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So ActiveState has changed the licensing on their products from free to paid, including for old versions, including those you had downloaded and installed before they blogged about that change back in 2021. Other than that blog post they didn't inform anybody of that change. I'm not even sure you can change licensing conditions after someone has installed your product and accepted the license conditions.

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Today is World Ocean Day, and while we celebrate the ocean, we need to rethink our relationship with it. The blue of our blue planet isn’t just a colour - it’s a critical part of our own identify as citizen of this planet.

We cannot afford to speak of the ocean as though it is simple or empty or worthless. We have to see this dynamic engine as a critical part of our existing planetary life support system, in whose shadow we are privileged to live.

#Ocean #WorldOceanDay

Spilhaus projection of the ocean, where the ocean is shown as a single connected entity.

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can I have this map on a t-shirt please?

These three letter agencies... (DHL, UPS, DPD)

This streaming service in my country that shows Paramount+ content and owns Paramount+ content because they are Paramount+ (plus Showtime so Paramount++ really) now says that they hope this Paramount+ show will also come to this country. What do they mean hope? Surely they know? Since it's their content. It's not like they need to license it from anyone.

Interesting how the Netflix video to announce this year's Tudum event (17 June) says there's also going to be an announcement about Wednesday. Weird because season 2 was already announced and it hasn't even been written yet.

Also they suggest an announcement for Queen Charlotte, which I thought was a one season spin-off of Bridgerton.
#Netflix #Wednesday #QueenCharlotte

I started watching Yellowjackets, since there are at least three actresses in that show that I think are really good: Christina Ricci, Ella Purnell and Juliette Lewis. So far, after one episode, I'm not really feeling it. I think they're trying to introduce too many characters covering both the teenage girl soccer team and their adult versions many years later. Especially the adult lives are for the moment just not interesting. And the soccer team doesn't even seem to have eleven players!

What people like to do in replies, in decreasing order: writing their reply, reading the post they're replying to, following links to the information they're writing about. Don't let receipts get in the way of an opinion.

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AI is just something we call software when we want you to be impressed. It doesn't mean anything and it never has.

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Finally watching Prey on Disney+, I am really slow at going through my watchlist. Pre-opening title we already have the twist that this tale which follows these 18th century indigenous people in the Americas also seems to involve spaceships and monsters. We'll see what it turns out to be.

The main character, a girl who wants to become a hunter, is played by Amber Midthunder and is super cool.
#Prey #AmberMidthunder

Amber Midthunder as Naru, a native American young woman, resting or hiding behind a tree.
This movie was really good too
@feld Yeah, I really liked it. It's a bit more random than intended when you're not aware of the predator franchise...

Today, 1 June, iCarly S3 is out on Paramount+. This is one of the photos Miranda posted on her Instagram about it.

I checked a bit early, over here they clearly don't think it's today yet. While it's 20 minutes past midnight already! (And why is my service saying it will actually disappear in 18 days?)
#MirandaCosgrove #iCarly

Miranda as Carly ready to start a scene, a clapper board in front of her reading iCarly S3. She's on the floor, in a kitchen, on the phone, in a red dress. Her, not the phone.

It was a juggling laptops and glasses kind of day. Laptops because some come with more restrictions than others, glasses to be able to read what I was typing.

Authorised fetch / http signatures really gets in the way of efficient response caching / cdn, doesn't it?

Making a website with just one page, which just says "503 Service Unavailable". Then it can be fedi-ddos-ed without making any difference.

The first twelve days of each month are the most dangerous.

(Was reminded again of Americans writing their dates wrong)

@Hank G ☑️ I also write it out like you say on forms, but I use 20230531 virtually everywhere else...
Oh yeah for file/folder names and that sort of thing I do that for numerical dates as well.

Peertube now supports remote runners for the transcoding jobs! That's the one thing I was missing, I had no idea it was in the pipeline... (I had looked into adding it myself, but found it required substantial changes to how jobs are configured, which looks like they now did).

If only I wasn't on an old Debian version which blocks upgrading...

Messed up media storage on the dev node so much all files have been inaccessible. That's why it's a dev node I guess. Now I get to practise restoring the database, which is also a good thing.
That restore went smoothly. It even immediately re-imported the rss feed posts that had happened between the backup and now.

I'm that weird person who when making a test post in a DM to myself, I still enter the alt-text on the image... Something to do with not trusting that I selected the correct switch to make it a DM...

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I should now be running the media proxy via a separate domain, which is advisable anyway. The local media were already done via a separate domain years ago so they can be served by cdn.

Weirdly the setting for using a separate domain for the remote media proxy applies immediately, to old posts and new. While the setting for local media applies to new posts only; old posts keep having their old url in their html content blob. Further weirdly, sometimes old posts with local media get captured by the remote proxy as well.

Preview media, whether remote or local, always goes via the remote media proxy, bypassing your cdn.

I was first thinking about writing about a blogpost about how to make these settings, but I’m still too confused myself.

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I still need to figure out how to do similar things on Friendica. On Pleroma, PeerTube and WordPress I can host the site myself and offload local media serving to CDN, but on Friendica there is no such easy setting...
Somewhere between 2 and 5 March 2021 a change happened that posts before that date don’t have their local media captured by the remote media proxy, while posts made after that date do, until between Oct 2021 and Jan 2022 it started to use the proper CDN url. All of them are on S3, so that isn’t the difference. What I don’t like is that some of these urls seem hardcoded in the stored html content of the posts; same gripe I have with WordPress.

Disabling link previews on Pleroma after the thing the other day, made me realise how little I miss it. When doing the same on Friendica just to check, I notice that here it's a user setting, not an admin setting. The link preview, that is; the oEmbed setting is in the admin interface and uses an allow list.
If you have a single user instance you're not vulnerable to that stuff though. If you don't trust all your users, that's a different scenario 😅

New platform idea: Stir Trok, where you record short First Contact videos introducing your species.

More Artificial Confidence than Artificial Intelligence.

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#chatgpt's tic-tac-toe advice is confident and longwinded.

It is terrible at #tictactoe

If O places their mark in the bottom left corner, the board would look like this: (ChatGPT makes a tic-tac-toe diagram with O in the upper and lower left corners, and X in the left two spots in the middle row. It is clear that on this turn, X can win by placing a third X in the middle row.). ChatGPT: From here, X will likely place their fourth mark in one of the remaining corners, and then the game will progress depending on each player's strategy. However, at this point, it's important to note that X cannot win the game, and the best X can do is to block O from winning.

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it is. This is not even the least messed up section of the game.
screenshot of chatgpt making a illegal move in tictactoe then performing it with a odd character.

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Just to be clear, if you run a pleroma server, it’s a very good idea to add this to your nginx config immediately:
location ~ ^/(media|proxy) {
        add_header Content-Security-Policy "sandbox;";

Most people will already not be vulnerable to this for a variety of reasons, but this will absolutely stop it.

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both header ?

like this ?

add_header Content-Security-Policy “sandbox;”;

add_header Content-Security-Policy “script-src ‘none’;”;

can you please elaborate what is this attack you’re speaking of ?

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@luca one of them is enough, a server had their admin oauth tokens stolen using a rather elaborate attack.

I'm getting way too good at knowing how long to put a cold cup of tea in the microwave to make it properly hot again. Sign of how often I'm forgetting to drink it.

When it says people are typing, I'm assuming they do so with the same rhythm the three dancing dots animation is suggesting.

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Good may triumph over evil but evil will really tire the shit out of good in the process.

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I dunno, I learned from Lord Helmet that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

Upgraded to the new Friendica 2023.05 that just came out, since I wasn't expecting it. And releases that come out when you're not expecting them are best not missed.

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diet tip: before you eat anything, think about being an alien's human pet, and think about what the alien veterinarian would say about the alien feeding it to you

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This series has characters named 'Raven' and 'Octavia of the Sky People', so you'd think it would really be my thing. But I'm into season 3 of The 100 now (it will leave Netflix at the end of the week, so I'm not going to make it through all seven seasons) and it's so-so. The Good: it has Alycia Debnam-Carey in it and some strong female characters. And a properly created language. The Bad: it's all very militaristic and the very talented Genevieve Buechner is completely underused. But what gets me the most is the way main characters can commit massacres and that the story steps over this rather easily.

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A story that no one seems to be talking about

"Rather than moderating content, Liam was asked to adopt fake online personas—known as “virtuals”—in order to chat to customers, most of them men looking for relationships or casual sex. Using detailed profiles of customers and well-crafted virtuals, Liam was expected to lure people into paying, message by message, for conversations with fictional characters"

The dark secret of online dating made clear

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So, a lot of dating sites are actually secretly just dating simulators packed with microtransactions? 😬

This line was particularly disturbing: "She spoke to elderly users in care homes, and others under protective conservatorships who asked virtuals to wait until they were given their next allowance."

Horrible to think how they are preying on lonely people, especially vulnerable ones.

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Just had a horrible thought:

Presumably these "dating" sites and apps will start using AI instead of paying people even meagre wages. That's bad enough.

What happens if putative social networks start using AI to fill them with fake people? How easy will it be to tell when we are actually engaging with human beings online? Will it become impossible, in the low-context short length world of social media?

Are people going to be put off using computers by computers pretending to be people?

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It's already happening sorry to say, from my inside online dating knowledge 😞

That is terrifying and awful... Can't help but keep thinking there has to be an ethical alternative?

Which reminds me of

You'd think it would be illegal to pretend to be someone in order to entice them to spend more on a service?

I am not a lawyer but it sounds very dodgy.

"Which reminds me..."

Billboards sound an interesting approach 😁 But I guess once everyone is using billboards, they won't be as distinctive any more.

So this is why it's the dirty secret of online dating... everyone knows it happens, heck I know a few people who have been involved

See this documentary still flagged in legal concerns
Tainted Love: Secrets of the Dating Game

You can find it on a popular video sharing site

Eurghh... what a horrible situation.

I wonder how dependent society is on these apps?

@FediThing Sadly online dating is the dominate way people meet in the west. On top of this is a huge up tick in loneliness, personally being exasperated by this type of thing.

The Japanese government was paying bars to run single nights because of the impact on the society,

I think that says it all right?
Another reason why I keep thinking about new types of dating like @evan talked about at Mozfest in 2017


Yeah... Japan is struggling to maintain its population as it is. And Covid hasn't helped either :/

On the dating apps, apart from the manipulation, it's quite worrying if most new relationships are being tracked from the very beginning like this.

The potential for blackmail years down the line is huge, if not by the company running the service then someone who accesses its data.

COVID and digital stimulation? Judging by my experience and books like sherry turkle's alone together
I hadn't even thought about the potential for long term manipulation and blackmail 😥
Wow! ☹️

website of a swedish furniture company: you can easily repair small scratches by painting them!
me: ok, so what's the colour code of the paint I should use?
website: we do not give out our colour codes since they are a trade secret.

Happy birthday to Miranda Cosgrove!

Here's one of the pics she posted on her Instagram, I'm leaving the photos of the birthday cake, her mom (because of mother's day) and of baby Miranda for you to find over there.

Miranda sitting cross legged holding a plate with a large green coconut-like fruit with a piece of cutlery in it, wide-eyed and sticking out her tongue

The new season of iCarly will come out on 1 June on Paramount+. Miranda just posted the trailer! And it also features Mia Serafino, so that's extra good.
#MirandaCosgrove #iCarly #MiaSerafino

Finished a can of Pringles, spread over two days. Instead of one.

Odd, why would Paramount be using a Let's Encrypt certificate and why does my phone say it's not a recognised Let's Encrypt certificate? While it perfectly accepts others...

I remember the time when these birds were so scared of humans, it was rare to see one and then it was from far away. Within my lifetime they evolved to not mind human beings at all.
A heron or heron-like bird in the grass next to a path and a metal fence, stretching its wings.

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Fucking Christ the @protocol is the most obtuse crock of shit I've ever looked at. It is complex solely for the sake of being complex and still suffers from *all* of the same problems as Mastodon.

Your server goes down? Sorry, all of your followers are lost. Account portability is no better than Mastodon. 'DIDs' serve literally no purpose. And none of the API code that Bluesky uses in their own app validates ANY of the crypto they're doing on the server. NONE OF IT.

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