmy is a self-hosted social link aggregation and discussion platform. It is completely free and open, and not controlled by any company. This means that there is no advertising, tracking, or secret algorithms. Content is organized into communities, so it is easy to subscribe to topics that you are interested in, and ignore others. Voting is used to bring the most interesting items to the top. ## Major Changes A full list of fixes is below, but this patch release includes federation compatibility and bug fixes, as well as fixing vulnerabilities in our websocket rate limiting. ## Upgrade notes Besides the addition of a [search rate limit to the lemmy.hjson](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/config/defaults.hjson#L39), there are no config or API changes. Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/administration/administration.html) ## Support development We (@dessalines and @nutomic) have been working full-time on Lemmy for almost two years. This is largely thanks to support from [NLnet foundation](https://nlnet.nl/). If you would like to support our efforts, please consider [donating](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). If you'd like to support development, and make sure that we will always be available to work full time on Lemmy, consider [donating to support its development](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). We've spent hundreds of hours on Lemmy, and would like to be able to add more developers to our little open-source co-op as time goes on. ## Changes ### Lemmy Server - Federate user account deletion (fixes [#1284](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1284)) ([#2199](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2199)) - Dont federate initial upvote ([#2196](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2196)) - Add missing mod log entries for federated actions (fixes [#1489](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1489)) ([#2198](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2198)) - Make sure application questionaire is required. Fixes [#2189](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2189) - Fix verify_mod_action check for remote admin actions ([#2190](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2190)) - Run cargo upgrade ([#2176](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2176)) - Migrate towards using page.attachment field for url (ref [#2144](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2144)) ([#2182](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2182)) - Exclude removed/deleted posts from community outbox ([#2184](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2184)) - Fetch community outbox in parallel (fixes [#2180](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2180)) ([#2181](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2181)) - Adding a ban expires update job. Fixes [#2177](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2177) - Add email translations ([#2175](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2175)) - Add test files for Friendica federation (fixes [#2144](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2144)) ([#2167](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2167)) - Lowering search rate limit. Fixes [#2153](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2153) ([#2154](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2154)) - Rate limit ws joins ([#2171](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2171)) - Delete unused diesel.toml file ([#2166](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2166)) - Rate limit websocket joins. ([#2165](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2165)) - Doing tests in sequential order. Fixes [#2158](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2158) ([#2163](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2163)) - Dont log errors when rate limit is hit (fixes [#2157](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2157)) ([#2161](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2161)) - Fix rate limit check for register. Fixes [#2159](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2159) - GNU social compatibility ([#2100](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2100)) - Consolidate and lower reqwest timeouts. Fixes [#2150](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2150) ([#2151](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2151)) - Check that config is valid before saving ([#2152](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2152)) - Dont log error if duplicate activity is received (fixes [#2146](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2146)) ([#2148](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2148)) - WIP: Email localization (fixes [#500](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/500)) ([#2053](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2053)) - If viewed actor isnt in db, fetch it from other instance ([#2145](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2145)) - Show rate limit algorithm. Fixes [#2136](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2136) - Adjust retry interval for sending activities ([#2141](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2141)) - Add jerboa link to readme. Fixes [#2137](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2137) - Forbid remote URLs for avatars/banners (fixes [#1618](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1618)) ([#2132](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2132)) - Remove docker/prod unused files (fixes [#2086](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2086)) ([#2133](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2133)) - Rework error handling (fixes [#1714](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1714)) ([#2135](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2135)) - Dont allow admin to add mod to remote community ([#2129](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2129)) - Reject federated downvotes if downvotes are disabled (fixes [#2124](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2124)) ([#2128](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2128)) ### Lemmy UI - Dont allow community urls like /c/{id} (fixes [#611](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/611)) ([#612](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/612)) - Fix loading indicator on search page (fixes [#443](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/443)) ([#606](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/606)) - Upgrade deps ([#604](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/604)) - Remove auth token from error message. Fixes [#600](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/600) ([#601](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/601)) - Fix error during new site setup ([#596](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/596)) - Differentiate between mods and admins in mod log ([#597](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/597)) - Fix comment fedilink (fixes [#594](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/594)) ([#595](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/595))
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Lemmy Release v0.16.0: Theming and Federation Improvements.
## What is Lemmy? Lemmy is a self-hosted social link aggregation and discussion platform. It is completely free and open, and not controlled by any company. This means that there is no advertising, tracking, or secret algorithms. Content is organized into communities, so it is easy to subscribe to topics that you are interested in, and ignore others. Voting is used to bring the most interesting items to the top. ## Major Changes ### Theming Customizing Lemmy is now much easier than before. Instance admins can select a default instance theme under `/admin` which applies to all users who are not logged in, and those who haven't explicitly picked a theme. It is also possible now to add custom themes to an instance, without having to recompile lemmy-ui. When running with Docker, make sure that [these lines](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ansible/pull/24/files) are present in docker-compose.yml (Ansible will add them automatically if you updated the repo). Then put your .css file into `./volumes/lemmy-ui/extra_themes`. The new theme can then be selected by users, or set as instance default. For native installation (without Docker), themes are loaded by lemmy-ui from `./extra_themes` folder. A different path can be specified with `LEMMY_UI_EXTRA_THEMES_FOLDER` environment variable. For instructions how to create a new theme, have a look at the [documentation](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/client_development/theming.html). ### Federation @nutomic made many changes to federation to increase compatibility with other software. Lemmy can now receive deletions from [Pleroma], comments from [Friendica] and communities from [lotide](https://sr.ht/~vpzom/lotide/). Other actions were already compatible before. Mastodon can now display communities even when a user with identical name exists (but the user can't be viewed in that case). There were no breaking changes necessary, so federation is fully compatible with 0.15. If you notice something in another project that doesn't federate but should, please open an issue. Multiple users have pointed out that posts, comments and votes don't federate reliably. We first attempted to fix this in [Lemmy 0.15.4](https://lemmy.ml/post/184152) a few days ago, but that didn't help much. Later @nutomic noticed that Lemmy was only sending out activities with 4 worker threads, which is not enough for a big instance like lemmy.ml. At the same time, many of those workers were taken up by sending to broken instances, trying to connect for a minute or more. This version adds a timeout and increases the number of workers. ### Federated bans Until now, only community bans were federated, and the "Remove content" option didn't work over federation. The new version fixes this behaviour, so that both site bans and community bans federate, including "Remove content" option and expiry. Note that this change only affects new bans, those which were issued before upgrading to 0.16 will not be federated. ### Hide communities @dayinjing implemented a funcionality for instance admins to hide controversial communities. A hidden community is only visible to those users who subscribe to it. This represents a milder alternative to removing a community. This functionality is not implemented in lemmy-ui yet, but admins can hide a community like this via command line: ``` curl -X PUT https://example.com/api/v3/community/hide \ -H "Content-Type: application/json" \ -d \ '{"community_id":3,"hidden":true,"reason":"*reason for mod log*","auth":"*admin jwt token*"}' ``` ### Jerboa: a new android app To help adoption, and since most people use social media through their smartphones nowadays, @dessalines has been working on a native android app for Lemmy called [Jerboa](https://github.com/dessalines/jerboa), which is now on [F-Droid](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.jerboa) and [Google Play](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jerboa). It is still at an alpha level, but is very usable. We'd love to have experienced android developers contribute to it. This now makes three smartphone apps for Lemmy: [Lemmur and Jerboa for Android, and Remmel for iOS](https://join-lemmy.org/apps). ## Upgrade notes Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/administration/administration.html) There are three lemmy.hjson config changes. See [defaults.hjson](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/config/defaults.hjson) for comments and default values. - changed boolean `email.use_tls` to `email.tls_type` - added `setup.default_theme` - added `federation.worker_count` ## Support development We (@dessalines and @nutomic) have been working full-time on Lemmy for almost two years. This is largely thanks to support from [NLnet foundation](https://nlnet.nl/). If you would like to support our efforts, please consider [donating](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). If you'd like to support development, and make sure that we will always be available to work full time on Lemmy, consider [donating to support its development](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). We've spent hundreds of hours on Lemmy, and would like to be able to add more developers to our little open-source co-op as time goes on. ## Changes ### API - A full list of the API changes can be seen on this diff of [lemmy-js-client: 0.15.0 -> 0.16.0](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-js-client/compare/0.15.0-rc.34...0.16.0-rc.1) . ### Config - The config changes are [here.](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/compare/0.15.2...main#diff-bcc84ad7bb4d0687c679cb6b3711052d8eba74a8188578c7516a8fdb5584d01a)
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I recently made a simple android app to search my https://torrents-csv.ml service. Working on getting it uploaded to f-droid, but the `apk` is available via the link.
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To echo some of the thoughts of those below:

This was one of the first communities I made here on lemmy, because I was disappointed in /r/piracy for two reasons:

  • Removals of piracy links, content, guides, etc.

I realize most of that is unavoidable self-policing, because reddit is a US-based company that must adhere to the US’s draconian copyright and IP laws. Lemmy is self-hostable, and doesn’t have that problem. Outside of illegal or harmful content, there’s no reason for us to remove anything piracy-related. So a lot of those bans and removals are probably not the mod’s fault, its work reddit requires you to do to have a presence there.

  • A “soft” / “pickme” approach to piracy.

A lot of people on /r/piracy either support or half-support centralized services like netflix and spotify. Copy-leftists like myself believe these services are really harmful to keeping data alive and shared. People that either never torrented in the first place, or that have moved off torrenting, make one less seeder, or adder of new content. I can’t even find some newer documentaries and music on torrents, because netflix and spotify have successfully captured and privatized that data, and new people no longer have a pro-sharing mentality: Netflix lets them have an “I got mine” mentality.

So counter to /r/piracy, !piracy@lemmy.ml has a strict anti-centralized services rule.

At the same time, I welcome genuine pro-piracy mods from reddit who would like to get started over here, and do a better job building and growing this community more than I ever could. If you sticky a post or put something in the sidebar of /r/piracy having this as a backup, I’ll mod you. Or you could just make another piracy community here, something like /c/piracynews and have control over that community.

cc @Farmer_Heck@lemmygrad.ml



Yes, you can, even as the main post url.


Reddit just added a default on "presence" indicator. You have to go into settings to turn it off.
[thread on /r/privacy](https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/lx1s8y/reddit_now_shows_if_you_are_online_by_default/)
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Walpola Rahula - What the Buddha Taught [audiobook] by dessalines
Yes I record audiobooks in my spare time. :smiling face: [torrent link](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:6bccd6f442e359fa38a6ad751afc9116c2fe12aa)
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If anyone's coming from /r/piracy, just know this will always be a piracy / torrenting friendly community.
Anyone interested in scraping and doing a backup, I'd be more than happy to help.
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I have a list of my fav apps and services here.

To post them:

Favorite apps and services

Goals

  • Privacy conscious, end-to-end encrypted (E2EE).
  • Decentralized, no reliance on cloud providers like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Spotify, Netflix Youtube, etc.
  • Self-hosted and self-reliant.
    • Simple files preferred over running services.
  • Make sure no sites / services are US based.

Media

Documents and Coding

Tasks / Todos

Collaboration

Browsing

Passwords

  • Use KeePassXC.
    • Install the Firefox KeePassXC plugin.
    • Use a long master pass phrase, with at least 10 words.
    • Sync your password file everywhere you need using Syncthing.
  • Bitwarden if you want to host a server.

Chat

  • Use Matrix / Riot, turn on e2ee in rooms.
  • Use Thunderbird for email, e2ee with pgp if possible.

Social Media

Operating system

  • Use Linux. I like Arch Linux or its user friendlier variants, manjaro and antergos.