syster

syster wrote

Reply to Bicycle strategy by asdf4

Im trying to get myself a bicycle.

if the purpose is just having a bicycle you can use, I'd suggest to go with one of the many used once that will just rod if no one picks them up. If you go to big cities you will find plenty of bikes that aren't moved for month/years. Some of them are still good, so you could take one of them. This involves close to no risk, and you can get many bikes.

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syster wrote

So basically current drug addict looking to boost for my habbit I like to think deep, smart, and out of the box.

So if you really like to think deep, smart and out of the box, your aim would be to learn how to either heal your addiction and what caused it, or you'll learn how gain access to drugs that costs you nothing or nearly nothing. What are the drugs you are addicted to?

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syster OP wrote

Assuming that such a code change has at best the acceptance/approval by postmil dev and raddle users/admins, and that any code change that will have cultural implications should at best take concerns and wishes of developers, admins and users into account, I am already volunteering to bring this change.

While I believe you asked to know if I'm gonna sit down and write the actually code, once it's clear what to actually write: no, probably not. I don't have the required skills and not the resources to learn that atm. Maybe I could manage to create a shitty prototype, but I'd rather see myself finding someone with proper skills and interest to do such. I could also help with fundraising (writing requests to organization who sponsor foss) to pay for the living expenses for such a person if needed.

Last time I brought up this topic I used the word "federation", which carries different meaning depending on what it addresses and by whom it is used. This lead to false assumptions about the idea I was proposing. This time I used different words to describe the same. And yes I think I agree, that autonomy and interoperability describes better of what I mean.

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syster OP wrote (edited )

Raddle only needs half the energy lemmy.ml consumes.

lemmy: "...0.40 g of CO2 is produced every time someone visits this web page. " "This web page is cleaner than 74 % of web pages tested " https://www.websitecarbon.com/website/lemmy-ml/

But it's far away from being the best when it comes to energy consumption. Raddle needs 10 times more energy then https://lobste.rs/ for example: " 0.02 g of CO2 is produced every time someone visits this web page. " "This web page is cleaner than 96 % of web pages tested" full report: https://www.websitecarbon.com/website/lobste-rs/

I must also admit that claims like "what we use is the best in doing [something]" is something I encounter often, independent of what people actually use, and usually it's not true.

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syster OP wrote (edited )

The reason that can be difficult varies from case to case. And the issue starts already, when one doesn't know reasons why that can be.

Some are/can be:

  • low self-esteem where you feel like whatever you say is wrong
  • an emotional state where it can be felt unappropriated to speak about something that might be experienced as a minor issue as it could feel as it distracts from the main point and maybe even devalues that. For example: "Fuck Nazis, they doxxed me and they are knocking at my door." I would find it absolutely unappropriated to tell that person in that moment to better refrain from using the word fuck in that way because it's also a reference to r... culture.
  • you need the mental capacity and time to think through it, or to shut yourself down
  • the concept of what is accepted behavior and which is not, is not easy to understand for everyone and the opinions on what is and what isn't also varies.
  • ...
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syster OP wrote

and they have enough tools to control it,

nope they don't. In order to believe some single entity could control the Tor network, you need to believe that some power holds some hegemony. Just take China and Russia for example. They follow their own interest, and will make their own decisions. Sometimes they will be align to US politics sometimes they oppose it. They want to hand over to the US the power to spy on everyone running Tor? I don't believe that.

Snowden used Tor to leak NSA files. The NSA only learned about it after it went public.

If I remember correct, Chelsea Manning also used Tor, and the agency did not know who it was, until Chelsea Manning admitted this themselves.

The sate want us to believe they have omnipresent power, to make us afraid, to make us believe it's hopeless, to make us believe it's pointless to even try having private spaces online.

If you think it's pointless to even try to protect privacy, you won't start to educate yourself how to gain it. And that's in the interest of those agencies in question. This narrative is part of their power.

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syster OP wrote

more than 3000 closed pages in the DW in the past by law,

what is it you are referring to?

I read claims that agencies like NSA can maybe decrypt sometimes SSL and that some patterns can be gained from analyzing PGP encrypted text. But then there is Double Ratchet Algorithm and similar, and it doesn't seem reasonable that anyone can decrypt it.

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syster OP wrote

That is, what should be questioned in the first place is not Proton, but the legislation regarding this activist

Yes, those who created that order should be questioned first place, but that doesn't give proton mail a free pass.

This habit of "just use use our service and your are safe", brings people at risk. It is ProtonMail's responsibility to change that.

They argue they improve on that matter, in the same text say claim that their e2ee is bullet proof. But that's just not true. If they receive an order to inject keys, they gonna do that too. And they will claim again that they couldn't do something about.

They can do something about: inform the users.

Not doing this is the fault of ProtonMail, and only the fault of ProtonMail

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syster wrote

meta: this is a serious reply meta meta: damn, it sounds like sarcasm, but it's not.

idk how you can have access to more resources in the situation you are in that suits you.

Reducing monthly payments while at the same increasing autonomous/collective access to resources could be a path to explore more.

housing: maybe organize with a bunch of folks who also struggle. Move into either spaces that you buy all together, or rent collectively. That's usually cheaper, but you also need to deal with other people living very close to you. Don't know if that is to your desire. Being occasionally squatting and renting out your flat for some time (don't make that purely a business. If you rent it out for higher price, let at least from time to time life some folks for free in it).

food: dumpster diving (if you organize this a bit with people around you, it' s little work, for lot's of food), maybe a bit /f/illegalism, find out if others like to build a garden with you, or do it alone. Learn a bit about wild herbs.

money: What rich people always say is, that they stay/become rich, because they invest as much as they can in things that will help them to acquire more resources. I'm not sure how that should work with 10-50$, but maybe there's some way if organized together with others who also put 10-50$ into it. If 10 people put 50$ per month into for one year, you got 6000$ that can be used to the desire of those participating in. And those 10-50$ people might be able to give additional to this fund beside all the rest they spend cash on, if people practice more mutual aid.

If you believe something of what I said is useful to you, we could continue this conversations, otherwise I'll just shut up, cause as stated in the beginning, I don't know your situation, any maybe all I have to say doesn't fit you.

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syster wrote

I think there are some good tutorials on bank robbing on youtube. Maybe that will help.

meta: this is obvious a joke. Bank robbing is a serious business, and youtube will help you little.

meta meta: I'm still joking, bank robbing is illegal, and there are anyway better targets. Don't believe the movies.

meta meta meta: idk why, but I can't stop promoting burglary.

meta meta meta meta: puts on a mask and leaves a note: I do not advocate crime except if you're gay, indigenous, black, poc...or in complicit solidarity.

meta meta meta meta question: How to make a comment so that all this appears if I do not suggest ilegalism?

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syster wrote

I played once the game of capitalism. I was successful for some time. I did not spend anything for me, and managed to safe everything, at least for a while. I wanted to become a big player. If I can accelerate social change with money, if I have more money I can accelerate more social change.

I was a self-made rich kid. I asked people if they want to join me. I showed people how what I'm doing is working, and that I could need help. While the aim was to use the entire bag of cash to sponsor other projects, non wanted to join me. There was no personal benefit for them, except the skill they would acquire and social capital. They could have used that to make them rich themselves if that's their aim. It was just out of my interest, to become rich to fund myself. If I would have run it as a company or something, it probably would have worked out, or if I knew back then how to reach other radicals that are up to such.

I got isolated and frustrated. What I wanted even more then billions of cash, was the abolishment of money itself. Why do we accept this system in first place, instead of fighting it entirely? One reason it police, but that doesn't explain why we aren't capable of building networks in which we share all out resources with each other, free from any capitalist logic. We need food? Ok, let's organize some that go shop lifting, some that go dumpster diving and some that will grow food. We need doctors? Let's find out what doctors need to be able to serve a community without asking for cash. Oh, they need housing as all the rest? There are so many examples of successful squatting, let's do that. But not everyone can do actions that are likely to result sooner or later in confrontation with police! Silent squatting. Go into neighborhoods that will be n solidarity with you, be supportive to the neighborhood, and don't tell the cops or the landlord what you are doing (no banner, no social media, no fame, no clicks, just direct action) or just stop all paying rent. But where do get the medicine? Herbs, can be used for a lot of things. And for the rest, well equipped underground drug labs can be build that will produce medicine. Get in trouble with drug cartels. Make better offer for the neighborhood and collectively force them out. What other product do we need, and how can we get them without contributing to the logic of capitalism? Go and... Oh shit I'm dreaming. Nothing of that gonna happen, except in small scale. It's to much effort, with little small term gain, and who's anyway thinking about long term shit?

Yes, those were my dreams as a rich kid, and I tried to life them. Now I'm broke and often cynical. Not because I'm broke, but because short-term/mid-term results where just disappointing. Still no force in sight that takes capitalism down.

Oh, I forgot to tell you how I lost all my cash. Those dreams, and the idea that if money is useful for social change, then more money will be more useful, resulted in high risk management. And if I loose everything I told myself, I gonna try the path of the insurrectionist. I was one of those early crypto investors. I made money by successful trading. My first bitcoins I got when they where around some $. The only reason I put money into it was: it was from the very beginning obvious that it's a pyramid scheme, and that it's going to make those that are early in very likely very rich. One day I woke up, made a shitty trade, went all in, and lost basically everything.

I'm writing this, just to give an example, how ideas that are focused on high risk high gain, in combination with isolation and the desire to abolish capitalism, might bring undesired outcomes.

You found a strategy to make lot's of cash? Do not invest everything back into the same. I mean everyone speaks about diversifying, but how about if your aim is to bring the most social change you can? idk, at least don't waste your time with making tons of cash, just to loose it all because you didn't slept well and because your aim was to gain the first billion in the next 10 years or whatever goal that seem high to you. Also regularly remind yourself, that there's tons of important things to do, that not enough people do, that doesn't require cash. Autonomous mutual aid networks, that are interconnected, and organized to an extend that they can function completely independent from capitalism and are capable to defend if being attacked. Dreams just dreams, but I won't let my cynical personalty take them away from me.

Don't be like me, that's the TL;DR version of that long post.

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