@drq that's exactly why I expected *this* to *not* happen!

But was still curious if they'd use interoperability as a leverage to "compete with Big Tech", given they don't quite have the name or the audience for that.

I guess the answer to that is yesn't :ablobcatwave:

@ZySoua @Gargron

@ZySoua @Gargron @drq argh. When I was thinking of posting a poll "Do you think Truth Social will support ActivityPub?" I never expected the situation to be *this* dumb.

@horhik very DIYish, but deploying is what continuous integration/delivery tools do. Jenkins has to be the most well-known, but there are others: alternativeto.net/software/jen

For it to react to git activity, you attach to it a webhook from your git hosting service, if it allows that (most do, like GitLab/Gitea).

If by publishing you mean hosting, it's a similar situation. There are solutions: alternativeto.net/software/git β€” but even something as simple as nginx on a host folder will do.

@horhik Netlify is quite a package. Which parts are you looking for?

I'm a firm believer of Hanlon's Razor, but over a week, Facebook has flagged a post and a comment of mine, both about Mastodon (and including a link to joinmastodon.org)


And that's not even the end of it β€” should you actually find that checkbox and uncheck it... it'll show up beside the submit button, hoping to trick you back into consenting.
If you check it, open the EULA and close it... it disappears. Only to be found in its original place, mid-EULA.
What. The actual. Heck.

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Major Russian social network VK just hit a new low for "explicit consent": as they're rolling out their new email service, users that are signing up may (but probabaly won't) find a pre-checked checkbox in the middle (!) of the EULA (!!!), consenting to, well, spam.

How is that even legal here is beyond me.

@tindall "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (usually attributed to H. L. Mencken?)
Proclaiming something to be "fundamental nature" is often times exactly that.

@Gargron @annika then it has the same effect, since it also doesn't need backlight and only expends energy on pixels that aren't pure black.

@drq why, I can think of worse things than that. Like going publicly traded. Because at that point investors become the driving force for the studio, and consideration of players' interests is eventually reduced to a minimum.

The FTC calls bullshit on manufacturers' claims about cyber-risk, housefires, and whether getting your car fixed by your family's beloved mechanic will lead to your murder. It broadly and firmly endorses Right to Repair.

Which brings me back to 2021, were every one of the 27 R2R bills that has been brought before a state legislature for a vote has been defeated, thanks to heavy corporate lobbying by monopolists.



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They concluded that *general* public sentiment had almost *no* impact on US policy making - but the political preferences of wealthy people and large corporations were hugely predictive of what laws and regulations we'd get.

Or, in poli-sci jargon, "Economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence."


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A friend of mine recently tried to share a file from his with me. I received a link in an email, but it refused to let me download the file unless I either get an app (on mobile) or(/and?) sign up/in (on desktop).

How am I supposed to be inclined to use Dropbox it cannot accomplish such a simple task as simply sharing a file with a stranger with no strings attached? :blobcatblep:

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