libre_dev

Reply to Trump 2020 by lastfutures

libre_dev wrote

Does it occur to these people that maybe a post-scarcity society will never arrive? It's as if they think there's some limit to human desire.

I find it strange that people who have supposedly read Marx still do commodity fetishism, with "progress" toward some mythical future where we are liberated from work, instead of just being satisfied with what we have.

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libre_dev wrote

This is why you should use Briar instead of Signal. In addition to Tor it can also communicate over Bluetooth and Wifi Direct, no Internets necessary. I don't really consider Tor to be the largest concern next to Signal's servers being in the US. It's also much easier to subpoena Google for its web tracking data to track Tor Browser users than breaking Tor itself.

Another thing to keep in mind is that every router, phone, laptop and desktop is compromised by things like Intel ME. RISC-V and libre software defined radio makes the situation better, but low-tech solutions are easier for most people to understand. Meeting face-to-face in random physical locations with no phones costs way more for the spooks to try and eavesdrop on, compared to tricking people into thinking WhatsApp is secure.

There are also systems that make use of data diodes which are immune to data exfiltration over the network.

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libre_dev wrote

I'm more concerned with what is best for the atmosphere, and veganism is not necessarily the best approach. Case in point: keeping the moose population down is important to keeping the spruce and pine population up. I see nothing wrong with eating game, and I am suspicious of anyone who thinks killing is strictly wrong.

The meat industry is horrible tho, and I haven't bought meat at the store in ages. The dairy industry is probably not much better, but I haven't taken that step yet.

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libre_dev wrote

Eh, the general feel among Swedish datalovers is that Bahnhof's stances are mostly PR to attract customers. While they're not bad actions, Karlung has repeatedly shown himself unwilling to take more drastic measures. With net neutrality gone, Swedish ISPs are free to take collective action against the copyright industry. But they won't

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Reply to comment by libre_dev in niconico by elyersio

libre_dev wrote

These "dl" programs (youtube-dl, svtplay-dl, megadl etc) will likely move toward emulating a full browser if the need comes. The unfortunate result of companies fucking over the Web

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