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Ongoing discussions regarding Digital Services Act cannot accept thinking out-of-box. Our whole society is trapped in discussions about how to regulate the big, centralized platforms, rather than give the opportunity to expand for decentralized platforms like Mastodon.

@loke
Yeah. I've seen much much worse.

To be fair, It wasn't one message, it was 2 actually :-)

I've been told if I email them swearing up and down I won't use HN to engage in 'political battles' I'll be let back on.

I don't care enough to do that tbh.

I am hoping it'll mean less distractions. :-)

@ekaitz_zarraga

What's hilarious about these things is:
A) The computer is smaller than the tape recorder,
B) The briefcase costs nearly as much as the computer (£49.95, IIRC),
C) You've lugged a ZX81 somewhere, you still need a TV set, and it's not really usable for business, so why?

The Spectrum at least made some kind of sense, the +3 had an internal floppy drive, and you could probably put an external drive in place of the tape recorder.
#retrocomputing #zxspectrum #zx81

@ekaitz_zarraga I suggested in a thread on the Capitol storming where the narrative was that now all conservatives are going to be deplatformed everywhere by a left-wing mob that I wouldn't talk about 'left-wing mobs' given there was an actual mob in D.C. and it certainly wasn't left wing.

Then I suggested to several commenters that it looks like they're suffering from a victim complex mentality.

I just find it amusing that they censored me when complaining about them being censored.

And... banned from HN. Guess am finally doing something right. 😂

@MatejLach @phryk @thufie also experienced this with iTunes (getting music [or audio in general] onto your iPhone is pretty hard)

A workaround that works on iOS is to use the excellent VLC app

@peertube Probably the biggest single donation I've ever given to a project. Money well spent.

Congrats!

BTW, today we released #PeerTube v3, complete with p2p live streaming features and a behind-the-scene short film.

Read more about it on our blog (and please share 😉) framablog.org/2021/01/07/peert

Just got a Community Guidelines strike on YouTube for talking about NewPipe. The free and open source video player. Sigh...

@LydiaConwell
Ha! That's a very interesting point re instance selection that never really occurred to me but thinking about it, I am inclined to agree.

I had much more interesting interactions on here than I ever had over there for sure.
@cidney

@MatejLach @cidney Actually choosing an instance is quite overwhelming and because many of them are defensive when they set out their rules (to put trolls off) they come across a little bit authoritarian and stifling. But once you're here it's easy enough.

It's much more social and much more diverse than other site, I feel.

Could you please help out and name all #instances with a focus on #climateaction and environmental protection you know!?
Why? There will be an update of the #GreenFediverse list soon.
💚✊

#fediverse

Video Tutorial On Building Your Own Raspberry Pi Weather Station With Temp, Humidity and Pressure Is A Great Project For Teenagers - Watch at youtu.be/ChQpD2gsC20

#technology #weatherstation #raspberrypi #python #weather

I found the comparisons to email to work best so far to explain Mastodon. The problem is it's usually followed by 'And? I'm not going to run my own server, that's beyond me. What is the difference between individual instances? How do I know which one to join? Should I maintain multiple identities across different instances?'

I usually don't have simple, sound bitey answers that appeal to non-techies.

@cidney @LydiaConwell

Following up from discussion with @LydiaConwell ; I'm seeing a lot of journalists conflate fedi with mastodon.social-- essentially, a single website with a single point of failure-- and missing the point of distribution.

Is there a good article, infographic, or blog post debunking this, accessible to people without any technical background? (So nothing like "ActivityPub is a protocol", since most people don't know what communications protocols are.)

@antifapolska @xgqt yup, can confirm. I used to be active in FLOSS activism in Poland way back when, and Pawlak was pretty much the only politician that seemed to understand that this stuff is important, and why.

There is a Polish Pirate Party, but last time I checked (years ago) it was overrun by opportunistic dweebs. I mean, the main banner on their site used to tell users to "like them on Facebook". 🤦‍♀️

Their site seems better now, but... well, judge for yourself:
polskapartiapiratow.pl/

@Gargron
Single user instance checking in.

I mean if they want to have a side project and this is what they think they can build, fine.

I don't get the need to try and justify their project's (non) existence by misleading people on how Mastodon works.

@angristan

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