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What were you using a headless browser for in the old day?




Here’s one I ended up going with, it worked very well: https://github.com/claudehohl/Stikked

Looks like the demo is currently offline though


That part really does stand out… though it sounds like the virus itself makes a way for itself to use PowerShell, not that it has to be already installed?


There is a screenshot in the repository


They’re going to be selling it on 3.5" floppies… sign me up




Ad blockers are for personal safety. How can something expressly for personal safety be considered piracy?


Yeah, there was something quirky with lite.qwant.com results that made it unusable… Will want to check on it again soon


“and may fuel violence” … While this part is an absurd notion, your post otherwise brings up a great point… I guess you kind of create the community you want to see?

What I believe Reddit originally did when it started was (1) allow everything, but (2) create the illusion that a large audience liked certain things more than others… Is that right or wrong? Obviously Reddit is 100% complete shit now, but it didn’t used to be!

I hope more people chime in on this conversation… I’m currently trying to run a platform for events, and I create a filter for religious events… But it’s because those tend to be “spammy” or highly mundane… also an eye sore for me… people have the option to filter them back in, but I think about something similar to what you asked

I think I personally try to draw the line at “spam”. I want quality, simply


Could be worth starting by installing DavX5 and follow the prompts to check out the options… I use Baikal with DavX5: https://sabre.io/baikal/


At some point years ago Facebook started defaulting to relatives/family algorithmically. This is extremely biased and problematic. It makes a lot of sensitive assumptions, as everyone’s family structure is different. So “devastating” is a good choice of words.


I feel like most of those examples tend towards inherently immoral and wrong…

E.g., no news is actually urgent, and algorithmic friend sorting is wrong – serendipity is correct

Regarding informative articles, in that context there are keywords for searching

I think the only way that we’ll start getting remotely close to something moral is with fine-grained controls that will let us know exactly why an algorithm chooses what it does



Even if it’s easy to use, still have to convince them to install something new… You already know that part will be possible?


The 24 hour lifespan of posts is definitely a weak spot of reddit, from numerous angles… Poor moderation and cowardly shadowbanning exacerbate the issue… And locking posts within like 6 months… terrible platform

It makes sense that a post could maintain a pace for more than a day, or regain activity