Maybe if we put โ€œhate speechโ€ in an anti-spam policy, we can get the old school cishet techies onboard!

(Or melt their minds with contradictions! ๐Ÿ˜›)

It's really hard for floss techies/hackers to define โ€œspamโ€, it's almost โ€œany useless speech that degrades the quality of the forumโ€. And that's what hate speech does!

If A sends lots of useless messages to B, that's called โ€œspamโ€. If A sends lots of harassing messages to B, well that's also useless and devoid of conversation!

Idea: Would it be effective to refer to bigoted /hate speech as โ€œโ€?

Nearly all operators of technical platforms (forums, lists, etc) support the idea of blocking spam. They know allowing spam is bad and makes your forum useless. Blocking open email relays is widely supported.

But when you talk about โ€œhate speechโ€ or โ€œโ€, suddenly there's a great gnashing of teeth, intense debates if we've crossed some moral rubicon, claims that free speech is under fatal assault.

๐Ÿ˜‚ I tried to sign up for Instagram. As soon as I logged in, it say my account was suspended for breaking their ToS.

Must be because I default block all the FB trackers which messed up the account creation.

@drone621 Words have meanings. โ€œbroโ€ and (hence โ€œtechbroโ€) refer to specific subsets of behaviour, not all men.

@HerraBRE I can kinda see where people are coming from. Most "free software/open source" () communities are fully of cishet tech dudebros.

I think it's important to raise up the voices of free software hackers who are saying things like "racism/bigotry is *anti* software freedom!"

@hirojin @bob @grainloom I've never done it with MTA. But Tor has a transparent proxy thing ( trac.torproject.org/projects/t ), which might be useful for making any programme onion address aware (I've only briefly played with it, and the docs point out it's not very secure)

@mysticmode yeah big corps like Google hindering email is a flaw. If more people self hosted, it could help stop the centralisation.

IMO flaws in email are: security (ha! What security), that it's hard/practically impossible to send large files, and most email clients being horrible (IMO). And spam of course (which is partially why we have centralisation)

I'm trying to contact the author of a blog post, I'm looking for the email address and gah it's hard.

Email has many flaws, but it's the last, strongest part of the non-centralised Internet we have left. We should promote and support it for that reason.

@lesbianhacker yeah I have that and tried that, and yet I'm not sure where it saved the image (if at all) ๐Ÿ˜

I'm trying to save an image/link in (on ), and I can't see how?? ๐Ÿ˜• It seems to be sorta impossible...

The Tragedy of Commons was a thought experiment made by a proponent of unregulated capitalism, how ever several sociologist have shown it to hold no real truth in real systems. A sociologist/economist Elinor Ostrom got a Nobel prize for her work on looking at cases of commons in the real world.

OSM Notes are getting heavy/literary in Ireland!
openstreetmap.org/note/1817600
(Context: quotes from the excellent film The Field)

TIL ignore files (`.gitignore`) treat a line line "data/" as ignoring any directory called "data" in your folder at any level, but "/data/" only ignores a _top level_ directory called "data". Guess which I wanted, and guess what got excluded as well? ๐Ÿคฃ

Tip: Create an empty 10GB file on a partition like this:
`fallocate -l 10G /ballast`
Then, if your fills up, you can "eject the ballast" (with `truncate -s 0 /ballast`), immediately freeing up 10GB of space, and hopefully fix your disk full issue.

(If fills up your disk, it'll stop, and you can't free up space until postgres is running...)

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