Saidit.net — Feb 17, 2019 — New Feature: Expandos (media expanding buttons) and thumbnails now support 6 new media providers - Vimeo, Bitchute, SoundCloud, d.tube, Peertube, and Imgur albums by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Nice.

If option "open links in a new window" is enabled in settings, it opens a new tab/window with a javascript string-URL while expanding and showing the video in the original tab/window.

I assume it's serverside, turned off the option and video expansion worked flawless.

Very nice.

Another actor attacks Comet Ping Pong, is caught trying to climb monument fence by useless_aether in pedogate

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Comet Ping Pong has been targeted by conspiracy theorists over the thoroughly debunked Pizzagate conspiracy since the 2016 election.

As OP stated in the title, CPP have been targeted by actors, straight up acting for money, listed on iMDB actors twice now. A bit strange.

Starting to realize global warming is fake by trevmon in conspiracy

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Haha, sure.

No more Civ by useless_aether in privacy

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I just wish they'd make civ 5 soon, we've had civ revolution 3 and 4 but they've always been mislabeled as civ 5 and 6 when I've seen them for sale...

Starting to realize global warming is fake by trevmon in conspiracy

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I don't see any of your arguments refuting the reported evidence for climate change, to me the text you present seems to be about somebody trying to create hysteria regarding a real, but emerging problem.

I can't be bothered to scrimmage around in the shithole that is the Wikipedia discussion page, anything specific you'd want to present?

Microsoft's top lawyer met with Pope Francis to discuss the ethics of artificial intelligence by useless_aether in Jesuits

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Why would anyone go to the Vatican for advice on ethics?

“A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions tell me that's true, but the facts and evidence tell me it is not.” Ronald Reagan by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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"How many times must I be used as an example for why sourceless quotes with an image file attached isn't very trustworthy?" -Abraham Lincoln

"Make your own stylish smartphone Faraday Box in 10 minutes" by ScottiesTech.Info (2017-05-14) by JasonCarswell in DIY

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Very interesting concept. Unfortunately the description links to an updated video where he notes the first design (this post) is defect.

https://youtu.be/NguyYHPjwnI?t=166

Gab Launches Censorship Resistant Share Extension by useless_aether in censorship

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This article is bologna.

This browser-based extension is currently in beta and allows any Gab user to share a link from their browser to Gab in a single click. Gab Share currently supports Chrome, Brave, Firefox, Opera, and Chromium.

Here's a browseer-based solution that is NOT in beta and allows any Saidit user to share a link from their browser to Saidit in a single click. This method supports Chrome, Brave, Firefox, Opera, Chromium, Iridium, Degoogled Chrome, Fennec and probably a lot more browsers.

Create a new bookmark
Paste "javascript:(function()%7Blocation.href='http://saidit.net/submit?url='+location.href+'&title='+encodeURIComponent(document.title)%7D)()"
Save it.
Click it.
2-click solution to share on Saidit
(Gab is also 2 clicks to share so the article is wrong.)

Not only does Gab Share make it easier than ever for Gab users to share links but it also comes at a time when social media companies are increasingly embracing social media censorship. Recently we’ve seen Twitter suspending and banning users for tweeting out ”Learn to Code” and Facebook banning even more pages affiliated with Alex Jones and Infowars.

This solution wouldn't circumvent the probems the examples show. It's a way to get content onto the platform, not a way to make sure the content STAYS on the platform. Anybody can post basically anything on Twitter and Facebook. Actually doing so gets your content removed. This extensions won't do anything if Gab adopts Twitters removal policies.

The Gab Share extension is the perfect solution to this social media censorship because it’s browser-based and very difficult to suppress. Activists and censoring-organizations often pressure websites and brands to cut ties with companies they don’t approve of. This tactic won’t be possible with Gab Share because it’s not tied to a single brand or website.

Tom Parker of reclaimthenet.org doens't know how any of this works.

GAB SHARE IS TIED TO THE GAB BRAND, IF ACTIVISTS MANAGES TO PRESSURE THE COMPANY HOSTING GAB YOU CANT POST, IF THEY MANAGE TO PRESSURE GAB YOU CANT POST.

THIS ISN'T A MAGIC BUTTON!

Gab is also planning to launch a similar browser-based comments extension in the future. This will install a Gab comments engine on every site automatically and allow Gab users to comment on and view the Gab comments for any article on the Internet. Gab says that internal testing for the comments extension will be starting this week.

YOU CAN'T HACK AND INSTALL THE GAB COMMENT ENGINE ON EVERY SITE YOU VISIT, IT INJECTS SCRIPTS HOW IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE TO MAKE SUCH STATEMENTSTHISLEVELOFNONSENSEISBEYONDWHATICANHAAAANDLREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Given the trend in YouTube documentaries getting taken down, let’s discuss ways to preserve them. [reddit] by useless_aether in DownTheMemoryHole

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I posted a more detailed reply to OP's points, but you've probably already gotten the notification in your inbox. ^

Given the trend in YouTube documentaries getting taken down, let’s discuss ways to preserve them. [reddit] by useless_aether in DownTheMemoryHole

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Uploading to another video site like Vimeo.com seems like it could be a good idea, but I haven’t researched Vimeo thoroughly, such as learning more about the company and its trajectory, how they make their money, etc. Maybe there are new websites that promise long-term preservation of public videos, or this could be the goal of a new company. Should that company be a non-profit like Wikipedia?

If one is afraid of the possible decisions of a company or group, don't put too much effort and trust into the platform. We've lost countless services to a change of ideology and pulling out Wikipedia as an example of how a non-profit organization is a good choice is counter-productive.

WikiPedia is one of the most censored platforms out there.

Basically, how do you prevent a YouTube like incident from occurring again. If the hypothetical company promises to archive and keep videos public or on the server for perpetuity, how does that really work? Can users still delete their own videos?

It's all down to the agreement the user makes with the company or organization. I don't think there's a clause in the YT TOS that YT have to host anything, I believe it's closer to "YouTube is free to delete content it finds unsuitable for the platform".

So, step 1 to prevent a YouTube like incident from occurring again is to make agreements with content platforms that makes sure that's not an option for the platform.

If a user uploads something like a documentary, and somehow provides a proof of right to upload, or uploads original content, what ways can that be video be protected from future owners of the platform?

AFAIK, a permanent agreement that puts the needs of the user above the company (that's not going to happen), government regulation overruling user-hostile terms of service (I hope that doesn't happen) or make sure you're the one owning the platform and just never sell it. (This is happening right now, the decentralization revolution is well underway).

Edit: Another thought for the hypothetical platform. Maybe a video viewcount or donations adds server time and increases the promised length of time a video will be saved, or that time could be purchased by the uploader or just be supported by the company.

That's a solution that only works within the bounds of a permanent and user-friendly agreement with the content platform. And even what is considered reasonable terms of service (see WikiPedia), it's still open for abuse.

The only solution I see that takes care of the proposed problem is self-hosting, and in practical terms for a regular user that means decentralized or P2P-networks.

I mean, I've already unofficially connected my personal, decentralized cloud solution to PeerTube instances (official support in the works) to subscribe to channels and if so inclined I can host my own PeerTube server and select what videos I want to help stay available by hosting a copy on my own content platform.

Given the trend in YouTube documentaries getting taken down, let’s discuss ways to preserve them. [reddit] by useless_aether in DownTheMemoryHole

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Download for personal storage and self-hosting on PeerTube-servers if the user is so inclined? Torrents?

And is there a trend in YT documentaries getting taken down or are you talking about YT not recommending "conspiracy" documentaries any more? After double checking a few classics, they're still there, still promoting their views...

Vanity Tax: $7,000 rolex, guess how much value there is in metal??? by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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How about "Hey, I've got an expensive watch, and I'm telling you because I want you to know we're equals and both probably fucked someone over to be able to afford it, or at least comes from a family who've fucked someone over so we share common ground."

New money shakes their rolexes at plebs to make themselves feel better. Old money discreetly wears their Patek Philippe as a sort of insignia.

Styxhexenhammer666, defender of freedom! by JasonCarswell in memes

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Can't we just say that the image is meme enough, even without captions?

Should we make the /subscribed page the main home page? by magnora7 in SaidItSurveys

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains

.org

Originally intended for use by non-profit organizations, and still primarily used by some.

.net

Originally intended for use by domains pointing to a distributed network of computers, *or "umbrella" sites that act as the portal to a set of smaller websites.

Learn a new word by StalwartJames in whatever

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Last updated a week ago

Who? What kind of person takes it on themselves to keep this type of article updated and relevant?

Flying chair by magnora7 in technology

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Download finished, can confirm it IS a flying lawn chair.

Flying chair by magnora7 in technology

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The biggest gif on the slowest line. Can somebody give me an synopsis while I download?

Chinese kid drops sparklers down manhole, sidewalk explodes (no injury, high volume warning) by Riff in NotTheOnion

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You seem to know quite a bit about the facts of this situation, given your "eye for details".

I combine what I see with what I know, and considering we now agree to disagree, it's already in the cards that I believe I know more about the situation than you. Unless you're ready to debate my arguments I'm just going to assume you have no counter arguments.

No doubt, you've already submitted this knee-slapper to "Funniest Home Videos", so you can watch it with all of your friends. Good luck with that big prize money.

Dreaming up what somebody else does and then presenting it as laughable is like shitting your own pants and saying "Imagine the other guy doing THAT!"

Chinese kid drops sparklers down manhole, sidewalk explodes (no injury, high volume warning) by Riff in NotTheOnion

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He started running a bit to early...

To early for what, to make a good viral scene at the cost of the kids life? Please explain what the kid was too early for.

You believe that some kid was just randomly discarding a lit sparkler in a hole, just because?

Considering I set fire to an electrical store and blew the fuses on an entire mall as a 5 year old "just because" I wanted to turn on some electric porch heaters, sure! lmao do you think kids are just small adults?

You don't think someone put the kid up to it?

If the desired outcome was an explosion, you have to explain what sort of gang roam around and measure methane concentrations, and what type of kids they make go set it on fire. Are they random kids? Kidnapped and forced into the methane removal industry?

Let's just start by you explaining who made the kid do it and why.

Is that your assessment???

Yes!!!