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Remember that all language is meaningless without context. If something you see on my toot history confuses you, please actually think non-emotionally before jumping to radical conclusions.

Cadey~ rebroadcasted
Due to the recent discussions about Tusky merging their Gab ban, I'm reposting my series "Imagine if _all_ applications were developed the same way as Fedi apps" with slightly improved screenshots and a new one.

Also, I'd like to clarify my stance on this matter since people thought I'd support Gab or that I'd make inaccurate comparisons.

My motivation for posting these screenshots is that I think blocks like this don't belong in software that is completely detached from the stuff it displays.
Kinds of software that belong in this category are web browsers, email clients, music players, text editors, and also Fedi apps such as Tusky or Fedilab. They are merely tools that allow people to use certain contents or services, but they don't host them and therefore aren't responsible for them.
To me, this isn't a matter of free speech or some free software principles. As a user, I simply don't want developers to force their personal/political opinions onto me in that way. And here is why:

Imagine if more software implemented various kinds of blocks against things the developer doesn't want to support. I'm sure many of you now may think "Cool, so they block things for bad people. How is this a problem?"

The problem is that your view of what "bad people" are or how they should be handled by the software doesn't necessarily have to agree with the developers' views.

A good example for this is the file browser screenshot: Among other files, the message lists a Torrent for an Arch Linux image as blocked. Most likely, the imaginary developer thinks that Torrents are used too often to distribute illegal things, so making them harder to use is more beneficial than not doing it. Would you agree with this?

In the long run, this problem may become worse. What if the political climate in our society shifted and over time, some of the opinions you or people you like/follow/... hold were considered harmful by many software developers? What if you were confronted with messages like the ones in the screenshots all the time because of that?

Many people don't expect that measures taken against "bad people" could ever affect them negatively. After all, they are good people.
This is actually very similar to discussions about privacy invasions, where there are people who "have nothing to hide" and therefore don't care about such problems.

That's the situation I was trying to convey with these screenshots in the same way Black Mirror shows how current technological trends could lead to negative impacts on our society.
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‪Oh man I've made it now. I'm getting recruiter spam in French!‬

Cadey~ rebroadcasted

Yo, people who run instances, you might care about this

Apparently there's some vulns in Linux that let you use a ton of system resources or cause a kernel panic over the internet with some TCP features

Good news, you can work around them all pretty easily without compiling your own kernel

github.com/Netflix/security-bu

@amic @desvox @cult @monorail

is there an API call to suspend/silence users? I would like to try adapting some of my old IRC spambot fighting code to mastodon.

I just banned a spammer off of mst3k. Good riddance.

Cadey~ rebroadcasted

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If you woke up one day as your fursona, what would your reaction be?

For me it'd be relief.

fruit company expensive

so original ecks dee out of touch fruit company doesn't make products for the PEOPLE

If you were ever considering using sr.ht, don't.

@sir I can't disable HTML formatting in my mail client. How can I send email to your mailing lists? Using Spark mail on iOS as well as the native mail app.

I just sorta remember the snapback to reality and hearing the heart rate monitor sound, but much much slower than before. I was told that it was time for me to head out. I got an Uber home, peed a fuckload and then passed out in bed.

I remember feeling protected, but not being sure who I was being protected by. I don't know if it really matters who or what was protecting me, but it helped and I'm grateful for it. I kinda miss that dream now lol. It got interrupted very instantly in the hospital when it was time to wake up.

I looked behind me and saw that my heart rate had finally hit a normal rate (it was n>140 for an hour or two) and I noticed that I didn't have the IV in my mindform's arm. I then floated towards the portal and just started swimming freely. My dream was more of the free swimming in a warm, peaceful, safe and depopulated area.

So in the hospital last night I remember something really weird/interesting happening before I passed out. I remember seeing a portal to my wonderland in front of me, specifically one of the areas I like swimming in. I then felt my vantage point start to float up and towards it. It felt like my mindform was being pulled out of the body.

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