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I like games culture and anime culture. Have empathy.

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cyberian_khatru ,
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Gone Home is pretty neat. I usually need secondary gameplay loop to placate my short attention span but this one gripped me through presentation and atmosphere alone.

cyberian_khatru ,
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Not game-specific but those types of games certainly were a big factor.
I used to love playing with my school friends. Yet slowly but surely they became very toxic to play with as they became bitter in adulthood. Now I only play single player and stick to text chats with them.

cyberian_khatru ,
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Yeah I never really got the notes system especially reblogs. It makes sense when a tumblr screenshot gets posted online, it just looks like a reply chain. But when I tried to use the site myself (it was 10 years ago tbf) I never got anywhere and I couldn't find the funny.

With Meta exploring the fediverse, would it be possible to create a copy-left federation license to block for-profit entities from federating with a server? ( kbin.social )

I.E. a way to legally enforce that servers which federate with you are not allowed to serve ads alongside content from your server, and must be run by not-for-profit entities?...

cyberian_khatru ,
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they need us, not the other way around.

Yeah, until they get a foot on the door. A single foot of theirs is stronger than the whole fediverse. Google used the depend on the android open source project. Then AOSP depended on google. Then they started phasing out base apps like email, browser, gallery, sms/phone, calendar, file manager, music player, etc., in favor of proprietary google apps and made everything require google play services. Other vendors stopped using the AOSP apps as well, and made their own versions in response, up to and including entire app stores like samsung apps. Today most users only know the proprietary android experience, even the UI is proprietary (android ONE, pixel UI, MIUI, etc). Even open source enthusiasts have a hard time installing AOSP or a custom ROM because of hardware level locked bootloaders. Others have mentioned the embrace-extend-extinguish tactic and this is what it is.

cyberian_khatru ,
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I supposed I would make some mistake talking about xmpp since I never used it. Oh well, thanks for the clarification.

cyberian_khatru ,
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Mastodon has a system that verifies an account's possession of another webpage. So that could help with company accounts.

cyberian_khatru , (edited )
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TempleOS - a very gifted individual made his own OS from scratch by himself but was thwarted by his own schizophrenia and delusions of persecusion. He was also incredibly racist. Ultimately though it's very sad story seeing him lose his grip on reality thinking government agencies were after him and he was a prophet doing God's work. It's a decade long saga, he ended up homeless for a long while and died a few years ago.

John McAffee - talking about delusional tech guys, this one takes it to the highest level. This guy travelled the world running from the u.s. govt for tax evasion, won a game of russian roulette through quantum immortality (debatable), killed his neighbor for poisoning his dog(allegedly), and was an avid crypto enthusiast. He was found dead in a spanish prison right before he could be brought back to his homeland. It was declared a suicide but many people don't believe that.

cyberian_khatru ,
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It's not even about morality. It's a dumb law that doesn't protect users most at risk—even if enforced—while making it incredibly convoluted and awkward for everyone else.

On second thought, that second part was probably the point.

cyberian_khatru ,
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Yeah, and I'm not a actually Alpha, the android protagonist from critically-acclaimed and cult classic iyashikei manga Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, either. Sorry, guys.

cyberian_khatru ,
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As others have said, isopropyl alcohol works great to remove adhesive residue. Just don't use it with certain plastics.

cyberian_khatru ,
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you’re blaming the medium

I don't think that's implied in the post. Also reddit inc is complicit in the bot farming since it boosts their engagement metrics.

Elegast , to Ask Kbin

Is there a kbin Android app yet? I know the web app works, which is what I'm using now, but would really like a native app. I'm assuming these are being worked on and just need time to bake!

cyberian_khatru ,
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The pixelfed dev said thy were working on an app so that's what I'm waiting for.

cyberian_khatru ,
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A few points:

-I feel like even this short guide is overcomplicating it for 90% of potential users. Just add a tl;dr at the start about checking out the relevant settings (top bar, notifications), subscribing to magazines, and navigating to the "subscribed" feed. Like, if I want a hot shower I don't need to know where the water comes from or how pressure is determined by the bermoulli formula, just say what do I press to get the water to come out hot.

-Explain that collapsible comments are coming and there's a userscript for people who are into that.

-I don't think that this separation of tiers is efficient for anyone. Like, if I want to know how to see the local feed is that lurker or addict.

-I think it's overcomplicating threads and microblogs. Yeah, I didn't know there was a difference between replies and comments but it's never been relevant for me this past month. One is like reddit and is compatible with lemmy, the other is like twitter and lets you talk to mastodon users (and misskey, and calckey,...).

-On that note, some people get overly confused with the concept of federation (in part because people usually overcomplicate it when explaining), and this problem is compounded on a platform that also interacts with instances from other platforms. You can just keep it simple and say "you have an account on a website which has its own content. There are others that look exactly the same with different users and content, but you have access* to all of that too".
*unless admins decide to defederate specifically from your website, like what beehaw did.

Ironic that I said to keep things short and then wrote a huge comment.

YSK: your android phone has hidden developer options ( lemmy.world )

Navigate your phone settings and first go to about phone. From there go to software information. You should see your build number. Tap the build number several times in a row and developer options will be unlocked. This gives you access to developer options and a whole new set of customization features

cyberian_khatru ,
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I always unlock these, if only to visualize taps. USB debugging is also cool because of scrcpy, a program that allows you to see and control your phone from your pc.

cyberian_khatru ,
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What an odd way to initially phrase it. Saying "underage-looking nsfw" is such an underhanded wording that it makes me feel like they were trying to stir up a shitstorm against their own userbase. The followup is way better "we're allowing weebs, no loli, some of you might still think it looks underage but we're leaving it at the mods' discretion". But the damage is already done.

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cyberian_khatru ,
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Very interesting, tl;dr it's a grant worth between €5k-€50k. I'm glad the EU is investing in online privacy and trust (in their words).

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