Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.
this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?
This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.
Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.
Happy 25th birthday, #windows95!
In celebration, some recommended reading: this book by Raymond Chen chronicles some of the fascinating and occasionally hilarious stories behind why some of the weirder things in Windows were designed the way they were and it's just a great glimpse into iterative product design.
The exit of #gab from the fediverse is an interesting lesson in optics. Gab joined the fediverse and made a big deal about it, and there was much hubbub about it, across all media. Now Gab has left the fediverse and made no deal of it at all, and nobody even noticed or cared. Crickets around the entire web.
Yes, they disabled federation at the end of May. I can feel a good rant in me about how indicative that is of Gab being a site that doesn't have a vision, doesn't have a strategy, and doesn't have principles.
If you want to keep my user data safe STOP COLLECTING IT. If you want to provide me with a better user experience STOP BANNING EVERYONE I WATCH. If you want to keep providing a quality free service STOP REMOVING ADVERTISING FROM EVERY SECOND VIDEO.
Regards, a concerned user.
"Why is your codebase so bloated?"
"We are paid to write code"
Unnecessary complexity usually comes from organizations see code as an asset instead of a mean to an end.
#FLOSS is not immune to this.
My daughter just shared this TikTok 😂😂😂
The Galaxy S10 was released about a month after going through FCC certification, so keeping timeframes the same, I anticipate ordering one of these fellas by end of August/early September. I can't remember the last time I was this excited for a stupid phone
I just learned about http://www.their.tube/ . It's a site that simulates the YouTube recommendations for people who live in different political bubbles.
It's useful if you want to show people how YouTube's recommendation algorithms drive people ever-deeper into their bubbles, resulting in more extreme world views.
And of course the software they use is open-source, you can find the code here: https://github.com/kihapper/TheirTube
Rumours abound that #Windows10X is planning to launch without VAIL, its Win32 virtualisation layer and will instead run with no support for Win32 apps. That is certain product suicide if true, just like Windows RT and Windows 10 S.
Stefan Molyneux booted off YouTube and Twitter. While I can only assume that the reason is because they don't like him, which is not a good enough reason to boot someone off a platform they rely on for their livelihood, I must also concede that there's a certain degree of schadenfreude in it for me as well
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.
No hate, No censorship. Be kind, be respectful
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.