purplebeetroot OP wrote

Imagine you have workerism so embodied, that you expect others must separate their life in "free time" and "whatever you call it" too.

While you are right, that there are defined hierarchies in AANES, your attempt to ridicule feels like an attempt to receive positive social feedback, and nothing more.

Look, your entire lifestyle is about justifing your abuse, ruler, because trolley something something.

So it's rather amusing how you use your free time, worker, to appeal to anarchists.

Anyway, abolish authority, critique AANES, but if you use it just as a means to appeal to a present social culture, your phrase is theoretical correct, but in praxis an appeal to authority. And then your theory mean nothing to me.

Anyway, you want to continue to talk about trolleys or similar, I'm up for. But I dislike this sort of ridiculing that seems dishonest at best, and psychopathic at worst. Hence my expressed discomfort.

Anyway: lol, that mastodon account. imaging doing propaganda for rulers


purplebeetroot wrote

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btw this one is nice: drip. menstrual cycle and fertility tracking https://f-droid.org/packages/com.drip/

Everything stays on your phone. copy of their project description:

"Key Features • Track your bleeding, fertility, sex, mood, pain, and more if you want • Graphs to analyze cycle and period duration as well as other symptoms • Get notified about your next period and required temperature measurements • Easily import, export and password protect your data

What makes drip special • Your data, your choice. Everything stays on your device. • Not another cute, pink app. drip is designed with gender inclusivity in mind. • Your body is not a black box. drip is transparent in its calculations and encourages you to think for yourself. • Based on science. drip detects your fertility using the symptothermal method. • Track what you like. Just your period or fertility symptoms, and more. • Open source. Contribute to the code, the documentation, translations and get involved with the community. • Non-commercial. drip doesn’t sell your data, no ads "


purplebeetroot wrote

We're having this conversation, because I disagree with your reasoning why non-human animal food is an issue for humans. If OP can get non-human animal food that is relatively good in terms of pesticides, then I'd call it safe enough for consumption.


purplebeetroot wrote

Collard greens are rich in calcium and depending what sort buy also cheap. You can grow them yourself too.

Beans are rich in iron and depending what sort you buy cheep. You can also grow them yourself too.

Carrots are rich in vitamin A and depending which sort you get also cheep. You can also grow them yourself.

Good source of folic acid: Beans and sunflowers for example. Also relatively cheep.

You find a cheap source for almost everything.

It's less about poverty then it is about eating habits, addictions, marketing and lack of education. Sure this is also connected to poverty, but it's not like a program to safe the poor or something.

Obviously it's good if an unhealthy died is made more healthy, but it is also so they can continue to sell their industrialized trash that makes us addicted and depending. It's the lesser evil kind of thing if you so will, nothing more.


purplebeetroot wrote (edited )

'Human' oats are usually enriched with minerals and vitamins that are hard to get from other food sources.

AFAIK in most cases this is just marketing, and not much of an health benefit. Especially knowing they add this white sugar. There's also many places you can get just plain oats. Imagine eating it together with sunflower seeds and apples instead. Gonna taste better, gonna be more healthy too.

Here some health benefits of plain oats: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/oats/

What is it that they add, and in which amount?


purplebeetroot wrote

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I've never been involved in the business side of software, only in the free software cultural space. I know that's a thing what you say. On the other hand the opposition to capitalism among free software developers shall not be underestimated. Period tracker are also relatively simple to build, so even if a sell out might happen, someone else could come up and maintain a fork, or build it from scratch. If sell out happens, and no one steps up to serve a new digital tracker, I can still choose to quit using it. Not an issue, assuming no data is shared with a shady server.
The period tracker on fdroid doesn't share data with a server iirc.

So I'm still not sure I get the issue, except that installing and using it increase the attack surface, and obviously don't just hand out your data.
But that's not necessary a stopper, cause depends on the usecase.

You do high risk level whatsoever, don't use it on a device that can be somehow connected with it. If you don't, you're probably safe.


purplebeetroot wrote

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While good points are made about surveillance, the conclusion and the advice isn't. It is as if they borrowed this fear based attention seeking habit from the part of the infosec community that is dogmatic rather then adaptive to a given threat.

When ever you enter somewhere private data, this comes with a risk. It is important to understand the risk (they helped to raise awareness about that), and potential means to reduce the given risk. Depending on each case, one can take a higher risk then another.

Most user would probably safe enough to use one of the free software period tracker found in f-droid and run it in an environment that doesn't exploit user data.

So the issue is not about the period tracker itself, but proprietary software and exploitation of user data.


purplebeetroot wrote

So far I only read the first couple of pages of his new book so can't yet have my conclusions settled. They wrote in the beginning that cultural development was diverse. They gave examples of societies with strict hierarchies and those who lived opposing such. They argued that some aim for stories that either try to focus on "hierarchies are human nature" or how primitive society would be utopia alike and that both is wrong. Did you read the book?