Friends don’t let friends use proprietary software.

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Cake day: Jul 15, 2021

rss domain hijacked!
sorry guys, HeapOverflow is down right now, because freenom decided to disappear my domain registration... I'll try and recover it or migrate to a more reliable TLD, but It'll take some time =/ This should also serve as a warning against using sketchy TLDs

Omega mart is a “gag item” store in las vegas, all of the products there are like this

Lemmy is way better than Mastodon for content discovery, which is one of the biggest reasons I wish that lemmy supported “self-posts”, i.e. posting to your own timeline.

being able to cross-post “mastodon-like content” directly on lemmy would really help content discovery, make attributions simpler, and make lemmy the undisputed champion of the fediverse!

and everyone knows russia would never violate the geneva convention by using spys!

“critical but stable” is an oxymoron and explains precisely nothing

once an open-source program gets enough attention it achieves “critical mass”, and proprietary software can never catch back up.

They probably see the inevitable and are jumping on the train before it leaves the station

I dont even bother setting up email service for my instances, maybe they dont either.

I’d dm an admin =/

a poop emoji if you dont pay at all

I have double the swap than physical memory in a swap partition. In not concerned about wearing it out, and I like having plenty of space for hibernation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Feel free to post in the “linux” community, for FOSS stuff, and I just made the “tech support” community for everything else.

A open-source privacy focused OS from google?

Cant wait for the proprietary modules!

exactly, they spent time and money doing this instead of investing in infrastructure 🤦‍♂️

yeah, Im getting 500s from pictrs. the devs probably need to restart the service or perform some other maintenance

PSA: blocking users prevents you from moderating content from those users. You would also have to ban them from any sub you moderate to mitigate this issue

The whole world is built on open source projects that haven’t been touched in years!

They must be on the verge of bankruptcy to be considering this =/

Because China cares about its sovereignty.

Yup, so much so that it doesn’t allow deliberation, which makes it a fascist dictatorship and not a democracy. The US’s undeniable love for wasting money is sort of irrelevant to the question of democracy in china. Perhaps you can provide an example of deliberation in china?

China has given Taiwan autonomy, and allowed it to have its own government and military.

If they’re givin autonomy, why does china insist on controlling who they talk to? That doesn’t sound like autonomy to me!

Every government puts limits on dissent.

And China sets that bar at winnie the pooh lol

China is saying the people of taiwan are not allowed to deliberate foreign policy at all…

Just because western governments mistreat protesters doesn’t mean executing dissenters is part of democracy.

Today the people of Taiwan are meeting with representatives from the US government. Chinas response is threatening nuclear war. Perhaps you can explain how deliberation is a part of this process?

The government in China demonstrably functions in this way

no, when there are protests in china they roll out the tanks and kill people until the protests stop. deliberation in the democratic sense doesnt involve people dying.

a country that consistently works in the interest of its people is a democracy

no, thats socialism not democracy lol.

Heres the wiki definiton for democracy:

Democracy is a form of government in which the people have the authority to deliberate and decide legislation.

Heres the wiki definition for fascism:

Fascism is a far-right, authoritarian, ultranationalist political ideology and movement, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, belief in a natural social hierarchy, subordination of individual interests for the good of the nation, and strong regimentation of society and the economy that rose to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.

The whole “forcible suppression of opposition” is kind of an important element which is clearly present in china, where there is no deliberation allowed.

Men only want one thing and its fucking expensive

Russia invading Ukraine is totally chill and cool, but god forbid a civilian leader meets with the Taiwanese people, that would be an act of war!

They’ll install SAM sites on man-made islands all around Taiwan, then claim a civilian leader going to talk to the people is an act of war ಠ_ಠ

IIRC reddit has an option for “open in new tab” is being sued for lending books!

I can also pretty much guarantee there was a transfer of money involved

my work is really meant to be an open narrative framework.

BY-SA will ensure that your work remains an open narrative work.

The main difference between Linux and BSD is that linux is copyleft and BSD is not. Apple copied BSD and contributed basically nothing back to BSD or the FOSS community, whereas Linux is being contributed to by the larget corps in the world (including apple) and has a massive community behind it.

yeah, but, I need 3 accounts across 3 websites to participate in the fediverse. those features would make lemmy the one-stop-shop.

I completely agree, but I think video hosting would be great as an optional addon

[RFC] How should code-highlighting themes be handled?
I'm working on adding highlighting to `code-blocks` on lemmy using [highlight.js](, and am wondering exactly how to implement it. There are many code-themes that could be used Regarding which theme to use there are basically two different directions I could go: 1. Each lemmy-theme would have to explicitly declare an hljs theme to use. - PROS: - easy to use, users automatically get an appropriate code-theme for every ui-theme. - simple to implement (already done) - CONS: - theme-makers need to pick an appropriate theme - no user customizability, limited number of themes 2. Users can pick their preferred theme just like they pick a UI theme. - PROS: - Extreme customization, there are a buttload of themes, and users can pick any one! - CONS: - Users would **need** to pick an appropriate theme. It would use the "browser-default" (light/dark) until they pick one, and could look weird and be confusing until then - PITA to implement & requires back-end changes (wont see it for a while) Let me know what you think, or if you have another solution. I have solution #1 deployed on right now =] Here is the PR for those interested:

- Composer - Conan - Container (Docker / Helm) - Generic packages - Maven - npm - NuGet - PyPI - RubyGems

[Suggestion] Configurable “default sort” for comments
I would also appreciate site-config options for comments and posts.

Anyone else have this problem or know a solution? My instance has almost no usage, and I'm using the version recommended in the docker instructions.

Why do mod-actions on other instances show up on my instance?
I get that "federated bans" were added recently, but it seems odd to show trolls getting banned from their home-instance on my instance. =/ thoughts?

Presumably it's the link to the comment/post on the instance it was made, but that's not always the case, so I'm a little confused =/

Post made to remote-community failed to federate.
the post was allegedly made to HeapOverflow, [but doesn't show up there]( =/

The Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949, Volume IV: ![](

Lemmy v0.15.2 Release
A few bug fixes: - Dont make webfinger request when viewing community/user profile (fixes #1896) (#2049) - Case-insensitive username at login (#2010) - Put community last in webfinger response (fixes #2037) (#2047) - Dont check for ban in MarkCommentAsRead (fixes #2045) (#2054) - Empty post bodies (#2050) - Add tombstone tests, better test errors (#2046) - Accept single object as to for arrays too (#2048) - Cleaning optional post bodies. Fixes #2039 (#2043) - Fixing liking comment on blocked person. Fixes #2033 (#2042) - Add tests for lotide federation, make lotide groups fetchable (#2035) - Remove unneeded dependency on activitystreams (#2034) - Fixing private instance check. Fixes #2064 (#2065)

Is there a bot that will scrape RSS / ATOM feeds and xpost to lemmy?
It would be handy for auto-posting new github releases, youtube vids, SO content, etc. If not I'll make one, so recommend libs =]

Should I de-federate while mass-importing content?
If I'm importing a butt-load of content into my instance, should I *temporarily* set `federation: { enabled: false }` while importing to avoid pissing other instance-admins off? I'm assuming my instance could face some repercussions like: - being rate-limited - being blacklisted - clogging remote search indexes up with gigs of crap - flooding remote feeds and pissing off remote users Am I wrong? Am I missing something? Is there a better way to prevent these side-effects?

Where is the line between criticism and harassment?
I've had this debate before and was unable to come to a conclusion. It seems to me that any criticism, no matter how valid, could be characterized as harassment. What do you guys think? Is there a heuristic for determining which one a statement is? Does everything just exist on a continuum between the two? Is this harassment?

New TikTok streaming software is an illegal fork of OBS

OAN is reportedly almost entirely funded by ATT
IDK about the underlying news source, but that's the report. I linked to Reddit for additional sources and info.

Following Users
On snoosite users are *also* communities where the user can exclusively post. I think this is pretty awesome feature and would seemingly make mastodon federation make more sense. Are there previous discussions I'm missing on the topic? Is this a good idea or am I the a-hole? Is this a planned feature?

Could Lemmy be able to subscribe to mastodon hashtags?
I'm assuming the pub-sub system doesn't work like that 🤔

How would you guys feel about a “debate oriented” instance+fork of lemmy?
My friend and I are thinking about making an instance dedicated to debate and forking lemmy to add some debating features. What features would you like and what do you think about the idea?