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submitted 1 month ago by Deebster@programming.dev to c/home_automation

cross-posted from: https://poptalk.scrubbles.tech/post/567593

I'm not really big on "let's make a movement", but this independent dev has been hit with a cease-and-desist from making a FOSS Home Assistant addon for their Haier air conditioners.

Haier claims that they are losing out on millions of dollars due to this plugin which... lets you control their air conditions from home assistant. They haven't bothered to explain how that's possibly worth millions of dollars - they're just claiming it.

So of course they hit the Streisand button and are demanding that he takes it down. He of course is complying... in a couple of days. Maybe you see where this is going.

It would be an absolute shame if any of you just happened to create a fork, or clone the code, or mirror it in your own instance. An absolute shame.

Just so everyone here knows which repositories NOT to clone or fork, here are the two links:

and please, don't repost this anywhere, or share it in other communities, or anything like that. It's a shame that so many people already know and are making clones. I'm just letting you know so you don't do anything like telling others who may make their own copies.

(sidenote: Haier owns GE Appliance, so for our American folks it may affect you folks too)

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Lemmyonline is back! (self.lemmyonline)
submitted 5 months ago by rikudou to c/lemmyonline

Lemmyonline.com is back under a new owner! In the coming days I'll be migrating the servers etc. but other than that, everything should stay the same, so feel free to enjoy the instance as you used to!

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submitted 6 months ago by Granixo@feddit.cl to c/turbocharged

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submitted 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by xtremeownage to c/lemmyonline

As promised, if I brought the instance offline, I would give you a heads up in advance.

Here are the reasons for me coming to this decision-

Moderation / Administration

Lemmy has absolutely ZERO administration tools, other then the ability to create a report. This, makes it extremely difficult to properly administer anything.

As well, other then running reports and queries against the local database manually, I literally do not have insight into anything. I can't even see a list of which users are registered on this instance, without running a query on the database.

Personal Liability

I host lemmyonline.com on some of my personal infrastructure. It shares servers, storage, etc. It is powered via my home solar setup, and actually doesn't cost much to keep online.

However- for a project which compensates me exactly $0.00 USD (No- I still don't take donations). It is NOT worth the additional liability I am taking on.

That liability being- currently trolls/attackers are literally uploading child-porn to lemmy. Thumbnails and content gets synced to this instance. At that point, I am on the hook for this content. This, also goes back to the problem of literally having basically no moderation capabilities either.

Once something is posted, it is sent everywhere.

Here in the US, they like to send no-knock raids out. That is no-bueno.

Project Inefficiencies

One issue I have noticed, every single image/thumbnail, appears to get cached by pictrs. This data is never cleaned up, never purged.... so, it will just keep growing, and growing. The growth, isn't drastic, around 10-30G of new data per week- however, this growth isn't going to be sustainable, especially due to again- this project compensates me nothing. While- hosting 100G of content, isn't going to be a problem. When we start looking 1T, 10T, etc.... That costs money.

Its not as simple as tossing another disk into my cluster. The storage needs redundancy. So, you need multiple disks there.

Then, you need backups. A few more disks here.

Then, we need offsite backups. These cost $/TB stored.

I don't mind hosting putting some resources up front to host something that takes a nominal amount of resources. However- based on my stats, its going to continue to grow forever as there is no purge/timeout/lifespan attached to these objects.

I don't enjoy lemmy enough to want to put up with the above headaches.

Lets face it. You have already seen me complain about the general negativity around lemmy.

The quality of content here, just isn't the same. I have posted lots of interesting content to try and get collaboration going. But, it just doesn't happen.

I just don't see nearly as much interesting content, as I want to interact with.

Summary-

I get no benefit from hosting lemmy online. It was a fun side project for a while. I refuse to attempt to monetize it as well.

As such, since I don't enjoy it, and the process of keeping on top of the latest attacks for the week is time consuming, and boresome, The plan is simple.

The servers will go offline 2023-09-04.

If you wish to migrate your account to another instance-

Here is a tool recently released.

https://github.com/gusVLZ/lemmy_handshake

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Pictrs disabled (self.lemmyonline)
submitted 6 months ago by xtremeownage to c/lemmyonline

A heads up....

Since, attackers/etc are now uploading CSAM (child porn....) to lemmy, which gets federated to other instances....

Because I really don't want any reason for the feds to come knocking on my door, as of this time, pictrs is now disabled.

This means.... if you try to post an image, it will fail. As well, you will notice other issues potentially.

Driver for this: https://lemmyonline.com/post/454050

This- is a hobby for me. Given the complete and utter lack of moderation tools to help me properly filter content, the nuclear approach is the only approach here.

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New Member (self.new_members)
submitted 6 months ago by hurricane155 to c/new_members

Hello great community! Glad to be a part of it

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submitted 6 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged
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Negativity on Lemmy (self.lemmyonline)
submitted 6 months ago by xtremeownage to c/lemmyonline

I am just wondering... is it me- or is there a LOT of just general negativity here.

Every other post I see is...

  1. America is bad.
  2. Capitalism is bad. Socialism/Communism is good.
  3. If you don't like communism, you are a fascist nazi.

Honestly, it's kind of killing my mood with Lemmy. There are a few decent communities/subs here, but, the quality of content appears to be falling.

I mean, FFS. It can't just be me that is noticing this. It honestly feels like I am supporting a communist platform here.

I am on social media to post and read about things related to technology, automation, race cars, etc.

Every other technology post, is somebody bashing on Elon Musk (actually- that is deserved), or talking about Reddit (Let it go. Seriously. We are here, it is there).

On my hobby of liking racecars, I guess, half of the people on lemmy feel it is OK to vandalize a car for being too big.... and car hate culture is pretty big.

All of this is really turning off my mood regarding lemmy.

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submitted 6 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged
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submitted 6 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged

Well... That didn't last long...

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submitted 6 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged
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"Lawnmower" clutch on a car (www.youtube.com)
submitted 6 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged
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LemmyOnline Updated to 0.18.4 (self.lemmyonline)
submitted 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by xtremeownage to c/lemmyonline

Sorry for the ~30 seconds of downtime earlier, however, we are now updated to version 0.18.4.

Base Lemmy Changes:

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/compare/0.18.3...0.18.4

Lemmy UI Changes:

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/compare/0.18.3...0.18.4

Official patch notes: https://join-lemmy.org/news/2023-08-08_-_Lemmy_Release_v0.18.4

Lemmy

  • Fix fetch instance software version from nodeinfo (#3772)
  • Correct logic to meet join-lemmy requirement, don’t have closed signups. Allows Open and Applications. (#3761)
  • Fix ordering when doing a comment_parent type list_comments (#3823)

Lemmy-UI

  • Mark post as read when clicking “Expand here” on the preview image on the post listing page (#1600) (#1978)
  • Update translation submodule (#2023)
  • Fix comment insertion from context views. Fixes #2030 (#2031)
  • Fix password autocomplete (#2033)
  • Fix suggested title " " spaces (#2037)
  • Expanded the RegEx to check if the title contains new line caracters. Should fix issue #1962 (#1965)
  • ES-Lint tweak (#2001)
  • Upgrading deps, running prettier. (#1987)
  • Fix document title of admin settings being overwritten by tagline and emoji forms (#2003)
  • Use proper modifier key in markdown text input on macOS (#1995)
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Burn, Reddit (self.new_members)
submitted 6 months ago by feugnis to c/new_members

Lemmy for life

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submitted 6 months ago by xtremeownage to c/home_automation
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submitted 7 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged
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submitted 7 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged
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submitted 7 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged

Nothing fancy or dramatic. Just- tuning the idle.

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submitted 7 months ago by xtremeownage to c/turbocharged

Very interesting youtube channel. Fellow takes a car, puts a weird engine in it, and then tweaks and tweaks to maximize hp and fuel economy.

Currently working on a renault with a lawnmower engine. Previously, had a saturn with a 3 cyl kubota diesel. Got 80+ mph./

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submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by Granixo@feddit.cl to c/turbocharged

The King of Underground Racing vs Mitsubishi's Flagship car

Which one is better and why?

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submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by Granixo@feddit.cl to c/turbocharged

It's not quite ugly, yet not quite pretty.

Not quite hard to master, yet not the easiest.

It's not quite slow, yet not quite fast. (although it has a 216 HP engine, which is useful when going uphill)

It's a car, i guess.

So if you know someone who owns one of these, congrat them since they have... eh... a car!!

Ok, now seriously i know there are quite a number of folks out there that have a fonding for this one, and that's okay.

I just don't find it that much, interesting.

But it seems to be quite popular when it comes to Drag Racing. And i unironically believe this car would look good and stylish hanging out with VW Beetles, Mini Coopers and the like.

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submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by Granixo@feddit.cl to c/turbocharged

233 HP, take it or leave it.

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submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by Granixo@feddit.cl to c/turbocharged

Should i say more? Just look at it!

You wouldn't think this fancy sedan holds 447HP as stock would you?

Well it does. And it also looks and drives like a charm. It's expensive to get and maintain, but for the true car enjoyer, it's well worth the price.

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submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by Granixo@feddit.cl to c/turbocharged

I really like the Lotus Elise, but there's something about Vauxhall's version that just really captivates my attention.

Max (Theoretical) Power: 195 HP

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submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by Granixo@feddit.cl to c/turbocharged

And that's just for the starter cars.

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Lemmy Online

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Free, Open source. No Ads. No trackers.

Hosted in EU. No spez. Come and chat!

Home Automation, Software Development. And a bit of welding / machining.

Rules

  1. No racism
  2. No hate speech
  3. No spam
  4. Don't be an asshole.

The server

The server itself, is currently hosted on Hetzner cloud.

Don't believe the instance numbers below.

Other

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