on fosstodon & racism
when Stallman fucking endorses pedophilia then we have to separate "the message from messager" but when a Black person is mean to you, then it's "so much for your cause"
Back on the subject of federated moderation (masto) versus centralized (insta):
While I do believe the federated model is better in terms of a higher concentration of admins, and more personal and friendly moderation, there are other issues with it:
1. No formalized system for discussing issues with other admins (both intra- and inter-instance) and resolving things in a measured and sensible way.
2. Scuffles between different instance admins who see themselves as being on opposing sides rather than as peers/colleagues.
3. Zero accountability or review process for admins who make questionable decisions.
4. The killswitch for an instance is ultimately in the admin's hands: if they pull the plug, it's over. That's a lot of responsibility.
Not sure how to resolve these issues. Thoughts?
What the fuck is...
I just rebooted Windows and there's this videocamera icon on the system tray that wasn't there before. I hover over it and it says "Meet Now".
????? did something just like surreptitiously install Zoom on my computer when I wasn't looking??
and no. It's a Skype thing. Now integrated into Windows apparently.
Fuck you Microsoft, no thanks.
complaining about subtitled videos (as a hearing person)
First: I can hear fine, but I have trouble processing speech, so I like to have subtitles for video content.
You know whats bad?
Videos without subtitles.
You know what's a little better?
Videos with auto-generated subtitles
You know what's worse?
Videos with rephrased subtitles!
The meaning might be the same and it might be shorter, but I read the subtitles to help me process the audio. If they are different, I can't understand either!
I'm pretty cool I guess.
local calvinball champion
the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retired
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol