bea wrote

Yeah sadly lots of software depends on glibc's extensions or implementation-defined ( and sometimes even undefined ) behavior and ignores C/POSIX conformance and portability. See: Musl: Possible problems
The solution to this is usually installing a glibc distro into a chroot if you can't patch the program to work with musl.

Btw you can't give it a try with glibc because Alpine is musl-only. I said "( optionally )" because Void is and didn't clarify for Alpine to keep it shorter, sorry.


bea wrote

Having a girlfriend or kissing a girl isn't that important, it certainly doesn't make you any better than other people, and there's always time to find somebody you can spend your life with if you want that.

Not being hugged in your life doesn't mean you're bad either, though it's unusual if you've ever been close to somebody. ( at least your parents if not friends )

In the end none of this makes you a loser though. Just an ordinary person, even if society at large may make it seem otherwise. *sends internet hugs <3*


bea wrote

I guess I'm coming back from the dead to talk about how much I love Void and Alpine.

I've enjoyed using Void and Alpine both for around two and three years respectively with no issues after coming over from Antergos. Alpine for my server and Void on my laptop that I use pretty much daily. Alpine is great for small installs that take up very little space, Void has a much nicer package manager with a wider selection of packages though. Alpine is versioned but upgrading is as easy as changing the repository URL. Void is rolling release. They're both systemd-less and ( optionally ) musl libc based which is nice. I really dislike needless bloat and greatly prefer simplicity so these two systems let me get pretty close to my ideal without having to sink a lot of time into it and compile a bunch of stuff myself.

Regardless of what system you end up going with I hope you enjoy your new OS :)


bea wrote

Reply to by !deleted8445

it's meant to be a more inclusive alternative. When you say folx you're explicitly including people of non-binary genders. (some more info on the word itself)

I personally think it's nice but I'd say folks is just as inclusive in most contexts so use whichever you feel like using.


bea wrote (edited )

yeah because of this comment I unpacked the addon and examined the code myself. The only thing it's doing is adding a bundled base64 encoded cert and forcing a re-verification:

async doTheThing() {
  // first inject the new cert
  try {
    let intermediate = "[[BASE64 ENCODED CERT OMITTED]]";
    let certDB = Cc[";1"].getService(Ci.nsIX509CertDB);
    certDB.addCertFromBase64(intermediate, ",,");
    console.log("new intermediate certificate added");
  } catch (e) {
    console.error("failed to add new intermediate certificate:", e);

  // Second, force a re-verify of signatures
  try {
    console.log("signatures re-verified");
  } catch (e) {
    console.error("failed to re-verify signatures:", e);

and the addon itself was signed by Mozilla and is distributed by them in their studies program which is avoided by installing it manually ( so I wouldn't doubt it's legitimacy )

however you'd know all this by reading the thread I linked, here's the relevant comment:


bea wrote (edited )

Doing this is much better:

TL;DR: copy [this] link into a new tab ( because only clicking on it might be blocked as raddle trying to install the addon )
it installs the official hotfix that Mozilla made but is only pushing out through their terrible studies program.

To clarify why I'm posting this even though fixes are already being rolled out:
In case you're on a GNU/Linux system fixes for that won't be availible for a while:

Clarified that the Studies fix applies only to Desktop users of Firefox distributed by Mozilla. Firefox ESR, Firefox for Android, and some versions of Firefox included with Linux distributions will require separate updates. (May 4, 12:03 EST)

and a non-studies fix isn't made yet either:

We are working on a general fix that doesn’t use the Studies system and will keep this blog post updated accordingly.

so this might be your only fix for now
source for the quotes


bea wrote

But heterosexual aces aren't a thing... If they were then I wouldn't be arguing with you right now.

They even said that asexuals enjoy sex when it's with the right partner - which I didn't understand at all.

I've explained that here. I used the term non-repulsed which, if you look at the pie chart I had in my previous comment, is only one portion of people that fall under the label asexual, I mention this because it's important to think of asexuality as a spectrum rather than a fixed identity.

I didn't misspeak when I said 'heterosexual' since they were claiming aces could enjoy sex. That's heterosexual, not merely heteroromantic.

Asexual just means a person doesn't experience sexual attraction, that's what sexuality is, doesn't mean they can't have sex. Gay guys can have sex with women too, and the genital stimulation might feel good, but that's about it, there'd be no attraction. Aces that enjoy sex ( those 8% on the pie chart ) still don't feel sexually attracted to their partner though, regardless of romantic attraction ( Which is why they're not heterosexual since for that they'd have to experience attraction to the person they're having sex with ). These people would be called sex-favorable.

Then we have sex-indifferent aces ( this is me and the 27% on the pie chart ). Sex-indifferent aces are usually, as the name implies, indifferent to the idea of sex. They could have sex with their partner if their partner wanted them to but wouldn't welcome such occasion. They could also enjoy genital stimulation but more likely they'll be having sex to please their allosexual partner.

The last biggest category ( 37% on the pie chart ) are sex-repulsed aces. To me you seem sex-repulsed considering your last sentence ( but I obviously can't know that, sorry if I'm mistaken ), which would explain why a person liking genital stimulation and calling themselves asexual doesn't make sense to you ( though sexuality doesn't say anything about what type of sex you should like so they're just as valid aces because they they lack sexual attraction ). Sex-repulsed are usually against most forms sexual contact and sometimes even as far as kissing or cuddling.

This was a quick explanation of the 3 major types of aces. There are obviously also other people on the spectrum like demisexuals that feel sexual attraction only after they've entered a romantic relationship with a person, those who fluctuate between different parts of the ace spectrum, and others that I won't be getting into.

The main takeaway is that sexuality and enjoyment of genital stimulation are unrelated and that most ace people fall in the repulsed or indifferent category but that even those who don't are still valid. Also that fixating on a minority of people you don't believe are "ace enough" hurts the wider ace spectrum.


bea wrote

Yeah but they are are heteroromantic, not heterosexual or straight, aces. That's like the whole point of my comments.

Umm, but a huge number of them also don't...

Some do it just to have something in there while their libido is being annoying and there's also a lot who don't masturbate at all. And if they watch pornography they often don't search it out for the same reasons allo people usually do ( for example kinky aces ).

Also most ace people aren't into sex and that favorable 8% likely includes kinky people who use sex as a means to live out the kink. This would suggest that they wouldn't be very likely to watch porn for the people having sex...

And aces also have generally lower libido making them even less likely to masturbate ( and anecdotally aces very often don't watch porn to get off anyway ).


bea wrote (edited )

heterosexual | asexual

  • hetero- meaning other or different
  • a- meaning not or without ( Used to form taxonomic names indicating a lack of some feature that might be expected )

Pick one. You can't do both. It's either sexual attraction to the opposite binary gender or no sexual attraction at all.

I am also asexual and from reading raddle I seem to actually be somewhat in touch in the wider ace community than most of you here so don't tell me and most other aces what being ace is.

Stop erasing Asexuality.


bea wrote

I don't know what this is about but I assume you mean aces...

Like, if we have to explain we're not "the default" regarding our sexuality then we're not straight. ( I gave up the fight on calling aces queer here but at least don't invalidate our sexuality please )


bea wrote

Yeah, pretty much. Aces still feel urges* and masturbate* and they may use sex toys and such for that.
*not all do

The other side of this is when an ace has sex with a person like their romantic partner for example.

I'd describe it as a similar thing to a straight guy having sex with another dude for whatever reason. He may do it, and he may even enjoy the feeling of it, but he still wouldn't be sexually attracted to him, would he? It'd the same for non-sex-repulsed aces having sex with anyone.


bea wrote

So then what would you call me? [...] A male who has no interest in the gender of their partner and only romantically invested (And sometimes physically) based on what goes on on their head, rather than what pronoun they hold?

Panromantic asexual? Maybe panromantic demisexual if by "and sometimes physically" you mean sexual attraction to the people you are already romantically attracted to. ( you don't need to state your preferences on your partner's intelligence )

Of course I can't really know what your sexual and romantic orientation is but from the description you gave it sounds like that.