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"Problems are Solved by Method" 🇦🇺👨‍💻👨‍🦯🏹♔ 🏓⚯ 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧🛥 -- James Mills (operator of twtxt.net creator of Yarn.social 🧶)

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In-reply-to > NASA Scientists Estimate Tonga Blast At 10 Megatons According to NASA researchers, the power of a massive volcanic eruption that took place on Saturday near the island nation of Tonga was equivalent to around 10 megatons of TNT. "That means the explosive force was more than 500 times as powerful as the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, at the end of World War II," reports NPR. From the report: The blast was heard a ... ⌘ Read more

I completely agree with the first comment on Slashdot here:


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In-reply-to > I wish you could just buy dumb TVs (PC monitors?) that can't be connected.

@ullarah I think I still prefer them as “dumb displays” to be honest. It gives me the freedom to plug whatever I like into them via HDMI. It’s sort of the same argument as bundlind a Wireless Access Point and Route and Switch in an all-in-one plastic box 😅 – I prefer to have separate Switch/Router and Wireless Access Points 😂


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In-reply-to > I wish you could just buy dumb TVs (PC monitors?) that can't be connected.

@ullarah

I wish you could just buy dumb TVs (PC monitors?) that can’t be connected.

Speaking of Dumb TV(s) – The only models/brand I am aware of that still fit the bill here are the ones by HiSense. They still (AFAIK) make ‘em. I have one, and as long as they keep making bigger, brighter and crisper dumb displays, I’ll keep buying them! 👌

=> HiSense TVs


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In-reply-to > Some Roku Smart TVs Are Now Showing Banner Ads Over Live TV Some Roku smart TV owners are seeing banner ads appear over live content, according to a thread on the r/cordcutters subreddit. Ars Technica reports: [A photo posted by the Reddit user] shows a Sharp TV running Roku software and displaying an ad for a bed over a live sports broadcast, plus a prompt to 'press OK to get offer.' These ads don't seem ... ⌘ Read more

@ullarah I know right! 🤦‍♂️ I literally cannot think of any value proposition as to why I would want my toaster to be connected to the Internet. Seriously 😂


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In-reply-to > Is it just me or is anybody else just not feeling it this week? 😅

Not just you two either, I’m also feeling it a bit. My stress levels are up, things are pissing me off about the direction of things we’re taking in the world at large. I need a holiday already! 😂 Either that or I take stress leave 🤣


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In-reply-to > Some Roku Smart TVs Are Now Showing Banner Ads Over Live TV Some Roku smart TV owners are seeing banner ads appear over live content, according to a thread on the r/cordcutters subreddit. Ars Technica reports: [A photo posted by the Reddit user] shows a Sharp TV running Roku software and displaying an ad for a bed over a live sports broadcast, plus a prompt to 'press OK to get offer.' These ads don't seem ... ⌘ Read more

Oh boi! 🤦‍♂️ First Samsung now Roku. Geez fucking christ. 🤦‍♂️ When are we going to create consumer laws around purchasing and ownership of products? This also reminds me of the stupid shenanigans that Toyota recently tried to poul, and quickly backed down with their “Remote Start with a Key Fob that is entirely local”. #PrivacyFirst


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In-reply-to > Winter Olympics: Athletes Advised To Use Burner Phones In Beijing New submitter sperm shares a report from the BBC: The Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use contains security weaknesses that leave users exposed to data breaches, analysts say. The My2022 app will be used by athletes, audience members and media for daily Covid monitoring. The app will also offer voice chats, file transfer ... ⌘ Read more

But yes, your points on the “Smart Device’ in our pockets becoming basically part of our existence, is all true. I feel you, but the struggle between what’s allowed and what’s not is going to be a debate for decades to come. I just hope we make all the right decisions in the end.


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In-reply-to > Winter Olympics: Athletes Advised To Use Burner Phones In Beijing New submitter sperm shares a report from the BBC: The Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use contains security weaknesses that leave users exposed to data breaches, analysts say. The My2022 app will be used by athletes, audience members and media for daily Covid monitoring. The app will also offer voice chats, file transfer ... ⌘ Read more

@fastidious Even more so.

Data Privacy must become a basic Human Right. Just like it is in the EU.

We’re living in really dangerous times and it’s really frightening what we’re willing to give up. I’m not 😳


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In-reply-to > Winter Olympics: Athletes Advised To Use Burner Phones In Beijing New submitter sperm shares a report from the BBC: The Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use contains security weaknesses that leave users exposed to data breaches, analysts say. The My2022 app will be used by athletes, audience members and media for daily Covid monitoring. The app will also offer voice chats, file transfer ... ⌘ Read more

Or don’t bring one at all.


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In-reply-to > Winter Olympics: Athletes Advised To Use Burner Phones In Beijing New submitter sperm shares a report from the BBC: The Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use contains security weaknesses that leave users exposed to data breaches, analysts say. The My2022 app will be used by athletes, audience members and media for daily Covid monitoring. The app will also offer voice chats, file transfer ... ⌘ Read more

The advise of “Using a Burner Phone” isn’t just true of entering Beijing/China, but also Australia. Anyone visiting Australia for any reason should also be aware that our own border force and immigrations will seize your Smartphone, Laptop and any other electronic device. Fuck your privacy, guilty until proven innocent.

PSA: If you are intending to visit Australia, do yourself a favor, get a burner Phone and Laptop.


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In-reply-to > So, created an account on Hetzner trying to give their VPS a go. Their specifications are sweet, and the pricing is more than right. It didn't like a MasterCard, but took the AMEX fine. After the account was created they required verification. Allegedly my account was flagged as high risk, and they needed to verify me. One of the choices was my driver's licence.

Don’t answer that, it was a rhetorical question 😂


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In-reply-to > So, created an account on Hetzner trying to give their VPS a go. Their specifications are sweet, and the pricing is more than right. It didn't like a MasterCard, but took the AMEX fine. After the account was created they required verification. Allegedly my account was flagged as high risk, and they needed to verify me. One of the choices was my driver's licence.

@fastidious Why do companies even do this in the first place? Like seriously, I get the whole point of taking some basic details and accepting payment. But can’t we just all live in a world where we first assume trust, then if you violate the terms of service and therefore the “trust”, that’s it you’re out. I mean why do we have to make things so hard. I’m sorry to hear of your experience 😢 – I truly loved Hetzner back in the day when I used ot have a few dedicated servers with them, but I have no recent experiences.


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In-reply-to > Microsoft is to acquire Activision Blizzard. I understand Blizzard had/has problems of their own, but this is an absolute horrible news for gamers everywhere. Like, the worse nightmare. It will give Microsoft a monopoly status on gaming.

@fastidious And of course the problem (as always) will be the potential for a “turns a blind eye” to occur when one or more politicians whose job it is to regular the open market, fails to do their job because of selfish financial interests. Ths merger/acquisition will go ahead, like all the others I fear. And the Gaming industry will be worse off for it 😢 I feel sorry for current and future generations of gamers 😢


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In-reply-to > "I fucking cannot stand it at all that all nuclear power plants do is boil water. The history of humanity is nothing but boiling water. In the future there will be new ways to boil water and that's it. Fuck it." — Origin unknown, most likely some XChan somewhere.

@fastidious Bahahha that’s hilarious but so true. We also boil that same water to drive a crank shaft too in a lot of cases or a windmill! 😂 Replace “crankshaft” with modern combustion engine and “winmill” with turbine. But you get what I mean 😅


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In-reply-to > About Scaling Up - Verne Harnish's Best-selling Book

@eaplmx Easy! I’ll share some tidbits with you 🤗 Apple™ (god bless their souls) build one of the most accessible Desktop OS(es) on the planet. macOS. macOS is literally the only Desktop OS with full-screen zoom, keyboard cursor tracking that “works”. That’s the how.

To answer your curiosity on accessibility in general, and @markwylde can back me up on this one:

  • Rule #1: No fucking hover popups!

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In-reply-to > Microsoft is to acquire Activision Blizzard. I understand Blizzard had/has problems of their own, but this is an absolute horrible news for gamers everywhere. Like, the worse nightmare. It will give Microsoft a monopoly status on gaming.

@fastidious I thought company acquisitions had to be approved by some governing entity? Or did I dream that up? 🤔 If true, why are they even allowing this at all? 🤦‍♂️


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In-reply-to > @prologic you are joking, right? Tell me you are jesting. I am kind of worried to see a twt from you with zero Emoji. Please, tell me you are (a laughing face with tears Emoji as a reply will suffice).

@fastidious I was sorta/kinda joking, but half serious 😂 There happy now, en Emoji! 😅 Anyway… I’m over this whole book this, but I’m happy it re-sparked the “Great Debate” on DRM, Data protect, Data privacy and so forth 👏


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In-reply-to > https://dominikbraun.io/blog/the-difference-between-go-and-rust 👈 Came across this article almost by accident -- Well worth the read 👌

As poorly written as the response was, I agree. The reason I share it and found the eyele interesting was because of the aspect of the history of the two languages why they were developed and how they have different goals.


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In-reply-to > Microsoft is to acquire Activision Blizzard. I understand Blizzard had/has problems of their own, but this is an absolute horrible news for gamers everywhere. Like, the worse nightmare. It will give Microsoft a monopoly status on gaming.

@fastidious Yeah this is terrible news. Why isn’t Microsoft being sued for anti-trust here? 🤔


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In-reply-to > If this has an impact on ad blocking—and my quick read of it is kind of telling me it does—this has to be very worrisome to all of us. The lawsuit seeks to "dictate that the HTML language used to render a website page should be protected under copyright law—effectively making it illegal for any technology or any consumer to alter a website page appearance." Oh boy.

@homer Looks like the court case was won – HTML is safe. But yeah oh boy indeed 🤦‍♂️


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In-reply-to > The thing that always gets me though is the "excuse" and the "few spoil it for the many". I don't actually agree with you that many many many many many would give the thing they themselves worked hard to save up money for to purchase away to any random tom dick and/or harry. Why would I?

@fastidious Fair enough 😆


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In-reply-to > Astronomers Find Growing Number of Starlink Satellite Tracks A team of astronomers has used archival images from a survey telescope to look for Starlink tracks over the past two years. Over that time, the number of images affected rose by a factor of 35, and the researchers estimate that by the time the planned Starlink constellation is complete, pretty much every image from their hardware will have at least on ... ⌘ Read more

Oh my 🤦‍♂️ That’s pretty sad for astronomers 😢


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In-reply-to > Glossary - yarn - Mills

@darch I understand 🤗

So is the idea with the Glossary to be technical documentation or what features are called in the end-user exposed UI?

No I literally hacked it up this evening because @ullarah suggested (rightfully so) that we should have some kind if definition of terms we used. Which I agreed with 👌 Nothing in the WIki is really public facing in the sense of the word – more geared towards Developers, Contributors and Poderators (another term we seem to be using lately) really. Keep on Yarn’n 😅


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In-reply-to > Glossary - yarn - Mills

For example:

  • Yarns are short-lived and deliberately fall off the “Active Cache” on purpose.
  • Yarn.social (the platform and pods) are difficult to abuse.
  • The ecosystem is decentralised twtxt and yarnd is distributed.

And so forth… There are a few other properties, but I won’t list them all here…


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In-reply-to > Glossary - yarn - Mills

@darch Yes but what about “Tweet” and “Twitter”. “Google”. ALl these things have become common language over time time. None of these were every in any “standard dictionary” or “language” until they were created. So I don’t really quite agree with you here. We should use Yarn and Twt as terms because there are aspects of what we’ve created that are strong differentiators.


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In-reply-to > @prologic from a business point of view, it is harder—or impossible?—to protect a PDF from being disseminated. Unlike a paper book, that can only be held by a person at a time, nothing stops you from giving away a PDF to many. Bad for business.

@fastidious I’m not so sure to be honest. But of course we’re both just talking smack at this point 😂 My only counter argument and piece of evidence and backing data can be found in many economie, Australia included where you have “rates of unemployment”. This exists in every country. We (down under) call these “dole bludgers” because we (the tax payers) pay them money to basically not do anything. That rate? About ~8-10% depending on the well I guess political cycles 😂 So I very much doubt the few (~10%) would really cause a great deal of loss financially here.


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In-reply-to > Nothing stops you from photocopying a physical book to give to many.

But the point still remains that it should be easy for customers to be able to choose a non-restricted format.

This is precisely 💯 my point too. We (those that legimately want to pay for, purchase and give back and would never do anything to harm or jeopardise the hard work of others) are punished for the crimes of the few. I hate it 🤦‍♂️


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