In 2014, I gave a talk called Free is a Lie at a run-of-the-mill, dime-a-dozen, Silicon-Valley-worshiping Big Tech/surveillance capitalism conference in the Netherlands.

Yesterday, I learned that they unlisted my talk on *spit* YouTube and that it might be removed.

Today, I archived it so you can keep watching it for as long as you want to.

@aral Vimeo has been captured too. I think is a safe place right now.

@dave @aral

No centralized service would be good for long...


@dave @famubu There is absolutely no need to use a blockchain for sharing videos. We pay for Vimeo as you would for hosting. I prefer that to <insert next right-libertarian get rich quick scheme here>. Also see PeerTube if you want to run your own. (Eventually, videos, like anything else, will be hosted on your own small web node. But still, you’d either have to host on your own machine or pay sometime for hosting. The latter isn’t solvable unless we subsidise it from the commons.)

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@dave @famubu Actually, having taken a longer look at their site, they seem more far-right than right-libertarian in this case. 🤷‍♂️

@aral @famubu I see them as a video hosting analog to what the Fediverse does for social media.

This is relevant to my interests :)

Are you saying that kauffj is a right-leaning libertarian?
I believe he is a socially liberal libertarian.

nazis, "free speech" 

@aral is used as a "#freeSpeech" place for right-wing extremists.

"On May 14, 2021, The Guardian reported that LBRY executive Julian Chandra wrote to Odysee site moderators that a "Nazi that makes videos about the superiority of the white race" was not grounds for removal from Odysee. The email was accidentally sent to a user who had complained about neo-Nazi content on the platform.[16]"

@dave @famubu #deplatforming #crapto

nazis, "free speech" 

@maxi @aral @dave @famubu ehh. There's lefty/nonpolitical content as well.
Suris is nice to watch.

nazis, "free speech" 

@maxi @aral @famubu
It is true they don't censor and thats why all topics can be discussed, even ones that offend us.

nazis, "free speech" 

@dave @aral @famubu They can say whatever they want and hate whomever they want on whatever crapto platform they want. I don't consider a "safe place".

nazis, "free speech" 

@maxi @aral @famubu
You misunderstood my comment. It is a safe place for Aral's video to not get removed by a centralized tech platform. It is not a
"safe place" in the emotional context.

nazis, "free speech" 

@dave @maxi @famubu I’d rather not have my stuff hosted on places that aren’t safe for other people (and I’d hate to even tacitly seem to be supporting right-libertarian / far-right projects like Odysee … the means do not justify the ends. They may have a beef with Big Tech too but they do so for all the wrong reasons. The enemy of your enemy is not always your friend.).

@aral @dave @famubu

Odysee seems to a combination pyramid scheme and straight grift. Their “blockchain” wastes untold hours of CPU time in order to more securely track your video views. Evil at every level

@mcduquesne @famubu @aral
Odysee has never asked for or taken my money. Can you use specific examples of grift and fraud?

@dave @famubu @aral sorry mate, not interested in an unpaid teaching position to educate you how pyramid schemes and grift work.

@dave @famubu @aral I’ve had a nap and have a little more time

I’d suggest starting with FCC filings then read up on the pre-mining, the coin distribution timeline. and legal cases involving pyramid schemes then look into how the data is actually being stored behind the p2p handwaving and roadmaps. then really look at what is accomplished by the crypto, what all that “work” is doing. Is that worth it for marginally “free” video hosting or a pittance of rewards for them securely tracking your views?

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