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Cake day: Jul 01, 2020


And facebook keeps all of those fake scam pages up while power hungry moderators ban genuine accounts for petty stuff.

Gotta keep an eye on the pristine toilet paper usage. It’s supposedly the first thing we’ll run out of in case of an disaster.

Hasn’t 2020 taught you anything? /s

Jack sees an opportunity with the probability of upcoming exodus on reddit. These ads are going to pop up more often as this company backed by a billionaire can’t make users join their platforms on their own strengths, so they have to create an artificial scarcity.

Seems like the issue is widespread and while some instances are affected, some not.

Github Issue on Piped: https://github.com/TeamPiped/Piped/issues/2487

you’re right. It was fixed in newpipe. https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipe/issues/8713

The instance(piped.palveluntarjoaja.eu) shows it’s up to date, it probably got rate limited.

All videos on this insance seems that way. https://piped.palveluntarjoaja.eu.

I dug deeper and it seems like an outdated instance issue (probably using an older newpipe extractor). this was fixed in newpipe in late 2022. https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipe/issues/8713

Caught this is on one of the piped instance. Every video on this instance has the same warning. Piped is an opensource privacy frontend for YouTube, which uses NewPipe's [youtube extractor](https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipeExtractor).

You see this ad disguised as an article on the Intercept? so no, it’s not billionaire proof.

also as per Betteridge’s law of headlines “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

This imo, was a PR statement about their upcoming release of their sandbox environment.

no, I meant the developer of “Joey for Reddit”. He basically built a huge userbase while it was free, then bam, video ads between posts and pay to remove them.


what is “reproduction”? Can AI train on Star Wars, Star Trek, and Starship Troopers to create a new movie? We aren’t at that point yet but at current state, this is a farce.

I’m sure the enforcement will come when mega corps start feeling the negative effects on their profits. Currently, it’s mostly all mega corps benefitting from AI, so it’s not a surprise, government sides with them.

wasn’t that the developer that baited and switched his app from free to grow the base and then turned it into an ad ridden app with expensive upgrade to get rid of ads?

The irony of now reddit doing the same for him. 🤣🤣

I rarely use reddit directly. I mostly move around libreddit instances to view content and teddit to download videos.

Infinity for reddit if I really really really have to.

this is an instance. https://invidious.kavin.rocks/

mind you, the project is dead and the instances may soon follow.

Invidious is an open-source alternative front-end for YouTube. It allows users to watch YouTube videos anonymously, without creating a YouTube account and without tracking of their viewing history.

I thought it was used in piracy because rar was proprietary and antivirus scanners wouldn’t scan contents inside them or something?

it also led to a lot of malware and RAT infections because people

At first, I was wow, this sounds amazing, then I saw it’s not even available yet and due for a crowd funding campaign.

Milk-V is leaning in to the free and open source nature of RISC-V by pledging to make all hardware schematics and design files available under an as-yet unspecified open source license prior to the launch of its crowdfunding campaign

Well! Good luck to them.

Not only is the lack of a definitive fix disappointing, but the workaround isn’t great, with Microsoft stating that to “mitigate this issue, you can uninstall apps which integrate with Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Calendar.”

“Integrate with windows” is very vague. doesn’t every software on Windows integrate with Windows? ㄟ(ツ)ㄏ

ya, just waking up and I was like “Codeweavers is a strange name for a company that makes wine”

two years seems fair enough. just gotta login once a year if you have to keep that account

the instance i’m using is working fine with google. the instances you were using are probably rate limited by the search engines.

This is interesting as these claims are from an ex employee. More credible than some politicians pointing fingers. Also might be a disgruntled employee trying to cash in on the growing outrage.

I hope he has some credible evidence.

what does this mean for privacy frontends like libreddit and teddit?

Multiple, 40 sec to 60 sec ads on the first video. I knew it was bad, but that still surprised me

More people using adblocks, more ads for people who don’t. It’s simple business logic. Google is the largest advertising and analytics company. I’m sure they’ve got adblocks factored in for maximum profits.

Poor them though, I’ll probably never not use adblocks. lol

Basically “Let us use it to become too big to fail (bigger than what we already are). Then we’ll dictate what you can regulate.”

can’t wait for discourse to get onboard the fediverse. There are so many discourse forums I have joined over the years, it’ll be much easier to stay updated on them from single instance (if they join the fediverse).

ya, this just irks people in the wrong way. First they said they were for civil discussion, and then they were not. The lemmy developer seems onboard with all of this, and that just strains the whole environment. It’s just turning out to be polar opposite of Reddit and first impressions seems like you’re leaving one echo chamber for another.

They allow federation and I can join other instances, but I wouldn’t be staying on Lemmy if it didn’t.

People were applauding the banning of Chinese apps (most of which were obviously malware). But they got too comfortable with their government getting authoritarian. Now, look how the turn tables.

I don’t see signal/wire/whatsapp being mentioned. why tho? because they leak metadata? or work with the government? 🤔 Comments from Element make it even more suspicious.

Element already published a statement regarding the issue explaining that they do reply to Indian government requests: “While Element never compromises end-to-end encryption or user privacy, we have been contacted by Indian authorities in the past and addressed them in a constructive fashion (typically responding same-day). Indeed our Trust & Safety team works with governments to build safer secure communications for everyone; while ensuring user privacy and protecting end-to-end encryption.”

Basically they do follow up with the government requests but that wasn’t good enough. But Signal/Whatsapp/Wire are more government friendly? Facebook obviously is, but signal is far more popular than any of the apps banned. Yet, it is not blocked.

I undeItrstand what you mean however it’s opposite on the mobile version. they’re adding features every new version. Pull to refresh was just just added in 112.

great way to protest. It’s amazing they still have these colonists as their head of state after independence. I think it’s very disrespectful to the indigenous people to have a shadow hovering over them as if they were never freed.

How do you even begin to check if your images are among billions of images? They’re just taking without asking and no one can do anything about it.

I am just thinking out loud but can’t he just create his own company and pay himself $1 every month and the rest going somewhere else, the company itself or his wife?

I wonder how it works with people that speak multiple language or mixed languages. Are the thoughts in the brain language agnostic? As we imagine the same thing just in different words.

It’s very interesting research and can help people with good intentions but someone will inevitably use it for their own benefits.

It seems to be a website with a stream of tweets? How are people supposed to view or communicate from the page when internet shuts down? someone fill me in.