[-] [email protected] 2 points 20 hours ago

Color can provide useful context. For example, in the case of this image, imagine if in a thread about it there was some discussion of the ripeness of the yuzu fruit.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 23 hours ago* (last edited 22 hours ago)

Mattermost isn't e2ee, but if the server is run by someone competent and they're allowed to see everything anyway (eg it's all group chat, and they're in all the groups) then e2ee isn't as important as it would be otherwise as it is only protecting against the server being compromised (a scenario which, if you're using web-based solutions which do have e2ee, also leads to circumvention of it).

If you're OK with not having e2ee, I would recommend Zulip over Mattermost. Mattermost is nice too though.

edit: oops, i see you also want DMs... Mattermost and Zulip both have them, but without e2ee. 😢

I could write a book about problems with Matrix, but if you want something relatively easy and full featured with (optional, and non-forward-secret) e2ee then it is probably your best bet today.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 days ago

you don't see any downside to nuclear escalation?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago

i left a comment about the origin of that saying in the cross-post of this thread. (i think the privacy/security/achieve version you posted is much better than the original one which said "deserve neither Liberty nor Safety".)

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

It only became legal in New York in 2022. Perhaps today most people in the US do live in states where it is legal, but that doesn't mean they live near a theater that actually does it. This article from a year ago says the largest chain, AMC, has a bar in the lobby of 300 (of their 593 in the US, according to wikipedia) locations but that some of them don't let you bring a beer into the theater. The second-largest chain, Regal Cinemas, was only serving alcohol in 80 of their 511 locations as of last year.

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What’s the old saying, Ben Franklin said it if I remember right?

Those who would give up freedom in exchange for security deserve neither and will lose both.

The original phrasing was "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." but Franklin didn't mean what most people quoting it today assume that he meant. (The author of that article is contemptible imo, being the sort of person who often writes things similar to the NYT Opinion piece which this thread is about, but I think his analysis of this particular quote is probably correct. You can read Franklin's original use of the phrase in context here.)

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[-] [email protected] 59 points 3 days ago

The basis of this joke is the Simplified-vs-Traditional character sets for Chinese languages, but, there actually is a thing called Basic English which is sometimes called Simple English and which is used on the Simple English Wikipedia.

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image descriptionStandard "they don't know" meme format, featuring line art of "That Feel Guy" wearing a party hat standing in a corner while other people are dancing. An image of an icosahedron formed by three mutually perpendicular golden ratio rectangles sits in front of That Feel Guy. The caption text says "They don't know that three mutually perpendicular golden ratio rectangles, with edges connecting their corners, form a regular icosahedron."

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Regular_icosahedron&oldid=1219666251#Construction

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image descriptionStandard "they don't know" meme format, featuring line art of "That Feel Guy" wearing a party hat standing in a corner while other people are dancing. An image of an icosahedron formed by three mutually perpendicular golden ratio rectangles sits in front of That Feel Guy. The caption text says "They don't know that three mutually perpendicular golden ratio rectangles, with edges connecting their corners, form a regular icosahedron."

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Regular_icosahedron&oldid=1219666251#Construction

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 days ago

Meanwhile, people at many/most movie theaters in the US:

"You Guys Are Getting Paid" meme with caption "you guys are getting beer in movie theaters?"

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image descriptionAn infographic titled “How To Write Alt Text” featuring a photo of a capybara. Parts of alt text are divided by color, including "identify who", "expression", "description", "colour", and "interesting features". The finished description reads “A capybara looking relaxed in a hot spa. Yellow yuzu fruits are floating in the water, and one is balanced on the top of the capybara’s head.”

via https://www.perkins.org/resource/how-write-alt-text-and-image-descriptions-visually-impaired/

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[-] [email protected] 34 points 5 days ago

"First-term state Rep. Roger Wilder, R-Denham Springs, who sponsored the child labor measure and owns Smoothie King franchises across the Deep South, said he filed the bill in part because children want to work without having to take lunch breaks."

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-children-yearn-for-the-mines

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today is the deadline for the United States to provide diplomatic assurances to the High Court of the UK prior to the next hearing on May 20

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