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This seems to be the case right now, yes.

That was the original idea of IPFS, no? Just that they pivoted now to trying to sell you filecoins :(

I see, well that is one risk less then. I guess with automatic down-scaling in pict-rs 0.4 it will be mostly solved as there will not be a bunch of 5mb direct uploads.

Edit: well thumbnails at least are definitely cached, larger images too, I just tested it on slrpnk.net Edit: odd, but not all of them. Something is strange… Ah I think I know what is happening… actual user uploads do not get cached, but images from linked websites do, even if the origin is a federated instance. But those website images are usually quite well optimized.

That sounds promising. Any idea when 0.4 will be released?

Object-storage on large cloud providers is not an option for me for various reasons (privacy, legal etc.).

How much of that is cached from federated instances though? I can hardly imagine a low-traffic community like that uploaded 1.6GB of their own images already. If it is mostly cached then that can increase very quickly as new users subscribe to additional communities on other servers.

Lemmy Pict-rs storage requirements?
I might take over one of these one-year-free hosted Lemmy instances on my server infrastructure, but I read several times now that Lemmy's image hosting system Pict-rs is using a lot of storage quickly. The server I could run this on is limited to 32gb ssd storage with no easy way to expand it. Is there some way to limit the image storage use and automatically prune old images that are not user or community icons or such?

I wonder if this has a similar effect on older intel HW… would probably help with Vulkan using emulators.

Microblog.pub a minimalist ActivityPub server
Kinda nice that it is also accessible via Gemini it seems.

Yeah, I hope there is an easy way to also add Steam Bigpicture mode from this launcher. Sadly the KODI plugin for that has problems, but this looks like an excellent replacement for KODI.

Without having been involved too much in the community I would guess it is a factor of two things: a general move towards chat based discussion and that fediverse tools have matured enough that people can dogfood them instead of using an external non-federated forum.

Yes it uses Astericks internally an you can hook that up to any voip service or even your own land-line or GSM modem. But to be honest the setup is quite involved and only for advanced sysadmins.

Good to know. Maybe it is possible to store user and community avatars separately from other user uploads to avoid such problems in the future?

Any idea when the broken image problem will be resolved?

Any thoughts on why it has waned? Maybe it would be better to analyze that first?

Its all open source, you can self-host it. But I agree, it is more useful for US or Canada based users given the limited selection of country codes.

tl;dr? If you ask questions don’t expect people to first watch lengthy videos.

Maybe https://scuttlebutt.nz/ ?

Assets are sadly non-libre, but it works quite nicely otherwise.

Sorry, but you don’t even know what “debt-trap diplomacy” is then… mind boggling that you are getting worked up on a strawman that you have no idea what it even means. Seriously… educate yourself before coming back and arguing about something you have obviously no f*cking clue about.

How is that related to your pet peeve “debt-trap diplomacy” which you keep on harping about here. That is an entirely unrelated issue.

And besides, yes the Chinese are also doing it, on a massive scale. Have you actually been in any African country? If you had you would not be so obviously clueless. Greetings from Africa.

I am not dodging at all, I don’t even really disagree with you on the topic of debt-trap diplomacy. But why do you constantly derail this discussion to a topic that no one other than you even talks about here?

It’s a classic strawman to avoid talking about the real issue which is no-questions-asked financial support to currupt regimes and elites in Africa.

Do you even understand what Strawman argument means? Please stop assuming that I am arguing about something which I am not even talking about.

Stop arguing a strawman, I never claimed anything about so called debt-trap diplomacy. But China is very much cooperating with corrupt local elites in destroying the environment.

And CO2 isn’t the only environmental damage. Cutting down trees for charcoal production for example might not significantly contribute to global carbon levels, but it has a massive negative effect on the local water cycle and biodiversity.

There is a wealthy & corrupt local elite that is benefiting very well from the exploitation that is done by western, Asian and also some local companies on the African continent.

And there are plenty of poor people that (out of little other options) also do massive environmental damage.

Look, I don’t disagree in general, but you are just as much of an armchair pundit as you make this strawman of a researcher from the UK sound like.

Much more likely this was simply a research project done that showed the (indisputable) environmental benefits of utilizing insect protein for human consumption and suggested it to people from DRC, because, you know… their direct neighbors in Uganda are already consuming insect protein in large quantities.

Greetings from Africa btw…

The environment is also being destroyed in Africa by Africans. As usual the world is a bit more complex than Twitter moral outrage in 120 letters can convey.

And besides, it is not “the UK”, but some researchers from the UK…

It is quite common is some parts of Africa (Uganda for example) and perfectly acceptable there, so I don’t really see the implied moral outcry you seem to try to frame this article.

According to the dev it will be possible to enable pro features on self-hosted instances once the sync server is open-sourced.

Yeah, and they get really offended if you tell them that…

Made this with the Stable Diffusion AI “Pikachu as corgie” was the prompt:

The entire shtick of this is that the server communication of it is e2e encrypted. If you don’t want server syncing why are you even considering this?

Apparently they also plan to open a self-hostable sync server this month.

“This is when I realized Toxoplasmosis might have a stronger neurological effect on humans after all”

Yes the status quo has worked fine until Russia decided to invade their neighboring countries.

You sound exactly like those people that advocated for appeasement with Nazi Germany: let Hitler have a bit of the neighboring countries, he will surely settle down afterwards /s

It is true that Slack like chat work-spaces are not a strong point of XMPP (it shines as a personal messenger), but you can set up a system that fulfills nearly all your requirements (I think search is only per room), with ConverseJS Fullscreen (or Movim), a Prosody server and the newish webhook component. Or with Gajim and Conversations as separate clients.

P.s.: “smoothly on mobile” & element ??? The Mattermost mobile client is also not exactly great. In that area at least XMPP is clearly better.

And Slack knows that as well, which is why they hold the chat history at ransom / behind their paywall.

I agree, but the reality is often either no documentation at all or chat history. Documentation takes time and effort, and employees are often disincentivised to write it as it makes them easier to replace.

Too many things to list. It’s a conglomerate of many sub-companies. The article names some examples.

Yeah, this is interesting, and apparently based on some micro-sat company’s technology that SpaceX bought 1-2 years ago.

On a side-node: China’s Baidu GPS-like also includes a similar technology for bi-directional communication that was launched a few weeks ago, but for now it seems to be more targeted at rescue services in east-Asia.

It is just me, or are there a lot of icons broken on Lemmy.ml since a few days? I also get a lot of time-outs when posting stuff. Some ongoing attack or problems with the hoster?

I think what texts like this miss is that the “old internet” isn’t really gone, you just have to look for it a bit harder.

What is really happening is that the internet is eating television, it started with more direct equivalents like Youtube, but it is this general consumption only pattern what makes apps like TikTok popular and which have always existed on TV.


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Crossgeposted von: https://lemmy.ml/post/413015 > Might be possible to use with Lemmy as well.

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