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Cake day: Dec 29, 2019


i vaguely recall this really cool documentary with pretty interesting visuals about stuff raf did on youtube, but i can’t find it now for some reason 😭😔

prolly got deleted or smth, anyone lemme know if you know that one or you find it…

well, the general goal is to have a community without spam, very off-topic content and toxic environment, it’s the moderator’s role to steer a community to that state

mods usually look through recent posts and comments, and remove those that classify as spam or vioilate rules of the website (mostly the former), but as of recently when reporting functionality was introduced to lemmy, a lot of it is just reviewing reported posts/comments and deciding whether to remove them or not, in the beginning one also get to shape the community by creating rules, general theme etc

the effort required varies depending on commitment and size/activity level of a community and website: in the beginning this instance was like 90 % spam, and users were overwhelmed with it, but now there are a couple of spam posts a day, rarely more

/c/privacy is looking for moderators
greetings everyone, there's already >3.5k members here, not all of them are active obviously, but there are still a lot of posts on this sub, and even more comments, i can't really meticulously go through each and every one of them if you are somewhat active in this community, and have been on lemmy (or one of the other instances) for a few months, and would like to dedicate some time to moderating this community, please pm me :)

this is actually pretty serious, I’m not sure how investigation government agencies work, so I’m not quite sure why the recent disclosure order would indicate such a high risk of data being taken offline, but it’s much better to be safe than sorry

if you have a server at home, or even your desktop or laptop, go download a few of the files, as many as you’re comfortable with, I think there are plans to later unzip all of the files and after properly structuring upload them to IPFS, which makes more sense in terms of data preservation and ease of availability and displaying/access

you probably already know this, but sci-hub is of paramount importance to researchers, scientists, students, doctors etc worldwide, it’s very important that this data is not lost to the greedy shitty scientific journals that frankly stole this work from the people would actually performed the research, peer reviews etc etc

this effort will also probably lead to additional clones and sci-hub-esque projects, which would help decentralize this data even further, and hopefully make the job of the journals and agencies harder by distributing their focus over multiple entities

i would sticky this post tbh, it’s pretty important…

Think about it, why would you want a bed? Just put the mattress on the floor! Given, there are a couple of cases where you'd want an actual bed, but those cases are very limited, and an average person should absolutely not buy a bed thus supporting the biggest scam in the history of humanity! thanks for coming to my ted talk

As /u/wraptile mentioned, DDG is hardly libre software, thus it doesn’t deserve it. They basically offer privacy by policy, not privacy by design. Additionally, the very foundation, the concept of ad-based revenue model is flawed, and DDG is just a less-flawed (as compared to most other implementations) version of it.

Ideally we need to have a decentralized data base with indexed websites, that would be hosted partially on computers of every participant of this theoretical network, and those said computers would be performing the crawling.

And with DDG we have a ultra-centralized database and crawlers, hosted on the worst privacy offender in the world’s servers, and in addition to that most of the code is closed-sourced.

No thank you.

(I do use DDG as my primary search engine, and a lot of the features are really cool, but I would be happy to get as far away as possible from it as soon as a comparable libre solution emerges)

wow, to be honest, i'm really impressed with what it does for 200$, waiting for mass production :)

For anyone looking for Plex/Emby replacement, whose developments have gone astray. For those unfamiliar, Jellyfin is a libre fork of Emby, which (similar to Plex) has gone closed-source, resorted fully to the freemium model, to the point where it's literally not possible to use the free version, started including tremendous amounts of telemetry (mostly Plex). And just on a basic level, it sounds a bit ridiculous to pay for software for media that you provide **yourself** hosted on the hardware that you provide **yourself**. Anyway, the project is kind of in the early state, but the development is rather fast, just in the couple months that I've been using it a lot of things have been improved/introduced, most important for me being: - iOS clients have been released - pause/resume is now universal across all devices for the same user (i.e. start playing on one device, continue watching on another one from the moment you stopped) There's native support for Linux, macOS and Windows (why would you use those?) and Docker and Kubernetes images available. Anyway, the developers are committed to keep the software libre forever, so that's a nice thing :) *btw are we posting software recommendations here?*