The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, founder of reddit by magnora7 in Documentaries

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You can hope, but saidit obviously doesn't aim to become a bastion of free speech, as is evidenced by the limits set by the site rules and the move from a country where free speech is protected by the constitution to a country where free speech is severely limited.

saidit is another acceptable speech platform where a few people decide for you what is and isn't acceptable.

What do you think will be the outcome of the 2020 elections in the US? by old in AskSaidIt

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Almost sounds like a threat.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, founder of reddit by magnora7 in Documentaries

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http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-05-07-n78.html

I think all censorship should be deplored. My position is that bits are not a bug – that we should create communications technologies that allow people to send whatever they like to each other. And when people put their thumbs on the scale and try to say what can and can’t be sent, we should fight back – both politically through protest and technologically through software like Tor.

Try to defend this position, and you'll quickly find yourself labeled a hatemonger, or a pedo and nazi sympathizer who supports rape and calls to violence.

Saidit.net — July 10, 2019 — Major backend improvements, load times reduced significantly by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Wanted to look at the change, but there's no related commit to be found on github.

RUB IT ON YOUR FLIPPERS by old in whatever

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Yeah I'm currently catching up on the last 5 or so seasons of the Simpsons. I watched this episode late at night when I wasn't exactly sober or very awake and wasn't sure if it was real or fantasy. Blew my mind.

Our Switzerland server CPU is now upgraded! App is now enabled again by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Do you have, and would you tell us, some details about the upgrade please? Would be interesting to know what CPU models etc.,

Drone equipped with a flamethrower clearing debris from a power line by magnora7 in technology

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German invention.

"There's a tarp stuck on the power line. Uter, get the crane!"
"No. Let's build a remote controlled flying Flammenwerfer. It werfs Flammen."

Do you guys have many drones in your area? I haven't seen a single one "in the wild" yet, and I live in an urban city.

Saidit has turned into a thoughtless news aggregator by bobbobbybob in SaidIt

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The platform is designed that way and encourages this behavior. It would be helpful if the number *and age of comments had (more) impact on the ranking of a post, like it is in basically every discussion forum.

I'd like automated removal of these low efforts waste of space.

Per sub rule, why not. Sitewide would be a bit extreme.

Saidit has turned into a thoughtless news aggregator by bobbobbybob in SaidIt

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Don't punish the people who provide content by raising the bar for them; increase the incentive to comment.

Does saidit have badges? It looks like they've been removed. What about the "gold" features? I have some ideas for rewarding good content and comments, let me know if you want the hear them.

In 2017, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform found that "18 states have memorandums of understanding with the FBI to share their databases with the federal agency and that, as a result, over half of American adults are part of a facial recognition database." Remember that as you celebrate. by i_cansmellthat in privacy

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There are several countries in Europe that require every citizen to own an identity document with a digital biometric photograph. It is a crime to not have one, and you have to pay money to receive one or to get it updated.

If you need a passport, you have to provide your fingerprints, which will be digitally stored in the document alongside with the biometric data of your face.

These countries have databases with every citizen's face and fingerprints of millions of innocent people. They can follow every step you make by using ubiquitous public surveillance infrastructure. The EU is one massive surveillance apparatus.

There is no resistance against this.

Welcome to Switzerland! Saidit's move is complete by magnora7 in SaidIt

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You linked this: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/tmg/__5.html
That's a German law. Germany is not Switzerland.

I'm not a lawyer and I'm not doing research to prove anything to you, but I hope you believe me when I say that I have a basic grasp on the law and that I have the site's best interests in mind.

Get a lawyer and familiarize yourself with the laws you're now operating in. Don't rely on your gut, on hearsay, or automatically translated blog posts. I'm sure there is legal counsel available for cheap on the Internet. The first thing he's going to tell you is that you need an imprint with contact data, and he will laugh in your face when you present your "but but but we don't make money" defense.

If we do get in legal trouble for this, which I sincerely think we will not, also it's not like we're banned forever. It's a fixable problem, and they will notify us of it if we are actually in error, which I believe we are not based on my reading of this law.

You probably won't get in legal trouble personally. They'll just pull the plug on the server. Your "reading of the law" is irrelevant. ASK A FUCKING LAWYER. It's a very easy and simple thing to do, it's clearly the only reasonable thing to do, but it's your decision to remain ignorant and arrogant.

You're attempting to run a social website anonymously, which hosts free speech, including the occasional antisemitism and holocaust denial, on the clearnet and in defiance of the local laws, without legal counsel, IN FUCKING SWITZERLAND. I can't stress enough how this sounds like the crazy plan of a madman.

Edit: look, I'm not exactly known for always choosing the nicest words, but be assured that my intentions are good. I'm utterly convinced you're breaking the law and that the site is at risk for being reported to the authorities for hate speech crimes. A single post on the frontpage with the wrong message and a zealous offended user from a german-speaking country is all it takes. Any lawyer will confirm that. It's no hyperbole. Don't be an idiot, let someone check if what you're doing is lawful. It's not that much money.

And man, this new server is slow as fuck. Is that the difference $2 makes?

Welcome to Switzerland! Saidit's move is complete by magnora7 in SaidIt

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This is the last thing I'm gonna say about this to you, except for the obligatory "told you so" in a few months.

I think that you are not understanding this correctly, that your grasp of the law is insufficient and that hand-waving is not a viable strategy against possible cease and desist orders.

You've been quoting German law to me to prove you're not doing something wrong in Switzerland. You're also misinterpreting the term "electronic commerce"

In principle, the UWG covers every behavior of a person that is likely to influence competition - that is, supply and demand. It is irrelevant whether it is private or business conduct.

A public website that consists entirely of user submitted content and comments is likely to influence competition. You even are competiion to other websites. There's almost no kind of public site that is exempt from this. Basically every site in Switzerland therefore carries an impressum. Even small private blogs think it's better to be safe than sorry and have one, because they can be easily shut down if they don't.

You're now hosted in a jurisdiction and culture that you don't understand, without proper legal counsel and a naive view on the applicable laws. And you're already breaking some of them. I really hope this works out. You're just one disgruntled user away from being in legal trouble.

Welcome to Switzerland! Saidit's move is complete by magnora7 in SaidIt

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You don't know what you're talking about. You've been very dismissive about these concerns whenever they came up, hand-waving them away and acting like you know exactly what you're doing. But you're breaking the laws of your new home in several ways. This can get the site shut down quickly - don't act surprised when it eventually happens.

Welcome to Switzerland! Saidit's move is complete by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Business-orientied just means non-private. Profit or non-profit is irrelevant.

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.hostpoint.ch%2Fde%2F2011%2F12%2Fimpressumspflicht-ab-fruehling-auch-in-der-schweiz%2F

It is irrelevant whether it is private or business conduct. For online offers such as websites, it is relevant that they are (1) publicly available and (2) their content or associated behavior may influence competition because (3) there is a link with an economic activity, including that of third parties. "Commercial" or "commercial" of a website is not important in terms of soundness.

Whois data is also not sufficient, because a) the information must be available on the site, easily accessible to anyone at all times, and b) whois data does not include the required information.

I'm not a lawyer, but in my opinion you're already breaking Swiss law just by this. Not even taking into account the content posted on the site that is now illegal to host.

You need legal counsel.

Welcome to Switzerland! Saidit's move is complete by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Congratulations on the successful move!

Make sure you quickly add an Impressum with your name, address and phone number, as required by Swiss law.

Earliest Evidence of People "Smoking" Weed Found in 2,500-Year-Old Chinese Pots by XYY in WorldNews

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The "Stoned Ape Hypothesis" says psilocybin from magic mushrooms played a major role in human evolution. The weed connection makes sense, they've been smoking it on the comedown.

Spammer by old in saiditCleanup

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Not that bad, it's at least not all over the place and kind of on-topic in /s/Health.

Help with movie title by Enkidu in Movies

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You mean through the windshield? I think I can remember a scene like that, but the name of the movie escapes me.

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Thanks for the explanation and for taking care of it. I assumed there was a special handling for spam reports, I think I remember a reddit admin talking about that.

Anyway, /u/Cherrywilson is also a spammer. And while you're at it - someone upvoted the spam once - maybe alts of the same spammer?

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/u/magnora7 /u/whoareyou

This person has been spamming for months. I've reported it several times, yet the spam continues. It's not a big deal, but I wonder where Spam reports end up and how they get ignored? Aren't spam reports automatically sent to the admins?

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events. by Robin in Internet

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Eh I don't even have the patience to read this dumb shit anymore. Let's just agree that you're right and I'm wrong, okay? You win.

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events. by Robin in Internet

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I'm not an ally with anyone, but I will defend freedom of opinion and expression for everyone, even for those I don't agree with. I don't subscribe to your silly left-right dichotomy, and I don't expect an intolerant fundamentalist like you to understand or respect that.

I'd still defend your right to express your authoritarian opinions, even though you're ignorant scum. Because that's what decent people do.

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events. by Robin in Internet

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The leap of logic here is astounding: I'm an evil, racist alt-right loser idiot because I've commented on a comment in a thread about Youtube banning content, even though I've never in my life mentioned race even once.

Insane Internet people are just amazing. They're very entertaining. especially the incredibly stupid, self-righteous, angry badass assholes with victim complexes and their misdirected, impotent rage. It's pretty hilarious really.

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events. by Robin in Internet

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I see that your way of thinking is archaic, barbaric, evil and should be purged.

What exactly is it that is evil about my way of thinking? Is it the "freedom of expression" part, or was it the "don't kill other people" thing? I'm still figuring out how this shit works.

And now that I'm in your face

Jesus, lol. Badass. Reddit surely has arrived.

the first amendment

Ah... American. I'm very sorry.

Suck it you racist loser.

I'm still puzzled... because nobody said anything about race. Are race, sexuality, freedom and Youtube the same thing in your reality? Or is this just generalized victim complex disorder?

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events. by Robin in Internet

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Whoa, badass. A 12 year old girl who doesn't know the difference between sexuality and race, but still a crusader for the good in the world, who wants to see families suffer from violence because she doesn't agree with the opinion of one family member.

You sound like a balanced individual with very reasonable and mature views. Have you heard of the magnificient site "reddit.com"? Try it, you will like it. There are many reasonable people there, and they're all very tolerant of opposing opinions and views, just like you.

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events. by Robin in Internet

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The pinnacle of tolerance: wishing death upon people who don't share your views.

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events. by Robin in Internet

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I found that sucking my wife's dick helps tremendously when I get this kind of thoughts. It's very soothing.

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events. by Robin in Internet

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As long as centralized platform exists, rule the market, and decide what is and isn't an acceptable opinion, we're fucked. Get reliable P2P working in the browser and make servers obsolete, that's the way to go.

UK Adverts must now avoid "harmful gender stereotypes" in all advertising. This includes as an example "An ad depicting a man with his feet up and family members creating a mess around a home whilst a woman is solely responsible for cleaning the mess" by magnora7 in news

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I noticed it too, and the only explanation I can come up with is that those users "unvoted" their own comments, like I'll do with this one after it's posted (for science).

Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Oh shit, my lizard brain thought it was banned. Okay, yes, of course that's reasonable. My bad, I'm sorry.

Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I don't know what you expect me to do that is an improvement on what I'm doing right now?

Remove the offending content with a note why it was removed and leave the rest of the sub alone? You said you removed all the content and the sub is inaccessible now. A whole community gone - that's heavy-handed.