#indieweb 2019-11-25

2019-11-25 UTC
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jbove
What is icann?
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Loqi
ICANN is a global organization that is responsible for running the Domain Name Service root name servers and is also responsible for the assignment of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses https://indieweb.org/ICANN
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jbove
This tweet made me realize that we really donโ€™t own our domain names, we lease them
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@AmeliasBrain
Web standards nerds like to talk about how Cool URLs Don't Change & how you should Own Your Content on your own website instead of posting through a service. But you don't own a web domain. You lease it. And the international organization that actually owns it is for-profit. https://twitter.com/ossia/status/1197950543706112001
(twitter.com/_/status/1197976221050490880)
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aaronpk
yes, pretty sure we say that on the wiki in a few places
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aaronpk
or at least it comes up in conversations at IWCs all the time
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aaronpk
I *am* looking forward to the day there's a reasonable alternative to DNS that isn't also a worse user experience than the current domain name system is. we're definitely not there yet though.
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jbove
This sounds like an ideal blockchain implementation use case.
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aaronpk
๐Ÿ˜ญ lol no
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aaronpk
I said *not* a worse user experience heh
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aaronpk
besides, it already exists https://www.namecoin.org
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jbove
Haha. Yeah. Gotcha. Hashes are not super memorable :-)
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jbove
Thanks for pointing to namecoin. Unfortunate name.
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jbove
What is namecoin?
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Loqi
Namecoin is a bitcoin fork which was created to handle, buy and manage .bit decentralized domains https://indieweb.org/namecoin
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jbove
needs to go back to bed. Baby woke.
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GWG_
Morning
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jbove
Morning GMT
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GWG_
The timezone?
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jbove
Thanks for the pointes to namecoin and its issues.
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jbove
Yes :-)
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jbove
I will rephrase: Morning everyone in or near GMT
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jbove
Morning to you GWG_
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jbove
Are you still in Germany?
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GWG_
I really need to get rid of the _
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GWG_
No, Dublin
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GWG_
Flight home this afternoon
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jbove
How was the event? Sorry I couldn't attend.
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jbove
Does Jacky's site seem down to you too? https://v2.jacky.wtf/
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jacky
it is
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jacky
my DNS isn't resolving at the moment
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jacky
I'm working on it
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[tantek]
there is nothing about blockchain that is ideal in anyway except perhaps to organized crime
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[tantek]
blockchain--
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Loqi
blockchain has -2 karma over the last year
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cweiske
that's not true. if the crime was organized, it would not need a blockchain. if someone would follow your line, then it would be for unorganized crime.
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[tantek]
nope they need it to reduce their exposure to state level actors
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cweiske
the blockchain makes it publicly visible
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[tantek]
the transaction, not the identity
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[tantek]
they also count on it being irreversible. transfer, burn identities, rinse, repeat.
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cweiske
previously, even the transactions were not visible.
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@KateFlood
PSA - if you added your mobile number when you joined instagram, it's not private. Anyone that follows you can access it and contact you via Whatsapp. What the actual fuck https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKKajvpXsAUt8RJ.jpg
(twitter.com/_/status/1198690400489398272)
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Loqi
ok, I added "https://twitter.com/KateFlood/status/1198690400489398272?s=20" to the "See Also" section of /Instagram https://indieweb.org/wiki/index.php?diff=66672&oldid=66196
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[tantek]
phonenumbers--
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Loqi
phonenumbers has -1 karma in this channel over the last year (-2 in all channels)
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[tantek]
phonenumber--
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Loqi
phonenumber has -1 karma over the last year
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[manton]
Looking through the notes from the photo session at IWC Berlin, I'm reminded of https://mirrorproject.com. I can't believe it's still online! What a great archive.
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GWG_
Hi, [manton]
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GWG_
[manton]: How goes the Indiewebbing?
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[manton]
Good! Was just trying to catch up a little on how Berlin went over the weekend. Plenty of IndieWeb things to work on. ๐Ÿ™‚
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GWG_
[manton]: The video is something that I will try to get uploaded soon
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[tantek]
Switching to meta
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