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Cake day: Apr 17, 2019


What were the most difficult apps to get rid of?

Yes, you can invite and ban people from the space. I don’t know about space mods tho.

Other kernels, such as the Windows and macOS kernels, are somewhat similar too, in that they are also large and bloated monolithic kernels with huge attack surface, but they at least realise that these issues exist and take further steps to mitigate them. As an example of this, Windows has historically been plagued by vulnerabilities within its font parsing code so in response, Microsoft moved all font parsing out of the kernel and into a separate, heavily sandboxed user space process, restricted via AppContainer. Windows also implemented a mitigation to block untrusted fonts from specific processes to reduce attack surface. Similarly, macOS moved a substantial portion of its networking stack — the transport layer — from the kernel into user space, thereby significantly reducing remote kernel attack surface and the impact of vulnerabilities in the networking stack. Linux, however, does not focus on such systemic approaches to security.

This one is particularly funny, combined with the idea that they think windows or macOS is more sandboxed than linux. For years, internet explorer was so tightly integrated into windows, that clicking a browser link could install malware that would affect your entire filesystem, steal all your regex and system data, and even cause your OS not to boot. In the mid 1990s, identity theft was exacerbated by the fact that microsoft, rather than fix bugs, would sue the people publishing the bugs.

iirc snowden has some opsec type guides and recommendations, but a lot of that is probably out of date now. No one would really know how to avoid them except the people who work at those agencies and know the full extent of their surveillance programs.

When it comes to information about your bodily waste, Booth says: “What data are companies linking together? What are they trying to analyse about you? Profile you for? You call them ‘smart homes’, but they’re surveillance homes.”

Information from stool and urine samples could provide all sorts of information – your risk of disease, your diet, your exercise level; how much alcohol you drink and whether you take drugs. Even tracking something as trivial as the time of day you use the loo – regularly in the night, for instance, indicating sleeplessness – could reveal conditions such as depression or anxiety.

ahhhh they’re taking stool samples and phoning home with that info.

In how comment trees are built, it won’t show any branches under a blocked commenter.

I see… I’ll open up an issue then. I spose I’ll try to allow any comment replies, but make sure they’re hidden from the blocker.

Agree with everthing @ericbuijs@lemmy.ml said below. That windows and macOS comes pre-installed on every purchasable computer is 99.9% of the reason that the linux desktop isn’t more popular. Everything else in this article were concerns that don’t affect most people using computers:

Lack of Testers and Reporters

Linux OS’s have more testers and reporters than windows, having a larger number of power users to report issues. This has lead to some very stable distros: watch those videos of some older non-savvy computer people trying to use windows vs some clean linux distros.

Lack of Code Contributors, Developers and Maintainers

Linux has probably 10x the code contributers that windows does. Also M$ and Apple are closed source, so that’s not even something they can compete on.


Exists on windows and mac forums and communities just as much if not moreso.

GNOME “Vs.” KDE/Plasma

Non-issue that people don’t have to care about after they install an OS.

Package Managers

Much easier to use than windows, and one of the main reasons to switch to linux!

Ah yeah, its due to mod / admin hierarchy.

I previously thought messages from blocked users were just hidden from view like it is done everywhere else in the Fediverse?

If you block a user, it means you won’t see their comments and posts. It doesn’t mean they can’t see yours. It doesn’t seem right to hide something you haven’t explicitly told it not to.

If its their post, you can’t do a top level reply to them, because they’ve blocked you and you’re responding to them directly. If its someone elses comment, it should work fine.

@nutomic@lemmy.ml Could you mod me here so I can add an icon.

Not currently, no, ppl just need to start using the display names properly.

We’re also thinking about adding a Description field to community, just like the site has, for html meta tags.

That simply means that development isn’t out in the open. Why would you not push branches and do code reviews out in the open for an ostensibly open source project?

Thanks for linking Libresignal, read over its readme.

But really 3rd party clients are beside the point: the main thrust of the article is about signal being a single, us domiciled, centralized service. They don’t let you self host a server, and you also have no way of verifying their server code. You just have to “trust them”.

Frankly, these are the exact same defenses you hear of companies like apple, who also run centralized services, yet their userbases are utterly convinced of their privacy.

You can’t just say things like “the evidence against them is circurmstancial”, for centralized services. It all boils down to “gut feelings”, rather than the reproducibility requirements that the self hosted solutions must pass. Don’t trust these companies by default, and never take a pretty ui or branding polish as a stand in for trust.

Phone number ids, and centralized, us based services wouldn’t be acceptable for any privacy oriented chat app. Signal also shouldn’t get a pass.

I can tell you, publishing source code is as easy as typing git push. That they needed to “clean things up” at all in an ostensibly open source codebase is sus.

https://archive.is/Rz6Qa near the bottom.

The forks also aren’t federated, making them dead in the water imo.

Lemmy.ml now uses open federation.

You no longer have to ask us to add you manually, you can subscribe and interact without the approval process. …

Lemmy instance list updated!

If your instance doesn’t have a description, please edit it in your instance settings (It will be the Description field, above the sidebar), and we’ll pick that info up on our next update of join-lemmy


I thought this would be good to share, its an excerpt from an unpublished interview written in december 2020 about Lemmy’s origins and goals. …


join.lemmy.ml now redirects to join-lemmy.org

This is due to wanting to separate the lemmy flagship instance from the onboarding site…

Lemmy Development Update 2021-04-09

dessalines: …