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PeerTube is a free and open-source, decentralized, federated video platform powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent, that uses peer-to-peer technology to reduce load on individual servers when viewing videos.

Started in 2015 by a programmer known as Chocobozzz, development of PeerTube is now supported by the French non-profit Framasoft. The aim is to provide an alternative to centralized platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion.


PeerTube uses WebTorrent technology. Each server hosts a torrent tracker and each web browser viewing a video also shares it. This allows to share the load between the server itself and the clients as well as the bandwidth used through P2P technology.

The system works via a federation of instances run by independent entities. Each PeerTube server can host any number of videos by itself, and can additionally federate with other servers to let users watch their videos in the same user interface. This federation permits collectively hosting a large number of videos in a unified platform, without having to build an infrastructure comparable to that of the web giants. Each server is operated by and stays under the sole administration of a distinct entity.

Hardware & Technology / Firefox Temporary Containers
« on: September 23, 2020, 06:48:41 PM »

Open tabs, websites, and links in automatically managed disposable containers. Containers isolate data websites store (cookies, storage, and more) from each other, enhancing your privacy and security while you browse.


Easily open disposable containers that isolate attached data and are deleted after usage: Fully automatic, based on navigation-target, for certain websites, with configured mouse clicks on links or just by using the toolbar icon.


The Amazon FBA Brexit bombshell has dropped which will significantly impact your Amazon business from the 1st of January 2021. Amazon’s UK FBA operations will be split from the EU with no more EFN (European Fufilment Network) and an end to Pan-European FBA inventory transfers between the UK and EU.
Amazon FBA Brexit Bombshell 1 – EFN

EFN allows you to fulfil orders from any Amazon European marketplace, while you ship your goods to Amazon’s fulfilment centres in just one country such as the UK.

From the 1st of January 2020 goods in Amazon’s UK fulfilment centres will no longer be used to fulfil orders in Europe. Effectively your sales opportunity from selling on Amazon UK dropped from 446 million EU consumers to 66 million brits.
Amazon FBA Brexit Bombshell 2 – Pan-European FBA

Currently, with Pan-European FBA, when you send your products to fulfilment centres in the UK, Amazon distribute them for storage across Europe. Your products become Prime eligible and visible to millions of customers, with faster delivery while you pay only UK local fulfilment fees.

This will end for stock in Amazon UK warehouses on the 1st of January 2021. However if you send stock to an Amazon warehouse in Europe then it will still be distributed to other European warehouse, with the exception that it won’t be sent back to the UK.

Jen is pumping them out.  We have three sizes available, small (child), medium (fits the ladies of our house) and large (head as big as mine).  DM me with your address and what you want.


Economics & Investing / Amid COVID-19, UBI starting in Spain
« on: April 06, 2020, 10:59:21 PM »
The move has been prompted by the coronavirus crisis, but Calvino told Spanish channel La Sexta that the measure, once rolled out, will remain after the pandemic is finally over.
No date was given for the rollout, but Calvino assured that the measure will be launched as soon as possible, and that the government is working out the details.

It is not yet known what the amount would be, but it is expected to be geared toward families and complement other social security measures pledged by the Spanish government, to support the population through the crisis.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s government rolled out a €200 billion package ($216 billion) last month to boost Spain’s economy, in line with stimulus packages introduced in some of the worst-hit countries.

Mortgage payments have been paused and struggling businesses will be given a cash boost as part of the “greatest mobilization of resources in Spain’s entire democratic history,” Sanchez said.

Spain saw record job losses in March, with 900,000 people losing their jobs over a three-week period since the start of the lockdown.

Water Cooler / Buy first class USPS shipping online
« on: April 06, 2020, 09:50:43 PM »
I ship first class for our Amazon/eBay FBM orders, neither interface allows shipping to addresses unless they are associated with orders.  The USPS website took down their first class label printing service and forces people to purchase Priority shipping unless they want to wait to buy stamps or are willing to go into a post office.  Doing some digging I learned that it is possible to buy first class labels from Paypal.  It is pretty straight forward, and is at a discount to boot (like Amazon and eBay).  Anyway, I think it is possible for anybody with a Paypal account to ship this way -- I assume most of us do.

With CV-19 and everyone avoiding human contact right now it is nice to have an at home option.  We're using this to ship some masks to friends and relatives.

Water Cooler / Covid Humor, the cynical thread
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:25:58 PM »
As to not pollute the other thread, but still using gloom and doom to have a laugh.

Marketplaces / FBA changes due to COVID-19
« on: March 17, 2020, 09:37:25 PM »
Temporarily prioritizing products coming into our fulfillment centers

We are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and its impact on our customers, selling partners, and employees.

We are seeing increased online shopping, and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock. With this in mind, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers.

For products other than these, we have temporarily disabled shipment creation. We are taking a similar approach with retail vendors.

This will be in effect today through April 5, 2020, and we will let you know once we resume regular operations. Shipments created before today will be received at fulfillment centers.

You can learn more about this on this Help page. Please note that Selling Partner Support does not have further guidance.

We understand this is a change to your business, and we did not take this decision lightly. We are working around the clock to increase capacity and yesterday announced that we are opening 100,000 new full- and part-time positions in our fulfillment centers across the US.

We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize the above products for our customers.

Thank you for your patience, and for participating in FBA.

This might hurt personally, however I will be able to ship items via FBM as long as the post office stays functional.  FBM tends to convert less, but if everybody else is in the same boat it might counter that.

Traffic / Google's Do the Five inadequate
« on: March 15, 2020, 07:21:32 PM »
You'd think a multi-billion dollar company would be more on top of it.

1 HANDS Wash them often
2 ELBOW Cough into it
3 FACE Don't touch it
4 FEET Stay more than 3ft apart*
5 FEEL sick? Stay home**

*clearly not enough distance according to everything I've read, should be 2 meters (6.5 feet)

**they should be encouraging everyone to do as little public activity as possible

Water Cooler / Upgrade Electric Bike
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:07:47 PM »
Sort of related, I've been looking at the cost of electric bicycle hardware recently and the cost have come down significantly from last time I paid attention.  The battery packs and motors are less than half the cost of a few years back.  I'm looking to upgrade my 36v/10ah and 300w motor to 52v/20ah 1200w motor -- the entire conversion shoud set back about $750.

99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps.Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic.

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