I've shared a few Imogen Heap songs in the past. She's one of my favourite musical geniuses. But did you know what she used to do before she was just 'Imogen Heap'? Well, she was one half of Frou Frou - a band she formed with Guy Sigsworth. The 36'37" video linked to below is a live session they did in 2002. If you're also an Immi fan, you might recognise the spark of some of her later genius. If not, you might just enjoy it anyway.
That doesn't seem to be the case, there are plenty of fascists, racists, and threats of violence here and there don't seem to be adequate tools to deal with it. Especially when pod admins don't take any action or are themselves an extremist.
Hi. I've recently removed all accounts and history related to Zlax user from my pod as he was going too far. Hopefully he will get bored of creating accounts for just mass-spamming and harassing people.
About the two other users you mentioned above, @Kylo, I know they're keen to share controversial content, though I've never had any reports for their posts or comments. If you find any content against Diaspora* guidelines from their accounts, feel free to report it so I can delete it.
If there is no evidence of any kind of content such as hate-speech, racism, direct attacks or harassment, I have no reason to definitively ban these users just because people "don't like them". I am deeply in favor of free-speech, and I would let people debate if they have a disagreement, say, on politics. Only if they become toxic or a danger to the community, they will get banned.
if you dont find hate-speech, racism, holocaust-denial or other harrasement in the postings of theaitetos, then we have a different view, what racism, hatespeech, holocaustdenial etc means, i reported theaitetos several times and nothing happend, but i dont know if i reported it on your pod, if you are the podmin, just take a look into his stream, you will find some
About our "dear friend" Theaitetos The "most censored person on D*" has learned to be a bit more cautious these days Most of the controversial stuff on his psyco pod account is reshares from [email protected] pod, so technically it's not his stuff, right?
Most of his activity is about comments and private discussion with his friends (and he has probably more friends on Parler, Gab and 8Chan)
Also, he erased a lot of posts these last days, and looking at people who liked it, it must be "spicy"
I have just **one* request: could you ask him to remove the #adolfhitler tag on his profile, and "soften" his incel shit? This demand is less abusive than his kiddy provocations
btw if i know, that you podmins are really looking into the reports, i will start reporting again, thanks for that, i know, itz sometimes a difficult, sometimes a very complicate decision to draw a line, good to enough that you will look into that in the future
So what @Kylo? These posts are just expression of political ideologies. We have the right to disagree but I would never censor that.
@[email protected] I won't ask him to edit his profile either. If he likes dictators, write books about it, whatever, good for him, I don't really care. But maybe if you don't like seeing this tag on HIS profile, you could just not look at it or hit the ignore button? My two cents.
Oh, he's blocked, all of his accounts But i still meet him in the comment section of other posts Also, i know him good now, and i keep an eye on him. If your MAGA neighbour starts to working hard in his garage the night, you want to keep an eye on him
Whatever. Thanks for administrating the pod and check frequently the report notification, after the 20th January some "political views" might be cross the line
@Tom Ruth which is why we need better ways to enforce minimum standards. The fact that you're fine with those posts shows that the federation should have better tools and processes to lock out pods that won't enforce even minimum standards.
@Tom Ruth what is about tagging jews in pictures as "proof" for the "jewish world controlling conspiracy" like here https://diasp.org/posts/17560626 i report it, just in case, that this link doesnt work
Still getting Zlax notifications over here. Every time somebody does something about him, he starts a new account and repeats. Good luck with that. Ditto for Theanos or whatever his moniker is. Don't know which is worse.
And if you bitch about people and begging the D-Mommies and D-Daddies to block them for your cowardly asses, at least mention them right, so they can partake of your talk in their presence! @Theaitetos (テアイテトス)
Diaspora is not a right. It's first code somebodies imagined and realized, and second pods maintained by volunteer Users are just users: if you're not satisfied how D* was designed by the core team, then build your own social media
Or just join Gab Free doesn't mean you can take it and pretend it's your, now. Free to use, how it was designed to be used
and harka is a snitch, but dont be surprized, and no, i dont want to have a debate with nazi-thos, why should i? but its very cute, that nazi-thos is openly lying about "not deleting" his fucking nazi-propaganda and i dont understandm why someone can support such an openly lying dick, i guess its a kind of incel-solidarity
but i would be curios, did @Tom Ruth deleted the nazi-proganda from nazi-thos or did he it by himself and the lying about it? tom, could you please answer that question? i would like to thank the person, who deleted the antisemitic hate-speech i reported, maybe @[email protected]Harka knows?
True! But neither is the 'curating' of an entire network and their users to the personal wishes of some folks. If they want to snip a piece of the world to their particular liking, I suggest, they get a Bonsai-tree!
Users are just users: if you’re not satisfied how D* was designed by the core team, then build your own social media
I am quite happy with Diaspora and its design! I am not happy with the abomination some try to mutate it into!
D* was opposed to hate speech, racism, igotry and violence since the start
So, it's you trying to turn the federation in a "free-for-all-nazi-friendly" thing
Theaitetos has a documented background of "borderline pornography", hate speech, glorification of nazism and even harassment. The fact he's still here proves that D* is not turning in leftism censorship
In fact, toxic assholes crawl in Diaspora for the same reason trump could tweetinsanities on twitter: cause the basic guideline is not enforced how it should
So, please stop to whine about censorship: there's already too much tolerance
neither is the ‘curating’ of an entire network and their users to the personal wishes of some folks
That is an intentional misrepresentation of what is being proposed here.
Users would have pod-level blocking capacity, pods would have capacity to readily block or defederate with specific pods. Mastodon/Fediverse already operate on this basis and it works well.
Network-wide blocking would be practically impossible.
As a user, don't like local policies? Move elsewhere or spin up your own pod. As a podmin, respect others' concerns or not, but if not, access and federation are not your inviolable right. Freedom carries responsibility.
Falsely representing the question is bad faith argument..
Users would have pod-level blocking capacity, pods would have capacity to readily block or defederate with specific pods.
This is not question of policy but question of resources. Diaspora development is stalled for quite some time and there are lots of much needed features that just don't get done. The only way to change it is to do them yourself or by bringing someone who can. Or just by increasing network popularity so there is better chance of having someone both interested and capable on board.
However people are not arguing about having or not having this capability (and as you surely know pods already can defederate each other but this setting is hidden and there is no transparency page unlike Mastodon or Friendica). What bothers many are attempts for some sort of centralized regulation over all the network.
Blocking something you don't like is fine and only natural. Blocking by association is still fine although I would question it. Telling others what they should block - well, it is bad news. So is speaking from the name of entire decentralized network - like they did in that tweet. They said nothing bad but they have no authority for that and it sends wrong message.
@mrd_ill_be_back - the pod you are on hosts borderline child porn in public access. I wonder why it doesn't trouble you since you are so fixated on this issue.
itz not "tolerance", itz ignorance, friendly said. i hope some of them, will end like pence, beeing afraid from what they made possible, sadly people like harka have no historical knowledge, they dont understand, that they will become a target too, if antifascists fail
@logger: D* doesn't exist as having any kind of opinion! People have opinions, like you, any other user or the folks running pods. And each pod(min) can make their own rules, no problem with that. There is, by definition of a decentralized network no consensus of any "basic guidelines" and there can never be! At best there are local ones, i.e. pod rules!
@logger: And as far as the user in question goes, if he doesn't post anything of value to you, then why the obsession over it? Don't look at it! Or are you afraid, that other people aren't smart enough to make up their own minds?
Harka's ignoring me, so I'll opine that he's not just pro-nazi pro-white supremacist, he's also a misogynistic mofo. Rules and prohibitions of certain types of speech exist because it's a type of speech that causes damage, and when damage is done, damages are due.
this childish "defence" is the equilant of the noflylist-videos "this is what they do to us!", whiny little snowflakes, big mouth, if they are in mommies basement, like that q-anon-orc, but when they have to face reality, whinny little toddlers
@Garry Knight - I commented from the wrong account first and deleted that comment but it seems to stick on yours side, so now you have two. Wonders of federation :) Feel free to delete the older one (from Александр). Sorry for spamming.
of course, you can advocate "unlimited communication" but dont confuse that with "free-speech", there is a difference, "free-speech" doesnt contain child-pornography or hate-speech and calling for genocide or rape, it doesnt contain political lies, and misinformation, it doesnt contain content which is designed to physicall harm people. if i hack the computer of harka and steal his private data, the it isnt "free-speech" if i spread that stolen personal information, if i spread all his dickpix and selfies, that isnt "free-speech", spreading a computer-virus or a -worm, is not "free-speech" these are examples, to show, where the difference between "free-speech" and "unlimited communication" is and that line needs to be drawn. if you defend open&obvious nazi-hate-speech with the "argument" of "censorship" you need to explain, why you want to allow that murder-causing-content, but draw the line at child-pornography or you defend child-pornography and doxxing too, but dont confuse that with "free-speech"
@mrd_ill_be_back - I don't attack people. I just wanted to point out a little inconsistency :) As for this particular case - I leave it to podmin. If I was one I would likely delete it since pod rules clearly ban pornography. Also this particular post is of very little value (left by troll account which has on other postings, has almost no interactions and is just quite disgusting) but it already causes problems - because of it the server got blocked in Russian Federation and who knows where it goes further.
Also I know that the line is sometimes blurred but we should understand differences between speech we dislike and actual crimes. If you post propaganda, lies, garbage or just are annoying - this is still free speech. Others might block you or just disregard and server owner might ask you to leave - but you still have right for speaking.
Crimes are something entirely different. If you post someone's else personal information you have no right to disclose - this is crime against that person. E.g. stolen intimate photos or someone's credit card data. Sometimes it can be classified as evidence of you committing crime - e.g. if you post video how you broke into someone's apartment then the police will be interested in that. DDoSing someone or something is also crime. Just being annoying is not.
@Kylo It is drawn child porn (loli comic). It is very explicit but illegality depends on jurisdiction. Still it is just one post made by some idiot troll on one of the largest and oldest Diaspora servers so it is not that important.
Diaspora holds a lot of nice people but developers (from what I have seen) only ask for money and do not have any intention to fix something (sorry if I am to general). See editting a post, it was done 7 years ago or even longer but it is not committed and devvers still stated they need money for it.
Hubzilla is my choice in this and I can block strings, edit posts, edit comments, block users, block instances, create groups (circles). On Mastodon I can even do more if needed. Developers are fixing issues that are reported on Mastodon, I assume Hubzilla and Friendica fix them too (I even reported issues there)
@Alexander no one has a right to speak on someone else's private property. Is that not clear to you?
And yes, the absolute minimum standard of speech is "is it legal". If that is your standard, don't be surprised when more and more laws are passed because the community doesn't do better on its own initiative.
@Kylo I am not sure what you are arguing about. I never said people had right to speak on someone's private property unless invited.
What I do say is that free speech principle is based on "speak and let others speak". You don't have to give someone a platform but you should be fine with the fact someone somewhere says things you don't like. If someone feels the urge to go and shut something down just because "they are wrong and lying" this someone is not in line with free speech principle. It is not illegal but very disturbing.
why? so pornography is bad, but a call for genocide is ..... "free speech"? pronography is legal, child porn isnt, draw a line!
If you post propaganda, lies, garbage or just are annoying
i dont think itz that "easy", as an example(!), if i spread the misinformation, that you are harka would produce childpornography, that isnt "free speech", or would you declare that as "free-speech"? the difference between a crime and legal "free speech" is a political decisison, many things which nazi-thos posted, is in my country illegal, a crime. the spamming from ivanzlax is anoying, but nearly all podmins delete his accounts, because veryone here is anoyed by his spamming, he is sabotaging diaspora in a "legal" way, but becomes "censored", this is a serious and problematic contradiction and obviously a BIG inconsistency!
@mrd_ill_be_back Well, in my opinion pornography isn't bad. But it shouldn't be in wrong places. Some pods allow it, some pods forbid it. Some instances are dedicated to porn. What matters here is sticking to your own rules. If you as admin allow this and forbid that (and you are in absolute right to make rules on your server) then you should be consistent.
Spam is usually forbidden and considered malicious activity - admins pay from their own pocket for these servers and when databases are filled with junk they become slower. So no wonder spammers get removed.
If you spread intentional misinformation about someone engaging in crimes it can be considered deliberate slander which is crime itself. However if you do think I do something highly illegal and you have evidence then you are in your right to share it and draw attention. This is called investigation. And this is what you need free speech for.
@Kylo - I tend to disagree. Diaspora isn't single entity but federation of such. And actually I think Diaspora has some wonderful people and diversity - maybe because it lacks division unlike say Mastodon with its themed instances. Most people learned to live together overlooking differences. It had plenty of time to become a cesspool of evil but it did not. Maybe because decent people tend to prevail by simply being themselves.
1) D* was created by persons, person who have opinions, and their opinion when building D* was a social network frowning t hate speech Deal with it, @Harka 2) you don't like an user? Block him. You don't like your podmin policy? Change pod. You don't like a podmin's policy? As an userblock users from this pod, as a podmin, block the pod D* isn't a right, federation no more
There's no such thing as freedom without responsability: if you can't assume your acts, somebody will do it for you
@Kylo: i don't heard that somebody downloaded real child pornography on D*. Of course i don't checked it and i'm not sure the NSFW hardcore community wonder if she's 18 before loading a pic, but on this point D* is probably safer than Fetlife
@Tom Ruth: following this discussion, it appears i strongly disagree with your podmin policy. I will take 3 days to think about it and probably close my account. Nothing personal, i understand your position but i think you're wrong
If someone feels the urge to go and shut something down just because “they are wrong and lying” this someone is not in line with free speech principle. It is not illegal but very disturbing.- Alexander
If D* wants to be the home for conspiracy theories, terrorists, sedition, and harassment then it will wither on the vine. You know, like it’s doing now.
I understand @[email protected]. I hope D* will always reflect people's differences, and not become a closed community with one single mindset. I believe podmin duty is to ensure people are safe here, but not to clean - everything - we decide to be wrong.
Anyways, lots of trouble makers will just keep coming again and again; unless we close all doors, which would be really bad in my opinion.
@Alexander you are avoiding to answer my question, where does that "sticking to your own rules" ends? yes, ivanzlax is anoying, but he is NOT commiting a crime, nazi-thos is commiting a crime in some countries, here holocaust-denial and violence-inciding hatespeech are crimes, but you defend the podmins, who accept that.
ok, @Tom Ruth thanks for answering, thanks for deleting and sry for causing extra stress to you, i have to confess, that i thought several times about involving the cops or law enforcment agencies because of some postings, but i dont want the podmins to get compromized or getting legal trouble, because that would open pandoras box, it would put the podmins in danger and the whole network, this is the reason, why i insist that much in that topic
@Alexander i have ask specifically, your crime-not-crime distinction is a political one, a political one, podmins have to make and if they make that disnction, they need to make it transparent
where does that “sticking to your own rules” ends? yes, ivanzlax is anoying, but he is NOT commiting a crime, nazi-thos is commiting a crime in some countries, here holocaust-denial and violence-inciding hatespeech are crimes, but you defend the podmins, who accept that.
or would you advice to go to the cops and snitch? a lot of diaspora-infrastructure is in germany, if the cops get involved and force the podmins to find a technical solution to block holocaust-denial, calling for genocide and violence-inciding hatespeech, diaspora will be broken
@Tom Ruth clearly has no issue with hate speech or extremism. In the post that he comments in theo literally states that he posted what @Alexander called "borderline child porn" and yet Tom still backed him up and will take no action against his account.
what i think is more funny, that nazithos doenst whine anymore about beeing "censored" like he did all the time the last years, i guess he is realizing, that he cant insult and attack the last podmins, who are not deleting his account, so the "free-hate-speech"warrior nazithos starts to accept "censorship", even if he claims contrafactic, that he doesnt become censored by tom
@Kylo What are you talking about? I am not omniscient. If people are not reporting posts I cannot take action. Just because you said there was bad content from an user in the past doesn't makes it a proof that he needs to be silenced now. If he said he deleted offensive content before, good, he understood by himself how to behave here.
I haven't been aware of such contents from any users hosted on my pod yet. Again, if you'd like to spend your day looking at an user's posts, go for it, hit report. Or throw me a message with the posts links and I'll look at them, and take appropriate action if they are a threat to someone or a community.
thanks @Tom Ruth for clearifing, sadly ithat clearification was needed @Alexander where do you draw the line and why, it might sound a exeggareted, but it isnt, this line can save lives, ashly babett (or whatever her name was) didnt need to die, people get killed because of racist, antisemitic, sexist hate-speech!
@mrd_ill_be_back, it doesn't work so simple. Technical solutions don't fix social problems. If something is going wrong in the society you can't fix it by deleting a few posts and pretending the problem isn't there.
Also sometimes it is better to let something brew in plain sight so it won't be a surprise and appropriate measures can be taken rather than sweep it all under carpet (e.g. into Darknet) where it will grow unnoticed, unhindered and out of touch with reality until it explodes.
@Kylo i would advice to concentrate in reporting first and complain later, i see @Tom Ruth position that very critical, but (partly) legit, this debate should be about HOW TO DEFINATE where the line is drawn
@Alexander i never claimed, that this would be an easy topic, quiet the contrary, it is a fucking complicate topic, but we are talking about hate-speech and propaganda, the aim of propaganda is, to be publical seen, if that hate-speech propaganda goes in the dark web, it isnt visible that much anymore, that is the aim, i am talking about, it is about spreading an ammount of hatespeech, if that hatespech needs to go underground, the it might be less "controlable", but its less lethal, less dangerouse. and dont mind about nazis going underground and becomeing less "controlable", there are people who are monitoring that very close and itz not the cops.
btw and maybe i overread it the whole time, but to me it looks, like you still avoided to answer my question?
@Kylo, @BR 549 ☎, my only concern is with the uncomfortable picture in one of those posts. Not sharing the facts. This doesn't deserve an immediate ban in my opinion but is clearly not appropriate and shouldn't be repeated. Now I will manage the pod the way I decide it is the best for both the community well-being and the reported users freedom, that's it.
@Doc Edward Morbius, "ever" is one of the stronger words I try not to use without good reason. Maybe sometimes they do - but generally they don't.
Social problems don't just appear out of thin air, they have certain cause. Unless the cause is addressed, the problem will persist. And technical solutions rarely fix causes, mainly they are just tools which can be used by the good, the bad and the ugly.
Evidence, examples? The Internet. I used to be big believer in the Internet. I really hoped that increasing connectivity and bringing everyone online would result in the overview effect eventually.
Well... People are still people :) And while I do believe the Internet is the greatest thing that happened to the humankind so far I no longer see it as magic pill but rather as new complex and delicate medium we have yet to master.
@Doc Edward Morbius, it is not like we have them really different. Various discrimination (racism, sexism...), rising economic inequality, fascist tendencies (note that I do not mean Nazi variety but the phenomenon in general), unhealthy consumerism, lack of unity, social apathy, systemic problems with healthcare and education, increasing influence of organized religion in secular state This is top 10, give or take.
@mrd_ill_be_back, I told you already. Something can be an idea or action. Even dumb ideas are not crimes. Actions can be. You can think 5G towers are dangerous and seek research confirming that or demand to stop their installation - it is not a crime. However creating online club of people competing in setting them on fire is no longer just an idea but action.
@Tom Ruth, I can appreciate the difficult task of running a social media site, even a small one like a pod.
we humans engage in a number of biological functions every day, which are considered offensive if we post pictures of them. at some times and places, people would have been offended at pictures of other people eating.
and of course, a picture of a prominent politician doing something vile, is still a picture of the vile act.
finally, the definition of 'hate speech' is extremely fluid and variable. we have seen an extreme example recently, when Trump tweeted something like "Go home in peace, and remember this day", and the newsmedia exploded into a storm of ridiculous rhetoric.
some lives matter more than others, apparently, but when a war breaks out, no lives matter.
this is a private network, even if fascists like @BR 549 ☎ suddenly act, like they would be "socialists", this is private property and it in not censorship if people dont want to support your fascist-hatespeech! you started that "war"! be thankfull, that we are not you, we are talking about deleting posts of hatespeech, you are talking about deleting humans!
itz called "knowledge of the subject", fascism has a definition, a serious definition, itz not just a claim or an insult, but to sometihing total different, do you believe you can (still) fly? parler anyone? :-*
Not one word of what you're presenting us with here, instead things like:
"put individuals in control of their data", "reclaiming our data, securing our social connections, and making it easy to share on your own terms"; precisely the opposite of what y'all are screeching on about here.
So take your pick, @logger: you're either woefully misinformed or blatantly lying to yet again snip the world to your liking. Deal with that!
@Kylo: That article/blog entry wonderfully illustrate my very point from a couple days ago: there can be no 'consensus' on a de-centralized network, nor any 'Diaspora' speaking out for or against anything. Thank you for posting it!
@Harka that didn't stop them from compiling a list of accounts for podmins to delete, you know, a list they agreed upon (that is, a consenus). Nor would it stop D* from compiling a list of pods that are aiding and abetting, and removing them from the Federation.
i think, we need a bit more transparency about that, because people have the impression, that the podmins would not delete very obvious hatespeech-propaganda by nazitos and nazitos is nurturing that impression and willfull helpers like harka support that lie, and thats, why some people become pissed&angry
could please someone from the hatespeech-apologists explain to me, why it is ok to "censor" ivanzlax, but itz not ok to "censor" nazitos? with rational arguments besides "i feel anoyed by ivanzlax", i dont understand the difference stupid liberal me!
It's quite simple really. Ivan zlax is ignored as are any other extremist anti-socials. Freedom of speech does not mean you also have the freedom to be heard. What I don't want to hear, I block. Although, I do (deliberately) follow both left and right orientated people because I do want to hear both sides of the story. Where the big-tech 'algorithms' fail bigtime to unite people, in de fediverse anyone can follow anyone. Even with opposite opinions.
i never claimed to be "a liberal", but you are right, i should had used "", in the good old days, we called it "sarcasm" and you dont fight fascism with sweet words, even when i would prefer that VERY MUCH
ps i still dont understand, why itz ok to delete ivan from the network, but not openly selfdeclaring nazis?
the parable of the mosquito , give it time and it will bite and be its own destruction.
all wars begin with sweet words that turn sour. and all wars end with endless words written in stone for the dead mostly. trying to avoid the bit in the middle that kills people is the only reason sweet words matter.
draw the righteous into war to blood them, and destroy their morality make them leave the high ground, then you can claim it. "be more camper"
the dog barks, ignore it. you hear a wolf clean your rifle. woof.
would that the network becomes flooded with nazis who stops your voice being silenced legally as ever is ... ( that's the other sound of a wolf 'creepy silence' no more arguments ) the intelligentsia and the intellectuals are always first to go silent 'noisy cricket liberals' because you can't walk around them.
all fascism is, is sweetend words that blame 'others'
you need to step back from your own anger and see the battlefield not the trench, take prisoners not skulls.
Thea has had hate speech posts deleted every day for almost a week and still his account hasn't been removed by @Tom Ruth. The only conclusion is that he's fine with hate speech but will delete it if pointed out because he'll look even worse if he doesn't.
i still dont understand, why itz ok to delete ivan from the network, but not openly selfdeclaring nazis?
Perhaps for the same reasons, that self-declaring 'communists' such as yourself are not deleted. Communists, who by definition believe in the violent overthrow of capitalism and democracies to establish a dictatorship 'of the proletariat. In essence, you advocate much the same things as your often cited 'ISIS' does, just for a slightly different end.
you have a problem with a german nazi posting online stop fucking around and copy the post and send it to the german police and a link to it. if you cant be taken seriously ( because your not a german citizen ) get a german citizen to make a formal complaint.
same for child porn.
the server is in a country ( that country and its law ) is the line. pull the trigger or put the gun away.
@★̡̢͖S̟͓͖a͇͓̝p̢͚͜i̺̠͓e̟̻n̡͍͜★̡͖ truth doesn't seem to be your strong suit. Seems to me the hate is being cut off here, and you're the one defending the fact that it isn't being cut off on your side of the pond.
There's a reason the hate mongers don't base their servers in the US. Parler, as I understrand it, is now fully hosted in the Russian Federation. And stupidly they think that makes it harder to keep an eye on them. LOL
@Tom Ruth thank you for deleting another obvious nazi-post from nazitos, how many do you want to delete before you remove nazitos from your pod? 5? 10? 100? 6millions? i just want to know, because it doesnt make fun to monitor nazis and repost their calls for genocide, sapiens advices me, that i should snitch to the cops, that you host nazi-propaganda and i dont want that, and as far as i know, france has laws against that too
that ignorance is allways so impressive, russia is financing rightz wing movements in western europe, they gave money to lepen and to the afd which is proven and destabilizing the us of a with domestic terrorists is something, every secret service world wide is up to and no, asserting, that you are not the smartest cookie in the box, is not "dehumanizing", stupid people exist, calling people stupid is NOT hate-speech or calling for a genocide, you whiny little snowflake ps and if you have a lack of knowledge, itz not "gaslightning", but i guess thats another brexit-effect
@mrd_ill_be_back reporting hate crimes is not 'snitching' its your social duty to society , podmins are not commiting the crime the user making the hatespeech is ( see legal ) at worst the podmin is going to be asked to give up a users data and resist it out out misplaced ideology.
and as a british, you will learn soon a lot about irony, all the irony of the brexit-promises and the brexit-results, i am only sry for my british friends and my comrades, but the brexiters really deserve teaching
I did call you a hypocrite. I never dismissed your ability to make judgements, you abdicated your judgment in favor of whoever makes laws in whatever country each server is located in. And I never "undermined your understanding of truth", I'm stating that your notion of the US is not truthful.
And you have a lot more hate on your side of the pond than we have on this side. The notion that "hate on this side of the ‘pond’ is well dealt with." is laughable.
if you ask a stupid question, you will get a stupid answer. would you like to leave the eu? yes! children have to be allowed at least once to burn themselves, whether you like it or not. they voted and won, its done for now.
if you go to the doctor and the doctor lies you, that you have cancer inn your arm and cuts your arm of, who is responsible? thats why misinformation is a serious problem, it leads to madness like trump, brexit or the nazis
(i know pretty smart, very educated 16year olds, but …) sapien, could you stop answering to me please, i dont see a base for understanding, in fact, i dont see a base for understanding in you to understand the topic/problem and i am not interested in a childish flamewar with you, but you ignorant and not-well-educated answers are anoying me and making me angry, thx4 understanding
@[email protected], please note that the posts you report are only sent to the podmin of your pod. (I didn’t receive a single report for the user you mentioned.) And yes, “minimum standards” on my pod are the pod’s country laws.
Is there an opportunity where you only got to experience because you took a class?
Well the thing that comes to mind in my life was my first good job came out of having taken Theater Arts & Acting classes in High School (which I did mostly 'off the record' as my parents did not approve).... this got me two years of summer stock work thanks to a letter of recommendation and introduction from my teacher to the Manager of the Theater involved. I was his assistant manager for the two seasons that the summer stock company used the theater (at a local university) as he was himself dealing with some mobility issues.
I acted as Liaison with the tech crew (and got to learn stuff there about running lighting boards) and also managed the Usher staff, did some office work with the Ticket Office/sales staff, and helped out with the Green room for the actors.
This lead to me getting (after the first summer) to take some Technical classes associated with the field, including using the equipment for the schools television studio (How to make commercials using cameras, the light & sound boards, scripting, a little floor direction etc.) none of which I would have gotten to do if not for the job and the money convincing my folks that there was real work in the field that might have side career possibilities (they didn't consider acting as real work but learning electrical equipment use was in their minds). It didn't go that way, as the summer stock production company went bankrupt after the two years, and no other opportunities were available near where we lived, but it was certainly a memorable thing in my life.
I guess my joining the science club as a high school sophomore was because of my taking biology. The teacher was outstanding and was the faculty advisor for the club. I joined. We explored the ice caves (caves formed by ice splitting the rock) atop Mt. Graham and we were advised by a small chalk mining company that they thought that they might have discovered a wooly mammoth. We began digging the chalk deposits finding camel bones (they originated in the North American Southwest) and mesohippus, IIRC. We took our finds to Tucson at UA. They were very excited about the complete (although crushed flat) mesohippus skull.
Yes, both camel and horse evolved in North America. One of these days, I'll visit the museum to see if I can find that skull. I may even ask if it is in storage somewhere.
Fun times riding up the mountain on top of the teacher's Volvo wagon holding the luggage rack and the beautiful Rose Marie Devaney.
Hi, all - back at the vaccination clinic today. An awesome experience yet again. Lots more people today, but things still went predominantly smoothly - not counting the fire alarm going off around 9:30; fortunately it was a false alarm and we didn't have to worry about getting 100 octogenarians (and up) out of the building.
And that's why it's 13:22 EST and I'm just checking in.
To the QotD: I'm up there with the EM training - I sucked at sample prep, but using the electron microscope was pretty neat none the less. Programming in COBOL was... something I did in a class. Machine language, Turing machines, assembly language - those were fun things that I did not just in class, but mostly.
I got a little side job because of having the highest scores in my assembly language class. I passed the class with 120% by doing all of the extra credit stuff. I wrote the driver for a light pen. I got ripped off though because of a bug I couldn't get past. I got a whole $300 for two or three months work. The bug was on their board, not in my code. The guy they hired after me knew the electronics too.
One of the most valuable courses I took as a teen was outdoor survival - planning, preparing, communicating, what to be aware of when out there, what to do in many situations, how not to get lost, how to survive for a few weeks or longer if one got lost, how to be found
Woof. Amen. I thought I knew stuff until I got in trouble as a young man. My worst enemy was panic. I knew the training. I tried sitting down on a rock and calming down just like I was repeatedly taught but was overridden by animal fear and ended up heading up to high ground to try and see where I was.
Nothing came of it thankfully. After getting to the top of the ridge (and seeing nothing due to all the trees) I forced myself to follow my footsteps back to the trail and figure out where I took the wrong turn. Seems that forest critters don't always follow the same paths over and over so a turning in a path can turn into nothing pretty quick. :)
@Rodrigo Mesa Ya, those reels of tape were something else, a carryover from military signal corps days when that's how they ran a semi-automated Morse Code signal. Dits & dahs were holes in the paper that permitted key contact, and you could speed it up or slow it down when you were training to read Morse, to specified WPM. Transferred to the computer world rather well that way.
Hi All, I’ve been quiet for the last week, my probation ended, so I’ve been celebrating. I hope all is well with everyone.
The most valuable course I took in High School was 4 years of agriculture. We did everything from carpentry, welding, small engine repair, animal husbandry, soil testing, finance, seed identification, and a long list of other things that Mr. Parish thought relevant to running a farm. That, in combination with the knowledge my grandfather taught me about hunting, trapping, fishing, boating, and construction have been invaluable throughout my life.
On a side note, I had a friend in New Orleans that was a glass blower, He made the most beautiful Christmas tree ornaments that were annealed, and would just bounce when dropped on a wooden floor. I’ve watched him make all sorts of things, and found it fascinating.
I was in an academic course in high school, but we had to take one commercial class and one technical class per semester. My commercial class was typing. I learned to type properly, and I think I got up to 35 words a minute. That was a very long time ago, and I never touched a keyboard until the early eighties when I bought my first computer, a Commodore. Amazingly, the typing skills I had learned way back then came right back. I can't say that it opened any doors for me, but in my working life as an automotive parts person, it really helped.
I was in the last class that taught Punch Cards when I was in my Sophomore year of High School.... it was required as part of the "Office Machines" course I had to take as part of my Business Track programming.... at the same time I was taking Basic Programming Classes in the Computer Lab remote from time shared computers hooked up by phone and on a Teletype.
We got Basic CRTs in the Lab the next year (no more paper rolls and paper tape to save to) and the Office Machines Class was removed from Business Track in my Senior Year. Programming was separate, part of the Science Track which I had to take as an optional course as Computer Science wasn't at that time a Business course.
Business students were not expected to go to College/University at that time, and had a different set of graduation requirements than tracks that were expected to go to College/University. Business Schools were separate at that time and were all about certificates instead of diplomas.
There was a separate Vocational High School for People expecting to go into 'The Trades' like electronics, Hvac, machine shop, auto mechanics etc. It was a very different world at that time.
(That changed the year after I graduated as they closed and integrated the Vocational School into the High School, as a Prop 2 1/2 cost savings as the School budget was devastated by the politicians).
Okay then. We did not pass inspection because some of the circuits in the panel were not labeled. Sweet buttery Jesus, more people have to come by tomorrow for a secondary inspection, and it only took from 07:00 this morning until 13:00 or so. (sigh)
…and the IBM 370 was bigger. It required half an academic building. the other half was to house mainly drum drives, card punches, plotters, line printers and other periphery, with classrooms squeezed in where they could fit (such was the case at my university, anyway).
The building has been expanded since it was first built, and when it was built it was called the concrete white elephant. Looking down this breezeway, up the 2nd flight of steps was Academic Computing, where the IBM 370 was housed, and closer in were the classrooms (rather, so it was, when I attended). If you walk past Academic Computing, you'll run right into an entrance of the Student Center.
I've been inside of some amazing computer facilities without knowing the specifics. In my younger days (70s and 80s), I worked as an heating & a/c mechanic. I worked a lot of contracts on Holloman AFB and White Sands Missile Range, many requiring security clearance.
Then, after becoming Computer Dept. staff at a branch, I got to go into the computer areas at main campus. The most memorable thing was when Jeff, one of the senior network administrators patted the side of a large black paneled 8' cube and said "this is our main CPU." I don't know all of what was there, I guessed a bit of everything. Stacks and racks of drives, Suns and network gear. Fun times at NMSU in the 90s.
It was in the 90s when I toured White Sands and I gotta tell ya--it looked the same as it did in the 70s, I was told. Well, if you worked HVAC around large computational areas then I'm sure you were required to do a special set-up compared to ordinary residential/industrial. Those areas have to be set up like high-particle cleanrooms (class 1000 or so). Air flow is somewhat laminar.
We once worked replacing large ducting in a Raytheon bunker. We had to stretch netting underneath us in case of mishaps while working over $10,000,000 computer equipment. We were notified by MPs that were outside the bunker listening to radio of the Challenger disaster while on that job.
Explanation: Interstellar dust clouds and glowing nebulae abound in the fertile constellation of Orion. One of the brightest, M78, is centered in this colorful, wide field view, covering an area north of Orion's belt. At a distance of about 1,500 light-years, the bluish reflection nebula is around 5 light-years across. Its tint is due to dust preferentially reflecting the blue light of hot, young stars. Reflection nebula NGC 2071 is just to the left of M78. Flecks of emission from Herbig-Haro objects, energetic jets from stars in the process of formation, stand out against the dark dust lanes. The exposure also brings out the region's fainter, pervasive reddish glow of atomic hydrogen gas.
BINGO! "No doubt our 46th president will represent a distinct improvement over our 45th. But it does not fall within his capability to expiate the sins besetting our nation. To my knowledge, no one has improved on Martin Luther King’s description of those sins: the “giant triplets” of racism, materialism, and militarism." Andrew J. Bacevich via the lovely @tomgrz
Image Credit: NASA, SOFIA, HAWC+, Alejandro S. Borlaff; JPL-Caltech, ESA, Hubble; Text: Jayanne English (U. Manitoba)
Explanation: Do magnetic fields always flow along spiral arms? Our face-on view of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) allows a spectacularly clear view of the spiral wave pattern in a disk-shaped galaxy. When observed with a radio telescope, the magnetic field appears to trace the arms' curvature. However, with NASA’s flying Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) observatory, the magnetic field at the outer edge of M51's disk appears to weave across the arms instead. Magnetic fields are inferred by grains of dust aligning in one direction and acting like polaroid glasses on infrared light. In the featured image, the field orientations determined from this polarized light are algorithmically connected, creating streamlines. Possibly the gravitational tug of the companion galaxy, at the top of the frame, on the dusty gas of the reddish star-forming regions, visible in the Hubble Space Telescope image, enhances turbulence -- stirring the dust and lines to produce the unexpected field pattern of the outer arms.
DOG. This is the arabic system in Germany 2021. That's realy true, This is the arabic, the FAKE Deutsch 2021 now.
The arabic trick.
💀 Simply... arabic... absurd... 🐕☠DOG, BELL, ZOO, POISON, KNIFE, FIRE, FAKE WARS... system. 🐑 🐕🔔💉☠🐍🐷🔪😇🤡🐫 💀The REAL Germas amen. Sytematicly roobed. This is in the REALITY legal in Germany 2021. Also in the U.S.A. 2021. Only in the THEORY, at the paper forbiden. The ERROR.
Evidence is beginning to emerge that some of the systemic organ damage in severe cases of Covid-19 may be caused by the virus inducing the body to create auto-antibodies against its own tissues. What ELSE does this damn virus have in store?
we have read that healthy people who catch this Covid-19 can die off rather fast because of some cascading business in the body.....and they thought it was autoimmune several months back I read that in Le Monde