Saidit now has over 3000 registered users! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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3000 joined users over about 15 months = 200 new users a month on average. Pretty good!

You can see the sub with the most subscriptions yourself at www.saidit.net/s/

"If they took all the Drugs, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Caffeine off the market for six days..." Dick Gregory by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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They used to say religion is the opiate of the masses, but I think opiates are the opiates of the masses...

We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film) HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT. GET. IN. HERE. by Vigte in videos

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In the US when you are automatically registered for the military draft, they send you a post card informing you about it, and a Gillette razor.

Gillette has been embedded in agenda-driven top-level policy for some time now.

Decentralizing SaidIt by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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I like the .net you added in the logo, nice. Mind if we use that?

As far as the decentralization, I think this is the current plan as far as I've thought of it:

Hard fork of ethereum (or a similar coin, able to store data). Integrate the saidit site code and data in to the blockchain. Then anyone who hosts the blockchain for saiditcoin, is hosting saidit.

Then IPFS hosts a static html page that points at the blockchain to load from it. Then a URL and DNS can point to that static page.

What do you think?

The Right to Repair Movement Fights Planned Obsolescence by useless_aether in Preppers

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I really support this "right to repair".

France passed a law last year where manufacturers are required to label products with their expected lifespan, as to cut down on planned obsolescence, and to create more informed consumers. I thought that was a smart law.

Let’s start a cult that brainwashes us into thinking for ourselves by dcjogger in news

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I think science education was supposed to do that. The scientific method and all.

Also the buddha said "Do not trust anything, even if I say it. Verify it and test it for yourself."

So that idea is definitely out there, but I agree it could use some bolstering in the popular culture.

Vizio exec: we'd have to charge a premium on "dumb" TVs to make up for the money we'll lose by not spying on you by useless_aether in privacy

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Yeah I figured as much, since literally like 90% of TVs became smart TVs overnight. Same as those amazon echo listening devices. There's a reason the're so cheap and ubiquitous. Same with the Nest thermostats. I don't know why in the fuck a thermostat needs an internet connection.

It’s the Sixth Anniversary of the death of our friend, Aaron Swartz by salvia_d in conspiracy

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Your code lives on through saidit, thank you Aaron

"If they took all the Drugs, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Caffeine off the market for six days..." Dick Gregory by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Religion can bring geniuine happiness

I'd agree for some spirituality can bring peace, but religion is just the dogma of spirituality imo

Dr Phil Exposes Pedogate On Mainstream Media by TheWebOfSlime in TheWebOfSlime

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Who is this woman? This is amazing they're even touching this subject. The cynical side of me thinks this is a limited hangout. Pretty shocking video if this is all true...

I kind of agree with this comment too:

this is a psyop meant to demoralize the masses and bring civil unrest to usher in martial law. of course this stuff happens but the question is why are they televising this on mainstream media when we all know who owns the media. they don't just want you to know its happening but to think about it as well

Or this could be a real leak. I did read comments saying that after this episode they stopped airing Dr. Phil in the Netherlands

We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film) HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT. GET. IN. HERE. by Vigte in videos

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The comments are a gold mine - the account is even deleting comments.

Yeah they are, and the top new comments all are less than 30 mins old, even now 22 hours later!

Vizio exec: we'd have to charge a premium on "dumb" TVs to make up for the money we'll lose by not spying on you by useless_aether in privacy

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so you can heat up your home just before you arrive

My thermostat is 20 years old and has a "time of day schedule" to do this.

Airbnb makes sense though, although the people could just turn it up themselves when they arrive, and that's a pretty limited use-case. A normal person doesn't need remote control of their home thermostat imo, especially when it comes at the cost of probably being spied on all day

Saidit now has over 3000 registered users! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I promote saidit on reddit, in threads where people are complaining about reddit deleting something or locking something, I simply comment "try out saidit.net" with a working link they can click

That usually gets +5 upvotes, which means about 50 views or so. But it all depends on context, it's important to find places where people are really pissed at reddit, and then offer them an alternative

Congress Needs to Cancel Trump’s Blank Check for War by dcjogger in politics

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The president has no authority to strike Syria without congressional authorization.

That ship sailed like 30 years ago. I agree, but at this particular horse has been beaten to smithereens.

But this blank check for endless war undercuts the Constitution, and that is just one of the reasons Congress needs to step up now to challenge Trump’s scheming to launch unauthorized military strikes against Syria.

Just like the democratic congress did against Bush, and the republican congress did against Clinton... It never ends. No progress is being made. Party politics is not a useful way to drive forward anti-war policy, since war seems to be one of the ideas congress can come to a consensus on, which of course relates to how these politicians get their funding.

I agree with the article, aside from the obvious pro-democrat bias. But it smacks of naivete. It seems to be written by a person who thinks that if we just play the party politics game harder we will move in an anti-war direction.

But in reality, the democrats are more pro-war than the republicans these days! https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-12/us-military-occupations-now-supported-far-more-democrats-republicans

The author seems to be still caught in the team vs team football game, rooting for one side, not realizing the military-industrial complex is funding both sides and voting for one of the main two parties will not end this.

I imagine I would be frustrated if it weren't so typical of modern news media.

Am I automatically subscribed to new subs when they are made? by happysmash27 in SaidIt

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I think the standard model is the best, there's a set of standard subs that new members are subscribed to and no auto subscribe. This encourage the culture of subs the admins promote through a curated "default" set.

Yeah that's not a bad idea. We originally included everything to make sure that no one missed anything, since the community was so tiny back then. However we also then later put the /home page (which is a copy of /all with just a few subs like s/ads removed) as the front page to accomplish the same thing, so on reflection I suppose it is a bit redundant. I'd be OK using the more standard model as long as /home (basically mirroring /all) is the front page still, like you said.

We might just change the policy for new users and leave existing users unaffected. I think that'd be the easiest way to make that change if we were to do so.

So we're talking about changing these two things exactly:

  1. Have a small set of default subs that new users are subscribed to, instead of them being subscribed to all subs

  2. Create a 'auto-subscribe to new subs' checkbox in user preferences

I think we could do that. Item 1 is easy to change, I could do it in 10 mins if I have the list of subs that should be default. We'll have to decide on that I guess. Like /s/pics and /s/technology and /s/worldpolitics and /s/worldnews and /s/news... something like that. Maybe 20-30 in total?

Item 2 will take a little work, probably going to need d3rr's help for that one

WTC7: "Dangerous fuel generator pumped diesel fuel throughout the building, against fire-code and insurance company request", "Directly lead to aggravation of fire damage and collapse of the building" by Vigte in 911truth

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I agree, there was no "explosion" involving fire in WTC7, so this theory doesn't make sense. Kind of disappointed it's getting so many upvotes when it so obviously is wrong

Saidit.net — January 9, 2018 — F-droid app release now available by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Nice work!

Decentralizing SaidIt by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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Cool! My only concern as far as integrating it in to the page is that the logo might be too tall to fit, but we can mess with that later