He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Leftist (exact ideology undecided).

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Also, you’re supposed to hash passwords, which turns them into a set length. So you only really need to worry about uploading and hashing passwords on login, so as long as someone doesn’t have a gigabyte long password, I don’t see the problem.









Is there no way to unsubscribe? If there isn’t, it’s breaking US and EU laws and you should report them.







TIL it’s still open. WTF?


Reminder that slavery is still legal by constitution as “punishment” for crimes in the US. Any crimes, no matter how minor.

Is it any wonder the US has the most prison inmates per capita and some of the longest prison sentences on average?



“If you didn’t want to be colonized, then you shouldn’t have been so colonizable!”



That IS alarming. I guess because I only really use it for science and technology research, I haven’t really noticed.








My professors always told me this: when doing any serious research, only use Wikipedia for the linked sources, and read those instead of the article.



Aren’t the ethical benefits also massively oversold? Last I hears from vegan sites, organic is anywhere from slightly better to no difference at all for animal rights than conventional farming.



I’ve tried it. It uses up one core of your processor, but you can always ctrl+C to stop it. I’ve never had it crash the system.


Great actor, great stuntman, and not a US shill. A rare and exciting combination!


I think so, since Voyager is purely a test instance while lemmy.ml is a mainline instance.


Does the Linux Foundation have the resources? I imagine most proprietary blobs are made by big hardware vendors.


I’m pretty sure Facebook has disobeyed their own privacy policy before, which is illegal, but for a company that big, whatever fines they incur from that is just business expenses.


Here’s the thing, the ultimate meaning of the license isn’t up to the authors, it’s up to the courts, and they can interpret it however they want. This was mentioned in the article I linked, which mentions that even though the authors tried to debunk worries in a FAQ, not even they know how the license would be really be interpreted, and the author’s intentions are irrelevant to judges, only the license text itself matters.


I am sure the license is limited to a first level in the hierarchy (direct level) when running.

Thing is, it doesn’t mention it, and it says “without limitation” before listing off software examples


Interesting, but now you have to wonder if the SSPL would even be allowed to be used on shared/VPS hosts since some of their software is proprietary.

Hell, what about the BIOS of the motherboard? Microcode in the processor? The code in the micro controller than runs the power supply?

Honestly, I like the SSPL as a philosophy, essentially forcing the entire ecosystem to be FOSS if they want to use a particular project, but it’s kind of made unusable by the fact that non-free software has infected everything, and in many cases, with no alternative.


Keep in mind that every dumb phone to my knowledge uses fully proprietary and non-user-replacable software. IMO that’s worse than running an AOSP Android ROM.

It is also capable of connecting to cellular data or Wi-Fi in most cases. There is also no device encryption, and it’s trivial for a regular person with only moderate knowledge to extract every file from them if they have the physical device (no need for expensive hacking tools).


Something I’ve been thinking about: are there any fully libre server operating systems? Most Linux distros have some proprietary blobs, especially drivers, and under the strictest interpretation, that wouldn’t be compatible with the SSPL. All the more reasons for the Linux community to reject proprietary drivers honestly.