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Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

The Truth Vs. Alex Jones

The Truth vs. Alex Jones is a 2024 American documentary film, directed and produced by Dan Reed. It follows families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, taking radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to court for spreading lies about the shooting.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/26087/the-truth-vs-alex-jones/

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Such a shame the total solar eclipse was not visible in Europe...but well you can see some super amazing photos on https://tromnews.com/photos/ :) - here is my favorite:

I love our TROMnews website...I visit it every single day.

#eclipse #news #science #photography #astrophotgraphy



Some people still think that humans, or other creatures, are born one way or another. But is that true? See https://videos.trom.tf/w/2EPQXShdHCrKPfgLLCXWbc

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Civilians and aid workers killed in Gaza: "Is this a war against Hamas or a war against civilians?" https://invidious.privacydev.net/watch?v=W6FAdhkzWz8

#Israel #gaza #war #doctorswithoutborders

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One is a billionaire who is selling all of his books, the other one is a quite-broke human who has the courage and decency to provide her book online for free. Trade-Free. No ads, no data collection, no subscribe-here-to-read bullshit.

That's the world in which we live. The ones who make a fortune are trained and incentivized to not even share their "must read" books for free, despite having so much wealth.

Oh look, Bill Gates released a book about "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster"! It must be important.... so it is worth 18$ to read.

Grab @Sasha 's book from here https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/book/ - she also talks a lot about Climate Change, solutions, and a new kind of worldview.

#gates #climatechange #capitalism #TradeRuinsEverything #climate #billionaires

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I would never take climate advice from Bill Gates or any billionaire for that matter.
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does Bill yet again promote nuclear power which is expensive and can be controlled by the few? Or has he learned that renewables are the way.


Welcome to planet Earth. A random rock in the Universe where the most "intelligent" species only cares about trade. Trade this for that. So that the members of its species spend all of their life trading. That's all it is.

It is not about creating smarter and relaxed humans, and a nice environment for everyone. Not about exploring and learning, or enjoying. It is about trading.

Primitive species.

#TradeRuinsEverything #capitalism #work #jobs #slaves

EDIT: Funny that this fits so well with the latest bit we shared from TROM II - You are a disposable tool https://videos.trom.tf/w/rEieFEBWghVcJgQqDb4Tuh .... weird coincidence.


TROM II: You are a disposable tool


Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


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I think we're starting to move away from "mostly harmless" at this point.

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TROM II: You are a disposable tool https://videos.trom.tf/w/rEieFEBWghVcJgQqDb4Tuh


TROM II: You are a disposable tool


Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


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Powerful interview and I agree, his last words say a lot.

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Thank you Michael for becoming the 78th supporter of TROM - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ and for the wonderful personal message you sent us. Much much appreciated! #tromlive

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Not just a book.


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Thank you very much 🙂 I appreciate you and everything you do @TROM 😊
@TROM

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TROM II: Money made us crazy https://videos.trom.tf/w/gArnE9mtYXfq4iTizbFbCc

#capitalism #money #trade #TradeRuinsEverything #rich


TROM II: Money made us crazy


Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


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Our TROMsite book reader has been updated after a few years of no updates. Now we also have a search, something we wanted to have for so long...


Also improved how the reader works on mobile screens.

So far so great :). #tromlive

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A book years in the making


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Wow thank you @Tio This is too nice, I don't even know what to say :) Thank you again for putting up with everything. It was a lot, I know. And thank you for helping me so much, I couldn't have done it without you ❤️
@Tio

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My Book Release!


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Wooaa! This day has come! 🥳 My sincere and heartfelt congrats to you, Sasha! Amazing work! I am touched and pleased to help you out on the way, full of bumps and obstacles, it seems 😉 As one of a few who was honored though not to read entirely, but to get familiar with a few chapters of this magnificent book, I can only say that it is 100% must read and must become an unique shiny gem of somebody's book shelf or eBook collection 😌 At least mine - for sure 😄

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Thank you so much @Roma that is so sweet 🙂 I really hope you enjoy it!
@Roma


You want to see how kids entertainment looks like in a trade-based society? Here: Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/26075/quiet-on-set-the-dark-side-of-kids-tv/

Kids being abused in many ways in order to make money - for themselves, for others (mostly), for advertisers, etc..

Part 5 will be released in a few days time and it will be available on VIdeoNeat.

#capitalism #TradeRuinsEverything #money #profit #tv #entertainment #Nickelodeon


Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV

A docu-series that uncovers the toxic culture behind some of the most iconic children’s shows of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/26075/quiet-on-set-the-dark-side-of-kids-tv/


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I don't know why I still care about this society at all.

This organization was "featured" in the TROM II documentary. They are doing a fantastic work - they feed the ones that need to be fed. That's all they do. And now 7 of their volunteers systematically murdered by the tribe of Israel. (source)

Russia destroying big chunks of Ukraine, Israel leveling Gaza, and I bet Trump will become president again. How's China doing? Still enslaving the Uyghurs? Navalny dead?

Fucking terrible world.

Trying to stay away from these sort of news, but it is hard to. They are everywhere.

I'll try to reorganize my brain this month and star to film for the new TROM video series. Will see how that works ;).

#israel #war #famine #ukraine #russia #WCK

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Oh look Youtube disabled the comments for our latest video that we mirrored on their ad-platform.

More reasons to use #peertube ;)

Follow us here https://videos.trom.tf/c/trom/videos

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Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/

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Update your TROMjaro folks! ;) #tromstuff


Recently a backdoor was discovered in a core package that pretty much all Linux distributions use. Read more here. Since TROMjaro is a Manjaro fork (thus Arch) is very likely to no be affected by it. However it is better to be safe than sorry.


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Thank you so much Eduard for becoming the 77th supporter of TROM! We run a unique fundraiser for TROM in that we need only 200 people to donate 5 Euros a month in order to support us for the long run.

Distributed support so that it won't put a big toll on anyone, and a limited goal so that we do not get rich.

If you appreciate the so many things that we do at TROM (see https://www.tromsite.com) then please consider supporting us.

#tromlive #foss #opensource #privacy #documentary #fediverse

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„This project argues that trade is the origin of most problems: from climate change to slavery, waste and pollution, corruption, crime, you name it. And if we understand the cause, we have a chance to come up with realistic solutions“

=> what kind of solution could this be? I‘m just curious as I couldn’t find any hint on your website. How could a word without trade look like?

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Severed relationships


!Friendica Admins Mastodon will introduce this new feature https://social.trom.tf/display/68cf7c3b-d895adedc0330bef-b74b970c to alert users if some of their contacts will not be reachable if the admin of the instance decides to block other instances where these contacts resides.

Is this something that Friendica can also implement? It is something I've been vocal about for quite some time now. But I have no idea how feasible it is :)


Another recently merged feature is the new "severed relationship" notifications. Those will appear when a moderator or admin blocks a user or a whole domain and this action caused you to loose some follows or followers.

Those blocks used to be invisible to users, you maybe saw your follows/followers count decrease but nothing more. Now you can access a list of those blocks, and download a CSV file with the list of impacted accounts.


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This is a fantastic idea. I mean, I totally get that sometimes admins are going to need to defederate from bad actor instances, but notifying users whose relationships with people on those instances should *always* be a notification event! Hopefully this can be pulled over to other fedi platforms!

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mastodon has what, 15 million users ?
hard to say with twitter, but FB is so much larger we aren't even round off error
and , at least in biological science, most people are still on twitter

so why do you think anyone will care ?
aside from you and me and one or two others ?

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I for one started to care more when my videos started to be banned on those platforms, alongside some of my posts. Videos and posts that were educational and I never made any money off of them. So I, being hurt, started to care more about using other platforms. Thus, pain. That combined with my understanding about how these platforms like ytb, twitter, fb and the like operate, that they are in fact businesses/markets and not "networks".

So I think that's one way for people to start to care about changing some of their digital habits: to be extremely pissed off at those platforms, while at the same time have some curiosity to try something different.

It is very difficult, but from my experience what works is to be an example. I moved and gave no fucks about the other platforms so if anyone wanted to follow our TROM project or me, they had no choice but to move too. I made a bunch of people switch to these other alternatives.

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TROM II: The many ways we are destroying this planet https://videos.trom.tf/w/w1jW1t8p7LXrAvvaQSubea


TROM II: The many ways we are destroying this planet


Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


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Oh look, the Jews doing the Nazi move....

Also, how hilarious is the notion "war crimes". As if war was not a crime in the first place. Israel killed so many innocent people... to still "wonder" if what they are doing is wrong, is wrong!

Also this:

Our place in the universe, galaxies and galaxies that we can see from our little rock. How shameful to create a society where humans are divided into little groups: nationalities, beliefs, patches of land, etc.. And to kill each other and destroy this planet....

But if we are to get ourselves out of this shit, we have to first understand why this situation was created in the first place. What forces pushed humans to end up in this disastrous situation.

#capitalism #TradeRuinsEverything #war #gaza #israel #money #warcrime

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Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


TROM II: Data Trade - the new oil


Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


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I bought this telescope camera with 1 Bitcoin many years ago:

It was about 60 Euros back then. Now 1 Bitcoin is 60.000 Euros.... Good investment.

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Yeah I don't want to think about it.... :D


TROM II: We can automate almost anything - https://videos.trom.tf/w/pxEQAaNKokGsjjnScVWrko

Resharing this since the way I did it before it does not look good on Mastodon for example.


TROM II: We can automate almost anything


Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


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GPT-4V(ision) Unsuitable for Clinical Care and Education: A Clinician-Evaluated Assessment

Another evidence that LLMs and generative "AI" in general were just overhyped and overinflated by Microsoft and others. What was sounding horrifying and threatening for the people's jobs and work positions on the one hand and on the other as a new "neverseen breakthrough" for humanity, ended up as just a product of agressive PR, the same as crypto and web 3.0 a few years back, the same as any further potential bloated promises to raise the profits and sell more exaggerated innovations.

https://arxiv.org/abs/2403.12046

#TradeRuinsEverything

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Not surprised. The PDF can be found here btw https://arxiv.org/pdf/2403.12046.pdf - I am sure the use of "AI" in science could be useful. There are some examples that if you train it on relevant data and gear towards specific goals can have good results https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-68607059

But yah, the fucking hype around it is astonishing.

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100%, a technology is very useful, no doubts. But technicians should carefully position it as a tool that you may tune and use for your advances in specific areas and under certain circumstances, rather than overhype it to create a demand on false statements and exaggerations, to sell more copies of their "product", including medical research organizations. Take it calm, you know, like scientists do when a new theory about universe emerges, they test it first, critique, find pros and cons and etc. There's always a temptation to be overhyped, but at least in scientific community they manage somehow. And I'm not even starting my rant about how trade poisons the science.. 😆

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Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


TROM II: We can automate almost anything


Watch the entire documentary here - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/


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These days I will start to post snippets from TROM II on our Peertube and auto-reshare on our TROM Friendica page. There are around 50 such snippets and are all relevant.

I was planing to do this for some time.

Let's see if anyone wants to help out to share them on ytb and fb too, just in case... But I will not touch those platforms. We still have some legacy TROM accounts there that are not quite managed/updated but let's see...

I will do as much as I can by myself, however I need help to do more than I currently do. I do not have several heads with brains, and multiple arms....

#tromstuff

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Oh look if you buy a "modern" car that has a "cool-screen" and useless features, it costs you money to update that shit.

How cool. New business opportunities for the traders. Since you can't really make these boxes on wheels more useful than they already are, now they are adding more and more useless "Features". That's the incentive in a trade-based society.

#TradeRuinsEverything #capitalism #money #cars

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those look like basemaps for the navi, which are outsourced to TomTom (who at the same time have managed to enshittify the otherwise reasonable standalone satnavs by using poor quality batteries in later models)
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to be entirely fair, satnav companies have been doing this since the early 2000s at least, it's just that with modern cars the manufacturers can cut out the middle man there and just run the annual update racket themselves instead.

The far more dodgy aspect is that eg. BMW lock features like remote heating (so you can turn the heating in your car on in winter from your house so the car's warm by the time you get in) behind a literal monthly subscription

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like with maps they'll be licensing the map data from someone else and passing the cost on (and of course that in itself is a Capitalism Problem), but for things like letting you turn on the heating via an app it's just pure greed
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Yes indeed. This is just an example, but since the navigation is perhaps the central point of such a screen, and can be useful, it is ridiculous that you have to pay to update it. Because if you do not update, then it becomes entirely useless. All of those GPS modules, the hardware, and everything else. Pointless.
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Should have got a Kia, they provide the map updates for free.
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I suspect that's "for now".... but I had no clue about these. This is a car my parents bought and honestly didn't consider the GPS to be that important since you can use the phone for nav anyway. But thanks for the headsup I had no clue.
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@mark I would quite like to swap out my current dinosaur burner for an FEV at some point but also even this car which is almost a decade old now has an infuriating amount of extremely locked-in technology about it and :angery:

like what are the chances that EVs don't even have DIN form factor dashboard computers anymore so you just straight up *can't* switch the manufacturer's audio/satnav system with one that isn't, as they say, a physical instantiation of a business model

@Mark
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@mark like on this car I could buy an aftermarket fascia and just stick a 2-DIN Android radio thing in there to have OpenStreetMap and a Subsonic client to use with my home server and connect a reversing camera that doesn't cost hundreds because the manufacturer radio will only work with the manufacturer's cameras

and somehow I highly doubt any of that is possible on a modern FEV

@Mark

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!Friendica Support Is there a way to remove individually the topbar buttons for network, contacts, global communities, of whatever one wants? I think now that the awesome channels are introduced we'd need a bit of decluttering. In my view we only need the Networks button and not the Global Communities one for instance. Also not everyone may want to use a calendar and so forth :)
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I created an issue here with more details about this https://github.com/friendica/friendica/issues/14031 - because I think there needs to be some sort of decluttering in Friendica.
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@Tio
I would like it if the user could decide for himself or set what he wants to see as a widget on the left and what not. The same for the bar at the top.
I can't say whether this would be technically possible at all.
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I was wondering what kind of "data plan" (internet) can you get in EU that is a bit saner? All are filled with so much shit: from TV channels, to "minutes", to "we give you a mobile phone for free", or the "unlimited" data that is in fact limited or throttled to a few GB per day.

Messy fucking world. I would want a simple: this is how many GB you can use a month, that's the speed and it is not intentionally throttled. Done. And no different rules from EU country to country. Is such a miracle in existence anywhere in EU?

I was wondering for when we plan to move in a motorhome and I would need a lot of GB per day, plus decent speeds...

If anyone knows please speak now or never :)

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If you use our Friendica instance https://social.trom.tf/ you will see older posts popping up in your newsfeed - it is because the 300.000 or so unfinished "jobs" in the queue are finally dealt with by our system after the latest Friendica update. In a sense that's great since I was wondering what can we do about those, why can't our system "finish" those jobs. And by jobs I mean things like getting the posts from that friend, getting the updates from the other, etc..

Soon (perhaps today or tomorrow) all should go back to normal and our Friendica should work better in that regards.

#tromstuff



@Dima
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Thank you Tio!
Yeah, I was staying at Matthias places for a few days while I was in Belgium. And he also invited Ann to join us when we went for the seals :)

So it's very weird, But I was surprised by this sound. The fact that it was so audible, although I was quite far away. No it's real sound :) Imagine that! I just lower a little bit background noise and raise a little-bit his sneezing snoring :) But even without a tweaks it was audible quite well. I have a small shotgun mic on my camera, and it works very good, but it turned out also for a long distance. I really was surprised by that, normally you wouldn't hear that without very long shotgun mic. And I was quite far away :)

But quite often in such videos it will be different sound which is put on top, because it's quite hard to record a video of a wildlife and also record proper sound of it. Especially in a distance.

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Ahh ok. Interesting, that for sure must've been loud. Because I thought you added that effect after since you were quite far away from what I could see in the video.

Great job as usual!


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Our Friendica instance got updated to the latest stable and all of our custom themes were updated and we added 2 more: Brown and Grey.