Anyone here running slackware linux as a day to day desktop OS?

re: Politics in Spain, censorship, abortion 

Oops, I meant operating without complying to local regulations.

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re: Politics in Spain, censorship, abortion 

Browsing for "women on web spain" (which I should have done before posting) revealed this blog post.
The reason for the censorship seems to be revealed in a email from AEMPS stating that they are operating without a license, which is, from my point of view and considering that women on web isn't even an Spanish organization, kind of a BS reason for the blocking.

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re: Politics in Spain, censorship, abortion 

But anyway, I wanted to talk about another instance of censorship that I didn't know about, nor expect.

I'm sure that basically everyone knows about the situation with abortion in the United States by now, but I found out about an instance of censorship of abortion info in Spain that I never knew about, that happened 2 years before the stuff in the US happened.

In 2020, ISPs Movistar, Vodafone, MasMovil, Orange, Euskaltel, XFERA and CSUC censored, by various means, the website womenonweb.org, a website dedicated to abortion information in English, which is somewhat of an surprising target for censorship in Spain, given that the website is in English.

I actually had no idea this happened, and I have no idea in why they bothered with attempting to block access to that website instead of a website offering such info in Spanish. For context, abortion in Spain is currently opposed by mainly the political right to far-right.

Please, if anyone knows more about this feel free to contact me about this topic by email or mastodon DM.

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re: Politics in Spain, censorship 

I found out about the Pirate Bay blockades, which were as effective as you think they were.

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Politics in Spain, censorship 

I'm writing a post about Internet censorship and, among well known instances, I decided to include info on Internet censorship in my country.

I already knew that during the 2017 Catalonian independence referendum the official domain for the referendum as well as mirrors were censored mostly via DNS tampering.

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Have you ever wanted to be your own boss be your own cloud gaming service? Well, now you can. blueselene.com/2022/07/21/self

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when will people learn that "minting" ugly, randomly generated images on a huge, energy-guzzling list is absolutely worthless

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Isn't it super cool when a book you want to read is only legally available through Amazon as a DRM-infested ebook?

Today's post about how to watch Twitch using Streamlink has been sitting in the drafts for a while (since July 1st) (blueselene.com/2022/07/19/watc).
Watching Twitch this way also avoids ads. Twitch's web interface uses anti-adblocking measures, which means that sometimes, even with uBlock Origin, you might see ads, until uBlock blocks those ads, then Twitch circumvents the new blocks, repeat forever.
Streamlink avoids these ads by virtue of not using JavaScript in the first place.

I published yesterday's post under June instead of July. Oops.
Also committed quite a few grammar mistakes for such a small post. Not my best post, that's for sure.

Anyone knows how to properly use Mastodon iframe embeds?
Using {toot}/embed with /embed.js doesn't work, I think it's because the server sends the X-Frame-Options header with the ALLOWALL value, breaking embed.js's auto height setting.
I can set the height manually per status, but I'd rather not.

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Do you have a smart speaker?

I don't, and I'm contemplating doing a video about why I don't have one (and probably won't ever have one).

I'd love to hear perspectives (especially if you work in cybersecurity or a related field).

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Hi everyone:
I'm Alex, the writer of blueselene.com.
I once made 2 posts about the fediverse, covering Mastodon and Peertube specifically. I always thought social media wasn't really my thing, but today I thought, why not give it a try? I decided to go with this instance, as it has an active admin, I agree with the rules as well as well as their moderation decisions (the list of instances banned from this instance).
Hopefully I'll get along with the people here.

glaceon.social

A general fediverse instance for people who generally like pokemon at least a little bit. Newly registered users must be manually approved due to an increasing number of spam bots; if you look like a person, your account will be approved as soon as possible.