Hey floss.social :) My name is Chris, and I am a first year college student, as well as a free software and privacy advocate.
I love contributing to projects, my favourites being Fracal, a GTK client for Matrix chat, and Godot. I have a (small, for now) blog at https://brainblasted.gitlab.io.
I fucking love the Black Panther score
what they say: "relevant ads"
what they mean: "we sell your data"
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WHAT THE FUCK
I was talking to a bot and had no clue until they repeated it. It wasn't like someone trying to repeat something to convince me - it was the exact same audio clip. That was my only clue.
Really unnerving. Also pissed becuase they have call bots spreading propaganda that front as humans. It held a conversation convincingly FFS, and recognized what I said
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I say "I really don't have cash to spare". Then they begin repeating the exact same phrase they did before about the min. donation, and that'ts when I realized (and said) "You're a bot". The thing went a second more into the spiel, then hung up abruptly.
what the fuck
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Starts off with someone who asks for me. I tell them that they had me on the line. They say good, and then start talking about that shitty "Blue Lives Matter" bill with some "punishing violent criminals" BS, wanting to raise money for support so I could get a sponsor pamphlet or something. I say I don't have any cash. Trying to tell them off without telling them off. They say "We would never want to overwhelm you" and talk about their min. donation.
I just got off the fucking creepiest phone call I've ever had
Alright, floss.social is on 2.4.0 now
Yo, man we've literally had a billion stories about cishet folks.
More shows/movies about gay relationships, trans relationships, bi relationships, relationships that we don't even have a name for yet.
More shit that gets deep into the plethora of humans experiences we haven't even scratched the surface of yet.
@gingerrroot When victims have no resources to combat threats, they definitely don't have the resources to educate and help others. Victims lose entire livelihoods and no one steps up to do anything about it. Until that cycle is broken, it will continue to be seen as a viable tactic for silencing people.
If victims of abuse weren't starved out of their lives, it would take a way a lot of the incentive for abusers to begin with.
I will be starting the update of all Masto.host hosted instances to Mastodon v2.4.0
This process will take some hours but each instance should only be down for a couple of minutes.
You can view the change log here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.4.0
Let me know if you run any issues.
Why would one want to keep all the history of all rooms, forever?! It means there are only two solutions, and I doubt dendrite will change anything in that regard or at least significantly:
1. Only selfhosted individual homeservers (so anyone without tech skills is out of picture)
2. large servers run by companies (for profit) or organizations on sponsored never ending resources.
As an admin of disroot's server I can tell that as much as I love matrix i dont remember a week without federation broken, server resources hitting the roof and pretty much everything on fire. From all the services we provide matrix is the signle one requiring constant maintenance.
Not to mention the fact there is no way to remove old history which is stored forever. this means ever growing database (atm on disroot 350GB ssd storage and about 64GB RAM).
What is a good ActivityPub app for Mac?
I can't seem to find any
So, since I lost the job with Mastodon a lot earlier than I expected, we wont really have any money over the summer (as this one month just covers the lack of student loan for this month(You get a lot less in May)).
If you appreciate the work I've been doing for Mastodon, even though I'm not hired anymore, and want to help us eat over the summer, any pledge on patreon or liberapay are very welcome!