Wow. Apparently, I missed a whole Debian release on a server. It still uses Squeeze packages :(
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Today, our honorable legislature decides to throw away the presumption of innocence in favor of a notion of "objective truth", notably used in Stalin's USSR.
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I'm tired of the "cult of victory" surrounding World War II. Tired of this unhealthy view of history, full of taboos, where any attempts of free discussion will be punished with accusations of offending veterans. And it's not important how veterans think, more important is how they should think.
World War II is the exception in history, where "what if"s result in rehabilitating fascism. I can ask people what, do they think, would happen if, say, Jesus wasn't crucified, the Roman empire didn't fall, or the Winter Palace revolt didn't happen. But God save me from having the inhumanity to ask what would happen, if Leningrad was surrendered to the Germans! Then, under the mask of a curious historian, I'll be discovered as an extremistfascistwhoshouldbeputinprisonforfiveyears.
People, don't attack those who don't share your evaluation of historic events. Better remove the taboo to open the discussions and prove your case. But right now, I'm tired of you.
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I think my government doesn't understand this "free speech" thing well.
"Free speech" is an absolute thing. Either you're free to say anything -- including things some may consider offensive -- or you're not.
I may disagree with a "liberal" news channel questioning if the Soviet Army should have surrendered Leningrad to the Nazis. I may consider it disgusting. But if the government wants to sue the whole channel for that, I will stand for their right to say disgusting shit I disagree with.
Not to mention that, in this modern era, censorship often works in the exact opposite way. People only become more interested in the forbidden.
Thanks, government censorship!
I was looking for a movie on TPB, and then suddenly a pop-up appeared. Luckily, this pop-up (the URL looked like an on-line casino) was in the list of blocked resources, so all I got was the "this web site is blocked" page.
This bill expands the Russian anti-gay law to include punishments for publishing information "propagating prioritizing sex before family relations" (or something).
Worthy quote that describes the anti-"gay propaganda" law:"One of the forms of [protecting children from harmful information] is the Article 6.21 of the Administrative Infraction Code, in which propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors, expressed as distribution of information directed towards forming non-traditional sexual settings in minors, the attractiveness of non-traditional sexual relations, a distorted view of social equality of traditional and non-traditional sexual relations, or imposition of information about non-traditional sexual relations, which can cause interest towards such relations, if these actions don't (already) contain a criminally-punishable deed, will lead towards a corresponding administrative infraction."
Gotta love conservative commenters who go like this:
L: Under (state governor), the amount of schools and teachers was cut drastically, as well as the amount of hospitals and clinics. Instead of making people's lives better and opportunities wider, (governor) is working towards the public's degradation. Where did the money go? Police and law enforcement, which are likely to be used against those protesting (governor)'s policies.
C: Why do you think it's (governor)'s fault? Look at this from the family's POV. Today's kids are drinking and smoking at teenage years. It's all because people are spiritually and morally poor, especially the parents unable to raise their children.
He's trying to protect the nation from criminals and immigrants, while all you're trying to do is turn this nation into a new China.
Looks like spammers are already hitting pump.io. Just got followed by a generically-named account with a Russian name that keeps favoriting others' posts and comments and has some sort of a forum link in the bio.Yeah, I've had a follower who offers to convert any trendy file format to any other for a while too.
Maybe we need a “Report as spam” button which would
- Drop the follower;
- Report their account to the admin of their instance;
- Give one poo-ey point to that very instance
a fair bit gets into the firehose..
watch those registration forms! (on any platform where there are signup forms) .. make sure spambots are not signing up!
we need to make registration forms more difficult for spambots (of course without making them difficult for humans !)
Come to think of it -- we more and more often hear screams of "universal social networks" such as Facebook losing ground in favor of people using multiple networks designed for different purposes -- Twitter for short messages, Instagram for photos and such.
But it looks like distributed social networks almost all follow the Facebook model. I feel like we're going in a wrong direction :(
Why do some keep writing "defiantly" instead of "definitely"? These are two completely different words!
Probably, they just type 'definatly' and follow the first spell-checker suggestion that pops up.
Dear Christian conservatives,
Just because the Constitution has that little bit which translates to "1787 A.D." at the end (note: there was no alternative "common era" designation back then) doesn't mean the First Amendment, or the "no religious test" clause, are void.
Freeciv's "civ1" ruleset is a bit strange. I was playing for a while, conquering others, then, suddenly, the game announced victory. Turns out, the only remaining opponent was defeated by the pirates.
I don't recall that happening in the original Civ... Sure, the pirates were in the game, and they did conquer cities sometimes, but not to the extent of them defeating three whole civilizations.
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The problem with pump.io is similar to the problem with Jabber/XMPP.
There is a load of clients for all imaginable platforms. But they all differ in terms of capabilities. This makes it harder to use the networks and makes users limit themselves to the basic set.
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Maybe I should switch to using simpler devices, in which the firmware has long been analyzed and has no probability of a backdoor.
Get myself a C64, a ZX Spectrum or at least an old DOS computer.
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I wonder if there is a social network that allows sending messages to users geographically nearby. (Preferrably messages that are only available for a certain amount of time and get destroyed after that.)
X11R5 shared this.I think I heard of something along these lines in China. If i found the right paper , the name's Momo. More of an app, it seems.
 http://www.techinasia.com/momo-app/some platforms send a "deleted" version without the content when a user deletes their post,
but of course on a federated network there is no way to be certain that every copy on every server actually gets deleted.
I think a more workable approach might be some kind of shared forum or group.
(could be maybe displayed differently depending what you want it to do.. sort of similar to what I want to do for events here)
That won't solve the problem of federating deletions but would be a lot better than some app tied to only one OS and an appstore!
A guy calling himself "Bradley+" has "made" a "Breaking Bad" inspired game for the NES...
Except it is a minimal hack of Shiru's Chase game: http://shiru.untergrund.net/software.shtml#nes
Not that it's illegal (the original game was released as public domain), but it's pretty immoral.