Decentralized power is more profitable for 207 reasons, maybe ten times more profitable by Gangster in DecentralizeAllThings

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Part of the intellectual DNA that became what we now call the internet is an idea by Paul Baran that we should have a military communications system that is totally decentralised to ensure it stays up during a (nuclear) attack.

Centralisation is vulnerability.

People who talk about power grids understand that they are vulnerable to a malicious attack, and should be decentralised. You could make the argument for the internet. Decentralise the net or the terrorists win!

This Israeli Election Is Between the Right Wing and the Even More Right Wing by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Stop copying us, Israel!

"Should the definition of "Open Source" and "Free Software" be controlled by any one organization?" by Bryan Lunduke (2019-03-04) by JasonCarswell in DecentralizeAllThings

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I like Lunduke.

I think a certain wing of the movement gets wayyyy too caught up on the minutiæ of the terminology. If you watch Stallman's recent lectures, his main point is to emphasise the distinctions between 'open-source' and 'free'.

FFS, focus on the real enemy here: GAFAM and spy agencies!!! Know what battle you're fighting! While you were debating the distinction between 'open-source' and 'free', a corporation added spyware to every new car. Prioritise!

IPFS uploads by Gangster in IdeasForSaidIt

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I did not know this! Thanks!

SaidIt.net on AlternativeTo.net by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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If you want porn here then I suggest you and your porn friends donate more than enough to magnora7 to pay for a media server to host it and a staff of people to trace down and authorize every single image to make sure it's not child porn

Is this what your lawyer told you it would require? I'm not sure that's true, but I'd get counsel on it.

I see the Saidit servers are located in San Francisco.

I can see both sides. SESTA-FOSTA might've made it harder, but I'm not sure the way to respond is by chilling our free speech.

IPFS uploads by Gangster in IdeasForSaidIt

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That's what I'm getting at; IPFS is also a protocol.

The gateway isn't part of IPFS; it's just a convenient portal.

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Same way TCP/IP does, or Bittorrent.

This video is one of the best introductions to the Guaranteed Jobs proposal I've found. 63 minutes by Gangster in economics

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Well for starters, UBI typically weighs in at around 23% of GDP. (Andrew Yang's proposal is to spend $3 trillion of a $13 trillion GDP.)

Guaranteed Jobs costs about 1% of GDP. The program in Argentina employed 5% of the population/13% of the workforce and cost about 1% of GDP.

That's a huge difference. Our arguments for the benefits of Guaranteed Jobs only have to be 1/23rd as strong as the arguments for UBI.

SaidIt.net on AlternativeTo.net by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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That's a specious argument, IMO.

By that rationale, we shouldn't have social discussion here, as there are other places online you can do that.

We shouldn't post music here, as there is music elsewhere online.

No memes, no jokes, no news. Those are all covered by other websites.

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SaidIt.net on AlternativeTo.net by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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oh noes

IPFS uploads by Gangster in IdeasForSaidIt

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Right. Part of the ethos here is censorship-resistance, I believe.

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I have two basic motivations for the proposal:

  1. Low-cost, decentralised hosting. As you say, this raises some questions, and someone needs to be there to hold the baby.

  2. Censorship-resistance, which is the bigger motivation

IPFS uploads by Gangster in IdeasForSaidIt

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I upload things to IPFS frequently, and often come back weeks later to find they're still up, even when my computer is offline and I haven't shared them widely.

Who's seeding them in these cases? I have no idea. Might be some big tech company that scours IPFS and autoseeds everything.

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Great!

SaidIt.net on AlternativeTo.net by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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No porn?