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The right headline about that youtube change 

...where youtube is planning to hide dislike counts on a video is:

“Youtube furthers extremism with recent tweak”

Or “Youtube makes it even more difficult to spot unreliable content”.

They display ridiculously little trust or reliability information at this point and they are planning to decrease it even further.

Disappointingly it comes across as “oh but we’re preventing negative review bombing”

Yes, that happens but loss of trust signal is worse

Good morning from this timezone! Hope your day goes well!

old jokes current again 

There used to be these jokes about hyperinflation in Hungary.

in the past:
"Oh, you want 150 million milpengo for a coffee? Isn't it a bit expensive to want 160 million milpengo for a coffee? I think one can find better coffee for 170 million milpengos"

"But why should we lock down with 150 7-day-incidence? Shouldn't we protect the economy when we only have 200 7di? Wouldn't vaccines protect us when we're only around 300 7di? Why the rush to close down with 400?"

Is there a search function in the reddit iOS app? For searching a long thread, either client or server side.

I can’t seem to find it. The FAQ for the app is only 4 entries on the reddit help website, one of which explains how to view porn on reddit.

Is this how impoverished we’ve become?

“Shh....don’t try to do something, here look at this cat/incendiary thread/porn....lest you disturb our main metrics for this quarter”

What the fuck is the facebook logo doing in 2001’s Shrek?

F stands for farquaad

There is a nice example for weaponized language in contracts and politicians:


What native speakers familiar with contract terms understand: you make no guarantees or commitments in the fulfillment of something

What non-native speakers or unfamiliar with this term understand: wow, they committed to maximum effort

So the EU official complaining about AstraZeneca deliveries not being “best effort”: they were exactly that! Bottom-barrel, no guarantees service.

I was walking our dog shortly after rain today and I realized that I almost forgot how rain smells like.

Capitalism, social media, algorithms 

Corporate platforms are not a good choice to keep in touch with people you love anyway. Their algorithms are optimized to show you outrageous stuff, market unnecessary things to you, get you "engaged" and invested in the platform to keep you there.
They have no interest in showing you the things you care about most first. Because why would you spend your time doomscrolling if you already got what you need?
It's a capitalist flavor of low key censorship.

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Reasons for dropping gmail 

I excluded all the minor email services as we know very little about their security practices or overall corporate structure, trustworthiness.

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Reasons for dropping gmail 

3. Google is more and more relying on abusive monopolistic practices, I think they should be broken up by the EU/US and I simply don’t trust them for anything important.

So for me the ideal email provider is like my bank: there is a customer relationship, security assumptions are high, and if push comes to shove I can get in touch with a human.

That’s why I basically only considered Microsoft O365 and Apple’s icloud for an email address. I picked icloud.

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Reasons for dropping gmail 

1. You’re not the customer, there is no support and people get locked out capriciously all the time - there are many horror stories. Google has a unified account, so random youtube stuff can affect your identity provider.

2. Google is noticeably decreasing in service quality, most of the people who pushed the company forward have left for greener pastures, while ppl still there are pushing it more and more into the orwellian data merchant direction.

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Reasons for dropping gmail 

Ok, so I’ve been slowly moving away from gmail and I thought I’d share the reasons why - it might be useful to you.

My primary use-case is not so much writing emails, as receiving them - mostly from accounts I have elsewhere.

Gmail used to be my identity provider, being the password reset mail and the destination for invoices, receipts etc.

So I wasn’t looking for an email provider as much as an identity provider. And Google is just not trustworthy for that:

The average factorio player has better logistics planning than the vaccine rollout in the EU.

Hahaha there is a video

Best way to say you’re not racist is in your best weirdly snob royal accent looking like you stepped out of the 1930s


octodon is slow because i am compiling ruby every ten minutes. why am i compiling ruby every ten minutes? because it's trash and in twenty twenty one you can't just install a debian package like a reasonable person who doesn't want to dedicate their month to troubleshooting ruby

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