Re: [dev] Minimalist software. Should I care?

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Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2023 16:18:21 -0400

Well.. althought I absolutely love anonymity and freedom (of speech and in
generaL), bots and especially A.I. do have me concerned.. and I'm someone who
wants I2P and Yggdrasil or some combination of that/something similar to be
internet 2.0... so problems like that would exponantially rise.

My only flimsy defence line would be captcha.. but umm yeah right 1. try
implementing that into everything and 2. won't last too long either, before
A.I. can solve captcha better than real humans bruh!

So yeah, I'm anonymous and so is
but I promise I'm not a A.I. bot! :( don't deny-list me! Robots have
too! oh no, I outed myself

> Well, firstly I suggest using disroot instead of gmail.
> That is a good start.
> One of the key problems I find today is that of separating bots from
humans. If we fail to do so, bots can be innumerable speaking from a
vast IPv6 space. All attempts to correct such attack will fail!
> Once we take a whitelisting approach, that of fixing IPv6 addresses and
moving forward with decentralized servers with people hosting
themselves, progress will be made.
> Thanking you
> Sagar Acharya
> 5 Jul 2023, 00:25 by
> >> I take a practical approach. I use simple programs when they do the
job well, and more complex programs when
> >> they get the job done better. Sometimes a simple program
> >> can be useful for certain jobs, such as ones involving
> >> shell scripting, whereas a complex program may be more
> >> useful for example in other applications, such as using Solidworks
for engineering work. LaTeX is certainly a bloated monstrosity, but
the damn thing is useful for a lot of different tasks.
> >>
> >> People on this email list tend to go to an extreme in favoring
simplicity above all else, which is why they release dumpster fires
like the ST terminal emulator for example which has absolutely no
features at all, is riddled with bugs and compatibility problems, and
requires extensive patching to add in any useful features. The
developers are also basement-dwelling losers, total raging assholes
who take personal offense to the suggestion that their code should be
better commented or that someone might fork the code to make an
improved version.
> >>
> >> I tried ST for a time before realizing it was trash and just switched
back to Xterm, the gold standard of functional X11 terminal
emulators, which the ST developers talked shit about, calling
"bloated" in their documentation, and saying the code wasn't good.
Actually it is not bloated, the code quality is much higher than ST
(and is actually commented!), It Just Works(TM), and it's noticeably
faster as well when ST is patched with the juvenile "scrollback
buffer support" implementation--which calls malloc() once for every
line(!) of the scrollback buffer.
> >>
> >> Take anything that a religious cult member says with a grain of salt.
> >>
> >> Dave
> >>
> >
> > Oof, I feel like that's gonna start one hell of a flame war right now.
> >
> > About suckless's software. Personally, I've got an impression that
it's not about personal use. Like, you aren't really expected to
install ST as you main and everyday terminal. These programs are more
of a collection of tools that should be combined and embedded as a
foundation for something bigger.
> >
> > Firefox will always be better than surf, it just will. But replacing
Firefox is not what surf should strive for. It's more of a tool for
situations when you need an ability to embed a website and full-blown
Firefox or Chrome will be an overkill.
> >
> > That said, if there are any compatibility problems _(which there
probably are, since why shouldn't there be any compatibility problems
when your main goal when writing software is to make it as small as
possible)_ than that kind of ruins the whole purpose of all of this...
> >
> > --
> > Nikita
> >
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