spraci
  
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spraci
  
guessing this is for electric cars ?

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Oliver
  
Yes :-)
spraci
  
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now I'm in the Alps
spraci
  last edited: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:41:14 +1000  
Could someone please explain to me why governments fund so many "apps" that only work on certain platforms (and usually only two of those) and can only be obtained via certain "appstores" for things that could be (and most likely more easily) done as just a website?

A website or "webapp" could work on any platform where a web browser can be installed and that does't require wasting much of the funding on "corporate welfare" going to anything not directly related to the project.

seriously a lot of those apps don't look like they would do anything most browsers made in the past decade or so can't do.

guessing its just a silly fad but how many more years will it take for them to get over it?


Then they talk about "accessibility" ..


To someone not using one of those two mobile platforms wondering why they can't use it on their device it probably doesn't really look so accessible does it?

I'm not lobbying for any particular platform or os and actually do have a phone on which some of those apps might work but I don't think the government should really be putting pressure on anyone to use only certain platforms or telling people which brands to buy and there are quite a lot of other mobile platforms out there that would be unfairly disadvantaged by this behaviour.

not to mention other likely common user questions such as
"why can't I use it on my desktop/laptop/smartfridge/whatever ?"

I don't see any obvious reason why they shouldn't be able to use them there too.

why not   make it so   they can?




#fail #saynotowalledgardens
Jeroen
  
@!Hubzilla Development+ @!Hubzilla Support Forum+

I want to migrate my sites, incl. Hubzilla from #Apache to #Nginx. Is this sample Nginx configuration still valid: https://github.com/redmatrix/hubzilla/blob/master/install/sample-nginx.conf ?
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Els Mussols)
  
Great! Can you post your config? :-)
Jeroen
  
Of course. I took the cypher config from the Mastodon documentation.  Here we are:

server {
  listen 80;
  server_name hubzilla.nl www.hubzilla.nl;
  index index.php;
  root /var/www/hubzilla;
  rewrite ^ https://hubzilla.nl$request_uri? permanent;
}

server {
  listen 443 ssl;
  server_name www.hubzilla.nl;
  ssl on;
  ssl_protocols TLSv1.2;
  ssl_ciphers HIGH:!MEDIUM:!LOW:!aNULL:!NULL:!SHA;
  ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
  ssl_session_timeout 5m;
  ssl_certificate     /etc/letsencrypt/live/hubzilla.nl/fullchain.pem;
  ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/hubzilla.nl/privkey.pem;
  index index.php;
  root /var/www/hubzilla;
  rewrite ^ https://hubzilla.nl$request_uri? permanent;
}

server {
  listen 443 ssl;
  server_name hubzilla.nl;
  ssl on;
  ssl_protocols TLSv1.2;
  ssl_ciphers HIGH:!MEDIUM:!LOW:!aNULL:!NULL:!SHA;
  ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
  ssl_session_timeout 5m;
  ssl_certificate     /etc/letsencrypt/live/hubzilla.nl/fullchain.pem;
  ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/hubzilla.nl/privkey.pem;
  fastcgi_param HTTPS on;
  index index.php;
  charset utf-8;
  root /var/www/hubzilla;
  access_log /var/log/nginx/hubzilla.log;
  client_max_body_size 20m;
  client_body_buffer_size 128k;
  location / {
    if ($is_args != "") {
        rewrite ^/(.*) /index.php?q=$uri&$args last;
    }
    rewrite ^/(.*) /index.php?q=$uri last;
  }
  location ^~ /.well-known/ {
    allow all;
    rewrite ^/(.*) /index.php?q=$uri&$args last;
  }
  location ~* \.(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|css|js|htm|html|map|ttf|woff|woff2|svg)$ {
    expires 30d;
    try_files $uri /index.php?q=$uri&$args;
  }
  location ~* \.(tpl|md|tgz|log|out)$ {
    deny all;
  }
  location ~* \.php$ {
    try_files $uri =404;
    # NOTE: You should have "cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0;" in php.ini
    fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
    fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
    include fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_index index.php;
    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
  }
    location ~ /store {
    deny  all;
    }
}
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Els Mussols)
  
Thanks, @Jeroen !
spraci
  
it takes a few seconds to see the cursor move after each keypress while editing a post


is there a bugfix I need to pull?

or better still .. a theme that doesn't use javascript ..  no doubts its related to browser bugs and I'm fed up with browsers in general ..

whats really needed are out there are new browsers!
(and I don't mean just new versions of anything anyone currently calls "modern" - seems that word has been so much abused in recent years its meaningless)
spraci
  
looking at "discover" .. not much there lets you post comments

I don't see why anyone would want to restrict comments on public channels,
that only results in people posting their comments somewhere else and the channel owner doesn't see what they are saying!


silly people :-)


maybe the mass troll-wave on the walled garden "networks" last year scared people off everywhere but I don't see anything like that on friendly network like this one and it seems to have settled down elsewhere.

I guess whatever borrowed money was funding that nasty stuff ran out :-)

haha
Redecentralisation: A deep cause of causes you care about deeply

spraci
  
http://hi-project.org/2016/11/decentralization-deep-cause-causes-care-deeply/


interesting ..

not sure I'm so comfortable with all that "AI" talk .. not a lot of tech detail to clarify what they mean

I guess I haven't tried those "surveillance interface" "agent" thingies ..

phones trying to pick what word I might be trying to type is annoying enough! :-)
spraci
  
@Hubzilla Support Forum

trying to update and getting some kind of merge conflict when I do a git pull

it has been a while so maybe too many changes .. should I reinstall?

is there anything new I need to know before doing that?
Shadow Regulation: the Back-Room Threat to Digital Rights

spraci
  
EFF: Shadow Regulation: the Back-Room Threat to Digital Rights

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When a new law threatens to stifle online speech, to limit our use of the Internet, or allow others to control our digital devices, we can push back in a variety of ways—participating in formal consultations, calling or petitioning our representatives, exposing the proposal through the media, and bringing a legal challenge if the law passes, and so on. When individual companies threaten our rights, we also have options, ranging from boycotting that company, to "shaming" it into changing its practices, or if nothing else works, bringing a lawsuit or invoking regulatory action.

But what do we do when the same threats aren't the result of a law or the practices of an individual company, but the result of a private industry agreement? For example, agreements between copyright holders and Internet companies that give copyright holders the ability to effectively delete users' content from the Internet, and agreements on other topics such as hateful speech and terrorism that can be used to stifle lawful speech. Unlike laws, such agreements (sometimes also called codes, standard, principles, or guidelines) aren't developed with public input or accountability. As a result, users who are affected by them are often completely unaware that they even exist.

Even those who are aware of these agreements have few options for changing them, because users aren't a party to these private deals. They tend to cover multiple companies, so shaming or boycotting a single company isn't an option. And asking regulators to step in might not be possible either, because these agreements often have the active support of government officials who see them as a cheap and easy alternative to regulation.

Read the full article here:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/09/shadow-regulation-back-room-threat-digital-rights