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/leftypol/ was instrumental in helping me make my personal site. An eternal thank you.

I've added a guestbook and would be honored if someone from here would sign it.

Here's the URL: darigo.su

To access the guestbook, click the pokeball in the bottom right, then walk to the computer and open Netscape.

Love you leftypol


I made the guestbook in the style of an imageboard in honor of this site helping me reach my goals


Very Cool website OP 👍. Bookmarked



aw thanks. don't forget to sign the guestbook with an interesting image!


>/leftypol/ was instrumental in helping me make my personal site



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Real or hysterical? Things have already been quite bad for decades now, so…


don't Google and AT&T already give the government all their data? but sure things can always be worse


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Here's the bill that was proposed. It looks concerning, but that's just from these spooky scary headlines I found from searching it. I'll start to read it now and share my thoughts.


>expand the number of businesses that the US government can force to eavesdrop on Americans without a warrant
they already had this for years in the bush era on the patriot act, warrentless wiretaps were fully legal, and not indirectly forcing businesses to hand over data but actually doing it directly.

I guess this is just a return to form.

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With most phones not having a microSD slot or even an audio jack these days you'd think projects like Rockbox would be more popular but it's almost abandoned.
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works on my machine


it's because music streaming completely killed dedicated audio players obviously. not only that but phones carry like 1TB ootb that's a lot more than the 256GB we were used to back in the day, so it's completely irrelevant technology. if you have specific audiofile needs and an aversion to spotify, you'd be spending your cash on a plex box and plexamp on your phone.


>phones carry like 1TB ootb
fucking which ones? all the phones with good specs have like 128-256 gigs with absolutely no room for extra storage to force you to rely on streaming and cloud garbage

>an aversion to spotify

i have an aversion to paying for stuff that can be free, thanks


like every flagship lol wdym. even dirt cheap chinese phones have 256gb storage wtf lol, i use a fucking rooted poco as a dedicated media player it was a hundred bucks and that has 256gb, it's too bad that flagships dont have additional sd card storage like that one does, i'll give you that


im not in the "first world" tbf


I just have come across some money and I want to build a new gaming PC, my old pc is starting to show its age. Where do I start? I have a 3000 dollar budget. Looking for a high end gpu, The best cpu and and can carry a blueray player.


3000 is an insane amount lol. I recently upgraded and the most difficult thing to choose was the mobo actually. Huge differences in price and hard to discern for what reason.

Why don't you consult reddit?

I guess first choice to make would be if you are gonna go with Amd or intel and amd or nvidia. Thrn when you figure that out just get whatever the newest flagship is. Then pick mobo that works for the chipset. Whatever the best ssd is for your main drive. Ram highest clock speed. Probably want to go ddr5 but I hear there isn't much of an advantage currently. That's about it. Case doesn't matter just get one you think looks kewl.


>look it up
>top of the line geforce costs 1800 now
Damn. Well splurge on the graphics card more than the proccessor for gaming. Gaming doesn't need a super cpu. Also splurge on the ssd if you want better loading times.


if you want an internal blu ray drive, then you need a compatible SATA connector on the motherboard and a properly sized optical drive bay (5.25", half height) on the case, i think

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Would you use a window manager with anime mascot?
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I don't care for the immature rightoid being banned. The precedent which the FDO "conduct enforcement board" set with their actions is worrying though.

Both sides seem to agree that vaxry acted entirely within the coc on the relevant platforms. Quite frankly he is right in that freedeskslop is playing internet police. They make vaxry accountable for his conduct as hyprland product manager, yet they are disputing his personal privileges as a contributor on the freedesktop gitlab. His resolve not to reply to future email of the kind, is then taken as a clear threat of ignoring future interventions on their platforms. In hindsight their entire justification for violating the conduct of their platforms is based on this uncharitable reading.

Vaxry is a prominent project leader who had it coming. Still i can't help but think they will transition to a more extensive type of "enforcement" in the future. Imagine if they banned all leftypol_vichan contributors on their platforms, because "hateful ideology" or similar contrived shit.


How could they play "internet police"? They can't ban you from sites they don't control.


Depending on how you see this, they either banned him for something he didn't do on any of their platforms or they did so on a flimsy justification likely for the former reason. If they had any further actions they could take for "violating" their coc, they obviously would. For the project leader of a wlroots compositor, being unable to contribute to upstream at all is not to be taken lightly.

Or think about it this way: When the USA imposed sanctions on Venezuela, were they playing world police or just being shitty in general?


Is he a rightoid though? I don't think he is very politically inclined and this drama is what's likely shoving him into political spheres now. The most political thing he wrote afaik was this: https://blog.vaxry.net/articles/2023-inclusiveActivists and it seems to be mostly against idpol nonsense.


In the first email he mentions that Redhat diversity hiring "scandal", Bryan Lunduke can't stop bringing up (see https://lunduke.locals.com/post/5515346/the-ibm-red-hat-leaks-what-weve-learned-so-far and >>23967).
Also from the log attached to drewdevaults entry:
>Lech Wałęsa vaxry — Today at 12:24 PM
>I like, have never said the n word online
>except for nice or no
>mentally disabled jacekpoz — Today at 12:24 PM
>ψ̴̈͘ ̸͐͘ — Today at 12:25 PM
>Lech Wałęsa vaxry — Today at 12:25 PM
>damn exposed

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this is something we've always known was going to happen at some point. Now of course the Internet and big sites will still exist(YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter) but it will become like television was, a lot more sanitized. There won't really be any real speakers on those sites, just spectators, most rebel sites will be removed other than the enforced squeaky clean ones and I've made peace with that.
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So it seems Youtube is increasing it's pressure against Invidious and third party apps. What do you think, is this the end of adfree Youtube? What will you do?


Invidious isn't particularly threatened by this round but you should still donate.
>Is it over?
It's Youtube. It never began.


it won't happen, at least not by force. that's an outmoded means of social control
you're already living after the internet in the era of the big, centralised tech company. 4chan is a rounding error (not to mention probably a honeypot) and /leftypol/ is even less important than that.
the only major things that're going to change over the coming years is that search will get worse and AI generated gibberish pages will push down the signal-noise ratio when you're looking for actual information.

the fear of the jackbooted facist coming to take your 4chan away is a fundamentally outdated understanding of social control. no "rebel" sites pose an actual threat to the state and most "rebel" content is stuff the state is perfectly content with like people saying the n-word and pornography. even for stuff that the state doesn't like: piracy, cp, leaks, etc, the optimum level of those undesirable sites is not zero: if online piracy were impossible then offline piracy, which is harder to track, would explode. you want it to be inconvenient so people give up and buy the thing, but not so difficult they buy it out of the back of a truck on a microSD card. you want just enough CP that you can keep up a steady process of arresting those involved in creating, distributing, and posessing it. again: much easier when they're using an FBI server than when they're buying polaroids from a truck. even leaks: you want there to be a central place for leaks, even if every so often someone leaks your government's documents, because people will also leak other government's documents. furthermore they can be used for disinfo - "this site is trustworthy, it leaked US-document-X, therefore it must not have an agenda when leaking Iranian-document-Y."

"free to consume in your personal life but impotent when it comes to changing social conditions" is the condition of the average person today. we no longer live in an age where a capitalist regime needs to ban Marx for fear people will believe in him - forget that: now you can securely sell Marx to what is, more often than not, the mere Communist fandom.


Stop thinking in terms of websites. If you want to start some revolutionary / illegal shit, build a brand around yourself using digital signatures. Establish your presence across a basket of onion forums, chans, encrypted pastebins, etc. There's someone on the Ableonion chat who does that. He's a smut peddler, but my point still stands.


>Nothing of value will be lost.
wrong, everything of value will be lost and only the shit i.e.
>YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter
will remain


The community/the "com"/ scattered spider

is the hottest new hacking group on the block. Anyone heard of them?


Do they have a zine? Website?


no idea but i think theyre rightoids on fbi.gov


Probably. CIA wrote a warning about them, kek.

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Get ready for the big party.



Is this what the kids call sadge? Am I using that word right?

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Is there an explicitly cooperative FOSS crowdfunding solution?
Or does it need to be created? Most seem to rely on direct donations to individuals (patreon, liberapay) or halfassed, symbolic methods/gestures (opencollective)

The real solution would be a technologically cooperative (each member in the group registers their acc to a ledger and gets auto-payed every time a donation is received to the co-op), free software licensed, with as little layers of mediation as possible.

Peertube is P2P, free software
Mastodon is flooded with anarchists, free software
Lemmy admins are MLs, free software
Fediverse is both integrating and branching relevant projects with each other
Amazon Labor Union (Amazon is owner of Twitch) has ballooned
Matrix has become normalized for development, so has alternatives to Github
Activists use Signal and not WhatApp anymore

With each instance of big tech bourgeois repression the cyberspatial zone of counterpower improves more in quality and quantity

Lay the economic brick on the socialist path, comrades
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What is it solving?


I'll add another perspective from praxis. This thing would have members all over the world. Cooperatives need to be incorporated in a state somewhere. I've looked into starting cooperatives and some jurisdictions have tight requirements for who can be a member. Which jurisdiction is the easiest if you have members all over the world?


A country like Bolivia or Venezuela maybe?
I know that imperialist west social democratic governments passed some laws making it easier for their co-ops, but we wouldn't want to base there for reasons already mentioned (imperialist government, bound to bend over backwards in order to make it frustrate the transition I mentioned here >>20493 )
But that risk may be considerably reduced when the country in question already chooses to integrate into an alliance like ALBA-TCP, which includes a country like Cuba.


i'm, in this year, writing my university dissertation about donations systems for opensource developers, focused more on the points you said, like bulk donations rather than individual donations.
i believe this can work in FLOSS development or other highly specific areas, not everything, so i dont believe for sure in the so-called market socialism.
my reasons for believing that approach can work in floss is that software development does not need tons of constant capital, it basically needs computers and internet access what everyone already has, doing developement or not.
you just need to cover the sallaries of open source developers, and my sollution of bulk donations would help normies to donate, they dont need to know especific people to donate (tough having this option is good too).
crypto doesnot work simply because is not a good currency. it takes too much time to do transactions, and as that cant be used to buy food (the most important point of donating). although i like the open source and flexibility to do bulk transfers from crypto.


I really hope Lemmy posters ditch the training wheels and start posting on the microblog instances with hi charcounts and group posting. It's like forcing yourself to use a folder system instead of tags. Also, the upvotes thing is such a waste of time. Seeing moderators police it and bot vote counts is hilarious. Serious problem, some of the tenderqueer instances that are nominally "left unity" take this to an extreme, one anarchist reddit clone is literally just one guy and his sockpuppets, insanity. Never seen anything like that happen on Mastodon or Misskey forks.

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>A lawsuit revealed that Facebook has reportedly sold all of its users' private messages to Netflix for $100 million
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well netflix will recommend them some hecking lefty content for them to entertain themselves, i say it's a good deal for everyone involved as far as i can see


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And people wonder why opsec is important.


Way waaaay more egregious is this story. Facebook should have been shut down at this point and Zuckerberg should be in jail for cybercrimes at least, if not other crimes. It is absolutely baffling how bad this is.

In 2016, Facebook launched a secret project designed to intercept and decrypt the network traffic between people using Snapchat’s app and its servers. The goal was to understand users’ behavior and help Facebook compete with Snapchat, according to newly unsealed court documents. Facebook called this “Project Ghostbusters,” in a clear reference to Snapchat’s ghost-like logo.

On Tuesday, a federal court in California released new documents discovered as part of the class action lawsuit between consumers and Meta, Facebook’s parent company.

The newly released documents reveal how Meta tried to gain a competitive advantage over its competitors, including Snapchat and later Amazon and YouTube, by analyzing the network traffic of how its users were interacting with Meta’s competitors. Given these apps’ use of encryption, Facebook needed to develop special technology to get around it.

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