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.

#FreeIsALie #PeopleFarming #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

@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.)

@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?

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@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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