Nobody tooting from #porcfest?
An interesting view of how industry intra-policing works and/or doesn't work:
Highlighting the potential harmony between the #prepper and #freesoftware movements, something I picked up on a while ago and have wanted to express. (Written with a #libertarian audience in mind but not exclusively for them.)
@autogestion It's one of those cool concepts in search of a purpose... Kind of like Mastodon haha.
I'm not sure I see the benefit of using activitypub for this when (as one commenter said) it's already a lot like git. And indeed the entire site is already on git (no longer a database) and licensed MIT/CC0 if anybody cares to fork it.
A distributed git does sound like a good idea, though. & maybe activitypub for edit history metadata? Also I was thinking of putting this on IPFS.
Love the site but hate the design (other than the logo)?
Always appreciate help with the site. (Just make a quick mockup first to make sure we're on the same page, to save your time.) Overall, I'd like to keep the design simple.
@zen Some contracts are purely in the form of an exchange of tokens right? Those you can prove.
Something I wrote for a libertarian group I roll with:
I haven't shared these yet on social media. Overall I think my goal with these is to poke at fellow libertarians.
Vigilantes fix potholes in Santa Cruz, California, in defiance of the government:
Jaden Smith and friends respond to the continued need for clean water in Flint Michigan with a mobile water filtration system.
Food suppliers and restaurants are committing to transitioning to cage-free for their eggs, in large part due to public pressure and consumer preference. Hellmann's mayo is already cage free.
American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. You've seen it. It's a voluntary certification of dental products verified with laboratory tests. Since 1931.
Could use some more bolstering (or criticism) of the points here. It's just hard because almost everything written about them is from the dental industry which they deeply involved with anyway. Not much in the order of historical documents out there.
Examine.com - Helping consumers of nutritional supplements make informed choices. They tell you what the nutrients actually do, with direct citations to the scientific literature. Big focus on neutrality: No ads, no partnerships, no investors.
Good Housekeeping Research Institute - Pioneering product testing over 100 years ago.
@gunkslinger Just know that I was asking mainly for people who are knee deep in this crypto stuff already and may have had examples off the top of their head. So no worries if you don't know any!
At any rate, thanks a lot for your interest in the site!
@gunkslinger Well, check out the article I linked. (Perhaps you missed that I posted it?). I have one example on there: decentralized exchanges. It's enough for the article but it would be nice to have more.
I want something already shown to work (not hypothetical or early stage), I want it to be something the average person would expect to need the government for, and I'd want an unbiased source (more like Forbes, less like a crypto news site)
@gunkslinger Well, there's what's in the article there, and then there's also something really interesting called Dai, which is a stablecoin implemented with a smart contract. I didn't include it because there seems to be credible doubt about its long term prospects (or any stable coin's long term prospects) but the fact that it's worked _reasonably well_ is an astounding feat of engineering in my mind. I may change my mind and include it, but I like to stick to proven examples.
@gunkslinger Yep, my one example is based on Ethereum.
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