Tutanota is Blocked in Russia in an Attempt to Stop Encrypted Communication | Tutanota by DeWhoDeWho in Tutanota

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I wonder if Tutanota will prove as difficult for Russia to block as Telegram.

A List Of Alternative Social Networks Similar to Reddit, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - GreyCoder by greyone in technology

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've seen some racist / hateful stuff on there before, but you're right that it doesn't seem nearly as bad at the moment.

A List Of Alternative Social Networks Similar to Reddit, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - GreyCoder by greyone in technology

[–]Drewski 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'd throw Hacker News in there for startup / programming / tech news. Also tech aggregator Slashdot is nowhere near as big as it used to be, but still has some good discussions.

Right now my top alt social networks are Saidit, notabug, and Minds. The author was correct to criticize Gab and Voat's community, but should have lumped Raddle in there too.

Got a new Roku? Here’s how to set it up by rokucomlinkus in news

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Roku is a walled garden that limits the apps you can use, and is filled with analytics and advertising. You're much better off getting an Android TV device such as an Nvidia Shield or Mi Box, then installing the apps you want.

How You Unlock Your Phone May Determine if Police Can Access It Without Your Consent by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Drewski 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Not only that, biometrics in consumer technology is conditioning people for more surveillance.

Nevada Democrats has hired a Pete Organizer as their “Voter Protection Director” lol by Orangutan in politics

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh look, more shady shit from the Nevada DNC.

2016

Virginia Bill banning assault weapons advances to house. Elections have consequences. by jamesK_3rd in news

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nobody should be subject to unjust laws, minority or majority. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Virginia Bill banning assault weapons advances to house. Elections have consequences. by jamesK_3rd in news

[–]Drewski 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm sure some of them did, but I don't think you can generalize all rural or city people that way.

Virginia Bill banning assault weapons advances to house. Elections have consequences. by jamesK_3rd in news

[–]Drewski 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is the problem with democracy, it's a tyranny of the majority. The individual is the greatest minority and their right to life, liberty, and the ability to defend themselves may not be voted away by the masses.

VPNs Will Change Forever with the Arrival of WireGuard Into Linux | ZDNet by DeWhoDeWho in Linux

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Could you provide more info about this? I am interested in knowing how OpenVPN is more anonymous than Wireguard since I have been using Wireguard more lately.

Chaos In Iowa: Thousands Of Furious Supporters Claim Iowa Caucus "Rigged" Against Bernie by magnora7 in politics

[–]Drewski 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

We've seen this time and time again, from Ron Paul in 2012 to Bernie in 2016. The question is will the people rise up against this clearly corrupt system?

Super Bowl outrage: Beyonce and Jay-Z spark fury as they sit down during national anthem by bradlux in news

[–]Drewski 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How does not standing for the national anthem make you a bad person?

Super Bowl outrage: Beyonce and Jay-Z spark fury as they sit down during national anthem by bradlux in news

[–]Drewski 5 insightful - 5 fun5 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Whaaa they didn't participate in the flag worship ritual!

Weird russian singer - Chum Drum Bedrum by magnora7 in MusicVideos

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The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies by Drewski in conspiracy

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Repost, since it's been a while and I see these techniques used in many online communities including here.

What is a term for 'racism' against androids (robots, A.I., singularity, etc)? by JasonCarswell in Race_DivisionByElites

[–]Drewski 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Botulism? Nah j/k I kinda like robophobic from this reddit post

Why does /s/CultureWarRoundup only allow text posts, no links? by Chipit in SaidIt

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, I tried to post something there and was curious about that myself.

Are Virginia Politicians Seriously Proposing A Bill That Makes It Illegal to Criticize Them? by Drewski in politics

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Unfortunately, full freedom of speech does not exist in Canada due to restricted categories such as hate speech, obscenity, and defamation which can be interpreted broadly and arbitrarily. Additionally, after Bill C-16 passed (the one Jordan Peterson received his fame opposing) compelled speech was implemented, requiring people to address others by their desired pronouns.

What would you do a a project for a spare computer? by la_cues in technology

[–]Drewski 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reddit, but:

https://old.reddit.com/r/selfhosted

https://github.com/awesome-selfhosted/awesome-selfhosted

Some ideas: Nextcloud, Jellyfin, Bookstack, Miniflux

List of active Youtube Alternatives - v1.0 by magnora7 in YouTubeAlternatives

[–]Drewski 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Very useful, thanks! You might want to add an additional column to specify which ones are decentralized/federated/blockchain based.

Haven't tried them all, Bitchute seems like a decent service but there's a lot of trash videos on there so it's hard to find anything I'd want to watch. Also don't care for how they use Disqus comments from a privacy perspective. Flote - don't really care for the UI, calls to Google for some of their javascript. LBRY - I like the client, hopefully there will be more content on there. As for the blockchain aspect, I am not sure they need their own cryptocurrency (LBRY Credits, LBC). To me the most promising are PeerTube and IPFS, services that are incorporating federation and decentralization.

Not sure if you would call it an alternative, but I use the Youtube Proxy Invidious with the Invidition plugin so it might be worth mentioning.

Exposed: Over 405 Police Forces Have Direct Access to Doorbell Cam Footage With Ring by REDISCOM in news

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This reminds me of the "report on your fellow citizens" theme from 1984 that is so common in authoritarian governments and takes the form in the US as "see something, say something". The technology sector is building a surveillance apparatus in cooperation with local government.

Under the agreements with police, law enforcement can monitor this publicly shared information and videos. Police, through Ring, can then request a specific video from a homeowner’s cameras.

Sure, you can choose to share your videos (now), but many will be pressured to comply with requests from LEO. Why wouldn't you help with a lawful investigation? All your neighbors are... do you have something to hide?

Exposed: Over 405 Police Forces Have Direct Access to Doorbell Cam Footage With Ring by REDISCOM in news

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I won't, can't stop my neighbors though and then the effect is the same.

China’s only level 4 biolab is just 8 miles from origin of outbreak - coincidence? by magnora7 in corruption

[–]Drewski 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It does seem suspicious, it wouldn't be the first time a virus has escaped from a level 4 biolab. I don't like to make assumptions though, hopefully we will have more information soon.

Bookmarklet: Submit current page to Saidit in a new tab by Drewski in SaidIt

[–]Drewski[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How to use bookmarklets in mobile Chrome - the process should be similar on Firefox mobile.

Bookmarklet: Submit current page to Saidit in a new tab by Drewski in SaidIt

[–]Drewski[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It works in Firefox and Chrome based browsers, I can't speak for others but I imagine it would. Select all of the javascript code in the code box, and drag and drop to your bookmarks toolbar or folder. Then you can rename it as fit, and just click it while on a webpage to use.

Feds Seizing High-End Night-Vision Tubes. Feds also jamming GPS in test exercises ending Jan 24, will disable all GPS systems in a wide area of the US for several hours a day by magnora7 in videos

[–]Drewski 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is the first I've heard of eminent domain being used to take goods rather than land. I thought that it had to be for "public use", although that has been interpreted very broadly. Of course, with civil asset forfeiture they can pretty much pillage with impunity anyways.

Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds by Drewski in DecentralizeAllThings

[–]Drewski[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks, I'm trying to clean up a little by dumping my "to send" folder in Firefox. I agree that decentralization and self-sufficiency is a worthy goal, something that I'm trying to achieve little by little in my own life.

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound by Drewski in Psychology

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Yeah, I've been reading The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr and it's really hit home for me. I am trying to read more books & long articles and limiting my social media use to increase my attention span.

“One Does Not Earn A Billion Dollars - They Steal Your Wages” by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

[–]Drewski 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Where do the wages come from though?

Adam Emil - Genuine by Drewski in housemusic

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Right on, I'll keep em coming when I think about it.