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Did we just get Crowdstruck?

:#marseymushroomcloud:

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CrowdStrike spergouts

Turns out the anti-malware is the biggest malware of them all: windows machines worldwide that installed CrowdStrike are all crashing because someone at the company fricked up

they have a customer ticket here if you have an account https://supportportal.crowdstrike.com/s/article/Tech-Alert-Windows-crashes-related-to-Falcon-Sensor-2024-07-19

Also it looks like Trump took another W https://i.rdrama.net/images/17213700103904955.webp

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New Toss

!codecels

Kubernetes has destroyed more lives than blow, they just don't track the stats for that.

If you notice these signs, seek professional help immediately, don't wait for them to start posting on StackOverflow.

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Seething! At the job market :marseystocksupdown: :soysnootypefast: :soysnooseethe:

A :marseylongpost: :marseylongpost: :marseylongpost: long blogpost made by some neurodivergent :marseycheerupretard: guy who has spent 2 decades in the tech industry (including positions at STRAGMAN companies) and has gotten nowhere :marseysal2: and about to get evicted

The whole thing is written like someone who posts on 4chan :marseydrum: in an overly sarcastic :marseyfuckingfunny: and memey style. Its best summarized by the last paragraph:

The worst feeling is comparison. Comparison is the death :marseygoose: of happiness, as they say. I look at my own place :marseywinner: in the world :marseyww1german1: compared to people who just started at Apple or Microsoft :marseyclippy: 20 years ago then never :marseyitsover: left, and now they have made eight figures just over the past 4 years while my life path has lead me to… practically nothing. Then the tech inequality continues to compound. Imagine joining a company where :marseydrama: the teenage interns have already made a couple :marsey2commies: million :marseysamhyde: off their passive stock :marseywallst: grants and other employees have been making $2MM to $6MM per year over the past 5 years there, while you're starting over with nothing again for the 5th company in a row so what's the point :marseyhesfluffyyouknow: in even trying6. Though, did you know paying rent on a credit card still qualifies for points? Made $60 this month paying rent with credit card point :marseynoyoupedozoom: rebates7. whoops.

Well, at least the author :marseygeorgerrmartin: is fricking :marseytom: hot for someone in their 40's, and isn't some IT blob. I'd tap that blonde :marseyelisabeth: bussy!

https://i.rdrama.net/images/17212655377394195.webp

Orange site discussion here

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40986894

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Reinstated :marseyitsover: but this is the sort of quality you can expect from the modern programming sphere.

>NOOOOOOOOO! YOU WILL USE MY OVERENGINEERED VERSION OF XXD INSTEAD OF DIRECTLY LINKING!

:soysnooseethetalking:

>Yeah. I'll just frick with the semantics of realloc(0). It's not like we need backwards compatability or anything.

:marseysmoothbraintalking:

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orange sight: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40983326

redditards :marseyspecial: discuss: https://old.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/1e5c9sm/microsoft_laid_off_a_dei_team_and_its_lead_wrote/

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Literally the only thing Intel had left was a reputation for being relatively reliable and now it might not even have that since all their performance metrics are called into question by the failures :marseyxd:

I bought a 13700k for a new build last year - it's so fricking over - I should have gone AM5, fml :marseycry:

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WTF is blackarch? (Kali knockoff)

I was searched up "local server focused distros" since I'm putting some shit on a mini pc and wanna try something other than my common ubuntu / Debian / Arch (I use arch btw) and saw some shit called blackarch that looked cool since it had a sword.

https://i.rdrama.net/images/17211061632705193.webp

the other shit are obviously shit for servers like kali, tails, all that shit is trash for it but I looked up blackarch.

https://blackarch.org/

is has a gay hackery look but is open source but I don't get the point, is it just that it's arch-based?

Further I looked at that parrotOS, it's a debian pentest distro but why pick that over Kali when it's also debian?

I have a dislike towards kali since it would break whenever I used it in a VM and a compatible wifi antenna, where it'd just frick up and stop working randomly

I'm probably just gonna try fedora

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I wonder what Shareblue is called these days

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/shareblue-galvanizes-twitter-army-to-voice-outrage-on-clintons-behalf/

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COGlory 17 hours ago [flagged] [dead]

Honestly, I'm not saying that it wasn't, or couldn't have been gunshots, but something about this is off. The sound was just not sharp enough, and the way he touches his head after being shot was just weird, if it was a gun/bullet, it definitely was not a direct impact.

PhD in structural biology btw


Heidaradar 16 hours ago [flagged] [dead]

They really need to ban guns in the US. Gradually, of course, e.g., by first banning specific types of weapons, making it harder to get a license etc

Man got flagged to death for suggesting common-sense gun control :marseybased:


wtlkjzdfblk 17 hours ago [dead]

TIME TO KILL ALL THE FRICKING LIBERALS!

WE ARE GOING TO HANG ALL YOU FRICKING DEMOCRAT PIECES OF SHIT!

THIS IS FRICKING WAR!

There's many comments like this, unfortunately they're all from new accounts so no doxxing :marseygiveup:


neurodivergentmind 14 hours ago [dead]

Steve Bannon, former trump advisor and white house chief of strategy, practically predicted it."Its his number one fear" Why is Bannons fear no.1 that the republican nominee would be assassinated before november? Because democrats are known for assassinations? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jul/13/trump-rally-gun-shots-pennsylvania

Another great thing about HN is that sometimes people get flagged so much their comments are auto-jannied and they don't notice for years. This guy has been talking into the void since 2019, starting from this schizopost about CO2:

neurodivergentmind on July 7, 2019 [dead]

Teach people about whats realy going on. For example: CO2 is not same as CO2. Sounds weird, maybe stupid, but its a fact. Also never saw people talking about CO2e. Like its not existing. There are different types of carbons, also of dioxides. Pubchem, shows me about 15 hits. While americans talked about antrophogenic clouds or cirrusclouds from contrails, since more than 20 years ago. Also in their cloudatlas.

The germans first time talked about manmade contrail-cirruscloud formation in the year 2017! The americans many many years earlier. And they hide these special cloudformations behind codes and phantastic storys about their formation. 20 Years of lies/secrets. For what and why? Germany kicked himself back about 20 years of existing knowledge. They kicked the knowledge americans had earlier, behind a code in their german cloudatlas. WHY? Cirrus-clouds formed from contrails. That was nearly the time, where these conspiracy and misinformation-campaign abaut chemtrails started. Since then, all people who realized anomalies like unusual trails in the sky, were called conspiracy-guys. Some years later they told us that these trails are a normal reactions from condensationtrails/watervapour from exhaust. No word about Fuels,or weatherexperiments. WHY? They had some Differnt Experimentalfuels wich were made by different companys at the same time and tested over decades. No wonder our today weather data is coruppted. Last week on one day nearly +40 Celsius. 2 days later -2 Celsius, only partly in some regions in germany. They, our industry and our governances dont act as they should and have to, NOW! Unableto to get it in their mind, that its no more time left for hiding things the have already botched years before. That their fuels and their decades long experiments changed the watervapour-circle in our atmosphere. Mostly they ignored it for years, to keep the oil, car and flight industrys growing, and cashflow alive. Make more money for the rich... Maybe they did not looked for this, maybe the electronic devices are getting better over time. BUT.I am a only a hobbyscientist who loved it to discuss themes with real climatescientists. Other people would call me a pothead, but not these people. Who else can give me a better answear? I had rly some nice expiriences, cause no one laught at me or called my theory a conspiracy. Sure there was some hard way to find the right communication. But they could understand what i have meant, and how it works in my head. No one with a brain, directly said i am wrong. No, they thought about it and brought it into calculations, only a scientist can make. Was fun to see my thought as a mathematical rule in a calculation for climate ractions. Also how watervapour reacts under several conditions. Will it get to drops formation and rain or not! This has changed and caused more UV-radiation, drought while the ocean is getting higher. So, we have more water everywhere but not where it should be! And there is another thing that makes it much more worse. Till american military sees climatechange as a force and threat-multiplier, they will do nothing to reduce carbon-outblast. Specially not in americas flying units, which cause a pollution of nearly 140 little countrys. And i tell you something, new fuels wont make anything better. Problem will be the same. Wartactics and strategys from the airuniversity show exactly how they acted over the years to force carbon output and expand production of nano particles, for different uses. Also there are themes called hybrid-wartactics. If i would not read about it in science articles, i would not belive it. But its possible to control the watercicuit, which is also a point under tactics and strategy. Transport Water with clouds. Saudi arabia, also became good in rainmaking technologies. Tropical or arctic-Aerosols are also a realy weird thing. And some of these used materials are very very smal. They use different sizes and different materials of particles, from 1 μm to 3-500μm... And its not only one country where they do research like that. In many countrys things like that happen. And if its a secret research, no data will go out. Now some leaders realized what actually happens. Two big oilcompanies are spending a lot of money to suck carbon out of the air. Just a few weeks ago. Cause the Air is more vapoured with water and other artificial stuff. Earlier times, we did not had such a, let me call it slimy air. What now actually happens and how i understand the planet. This more water in the air, is also more heavier airpressure + if no clouds it work like a thin layer of glas, which let radiation better pass by + reflect in both directions. Causes longer heat at night. Or in other cases it should reflekt radiation, with clouds who should brightening the albedo to more reflect. But here are also different possibilities wich can take place and happen. But back to the heavy wet air. This should cause in higher pressure on tectonic plates, causes more erruptions and eartshakes. This heating will cause the planet to sweat and cough. Like human with higher temparature. Body gets hot to kill the virus/bakteria. Then sweat is cooling the skin. In this case, volcano erruptions and ashclouds schould take place to replace antropgenic CO2. And bring back the natural CO2 + sulfur from Volcano. Possibility to watervapour to react like its natural and form natural clouds and climate. And not artificial infected till kollapse. P.s. Research about CIRRUS clouds, go back to late 1940s. And then again years later, and again, and again, over the years, they done same experiments in defferent countries. Only with newer instruments. I mean, WHY and for WHAT. I am not a scientist, but im not stupid, not to see the lack of information, spread of misinformation and how its been handeled over the years from differnt sides. Americans and europes. We only had to look for differences in information and their handling. But they are rly fast and efficiant to keep me out from social-media, spreading informations. If a scientist is in here, check it please.

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According to Mozilla, Firefox's implementation uses the "Distributed Aggregation Protocol" (DAP). Individual browsers report their behaviour to a data aggregation server, which in turn reports aggregate data to an advertiser's server using differential privacy. But the aggregation server still knows the behavior of individual browsers, so basically it's a semantic trick to claim the advertiser can't infer the behaviour of individual users by defining part of the advertising network to not be the advertiser.

!chuds if you're not using Brave you don't belong in this ping group

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Disney's Internal Slack Breached? NullBulge Leaks 1.1 TiB of Data

The breach, which is yet to be verified, allegedly contains a complete copy of the company's Slack communications used by their development team including messages, files, and other data exchanged within the Slack workspace.

The hackers further claim the dump includes "almost 10,000 channels, every message and file possible, unreleased projects, raw images, code, logins, links to internal API/web pages, and more!"

NullBulge also used X (formerly Twitter) to announce the alleged hack, stating, "Disney has had their entire dev Slack dumped. 1.1 TiB of files and chat messages. Anything we could get our hands on, we downloaded and packaged up. Want to see what goes on behind the doors? Go grab it."

Now's a really good time for making some fake Disney bait and claiming it's from this leak. :marseyfsjal:

Make some Slack messages about how Disney is planning to remake the original star wars but race/gender swapped "for modern audiences" or something.

Torrent link is here

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https://i.rdrama.net/images/1720880575631.webp

I bet conde nasty took the deal

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Zuckerburg :marseyrobot: allows Drumpf :marseytrump: back on facebook :marseytedsimp2:
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Goofy BIPOCs let their r-slurred promotion process leak into the real world.

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New USCSB industrial failure post-mortem video came out
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AT&T :marseygossip:has nearly all of their customers :marseycrayoneater:data hacked :marseyhacker2:

Almost as big a data breach as when Equifax got hacked

Of course their security chief is an :marseyhibernian:

https://about.att.com/innovationblog/030116billohern

and their CTO is a political science major and possibly brave and valid

https://ncwit.org/profile/jeremy-legg/

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FAQ

What is this nerdshit :marseynerd:

NixOS is a Linux package manager that is very cool.

What are they upset over :marseylaptopangry2:

NixOS recently had a schism over war proffering and wokeism as talked about in my prior posts, please see those

https://rdrama.net/h/slackernews/post/262545/marseychudindian-marseyautism-cannot-stop-seething-about

https://rdrama.net/h/slackernews/post/265018/marseytrain2-compares-the-fall-of-the

The Centrists

It's wild how quick this has evolved. Just goes to show how much bad organization can impact a project negatively, both by bureaucracy and by scaring away contributors. :marseysmug:


Whether you agree with the "politics" behind Lix or not, I am really happy that they got around to fixing a lot of long-standing issues with CppNix (Meson as a build system, lambda docs in repl, …).

The team behind it seems both highly motivated and competent, so congrats! :marseyemojismilemoutheyes:

Generally, the so-called political discussions are coming from a place where talented people (who happen to be in marginalized groups) want to feel like they belong in a community, and that their efforts are rewarded. The people who only want to get in the way are very much the exceptions. :marseysmughips:


It's awesome to see development on the nix codebase that puts its users and community first instead of steamrolling features some company wants. :chadlibleft:


Discrimination Sneed

Oh it's that project. It's wonderful that they seem to be doing well on technical merits, but their exclusionary language in their community guidelines gives me the ick. :chudtantrum:

What exactly are you referring to? Their community standards page looks pretty great to me at first glance: https://lix.systems/community-standards/

Edit: I have now read it more thoroughly, I still think it looks great :) :marseyquestion:

"If you are of a less-marginalised background, keep in mind that you are a guest in our spaces but are nonetheless welcome."

I'm not pro discrimination of anyone for unchangeable reasons, I don't care if you claim to be from a "marginalized background". They are explicitly creating a community for some nebulous, subjectively defined group of people that will inevitably be abused sooner or later.

To be clear, I think they should be able to create a community like this and I don't have a problem with people participating. It's just definitely not for me. :chudtantrum:

"To be clear, I think they should be able to create a community like this and I don't have a problem with people participating. It's just definitely not for me."

(Lix dev) I think that's totally valid.

That being said, it does say "you are a guest", and if we abused our guests that would be pretty darn inexcusable. Big difference between asking a guest not to put their feet up on the table vs just treating them like shit, y'know? :marseyquestion:

Sure, but I think you can achieve the same thing by saying discrimination of any kind is unwelcome and subject to moderation (and being transparent about moderation decisions). You can even go into explicit details about what is absolutely unwelcome.

By having that type of language you explicitly create an in-group and out-group dynamic based on discrimination of "background" (it's ambiguous, which means it's up to arbitrary decisions on what "counts"). Two classes of community member doesn't seem appealing to me, even if by some definitions I personally would be in the "upper" class. :chudtantrum:

It's not really about discrimination though, it's about who our community is for. Straight people are perfectly welcome in gay bars, but if a straight person goes to a gay bar and doesn't have a good time, well they're just not who that place is for (but lots of straight people do have good times in gay bars). This is really important for marginalized backgrounds because non-marginalized spaces are, well, everywhere else. That's really not the same thing as creating a class hierarchy. :marseyquestion:

As a person who is in no way marginalized (white cis male etc.), I think what y'all are doing is fantastic. People from marginalized groups building the communities they want to be a part of is exactly what the world needs more of.

I don't think it is possible for a community built and run by non-marginalized people (like me) to be anywhere near as welcoming to marginalized groups of people as one built and run by people who are themselves marginalized.

That's not to say that people (like me) with privilege shouldn't try to improve our own spaces as well though. I believe that adopting and upholding a code of conduct is a good first step. For example, this is the one for the open source project/community I run: https://codeberg.org/river/river/src/branch/master/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md. I would be curious about any ideas you might have for how I could further improve things for my community!

(I guess a more radical, less cookie-cutter Code of Conduct could be a good next step, I did already vastly broaden the scope of the contributor covenant I based it on.) :marseysoyhype:

!cuteandvalid


(Cont.)

Sure, but that is besides my point. I think it's fine (necessary, even) to create spaces for people with commonality. I've been to gay bars/clubs and had a good time, but I don't go to gay bars expecting to meet straight people much how I don't go to technical projects expecting to talk about my sexual preferences or vent about being discriminated against because of the historical genocide and socioeconomic suppression of my family. It's one thing to have values and instill that into a culture, it's an entirely different thing create and codify discrimination by saying who is part of the community and who is (implicitly) not.

If that's what you want to do, fine, but it will be alienating to otherwise reasonable people, not just the buttholes you really don't want in your community.

Regardless, you have the right to operate how you please, just as I have the right to respectfully criticize your public decisions (and likewise, you criticize mine) in a neutral 3rd-party forum. I also have the right to not participate, and that's fine too! :chudtantrum:

Yeah, that's fair! Seems like we both reasonably understand the other's position and have reached the logical conclusion of this conversation then 🙂 :smugwojak:

I feel like you missed the most important part of the comment you're replying to:

"This is really important for marginalized backgrounds because non-marginalized spaces are, well, everywhere else."

To create safe environments for marginalized folks, it is made necessary to explicitly define those boundaries by the societal assumptions that would otherwise be applied about who the space is for (and the behaviour that that invites). That is not a function of marginalized spaces; it is a function of other supposedly-neutral spaces being exclusionary of marginalized folks by default.

In other words: if you don't explicitly define who the space is for, then the default interpretation (conscious or otherwise) is that it's not for marginalized folks, and this invites exclusionary behaviour from participants (who might not even realize that what they see as 'normal' is actually exclusionary!). It's not really a choice; either you push back against this explicitly, or you just don't have a space for marginalized folks.

There's only one nebulously-defined 'set of people' with the power to change that dynamic, and it's not the marginalized folks creating these spaces. :marseylibleft:

Rightoid Sneed

"We do not tolerate peddling right-wing ideology, including but not limited to fascism, denying discrimination exists, and other such things."

While I am against discrimination, fascism, and other such things, I am for lower taxes, and free markets. Making "right-wing ideology" a boogeyman while not similarly calling out ML-style ideologies as well seems a little off-putting. That said, I am not even tangentially related to the project or a user. So, I don't particularly care. :marseylibright:

You care enough to click on this post and make comments about it, don't be dishonest.

That being said, as a project we've made our decisions and are quite happy with them. Considering the progress compared to CppNix and the technical focus of the community spaces, I do not think we have made the wrong choice. Indeed there is fewer politics than there are in supposed "we don't care about politics" projects. :soysnoo:

Indeed there is fewer politics than there are in supposed "we don't care about politics" projects.

That's not really surprising, is it? Politics only comes up when there are political disagreements. Lix was formed by a team with common politics, so it's not politically diverse enough to have anything worth talking about.

Maybe in the future, Lix will have internal drama about, idk, whether to accept a sponsorship from an agricultural company that promotes GMO crops, and there will be enough different views among the Lix team for there to be arguments. :marseyannoyed:

Conflicts are not just a product of disagreement, but of culture. While I'm sure that there will be disagreements among the Lix team, including political ones, so far I've observed a much healthier (even if imperfect) culture in how they are dealt with, which prevents them becoming conflicts in the first place.

The problem in the Nix project isn't really that there are disagreements, or even political disagreements. It's that a small but influential part of the community has no way to deal with them besides "yelling louder than the other guy", and does not consider respectful treatment of others a baseline shared value. That's why every little disagreement keeps turning into a shouting match.

Really all you need is a healthy culture of conflict resolution. With that you will weather disagreements, without it your community will fall apart even if everybody nominally agrees on the big points. :soysnoo:

Conflicts are not just a product of disagreement, but of culture.

Right, and the Lix team has much less cultural diversity than Nix. It's selected from people who had a common reaction to the Nix conflicts. It's easier to maintain norms of respectful behavior when there's more uniformity as to what those norms are or should be. That's what the problem was in Nix: not that certain people disagreed with "respectful treatment of others", but that people disagreed over what that respect consisted of.

Lix explicitly embraces a narrower community spectrum, so I wouldn't be surprised if it never sees the scale of conflict that Nix did. :marseyannoyed:


(Contd.)

"Lix was formed by a team with common politics, so it's not politically diverse enough to have anything worth talking about."

Ah yes, niche left-wing groups are famous for all agreeing with each other and never having huge arguments about tiny differences in ideology. /s :marseyeyeroll:

!anticommunists

Sudden...Muzzie Sneed? :marseyconfused2:

Yeah, this is disappointing.

The ironic part is that the straw that broke the camel's back on this was the acceptance of a sponsor who is aiding and abetting in a genocide of people who, statistically, would be considered very right wing.

Many leftists are also justifying the genocide on exactly that basis of 'civilising' the Palestinians. Or smearing leftists who support Palestinian rights as anti-semitic, and therefore not 'truly left-wing'.

The whole idea of left-wing and right-wing are, as @ngp pointed out, so nebulous, how can anyone think it's a good idea to exclude people based on such labels?

Yet, as a marginalised group, you wouldn't dare exclude Muslims, despite their beliefs being far more strictly defined, and the boundaries being far more against your cherished values than any liberal right winger could dare to be.

We Muslims are not stupid. If you can't accept someone who's right wing, your acceptance of Muslims is skin-deep; given that Islam is a religion, not a race, that makes your acceptance not just shallow, but fake.

A very dirty game is being played here. :marseysalat:

"Many leftists are also justifying the genocide on exactly that basis of 'civilising' the Palestinians. Or smearing leftists who support Palestinian rights as anti-semitic, and therefore not 'truly left-wing'."

This is not real outside of some fringe groups. Certainly not "many" (and I only very hesitantly call myself a leftist). To be clear, the genocide of Palestinians is an atrocity, and their beliefs are irrelevant to this.

"Yet, as a marginalised group, you wouldn't dare exclude Muslims, despite their beliefs being far more strictly defined, and the boundaries being far more against your cherished values than any liberal right winger could dare to be."

Obviously, excluding members of any particular religion just on the basis of religion is bad. But this really does not consider the massive diversity of thought within Islam, or the fact that many Muslims are only culturally so, or the fact that many Muslims are themselves from marginalized backgrounds (gay, trans etc). This also doesn't consider that most other religions also have fanatical right-wing believers – as someone from a Hindu background (now atheist) I'm acutely aware of this.

But more to your point: in my communities I wouldn't welcome right-wing members either, regardless of whether their beliefs are due to religion or something else. :soyjakhipster:

"This is not real outside of some fringe groups. Certainly not "many" (and I only very hesitantly call myself a leftist)."

Fair. But left-wing beliefs are being used this way. And we're also seeing a lot of major right-wing figures like Tucker Carlson speaking out against the genocide. Candace Owens even lost her job over her stand.

It's just sickening to me that, instead of recognising that people across the political spectrum are calling for and standing against genocide, they decide to act as if being right-wing is automatically "fascistic" (i.e. associating them with a genocidal movement) and being left-wing is automatically being against such evil things.

"To be clear, the genocide of Palestinians is an atrocity, and their beliefs are irrelevant to this."

Agreed, I have no problem saying that there's nothing incongruent about being both against Islam and against the genocide of Muslims, that's not what I'm pointing out here here.

"Obviously, excluding members of any particular religion just on the basis of religion is bad. But this really does not consider the massive diversity of thought within Islam"

There's plenty of diversity of thought, but certainly all the four Sunni schools of thought, which account for 85% or more of the world's Muslims, are squarely against many left-wing values. Not that Islam could be described as right-wing either, or even agreeing on everything that left-wing and right-wing secular liberal peoples all agree on, it's its own thing entirely.

I don't think Shia Islam is much different there.

"or the fact that many Muslims are only culturally so"

Cultural Muslims are not Muslims. No sane interpretation of how Islam defines Muslims would count cultural Muslims as Muslim.

"or the fact that many Muslims are themselves from marginalized backgrounds (gay, trans etc)."

That's not accepting Muslims, that's accepting gay and trans people. Feel free to reject Muslims and accept LGBT people, that's your prerogative, but don't claim to be accepting Muslims when you're not.

"This also doesn't consider that most other religions also have fanatical right-wing believers – as someone from a Hindu background (now atheist) I'm acutely aware of this."

Other religions could be 10x more extremely right-wing than Islam, that's not relevant to my point about Islam. I'm focusing on Islam because I'm a Muslim.

"But more to your point: in my communities I wouldn't welcome right-wing members either, regardless of whether their beliefs are due to religion or something else."

That's fine, I respect your right to accept and reject who you like, but don't claim to be accepting Muslims yet rejecting right-wing beliefs, because many beliefs of Islam would fall under a right-wing label (regardless of other beliefs falling under a left-wing label).

I reject the use of the term Muslim to mean someone who grew up in an Islamic culture, or a culture shaped by actual Muslims. I'll certainly express my displeasure at that anytime I see that. I will make it awkward at every turn that a left-wing person tries to claim they are accepting Muslims when they are not.

You who try to hollow out Muslims from the inside and define it by your boundaries instead of letting it define itself pretend to be accepting of Muslims, yet fuelled by the same superiority complex, trying to civilise the natives, you emphatically do not accept Muslims.

Again, we don't care for your acceptance, but don't try to redefine the words Islam and Muslims, and especially don't do that to paint an image that you are accepting when you're not. :marseysalat:

"Cultural Muslims are not Muslims. No sane interpretation of how Islam defines Muslims would count cultural Muslims as Muslim."

I think that to be in a particular religion, it is enough to sincerely self-identify as such. I don't think you, or anyone else, have any say in whether someone really is Muslim or any other religion. Some of the cultural Muslims I know have a general belief in the Islamic interpretation of God but don't believe in daily prayers, hijab, or abstention from alcohol. They're not any less or more Muslim than anyone else, regardless of what you might say.

"That's not accepting Muslims, that's accepting gay and trans people. Feel free to reject Muslims and accept LGBT people, that's your prerogative, but don't claim to be accepting Muslims when you're not."

This has "we're not a democracy, we're a republic" non-sequitur vibes. :soyjakhipster:

"I think that to be in a particular religion, it is enough to sincerely self-identify as such."

Words have meanings. As Muslims, not only are our scriptures preserved, so is the classical Arabic language. Even in modern Arabic and other languages, including English, our usage of the term Muslim and other terms used in a religious context have remained quite static.

You can mean what you want when you say Muslim, but as Muslims — as defined by the scriptures — what we mean by it is very specific, so even if you want to go the social construction route, then know that we, the majority, have, across a wide range of opinions, agreed-upon red lines about the meanings of the words.

I have enough respect for other belief systems to not be flippant with how I use the word that defines their adherents, even those that don't have a central agreed upon text. You may not do that, and I can't force you to use our definition, but at least have the intellectual honesty to know that claiming to accept Muslims is simply empty words if you only mean by that accepting people who self-identify as Muslims in a way that doesn't go against your ideological red lines, even if that means completely rejecting Muslims as actually defined by the scriptures they believe in, and furthermore, who constitute the bulk of even self-identified Muslims.

Know that your hollowing out of the meaning of the word Muslim, removing its actual depth from it, is not appreciated. Know that the bulk of Muslims even as defined by self-identification are not accepted by you, and know that Muslims as defined by what the average Muslim actually means by the term, or as defined by any sane interpretation of how Islam defines Muslims are not accepted by you.

This word is the name of our religion, and to redefine it so carelessly might be something you're willing to do as someone who doesn't believe in it, but surely you can appreciate how disingenuous it appears to adherents of a belief system when they see others identify with that belief system yet going against its basic precepts as agreed on by the interpretation of the vast majority of its adherents, and almost the entirety of its scholars across a wide swathe of diversity of opinion? You'd never accept this for a belief system that you hold dear, even a non-religious one.

"They're not any less or more Muslim than anyone else, regardless of what you might say."

It's not about what I say. My words have no weight except insofar as they are true. I doubt you've even done any reading on how Islam defines itself and how it defines a Muslim.

The frustrating thing is that it's not even that we disagree. If that self-identified 'Muslim' and I disagreed on the boundaries of the term, and he had his reasoning for his interpretation of the scripture's definition of the term, I can respect that. But to simply say that anyone who identifies as a Muslim is a Muslim is just complete apathy about the meanings of words; it's disingenuous.

"This has "we're not a democracy, we're a republic" non-sequitur vibes."

If you accept LGBT non-Muslims

and LGBT "Muslims" who don't have the beliefs of any sane interpretation of how Islam defines a Muslim

and you don't accept LGBT Muslims who actually disagree with the morality of LGBT s*x acts

nor non-LGBT Muslims who disagree with the morality of LGBT s*x acts,

then you don't accept Muslims, you accept LGBT people. :marseysalat:


Different sperging

To quote the Lix team:

"We do not tolerate peddling right-wing ideology, including but not limited to fascism, denying discrimination exists, and other such things."

You can be Muslim and believe whatever you want to believe. You can follow any madhhab or none at all, but avoid peddling ideological beliefs that treat one group as less worthy than another (e.g. treating other > Muslims better than ahl al-kitāb better than pagans). :marseysoycrytremble:

"You can be Muslim and believe whatever you want to believe. You can follow any madhhab or none at all"

Literally all the four major Sunni madhhabs, and most Shia as well, have beliefs which would fall under the label of right-wing.

You cannot be Muslim and believe whatever you want to believe. Not only is it definitionally the case that all Muslims, even madhhab-less share certain baseline beliefs, it's also the case that Muslims aren't being >> allowed to have those beliefs (without being excluded).

"avoid peddling ideological beliefs that treat one group as less worthy than another (e.g. treating other Muslims better than ahl al-kitāb better than pagans)."

People who have an anti-racist belief system frequently, maybe even automatically, believe that racists are 'less worthy' (of at least certain treatment) than anti-racists. Nobody finds this objectionable. It's not objectionable.

Nobody complains about how it's unfair to judge people this way because different groups have different upbringings and so on. We understand that the rule is the rule, and the rule is only applied to the individual who wilfully refuses to learn and maybe fulfils other criteria, but that individuals can be understood, reached out to, treated well, and so on.

The racist being referred to is the Platonic racist, so to speak, who is wilfully racist despite having had the error of their way explained to them in a manner they could easily understand, if they didn't have arrogance and other evil desires clouding their judgment.

Funnily enough, Muslims are far more accepting of religious difference, despite in our belief systems disbelief (by wilful ignorance or other moral failings) being the greatest sin, greater than serial murder or, yes, genocide, than anti-racists are of racists, for example; as long as the other person is respectful and civil, we see no reason to treat them disrespectfully.

That's because we have the notion of God being the only all-knowing judge of a person's heart, and people who we may have considered disbelievers in this life may end up having an accepted excuse on the day of judgment.

In that sense, when the Qur'an talks about "disbelievers", there are many signs in the book that it's talking about those who have no excuse on the day, not those who are simply misled about Islam and didn't have an opportunity to learn or the like. The senile, the child, the madman, these are some of the types of people not held to account. People are not punished without sending a messenger.

I don't know if people here are actually interested in learning how a Muslim views the world, and I didn't mean to go into an in-depth rational defence of the mainstream theology of Islam here, but I had to respond to that point.

People have a twisted (double standard) take when it comes to believers believing in the moral superiority of (true) believers. (True) belief is an important indicator of a person's character or their heart, and we understand this principle outside of religion, such as when it comes to racism, but we lose this understanding when it comes to religion.

Anyway, my point isn't to complain that these people reject (normative) Muslims and have unfair beliefs about us; if they view us as morally inferior people, that's their belief, and I can understand why they believe what they believe.

The propaganda against religion, especially Islam, is strong, and sometimes people project logical or moral failings of their religion onto all religions (or in throwing out the bathwater (of specific religions that aren't Islam 😉), end up throwing out the baby of those religions that Islam might agree with those religions on but has gained a bad rep due to propaganda against religion in general).

So I understand why people reject Islam and don't want to allow Muslims into their group. I'm not per se complaining about that.

My only point is don't pretend to be accepting when you're not, don't redefine Islam and Muslim to project an image of yourself as accepting of Islam and Muslims when you're not. You don't accept us, let's just be honest about it and move on.

Edited to add: the reason this kind of thing upsets me so much is because part of the dehumanisation of Muslims that allows the liberal world to justify its adventures in the Muslim world is the painting of traditional Muslim beliefs as barbaric or backwards or irrational, mysterious, and hard to understand for civilised people somehow.

And while I can understand how someone might come to that conclusion with all the messaging out there, I'm happy to patiently explain things in a logical way and have conversations with people if they'll allow me, or to go our separate ways if they don't.

But if someone projects a false notion that they're accepting of Muslims, I have to counter that. :marseysalat:

I'm sorry to respond with such a brief reply, but this misses the point. I am a Buddhist, I understand how religious beliefs work and I understand the Islamic view of the world (I've stumped my fair share of da'wah street preachers). It's not relevant. You can believe anything, whether you want to or not. Just don't peddle, push or act in a "right-wing" way when engaging with the Lix project community spaces. That's the idea. :marseysoycrytremble:

!neolibs bait

This is a common misconception. Free markets are probably inefficient regardless of levels of individual inequality. A preference for lower taxes is fundamentally anarchist, not right- or left-wing. Those two beliefs are not being excluded here.

Examples of "other such" "right-wing ideolog[ies]" which would "not [be] tolerate[d]" include monarchism, religious fundamentalism, corporatism; and various reactionary beliefs oriented around being anti-labor, anti-liberal, anti-justice, or anti-science. I think that many lower-l libertarians insult themselves by calling themselves right-wing and not realizing that it comes from ideologies which defend putting a king and church above everybody else. :marseynerd3:

Final Kicker of Diversity

Yeah, and check out their core team: https://lix.systems/team/

Well, people like to form organizations with likeminded people. Best of luck to them and hopefully this doesn't fragment the already not huge Nix ecosystem too much. Their attempts to rewrite parts of cppnix on rust seems like a fine one, interesting to see if they can pull that off. Personally, I feel like I missed the C++ train, but Rust I can get.

It's all ""she/her" and ""they/them" :marseytransrentfree: :marseyxd:

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