marado

tilde.pt

Systems Engineer, Free Software advocate, Musician, Virtual World God.

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In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net @eaplmx@twtxt.net Still to reply to the “what can be done?” question, here’s one thing: each of us can sign this open letter

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In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net @eaplmx@twtxt.net we’re getting more limited in what we can do on a consumer level (boycotting is not always an option, for eg. all cars in the EU must have software, and no options exist in the market where it is free software), but beyond voting with the wallet, we can also vote in politics and policies, as much more can be done in a regulatory level. in Europe it is possible to protect users a bit from DRM, and we now want the right to install whatever we want on our devices, just to give a couple of examples.

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In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Cars being more often an IoT hell was so easily accepted, that now they’re more and more becoming a DRM hell. Consumers should stop accepting the idea that they are not the owners of what they buy.

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In-reply-to » @marado I really like what you said [here}(https://twitter.com/mind_booster/status/1592483680211329025) although I don't think my translation does it justice, so maybe you can re-iterate it here in English? 🤔 IIUC I think you're saying Yarn.social / Twtxt is quite a bit different as we place more of an emphasis on the "decentralisation" rather than "building a network and protocols", if so, this is true, as I try to refer to things as "ecosystem" and "specs".

@prologic@twtxt.net yup, I have nothing but ❤️ for all the work you have been doing around it!👍

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In-reply-to » @marado I really like what you said [here}(https://twitter.com/mind_booster/status/1592483680211329025) although I don't think my translation does it justice, so maybe you can re-iterate it here in English? 🤔 IIUC I think you're saying Yarn.social / Twtxt is quite a bit different as we place more of an emphasis on the "decentralisation" rather than "building a network and protocols", if so, this is true, as I try to refer to things as "ecosystem" and "specs".

@prologic@twtxt.net Well, basically I refer to a “radical decentralization”, with twtxt you don’t need to host a pod or maintain any software, nor rely on any 3rd parties, you can simply manage a text file, and make it available however works best for you. It provides a quite refreshing sort of independence I mostly miss from the internet of decades ago. Mastodon is nice, but it doesn’t give you /that/.

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In-reply-to » So I think the PR to add support for Twtxt to Mastodon is probably not going to happen by the looks of it 😢 But OTOH I discovered / found out that Mastodon actually has RSS feeds? Can anyone confirm? How does this work? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net Well, I just went to confirm, and people are referring to their presence on mastodon with the initial @, so… yes, better support both formats!

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In-reply-to » So I think the PR to add support for Twtxt to Mastodon is probably not going to happen by the looks of it 😢 But OTOH I discovered / found out that Mastodon actually has RSS feeds? Can anyone confirm? How does this work? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net I don’t know enough about mastodon to be sure

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In-reply-to » So I think the PR to add support for Twtxt to Mastodon is probably not going to happen by the looks of it 😢 But OTOH I discovered / found out that Mastodon actually has RSS feeds? Can anyone confirm? How does this work? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net oh, I see ejat I did wrong, extra @

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Who could have seen this coming… According to The Spiegel:

“After election mishaps and massive organizational problems in the elections in Berlin on September 26, 2021, the Berlin Constitutional Court declared the elections to the House of Representatives and the district assemblies to be invalid. They have to be repeated in their entirety.”

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In-reply-to » So I think the PR to add support for Twtxt to Mastodon is probably not going to happen by the looks of it 😢 But OTOH I discovered / found out that Mastodon actually has RSS feeds? Can anyone confirm? How does this work? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net plannning a new feature for feeds.twtxt.net ?

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Ouvi as entrevistas de Paulo Raimundo à RTP e à CNN. Gostei do que ouvi (dele). Sei que as entrevistas foram curtas e necessariamente não-exaustivas, mas entristece-me não ter ouvido nenhuma referência à crise climática.

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In-reply-to » Seem to be getting duplicates when I sync, I think I am still missing something in integrated Yarn/twtxt.net and my local text tools.

@rsdoiel@twtxt.net @prologic@twtxt.net Maybe a bit offtopic, but:

If I pull twtxt.net’s feed, change its URL and sync the changed file back into twtxt.net, will the feed in the pod retain the new URL? Even if then I keep editing the feed by posting into it using the pod?

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In-reply-to » @prologic, are there any plans to add the ability of full text search on yarn pods? Is this something I should open an issue/feature request for?

@dfaria@twtxt.net True! I suppose I’d like the ‘search’ section on twtxt.net to work like search.twtxt.net (or even post to there, I wouldn’t mind if pressing the search button would take me to search.twtxt.net …)

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Para atingir a meta de não ultrapassar os 1.5ºC até 2030, preciamos de reduzir para metade as nossas emissões de CO2 até ao final da década. Mas, em vez de prestar atenção para isso, Costa foca-se no objectivo de 2050 (quiçá porque está mais longe), e aparenta estar mesmo interessado em resolver o problema da crise climática, ao ponto de sugerir antecipar os objectivos para lá, de 2050 para 2045. E, enquanto chama a atenção para essa “atitude positiva”, espera que ninguén note que Portugal está em falta - no pesente - no cumprimento dos seus compromissos tomados para a acção climática.

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In-reply-to » Atom vs. RSS: https://mckinley.cc/blog/20221109.html

@mckinley@twtxt.net @lyse@lyse.isobeef.org The link rel bit is because the feed can have relative urls. ie, if it is on http://example.com/feed, in can have somewhere in there a

Image

for eg.. If I download that feed I to my hard-drive and then try to render it, I need to know that “icon.jpg” is relative to http://example.com/feed, ie, that I will find it at http://example.com/icon.jpg (and not locally, next to the feed file I downloaded).

I hope my explanation makes sense…

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In-reply-to » Thinking about reviving (#xi7nivq) - the idea of managing bashblog comments with twtxt instead of leading people to Twitter.

@prologic@twtxt.net tbf, microblogs as comment systems might just be a wrong idea. I was led towards it by the current twitter implementation on bashblog (which I use), but the more I think about it the more I suspect that it just is the wrong tool for the job.

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In-reply-to » Thinking about reviving (#xi7nivq) - the idea of managing bashblog comments with twtxt instead of leading people to Twitter.

@prologic@twtxt.net I was thinking more on something along the lines of the current twitter “integration”, but now that I think more about it, I realize that darch’s suggestion has more merit than what I initially realized. The blog comments system can be a twtxt feed, each entry a new twt/hash, each user comment referring to that hash.

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One of the things that attracts me about the “twtxt social network” is how radically decentralized it is. Not only each user is its own node (maintaining its own text file feed), there’s no limits to the protocols used to access each feed. Sure, most of the feeds are probably being served over http or https, but there are feeds being served over gopher, and I bet some of them over ftp/ftps. But it doesn’t have to be that way - feeds can be distributed in any modern equivalent to the sneakernet, you can save yours in a usb stick or a floppy disk, hand it over by hand or send it via postal mail; you can distributed them on a mailing list, on the usernet… The limit is your imagination.
This reflection made me realize that there’s no reason to wait for secushare, twtxt feeds can already be used, shared, maintained and spread on GNUnet, taking this social media platform to the GNU Internet.

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There are many interesting things to observe in this recent Twitter exodus (and the boost it is giving to Mastodon’s adoption). One of them is that I haven’t read even once yet about someone who’s “leaving Twitter for Facebook” or something like that: officially, Facebook is no longer a “social media alternative” to Twitter users.

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In-reply-to » It's this time of the year to start calendar material selection. Gawd. A mate already made a preselection of roughly only 400 pictures, each assigned its month already. Does anyone know of a service that creates a day calendar? No chance for me to select just twelve photos. Otherwise I have to create multiple ones, just wild animals, just sunsets/-rises, just other skies, just landscapes, just macros etc. Also, any good software that helps with selecting the best takes?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de @eaplmx@twtxt.net there’s an online service for that, https://www.lulu.com/pricing

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In-reply-to » My thesis was on digital/electronic voting (about 10 years ago)

@eaplmx@twtxt.net Yes, the regardless part is what scares me… In Portugal the major parties want it for general elections, despite what I said above applying to us. There have been talks about a constitutional revision to allow it, but they’re purposefully ignoring that no amount of national legislation is going to make it GDPR-compliant…

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In-reply-to » My thesis was on digital/electronic voting (about 10 years ago)

@eaplmx@twtxt.net To add to those challenges, there is yet another legal requirement in many electroral systems: it needs to be understandable and scrutinizeable by “random people”. There is an understanding that, in the EU, this requirement exists independently on any specific requirement for it, due to nr. 1 of art. 5 of the GDPR (the “transparent manner” bit).

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Sometimes I get terrified for some moments with the naïvity of the greedy. As an example, when people advocate AI-generated stuff can/should be copyrightable, under the expectation that they’ll be making some money from that, without realizing about the impact of the repercussions of what they propose, also to themselves…

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