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 (14 hours ago)

(#3qbo22q) But I guess you have more important things to do with your time. Sorry for cluttering your feed.

 (21 hours ago)

(#3qbo22q) @prologic@twtxt.net I landed a tech job a month before lockdown. All my mates from care work got it. Crazy lucky for me.

And, I’d heard about a riot; didn’t realise it’s been three! D:

 (21 hours ago)

(#3qbo22q) It’s such a *%&#show, and governments share the lion’s share of the blame, as far as I’m concerned. It was another thing to be gamed for their advantage, until it was too late.

And don’t even get me started on their complete abdication of the responsibility to inform their constituency, in a timely, clear, and concise fashion.

Utterly shameful. Five minutes on Session or Telegram makes me mad enough to eat my phone. And I can’t blame the doubters.

 (21 hours ago)

(#3qbo22q) That said, I too believe that this will be incorporated into a jab, like influenza, to be fought in perpetuity. And people won’t take it. And they’ll sneeze all over public transport. And continue to endanger the vulnerable all around us. :-(

 (21 hours ago)

(#3qbo22q) And the possibility of the vaccinated continuing to spread the disease is the CDC (and others?) being cautious, as I understand it. The trials focused on vaccine efficacy, unsurprisingly, so they’re suggesting belt and braces until that testing is completed.

 (21 hours ago)

(#3qbo22q) The rushed theory is false, as I understand it. They’ve been working on coronaviruses for a long time, and were largely successful in conducting in parallel many of the steps that were done sequentially in slower times.


@prologic@twtxt.net (#oeax64a) Good points, on all fronts. :-) Not suggesting we need redundancy, btw; just that it’s a part of resiliency, itself often part of a decentralised network that has some sort of service level agreement, or similar expectation.


(#oeax64a) That said, though, there is no redundancy whatsoever. I haven’t spent enough time in this space to know how much redundancy/replication and federation are supposed to be a part of any and all things decentralised. I mean, there’s a network’s ability to sustain attack on its infrastructure, and then there’s its ability to maintain the pseudonymity of its clients, writ large and under such attacks. So, in a nutshell, maybe I am using the term incorrectly when talking about yarn.social. :-P


@lyxal@twtxt.net (#oeax64a) Nice! I’ve had that ‘push-back’ about decentralisation as well, in response to my using it with yarn.social. I wouldn’t say, by extension, that all open source projects could then fall under that definition, since, starting with the simplest argument, not all projects are code that’s to be self-hosted and publicly-facing. But, even beyond that, many of those projects won’t be designed to ‘federate’, in the loosest sense. And I think yarn.social does federate in that sense, and is therefore a valid example of a decentralised social platform.