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Cake day: Jun 28, 2020


Consensus here is pretty anti-Brave and there are definitely issues (e.g. no one has mentioned the bug that allowed your ISP to view TOR sites you visited in this browser, which is a really glaring problem) but I use it as my second browser for seeing how things look in Blink. As far as I’m aware, only Ungoogled Chromium is an option for FLOSS browsers based on Blink. My first will always be Firefox.

The only path left for Mozilla employees (those faithful idealists who haven’t left) is to fork Mozilla as a workers coop (no execs, no difference in pay, full operational transparency)

A co-op can have executives (voted on by the workers) and differences in pay (as part of a pay schedule, voted on by the workers).

Don’t know if still the case, but for example Mozilla employees couldn’t (according to contract) tell anyone about their paycheck.

This is heinous.

Is that how FLOSS should be developed?

Yes, all businesses should be worker-owned.

It literally isn’t. E.g. Parler had more aggressive censorship than Twitter. And what I mean by “cool” is “uncool”: this is a stupid, bad idea.

Cool, so a Lemmy where I can use ethnic slurs?

I am struggling to understand how the fediverse is less vibrant than c. three years ago when there are empirically orders of magnitude more users, instances, and services.

I am also not particularly concerned about Pawoo versus if they were some large contingent on Facebook or Twitter: if they were, then those companies would be disincentivized to block them, some of the gross filth there would leak into other parts of those sites, and I would have some kind of formal association with them that I don’t have belonging to instances of services that I trust and that have competent, aggressive moderation.

re: Race-baiting trolling, that’s a serious problem but I think the solution is blocking instances that don’t have aggressive moderation. To the extent that you may be perceived to be racist by all the SJW boogeymen, then I guess that’s just a price you’ll have to pay. Again, what is the alternative here? Sea lions/trolls/etc. on a centralized service would somehow be easier to block? And the compounded complaint about how the cancelers are making the Internet “unsafe” is so ridiculous as to not even take seriously. The author certainly doesn’t because the article in no way bothers to explain what is “unsafe” other than evidently some personality-based gripe about someone whom I’ve never heard of and don’t care about.

And his complaint about there being no culture is literally untrue on various Mastodon instances that I have seen based around artists, anarchists, etc. I just don’t even understand what he’s arguing here.

I have a browser plugin to redirect YouTube to a random Invidious instance and Twitter to a random Nitter instance, yes.

What am I seeing here? If you’re going to post a video from YouTube, please don’t use a redirect URI to Google’s surveillance network and instead use an Invidious instance.

Firefox is blocking this site for not having HTTPS but just the title alone seems nonsensical: the “fediverse” can’t “ban” or “deplatform” anyone or anything anymore than everyone in town can think you’re a douche bag and not talk to you. What is stopping this person from setting up his own instance of Mastodon or PeerTube or Pleroma or whatever thing hurt his feelings by blocking him for being a Nazi or whatever?

I’m familiar with Beaker but thought it was just experimental for sharing web pages peer-to-peer. Is it useful for actual everyday browsing?

The title doesn’t mention a lot of things: that’s why it’s worth reading the article. It also says “like”.

Well, it explicitly mentions Hacker News, so why did you bring it up here?

Don't Contribute Anything Relevant in Web Forums Like Reddit

TL;DR: all of the content of closed, centralized services will be lost in the long run. Choose the platform you contribute to wisely now instead of learning through more large data loss events later-on. …


And there niche browsers, of course like Lynx, Otter, Pale Moon, etc. but those are not realistic choices for taking on Blink/Chromium-based supremacy. Mozilla in general and Firefox in particular are critical for the health of the Web.

Did you ever determine if it was a denial of service attack or just an influx from Hacker News (hi!)