antisemitism Show more
how is there even a debate happening on whether or not we should block instances with antisemitic admins
and this linked article is also a classic: https://boingboing.net/2017/06/04/theresa-may-king-canute.html
oh dear: Germany Talking about Banning End-to-End Encryption
To change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we urge the adults to join us. On September 20th we call for a global general strike. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/23/greta-thunberg-young-people-climate-strikes-20-september
it me (no ec) Show more
i went to the botanic garden!!
fediverse.space is a tool to visualize instances in the fediverse. It’s a way to understand the communities that exist on here and to help people discover new instances.
It’s a libre and open-source project, and development can be followed on GitLab: https://gitlab.com/taobojlen/fediverse.space
There’s a lot planned for the coming months, especially supporting more types of fediverse servers. Feedback is more than welcome — feel free to contact us here or on GitLab with ideas/suggestions!
There's another angle to this. The fediverse is large, and its participants who are not Mastodon have different ideas and design philosophies. Some of them are publishing all sorts of lists and quotes and strike-through items. And when those posts show up on Mastodon, those visuals are lost.
That is not ideal, when it happens! But interoperability between systems with different goals and capabilities can't ever be full, it's a spectrum.
Palestine 🇵🇸 Show more
All the boycotting of Eurovision 2019 which actually matters (by musicians, trade unions, tourists, etc) has already been happening for months.
Did you buy a ticket to go there? No? Good. Many of the people in the audience today are Israeli soldiers and citizens who got free tickets. They didn't have the spike in tourism that Eurovision host countries normally get.
Did you pay attention to all of the branding and propaganda that Israel were doing? No? Also good. They've done their best to try and hide their darker side. I trust nobody's falling for it.
tl;dr whether or not you were watching the broadcast, it was already a huge failure regardless
With the recent #WhatsApp security issue, many people recommend #Keybase as alternative. Personally however, I certainly prefer products that own their security issues: https://palant.de/2018/09/06/keybase-our-browser-extension-subverts-our-encryption-but-why-should-we-care/. And I'm not the only one who made such experience with the Keybase team. #infosec
eurovision, BDS Show more
friendly reminder that BDS calls for a boycott of this year's eurovision. there's no such thing as an "apolitical" song contest, and especially so when it's hosted in a settler-colonialist state https://bdsmovement.net/news/palestinian-artists-and-broadcast-journalists-boycott-eurovision-2019