emma

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emma wrote

Rich people aren't the bad guys.

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emma wrote

If I were you, I'd wait until it's implemented before making that decision. We haven't yet figured out how anonymous posting is going to work. Details like if it will be granted to logged in users only, if it can be toggled on a per-forum basis, etc. have yet to be decided.

(Also, now is spend-all-day-worrying-about-not-having-studied-for-my-exams time, so I probably won't be working on the software much.)

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emma wrote

Awesome. Really not a fan of the new UI, though.

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emma wrote

You don't. Police aren't going to go away because you asked nicely, lol.

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emma wrote

I think this might be blog spam rather than a deliberate attempt at trolling.

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emma wrote

Why should I think Kim Jong-un should be 'dealt with', and by whom?

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emma wrote (edited )

Seems like this is receiving far more pushback than any other recent case of a celebrity being accused of sexual misconduct. There's an amazing amount of awful 'feminists' on Twitter and Reddit accusing the writer of lying, based solely on the fact that she spoke out anonymously. Medium has deleted the post. Something tells me we won't be seeing this in major news outlets any time soon.

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emma admin wrote

To reiterate a few points I've made earlier:

  • While I could take the time to add a simple 'exact match' search engine (using SQL's LIKE; similar in function to fgrep), it would be pretty terrible, useless in so many cases, and overall not worth spending the time on when there are more pressing issues. Why spend the time on something that's so bad no one would use it?

  • Searching was fully implemented in the source code and worked in my dev environment, but while setting it up on our server, we discovered there wasn't enough RAM available. Looking through posts on Stack Exchange and various other sources, it quickly became clear that the indexer needed like 4 GB of RAM minimum or something absolutely ridiculous (our server has 1 GB). Upgrading to a new server would quadruple our hosting costs for search alone.

  • The good news is that PostgreSQL has a decent full-text search engine we could use and is purportedly nice on resources. The bad news is it's not as straight-forward to use. While the old engine had a library that made integration a breeze, I'd be writing big clusterfuck SQL queries when implementing Postgres' search. I don't find that very fun to deal with, so I've been putting it off for a while.

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emma wrote

They mean left-wingers have a history of being targetted by police.

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emma wrote

One of the IPs actually belongs to the Internet Archive. Instead of dismissing it as being a web crawler, they were speculating how the non-profit that runs it might be involved in running this site. But we're the ones who don't know computers, apparently.

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emma wrote (edited )

I swear, the real Russiagate is that three FSB interns have convinced every media outlet in the West that an imaginary army of Russian bots and trolls have infiltrated every group of people on Earth, accelerating the already inevitable collapse of liberal democracy by having people accuse each other of being Russian stooges.

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emma wrote

It's for all outgoing links. The user doesn't have to do anything.

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emma wrote

We should assume that Voat is under the complete control of adversaries and that they can and will make the site display whatever information they please. So even if changing usernames isn’t possible for regular users on Voat, that doesn’t necessarily mean admins can’t fake profile data.

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emma wrote

Terrible opsec if true, but could also just be an attempt to get a legit user banned.