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re: pdx, the protest
reports im seeing describe the counterprotest as a raucous success, full of enthusiasm and joy and people in all kinds of delightful costumes ranging from unicorns to bananas to radical “white flour” bakery rp... and of course our comrades in black with shields and medics 👍
the fash left within hours of arriving.
@tastytea thanks for the details!
Yeah, I think I'll stick to domain blocks and the occasional user-agent nginx block for now
I wouldn't mind doing IP blocks, but I'd like a way to easily set the block, and then have the software remind me in a month (or something) to check if the IP still needs to be blocked, or if it's used by someone else now
ok, i found this documentation: https://docs.joinmastodon.org/usage/moderation/#blocking-by-ip
and this GH issue that i dont have the energy to read through at the moment: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/10221
seems like the answer to my questions are
1. yes, IP block can (and probably do) have collateral damage
2. if you are actively being targeted, it seems like an IP block is still worth it
3. this isn't a masto/fedi specific problem, it is an issue with IP addresses themselves
With the various blocking efforts (archivers, spammers, gab, etc.) a technique I've seen recommended the last year has been IP-level blocks.
I haven't done this b.c. I am worried about accidentily blocking an IP block that is a cloud host (digital ocean, aws, etc) especially bc with cloud hosting those IPs get recycled
Isn't this the whole idea behind "domain fronting"¹
also what's the gain over domain blocks?
I'm not good at Follow Fridays, but if you are in the Pacific Northwest you should give @Moss a follow request
They do great follow-friday threads with PNW locals to fill up your feed with (which I really enjoy, even if it is *very* weird for me to see a fedi person IRL just going about town)
this shit is bananas
'Amazon’s Online Bezos Brigade Unleashed On Twitter'
deleted that previous toot to keep it from propagating
video of seattle police arresting a 13 year old kid for a climate change protest
are you kidding me, someone CALLED the police on these kids
it's not like they were planting bombs on a pipeline, this was a very non-action symbolic protest and even that was too much for people in seattle
Lindsay Ellis has a new video up and I love how she calls these "hot takes" when they are actually the opposite of the trash that comes out of the likes of the atlantic.
A lot of time and research put into actual film/television theory and media critique that can be used as a way to think critically about power and art and how it affects actual humans
"The Last of the Game of Thrones Hot Takes" | by Lindsay Ellis
@denikombucha I mean there is SO MUCH going on in that photo, but all I keep playing over and over in my head is the conversation to coordinate their outfits.
"Hey, bro, want to go down to the pier today and hang"
"For sure my man 🤙"
"Wait, what you planning on wearing??"
@denikombucha I just read this 😆
this bit made me spit my coffee:
" The only real angry shirts of the period were worn by activists, who, though justified in their rage at an unequal system, had the foresight to stick with concise slogans like “BLACK POWER” rather than “Don’t talk to me before I have my coffee. I am a bomb-maker for the Weather Underground.”"
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rape ment, police perpetuating sexual violence, #NoMeCuidanMeViolan
After police raped two teenage girls, feminists in CDMX had an amazing demo where they smashed up the reception desk of the Attorney General Of Mexico, tagged walls around police headquarters, and directly targeted police as perpetrators of sexual violence
#NoMeCuidanMeViolan means “they don’t protect me, they rape me”
The photos are incredible
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