@ben1costello
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Researcher by day, crypto geek by night. Haikus pass the time.
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A question about safeguarding on U°Community: How does the network facilitate appropriate action in circumstances in which members post inappropriate posts, images, etc., since these cannot be deleted by the user themselves nor by others (nor even reported). I can foresee an issue where bots or malicious users post inappropriate or illegal content that cannot be removed. What, may I ask, happens more
Ake Gaviar
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Good question! I'm going to start with this to set a bit of background: https://www.coindesk.com/child-porn-bitcoin-blockchain-what-it-means News of this sort — especially about BTC — pop up pretty much every year, dating back to 2011 if I recall correctly and will keep appearing in the future, this is pretty much guaranteed. It's the reality of an immutable chain. It can — in a way — be used for what I linked above, and it can be used for things like this: https://medium.com/@everett.muzzy/how-the-ethereum-blockchain-became-a-tool-in-the-fight-for-chinas-metoo-movement-e4017b1acddd or this: https://www.coindesk.com/historic-korean-peace-declaration-recorded-on-ethereum-blockchain Now, when talking U°OS and U°Community specifically, we need to break down the architecture of these two. U°OS is a DPOI blockchain protocol. This means that 21 Block Producer nodes run it at any given moment. Not by appointment, but by being elected by people like you and me, and every one who contributes in any way possible and is valued by the network. U°Community is a dapp on U°OS. It's responsible for the social transactions and the account's Importance calculation (those ° digits next to each account). Any time you do a post, an upvote/downvote and so on, it's recorded on U°OS. And U°OS is maintained by the 21 Block Producers. Now this website that you are reading this on — https://u.community — is the web interface to the U°Community dapp which is on U°OS. If you ever used myetherwallet, u.community is similar to it from the architecture standpoint. So, what we have is (from bottom to top): * U°OS * U°Community * u.community Now, u.community, being an interface, and the entirety of U°OS and U°Community being open-source and non-proprietary, means that absolutely anyone can put online any variation of u.community — or anything really — as a website interface and enforce their own rules, whatever these may be. This would mean that anything the accounts on U°OS are going to do through their version of u.community is gonna be recorded on the blockchain. But interface admins are free to allow only whatever through their u.community. Say, you create a u.dogs website for canine aficionados and — as the sole owner of the website — say absolutely no cat stuff is allowed. And any malicious actor that has the audacity to post a picture of a cat will have the transaction of cat posting on U°OS, but the actual post will be removed by you — the u.dogs admin. Same with u.community currently — there are transactions and they are immutable and are always attributed to the account, but the actual stuff displayed on the u.community website – it being an interface — can be removed from being displayed. The question is now — where's all the content stored. For u.community — the content currently is centrally stored. There are plans on moving the storage to the Block Producer nodes as well, which will make things a bit more interesting from the perspective of your question. This would have the following hypothetical scenario: * You launch the u.dogs website on U°OS * A malicious actor posts a cat picture on your u.dogs website * You remove the cat picture from being displayed on u.dogs * Where's the cat picture — even though not displayed — is actually stored now? Well, in the current state of U°OS it's stored on the u.dogs server, to which you have access and remove it as well. [Not the transaction associated with it though]. If the storage is moved to the Block Producers, the cat picture is there. Not on your u.dogs server, which, in a way, makes things easier for you — you just remove the cat picture from being displayed on u.dogs and that's all. Now that the consensus of U°OS is DPOI, meaning that the Block Producers are elected every 126 seconds based on the Importance of the accounts that vote for them, and that they store the actual content, it's going to be up to the collective voting decision on the content storage and where they are — each of the 21 block producers — are legally located. It's going to be an interesting case when this happens, but it's what the world as a whole is moving towards with the decentralization. One of the core premises of U°OS and U°Community is giving the power back to the network. How's this going to play out? This remains to be seen [but I personally have pretty high expectations]. Decentralization — despite being there as a movement for decades (if not longer) and with BTC hitting the 10 year anniversary this year (the tech backbone for decentralization) — is still in its infancy. I hope this gives you a general overview and a perspective to your question.
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These are my favorites now too! Thank you!
4 months ago
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I like the last one Stark's mimick
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Interesting. Will definitely take a closer look at it. Btw: nice to see those horizontal lines :)
4 months ago
I will have to take a look
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How are people’s predictions going? Has anyone managed to correctly predict 3 days in a row yet?
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Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
4 months ago
I think brave best option than chrome so far...
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Ake Gaviar
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I've been using brave daily for around a year now. Mostly doing it to support Brave but honestly it still has a lot to develop/improve.
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Dominic Cummings' Seven million £ ad campaign Is daft politics
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Kirill R°
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Hello and welcome! 👋
BC
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Thank you! Still wandering around the site quite aimlessly - any tips?
4 months ago
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@joegamemaker Thank you!
4 months ago
Thanks
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HeatherG
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LOL
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Ake Gaviar
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This made me spit out my coffee. What an awesome haiku haha
4 months ago
rofl
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