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(#httoida) @firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t know if that is necessarily expected when forking. I usually just get the hash (with no nickname) when forking from the app, so with forking the thing you get might be more of a lottery. 😂
(#pdogumq) @email@example.com This is the colse-sourced part: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/qlw1ag/signal_is_adding_a_closedsource_spam_reduction/
So far it’s only a spam filter, but it’s still code running on the server that no one can look at, so counts in my book.
Also I guess my arguments about the protocol and crypto aren’t the strongest, but the truth is that I just don’t like the fact that it’s just another similar protocol and similar crypto that I want to have absolutely nothing to do with.
It’s the same as brave browser, I’d never download it, because I want a browser, not adware, crypto-wallet, torrent client and other garbage I do not like.
(#hmtxdza) @firstname.lastname@example.org At least when the mobile app does it, it happens rarely and only when the app gets closed. Today it happened on the website itself, two times in the row, when I was sending a response while in the Yarn.
I don’t know if it would have happened a third time, because after doing it twice, I just sent it from the app.
(#pdogumq) @email@example.com I just thought it was trying to be too many things at once, I don’t want a new crypto currency thing, I don’t want another SMS and calling app, when I already got Truecaller to block annoying people from calling me. They also preach open-source and yet parts of the app have been close-sourced already.
Still none of this would have been that much of a problem, if the whole thing just wasn’t too little, too late. When I tried it, only one person I know was willing to give it a chance, as it’s not that revolutionary and most people already got burned by apps like Keybase in the past, so at this point the solution isn’t another app that will probably be bought by someone and go to shit like all the ones before it, but rather a protocol like XMPP, which has many clients and can’t just he bought and abused.
I don’t use Signal, when I want privacy I use XMPP, at best with OMEMO encryption in DMs. But that’s obviously not something I’m able to use talking to most people, so at times I have to use the garage like Facebook Messenger, MS Teams or Discord.
With Discord I still kinda like a lot of things about it and wouldn’t even call it garbage, if the company wasn’t so money hungry.
Speaking of garbage, this is the third time I’m writing this reply, it keeps logging me out when I try sending it, if it happens again, I’ll stab someone. 🔪
(#xbn6g5q) @firstname.lastname@example.org Ah, so it is better when Google and Apple have two incompatible standards for this kind of messaging and some other companies using Android use neither and thus most messages are just basic, ancient and un-encrypted SMS? Or are you a backdoor enjoyer?
(#75wlltq) @email@example.com Me when I find myself crossing an international border, close to midnight, using free bus WiFi, spammed by messages from people, telling me that the server hosting my web-apps is down. 😂
*Only happened once so far
(#xbn6g5q) @firstname.lastname@example.org 😂 Not really. I’m an ideal world the standard for safe messaging would be open and universal, with no potential for backdoors.
In this idea world Apple and similar companies would have already went bankrupt, over the shit they tend to push. 😂
(#xbn6g5q) @email@example.com Yeah, it’s a story as old as time, I remember when I joined KeyBase. It had private messages, place to link and verify your social media and keys, later they also added some weird crypto integration and than it got bought by some Chinese company and the privacy went right out the window.
So I don’t really trust these new services asking for a phone numbers and offering weird crypto integrations that no one ever asked for.
I gave Signal a try and didn’t really like it. Telegram was a tiny bit better, but still think it’s not even work to keep it installed on my phone.
(#75wlltq) @firstname.lastname@example.org I can’t code everyday, can’t even draw everyday either, especially during these busy, exam-filled days.
But I enjoy the YouTube channels Ashens and MrWeeble usually having advent calendar-ish video projects and the site chip.de having an advent calendar with free software, but there is rarely any good software in there. 🙃
(#hhbovzq) @email@example.com I don’t know if we’re on the same page, but this new Twitter rule seems kinda abusable. What if you’re recording something news-worthy, like crimes, fights, natural disasters with people in the video? Don’t the laws you mention only apply to places with reasonable explanations of privacy? How are you supposed to take pictures of literally anything someone is standing next to? And many more questions that just keep coming to my mind.
(#mdr3eeq) @firstname.lastname@example.org Looks like he stepped donw. I never liked the guy, but I think he didn’t have that much to do with how the company “worked” anyway, so I doubt it’ll get much better with some other idiot in charge of it and the current idiot was at least unintentionally funny.
(#mdr3eeq) @email@example.com Guess he can always be a crypto shill, he already has enough experience with that, with pumping Bitcoin and selling his first ever Tweet A’s an NFT for a completely unreasonable amount of money.
(#yj4so4q) @fastidious Not really, this is a network that already includes more similar minded DNS projects resolving each others domains and I really believe that there needs to be an alternative for everything and find the idea of alternative domain solutions very interesting. 🤔
(#yj4so4q) @firstname.lastname@example.org Yeah, there are still all kinds of problems trying to make these domains work, because most of the Internet just isn’t made to work with alternative domains. It doesn’t work with some browsers at all and https seems to break it too. Using only http breaks some of the fonts on the site, but that may at least make it easier to read, so it’s something I can live with.
(#yj4so4q) @email@example.com There are also some issues with these domains relying on the browsers to automatically put “www.” in front of them, so in some browsers you may need to put it http://www.dogg.oss to get it working. 🤔
(#u6n4yka) @firstname.lastname@example.org It is new, the domain has been registered for about a month now and left the testing phase yesterday, when the records were updated to the correct site, so it might take some time to get to the other servers. But it already WorksForMe TM.
And yes, you should absolutely start your own, because I think that if you run it for some time you get the right to claim your own too level, so you could make “.yarn” a thing, or something else that you’d like.
(#u6n4yka) @email@example.com It’s an alternative domain register, where anyone can start their top level domain for free (if they have what it takes) and also freely offer it to others. So I grabbed one. You can go to https://www.opennic.org/ to find out more or get the fastest DNS server for their resolving in your area. 😉
My fancy OpenNIC domain http://dogg.oss is now functional, so if you have a DNS that supports it, you can give it a try. But sadly most DNS servers don’t, so I doubt many people will be able to use it. 🙃
(#thttegq) @xandkar Good to see myself on the verified list. Where can I claim my verification badge? 😄
(#p4y25la) @ullarah I like it. 👍
(#eyhxhoq) @xuu They’re ascending to the icon heaven! 🙏