One thing I love about the tech neo-reactionary movement is how dependent it is on Sci Hub and its role as a democratiser of academia and knowledge doesn’t factor into their politics at all lmfao

Is there anyone following me who has experience with self hosting and Docker who I could ask some (very occasional!) questions as I teach myself these systems?

Self hosting is great and all until your Google Docs alternative silently fails to write any document to disk out of the box and it turns out that this catastrophic issue is the most popular multi-month issue on the project's github

Why did Thunderbird choose to roll its own GPG implementation, rather than fix the 1000s of other issues it has as a mail client?

@shibacomputer this is a well-researched, well-written, and much-needed text.

I've had some of these concerns about #dat and #scuttlebutt but had not considered them in this historical context.

Thanks for sharing.

The Twitter hack is the latest in a long line of failures of centralised platforms. Regardless, the decentralised community underestimates resilience of these platforms and remains dangerously unprepared for the wolves that howl at the door of our users.

"This is Fine": Optimism and Emergency in the Decentralised Network.

newdesigncongress.org/en/pub/t

If you think the answer to a well paid big tech employee taking a bribe to compromise your account is to switch to a decentralised alternative,

I cant wait til you discover how easy it will be to bribe one of the thousands of volunteer admins running these decentralised alterantives.

From the Twitter bluecheck mass hack coverage by Joseph Cox from Motherboard:

""We used a rep that literally done all the work for us," one of the sources told Motherboard. The second source added they paid the Twitter insider."

vice.com/en_us/article/jgxd3d/

about 2/3rds of my way through migrating completely to self hosted toolsets

feels ok I guess, but the technical literacy required to reach electronic self determination is deeply classist form of gatekeeping and I suspect it’s irredeemable lmfao

"Roadkill incidents dropped by 38 percent in Idaho and 21 percent in California during the first four weeks of each state’s shutdown."

This kind of thing is *exactly* what should be widely talked about. It’s an utter tragedy that instead, the focus in this uncertain world is brainworm hyper-partisan 5G Covid conspiracy trash and online spats about the state of discourse.

nytimes.com/2020/07/10/science

"The ClusterDuck Protocol is an open source firmware for mesh network internet-of-things devices based on LoRa radio and can include WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility. This protocol enables quick and easy set up of wireless communications, sensor, and other network devices."
clusterduckprotocol.org/

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