Lemmy maintainer. Interested in politics, video games, and many other things.

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Cake day: Jan 16, 2020


I think you inspired me to dig out my pinephone and give it another try. When i tried before hardware acceleration wasnt working on most distros and everything lagged extremely, has that improved?

Of course the body is capable, thats exactly what the immune system is for. What the vaccine does is simulate an infection, so when you actually get infected, the immune system remembers how to create antibodies, and does it faster. If the human body were unable to form covid antibodies without vaccination, every single infected person in 2020 would have died.

Of course the immune system is related to a virus. Vaccines are not magic, what they do is allow the immune system to fight covid more effectively, by generating more antibodies. Sure it is possible that a young, healthy person gets a severe infection, but the probability for that to happen is vastly lower compared to a 70 year old with various chronic diseases.

Edit: Here is an easy to understand explanation how vaccines work.

Maybe you should clarify that this meme is aimed at people over 50, who suffer about 93% of Covid-19 deaths (sourcehttps://www.statista.com/statistics/1191568/reported-deaths-from-covid-by-age-us/)), and likely a similar percentage of severe infections. To be honest I dont think there are many people from that age group here. In that sense, it seems rather misleading to me.

Activitypub has shared inbox, which solves that problem (and is implemented by Mastodon). But i suppose it is possible to ddos a server by sending many messages to individual users. Blocking that might be quite tricky, especially as the Mastodon codebase seems to be in a very bad state afaik.

It would be possible to federate a list of all communities on a remote instance, so you could browse that. But probably only the community name and profile, fetching posts/comments could use a lot of resources.

Signups for weblate.yerbamate.ml are working again

The domain was included in a spam list, which meant that confirmation emails couldnt be delivered, and signup was impossible. Now the problem is fixed, so if you would like to translate Lemmy into your language, register an account and get started. …

Here is the code, but theres not much info either. Probably best if you talk with @grishka@mastodon.social directly.

Sounds a bit similar to Smithereen, which is inspired by VKontakte.


Some people are suggesting to disable self votes, but start posts/comments at 1 point. I think thats a great idea, because it would also help Pleroma/Mastodon users. Those cant send votes, so they currently start at 0 points.

Yes thats how i imagined it, should have made that clearer.

Yes, thats why i posted it here and not on github :)

Do we really need self upvotes in Lemmy?

I never really thought about the automatic self upvote on Reddit and Lemmy. But after reading this article Dont let me like my own post, i’m wondering if we should just get rid of it. Its not really adding anything, or does it? Plus removing it would slightly si…

I would say that Lemmy already has a kind of democracy built in, which is that users can pick an instance based on their preferences, and also relatively easily change instances. Or use multiple accounts, anonymous or not. Communities can also be moderated from other users. But in the end, the server admin always has total control over the server, that cant be changed. The main influence that users have is the decision which instance they use (and where they create communities).

More advanced tools like the ones you suggest also sound useful, but seems like a lot of work to implement that. Maybe it would make more sense to some type of plugin system for this logic, so that instance admins can choose their preferred way of moderation.

Isnt all investment essentially gambling? Only difference is that some things are more or less risky.

That sounds awesome, but me and my two friends working on this are pretty much “nobodies”, so I doubt we’d be getting anything :)

It doesnt matter who you are, only that you work on a project which fits their goals. Though i believe there is a requirement that at least one of you lives in the EU, but not sure how strict that is.

This looks very interesting. I was about to ask what language you plan to use, but then i saw the proof on concept in Rust. I think thats great because Rust has a real focus on correctness, which helps to avoid problems early on, so you spend a lot less time debugging weird edge cases. For the protocol, I would recommend you dont define messages by raw bytes, thats a really complicated way to serialise information, and bandwidth is not an issue in this case. Json would work equally well, as would protobuf or something similar. That will also allow you to auto-generate the protocol docs.

Edit: No message deletion, edits and no multi-device support will severely limit the use cases for this project. I hope you can consider adding this later, even though the project will already require a ton of work. Maybe you want to apply to NLnet for funding (they also finance Lemmy development).

I dont know about the racism and white supremacy accusations, but fact is that you have been spamming this for days now. Spamming is explicitly forbidden by the rules. Also, based on the comments in this thread you can see that no one on this site is interested in your message, so whats the point?

This would quickly get complex, as it would require configuration options for instances to fetch from, fetch interval, number of communities to fetch each time, etc. At least for now i think its better to have an external tool. But it could be linked in the docs so other admins can easily find it.

I still have to check if the retrieved communities don’t get somehow deleted if they are never used (if nobody subscribes)

Communities will be stored forever, unless you manually go into the database and delete them. Even the delete buttons on the frontend only hide them.

Source. I think you can clearly see that each wave is getting less deadly, and less dangerous. …

Help looking for statistics

Do you know where I can find statistics of covid deaths in the last 30 days, or last 12 months? (per country) Every website I can find seems to list only total deaths since January 2020, or daily stats. But in 2020 we didnt have vaccinations, and lack of masks, so it doesnt say much about the danger…

Help with compiler warning in macro usage

I’m getting a weird compiler warning from using a macro that I wrote: …