If you are new and follow me. Make sure to have added a profile or made some toots. It is hard for me to know otherwise if I want to follow you back. Perfect if you have made an #introduction. That way I know.
Don't miss my interview with the team behind the newly announced Pro1-X!
Damn I wish I had money for this one! It is like a modern Nokia N950..
**State gun laws may help curb violence across state lines: study**
"Researchers find that strong state firearm laws are associated with fewer firearm homicides -- both within the state where the laws are enacted and across state lines. Conversely, weak firearm laws in one state are linked to higher rates of homicides in neighboring states."
An important #Linux phone is getting unveiled tomorrow. The hardware is incredible and the specs don't suck :D
Stay tuned for a video interview when the embargo lifts at 9am Eastern.
I have brought up an RSS-to-ActivityPub server. It can convert any RSS feed into a ActivityPub actor, so that one can follow them from Mastodon, Misskey or other ActivityPub compatible platforms to receive updates of the feed.
It's still under development so please do not abuse.
I have modified the code so that it should be compatible with latest version of Mastodon, Pleroma and Misskey.
Feel free to report any issues on GitHub:
The RIAA just got GitHub to ban open source YouTube downloaders.
They don't want anyone to share this code:
mplayer $(echo -s "http://youtube.com/get_video.php?$(curl $youtube_url | sed -n "/watch_fullscreen/s;.*\(video_id.\+\)&title.*;\1;p")&fmt=22")
Hello fosstodon, im planning to start a federated server providing open source services for friends/family maybe an association. At the moment i played around on a local server with nextcloud, jitsi, matrix, bitwarden and gitlab with keycloak for SSO. Does someone here have experience with projects like that and want to share experiences? Are there any go-to channels with topics like that?
Apparently quitting Facebook turns your Oculus Headset into a useless brick: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/delete-facebook-and-youll-lose-all-oculus-games-for-good/1100-6483716/ #oculus #headset #facebook #gaming
Data country-by-country in EU. A good source if you also want to see ICU/death numbers. Which is better than comparing testing results.. especially when it seems some countries have reduced testing now in October.
Microsoft got in antitrust trouble for bundling IE for free w/ Windows to compete with Netscape.
Now imagine Microsoft controlled whether Netscape could be installed or updated on Windows, and blocked them, and you are closer to the current situation with phones.
Should microphones be banned because they can ALSO be used to record music when it is played on the radio?
The open source "youtube-dl" with specific support for archiving from thousands of sites https://web.archive.org/web/20201015124159/http://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html and generic support for nearly all, was sabotaged by RIAA because they decided it was all about them.
Last thing I have to say on this: cloning the yt-dl doesn't affect these bad actors in the industry. They frankly don't give a shit if you have the code. They aren't stupid, they know how git works. They want to send a message.
So if it makes you feel great, clone it. But don't deceive yourself into thinking it's "sticking it to the man" or "activism". That comes from hitting them where it really hurts: pushing for copyright reform.
Write to your congresspeople.
So, if this youtube-dl thing ends up with distributions such as #debian being pressured to remove it, I hope they consider this:
The RIAA would not have brought this action without Google's backing. Google is not a friend of your distribution.
Perhaps your distro should IDK, change its default search engine.
Random thoughts on seeing the RIAA DMCA takedown of youtube-dl:
Maybe the culture that has been locked off from history behind paywalls needs to just die off. Let it all rot away.
More helpfully, what are the barriers, speedbumps, or frictions that are in the way of replacing paywall-content-culture with a viable alternative for supporting content creators? Is it technical? Social-awareness? Political-regulatory?
Non-rhetorical question: What can I do to facilitate that alternative coming into being? I don't know much about this space at all.
Hands down the best example of what #peertube can become:)
If you haven't discovered it yet, visit https://tilvids.com, an edutainment peertube instance which also includes exclusive content not available on YT;)
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