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ophiocephalic

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Do you like my selfie? Let's build the commune!

Towards a Free Fediverse beyond capitalist enclosure and the growth-at-all-costs pathology #FreeFediverse #FediPact #DefederateMeta

Selfie alt-text: A friendly tree frog hangs out on a rock, while sporting a lovely hairdo comprised of two snails, one on each side of his head

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ophiocephalic, to meta
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Happy to report that Kolektiva has activated authorized fetch, which will help to protect our instance's posts from surveillance and "AI" ingestion by Meta. Thank you to @subMedia @admin @moderation for defending the zone!

verge, to random
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ophiocephalic,
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@verge
Joe Biden was already posting in the fediverse: @joebiden

Mer__edith, to random
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I keep brooding on the way the xz backdoor was enabled in significant part via weaponizing the FOSS culture of shitty behavior and abuse.

Yes, there're other pathologies at work here (the big tech capitalist pillaging of the commons, etc).

But what is striking is that the uncool, mean standards of FOSS conduct that many of us have decried for years, & that many defended as authentic, tough, etc., ended up not just being exclusionary loser behavior, but a significant attack surface.

ophiocephalic,
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@inquiline
@Mer__edith
I haven't read @inquiline 's previous work in this area, but it occurs that perhaps more attention should be paid to the construct of "Github as a social network"; since the possible negative outcomes of the interactions there could be just as consequential as those from the usual suspects

ophiocephalic,
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@kissane
That's an interesting connection. Seems like this is a field of inquiry requiring more attention, considering that the outputs of these specific social dynamics pretty much undergird many or most information systems in existence today

@inquiline @Mer__edith @ntnsndr

ophiocephalic,
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@kissane
Thanks for the pointer, I'll look at it!

@inquiline @Mer__edith @ntnsndr

ophiocephalic,
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@kissane @inquiline @Mer__edith @ntnsndr
Downloaded, and already enjoying the synopsis dig at "benevolent dictators for life" 🐘

BikeEastBay, to random
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Alameda CTC’s major San Pablo Ave bus/bike/walk project concepts have been published for Dtwn Oakland to S Berkeley, w online comment tools & in-person outreach sessions scheduled through April. Project details & engagement opportunities here
👇👇👇
https://bikeeastbay.org/san_pablo_ave_april_2024_update/

screenshot of San Pablo Ave project online map commenting tool

ophiocephalic,
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@BikeEastBay
paging @scott ⬆️

PaxtonOrglot, to SanFrancisco
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November 12, 1916. San Francisco, California. International Mass Meeting in Commemoration of the 29th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Chicago Anarchists. Speakers included Enrique Flores Magón, Alexander Berkman, Luigi Galleani (if he made it to the coast in time), and other international anarchists and socialists.

ophiocephalic,
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@PaxtonOrglot
Alt-text: Original poster announcing the International Mass Meeting event of 1916, featuring portraits of the speakers

ntnsndr, to random
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@pop_os_official are we good on ?

ophiocephalic,
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@ntnsndr
I saw a post from one of their engineers days ago indicating all was good

@pop_os_official

ophiocephalic, to random
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US Government Wants Nuclear Plants to Offload AI Data Center Expansion

' US President Joe Biden's administration has been discussing with big tech to re-evaluate their power sources, possibly using smaller nuclear plants. According to an Axios interview with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, she has noted that "AI itself isn't a problem because AI could help to solve the problem." '

…and you say the Democrats are the smart ones?

https://www.techpowerup.com/321108/us-government-wants-nuclear-plants-to-offload-ai-data-center-expansion

https://www.axios.com/2024/04/01/biden-energy-ai-nuclear-power

riotmuffin, to random
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What if somebody went and threw some acorns at that frickin nypd funeral procession….. instant thousand dead cops

ophiocephalic,
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@riotmuffin
massive police budget increase to purchase thousands of nutcrackers

hannu_ikonen, to random
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ophiocephalic,
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@milkman76
Hi, just wanted to confirm that the vegansim.social website is indeed updated and reliable and, in fact, auto-checks all instances periodically to confirm their Meta blocks are in place. It's the best resource for finding a Threads-free instance. https://fedipact.veganism.social/?v=2

@hannu_ikonen

AdrianRiskin, to LosAngeles
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ophiocephalic,
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@AdrianRiskin
Not even bothering with stealth maneuvers, fuck it

AnarchoNinaWrites, to random
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I mean folks, just to be clear, the problem is not Jorts; in fact, I trust Jorts implicitly to do the right thing when it comes to "fuck off and die, nazis" on any level whatsoever.

The problem is that the fedi itself works in a certain way that means if my goal is to have a company like Meta, who I firmly believe will hand over everything they know about me to the nazis when the time comes, to not KNOW about me, that's basically impossible no matter WHAT Jorts does within reason.

ophiocephalic,
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@AnarchoNinaWrites
Not sure from your comments if you've taken this factor into account - it's terribly confusing even for people who work with the tech - but if Jorts blocks Meta AND activates authorized fetch, that should actually keep your posts and account info away from Meta. Under those conditions, if followers on collaborator instances boost your posts, they won't federate over to Meta for data collection

ophiocephalic,
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@AnarchoNinaWrites
Yeah, it's something of a delicate operation to ask your admin for that. I nagged the Kolektiva admins about it a couple times, and they're about to turn it on.

On the problem you described, I empathize, I've run into that myself. But it would only really work for you if it's activated on your instance.

If it's any help at all, here's a link to a good write up on the subject, with admin-level information: https://hub.sunny.garden/2023/06/28/what-does-authorized_fetch-actually-do/

ophiocephalic,
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@autistic_enby
True enough, authorized fetch can't solve every problem related to staying safe on social media. What's right in front of us is the prospect of Meta conducting surveillance and data collection of the information we offer up on the fedi, which up to this point has been a relative bastion of privacy respect. Activating authorized fetch can help with that and is a step in the right direction; there will be many more to take

@AnarchoNinaWrites

fromjason, to bluesky
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Is there a documented, credible source for why Jack Dorsey has distanced himself from ?

I know the narrative is that he now doesn't have as much power and influence over the platform and protocol. But what is that based on? The fact that he deleted his BlueSky account and now hangs on Nostr?

That doesn't make sense.

ophiocephalic,
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@fromjason
Just a thought on the typical narrative. A presence on the board of directors is a slightly more consequential involvement than possessing a user account, don't you think? Any argument based only on the user account thing is pretty flimsy. Jack's stink is all over the architecture and its pseudo-philosophical underpinnings

exposeonline, to random
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New today: "When and toured in 2022, they called it the Legacy Tour, highlighting music from throughout Haslam’s history, going all the way back to the early 70s and including some fan favorites. The tour also celebrated her lasting legacy as the group’s lead singer as she reached the age of 75 by including tracks from her own albums. The Legacy Tour 2022 is a 2CD recording from that tour..." http://expose.org/index.php/articles/display/renaissance-the-legacy-tour-2022-2.html

ophiocephalic,
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@exposeonline
A trip to the fair
But no other original members were there

ophiocephalic,
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@exposeonline
Oh it was just a little pun

inquiline, to random
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Are we allowed to be glad Lieberman is dead on here

(affirmations only)

ophiocephalic,
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@inquiline
Robert is simping for the co-chairman of No Labels, a group trying to run a third-party spoiler and help Trump win. Is Robert the MAGA asshole?

ophiocephalic,
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@inquiline
Agreed. But in those moments, think of donkeys munching hay, and maybe it gets a little better

oaklandprivacy, to Ripple
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Chris Larsen the founder of , who has funded security all over San Francisco to catch thieves now faces a 2 billion dollar fine from the SEC for "acting outside the law". https://www.sfchronicle.com/tech/article/s-f-crypto-ripple-19370091.php

ophiocephalic,
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@oaklandprivacy
"In San Francisco, Larsen has funded a network of private security cameras to deter crime, donated millions to neighborhood retail districts and is one of Mayor London Breed’s top financial supporters."

vantablack, to FediPact
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i wish gargron would say literally just a single word about FediPact, even just something short and dismissive like "not a fan," so i could quote it on the website lmao

ophiocephalic,
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@vantablack
Sure, but you'll never have a better get than "misfit loser zealots"

tinyimportance, to Judaism
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ophiocephalic,
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@tinyimportance
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