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@Anibyl the worst about it: developed countries take advantage of well-educated specialists in their respective fields from lesser developed countries > it's lesser developed countries which would pay for the education, not rich countries like germany

PODCAST: Breaking barriers around teen pregnancy in Thailand (news.un.org)

Thailand has been lauded for the progressive legislation it has passed into law which ensures that women and girls have the right to a range of sexual and reproductive health services, but many teenagers struggle to access the care they need. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has been working with organizations in the South East...

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@ThatOneKirbyMain2568
truly a long time issue! arrows work for the 2nd page only > same problem occurs in the microblogging section: arrows do not work

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@ThatOneKirbyMain2568
can't tell how much i enjoy kbin fr 😊

i hope that the project itself will become more stable, and that ernest will find someone to admin kbin.social, so that ernest can focus on software development

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@ThatOneKirbyMain2568
moreover, i would love to see kbin and mbin devs joining forces, thereby reducing each other's workload :)

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@JohnDClay
massive database issues - stux gives some explanation in the linked thread

Issues with the functioning of kbin.social (kbin.social)

The issues that started occurring on Sunday turned out to be more serious than anticipated, extending beyond the application code. We are still working on resolving them to ensure the proper functioning of the website, but we need some more time. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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@ernest thank you for all the work you have dedicated to kbin!

i wish you are getting all support needed right now!

Union accuses Postal Corporation management of violating workers’ rights (nowgrenada.com)

Brian Grimes, President of the Grenada Public Workers Union (GPWU), is accusing the management of the Grenada Postal Corporation (GPC) of engaging in tactics that can bust the union and, at the same time, violate Section 11 of the Grenada Constitution and Sections 40 and 41 of the Labour Relations Act.

Shrinking civil space and persistent logging: 2023 in review in Southeast Asia (news.mongabay.com)

Southeast Asia is home to the third-largest expanse of tropical rainforest in the world, making it a pivotal region for global efforts to address the biodiversity crisis and climate change. But intense development pressure and global consumption are transforming the region’s landscapes, fragmenting forests, degrading waterways...

BinGanzBrav , to random German
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Kommt gut ins neue Jahr, gesund, wütend oder was Euch immer gut tut.
Danke für's folgen.

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@BinGanzBrav ♥️

Indigenous-led coalition calls for moratorium on terrestrial carbon trade (news.mongabay.com)

Mina Setra remembers a time before oil palm plantations changed the landscape of her childhood home. Setra, an Indigenous Dayak Pompakng, grew up when forests surrounded her village in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. Setra and her brother would spend their days canoeing on a nearby river, she...

genesis , to updates
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Why are the microblogs not working properly?

testing ,
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@genesis i get your question! what does annoy you the most?

The ex-shark fishermen teaching schoolkids how to protect the environment (news.mongabay.com)

LOMBOK, Indonesia — Suhardi, 43, glides across a technicolor coral garden. Freediving down to the seafloor, he scoops up a handful of sand that he sprinkles over the reef. The reef becomes a blur of color as reef fish scurry from all four corners to see what delicacies can be found among the falling grains.

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from the article:

Suhardi was a fisherman for more than 20 years. He first started fishing working on his parents’ boat, but was then asked to join the crew of a shark boat where he was told he could earn a lot of money. Back on deck, he looks embarrassed to divulge what a meager wage it was, but finally confesses he earned around $50 for up to a month at sea.

Now he and 12 other former shark fishermen are part of The Dorsal Effect, an ecotourism company that helps ex-shark hunters find a new vocation. Each week, the team takes groups of tourists, schoolchildren and university students to off-the-grid locations and guides them around pristine reefs. Each trip is designed to take guests on an exploratory journey of both the shark trade and marine conservation through the eyes of the Sasak people of Lombok.

The Dorsal Effect first launched in 2013, a year after Suhardi met Singaporean ecologist Kathy Xu, who had traveled to Lombok to find out more about the shark trade. The diminutive but quietly determined Xu wanted to protect sharks, but because she knew shark fishing was poorly paid and dangerous, she wanted to hear the fishermen’s stories too. They told her how once they could fish for sharks close to shore, but now with the shark population dropping, the fishermen said they needed to travel farther out to sea, only to come home with a relatively poor catch. The reduced catch also meant reduced pay, so they often couldn’t cover their costs.

“Shark fishing is like gambling,” says snorkeling guide Agus Harianto. “Sometimes big catch, sometimes zero catch. The fishermen are always speculating.”

Shark hunters face other risks as well, he says: Traditional boats without GPS can fall foul of international boundaries. “They use the stars to navigate. The first time they know they have left Indonesia is when they see Jetstar flying overhead,” Agus says, referring to the Australian budget airline. “Then, it’s not long before the Australian marine police take them to shore and jail.”

While they were receiving tourists from across the globe, there was another group that Xu wanted to reach out to. “I think it was the teacher in me who felt impassioned about influencing the young,” she says. She reached out to schools and created a five-day program that would help students understand the shark trade and local conservation efforts. During the program, paid for by the school and students, participants would not only meet the ex-shark fishermen so they could ask them about their lives, but also hear from NGOs such as the Wildlife Conservation Society about their efforts to slow the trade. The Dorsal Effect also hired marine biologists to host nightly lectures and help the students with their field surveys.

While The Dorsal Effect has been successful, it has still faced its challenges. When the volcano Mount Rinjani on Lombok erupted, flights to the island were cancelled and their bookings disappeared. The COVID-19 pandemic also hit hard, but the company still managed to pay the wages of the former shark fishermen. Xu worked hard to keep their profile high by giving talks for WWF and TEDx.

Suhardi says he’s pleased he made the change to a new career. “I prefer to take people snorkeling rather than go fishing because fishing is exhausting, and the income is uncertain. I can earn money much faster offering snorkeling trips.”

His son taught himself to fish after watching his father, but Suhardi says this is just for dinner. Suhardi says his son has other career plans. The former shark fisherman reveals with pride that his son wants to be a policeman.

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@itsaj26744
misskey and its cutlery set of forks all have rss support > among them, rss support of firefish and iceshrimp could easily be labeled "rss eye candy of the fediverse"

rss feeds on the *keys follow the model:

https://instance.name/@user.rss

atom feeds are also available:
https://instance.name/@user.atom

anianimalsmoe , to random
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I know that Misskey/Glitch-soc reactions become likes on Mastodon servers. Anyone familiar with Misskey/Firefish can tell me what happens to a mastodon star when it federates? Does it becomes a generic :iine: reaction?

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@anianimalsmoe
on your instance, default setting is ♥️

reactions from your instance will translate to the generic reaction of other instances and software platforms
@Arataka

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@Chozo
this is the english machine translation of naskya's post:

Even if you ask me when the next version will be out, I don't know.

one week ago, naskya stated in another post:

Firefish v1.0.5 を出すために必要にゃ雑用は 2 日くらい前に睡眠時間を捧げてほとんど片付けたのであとは Kainoa さん次第です

english machine translation:

I devoted my sleep time to do most of the chores needed to release Firefish v1.0.5 about 2 days ago, so the rest is up to Kainoa.

source: https://post.naskya.net/notes/9n8d2h0qq12bdzm1

chikorita157 , to random
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I’m happy that I made the move to @Sharkey in late November as I was not really confident in the direction Firefish is heading. It was evident with the slow performance and local timeline would fail to load. Activity was decreasing on Sakurajima Social before the move because of how bad of an experience it was.

After the move, activity started to pick up again thanks to the improved performance. Misskey 13 resolved all the issues Misskey 12 forks are facing that caused Foundkey to go EOL with Firefish in the mess it’s currently in (Iceshrimp has the same scaling issues, but at least from what I heard, that team is at least responsive.

With Firefish Social in a worse mess as there are reports no new posts are being fetched, making the timeline 5 days old and the admins completely unresponsive. At this point, I don’t know if it’s even possible to migrate the account off Firefish Social if federation is not working on that server. This is why we dumped Firefish for Sharkey.

With that, besides our server, a handful of established Firefish servers are starting to jump ship to IceShimp or Sharkey. Infosec Exchange’s Firefish server transitioned to IceShimp. It should be even easier to migrate to Sharkey as there are documentation on how to do it.

I do recommend Sharkey over IceShrimp since it has a public timeline view (for visitors), more moderation tools and performance. The Sharkey Team is very responsive and helpful. Of course, they are adding back features that are in Firefish.

But I have a feeling that at the rate things are going for Firefish, it may have a bleak future ahead unless it can turn things around.

It’s unfortunate to see Firefish turn out like this, but it’s not surprising.

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    @chikorita157
    for those who love misskey in glitchsoc mode, sharkey is first choice imho

    those who prefer the firefish/calckey experience may take a look at iceshrimp

    JonathanMBR , to random
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    I really don't understand Abiy Ahmed, he is unpredictable and doesn't have his own stand, FANO was helping his fight against TPLF and today he is fighting against FANO.
    We’re Still Breathing: Amhara Genocide In Ethiopia – OpEd – Eurasia Review
    https://www.eurasiareview.com/19122023-were-still-breathing-amhara-genocide-in-ethiopia-oped/

    testing ,
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    @JonathanMBR
    it's the classical kautilyan way > see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthashastra

    cendawanita , to random
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    Re: last boost - something i noticed with my medic friends here, even with (or especially because) our public healthcare, they tend to be very right-wing/neoliberal with regards to personal choices. I've got some thoughts why, but it's also why I'm unsurprised by the performance of the just-replaced minister.

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    @cendawanita
    it's the same all over the world: many healthcare workers and many doctors tend to right-wing views > germany is the perfect historical example: when the nazis came to power in 1933, german doctors quickly pushed for excluding jewish doctors > a little later, the healthcare sector as a whole embraced euthanasia, helping to prototype serial production of gas chambers which were used in many concentration camps

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    @rakyat
    dr m ... we will be dead, and he'll still be around lol

    @cendawanita @cendawanita

    kalayo , to random
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    good morning. can we all take a nap

    testing ,
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    @kalayo wot my upvote has not federated

    RTR#46 Some tests on kbin.social (kbin.social)

    The weekend tasks are taking longer for me, I found another bug that causes a 500 error, I'm still working on it.. This evening and tomorrow, I will be testing the changes on the kbin.social. If there are any issues, please mention me in the post or contact me directly through the contact form.

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    @ernest
    bug report: replying to microblogging posts does not work

    How much do you use Kbin for microblogging? (kbin.social)

    One of the things I find cool about Kbin is the fact that it's a platform for both thread aggregation and microblogging. How much do you use the latter side of things? Do you make microblog posts, actively browse the microblog tab, view them in your home feed, or rarely touch them?

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    @ThatOneKirbyMain2568

    1. microblog posts: rarely, but once in a while
    2. microblog replies: don't work atm, but i like it!
    3. microblog tab: depending on whether i have to micro-manage or not:
    • kbin's mod tools are buggy, e.g. an account banned from a magazine can still spam the microblogging section > mods better look inside the microblog tab ...
    • otherwise depending on my mood
    1. viewing microblog posts in my home feed: all the time - i like it even more on kbin than on specific microblogging fedi platforms tbh
    2. aggregated view is great! i keep boosting loads of microblog posts via kbin ✨
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    @ThatOneKirbyMain2568
    i hope so, too!

    if mod tools worked better, the microblogging sections could become even more interesting in terms of content, and less of a hassle for moderators 🙏

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    @palordrolap
    oh, the rhymes are quirky, and filled with joy :)

    Like many folks on aggregator sites, I'd create magazines / communities / sub-sites if I didn't mean I then had to manage and moderate them afterwards. (There are many things in life that fit this pattern.)

    yes, creating a magazine is the easy part, whereas maintaining a magazine is a matter of discipline

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    @ThatOneKirbyMain2568
    thank you for your concise and systematic approach - i am very fond of your suggestions!

    atm, kbin ui feels a bit cluttered, indeed > page navigation should be easier > is there any navigation tutorial btw?

    A case for preemptively defederating with Threads (kbin.social)

    With Meta beginning to test federation, there's a lot of discussion as to whether we should preemptively defederate with Threads. I made a post about the question, and it seems that opinions differ a lot among people on Kbin. There were a lot of arguments for and against regarding ads, privacy, and content quality, but I don't...

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    @ThatOneKirbyMain2568
    given the sheer size of threads, most fedi platforms still lack well-developed moderation tools > this is a tough nut to crack, thus preemptive defederation is a must when it comes to threads

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    @maegul
    it's sad to see that, and all of it was foreseeable in april 2023 already ...

    @RustyOperator

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    @Amelia
    all the *keys can communicate with lemmy as long as the lemmy post is not a link type post, and firefish users can take advantage of this rather rare event to chat with lemmy and kbin users, too

    @RustyOperator @maegul

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    @Kierunkowy74
    i thought that the iceshrimp devs had rewritten their mastodon api compatibility layer, and that iceshrimp works fine with masto clients ... it doesn't?

    @RustyOperator @maegul @Amelia

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    @Kierunkowy74
    i use hajkey and iceshrimp, too > but i am not drawn to mastodon clients because they do not offer many *keys features > for the time being, i stick to the pwa

    @RustyOperator @maegul @Amelia

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    @maegul
    when i saw all that happening, i was sure that firefish won't swim, but die soon > the rebranding happened behind closed doors, only to claim that ff was a community project > then, april got kicked out of the dev team, and there was no one else at firefish anymore to do serious backend work > firefish felt like a sect, consumed by its own hype

    @RustyOperator

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    @BiggestBulb
    using kbin mostly on mobile devices, i am time and again surprised that kbin works kinda fine > e.g. kbin deals better with bad internet connections than any other fedi software i have come to know so far > given that kbin is still early beta, this is impressive

    i think that we should be patient, and keep reporting bugs :)

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    @DarkThoughts
    yep
    @ThatOneKirbyMain2568

    seanbala , to random
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    Wow , thanks for the help! I am genuinely surprised at how close the results were. It looks like the recommendation is to try out the ( and / or ) first - but only by 1.8% over ! Y'all must know that I've been getting frustrated with lately. I also appreciate the recommendations for other things to explore.

    Now the question is Kbin or Lemmy? Or both? (any thoughts?)

    https://mas.to/@seanbala/111541402571836032

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    @seanbala
    kbin is your way to go > be prepared for bugs though: still in early beta mode, yet it works surprisingly well

    testing , (edited )
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    @seanbala one more thing i really like about kbin: even with bad internet connection, kbin is still usable > when other fedi platforms such as mastodon etc would not work anymore, kbin still does what it is supposed to do :)

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