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    intresting read, though i would say RSS would not be that useful as a standalone social network, though. it does not scale well, as you subscribe to more people you will either have to sacrifice bandwidth, or how quickly you will see new feed items. another reason is if you use RSS as a standalone network, it would be difficult to find new feeds. RSS still works fine for what it was intended for though, subscribing to news websites and stuff.

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      intresting, i did not know that the color of the graph changes how one would perceive it.

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        sadly i do not have much processing power :(

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          we have joined the hivemind

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            Nice article! The git identity alias is sweet, maybe i’ll start doing this :D

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              TL;DR a catalog zone is a special zone where you maintain a list of your authoritative zones so that secondary servers can automagically discover new zones they have to replicate

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                TL;DR

                Protocol semantics (eg. ActivityStreams vocabulary) refer to namespaces by HTTP URIs. However these URIs can become unavailable or unreliable over time. Refering to specs by a hash of theirs allows for future-proof discovery and lessened ambiguity.

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                  nice tbh i assumed .tilde was the zone for tilde servers, but it appears it’s open for individuals to register a name!

                  maybe we could register my.tilde and distribute domain names in a more automated fashion such as netlib.re does?

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                    Something like this exists: https://tildegit.org/.tilde/.tilde but it would be nice to have something for publicly accessible subdomains.

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                      This hosting coop apparently populates forge repositories (on Gitlab) with the DNS zones for their clients, so people can update them directly via git.

                      Can’t wait to see something like this in the tildeverse!

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                        That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

                        All joking aside, this is a continuation of a discussion on Tilde.town IRC. I did a poor job of supporting my argument (SEE: title of this post) and I felt that the author of the article did a better job of defending my argument than I did myself. I hope that the folks I was discussing this with take a look at this article and see why I came to the conclusion I did.

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                          Isn’t the title of this article “The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers”?

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                            I wonder if paywalls on news sites make more business sense when those sites are modernly classified more as “entertainment” than “educational”. I think “the news” has come a long way from just a rich dude with a printing press wanting to make his opinion known to the masses.

                            Personally, I sometimes use free or not as a single metric for determining if something is more for education & public awareness or entertainment.

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                              Seriously. I remember being fascinated with the concept when I first heard about it around 2000-2001.

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                                Well, I guess lhc@home is another good one, or folding@home.

                                Man, this feels like a chapter in computing history coming to a close.

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                                  Sure. Hit up #.tilde on tilde.chat :)

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                                    Do you think it’d be possible to have pi.tilde? :)

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                                      did you mean to attach a link to the survey?

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                                        Or pilde.tilde

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                                          what about pi.tilde