Hello cybre.space, time for #introductions! :)
I'm a networking geek and researcher living in Berlin, currently working on a PhD in Computer Science. On a technical level, I like access networks such as WiFi and mobile networks, I like measurement and understanding performance, and I do low-level user-space programming in C. I sometimes talk about science, free software, and tech communities, among other things.
@cocoron was looking for info on this. .Union was proposed in 2000, and... was lobbied against by anti-union group. Wow!
In particular, LPA registers
its strong opposition to the adoption of a .union chartered top-level domain (TLD), which was mentioned as an example of a new domain name in ICANN's June 13, 2000 background document.
LPA is an association of the senior human resource executives of
more than 200 leading corporations in the US
I am excited to announce that our ACM IMC 2018 paper "BGP Communities: Even more Worms in the Routing Can" (download link hidden here: https://conferences.sigcomm.org/imc/2018/program/ ) was awarded the Applied Networking Research Prize - https://irtf.org/anrp/ - Thank you
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @BadCksum@twitter.com @GSmaragdakis@twitter.com and Anja!
hey everyone writing code: you can't get around this. code does not exist in a noble mathematical void which absolves you of accountability. any system which people touch is tied into the fabric of society, and should be scrutinized for potential to do harm.
How to make a racist AI without really trying http://blog.conceptnet.io/posts/2017/how-to-make-a-racist-ai-without-really-trying/
"... the sentiment is generally more positive for…
Before I had a networking course at university, I had a rough understanding of IPv4/v6, but had trouble understanding why some things need to be in the same subnet.
Then I read IPv6 RFC. Not only have I found IPv6 to be a lot less messy and easier to understand, but it also allowed me to understand how IPv4 works by combining the idealized model of v6 with the messy hacks I knew v4 has.
So IMO learning v6 before v4 is a good idea. But N=1, your mileage may vary.
I also showed slides from a presentation at #RIPE77, address policy Working Group:
"Approaching the end of IPv4 - What will the afterlife hold?"
I commented on that like: "Look how sad and gloomy IPv4 is."
In my tutorials, I discussed IPv6 deployment, and showed a report from June 2018:
"Over 25% of all Internet-connected networks advertise IPv6 connectivity."
"IPv6 has emerged from the “Innovators” and “Early Adoption” stages of deployment, and is now in the “Early Majority” phase."
-> IPv6 is not new. Yes, you [students] have to learn it. Deal with it.
Team of rogue archivists wants to to preserve endangered Tumblrs, please boost: https://17decemberarchive.tumblr.com/post/180795765906/save-endangered-tumblrs-before-17-december
🛡️ Call for mobilization to defend the practice of Self-Hosting 🛡️
@LaQuadrature published an article regarding the future European regulation. Under the pretext of fighting online terrorist radicalization, it will impose unrealistic censorship obligations on *all* Internet actors.
The intent is explicitly to destroy internet decentralization.
If you are using YunoHost, you probably run services which are open to the public and hence are affected by this regulation.
YO! PSA time!
I'm a psychiatric nurse practitioner, means I prescribe and manage psych meds, I'm a trans poly queer that likes helping out the folks who have less of a share of the pie than the rest. You got some medical questions? You got some psych question specifically? Feel free to hit me up for some free-ass informal advice! Consider it a perk of being not a white cishet!
"you wouldn't download a" trivia (cw: sketchy business practices) Show more
Hollywood-funded anti-piracy association Brein, the people who made the "you wouldn't download a car" ad, tried to stiff Melchior Rietveldt, the musician who composed the music for it, out of the vast bulk of his royalties. They told him the ad would only be shown at a local film festival, then stuck the ad on a bunch of DVDs and acted like they had full right to.
So, like, if you're ever wondering if anti-piracy capitalists hate piracy? The answer is "no". They'll steal and lie seven days a week and twice on Sundays. They just hate seeing people enjoy media without paying them.
Okay so tumblr is banning rotating cubes saying it's porn and facebook banned saying "i'm gay" saying it's sexual solicitation and Twitter always seemed like it could disappear at any moment
I feel like we need to be getting ready for Mass Migration to Mastodon, which means we need to fix anything that keeps Mastodon from being usable, and there is in fact something that keeps Mastodon from being usable, there's one specific thing, it's this:
The most frustrating thing is that this US legislation is forced onto basically the whole world, just because FB is based in the US.
Who wants to help me build EuroTumblr?
RT @email@example.com Me, eight months ago: SESTA/FOSTA means simply being gay online is prohibited and will get you banned.
Straight people: lmao, you're overreacting
Facebook, today: You're not allowed to say "I'm gay" or "I'm a top".
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every new influx of people to the fediverse reiterates to me the need for and importance of community-owned social infrastructure. whether it’s hostile ToS changes, manipulative algorithms, exploitive surveillance, etc, etc, corpers have shown they can’t steward these spaces ethically. the existence of fedi, for all its evolving flaws and growing strengths, has shown me that we can do better for each other ✊️❤️
website: what's your gender
me: my what?
website: your gender. what is it?
me: are..are we going to fuck?
website: no I just need to know for-
me: for what? so we can know each carnally?
website: look, ease up my investors want to know
website: look it's not a big deal just pick one at random. no one really cares wha-
me, closes site
Recently I've often seen #QUIC being referred to as "Google's transport protocol" and I really don't like that.
QUIC is being standardized in the #IETF. It has changed a lot since people from Google brought it in.
Lots of people working on it are not affiliated with Google.
Like, don't erase their work, and don't give Google more credit and power than they already have? :/
Network geek and researcher from Berlin. Queer feminist, bisexual, fights for social justice. She/her
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