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[#] Wed Jul 29 2020 17:23:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Well, I'm not quite sure how you could expect Fecesbook to *not* flag something called "Wall of Hate" as a "hate site" even if they aren't looking at it.

That having been said, the error that Zooer got was probably related to your use of a self-signed certificate. Check out the Citadel Security room for a conversation about how we're fixing that.

[#] Thu Jul 30 2020 01:05:33 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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That has more to do with me hosting it on a residential ISP, not having a real certificate, using a redirect from my registrar through a DDNS redirecting service - basically breaking all the rules of good web-page design possible - which makes it look like a Phishy AF site. I wouldn't trust it if I were Google, either. It looks like it is up to no good. :)


And honestly, not for that reasons, but it isn't exactly a savory part of the Internet to visit. :)

[#] Thu Jul 30 2020 01:07:22 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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Agreed. Self signed cert that doesn't remotely match the name of the site external visitors are visting. There are like two degrees of "Nope, that doesn't match," between the name the cert is signed for and the site that visitors are typing in. :D

I figure that most experienced users will ignore that and visit anyhow. :)


[#] Thu Jul 30 2020 20:08:56 EDT from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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I find Hetzner is fine if you want to run your application on a cheap VPS. For domain management I use a local registrar most of the time. That said, most of the time I just self host and pay for an actual static IP and a business connection.

There are colo firms offering colo for raspberryes. You could send them your raspberry and let them host it for you in a network with static ips and the like. Just an idea.

[#] Fri Jul 31 2020 13:08:59 EDT from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

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I feel like a business account hosted locally would probably be too expensive for how casual and informal my goals are with running this BBS. 
But a colo that would just take the Pi and give me remote access to it might be a nice alternative. Of course, I'll still probably face the hurdle of, "WHAT is the domain name you want to host?!?"

 



[#] Fri Jul 31 2020 18:25:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Another option you have is to just get a very small/cheap VPS somewhere, and use it only to forward connections to your server at home. Hosting providers don't need to know your domain name unless they're running your DNS (or reverse DNS, if you intend to send mail through it).

You could then use a VPN to connect your home server to the VPS, which neatly gets around issues related to having dynamic DNS and blocked ports at home.

Your domains should be registered with Epik and hosted on their DNS. They are "safe" in terms of not caving to the cancel mob.

[#] Fri Jul 31 2020 18:34:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Speaking of the free world ...

I hadn't realized how "almost completely like Chrome" some of the Chromium-derived browsers are now. I tried Edge for about ten minutes today, figuring that if it uses the same rendering engine as Chrome, then why not ... and after seeing the usual pile of MSN crap that can't be turned off, I immediately got rid of it and installed Brave. I know, I'm probably the last Free Speecher in the world to discover Brave, but I'm happy with it as my work browser.
On my home machine I installed Dissenter, which I guess is derived from Brave.


Brave protects the user from the censors/snoopers of Big Tech. Dissenter is downright hostile towards them.

[#] Fri Jul 31 2020 19:31:16 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Fri Jul 31 2020 06:34:04 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Speaking of the free world ... I know, I'm probably the last Free Speecher in the world to discover Brave, 

Second to last.



[#] Sun Aug 02 2020 00:42:31 EDT from arabella @ Uncensored

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Fri Jul 31 2020 07:31:16 PM EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

 

Fri Jul 31 2020 06:34:04 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Speaking of the free world ... I know, I'm probably the last Free Speecher in the world to discover Brave, 

Second to last.



3rd

 

As a rule of thumb, I am always the last to know

 

'Bella's 1st rule of Information states:

 

Truck drivers almost always find out last. 



[#] Mon Aug 03 2020 09:40:37 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok well then let me be the local person to enlighten the group :)

Brave is practically indistinguishable from Chrome, doesn't send your deepest darkest secrets to Google, and has integration with other privacy-based tools and services. Highly recommended.

Dissenter is also indistinguishable from Chrome, has all the features of Brave, but can be configured to be a bit more aggressive in what it blocks.
This is the one I prefer.

Both of them can import your bookmarks from the real Chrome and can even run Chrome extensions. So now that I'm searching with DuckDuckGo and browsing with Dissenter, my desktop web experience is Google-free except when I need to use YouTube.

[#] Mon Aug 03 2020 10:50:04 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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So I tried Dissenter, I am using it now.  It knew my history from Chrome, and all my passwords. It knew all the profiles.

 



[#] Mon Aug 03 2020 11:49:24 EDT from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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You guys are making me feel like an important person, because I alerady knew of Brave.

You should dig the story behind Brendam Eich, who was kicked out of Mozilla for supporting an anti same-sex marrigariage foundation. He then went to do work for Brave

[#] Mon Aug 03 2020 15:08:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Eich was a victim of cancel culture before it went super-mainstream. The mob has no business lynching people because of how they choose to donate their personal money. If he was donating the Mozilla Foundation's money on behalf of the organization, then the organization not only can, but must scrutinize how the money is being spent. But for personal donations, everyone should be free to donate as they see fit.

The problem with going after people this way is that *everyone* could eventually be impacted, because sooner or later someone's going to come along who doesn't like who *you* gave your money to. This is tyranny at its worst.

It's also why I don't go out of my way to eat at Chick-Fil-A anymore. The mob tried to cancel them in 2012, but the anti-mob patronized them more than ever ... but then last year they tried to appease the mob, and now everyone hates them.

[#] Fri Nov 13 2020 17:45:47 EST from Nurb432 @ Uncensored

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All part of the plan. 

Mon Aug 03 2020 15:08:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

*snip*
The problem with going after people this way is that *everyone* could eventually be impacted, because sooner or later someone's going to come along who doesn't like who *you* gave your money to.