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In-reply-to > I haven't used Signal long but I must admit I'm a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case

I use Signal for pretty much everything 👌


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In-reply-to > (#wt5j2xq) From what I've heard about Telegram, you have to explicitly enable end-to-end encryption with another person and you can't do that in group chats. Shouldn't that be listed in the document? It's very likely that I'm wrong in all this, can anyone familiar with Signal or Telegram confirm?

@mckinley I’m only familiar with Signal. Signal enforces and requires e2e encryption and is not something you can disable. Signal also encourages users to swap public key fingerprints too (called Safety Numbers) and to do this “Out of Band”.


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In-reply-to > (#wt5j2xq) I am not familiar with the functionality of Telegram or Signal, but things I have heard about both make me skeptical of their entries in this document. Signal requires a phone number to sign up, and I believe that you can connect it to your contact list on your phone to find other people using Signal. If this is the case, wouldn't they have to store at least a hash of your phone number? Hashed information is listed elsewhere in the document.

@mckinley

Signal requires a phone number to sign up, and I believe that you can connect it to your contact list on your phone to find other people using Signal. If this is the case, wouldn’t they have to store at least a hash of your phone number? Hashed information is listed elsewhere in the document.

Signal do this “discovery” of your contact list client-side only.

I’m not sure on the exact details of how your “Phone number” si used; but I do know, and this is publicly available data and knowledge that Signal go to great length to not store, collect or process any kind of metadata that goes through
Signal brokers. I believe the Signal broker servers are also open source too if
I’m not mistaken. Have a read through some of their recent blogs.


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(#wt5j2xq) @deebs Yup saw this the other day here

The most interesting part for me was these two tid-bits:

Signal:

  • *No message content.
  • *Date and time a user registered.
  • *Last date of a user’s connectivity to the service.

Telegram:

  • *No message content.
  • *No contact information provided for law enforcement to pursue a court order. As per Telegram’s privacy statement, for confirmed terrorist investigations, Telegram may disclose IP and phone number to relevant authorities.

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In-reply-to > The better thing is probably to pull the desired nick from metadata comments, but not everyone has it and usage frequency is still interesting on its own.

@xandkar Yhe old, existing and largely dead Twtxt community does not follow any standard just some conventions.

We formalized many new standards at dev.twtxt.net for Yarn.social and compatible clients. so as it grows you’ll see that usage go up over time 🤞


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In-reply-to > Tracking current/correct nicks was getting confusing, so I added a nick usage frequency count pass to the crawler, which also corrects a URL's nick to the one most-frequently mentioned for that URL. The collected nick data per (encoded) URL is here: https://xandkar.net/twtxt/nicks/seen/

@xandkar Oh that’s cool 👌


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(#klsde3a) @fastidious

for the girls, the Advent of Christmas is a new, different thing , each day? Could you explain a little bit more what it encompasses?

Yes, each day they get to open a new small gift. I believe the theme this year is Harry Potter. They’re basically toys and things you have to put together. Last year it was mini lego.

@kt84 can probably explain it better than I 🤗


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In-reply-to > Microsoft Adds Buy Now, Pay Later Financing Option To Edge -- And Everyone Hates It Microsoft has decided to add "Buy Now, Pay Later" financing options to its Edge browser in the U.S. -- and the overwhelming response has been negative. The Register reports: The Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) option pops up at the browser level (rather than on checkout at an ecommerce site) and permits users to sp ... ⌘ Read more

We sure do hate it 😡 Since when did a Web Browser become a E-Commerce system?! 😳 Oh wait 🤔 🤣


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In-reply-to > Actually if some of you wouldn't mind running the version on the pod_peers branch for a few hours today before we merge that PR that'd be great 👌

@fastidious I think your pod being newer may have cleaner data 😂 My pod gets used for testing quite often and it has much garbage I’m cleaning up slowly 😆


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In-reply-to > Twitter Expands Safety Policy, Bans Posting Images of People Without Their Consent Twitter updated its private information safety policy this morning to ban sharing images or videos of private individuals without their consent. From a report: The platform already banned users from sharing others' personal information without permission, like their address or location, identity documents, non ... ⌘ Read more

Twitter Expands Safety Policy, Bans Posting Images of People Without Their Consent
Twitter updated its private information safety policy this morning to ban sharing images or videos of private individuals without their consent

Only now Twitter™ start following basic commonsense?! 😳 This is pretty much
covered by many countries local laws on privacy. Geez 😳

Thank goodness we’re covered Abuse 👌


Anyway…. This is a good reminder to all multi-user Pod Owner / Operators to
take appropriate action when/if users on your pod violate any of the (default)
abuse guidelines set in place. As Yarn.social is decentrlaised the responsibility
is hopefully spread out and the burden hopefully quite small.

To date, so far; I’ve never had to do anything. 🤞 – I attribute this to the design
and vision in mind (@lyse I’ll brain dump); basically we’re tried very hard to
make the platform more “human”-like and “harder” to abuse in general
(_avoiding things top-heavy users, re-whatever, promoting, etc-).


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In-reply-to > Actually if some of you wouldn't mind running the version on the pod_peers branch for a few hours today before we merge that PR that'd be great 👌

@jlj As does mine. We might need to tweak something here as I’m not sure how this occurs 🤔


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In-reply-to > A-ha! I got a set of flatwound strings for my bass. Now it finally sounds like a bass instead of a tin can: https://movq.de/v/56e59facae/2021-11-28--finger-excercise-am-longscale.flac It’s a matter of personal preference, of course, but I like it thumpy. 🤘

@movq Good question. I’ll have to refer to the ZFS docs on that one 🤔


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In-reply-to > (#yntzbtq) @fastidious I think this is pretty good social equity personally myself 👌 What prompted you guys to discuss this and to come to this conclusion? 🤔 -- My only worry is the Edit/Delete must be supported for various legal and privacy reasons and "right to forget" type stuff, so whilst you may choose to avoid deleting/editing, that's fine, but we should not expect others to.

@fastidious As I always say, the hardest thing about engineering is communication 😁

But OTOH I do like parts of your personal stance on Yarning 🤣


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(#dg54gba) @darch I believe so. I think we should bring that bug, but I should also do some more work on the backend here and cleanup some of the garbage. Also @darch these Twitter™ feeds you follow; Do they have descriptions/taglines on the Twitter™ side at all or is there a bug with the feeds services not pulling this in? 🤔


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In-reply-to > Airbus A340 Plane Lands On Antarctica For First Time An anonymous reader quotes a report from India Today: For the first time in history, a commercial Airbus plane made a successful landing on the white continent of Antarctica. One of the company's A340 planes touched down on an ice runway earlier this month, paving the way for more tourism on the frozen landmass. The A340 took off on the morning of November 2 from Cape ... ⌘ Read more

The last spot on Earth not yet completely fucked up by crass tourism and pollution… It had to fall prey to it didn’t it? Haven’t human beings learned anything? Why is this even allowed?
Disgusting.

I concur with this comment 💯


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(#yntzbtq) I guess what I’m trying to say is this… The sentiment and “good intent” of @lyse and @fastidious’s discussions on IRC that lead to this are all well and good; but let’s be careful not to create unwelcoming, unfair standards and let’s be mindful of our own internal biases.


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(#yntzbtq) @jlj @ullarah That’s precisely my point. One of the motivating reasons why I set about creating what is now Yarn.social was to avoid this type of problem in the first place. Yes there is such a thing as “Internet Etiquette” or “Social Equity” but to create hard and fast rules around such things leads to other bad things like “Moderation” and “Censorship” which is an absolute no on in my books. As long as you abide by fairly sensible and hopefully obvious commonsense Abuse Policy / Community Guidelines (synonymous terms) we’re all good! 👌

The moment we start inventing rules and imposing our ideals on others we end
up in all kinds of messy stick situations, like what just happened just now 🤣


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(#yntzbtq) @fastidious I think this is pretty good social equity personally myself 👌 What prompted you guys to discuss this and to come to this conclusion? 🤔 – My only worry is the Edit/Delete must be supported for various legal and privacy reasons and “right to forget” type stuff, so whilst you may choose to avoid deleting/editing, that’s fine, but we should not expect others to.

I’m also a little worried about over prescribing “behaviour” if you will or creating a “set of rules” per se. I personally don’t see or find anything wrong with an occasional one-liner and you know I’m prolific with emojis 😂


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(#mzawc5a) @fastidious Sure I understand 😅 It’s a “convenience” thing, so if you don’t find it useful that’s fine, I do, and I think a few other users do too, granted it does need a bit more work to be more “friendly” and “prettier” (working on both!)


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(#mzawc5a) @fastidious Is there something we can do about it besides just nuking the feature, disabling it or otherwise? Is this a good use-case for a search box to find interesting feeds to subscribe to? 🤔 – As opposed to a potentially large never-ending / scrolling list? 😂


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In-reply-to > A-ha! I got a set of flatwound strings for my bass. Now it finally sounds like a bass instead of a tin can: https://movq.de/v/56e59facae/2021-11-28--finger-excercise-am-longscale.flac It’s a matter of personal preference, of course, but I like it thumpy. 🤘

@movq I scrub my ZFS pool once a month and it’s sitting around ~12TB and only takes ~20m or so. I should do this once per week I think 🤔


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