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¿Has probado Mastodon y vas un poco perdido, te aburre, tienes pocos contactos?

✋🏼 STOP 🛑

¡Lo estás usando mal!

Déjame que te lo explique

@cfenollosa
#Cloucflare constantly censor and harass #privacy conscious users. Their algorithms are purposefully discriminatory, they require users to forego #anonymity and they serve #Google #ReCaptcha.

They also are serve a growing number of extreme right-wing services, like #Gaþ, #bitchute, #AlexJones and #8chan.

Avoid Cloucflare like the plague - we suspect they have an agenda and apparently serve a whopping 10% of sites.

It apparently was a technical issue, which maybe makes it even more scary.

I mean, getting banned from a high percentage of sites because of your government really sucks, but being banned because an algorithm decided so... that's even worse

This is what happens when users decide to centralize the Internet:

"Cloudflare is turning off the internet for me"

blog.dijit.sh/cloudflare-is-tu

Reddit hivemind mocking somebody for "posing stupidly on Instagram":

old.reddit.com/r/Instagramreal

Turns out she's an actress and she's filming shots for a short video or documentary:

old.reddit.com/r/Instagramreal

Ah, the irony. So the content actually belongs in... /r/gatekeeping!

Stop. Judging. Other. People.

I'm so happy to have found SDF. It really is a *social network*.

People with similar hobbies have been landing there, and have built projects, communicate through many channels, yet here we are.

COM, bboard, irc, mastodon, pixelfed, whatever it takes.

It's just friendly people having fun. Just like in the old times of the net.

I'm so happy to have found SDF. It really is a *social network*.

People with similar hobbies have been landing there, and have built projects, communicate through many channels, yet here we are.

COM, bboard, irc, mastodon, pixelfed, whatever it takes.

It's just friendly people having fun. Just like in the old times of the net.

So, SourceHut is not hosted in anyone's cloud. I own all of the hardware outright and colocate most of it in a local datacenter.

I just built a new server for git.sr.ht, and boy is she a beat. It cost me about $5.5K as a one-time upfront cost, and now I just pay for power, bandwidth, and space, which runs about $650/mo for *all* of my servers (10+).

Ran back of the napkin numbers with AWS's price estimator for a server of equivalent specs, and without even considering bandwidth usage it'd cost me almost TEN GRAND PER MONTH to host JUST that server alone on AWS.

AWS is how techbro startups pile up and BURN their investor money.

I only now realized that the ANSI color codes for red (1), green (2), and blue (4) are arranged on powers of two and that the rest correspond to addition of the primaries: 3=yellow, 5=magenta, 6=cyan, 7=white.

Last post of the thread.

Sorry for flooding your Mastodon timeline. I hope it was somewhat funny at least.

If you read the whole thread I'd REALLY LIKE to know your opinion. It will help me choose a good angle for the blogpost.

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Start: 11:58
End: 20:17

Signing off.

Okay, I'm so tired. Let's do a quick recap:

- I've skimmed over 66.520 newsgroups trying to find some life signals on the Usenet
- This thread contains my livefeed of hot takes and first impressions
- I will review this thread and give it proper format as a blogpost next week
- The Usenet is 95% dead, 3% politics-spammed by 20 people, 1% spam-spammed, and 1% highly active groups full of life
- You have to find that 1%, it's quite hidden

You know what's another nice surprise?

us.politics has sane discussion

...and there's not much more in us.*

Now for the last hierarchies...

Wait, there is a full us.* ??

Come on, you could append `us.` in front of all non-local groups and there would be no difference!

I wasn't super exhaustive but, in general, most of the uk.* groups had some kind of activity.

It's the most active local hierarchy by far

uk.radio.amateur is pretty good, a nice find

uk.railway is *very* active, I guess the british love discussing their trains

uk.rec.motorcycles 👍

uk.sci.weather 700 posts WOW!!

uk.tech.broadcast

That's the end of uk.*, a very, very positive surprise on this last part of our journey!

uk.legal.moderated has 1k messages with a bit more sane discussion. It's a mixture of politics and general news, but bearable

uk.games.video.misc is pretty active

uk.music.* is worth taking a look

oh boy, there is a full uk.politics.*

not touching these even with a stick

tw.* has some groups with activity, but I have no idea what they are saying, may be spam for all I know 🤷‍♂️

ucb.politics.progressive has some activity. Progressive discussions? Nope! Our usual friends

uk.d-i-y has over 7000 high-quality messages! Wow!

uk.legal has 5000 messages with political discussion, but they seem to be different people than the usual suspects, and they talk about UK politics

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