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Slrpnk.net ownership transfer to poVoq and will survive the upcoming march 2023 instance purge
Small meta update: [@ex_06@slrpnk.net](https://slrpnk.net/u/ex_06) transferred the ownership of the slrpnk.net domain to me today. I hope he will be still around as an admin, but as we are preparing to migrate this Lemmy instance to my server it is easier that I am also in control of the domain. There might be some outage while the domain is being transferred to my DNS registrar. **Sometimes before March 2023 we need to transfer the actual instance from the current hosting kindly provided by the Lemmy developers (the one year free offer)**. I hope to be able to provide an as good if not better hosting (also within the EU), but it remains to be seen how that works out. In case you are wondering: I am just some guy hosting various FOSS stuff privately, so no commercial entity or anything like that involved. Given that this will be technically a transfer of personal data under the GDPR regulations (and Lemmy doesn't have any specific GDPR compliance tools) I would like to kindly ask people with a slrpnk.net account to object here in the comments if they do not agree to me taking over. In that case I will remove their account from the database once I transfer it to my server. Or even better: just delete your account in the coming weeks. Once things are safely transferred I will probably look into enabling additional services. My initial plan is to make XMPP chat rooms and maybe linked accounts available under the same domain. Oh and if you are an active member and are interested in becoming an slrpnk.net admin please send me a DM. No need to be a sysadmin, as moderation etc. also needs additional help. For now there is no option or need to donate, but I might put up a small donation link in the future if there is a demand for it. - povoq
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Slrpnk.net ownership transfer to poVoq and will survive the upcoming march 2023 instance purge

#Fediblock v J doe
A few days ago, a page was published in the Fediverse where you could check which Mastodon instance is blocking whom in the Fediverse. This was made possible by a programmer who used the new Mastodon API introduced in 4.0 and automatically read out the blacklists of the instances. The reaction to the page was quickly visible, especially in the hash tag #FediBlock. There, the first administrators began to demonize the page and cried about how it would allow them to read their blocklists. Not only that the blocklists are publicly viewable, but that it tastes like a filth that #FediBlock apparently thinks it’s okay to publish blacklists with hatespeech-like reasoning to denounce, but won’t allow anyone to use their blacklist to point out which instance is blocking which. Thus, it clearly shows again that #FediBlock is solely a pillory to those who seem to have achieved nothing in their lives. However, the information about who blocks whom is in many ways more than just interesting for those who want to choose an instance. As it was already written in a German thread about the topic, it would be helpful to know whether you reach your target group at all, if you register on an instance. The fact that #FediBlock is so hostile toward this doesn’t exactly represent the transparency they’re aiming for, but rather anarchy/dictatorship. And exactly for transparency reasons, I’m glad that I was able to download this list early enough to make it available to you. For those who now want to complain to me, because I have published this without their “consent”, please send an e-mail to , the request will then be forwarded to my lawyer! And those who are so hungry for consent, you should think about whether you #FediBlocker have the consent for your nonsense? -- J doe retrieved this deleted post from the modlog




New community: Mythical Numbers - for crossposting content that has special numbers (ex 69, 88, 13, 34) in it that you stumbled across
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/391654 > Ideally stumbled across by accident, ideally not set up on purpose. > > Ex someone shares a chinese military demo and there happens to be a block of 69 soldiers standing in the frame. If it was 88 soldiers, it would have been on purpose given 88 is a lucky in china. > > Inspired by the '11' sub that is the same idea but is only for the number 11.

New community: Mythical Numbers - for crossposting content that has special numbers (ex 69, 88, 13, 34) in it that you stumbled across
Ideally stumbled across by accident, ideally not set up on purpose. Ex someone shares a chinese military demo and there happens to be a block of 69 soldiers standing in the frame. If it was 88 soldiers, it would have been on purpose given 88 is a lucky in china. Inspired by the '11' sub that is the same idea but is only for the number 11.


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[Partnered Matrix](https://matrix.to/#/%23beehaw:matrix.org) [Partnered Discord, specifically 'Lobby'](https://discord.gg/gEWcR7w4TW) The old ones had failure to thrive





the good judgement project - for resources on learning how to forecast well
Or do it like a the naughty social media normie that you and cite your horoscope



Jan 6, Happy Ins-erection Day my slutty little PATRIOTS
I ate macdonald at Target today. Three of my lungs collapsed as I got carbon monoxide poisoning from eating shit. A brave patriot wearing an Affliction shirt, a MAGA hat, and sweet wrap around sunglasses saved me by giving me CPR. I thanked him and asked if he was a doctor and he said "who needs doctors when we have our fellow Americans, the ones who are here legally I mean." I hugged him and threw my fries on the ground. The Star Spangled Banner played on the speaker system as everyone in the threw down their insulin needles on the ground, chanting "down with communism!" God, Jesus, and all the angels looked down upon us from Heaven and clapped and all of our diabetes was cured


if you’re expecting a total collapse do not rely on the aspect of hunting/fishing for a sustainable food source regardless of where you live.
If you live in the suburbs or rural areas, you will still be competing with countless others trying to catch a deer or wild hog. Even in very remote areas in places like Alaska, if the main supply chain fails you will be competing with others for all that wildlife, and the more you take the less there will be next year if there’s even anything. Same goes with fishing, which is why there are regulations.




2022 Canadian Crypto Tax Guide - The Basics From a CPA
**The Purpose of this Guide** The purpose of this Canadian cryptocurrency taxation guide is to help you identify if you have triggered a taxable event to report on your Canadian tax return from cryptocurrency activities. The cryptocurrency environment is constantly evolving; therefore, this is a guide of the basics. As of January 1, 2022; the CRA has released limited guidance for the tax treatment of cryptocurrency. The information below may be subject to change based on new developments from the CRA after January 1, 2022. Please note this is not tax advice, please do your own due diligence. We recommend consulting the advice of an expert when evaluating your specific tax situation. ***I am a CPA and run an accounting firm providing cryptocurrency tax services to individuals and corporations across Canada, I am always happy to assist and take on new clients*** [***https://www.tsbcpa.ca/***](https://www.tsbcpa.ca/) **How the CRA Views Cryptocurrency** According to the CRA: *“Cryptocurrency is a digital representation of value that is NOT legal tender. It is a digital asset, sometimes also referred to as a crypto asset or altcoin that works as a medium of exchange for goods and services between the parties who agree to use it.“* The CRA also states that they view cryptocurrency as a commodity for tax purposes, so any income is either treated as capital gains or business income depending on the circumstances; we will discuss this further in this guide. Since the CRA does not currently view cryptocurrency as legal tender, when you pay for a good or service with cryptocurrency it is treated as a barter transaction, which is the exchange of one good or service for another. Generally, this means the value in Canadian dollars of the good or service you received may be used to determine the value of the cryptocurrency you spent. This value in Canadian dollars will be used to calculate if you are subject to additional taxable income on the cryptocurrency you spent if you had originally purchased it for a higher or lower amount. In some instances the value of the cryptocurrency exchanged is more readily available and will be used to determine the transaction price. The vendor receiving the cryptocurrency as payment would report taxable income based on the value in Canadian dollars determined by the barter transaction, the cost base of the cryptocurrency received will also be equal to this amount. **Taxable Transactions** Taxable events will require reporting on your tax return; therefore, it is important to understand the timing of taxable events and how they are triggered. Generally, a taxable event is triggered when your disposition amount is higher or lower than your cost base. In the most simplified terms, the amount you paid for your cryptocurrency will usually be its cost base. Each type of cryptocurrency holds its own specific cost base, it is not lumped together with other types of cryptocurrencies. For example, the total cost base of your Bitcoin is tracked separately from the total cost base of your Ethereum. The following transactions are taxable events which will trigger dispositions of cryptocurrency: ● Selling or gifting a cryptocurrency; ● Exchanging cryptocurrency for another type of cryptocurrency or stable coin; ● Exchanging cryptocurrency for fiat currency (eg. CAD); ● Using cryptocurrency to purchase goods or services; ● Exchanging cryptocurrency for an Initial coin offering; ● Yield farming and other DeFi activities; ● Losing cryptocurrency to a bankrupt exchange; e.g. Quadriga - additional elections required. ***For example:*** 1. You purchase Bitcoin for $100 Canadian dollars; 2. The value of the Bitcoin you purchased rises to $150 Canadian dollars; 3. You exchange all of this Bitcoin worth $150 Canadian dollars for Ethereum; 4. You have triggered a disposition on the exchange of the Bitcoin to Ethereum and created income of $50 that will need to be reported for tax purposes. This income is calculated as the disposition amount of $150 minus your cost base of $100; 5. The cost base of the Ethereum purchased is $150 Canadian dollars, this increase in the cost base ensures you are not double taxed on future dispositions. If you have completed any type of transaction above, it is very likely you have triggered a taxable event that must be reported on your tax return. This is further supported when we consider how volatile cryptocurrency can be and how fast values change after purchase. Depending on your situation the taxable event will be treated as a capital gain/loss or business income/loss. Many individuals believe that tax can only be triggered when cryptocurrency is converted back to fiat, this view is incorrect and will result in being offside with the CRA. Sending cryptocurrency to your own wallet or an exchange you use is not a taxable event as a disposition did not occur. Tax consequences will occur for transactions where your cost base of the cryptocurrency is greater than or less than the disposition value. **Business Income vs. Capital Gains** The income you receive from disposing of cryptocurrency may be considered business income or a capital gain. The tax treatment differs depending on how the income is classified. Whether the income should be classified as business income or capital gains is a determination based on the facts of your specific situation. If you are considered to be in the business of trading cryptocurrency, the cryptocurrency will be held as inventory and 100% of the income is taxable. You may also deduct the associated expenses incurred to earn that income. With capital gains treatment, only 50% of the income earned is taxable. The capital gain is calculated as your net proceeds of disposition minus the adjusted cost base. There are multiple factors the CRA looks at to determine whether your income is a result of a business or capital. This is not a one size fits all approach, an analysis should be conducted by a CPA for each individual's situation. However, the CRA indicates that some of the key areas to consider when determining whether your crypto activities will be considered a business activity are: *● You carry on activity for commercial reasons and in a commercially viable way;* *● You undertake activities in a business like manner, which might include preparing a business plan and acquiring capital assets or inventory;* *● You promote a product or service;* *● You show that you intend to make a profit, even if you are unlikely to do so in the short term.* The CRA also notes that taxpayers may review the CRA’s general guidelines for security transactions when evaluating whether income from cryptocurrencies should be classified as business income or capital gains. The CRA cautions that cryptocurrencies are not Canadian securities under the income tax act, however, the guidelines may still be helpful to determine if an individual is a trader in cryptocurrencies that earns business income. Please see the 8 factors in paragraph 11 of CRA page "[IT479R ARCHIVED - Transactions in securities](https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/it479r/archived-transactions-securities.html)". Generally, if you are buying cryptocurrency with the intention to invest and you trade infrequently, there may be a strong case to classify any income earned as capital gains for tax purposes. However, if you are actively trading cryptocurrency the CRA may deem you to be carrying on a business and income earned will be taxed accordingly. This can be a complex analysis with many variables to keep in mind. **Cryptocurrency Mining** According to the CRA, cryptocurrency mining is explained as follows: *“Mining involves using specialized computers to solve complicated mathematical problems which confirm cryptocurrency transactions. Miners will include cryptocurrency transactions into blocks, and try to guess a number that will create a valid block. A valid block is accepted by the corresponding cryptocurrency’s network and becomes part of a public ledger, known as a blockchain. When a miner successfully creates a valid block, they will receive two payments in a single payment amount. One payment represents the creation of new cryptocurrency on the network and the other payment represents the fees from transactions included in the newly validated block. Those who perform the mining processes are paid in the cryptocurrency that they are validating.”* The tax treatment of cryptocurrency mining differs depending on the circumstances. The CRA will either view mining activities as a business or as a hobby, the appropriate tax treatment depends on this classification. **Business Classification** If you are mining cryptocurrency with the intention to make a profit, the activities may be considered a cryptocurrency mining business. Therefore, the cryptocurrency you receive from mining will be taxed as business income. However, you will be entitled to a corresponding deduction for the expenses associated with your cryptocurrency mining activities. Examples of expenses may include computer hardware, rent, electricity, internet, etc. CRA has provided limited guidance in regard to the timing of recognizing revenue from cryptocurrency mining, however, CRA stated in [technical interpretation 2018-0776661I7 dated August 8, 2019](https://taxinterpretations.com/cra/severed-letters/2018-0776661i7): *“In our view, Bitcoin received by a miner to validate transactions is consideration for services rendered by the miner. Where a taxpayer is in the business of Bitcoin mining, the Bitcoin received must be included in the taxpayer’s income at the time it is earned under section 3 and section 9 of the Income Tax Act.”* The timing of when to recognize revenue and expenses can be complicated, we recommend discussing your mining activities with a CPA firm to ensure the mining income is reported correctly.



New community: predictions - for posting your predictions of what will come!
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/387795 > https://lemmy.ca/c/predictions > > Could be fictions, non fiction, technology, politics, election results etc

New community: predictions - for posting your predictions of what will come!
https://lemmy.ca/c/predictions Could be fictions, non fiction, technology, politics, election results etc

With rapidly growing costs of housing, companies will start offering housing as a hiring incentive, creating communities similar to the “company towns” of the past.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/387793 > And the worst part is that, with so many companies shifting to work-from-home. it will create a culture (especially for early-career workers) that's less "work from home" and more "live at work." You'll be on call 24-hours a day, reachable at all times. And, for early-career workers getting out of college, it won't even seem like a strange transition from college dorms and fraternity/sorority houses to company housing. > > Not only will this lead to a culture where just living on your own at all is a major achievement, it will create a culture where workers don't own much of their own, because they have little storage space. It also means that leaving or job or (god forbid) getting fired or laid off will also render you homeless almost immediately. > > Maybe I should shh up before I start giving these companies ideas.

With rapidly growing costs of housing, companies will start offering housing as a hiring incentive, creating communities similar to the “company towns” of the past. By 2050
And the worst part is that, with so many companies shifting to work-from-home. it will create a culture (especially for early-career workers) that's less "work from home" and more "live at work." You'll be on call 24-hours a day, reachable at all times. And, for early-career workers getting out of college, it won't even seem like a strange transition from college dorms and fraternity/sorority houses to company housing. Not only will this lead to a culture where just living on your own at all is a major achievement, it will create a culture where workers don't own much of their own, because they have little storage space. It also means that leaving or job or (god forbid) getting fired or laid off will also render you homeless almost immediately. Maybe I should shh up before I start giving these companies ideas.



New cummunity: Instance Simulator!
Instance Simulator is suppose to be a fully-automated subsection on lemmy featuring posts and comments generated by bot accounts using Markov chain randomization processes. In practice, it distills the raw essence of each fediverse app/lemmyverse instance into posts/comments. Ain't anyone got the skill to make this, so we do it the old fashion way. How to: 1. Unless you're using a novelty acct, tag what instance your imitating ex, [beehaw] 2. Imitate. Try not to get cancelled, ex don't imitate the rightwing instances - we already know what a generic rightwing posts look like :p


[beehaw]

Politics exists in nature and we cannot live without them. From your local town council to national government policy - all aspects of civilization are tied together. Therefore it is necessary for everyone everywhere to participate in political discourse and make sure that they aren’t left out. Obviously this means that all sides must present their viewpoints in a civil manner so that every voice,


[beehaw] I want to explain why I think the moderation system and the way in which Beehaw operates is better than many of the other social media platforms out there.
Moderation and enforcement of rules is very much a core part of the Beehaw experience. I appreciate you wanting to raise awareness about your beliefs, but I am not interested in debating them in public. I am very happy to discuss the topic in private with you if you'd like, but my personal policy is to keep political discussions from appearing in my public posts. I don't like to mix politics and pop culture, and I don't think it's appropriate to have political discussions in an environment where people are expected to be able to have fun and relax. If you disagree with this policy, I invite you to take it up with the administrators of this website. We hope you enjoy your stay at Beehaw. We've tried hard to build a place where everyone has the ability to engage with each other in ways that feel comfortable to them without having to worry about toxic individuals.

[lemmygrad]

I was a socialist in high school and I’ve seen my share of socialist and socialist-adjacent people and none of them are critical of Bernie Sanders or his campaign. I mean, if you are in high school where you are the last person to be an internet activist, you are probably in the minority.


[Lemmygrad] Socialists should be in solidarity with Bernie Sanders.
I'm seeing a lot of people on this sub being extremely critical of Bernie Sanders, and I'm wondering if they're really being critical. When I was in high school (I've only been out of it for a few years), I had an acquaintance who was a socialist who was extremely critical of Bernie Sanders. I was genuinely perplexed, as I had never met a socialist who was critical of Bernie Sanders. I went to high school in a college town, and Bernie Sanders was basically the only public figure that was socialist in this town. Even when we had a couple of Republican politicians on the school board, they were always very critical of Bernie Sanders. This is what I mean by critical of Bernie Sanders. I think Sanders' campaign is going to have a huge effect on American politics. Many socialists are going to be supporting Sanders, and I worry that some people here are going to be critical of Bernie Sanders because of it.

New community: Today I Watched/Listened to
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/364832 > Share what you're watching/listening to! > > Any platform is fine


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https://lemmy.ca/c/furry post anything there and i’ll give you moderator status there. Also if you discover a furry sub that isnt inactive let me know


Also relevant if you desire a non lemmy.ml experience cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/233810 > Insufficient fediactivity across all the fediverse sublemmies >