We managed to post a search index using tech on and build a frontend to make the content searchable as prefix search. This is awesome! / CC: @ipfssearch

Hey frens! Who do you think is doing a good job educating people about both how decentralizing technology works, and the issues around it?

Yes! and is now working better behind NATs (tbh I always assumed it could do this and was surprised to learn it wasn’t optimised for the NAT life, but delighted that we’re getting there) blog.ipfs.io/2022-01-20-libp2p

#Emacs tip of the day: shortdoc-display-group. Amazing new built-in functionality!

By default a little empty, but it's a great way for creating your own "cheatsheet" lists as you learn more about Emacs / #elisp.

See attached screenshot for an example - here I started making a cheatsheet for date/time manipulation functions I've been researching recently.

I hope the core developers will soon recognize the utility for user-maintained shortdocs, and improve the interface a bit (e.g. give us a defcustom).

Between you and me, this is one of the most frustrating things about working at Mozilla. We spend _years_ busting our asses on privacy, agonizing over minimalist, rigorously anonymized telemetry, making sure it's all transparent and safe and has opt-outs, and the internet screams at us for it anyway. And every other tech company out there responds to the years of research it takes to prove they don't give a shit about any of this with "whoops yeah sorry my bad we'll definitely do something".

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You don't "have something to hide" when you put blinds on your windows or close the door when you're on the toilet, or wear clothes. Privacy isn't about having something to hide, it's not about keeping secrets. It's about being able to choose what you reveal about yourself, and when, and to who, and the other word we have for that is "dignity". Your inherent dignity, as a human being. Privacy is the agency you have over your dignity.

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I've never tried readable fonts, so I don't know if it would help or not. My problem is mostly a sensory input thing that has to do with sudden changes in light. I think black text on white is fine for me mostly because that is the standard. If I'm clicking through webpages that switch between light theme and dark them it's almost guaranteed to be a migraine trigger for me.

🇬🇧EU Commission wants to prosecute non-consensual sharing of pornography rather than indiscriminately identifying all uploaders, good!
However, we will need to clearly exclude error-prone #uploadfilters and Internet blocking from the proposal. ec.europa.eu/info/sites/defaul #IWD2022

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We noticed is growing up when building the search index. Thanks to / @NGIZero we now have an image-filter on ipfs-search.com

The current release still downloads images but blurs them on the frontend, further updates are planned.

I feel like a lot of the conversation about bitcoins and NFTs needs to start a lot further up the epistemological chain than it does. I want to start with "The Tragedy Of The Commons is eugenicist propaganda, the idea that everyone acts solely in naked self-interested is demonstrably, empirically false, and the bedrock all long-lived human societies has always been the collective stewardship of the common good."

We would likely fork Firefox, remove all the Silicon Valley/commercial bullshit, and hire engineers from Mozilla and elsewhere who want to work somewhere where they have the freedom to work on a browser for the common good without any Silicon Valley/commercial interference.

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As TwitchiH so nicely said in the closing talk: it's a wrap!
Help us improve by providing feedback: on the schedule you can find feedback links for each talk. Or general feedback: feedback@fosdem.org
Hope to see you all again next year!

And that's it! What a week-end! What a @fosdem@twitter.com this year again!

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Hey #askfedi :peertube:

Any recommendation for a good Peertube instance around programming ?

I would like to host unlisted content for now and public videos later...

Any community to recommend ?

Booost appreciated :)

#peertube #instance #choose #search #chooseinstance

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