blah blah security blah blah not everyone's a programmer
yes I know, but I believe lots of people can (with great effort) do a really simple silly programming thing, and they should 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼!
All people (yes “users”) should be told that they can control their computer, that they can hack on things. Acting like it's only possible for some elite priesthood is harmful...
I can see the benefits of people being able to edit their posts for typos etc but the potential for abuse is obvious. @Gargron and co have thought of this ...
> The original and previous versions of the posts are saved and remain accessible through a history view. And people who have previously shared the post get notified about any edits, so they can un-share if there’s foul play.
... but all this creates a burden of auditing work that will be carried disproportionately by responsible users.
We'll start with a basic overview of the business.
Twitter is a company that stages cockfights in the public square. It makes money in two ways: by showing ads to people who attend the cockfights, and selling information about the people who attend the cockfights to others.
If they did this in the backwoods somewhere it would be completely unremarkable, but Twitter does it on the Internet, which makes them a Tech Company™.
Asahi Linux looks very promising. You can dual boot it (you should, since macOS is still needed to update the firmware) on MacBook while retaining most of the boot security model.
They just released their public alpha: https://asahilinux.org/2022/03/asahi-linux-alpha-release/
M1 is good at the point that CPU rendering almost makes us forget GPU acceleration is not supported yet.
So, I just learned something new. The #fediverse is not just connected #mastodon instances, but actually consists of several different software platforms, all connecting via the same federating protocol! I had seen references to things like #peertube and #nextcloud, but assumed they were different platforms running on different protocols, but it turns out they're all part of the same fediverse, unified by #ActivityPub. Amazing!
The old Slovakian MiG-29s will be given to #Ukraine and Poland will commit to protecting Slovakian airspace until the new ordered F-16s arrive.
@jonny I agree that the problem with the datafarming algorithms of corporate social media is their proprietary nature and anti-social design goals (eg increase addictiveness). I'm not aware of any projects to create user-serving algorithms for the fediverse but I'd love to experiment with some.
it seems like the real problem is opaque algorithms written to control and manipulate us for profit, rather than algorithms as such, and I think DIY algorithms would be a *major* way we could compete with corporate platforms -- they will never let you do this because their algorithm is the core of their business, but on fedi with like 20 lines of python you can make it do whatever you want, that's freedom baby!
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!