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@Gargron It's the eternal cycle. I forget this place exists, then Twitter does something stupid and I come here to bitch about it.

Cloudflare ????? Is that a good idea?

哇 Fedilab 这么好用!!!!???逻辑就和我很合 上手就舒服

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Due to the recent discussions about Tusky merging their Gab ban, I'm reposting my series "Imagine if _all_ applications were developed the same way as Fedi apps" with slightly improved screenshots and a new one.

Also, I'd like to clarify my stance on this matter since people thought I'd support Gab or that I'd make inaccurate comparisons.

My motivation for posting these screenshots is that I think blocks like this don't belong in software that is completely detached from the stuff it displays.
Kinds of software that belong in this category are web browsers, email clients, music players, text editors, and also Fedi apps such as Tusky or Fedilab. They are merely tools that allow people to use certain contents or services, but they don't host them and therefore aren't responsible for them.
To me, this isn't a matter of free speech or some free software principles. As a user, I simply don't want developers to force their personal/political opinions onto me in that way. And here is why:

Imagine if more software implemented various kinds of blocks against things the developer doesn't want to support. I'm sure many of you now may think "Cool, so they block things for bad people. How is this a problem?"

The problem is that your view of what "bad people" are or how they should be handled by the software doesn't necessarily have to agree with the developers' views.

A good example for this is the file browser screenshot: Among other files, the message lists a Torrent for an Arch Linux image as blocked. Most likely, the imaginary developer thinks that Torrents are used too often to distribute illegal things, so making them harder to use is more beneficial than not doing it. Would you agree with this?

In the long run, this problem may become worse. What if the political climate in our society shifted and over time, some of the opinions you or people you like/follow/... hold were considered harmful by many software developers? What if you were confronted with messages like the ones in the screenshots all the time because of that?

Many people don't expect that measures taken against "bad people" could ever affect them negatively. After all, they are good people.
This is actually very similar to discussions about privacy invasions, where there are people who "have nothing to hide" and therefore don't care about such problems.

That's the situation I was trying to convey with these screenshots in the same way Black Mirror shows how current technological trends could lead to negative impacts on our society.
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@lemon @ghost 其实这也算是一种巧合与讽刺了。

靠运算进行验证的技术叫 HashCash。90 年代末,互联网迎来第一波垃圾邮件泛滥。受到对垃圾邮件的仇恨,以及与它们斗智斗勇的技术挑战的驱动,当时网络上的各路黑客聚集到了一起,成立了反垃圾邮件的网络组织,集思广益。现在的黑白名单系统、贝叶斯分类、SPF 记录等都源自那个时代的反 spam 运动。

当时,有几个密码学家认为可以用密码学解决这个问题,提出了 HashCash,即发送者必须进行一些难以进行但容易验证运算,作为一种反自动发送大量垃圾信息的技术。完成验证者可以把自己的证明附加在电子邮件的 header 上。SpamAssassin 也有一个模块,通过验证的发送者可以降低 spam 指数。然而自提出以来,几乎没有什么人使用。

谁能想到后来 HashCash 的算法被改造成了和提出者想法完全不相干的密码货币的挖矿算法,然后又出现了挖矿验证码,变相实现了 HashCash 的最初应用……

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某男子在跟咱抱怨自從上次用廁所與鎖門的例子給他女票講懂 critical section 和 atomic 後……
他今日上廁所忘記鎖門然後她女票一屁股坐了上去並口中大呼 RACING CONDITION !

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> give people a free kernel that powers half the worlds computing
> everyone likes you
> say "sorry i was mean sometimes"
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Yet another excited Mastodon instance.

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