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Erowind

Update: I made a beginners error and had to restart the backup. A parameter I set had the spider trying to archive sites that FTN linked to instead of just saving the links. The program committed suicide when it tried to archive wikipedia.
Jul 14 2018 11:37 PM
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    Outlook
    So it classify the other websites serperately then. I'm eager to see just how big those image-post threads are.
    Jul 15 2018 03:45 PM
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    Erowind
    The imgur folder alone is about 3.5Gb now.

    What was happening was the spider would catch a link like the twitter link Will posted up there, then it would try to archive that whole linked page to a depth of at least three links in every direction. So if there was a link on the twitter page it would capture that site too, and another one after it. Surprisingly it was able to do this with most pages but wikipedia had over 100,000 potential connections and HTTrack sorta died.
    Jul 15 2018 05:38 PM
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    Outlook
    Makes sense, wikipedia is a hyperlink monster.
    Yesterday, 06:59 AM
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Erowind

Hey Will, if you're comfortable sharing I'd love to know. How many Gb and or Tb is the forum? You might not know exactly, but knowing the amount of storage you pay for would help me estimate when the mirror I'm making will be ready for everyone. For context the mirror has archived 19GB of data in the past 24hrs. This is also important because if the site is something insane like a TB I'm concerned that the limitations of the program might not back the site up before it gets de...
Jul 13 2018 05:01 AM
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    wjfox
    I think you mean yottabyte :)
    Jul 13 2018 08:43 AM
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    Erowind
    Ahh, well I guess we'll have to just wait then. Fingers crossed. The images and gifs arn't too bad actually.
    Jul 13 2018 08:59 AM
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    Ghostreaper
    Both Yottabyte an Yobibyte are correct, a Yottabyte is 1000⁸ bytes a Yobibyte is 1024⁸ bytes :)
    Jul 13 2018 01:25 PM
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Erowind

Someone stole 100s of dollars from my collective bookstore over the last few months. Updates on how anarchists deal with that will come when I have conclusive answers. Stores often have their employees/customers steal from them and I know the capitalists here are going to be particularly interested in seeing how this turns out and whether my collective resorts to authoritarian measures or not. For the record, a few members are considering adding surveillance cameras but there is a lot of resi...
Jul 12 2018 06:51 PM
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    Erowind
    resistance to that idea and we're likely going to try other things first. Consider that this shop has been running for over a decade and this is the first time this has happened. The safe during that time has been located in the same room we let everyone (even non-collective members) use for community events like playing Magic or D&D and it's often left open during the day for ease of access for the staffing team. We've also always left it open during the day because it's...
    Jul 12 2018 06:52 PM
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    Erowind
    because it's old and fiddly so it can be hard to get open. And we've always had the attitude that if someone tried the rob the store violently (which has never happened) the staffer should just give them everything to protect themselves.
    Jul 12 2018 06:52 PM
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Erowind

Thought: Will we keep our post count, likes and other stats on the new forum?
Jul 10 2018 08:15 PM
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    wjfox
    No, everything will be totally destroyed!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nZlXngXB64
    Jul 10 2018 08:30 PM
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    Jakob
    Even warning points? :P
    Jul 10 2018 11:15 PM
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Erowind

How are you all archiving the forum? What tools would allow me to download threads onto my hardisk? Will, how big is the entire forum? If you have a master file I'd love to have it assuming it's not something insane like 100TB. I don't want to lose all these status updates and random posts, there's so much personality here :(
Jul 10 2018 02:00 AM
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    Erowind
    And with the off topic board hidden I can't archive it on the wayback machine :( Some of the best threads are there.
    Jul 10 2018 02:04 AM
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    Erowind
    I mean, I can manually save everything as an html document but that really won't help because It would take more time than I have. There has to be a program that will download everything into a master file that creates a locally browsable mirror of the site.
    Jul 10 2018 02:21 AM
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    Outlook
    It seems like a good idea on paper, but I don't think the infrastructure there supports it enough. As long as cars are given more attention, pedestrians and bicyclists are 2nd-rate citizens.

    Would still nab a bike though.
    Jul 06 2018 05:02 AM
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Erowind

It seems the gods slumber on this day?
Jul 04 2018 09:17 PM
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    As We Rise
    Very disappointing.
    Jul 04 2018 09:40 PM
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    Outlook
    :|
    Jul 05 2018 01:33 AM
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Erowind

Just watched a video essay on the game Secret Little Haven and I had come thank all of you for being such wonderful people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzHFRfOVOuQ
Jun 28 2018 09:03 PM
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Erowind

Hey all, want a million doller idea that's easy to execute but requires tech that doesn't exist yet? When implantable augmentations become mainstream enough that you can livestream events recorded through your own eyes, stream your life 24/7. Go on adventures and bring your audience with you, become a living hivemind.
Jun 28 2018 06:47 AM
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    eacao
    Dollar*
    Jun 28 2018 01:24 PM
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    Maximus
    There was a movie about something like that with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks (The Circle, I think). Not to put you down my dude, but I think this would be an abomination that would have disastrous consequences for society and privacy.
    Jun 28 2018 06:35 PM
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    Erowind
    Depends on whether it or not it's consensual, but an activist could also do it for a while to demonstrate how much our devices are actually watching us.
    Jun 28 2018 07:28 PM
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Erowind

Okay, so automation brings about the collapse of capitalism and based on current cultural trends probably leads into a neofuedalism of sorts, or optimistically speaking in some countries a form of socialism. In both cases everyone's needs are met and people largely have the free time to pursue art, science and intimacy with their loved ones. The new challenge for the many talented and self-motivated people on this forum will be to instill the damaged portions of the population with values...
Jun 27 2018 05:53 AM
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    Alislaws
    Big strides might be made simply from people no longer having nearly as much stress or pressure, and from them having much more time to pursue their goals.
    Jun 27 2018 09:34 AM
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    Alislaws
    A lot of self defeating behaviour lies around people putting off improvements to their lives, because they're busy in the short term. this keeps happening till they give up on whatever dream or passion they might have wanted.
    Jun 27 2018 09:35 AM
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    Erowind
    /\ True a lot of things will more organically work themselves out. However, I think that scars on our culture left behind by oppressive conditions will require conscious effort to do away with in some respect.
    Jun 27 2018 09:27 PM
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The protests are escalating, a bridge and two highways were taken over today and a crowd protesters surrounded PNC park.
Jun 23 2018 06:41 AM
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Erowind

The more I read Capital the more I'm coming to realize that all human labour abstractly speaking is equal, and not that this is an ethical position as capitalists will rebuke, but rather an objective and scientific one.
Jun 22 2018 09:36 PM
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    Erowind
    I take it a Technist economy is framed around energy production?
    Jun 22 2018 10:18 PM
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    Maximus
    The only value labour has is that which an individual attributes to it. I don't care if you spend 10,000 hours crafting a statue of Marx, that statue would still have zero value to me (if I really didn't like Marx). Same goes for actual products. You can spend as much time building reclining chairs as you want, but if no one wants to buy them, then your labour is worthless. A product only has value if someone is willing to pay for it, and therefore labour only has value if it produces...
    Jun 23 2018 12:42 AM
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    Maximus
    I would contend that from the individual perspective, all labour is equal in the sense that everybody values their own labour. However, in the broader scheme of things, the value of your labour is tied to the judgement of others. I see my position as much more objective than what you contend (which really is a moral belief, not one reflected in society).
    Jun 23 2018 12:54 AM
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Erowind

Protesters are blocking the highway in my city right now in response to the police murder of Antwon Love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VW8MX_CfNM
Jun 22 2018 03:52 AM
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    Erowind
    From what I've heard there were between 500-1,000 of them earlier but they've tapered out as the night dragged on.
    Jun 22 2018 03:55 AM
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Erowind

Answering the question "how are you doing today" seriously instead of just as a pleasantry is really empowering when other people are receptive and interested instead of distant and judgmental. Something I've recently learned from being around counterculture types is that one of the primary issues facing our society is that generally people genuinely don't talk to one another or take responsibility for one another. And since we are social creatures, not doing either of those t...
Jun 20 2018 08:20 AM
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    Erowind
    not doing either of those things is disastrous. When we do set that bar of communication and social responsibility higher though, and speak honestly not just by avoiding lying, but also by making ourselves vulnerable and mutually opening up on a deeper level to more people, our communities get stronger and become capable of actually improving the world.
    Jun 20 2018 08:21 AM
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    tomasth
    It depend on the people asking and asked ; in an international airport , distance and suspicion is the obvious response.

    Who are 'we' ? sentient beings on earth ? human ? a culture , a religious affiliations ; same other human grouping ?

    Improving the world , have different meanings to different people.

    Jun 20 2018 09:24 AM