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FuckCopyright OP wrote (edited )

I recommend Pale Moon because I've seen it being shrugged off as some sort of fringe project (and in this day and age our independence from big companies and organizations matters more than ever). I've had to add the repository from the website (using Ubuntu, also available on Debian).

Not relevant but I also suspect Android may pull a red*it too because fewer UI elements are easily customizable for instance, and battery saving measures are often imposed too, which sacrifices app functionality.

It's a shame because I do think Mozilla was one of the more noble organizations out there, but power does corrupt.

I'm hoping people will notice this with growing skepticism of capitalism (I hope).

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FuckCopyright OP wrote (edited )

I guess that more complicated setup serves as the main barrier for me to using Pale Moon or Chromium. I'm a little bit more adamant with using Pale Moon at the moment as it preserves that key web scraping workflow with little changes.

The main inconvenience with Pale Moon for me is not being able to easily send tabs between devices, and not having an account to manage bookmarks and passwords (granted, Firefox doesn't keep me logged in between devices and the multiple apps too on mobile). Fortunately the fact that only a few add-ons, all of them serving my most minimal needs, which are supported on Pale Moon means I can count the ones I do have installed and need on one hand.

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FuckCopyright OP wrote (edited )

I believe Chromium is somewhat proprietary. I want more diversity in web standards (I don't want to be part of the problem as to why most websites only work with Chrome and sometimes Firefox). I don't think I'm going to be able to replicate this web scraping workflow on Chromium, plus, I don't like how Chromium's tabs work.

I do enjoy the convenience of having a Mozilla account, although mostly for bookmarks and passwords (the former which can be exported at least to another browser and the latter which I can just use almost any other tool for).

As I have mentioned I require extensions to further enhance my online privacy and to further deny ad revenue to certain websites I think especially are undeserving of it.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

I find that many of the people I meet in real life I have trouble relating to though for some reason. I somehow just feel awkward with both my immigrant community and the native British locals. This is even though I've been lucky to just have tons of free time in the form of breaks between university and just being unemployed. Sometimes I do feel like I should be alone though.

Would be nice to try and abolish schooling and work though.

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What appealed to me about Facebook was trying to make more friends, but I had to ditch it because my parents got into MLM schemes; plus, some users I'd be deep in conflict with now. Twitter, I wanted to try and change the world but I can't bear the rightists on there, religious and otherwise. Reddit, I wanted a place to hang out but I ditched it for the same reason as I did Twitter. I remain on Tumblr because it remains the most leftist mainstream social network out there, and the only place that is both 2000s in origin and vibe (2007) and has most of the things I'm interested in. Regardless, I use extensions on Tumblr that block ads at least on desktop (have no way of blocking it on mobile).

A lot of people my age seem to prefer TikTok and Instagram, but I prefer to avoid those places even if neither Facebook nor any CCP-linked companies had influence with them - it's full of 2010s junk, these social networks come from the 2010s (not exactly my favorite decade out of the few decades I've been alive in for most things, particularly artistic tastes) and I'd be envious of its users otherwise; I once quit Tumblr for reasons related to envy before returning for fandom-related reasons and limiting whom I follow. Instagram particularly seems to have a little bit of a corporate feel to it too for its users, just like YouTube minus the reactionary reputation.

Twitch, I go there mostly for a time sink - I don't venture too far from the streamers I normally look at because some other users I may envy and some other users may personally piss me off. I find them and their situations funny (even if they may be a little problematic at times) but that's pretty much it. I cannot and do not subscribe or donate to them and always adblock Twitch whenever I visit.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

Tumblr (I love its strong leftist nature of all the mainstream social networks, plus it has a strong 2000s vibe and grants me most of what I'm into), this, Mastodon, an obscure web forum that's dedicated to a set of certain topics, Matrix and IRC. Regrettably Discord too (one account I've deleted and the only other one I have I've had to use for university but am now using it for a few communities I occasionally interact with). Amino but I'm gonna have to move away from it for personal reasons.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

I'm not trying to cure guilt, really, since that is something I have and believe will fade away with said medication or is something I need to work on separately.

I'm also wondering if stances like anti-abortion, anti-homosexuality, anti-feminism, ableism etc. also encompass whiteness even for communities of color who have embraced these values.

Some of these communities sadly also use skin lightening creams and otherwise hold some white supremacist views, but for those who do not hold white supremacist views but have those aforementioned values it does suck too and I feel like capitalism and religious fundamentalism by Christianity or Islam play a large part, as may be the case for parts of my own immigrant community.

I do see my parents occasionally complain that white people especially these days are too pampered, selfish and westernized, which are not unfounded complaints (they generally don't have to work on farms to feed themselves and their community, and can rely on the government for money) but my parents are pro-business, are quite gender policing and hold the biological family as more important than everything else except God. I don't exactly know how the Philippines was like before colonization (by both Christians and Muslims) but I imagine it would have been less gender policing and less pro-business.

As for why I don't consider those traits strongly associated with whiteness even though they may be, those traits aren't generally used by the communities of color I've seen to defend the white race. In fact those traits I see being used by communities of color are often to defend an ethnic group (understandably to try and protect their own identities in the face of racism) or religion.

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FuckCopyright wrote

Thanks for sharing the site although I may still prefer getting medication should I feel I need it. I'll try and consult these if I have too (namely I see few or no alternatives).

I've also noted that there are vegan zines there. I confess that I am aware the meat and dairy industry is fucked but I personally will find it difficult to transition to a vegan diet in part because I still live with parents, have no income, am not risking imprisonment for which I cannot reasonably contest (i.e. from stealing food) and personally just find it difficult to move away from my current diet. I generally don't give a shit too much about my own physical health beyond remaining able-bodied, moving around when I can and trying to look attractive in my eyes.

The whiteness zine is something that I admit I find a little difficult to absorb at least from there and also from here but it is something I find interesting to look at. From what I assume, fighting whiteness is fighting societal norms that aim to preserve the white race but I'm not sure if that's even the correct understanding of the matter.

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I'm not getting online help. I did in the past but they decided to discharge me since I required more specialist help.

I do wish I could spend the rest of my life alone since I feel like I've been too much of a shitty person in the past (mostly online on accounts I've deleted or have forgotten about) to deserve to be with anyone, whether I agree with what they believe in or not; I believe in being as honest and transparent as I feel like I could be. As you said though it may be something you'd recommend against because humans do not generally function well alone and now I'm not sure. I do still want to try and change the world though with what I create or try to do - I've donated to various causes but I also want to go a little bit beyond that when my health is a little better.

I'm a little afraid of visiting the psychiatrist simply because I've never been to one before.

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I feel like I should work online but I don't know if I'm even qualified for it. I feel like it would remind me less of personal issues (since I can't see the people I envy as much) and I feel like this would be better for everyone who would otherwise have to interact with me offline, for reasons I don't want to elaborate.

Also the local psychiatrist is closed and will be for the duration of lockdown. I am not likely planning to get work until I get my mental health issues somewhat sorted but I do want to try and get things going before I hit 30 or even 25.

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