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Reply to comment by engi in signal.png by celebratedrecluse

engi wrote

matrix is certainly better than signal. I agree that the xmpp ecosystem is a bit of a mess. one way to manage it is to just say "use this client, and we'll use this server" for your org. that it federates with other servers is then seen as a bonus, not a requirement

xmpp bridging used to be a huge thing about ten years ago

another way to look at this is that perhaps you don't need to do everything with one single protocol. we have mumble for voice, email for structured+archived discussion, irc for ephemeral chat. I see some of these new protocols attempting to please every damn user, and it's bound to fail imo. matrix and mastodon stand out in that regard

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Reply to comment by engi in signal.png by celebratedrecluse

engi wrote (edited )

nothing stops you (edit: as in "someone") from writing an xmpp client which insist on omemo and provides a bunch of default servers to register on (or entering one or more existing accounts)

I honestly don't get why signal needs to have any tie with the phone system. it boggles the mind

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Reply to comment by engi in signal.png by celebratedrecluse

engi wrote

XMPP is the standard for folks, but as i understand it doesn't have the features like calling/videochat etc that signal does

it does, it's called jingle

nor does it have the same ease of setup & use for the average user

I see this repeated often, never with any examples

Very convenient for someone who wanted to concentrate their attacks on this subpopulation

when I'm feeling more conspiracy minded I'll think moxie is on the payroll of some three letter org

everything is broken

acab - all computers are broken

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Reply to comment by engi in signal.png by celebratedrecluse

engi wrote

I don't really buy the user-friendliness thing. there's plenty of web clients for xmpp. if half the effort that has gone into matrix was spent on a new xmpp client with shiny ux then it could use the existing network instead of causing further fracturing in the federated IM space (splitters!)

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Reply to comment by engi in signal.png by celebratedrecluse

engi wrote

that hack had more to do with how the matrix.org infrastructure worked, not the software itself

most leftist orgs I know of have at least one or two computer peeps, so I don't think that's a huge problem. it's just that a lot of the people who should know how to run things have gotten lazy and complacent toward the surveillance capitalist platforms

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engi wrote

signal is awful for many reasons. requiring phone#, can't self-host, not standardized. don't use it if you're involved in any activism since the spooks no doubt have access to their database.

xmpp with omemo is a possible replacement. tox might also be worthwhile checking out.

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engi wrote

The protestors claimed that the plant’s effluent, discharged into the sea, releases toxins and impacts the quality of fish. They feared that the plant will take away their livelihood and that of future generations. Fish workers said that since the plant has been operational, the quantity of fish has reduced, and the varieties diminished.

are there any numbers that back this up? "toxins" is very unspecific

i'm rather not-fond of anti-fission nimbyism in these times of increasing urgency to reduce co2 emissions

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engi wrote

i only recently learned how messed up xr is (thanks stim) but this is seriously disturbing. you don't "face" depression like it's some thing you can logic your way out of. if you are at risk of getting put in solitary and are suffering from depression then the correct action is fucking litigation

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engi wrote (edited )

what did she do? i see her getting into a spat with the admin of playvicious lately, and a whole bunch of other admins on a regular basis. i doubt she's a tankie from what i've seen so far

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engi wrote

pretty much. I've been reading lowtechmagazine lately, and while they might not have the best answers for everything (dredging the netherlands by hand? seriously?), they are definitely right in that we need to rethink what expectations we have for power. we're extremely spoiled in expecting unlimited amounts of electricity to always be available, all times of the day all year long

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