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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @oliviaava, welcome to nfld, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@jlj@twt.nfld.uk only twt is “NFT Development Services”, a link. The Spam is strong with this one.

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In-reply-to » regarding the spam, bots and spam accounts, that we seem to be attracting lately… What if we build a feature where instead of just completely open registrations, we change this to accept an email address that sends an email to the pod operator with a link to accept or reject the registration?

if 100 people register for a pod that’s 100x work for the administrator compared to having each user pass a non-user-hostile captcha and verify their email address. I’d advocate for filtering on the user side and equipping admins to mass delete spam and inactive accounts.

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In-reply-to » I haven't talked on the phone since January 17th.

@prologic oh yes, lots of those. I guess last Thursday was the last one, and I have at least one meeting today.

I was thinking that I rarely use the actual telephone network anymore. It’s almost all digital/internet.

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In-reply-to » regarding the spam, bots and spam accounts, that we seem to be attracting lately… What if we build a feature where instead of just completely open registrations, we change this to accept an email address that sends an email to the pod operator with a link to accept or reject the registration?

@prologic for my pod it’d be simpler: don’t allow anyone to register with a username that ends in -zit. Problem solved!

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In-reply-to » I've never liked the idea of having everything displayed all of the time for all of history.

@prologic yeah, I came to a similar place in my own work. SQL databases have their place, but a good key-value store is often the best choice.

I do love SQL as a language concept though. For a grad school project the group I was in wrote an interpreter for a SQL-like language that queried email, and it’s so elegant.

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In-reply-to » Permission Slip by CR

@prologic They don’t have an Android version so I haven’t been able to try it.

The notion as I understand it is that they tell companies, on your behalf, to stop collecting data about you and to delete what data they have about you. Consumer Reports doesn’t know this information; they act as an intermediary. They’re and old and trusted non-profit in the US so it makes sense: consumers can trust them to act on their behalf, and companies tend to not want to piss off Consumer Reports.”

Edit: oops I got sidetracked and didn’t answer your question lol. Truth is, I don’t know what they need to know from you. I imagine if you have IOS and install the app you’d figure that out pretty quickly. I signed up to get an email when their Android version comes out so I can try it.

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Permission Slip by CR

Interesting on a lot of levels. Consumer Reports is well respected and has been around since at least when I was a kid. If they’re actively calling out large companies for stealing and selling people’s data the tide has surely turned on this practice.

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In-reply-to » @slashdot so, the same conversation as with green cement: the science exists. yhe technology is there, but because it is more expensive, we'll keep using the polluting option. We really need stronger, faster, tougher regulation.

@prologic that’s a dangerpus road to go down; historically when a lot of people lose faith in the government’s ability to do things, authoritarians and fascists find fertile recruiting ground. It’s safer to agitate for government to do better and not let up till they do.

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In-reply-to » I was musing today about how to solve the problem of projects going stale on github. It really is an annoying problem if you depend on a project where the main maintainers go absent without passing the project on to someone else. The project becomes trapped and dead. Usually (and rightfully), only the maintainers can push releases that can be used by a wider community. But that means if you're depending on a ruby gem or an npm package or a java jar or any other build artifact on an official channel, you're out luck because the release artifacts are no longer updated once the maintainers go absent. People can submit pull requests, but with no maintainers to accept them, the source code goes stale too. Though you can grab the pull release(s), the merge process often requires project-specific knowledge that has gone absent with the maintainers.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org so, you don’t depend on libc, and you write device drivers from scratch for every project?

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