I thought I would throw this out to everyone in an easy way after seeing this post https://lemmy.ca/post/76405
What do you think the lemming mascot of Lemmy should be called? Top level comments should just be the name.
“These are people at their worst moments. Using that data to help other people is one thing, but commercializing it just seems like a real ethical line for a nonprofit to cross.”
Jennifer King, privacy and data policy fellow at Stanford University
Does anyone have experience with this organization (https://divested.dev)? There isn't any footprint I can find of them outside their repos and message boards.
I am specifically interested in their general credibility and legitimacy. To a lesser extent, I'm interested in views of their effectiveness at enhancing privacy and/or security.
I have been running lineageOS on my OnePlus 2. I liked it, but Lineage has stopped supporting my phone. There are two options that I have been able to find as replacements - postmarketOS and /e/OS. Any thoughts on those or other recommendation? Anything that gets security updates, is open source, and is functional meets my needs.
Do any of you have thoughts on a business case for continued use of Firefox for an individual?
Why? My employer is moving to uninstall all instances of Firefox on company computers for 'security reasons' in favor of Edge and Chrome. I would be allowed to keep it if I could make a business case for it. There is no legit reason why I can't get my work done with another browser, but I am going to push hoping just being a squeaky wheel is good enough. My guess is folks on here will have clearer thinking on this than me. Does anyone out there think my IT dept is making a good decision?
Sometimes defining things by what they aren't creates a lot of ambiguity. As in what do you actually want if not consumerism. So, fellow anti-consumerists, what do you value that is in opposition to consumerism? I am for (pro) the respectful use of resources. We need to give back at least what we take (called mutualism in ecological terms) and consumerism, even in its name, breaks that link and cycle.
Does it make sense to ask: How hard does a photon hit an object?
Does the waviness of photons make that a dumb question? If it does then what is a more correct way of conceptualizing the interaction of a photon with, for example, a light receptor? Or does the analogy in my head of a ball hitting a wall fairly represent the behavior of a photon at the moment of impact?
It is easy to find articles and guides designed for laypeople. If you know the right keyword, it is just as easy to find professional/expert level papers and articles. I have noticed that this is the case across fields. Is that what other folks experience? Where do you go for information when laypeople articles are too basic, but every expert level article is beyond you?