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This is absolutely non-news, pure conspiracy, at least in the first 8 minutes I managed to suffer through. Can we agree the guy needs to get to the point and not ramble? For anyone who watched the whole thing, any timestamps of note? Are there any facts or sources presented other than Biden saying “will stop the pipeline” months before anything happened that I may want to skip to?

I’m not saying its not plausible, but just because someone may have done something doesn’t mean they absolutely did it.

I’d say Betteridge’s law of headlines [0] applies in this case until proven otherwise.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_law_of_headlines

Edit: I see the site (rumble) is associated with truthsocial and locals.com - right wing hate/conspiracy sites. I’mma go ahead and blacklist 2 more domains, thanks for making me aware. 10K + employees at a global corp will no longer have access. Thanks for making me aware.

Spread fact not conspiracy.


Anyone have any insight on Revolt - https://app.revolt.chat ? Seems to be a decent Discord alternative, but wondering what other’s thoughts are on it.


What viable user-friendly (i.e. no account creation required) options are there? I just want my messages between friends and family to not be mined by greedy corporations.



look up ‘dislocker’ [0]. Comes pre-installed in grml [1], along with various other tools that come in handy. I’ve used it various times for various things.

[0] http://tuxdiary.com/2015/03/20/dislocker/

[1] https://grml.org/



Agree to disagree. Its not the sanctions that are hurting people, its the record breaking profits with stagnant (30+years) wages for the common person. Billionaires should not exist and they are hurting us more than we’d like to admin.



You’re glad you move away from DDG because they’re fighting spam and misinformation? That doesn’t make sense to me. SearX is great, but ditching DDG because they’re doing a net positive is illogical.


Not an expert at all in anonymizing audio, but I suspect anything “off the shelf” to mask your voice may be easy, or at least easy for experts, to undo. I would suggest instead to use a TTS engine and mask that instead. Here’s a list of decent - from my now ancient experience - TTS engines you may be able to use: https://linuxhint.com/command-line-text-speech-apps-linux/

Regarding uploading without leaking your IP - you could use Tor, but ensure javascript is disabled and/or you completely trust the server you’re uploading to, lastly some people would advise that Tor has been long compromised, but take that with a grain of salt and wait for others with more recent knowledge/experience chime in.


Only if the raspberry pi has a hardware decoder for AV1, otherwise it’s stuck doing decoding video in CPU, which is not very efficient. It may make sense to keep things in x26[4,5] which has better general hardware support.


duckduckgo.com - it’s my second attempt at switching over from google and I can finally say it works just as good - if not better than - Google, for me. It may not be there for others yet but I feel like I can start recommending it now.


If someone is so underpaid, overworked, or stressed that they consider injuring themselves to succeed or better themselves, we have failed as a society.

(breaking a body part for a big payout, this could be abused so hard)

I my be wrong but the number of people willing to injure themselves severely for a big payout can’t be statistically significant.


I was going to point out a few myself but saw that someone had already done the work for me - “on the shoulders of giants” as they say ;)


Check out MiroTalk https://mirotalk.herokuapp.com/.

It’s free, browser-based, open-source, you could self-host if you want to. You basically go to a unique link, like this for example: https://mirotalk.herokuapp.com/join/51839BlueDuck. Anyone who visits the link can join the room, you can even lock the room to prevent people from joining after all your members have hopped on.

Some of its features:

  • 100% Free and Open Source
  • No download, plug-in or login required, entirely browser based
  • Unlimited number of conference rooms without call time limitation
  • Possibility to Lock/Unlock the Room
  • Desktop and Mobile compatible
  • Webcam Streaming (Front - Rear for mobile)
  • Audio Streaming crystal clear
  • Screen Sharing to present documents, slides, and more…
  • File Sharing, share any files to your participants in the room
  • Select Audio Input - Output && Video source
  • Ability to set video quality up to 4K and adapt the FPS
  • Recording your Screen, Audio and Video
  • Chat with Emoji Picker & Private messages & Save the conversations
  • Advance collaborative whiteboard for the teachers
  • Share any YouTube video in real time
  • Full Screen Mode on mouse click on the Video element
  • Change UI Themes
  • Right-click on the Video elements for more options
  • Direct peer-to-peer connection ensures the lowest latency thanks to WebRTC

Sorry, didn’t mean to upset you. I think my response was pretty solid, sorry if you’re unable to understand what I’m saying.


I never get any spam on my chats

I’ve never crashed my car, should everyone get rid of their car’s seat belts?

Your experience does not represent the world. I’ve only experienced 2 cases of spam on Signal, but they were all within the last year. I’ve had zero spam in the many years I’ve now been using Signal. So, while my anecdote is just as invalid as your single point of data, there’s definitely a trend for increased spam as a service gains popularity and it makes sense that they’re looking at enhanced methods to block spammers.

I still don’t see why they want a super secure smart system to block with captcha

You don’t understand why Signal, one of the most secure messaging platforms available, wants a super secure smart system to block spammers? I think you answered your own question.

Telegram for example you can add your own bot to kick the bot users. If you get a direct message you can just block and report

Telegram stores all your data and can view everything you do - unless you opt into their inferior E2EE chat solution known as “Secret Chats” - so it’s easier for them to moderate their services. When you report someone, Telegram moderators see your messages for review [0] and can limit an account’s capabilities. Signal can’t view your messages because everything is E2EE, nobody but the intended recipient can view your messages, they can’t review anything.

As you can see, without even digging into it too much, I’ve already found one case where Signal faces challenges not present in Telegram. Thing’s aren’t always as simple as they seem. Especially not for Signal, as they’ve worked their asses off to ensure they have as little data on their users as possible.

[0] https://www.telegram.org/faq_spam#q-what-happened-to-my-account


A simple system like that is easy to implement. I don’t think anyone’s questioning that they can build the worst attempt at an anti-spam system, like the one you’re suggesting. The types of spam you see on modern systems needs a bit more thought than “block if reported more than x times in x times” because you could easily target people and disable them remotely by coordinating attacks.

So yeah, it’s not magic if you want a dumb system that may introduce other problems, but you really have to think about things sometimes if you want it to work well in the long run.


This is incorrect.

They store:

  • Your number
  • The date you first registered.
  • Last day (not time) a client last pinged their servers.

Signal’s access to your contacts lets the client (not them):

determine whether the contacts in their address book are Signal users without revealing the contacts in their address book to the Signal service [0].

They’ve been developing/improving contact discovery since at least 2014 [1], I’d wager they know a thing or two about how to do it in a secure and scalable way. If you disagree or have evidence that proves otherwise, I’d love to be enlightened. The code is open [2], anyone is free to test it and publish their findings.

[0] https://signal.org/blog/private-contact-discovery/

[1] https://signal.org/blog/contact-discovery/

[2] https://github.com/signalapp/ContactDiscoveryService/


It’s a form of evidence. They were compelled by the law to provide everything they have on a user and the only thing they could provide, because they don’t log anything, is the date a user signed up and the last time a client pinged their servers- that’s it!

If you can’t trust the ACLU, the courts, Signal, cryptography experts, etc, who can you trust?

Is the ACLU denying the evidence posted by Signal? Is the Judge denying the records posted by Signal?

I get that Signal has posted this on their website and it could be faked, but do you realize how crazy it sounds that everyone involved would be in on one of the biggest conspiracy theories regarding secure messengers EVER?

I understand scrutinizing Signal to ensure they’re above board, but this is kinda ridiculous.