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Cake day: Nov. 25, 2020


There are some engineers that say the problem was not the hydrogen itself, but rather a combination of the leaky and electro-statically charged hull material and the hydrogen.

If modern hull materials would allow using hydrogen that would have many advantages. Not only has hydrogen about 20% more lift AFAIK, but it is also globally available through electrolysis of water and can be used for light-weight fuel cells to run the electric motors.

I suspect that only hydrogen filled and run airships will be economically viable.

I think there is an easier explanation: many women have lower paying jobs where they are often interacting with very diverse sets of people.

Most female targeted media is rather counter productive as it usually promotes some kind of happly ever after nest building behaviour IMHO.

Some people tried this before, by rebranding feminism into a emancipatory movement that explicitly includes men.

The problem is that in our society/culture men are often even more indoctrinated into typical gender roles than females, because those male roles are being sold to them as being something better while in reality they are just perpetuating the toxic rat race / hustle culture.

The hight of the irony is when feminists want to take over male domains without realizing that they would be drawing the short stick by doing so.

Anyways, tl;dr an explicit “men’s movement” can’t work as it would just perpetuate toxic gender roles, and anything else is just a plain old emancipatory movement.

Yeah, that fits to the general experience, although maybe worth mentioning that you really need SSD space or otherwise Synapse will be super slow. Also don’t cheap out on RAM, as Synapse will easily take 1-2GB just for itself.

It has certainly gotten better, but I still wonder if it is worth it in the end. A XMPP server with similar functionality takes 10-100 times less resources (i.e. happily runs on a 5€/month VPS) and is pretty much maintenance free after setting it up. But of course the bridging situation is a bit better Matrix side right now and joining Matrix rooms through xmpp is not the best experience either (but there is a fork of the official xmpp<->matrix bridge that is improving a lot lately).

A basic VPS will only work for a while as they are usually SSD space limited and Matrix likes to blow up it’s database size. Of course it depends on the usage and what rooms your users join, and there are some ways to partially scrub the database, but all in all Matrix server costs tend to increase over time.

There is an interesting young fiction book called “The Book of Heroes” by Miyuki Miyabe that has an interesting (Japanese) take on this topic. But I don’t want to spoiler too much.

Why do you think this is directly related to the accumulation of capital in the hands of few and / or libertarian ideals of economic freedom?

In pretty much all societies there are some people going to extreme lengths to fit to some sort of ideal of fame and often subsequently relative wealth. This happened in Soviet states as well with sports and other performance “stars”.

I also don’t think people striving for fame would be unimaginable in an Anarchist society, even if accumulating excessive wealth is going to be difficult in such.

It is actually quite possible to run Linux on a PS4 these days, which is still a semi decent x86 PC for light gaming tasks.

You are probably running a 32bit Rasbian OS on it, which artificially cripples the fully ARMv8 and 64bit capable CPU of the RPi4. But I think there is a 64bit Rasbian version now?

Wayland is not going to save the Linux Desktop
Some issues with Wayland explained.

I think you are romatizising local neighborhood connections. I am old enough to remember time before smartphone and even internet in general, and people did not have deep meaningful relationships with their neighbors back then either.

With rare exceptions people don’t chose their place of living based on common interests with their future neighbors, so usually such relationship were and are very shallow (drinking beer and doing barbeque or something centered around the kids).

There are exceptions like communal housing with a common vision, but those are a different beast all together and internet rather helps establishing something like that.

So I don’t think it is helpful to yearn for a past that never actually existed outside the rose tinted glasses of some elderly people that don’t like internet and smartphone 😉

Why not both? I don’t think those two things are dimetrally opposed and before internet and TV people read newspapers and books (or went to bed early because no lights).

In the end people are usually just not very interested in what they see as their everyday boring surroundings.

Hmm, wouldn’t it make more sense to first implement federation between Gitea instances? I see little point in following an Gitea account from Mastodon and the PRs and issues would probably get spammy really fast.

New: Loomio chat integrations!
XMPP should work via a webhook bridge as well.

Look for an older used device with LinageOS support and replace the battery if needed. The originally higher priced devices from 2-3 generations ago still easily beat the cheap new ones.

If you think about it a bit, I think you can see that the bad effects of what is often called globalization also happens on a smaller scale inside countries, often with homegrown organizations/companies being the culprits. IMHO the underlaying problem is not globalization per se but rather that large monopolistic companies can use the power imbalance to take over local & foreign markets and push their one-size-fits-all products and cultural marketing onto people regardless of their wishes.

In a sense these large conglomerates are only piggybacking on a generally good trend of global economic interconnectivity that has brought a lot of positive development in the last decades.

Some of the less human voices sound pretty good, and the others are workable if you don’t expect polish from a hobby project that would have no voice acting at all otherwise.

Neat new collaborative web editor.

My Unholy Battle With a Rock64
kinda mirrors my experience with the more obscure pine64 devices.

The developers behind aria-net.org have been working hard to improve their Bifrost fork for both room bridging and by adding experimental MAM support for the gateway mode. Sadly no sign of upstream being interested to merged the changes, but maybe once they see the massive improvements they will wake up ;)

Some nice improvements to online multiplayer lately.