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Cake day: Oct 28, 2020


I am aware of those two, but those are just for file storage. I was thinking something more general. Like having a Virtual Private Server, that people can extend with their donated resources. VPS can be used for more than just file storage. It can do processing as well.

Something like BOINC but for hosting
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/5768010 > You know [BOINC](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Open_Infrastructure_for_Network_Computing), the thing where you can donate your processing power to specific computational projects? > Is there anything like that, but for hosting platforms / services? > Something where you could say "I am willing to dedicate this much of my CPU, RAM and storage space to this project or this group of people". > Say that I have a server that is more or less collecting dust, and I want to make it do something productive. > I am aware of YUNOHost and alternatives, but that still requires me to choose which things to deploy and also somehow then offer that to the community. > As a certified lazy dude, I would much rather say "here's the computer, use it for whatever you need the most". > The issue I see with this is that my goodwill could be abused for hosting something inappropriate or even illegal, and then I would be held responsible. So there should be some transparency requirement or some other mechanism that helps prevents this. > > And yes, self-hosting would not be the accurate term to describe this kind of distributed resource sharing. "croud-sourced self-hosting"? "crowd-hosting" sounds like a good description for this phenomenon. > Some implementation of this probably already exists. > Please provide any relevant names or links that would help me find more about this.

What can we do to re-shape society for the better?
If top of the society is immoral psychopaths with power, and most of the society is composed of people with good intentions, then there is not much hope for "beta uprising" until things go way beyond point of recovery, because powerful psychopaths will not let their power get taken away. Not sure if this is just evolutionary biology, but this cycle of psychopaths at the top has been going on since when, at least ancient Egypt. And in all these thousands of years, the system that enables this cycle got way more reinforced than it got dismantled. So is it maybe better idea to put benevolent people's energy towards designing and preparing a new societal system that will have built-in mechanisms for preventing corruption and malevolence? "prepare" as in get ready to implement for when the current messed up system is about to grind to a halt and collapse? Well, it would be best to figure out how to go full Benevolent Theseus™ by replacing parts of currently failing system with the corruption-proof ones. What are some resources related to this topic? Recearch on societal dynamics, designing political systems, examples of similar revolutions that already happened, etc. Post any links that you consider relevant

Make Ctrl+Arrow Keys the default?
You know how cursor behaves in practically any text field / text area / command line, where arrow keys move cursor by single character, but holding down Ctrl while pressing arrow keys moves cursor by whole word. What kind of wizardry would one do in order to switch this around? As in, make the move-by-word the default behaviour, but make holding down Ctrl move cursor by just a single character? Some keyboard input binding, where ⬅ is an alias for Ctrl+⬅ ? But no idea how to make the opposite of this. Make Ctrl+⬅ an keyboard shortcut for `xdotool key Left` or something? Does a setting like this already exist? Also not sure if /c/linux is the most appropriate community for this question. Feel free to suggest more appropriate one or even cross-post to there. Thank you

Community for requesting remixes or edits of existing songs
There should be one. And ideally, it should be called /c/DJSavedMyLife

Should phones have something that shows your profile to people in the proximity?
The whole idea is a privacy minefield, so it would have to be very carefully designed and implemented, of course making it opt-in. But still, should we even pursue this idea? So that, for example, even if I met someone just briefly, they can still later see the contact information that I am willing to provide. Wouldn't that make it much easier to connect with people who live close to you? Are there any relevant projects or ideas that already exist?

The ultimate introduction to Godot 4
cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/272655 > 11 hour long tutorial where he goes over pretty much all basic aspects of the engine

The link at “Lemmy has almost 20 pull requests on Github.²” points to kbin repo PRs instead of the intended Lemmy repo PRs.
also why the ² notation mark? at the bottom of the article, there is only one note, there does not appear to be the second one that this notation mark is supposed to be pointing to.

this was suggested quite a few times already, both here and in Github issues.
question is, how do we get interested people to start implementing it
Developers said in the latest news post that they are aware of community wanting this, but they are way too busy working on some core Lemmy issues, so someone else will have to step up in order to get this to be implemented sooner

I see your client-side redirect and I raise you a server-side redirect:
https://farside.link/ (source code)
It does many frontends:
https://farside.link/invidious/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ - Rickroll on Youtube
https://farside.link/teddit/r/lemmy - /r/lemmy through teddit
https://farside.link/nitter/ishl3outyet - IsHL3OutYet Twitter account through Nitter
and many more

it has a list of instances for each of those frontends and picks one when you open a link
this helps with combating link rot, as links will stay alive even if some frontend instances go down

in long term, yes

but we will have to improve it a lot before it becomes so easy that even the most smoothbrained individuals can use it

by instagram

Isn’t Instagram owned by Facebook / Meta?> test

Yes, LibRedirect is redirecting done on client side and Farside is redirecting done on server side. So Farside works even without browser plugins. I mostly use it when sharing links with other people, so that I do not send them into various privacy hellholes just because I wanted them to see something interesting.

Good question in regards to subscriptions. I’m not a web developer, so I do not know exactly what are all the technologies that could be used to solve this.

This is why https://farside.link/ is a very good thing to use.

Well, it moves the issue of privacy-frontend linkrot one level higher.
What happens if farside.link goes down? Should there be a service that redirects between multiple Farside instances? (for start it would be great if there were any other Farside instances) That’s again the same issue, but on different level. Is solution somewhere in IPFS or in some other decentralised technology? No idea, but it would be great if more people paid attention to this and helped find these solutions.

I hope that this outage brings more attention to Lemmy

Oh lol, that actually went through. On my side it looked like it failed to post. Thank you for pointing this out.

Matrix has this thing: https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-public-archive
So Matrix bridge to Discord in combination to this is a weak solution.
I have seen someone refer to Discord as “Black hole for information”. It is nice to see that people are thinking about possible solutions and working on them.

Matrix has this thing: https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-public-archive
So Matrix bridge to Discord in combination to this is a weak solution.
I have seen someone refer to Discord as “Black hole for information”. It is nice to see that people are thinking about possible solutions and working on them.