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FfaerieOxide

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I've been called "a giant faggot" but I'm medium at most. ♥️

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FfaerieOxide,
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Identify a magazine which is prone to spam, scroll down to "Moderators", click the icon of the index finger pointing upward. Click it.

Request modship and then wait as nothing happens.

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I mean, he’s developing and administrating what’s essentially a Reddit clone all on his own.

And doing a damn fine job.

The question was if you saw similarity in the pressure to add maintainers to the project with the social engineering that lead to xz getting backdoored.

FfaerieOxide,
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And he’s burning out.

I have seen no evidence of that. Also not the point of this thread.

FfaerieOxide,
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I’m not going to pick through his last year’s posts and make a diagnosis, but if you’ve seen no evidence of that, I think you’re wilfully ignoring the signs.

Ok, I'll continue "ignoring" evidence you can't even describe ("He talked somewhere about..."), much less cite.

For all we know his frequent absence is down to a great work-life balance on his part.

Irrespective this thread is not about who is or is not burnt out, it's about how posts like your are what enabled the xz backdoor to happen.

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I used it as a support to my argument

What argument? I'm not sure what you position is.

FfaerieOxide,
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I think Ernest is doing a fine job. [shrug] Especially when you consider none of us are being charged to be here.

Could we please stop talking about if Ernest is burning out though? That was never the question of this thread.

The question was if the comments reminded you of the social engineering that engendered the xz backdoor.

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I don't know what this xz thing is about, first time hearing it.

Someone pressured the maintainer of a compression tool used in a bunch of open source software to hand over the keys by citing burnout and offering to "help" then spent ~3 years slowly adding tiny changes that combined to form a backdoor in SSH that nearly compromised the entire internet or something.

It was only barely caught by accident because it made some thing some guy was doing that wasn't even related a fraction of a second slower.

Been all over the FOSSiverse for days, and the social engineering that was used on the xz maintainer reminded me personally of similar pressure certain people have applied to Ernest in most threads about kbin performance I have seen.

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I thin you need to chill a bit.

I'm not the one calling people willfully ignorant about things a thread isn't even about.

one of the strengths of open source because of that.

I don't think being a jerk is a strength

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I didn't say anything about burning out.

Fairplay, but that then's two step removed from what this thread is about.

FfaerieOxide,
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Erm, I thought kbin was open source? Can’t anybody fork it if they have a problem with it? This sounds like a whiny nothingburger.

They can. That's what mbin is.

That's part of why I don't get why people always pressure Ernest to add maintainers.

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Piefed also looks promising.

That one interoperable with Mastodon like Kbin is?

FfaerieOxide,
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Touch grass

Suck ya mudda

FfaerieOxide,
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I said that already, mbin might be good but I didn't like the advertisement.

I'm not quite sure what your position is. I am by no means an mbin booster. In fact I find some of the people pushing mbin over kbin (in lieu addition too) jerks about it.

This whole thread has been about the similarities I noticed between comments people made about/to Ernest previously and the sort of comments we later learned led to the xz backdoor.

When I started to read breakdowns about the social engineering behind the xz backdoor I was like, "Waaaaitaminute, I've seen that sort of talk before." I found it notable to point out the similarity and maybe poke around at it.

People decided to use the thread (to my excessive chagrin) to talk shit about kbin and rehash the exact same pressures I was attempting to analyze.

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Kbin/Mbin is still the only platform(s) to try to bridge the two.

Moreover it seems to have better discoverability than mastodon Mastodon. I can type a word or phrase in the search bar on kbin and find "Mastodon" posts whereas I'm stuck viewing whatever is timeline trending on Mastodon proper unless I follow someone or can figure out whatever hashtag person might have affixed to their post.

Even with kbin being down a good 1/5 of the time it remains the best ActivityPub viewing experience (in my).

FfaerieOxide,
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I saw the term "threadiverse" being used to group all Reddit alternatives interoperable with the Fediverse.

Yeah, but Meta's fucked up the application of anything containing "thread".

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I have a notification waiting for me, but I get a 404 on the page to check it out.

Append ?p=1 at the end of the URL; that sometimes fixes it.

Next, relax.

FfaerieOxide,
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A collection is a way to view multiple magazines in one feed.

Oh, ok.

A magazine is like a Reddit subreddit

the hell is a reddit?

FfaerieOxide,
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A Reddit is a kink community, all simping for its boss..
because it's full of subs.

Ohhhhh, is it called "red it" because that's what they request their boss to do to their asses?

FfaerieOxide,
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Oh wow, you can make it smaller, too.

FfaerieOxide,
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I am using the PWA right now.

le quoi? Portable Web Application?

FfaerieOxide,
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Statistically, white men still dominate the video game space in terms of who is playing, making, starring, and writing about games.

Starring in, surely.

FfaerieOxide,
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You're able to post this, aren't you?

FfaerieOxide,
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I find myself today unable to upvote or boost anything without immediately being sent to that maintenance page.

That's not working right now. I recommend saving up your strong opinions to shotgun out at once once again it is.

That also applies to my own posted threads, which I am not receiving any notifications about for comments posted.

You are free~

FfaerieOxide,
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Why would I click an article the only thing about which you have disclosed is that it will make me mad?

All equal I'd as soon not seek that out and the premise about learning more about The Matrix rings hollow because unless the article's author (who—like everything else about the piece—is not revealed in the post) is Bane Hooked Up to pregnant horse pee, they don't understand The Matrix better than I do.

FfaerieOxide,
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He hasn't been, like... hit by a bus or anything

Heaven forbid but the hosting bills are paid up through now at minimum.
You got to think if he were (again, forbid) dead or something the site wouldn't refresh and we wouldn't see ads for drugs and pirated MMA streams.

FfaerieOxide,
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just finishing with divorcing his wife

Has—against his best wishes—he been shot?

Note: This is an irreverent reference to an event and I have no more reasons to think he has actually been shot than I do to believe she was in hospital having GRS.

In any event I imagine Ernest is fine.

FfaerieOxide,
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PugJesus is a shitlord

PugJesus isn't perhaps as left as some would wish but closer to decent than to douche. The way you describe PJ one'd think you were describing an AnotherAttorney or other fascist douche.

FfaerieOxide,
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hit by an SUV or pick-up

Are there alot of those in Poland?

FfaerieOxide,
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You want me putting out in the universe the opposite? Them's dangerous vibes to be fucking around with.

Either Ernest is fine and you can take comfort in that knowledge or Ernest is dead and you can take comfort in the knowledge that you can do things like throw up websites and they can keep going months after you kick it.

I don't think if Ernest were dead you and I would be talking about it on kbin.social.

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The fact we're here talking on kbin.social when for all we know Ernest is talking to aliens right now on some Jodie Foster Contact shit shows how rather robust this place actually is when you think about it.

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you are the one “putting that into the universe

No, I put out into the universe that he was alive. You are welcome for the vibes.

I wouldn't guess that’s what people were thinking

He hasn't been, like... hit by a bus or anything

That's what people said they were thinking.

FfaerieOxide,
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The site errored out repeatedly when I tried to like a comment

Has there ever been a time kbin.social didn't do that from time to time? 503 is a friend of mine at this point. Neither one of us has abandoned this place for twitter so this place is clearly at least robust enough (code- and community- wise) for us still to be having this conversation here.

Heck, I could (though won't and don't yet) argue the errors are a feature to keep you getting hooked on scrolling. There's at least 2 projects I have finished I wouldn't have worked on if this place hadn't been down at the time.

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I am a big fan of kbin but I am posting this from an mbin instance

And good luck to your instance. I wouldn't feel as comfortable uploading anything to US servers myself, and I didn't find any words similar to the following (from your instance) on kbin.social:

We may use the information that you provide to us, and any other information of yours that is associated with, or related to, the Web Site, including but not limited to your IP address, email address, content of posts, content of private messages, and use of the Web Site, for our internal business and we may disclose the information to law enforcement personnel, governmental agencies, legal counsel and/or third parties at any time and for any purpose.

FfaerieOxide,
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I couldn't find any decent k/m bin instances when I was looking during the most recent outage.

FfaerieOxide,
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I also like Lemmy.

Lemmy hasn't grabbed me yet like kbin has. Is mastodon as integrated with lemmy as it is with kbin?

Apparently you can't say fag on lemmy.world which could cause some problems with some of the magazines I mod here. Also I'm left with negative feelings from lemmy.world not federating images and posts I reply to .world threads from .social.

-mygrad is right out because I do not believe making common cause with the allies of people who want my friends dead is "...of a progressive character".

.ml has similar issues to the above two

blajah.zone I have no issue with but I just don't want that to be my home instance. I actually have been trying to break their monopoly on 196 for a while now

Beehaw is fine but they're always talking about defederating so that basket seems unfit to slip my eggs into.

exploding heads is a shit instance for fascists

sh.itjust.works—and this is no slight toward or reflection on present company—seems like that place for people who complain about "censorship" and "echo chambers" when they get asked to leave a dunkin doughnuts for sig heiling on the counter while making a hitler 'stache out of a cruller. Again not you, I am sure you are lovely, but when someone complains they can't be transphobic and their account is more than 3 weeks old, odds are good "@sh.itjust.works" is trailing their handle.

FfaerieOxide,
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Say, did you take over The 13th Floor from Arotrios, speaking of projects taking back seats?

FfaerieOxide,
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I'm curious what counts as a decent instance for you?

Open signups, non-US servers, GDPR-compliant, file uploads, local magazines among other attributes.

Also if you visit an instance and it appears that whoever runs it never even conceived you might not be viewing it from a phone, that's a turn off.

FfaerieOxide,
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Where exactly did you find this?
I checked out https://kbin.run/privacy-policy but I couldn't find this statement.

Section 11.

User information under Terms Of Service

FfaerieOxide,
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Dismissing those offended feelings as walking on eggshells misses that point.
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I said "around", not "on". It was rather clever wordplay.

Telling every single person in the world there are possibilities they can explore is a good thing and no level of unease at that self-examination is any person counters that good.

A person who is trans will be better off knowing and dealing with it and the sooner the better.

A person who isn't trans is part of the dominate social hierarchy and will be fine, even if they are exposed to info that doesn't apply to them or the consideration of that info makes them feel icky.

I empathize if you've been tied to a chair and forcibly boofed with horse urine, I condemn such an affront to your autonomy.

I do point out that that this is a reply thread than began with someone informing a person hormones existed and describing their effects. No comment was made that the person to whom this info was proffered should take the substance, nor was any comment made about what it would mean for anyone's identity whom did.

If it is being suggested to me I should consider the "harm" a hypothetical cis person may come to in being told it's possible to not be cis and in so considering refrain from or hesitate in informing a hypothetical trans person of the same, I never will.

A person can say, "I am confidently cisgender and enjoy typical pastimes generally associated with my sex." That is a great time to tell them hrt exists and what it does.

A person can say, "Nice weather today, huh?" That is a great time to tell them hrt exists and what it does.

Rose Tyler can walk into the time vortex of a TARDIS heart, and that would be a great time to write that hrt exists and what it does across all of time and space.

No one is better off not knowing transition is possible, and the implication mention of trans existence should ever be avoided for the benefit of non-trans persons I find just-this-side-of troubling.

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Not everyone who play female characters do so because they are secretly trans.

Who said any were?

...do you object to people knowing hormones exist and what they do?

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