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The revelation comes two years after a LinkedIn profile associated with Kinahan named “Christopher Vincent”—the same name on the Google account—was uncovered.

19-page PDF accuses Wikipedia of bias against Israel, suggests editors be forced to reveal their real names, and demands a new feature allowing people to view the history of Wikipedia articles ( signpost.news )

The crying "History" button at the top right sends its regards. Yes, the World Jewish Congress has published a report that demands Wikipedia add a feature to view the history of articles, see what actions were performed by whom, and "host forums and discussions within the Wikipedia community to address concerns about neutrality...

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The present report does not seem intended to be an academic publication, although it has already been used as a citation in the article Wikipedia and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

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(I meant to quote from the article but forgot to style it as a blockquote)

(speaking of which, Wikipedia's editors hate decoration, which they consider to be juvenile and include that little pastel vertical line on the left of blockquotes, in favor of the browser default of indenting the quote on both sides)

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That's correct, except it's still considered a primary source, which can be cited to see what a group said if due.

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Primary sources and research cannot be cited to support objective facts. However, they can be used to cite criticism from a group. The only difference with your original reply is that being cited as criticism instead of fact does not magically make the source secondary.

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Please elaborate why they are not reliable for things other than Israel/Palestine topics, for which WP:RSP already has a small warning about that area. Just having bias and doing advocacy doesn't necessarily mean that their reporting is unreliable, though as with other biased sources more objective sources are preferred.

Even if ADL were unreliable, that's just one source, and I don't see how that exemplifies that "Wikipedia is a compromised Zionist dumpsterfire". Organizations and individuals are allowed to submit requests to edit pages for which they have a conflict of interest, and I don't see why Wikipedia being open to review them means it's now Israeli-ran from the top-down.

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Searching about it, the ADL seems to try and separate support of the Israeli government from Zionism, and defines Zionism as the belief that Jews should have a sovereign state to live together. If one thinks that Israel shouldn't be sovereign at all and being abolished tomorrow would be very good, I'd also agree that that is extremist.

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Not exactly sure what you're arguing about the six-day war, but if you mean that it should be an unjustified invasion instead of "pre-emptive"... My first impression of "pre-emptive" is unjustified and at best marginally better than an invasion, and the UN seems to agree in Article 2 (4) of the UN charter. That "entirely different page" is also summarized in the six-day war–page's "Controversies" section, but I assume you're talking about the lede. "On 5 June 1967, as the UNEF was in the process of leaving the zone, Israel launched a series of preemptive airstrikes against Egyptian airfields and other facilities, launching its war effort.[28] Egyptian forces were caught by surprise, and nearly all of Egypt's military aerial assets were destroyed, giving Israel air supremacy" does not give me an impression that Egypt planned to invade.

The ADL is one of the biggest Zionist slander lobbies that call any criticism of israel “anti-Semitic”.

Even if that were true, "there is consensus that the labelling of organisations and individuals by the ADL (particularly as antisemitic) should be attributed." That converts it into an opinion. Nowhere have you demonstrated that the ADL has a track record of falsifying facts, not opinions such as labeling people.

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Again, Wikipedia's reliable source listings are only concerned about the quality of the source's factual reporting. Having a horrible bias in judgement does not preclude factual reporting.

had the right to defend itself” before even being attacked

And many people think that's wrong. Just saying that that's the reason Israel and most publications claim Israel did that is not claiming that it was justified.

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Thanks.

Aatube OP ,
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Again, labels, especially of antisemitism, are considered opinions and attributed.

Aatube OP ,
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The ADL is used as a source for hate groups' backgrounds and way more than labeling their antisemitism, such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creativity_(religion).

Aatube OP ,
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I won't reply further if you can't separate bias from objective facts, especially those that are tangential to the bias, such as the history and key persons of a white supremacist group that doesn't involve Arabs.

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A 'pedia written by invite only was Nupedia, which has been dead for a very long time. So basically you meant that the article suggests to add a forked history for a more neutral version? Not sure if that makes it dumber or smarter.

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The Onion writes dumb soot on purpose to amuse people while including a disclaimer of "none of this is real".

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Also, reading the 3 pages of recommendations again, I don't think that's what it said:

Transparent Editing History: Ensure that all changes to articles are transparent and traceable.
This helps in identifying editors who may consistently introduce bias into articles.

That sounds like normal editing history for everything to me.

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I've just realized a mistake by the signpost headline: It only wants admins and above to do that (which is better I suppose?). I've amended the post body.

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assuming you're serious: it's not

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What was it? 🐧

Aatube ,
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@itsfoss Windows 11 being sluggish on my new Walmart laptop

Aatube ,
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They kinda don't! It'd be trending videos near your IP locations + your watch history for this browser session

Aatube ,
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Are there like hobby Minecraft servers not related to Microsoft? I’m thinking like the Library map and such.

Maps aren't servers. They're just maps as in any other videogame. You can play maps offline and with local multiplayer.

Most servers aren't related to Microsoft, but they also use the default server software which requires proper authentication. Now that Mojang account servers are down you can't log in with them anymore. One'd have to use patched server software that completely turns authentication off or uses an alternative authentication server to allow people without Microsoft accounts to join.

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Consumers can also pay for extended Windows 7 updates, of course. I also don't see why just that (consumers can also pay) part is bad and much worse than a stupid requirement to force users to pay.

Aatube ,
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SI also does meter instead of cm, so it overall checks out.

Aatube ,
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But that is like a giant difference in what they usually measure

Aatube ,
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IMDb is user generated, and he stars in "The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick" (?) from 1990.

Aatube , (edited )
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KIT Scenarist seems good to me, despite its creators ditching it for starc.

or filled with commercial and AI tools (Story Architect)

Why not just ignore these tools and use the free ones?

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Radicle: Open-Source, Peer-to-Peer, GitHub Alternative
https://radicle.xyz/
@opensource

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@pcouy Don't confuse crypto with cryptography; I don't see anything about cryptocurrencies here

@opensource @andrew

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At press time, Israel had announced a new set of restrictions on the rubble it would allow into Gaza, limiting shipments to mud and sand.

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In an age of LLMs, is it time to reconsider human-edited web directories?

Back in the early-to-mid '90s, one of the main ways of finding anything on the web was to browse through a web directory.

These directories generally had a list of categories on their front page. News/Sport/Entertainment/Arts/Technology/Fashion/etc.

Each of those categories had subcategories, and sub-subcategories that you clicked through until you got to a list of websites. These lists were maintained by actual humans.

Typically, these directories also had a limited web search that would crawl through the pages of websites listed in the directory.

Lycos, Excite, and of course Yahoo all offered web directories of this sort.

(EDIT: I initially also mentioned AltaVista. It did offer a web directory by the late '90s, but this was something it tacked on much later.)

By the late '90s, the standard narrative goes, the web got too big to index websites manually.

Google promised the world its algorithms would weed out the spam automatically.

And for a time, it worked.

But then SEO and SEM became a multi-billion-dollar industry. The spambots proliferated. Google itself began promoting its own content and advertisers above search results.

And now with LLMs, the industrial-scale spamming of the web is likely to grow exponentially.

My question is, if a lot of the web is turning to crap, do we even want to search the entire web anymore?

Do we really want to search every single website on the web?

Or just those that aren't filled with LLM-generated SEO spam?

Or just those that don't feature 200 tracking scripts, and passive-aggressive privacy warnings, and paywalls, and popovers, and newsletters, and increasingly obnoxious banner ads, and dark patterns to prevent you cancelling your "free trial" subscription?

At some point, does it become more desirable to go back to search engines that only crawl pages on human-curated lists of trustworthy, quality websites?

And is it time to begin considering what a modern version of those early web directories might look like?

@degoogle

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@TheOctonaut What do you mean by aquarium?

@degoogle @ajsadauskas @Johannab

Aatube OP ,
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TIL The Japanese call Yuzu what we (the Chinese) call the Pomelo

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And in Chinese

Aatube OP ,
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I meant that the Japanese use the Chinese word for Pomelo to call the Yuzu

RE: Is Ernest still here? ( kbin.social )

I check in here quite often, but for now, I'm just focusing on clearing spam and keeping the instance alive. In January, I was working on the AP module, and there has been significant progress in the work, which hasn't been publicly published yet. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the year, I developed a skin condition that...

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To be more concrete, we have to see if nearly all of the released games on the list have been subject to "abnormal review activity", which steam automatically excludes from the percentage

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Credit: DALL-E 3 / Microsoft Designer

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Are you sure that's not just because mbin was syncing changes from kbin? https://github.com/MbinOrg/mbin/pull/231 seems to be the only commit ernest has actually made to mbin directly

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Last words, circa 29 Jan:

Today, I'm going for a minor procedure at the hospital, and I won't be available for the next 2-4 days. When I return, I'll push all the corrections and fixes I've been working on and present plans for the near future. In the meantime, I'm making sure that the instance operates smoothly.

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Dunno about you, but "Starknet" sounds like that comic arc where Iron Man gets a venomous suit and enshittifies life.

Aatube ,
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SourceHut actually had a really nice UI! I'll consider it. I currently don't have problems with GitLab save for the UI learning curve (and their EE is source-available) but I'll consider what you've said.

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It's not just torrenting. Every user chooses what files they share, and these would be visible in search (and ranked by an internet speed transfer estimate), which makes discoverability a whole lot easier. If you want to download it, a direct transfer is initiated between that user and you computer only. You can also browse all files that a user has shared and chat with them about problems and whatnot (there also are chat rooms). Plus, since it's not really torrenting apart from the concept, your download history isn't targeted by popular tools that check out your activity on public trackers.

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