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will receive at least 3 years of software updates

Not good enough. 5 years of security updates is a min for me on a project like this where you will never find anyone else with an official OS build. 10 years should be the standard, but that’s a lot to hope for from software or hardware.



Comitted to helping another person find themself. Not guiding, not shaping, just helping with the only motive being that their life satisfaction increases.


Yeah, afaik it is not widely used by the Spanish speaking community here either unless there is an intersection with queerness and/or English speaking. Also, it is not a new term at all, but it seems to be used more lately.


It is a gender-free alternative for Latino/Latina. In English speaking communities in the US it is pronounced as “latin ex.”


I mix it up, but I absolutely guarantee that my last bite will be my favorite thing.


I don’t want to put words in anyone’s mouth, but I think the problem is that you’re trying to debate what federation is. Do people control the content on their own instances or an instance you federate with control what they put on your server? To someone in the code these questions are not a philosophical debate of the future of federation. They are the essential misunderstanding of what federation means. That is something they have likely had to explain so many times it hurts. They might also be a human with other things happening in their life that have absolutely nothing to do with this post or even lemmy at all. I think it is worth remembering that we have no right to a person’s time or engagement.

Should it work differently? Maybe, but that would mean changing the definition of federation. To someone developing within a fixed model of federation what you are actually asking is to start over, redraw the map, design a new system from scratch. It might be worthwhile, but it is outside the scope of the project they have taken on. Lemmy is going to work the way it does because it is following a model that works that way. The model you describe doesn’t exist yet.

Here’s your opportunity. You can create that model. If you believe it is better maybe others will rally to it. Can you outline precisely who has control of what data on each server? Can you explain how a person or group hosting an instance can satisfy their moral and legal obligations under your system of ‘federation’?


This is my favorite meme of the week… month…idk a long while. I will be sharing at work.



Can confirm for US laptops. They all have ‘wide range’ adaptors.


Whatever you get make sure it is ‘self fertile’ meaning that you don’t need another plant nearby to provide pollen and allow for fruit.


Mine also doesn’t follow the rules set, but it starts on Subscibed, active. It switches back to that if my screen rotates too.


Point taken. It is part of the package you get and most people don’t know that. The ‘get X free with purchase’ thing is just a pet peave of mine. It is basically everywhere in advertising.


More like “Simplelogin is included with proton unlimited subscription.” It is hard for something to be free if you also have to pay to get it. Good marketing but not very honest.


100%, I won’t even believe that they’re going to deliver and especially won’t believe the specs until they have started rolling full production. Way too easy to die at this stage because of “supply costs” or “scaling issues.”

I am rooting for them though - a 1k mile battery option with potential to charge 40 miles a day on solar. Nice!


Pull the battery then microwave the other part. Still metal and sparks though.


I get that you’re asking a real question, but having something unexplained is not evidence. It is a just a question.

Once you remove actual observable, repeatable data from the conversation anything is possible. Speculation can be fun for its own sake. It can also be productive if we try to find out if it is true.


Well, the correct scientific language would be that there is no evidence of it existing. Equally, I may have an invisible, silent, undetectable person following me at all times. There is no evidence to support that, but I can’t logically state that they aren’t there because you can’t prove a negative. Of course, in normal convesation we would just say that my undetectable friend doesn’t exist.


Yep, the lie detector trick - it isn’t a lie if you believe it. You ask the cat, “Did you do something you weren’t supposed to?” They respond, “Nope, but I did eat the sausage you left out like an idiot.”


There is also a lower step than a makerspace called a tool library. There is no space provided to work, but you can check out all kinds of tools. If folks are looking to start something in thier area but have limited space/money a tool library can be a move in that direction.


Need help choosing a Funkwhale (and other fediverse) instance(s)
I am looking to just dip my toes on a couple of other platforms. What I am finding while trying to choose an instance for Funkwhale (or Friendica, Pixelfed, etc) is that there is very little in the way of descriptions for finding something to match me and I would just be choosing at random. I am using the official sites' server recommendations/lists to look through and am really getting no info that is helpful to me. Does anyone know of other resources? My best option at this point is to use a throw away account to get on any server then spend just enough time interacting to find a good one and try to join it. Does that seem reasonable?
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“These are people at their worst moments. Using that data to help other people is one thing, but commercializing it just seems like a real ethical line for a nonprofit to cross.” Jennifer King, privacy and data policy fellow at Stanford University
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Opinions on Divested Computing Group
Does anyone have experience with this organization (https://divested.dev)? There isn't any footprint I can find of them outside their repos and message boards. I am specifically interested in their general credibility and legitimacy. To a lesser extent, I'm interested in views of their effectiveness at enhancing privacy and/or security.
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Looking for a new mobile OS
I have been running lineageOS on my OnePlus 2. I liked it, but Lineage has stopped supporting my phone. There are two options that I have been able to find as replacements - postmarketOS and /e/OS. Any thoughts on those or other recommendation? Anything that gets security updates, is open source, and is functional meets my needs.
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Firefox banned at work
Do any of you have thoughts on a business case for continued use of Firefox for an individual? Why? My employer is moving to uninstall all instances of Firefox on company computers for 'security reasons' in favor of Edge and Chrome. I would be allowed to keep it if I could make a business case for it. There is no legit reason why I can't get my work done with another browser, but I am going to push hoping just being a squeaky wheel is good enough. My guess is folks on here will have clearer thinking on this than me. Does anyone out there think my IT dept is making a good decision?
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Mid level knowledge
It is easy to find articles and guides designed for laypeople. If you know the right keyword, it is just as easy to find professional/expert level papers and articles. I have noticed that this is the case across fields. Is that what other folks experience? Where do you go for information when laypeople articles are too basic, but every expert level article is beyond you?
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