@alex for those that can get subsidized/free/stolen electricity (and also have no scruples/morals), there is not such thing as negative profitability.
Our #foss project team is *very* motivated to do the right thing, and we need your input and help 🙏
1st question: What's your preferred forge?
@sneak I believe that this is mostly playing with hypotheticals, because experience is showing that the intersection of "people willing to pay for these services" and "trolls and incels with too much time on their hand" is pretty small. Given that I am not catering to them, they are not coming.
To answer the question, *if* they did come I wouldn't cut off anyone running an instance on their own domain. Users with accounts on the main communick domain, Silver Rule applies.
@sneak servers are hosted in Germany, the policy is to only remove content if required by court order. But the TOS is admittedly vague because I do not want to market it on a "Free Speech is an absolute value" message and end up with a Gab/Parler/Voat in my hands.
@sneak Maybe, but not why "two thirds of a million"?
@sneak I get the point, but why the bad math (three quarter of a million dollars -- 666k)?
So, I'm going back to have a big, proper workstation under my desk. My laptop's battery failed last week and I realized that I haven't used it for any "portable" computing anyway. I am not a fan of multi-monitor setups and it always felt like a waste to have such a nice-but-small screen from the laptop closed and put aside out of the way.
After a few weeks of back-and-forth, Stripe reinstated my account that I was using to connect with the Github Sponsors project.
The reason they gave to canceling was the account was used in activities related to cryptocurrency - when the truth is that I am asking for sponsorships to work on Hub20, my cryptocurrency payment gateway project.
At least they put it back and admitted the error, but man if this is not a terrific example of why crypto is needed in the first place.
Everyday life in Germany - dull, gray, culturally and morally bankrupt, how hard they make it hard for individuals to take chances and prosper - makes me always dream of spend more time and invest in Brazil.
Hear news from Brazil, and all I can feel is the desperation in feeling how that country is *never* going to change. So much potential, all of it wasted.
Then I buy more crypto and talk to the wife about the possibility of moving to some island on the Mediterranean.
I knew that Moxie was full of shit after I read his infamous "ecosystem is moving" piece, and this sort of threw me away from Signal.
Reading https://drewdevault.com/2018/08/08/Signal.html, made me realize *how* full of shit the man is. Refusing to release signal clients on F-Droid? Outright shutting down any attempt at federation? Not releasing the server code for months? How can anyone take him seriously ?
@sneak, I didn't see any bashing, only warnings against its centralization. In any case let me know how your DDOSd service is working out for you now ;)
@cassidyjames Have you looked into Brave Creators program? People can schedule a monthly donation of the tokens they receive by opting in to receive ads. If you verify your github profile/website/identity, let me know.
Few things tell me more about the decline of America than checking HackerNews and realizing how much it changed.
The place supposed to be flooding with non-conformists and individuals who want to challenge the status quo, reduced to a forum with discussions about whether we should just stick with the convenience with of subjugating to Apple/Google or if we should ask for Government to come and save us from ourselves.
Any message in the contrary gets downvoted to oblivion.
@alex that's awesome, I didn't know they were doing this. I wonder why they don't accept coins, though. Probably harder to detect fake coins?
One of the use-cases I hope to see for Lightning and Raiden networks is in coin and vending machines. If these machines start accepting payments and also being able to dispense small amounts, they could become effectively tiny ATMs and the vending machine companies would save in value transfers.
@testrjo what happens if I send you a message here? :D
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