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Cake day: May 04, 2021


afaik it was just a mirror of libgen.

The libgen torrent can be found easly to seed. There was a large effort on reddit to seed everything a few year back.

As far as i understand this is a client side implementation. So it’s verifiable.

Yhea they’re improving quite a lot, it’s great to read. Do they encrypt metadata now?

What you wrote is simply wrong.

Signal encrypt metadata to the best of their capacity. On the contrary matrix, xmpp, telegram, WhatsApp don’t (unless sth changed since last year)

For example on my matrix server I could read the IP, username and time of each message.


And yes signal is far from perfect and moxie view on some key point such as centralization are not mine. Still it’s solid software .

Element had a lot of issue last time i’ve tested it: push notification issue, convulated ui, e2e encryption disabled by default, slow server.

I had my own server for a while for my SO and I and we often missed each other messages plus the client was draining my phone battery.

I love the briding capacity of matrix, I woulf like to spend an evening setting that up in order to aggregate all those messaging apps but I’m afraid it’s not worth it.


I can almost exclusively chat with my social circle with signal now, been using it since 8-9 years.

I’ve tried xmpp, matrix and some other. Signal is the only one that stuck, it’s not perfect but it’s fucking fine from my perspective.

Pro trick for all the other: use a russian proxy

What a shit way to live indeed.

Remind me when France forced protonmail to disclose IP addresses of climate activist (I think high school students).

Those governements are literally fighting for climate change, neoliberalism must be protected at all cost…

Such surveillance law were never passed to save the children or prevent terrorism.

If you’re using a centralised sync system keepass allow keyfiles.

I use passphrase + keyfile. And I don’t sync the keyfile only copy it manually.

The words you’re looking for are databases and open standard. Blochains solves nothing

Yep the article is not reviewed. Anyone can publish a pfd there.

Arxiv is a web archive where authors can publish their scientific papers, usually preprint.

The joke is you usually hear : “email the author to get the paper” but arxiv is not like a journal: it has already the PDF freely available.

Go watch the movie sunshine!

Track & Graph


It’s a few minutes of work to setup but you can track anything with it.

Medito is a free , non intrusive app. It’s made by a non profit and i think it’s opensource (it’s on Github).

If you’re interrested by meditating give it a try. It’s well done.

{Also the submit an app for review is a Google form, wtf mozilla!}

You might says that of most comercial privacy services…

I was trolling.

I know the direction of the project and their stance against centralisation is debatable but they produce good and reviewed software and libraries.

What you do with it is a personal choice.

Yhea their double ratchet algo is a complete joke. I wonder why it’s been implemented in WhatsApp, xmpp, matrix , etc.

sprry i dont know anything about that collection.

Btw what are you to read 1/2to of books? Some sort of sentiment OCR?

Why would you want thousands of random book in alphabetical order?

It’s probably a libgen torrent.

I don’t know stremio but jellyfin (and Plex and emby) are interresting becquse they allow you to serve content outside of your local network.

A solution is that you manage the server and jellyfin and your friends/family connect to it. It only works if you have a decent upload or if you rent a server/vps