She must be executed. Not him. Her. by Jesus in conspiracy

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Thanks.

FreedomBox makes servers accessible to everyone by LarrySwinger2 in DecentralizeAllThings

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It doesn't look very attractive when you consider the low specs, especially the 1 GB RAM. For that money you'd hope for a bit more. But it's good for beginners considering that the package includes everything, including a microSD card with the OS preinstalled.

She must be executed. Not him. Her. by Jesus in conspiracy

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1) Am I not allowed to defend things? 2) That isn't even what I'm doing, and I don't see how you can interpret my post as a defense of that law. What issue do you have with my post?

To be clear: I'm saying the Leviticus law exists to maintain purity, and that if jews want a law based on Torah, they should make it consistent with the verse I mentioned.

She must be executed. Not him. Her. by Jesus in conspiracy

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In the Written Torah it says:

If a man has sexual intercourse with any animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal. (Source.)

This law exists to maintain purity; the man was executed because he was contaminated. If they want to compare the situation in the OP with bestiality, then the jew should be executed as well on the same basis.

Dr Roger Hodkinson On Scamdemic. Pretty Insightful Video by LarrySwinger2 in conspiracy

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The most recent federal elections in Canada were in October 2019.

The text isn't necessarily calling for a military takeover, though. It can also be interpreted as a call to non-compliance.

The Perfect Consumer. by Tarrock in whatever

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Joke's on you; I'm a masochist.

The Perfect Consumer. by Tarrock in whatever

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I don't even feel comfortable using "transsexual". Maybe it's me, but it feels like even that word has a dismissive connotation to it. I use "transgender" as a happy middle ground. Also because it's more precise language, since it's more to do with identity than biology.

Has anyone noticed that certain high-profile users disappeared around the same time, right before the latest server shut-down? by Zapped in AskSaidIt

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You're taking me far too seriously. And m7 posting anonymously is a possibility, but you'd think he would've given us a status update under his main account. Even TAM reports she hasn't heard from him. He's probably missing.

Has anyone noticed that certain high-profile users disappeared around the same time, right before the latest server shut-down? by Zapped in AskSaidIt

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Plot twist: the iron left are sock puppets of M7 and this is all a very elaborate psyop. We have yet to discover the purpose of it. It may take 10 years for everything to come to light.

I Miss the Old Internet (2019) by Drewski in Internet

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https://wiby.me/ is a good resource for finding old webpages.

If you enjoyed the 9/11 and Covid-19 show... by LarrySwinger2 in memes

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By the way, could you explain the significance of the date? I know it looks round, but is there something behind it?

If you enjoyed the 9/11 and Covid-19 show... by LarrySwinger2 in memes

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The eighth month is August.

What the media never told you about some school shootings. by ReeferMadness in conspiracy

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Maybe, but I like my journalism long-form, done by professionals, and without anyone in the view.

The Voynich Manuscript: A Health Manual or a Hoax? by RupertTaylor493 in history

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If even the best cryptographers can't decode it, it makes sense for it to be a hoax.

What the media never told you about some school shootings. by ReeferMadness in conspiracy

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I'm not too keen on this byte-sized TikTok journalism that's coming up. Although one advantage is that the video fills up the screen when you put your monitor vertically like I do.

"Group thinking is no thinking." - Aaron Russo by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

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That only implies that Rockefellers had foreknowledge of the event, not that they were behind it. That simply paints an accurate picture of what kind of power and connections they have.

Did he say Nelson told him that or Nicholas? He just says "I met Rockefeller" in that part of the interview. I don't think he ever mentions Nelson, though.

"Group thinking is no thinking." - Aaron Russo by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

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Because Judaism or Jewishness isn't a race

You specifically said he's a Sephardi Jew.

Russo said while he liked his friend, after he died he felt he must take the truth to “the people” about “the New World Order.”

I'm not sure Nicholas Rockefeller died. I don't recall Russo even saying that in the interview, but I'd have to check.

Apparently, if Russo’s “Rockefeller” friend existed at all, it was someone with the last name “Rockefeller” but not related to the actual Rockefellers of note.

Russo's Rockefeller is an actual Rockefeller who is or was a member of the CFR. See this page, and there's more documentation here (you have to scroll down to the second, unsigned comment under that heading). There is a Nicholas Rockefeller on the CFR member list to this day. That could be another Nicholas Rockefeller, but if Russo's Rockefeller is still alive, then it's probably him.

Edit: I'm not really convinced by the argument, by the way. Exposing the Rockefellers doesn't discredit everything that all Rockefellers will say in the future, and it doesn't prevent any member of the family from dissenting.

"Group thinking is no thinking." - Aaron Russo by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

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Did he blame Rockefellers specifically for 9/11? My points were separate. He exposed the Rockefellers for enslaving the population.

"Group thinking is no thinking." - Aaron Russo by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

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Really, why the heck do you discredit everyone? I don't know the details about what you're saying here, but how does that negate all the activism he did? He told the truth about 9/11 and the war "on" terror, and he exposed the Rockefellers. What does his race have to do with anything? He did all those things in spite of his Jewishness, which goes to show that there are brave Jews too.

Biden Absurdly Claims 'White Supremacy' is Bigger Terrorism Threat Than ISIS or Al Qaeda by scrubking in politics

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Actually, those are outlinks to Blogspot and they return 404 because they're encoded. You can decode them with tools like this one. You can just copy/paste the part that comes after "url=". It returns the real links:

https://shoestring911.blogspot.com/2007/10/todd-beamers-odd-phone-call-and-silent.html

http://911woodybox.blogspot.com/2012/10/united-93-received-18-acars-uplinks.html

cc /u/JasonCarswell

I did it. I neutralized Intel ME on desktop PC. by LarrySwinger2 in technology

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That'd be great. Please share your results when you do this. MicroTik was recommended for this for its advanced sniffing features. You could also use a switch, mirror the port, and run Wireshark on a secondary computer.

You can also disable the fTPM-Trustlet from the BIOS. The setting is called something like "disable PSP" but it only disable runtime services, not the PSP itself.

I did it. I neutralized Intel ME on desktop PC. by LarrySwinger2 in technology

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It's the same situation: software on your OS won't detect it because it runs on a separate chip. Here's a source.

New Evidence that World Trade Center was Not a Surprise – More lies? by salvia_d in conspiracy

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This is explosive.

I did it. I neutralized Intel ME on desktop PC. by LarrySwinger2 in technology

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Nothing's FUD by default; you need to show that the claims are false. Here's a source:

it can directly access the network interface using a dedicated link for out-of-band communication, thus even if you monitor traffic with a tool like Wireshark or tcpdump you might not necessarily see the data packet sent by Intel ME.

I did it. I neutralized Intel ME on desktop PC. by LarrySwinger2 in technology

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https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner

Be prepared to get your hands dirty if you're going to apply it. You have to make a backup of your BIOS (obviously), then patch a copy of your BIOS with the tool, and then flash your BIOS chip with the patched BIOS image. It's recommended that you do external flashing using a USB programmer with a SOIC clip. You have to open up your PC, locate the BIOS chip, and attach the clip to connect it to the programmer. The programmer is plugged into a laptop from which you send the flashing commands. This video provides a good demonstration.

If the above sounds too complex for you, you can try internal flashing. Many motherboards have a flashing tool in the BIOS, and otherwise there should be a tool that runs under DOS, so you should install FreeDOS, boot into it, and run the tool from there. However, you should definitely NOT do this on a machine you're using, because if you brick it, you're still going to have to get the USB programmer and do external flashing to at least unbrick it. That's how I did it: internal flashing first because I was impatient, then I got the tools and did it properly. I'd say that it requires effort, but for me the hardest part was getting over the feeling that you're intimidated by it. Actually applying the patch and troubleshooting was relatively straightforward.

I did it. I neutralized Intel ME on desktop PC. by LarrySwinger2 in technology

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ME and PSP run on a separate chip and things like Wireshark won't detect it phoning home. In fact, nothing will, it's a black box. Although running Wireshark still sounds like a good idea to monitor whether or not your OS is compromised. POWER10 sounds exciting. Hopefully it'll be affordable.

All AMD Processors Since Phenom II Have BadBIOS Circuitry That Leaks to the Military by nsopegasusyou in conspiracy

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I'm so glad we can do something about these backdoors. My PC has an Intel chip and I neutralized the ME. Here's my post.

I did it. I neutralized Intel ME on desktop PC. by LarrySwinger2 in technology

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I actually did this a while ago, but I was only able to verify it now after switching back to GNU/Linux. The third and second to last lines show it: the original BIOS has 11 partitions and the HAP bit not set, while a dump of the patched BIOS has only the essential partition, and the HAP bit is set. It took some effort and I soft bricked the system while trying this (bootloop), so it feels great to have finally succeeded.

In 1997, a terrified, supposed ex-Area 51 employee claimed on a radio talk show that major population areas would be wiped out. The host soon lost satellite transmission. The date: 9/11. by LarrySwinger2 in conspiracy

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Very few people are able to cut off a satellite transmission, and the date is significant. Is this more than a hoax performed by an amateur? Signaling by TPTSNB?

Bill Gates: "People act like they have a choice.You don't have a choice. Normalcy only returns when we've largely vaccinated the entire global population." by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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You don't have a choice. You have to accept my Final Solution.

Ladies of Saidit: what do you want in a forum? by Dinosaurysus in AskSaidIt

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Right.

Ladies of Saidit: what do you want in a forum? by Dinosaurysus in AskSaidIt

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There is no downvote system here.

Ladies of Saidit: what do you want in a forum? by Dinosaurysus in AskSaidIt

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I notice more women here than in many other communities, actually.

Mods, please make a sticky post letting everyone know ruqqus/+debatethedissidentright is the back up site when this sub goes down. by JuliusCaesar225 in debatealtright

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Panzer

On the subject of Panzer: did you notice he deleted his account again? RIP.

Thesis: If you ain't the (paying) customer, you are the product (to be sold) by ElifromtheBook in AskSaidIt

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In fact, I mean quite the opposite of that. I used to post on 4chan and had a good time there. But I was referring to what it has become over the years with the influx of less intelligent people. Since I haven't posted there in years, things may have changed. Perhaps new boards have been added where the quality is better, or some boards never had their quality reduced. But all the boards on which I used to post have been dumbed down. Surely we can agree that "/b/ level sophistication" is an applicable term. ("Prove me wrong" is, of course, a meme there.)

What reddit users think about Ethereum & Ethereum’s Co-Founder? by mistrydeep in cryptocurrency

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I'm not familiar with the others so I can't comment either way, but I'm content with Kraken. They're reliable and provide a decent amount of currencies. They have good security too.

Thesis: If you ain't the (paying) customer, you are the product (to be sold) by ElifromtheBook in AskSaidIt

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"Prove me wrong" is 4chan level sophistication. For a more interesting discussion, it's better to make a case for your statement first.

Cassy Project Reboot?, 2021-06-02 - Another effort to branch out this SaidIt community to other decentralized platforms. by JasonCarswell in Cassy

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Due to personal problems, I haven't been able to spend as much time on this as would've been preferable. I'm looking for a way to get this done faster. But this still has my full support and I'm still working on it. Just be a bit more patient when it comes to the things you're expecting from me, please. And we should stay in touch about this. Without Session is fine by me, then we'll PM here.

Your post makes it seem like there is no server, and no MediaWiki in your local network. But we did set those up. Are you making use of it at all? You never updated me on that.

If you want someone else to work on the webapps that I set up, they need to be familiar with Docker, because that's what I use. That what you understood to be a nonstandard installation location. (They're actually containers, which are similar to virtual machines inside which the apps are running.)

You keep on bringing long-term goals into this, such as MetaVote, but isn't that more apt for /s/PhoenixForum? Same goes for the code bounty. This is about setting up software that's already available, right?

The thing about using a dedicated sub for this project is that everything is neatly organized in one place, but the downside is that there's less visibility. I have an idea. How about we x-post things from this sub in /s/DecentralizeAllThings, and things from /s/PhoenixForum in /s/Internet? Perhaps not for all posts, but major ones. I'm doing it for this post.

What reddit users think about Ethereum & Ethereum’s Co-Founder? by mistrydeep in cryptocurrency

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I was the one waiting for a reply from you on Session. And I still post on this forum. But yeah, whatever.

What reddit users think about Ethereum & Ethereum’s Co-Founder? by mistrydeep in cryptocurrency

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or frolicking with young women in the sunshine

Nope, you won't see that happening. I don't let myself get distracted like that. Anyway, I'm going to send you a PM.

What reddit users think about Ethereum & Ethereum’s Co-Founder? by mistrydeep in cryptocurrency

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No, I'm here.

I am beginning to lose interest in the forum. by crackerjack in whatever

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Saiditter for 9 days.

Israelis: Do you see non Jews as equal to you? by x0x7 in videos

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I'm not saying it's the view that Jews hold. I'm saying they would do well to stick to what the Written Torah says.

mass library genesis downloader by blowininthewind in technology

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Actually, I meant an archive of all their papers. Those tools don't provide that. But it turns out Libgen does have the archive here. 55 TB of data.

Israelis: Do you see non Jews as equal to you? by x0x7 in videos

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“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God." - Leviticus 19:33-34

Uncut gems by farhadd in Movies

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The best way to determine if a film is good is by paying attention to the director, not to the actors. Punch-Drunk Love and The Meyerowitz Stories are two other great movies in which Adam Sandler played. Although his acting isn't too convincing in those films (especially when he tries to cry), I forgive that because I mostly focus on the story. That being said, his acting was actually good in this one. He really nails the neuroticism. Yep, good flick.

Uncut gems by farhadd in Movies

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Wow.

mass library genesis downloader by blowininthewind in technology

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Nice. Now we need a sci-hub scraper.

Hehe of the day by Tarrock in whatever

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"Covid-19."

Are there still any 9/11 Truth Marches? by LarrySwinger2 in 911truth

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Welcome back! I thought you had forsaken us...

Program for God by fschmidt in programming

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Taking a break from everyday life is practical. It can be used as a distraction free writing environment, for contemplation, and to play games.

Program for God by fschmidt in programming

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It isn't meant for that, but rather as an actual temple of sorts where you go for a peaceful environment and to make offerings to God. Networking isn't necessary, because it's hard to run it on bare metal and you'll want to virtualise it (which is what Terry David himself did), so you have the host OS as an internet-connected environment. If you really want networking on it, there's Shrine. (But note that Terry David claims TempleOS was designed according to God's instructions; you lose that with any fork.)

Has it been confirmed that our phones are listening to us ? by Additional_Top_457 in conspiracy

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There's no shortage of testimony about this, such as Bigs's ITT, which also counts. But there are also studies. Here's a good article confirming it, and talking about mitigations.

While not every study provided clear answers, a general sense of agreement on the matter was reached due to hints in the User Agreements of several apps and social media platforms. [...]

These user agreements explicitly state recorded audio may be used for targeted advertising purposes. Interestingly, such practices aren’t against the law. This allows tech companies to push the privacy boundaries even further to encourage us to buy things we don’t need.

I don't think the AOSP has been compromised; it's done through proprietary apps with microphone access, including built-in Google ones. The first thing I do on an Android phone is disable those. Including the Play Store, which also uses your mic for targeted advertising IIRC. I replace that with F-Droid and Aurora Store, which is an open-source Play Store alternative that doesn't require you to log in either. Then there are apps you will want to give microphone access, such as Whatsapp. Either switch to open-source alternatives, or enable and disable access each time you use them to talk. This is inconvenient, but doable if you don't use it often. A more proactive method is to occupy the microphone with PilferShush Jammer, or monitor access with Vigilante. The former app would often use up my battery, but YMMV. You may also want to look into app sandboxing with something like Shelter (FLOSS) or Island, but I don't see how this will help you get around enabling and disabling the permissions constantly.

Saidit app update by Airbus320 in SaidIt

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I still don't have much trouble posting from Tor - less than I did last year. With Orbot, you can change your identity from the notification area.

Program for God by fschmidt in programming

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What do you think of TempleOS?

Cicada 3301 by anawnymous in SaidIt

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There have been a couple of winners. Check out this video.

my tinfoil hat skeptic pin I created myself, get yourself or a friend one! by distortedlinds in conspiracy

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Yes, we need to embrace the tinfoil hat, and wear actual ones in daily life, as a way of signaling that you're in the know.

Cassy Catch Up, 2021-05-17 by JasonCarswell in Cassy

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Just a few notes. Most of this isn't exactly 'basic beginner' stuff. It takes time to install GNU/Linux, and takes hours of work for me to set up these softwares despite even though I've done things like this before. This went under the radar, but I linked to Freedombox the other day and I recommend people check it out. It tries to make things like this really easy. TiddlyWiki is also actually basic beginner stuff, but it's single-user and not federated in any way. The rest is more difficult, and one would have to find a computer literate person to set it up.

Obama and Bush Warning not to challenge the official 9/11 story. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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I agree. He posts good content and I didn't observe any kind of 180 degrees from him. And it's good to give people the benefit of the doubt. TPTSNB want use mistrusting of each other and divided. If someone says something that sounds implausible, take it with a grain of salt, I'd say, but don't call each other shill over nothing.

That being said, I also find Jesus more convincing here, especially the article he posted about the Jesuit control narrative being perpetuated as a deflection mechanism makes sense to me. It reminds me of a debate I listened to about this subject1, where the Jesuit accuser also wasn't convincing. So I'm keeping this in the back of my mind. Also note the ad hominems Hibiki employs in this thread. That's kind of a tell. But so long as we take nobody's word for granted, shills can't do much harm. Therefore I'm indifferent to him being a shill or not.

  1. For the sake of completeness: this is the entire audio I listened to, of which the debate is a part. The debate is the most interesting part, though.

CAREN Act will make racist, nonemergency 911 calls illegal by beva in whatever

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More like the Karen Act.

My Vision for Social Forums by fschmidt in PhoenixForum

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I'll reiterate the point I made in the other thread, since this is the place to discuss it. We already have decentralization in that anyone can set up their own forum, and people can point their web browsers to the sites they like or subscribe only to RSS feeds they like. Your vision still allows moderators to abuse their powers. If that happens on a large scale (like it did on Reddit), that means people have to mass migrate to new forums, and that takes a long time. Platforms like Facebook and Reddit are still alive in spite of their censorship and spying on users, simply because it's hard to get people to move to alternatives. What this vision achieves is that there's a lower barrier to creating a new forum (since people don't need technical skills or a budget for professional hosting), but is this enough? Why is it important to allow moderators to censor speech?

Also, can users pick what view they want to use, overriding the moderators' decision?

SaidIt alternatives? by fschmidt in SaidIt

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A decentralized solution is a long-term goal for me. I've been testing a couple of platforms. I haven't encountered anything yet about which I'm really content, but I'm not done exploring the options yet (and specifically IPFS is a platform I want to look into). I also have ideas for software myself. I really want to take a grand approach. But I'm not a software developer, so I can't work on this without schooling myself first. Right now I'm content with simply setting up a new forum, because it can be done straight away. I know that I have the competence to run it properly and the integrity not to sell out, and hosting it on Tor will make raids less likely; this is sufficient for me.

And in a way we already have decentralization in that anyone can set up their own forum, and people can point their web browsers to the sites they like or subscribe only to RSS feeds they like.

P.S. do you include federated software as decentralized. Because Lemmy is federated.

SaidIt alternatives? by fschmidt in SaidIt

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Hey Jason. A few things I wanted to tell you. First of all, don't worry about a decentralized Wiki. Larry Sanger is working on the Encyclosphere, which will aggregate content from all online encyclopedias. He recently gave a good interview on Timcast where he introduces it. I'll set up your Wiki where you can articulate your ideas, and then you can let Sanger catch up with you regarding decentralization and visibility in a network.

Secondly, creating a new sub for new projects is neat in that the information is aggregated in one place, but the downside is that it has less visibility. How do you feel about x-posting new /s/Cassy threads in /s/Internet and new /s/PhoenixForum threads in /s/DecentralizeAllThings?

SaidIt alternatives? by fschmidt in SaidIt

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(it isn't ideal for a free speech platform for various reasons)

If you're talking about the word filter: there's Lenny that fixes it.

there's virutally nobody getting the word out there

You don't need to rely on others to do it. Anyone who sets up their own instance can promote that (as they would with any other software they set up), and the entire network gains visibility as a result. It has to start somewhere.

SaidIt alternatives? by fschmidt in SaidIt

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Hey fschmidt. Jason and I are working on things. We're making great progress. We've basically got the server set up, and I could start hosting things right away, although I'd like a reinstall with a different partition layout. My main project will be a PhpBB forum that's focused on actual discussions about conspiracies (rather than link aggregation), as well as philosophy, religion, spirituality, and related topics. Stay tuned for a proper announcement about this.

I'm also going to set up other software for people as a community service. Some people have expressed interest in a Lemmy instance. I may set that up as well, but I'd need to find other people who are motivated to keep the community engaged, as PhpBB will be my own focus. Would you like to be involved?

Are you able to get Session working? Jason gave me your ID and I added you to our group, but you never said anything.

SaidIt alternatives? by fschmidt in SaidIt

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More like Lemmy know.

MentOS - an educational open source 32-bit linux-like Operating System by [deleted] in technology

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Is it called MentOS because it breaks easily and you have to constantly perform a fresh install?

I Fucking Love Science by Tarrock in whatever

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Lel.

Edit: do you guys know people like this character? I don't personally, but the beard type brings up a lot of faces for me. I wonder to what degree the stereotype applies to people who look like that.

CliFM is a CLI-based, shell-like (non-curses) and KISS terminal file manager by [deleted] in Linux

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Fuck, that looks good.

CIA Replaces Waterboarding With 12-Hour Lectures On Intersectional Feminism by Drewski in funny

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Interesting fact: the biggest outcry in Guantanamo Bay came not from waterboarding, but rather when a woman smeared a man's face with fake menstrual blood. That's terrifying uncleanliness is to them.

The shills and bots are winning. by Node in Internet

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To clarify: my previous assumption was that users like Dipshit are minimum wage workers, and it's now dawning on me that they're more likely to be mostly bots, with perhaps a human co-piloting now and then.

The shills and bots are winning. by Node in Internet

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I just assumed they were minimum wage workers.

The shills and bots are winning. by Node in Internet

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I agree. There are times when you'll want to give him the benefit of the doubt. But when I analyze his post history at a random moment, he seems like a bot, and that's telling.

The shills and bots are winning. by Node in Internet

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It's a scary thought. Does the immediate link clicking reveal them to be bots, though? It could be that the shills have scripts in place that do automated posting, while it's still primarily a human that makes the comments. It could be that they use software that simply clicks links for analytical purposes.

To what degree do you guys think this is going on here? Are some of the shills, such as Chipit, actually bots? I'm looking at his comments a little bit. He resorts to personal attacks, and refrains from refuting anything. His comments are very similar to each other, especially the personal attacks he makes. And when he gets called out for anything, he never defends himself properly. His commenting really is of a level that AIs must be capable of.

Comments are more telling than posts, but we can infer things from posts as well. Chipit is guilty of voatification, posting headlines that this site's userbase would welcome, but it's always the most polarizing stuff, and he makes it more polarizing on top of that through deceptive titles. Here's a recent example. Unto itself, the title seems to follow his trend of first giving the actual title of an article he's linking to, and then giving a short summary. When you click it, you discover that it's just a short entertainment video that invites you to laugh at a protester, instead of having actual content. The title isn't an appropriate description at all. So where does it come from? It turns out to be assembled from the video title, the first line of its description, and a random comment to the video, all concatenated. Who comes up with that idea? It really is bot-like behavior.

I've posted another example 5 months ago here.

It's starting to make sense to me. Why would adversaries pay people to comment on sites like these full time when they can just pay devs once to write and train AIs to do then do it for free?

i am gang stalking bardfinn. by CANDYASSES in whatever

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Maybe this.