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"Pseudonyms and anonymity are also an established part of many cultures -- for good reason."

- Alma Whitten, former Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering, Google

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My present Recaptcha policy:

Request audio.

Respond "Fuck you Google"

Repeat until access granted, or the joy fades.

Bonus: All audio AI parsing tends to "Fuck you Google".

I'm sure I can get a bunch of tech nerds to form a union if I just call it a guild

If you've heard of Dataminr, it's probably because of the 2016 shitstorm in which it was revealed that the social media "analysis" company was spying on Twitter users for US intelligence agencies.

Worse: Dataminr's investors included the CIA..and Twitter itself.

Twitter has since divested itself of its stake in Dataminr, but the company remains a "trusted partner" with access to Twitter's firehose - the raw feed of all public tweets.


Curious.. does anyone know of any major web app that utilizes SSE(server-sent events)? Seems so under utilized.. everyone seems to opt for websockets and pipe events over it... when there is something literally built for this.

What are people's thoughts on OwnCloud vs NextCloud? Or other options?

cognitive hazard 

Does repeating things actually make people believe them or do we just think that because we've heard it so many times?

Strange companies lying around in ponds distributing codecs is no way to choose an industry standard

I'm going to regret asking this but... uh... what's your favourite programming language and hwhy?

(boosts welcome so I can find new cool people)

FYI Linux Mint is dropping Snap

Their May monthly explained the reasons for this, including a clip from June from last year

I like it. I wonder if you could have it boot to Emacs and that's it?

"org-mode is very good for writing tutorials about org-mode"

Sometimes, YouTube comments deliver

Ever since some recent upgrades on .social, I've been unable to find any toots that are older than a few weeks/months

I wonder if there was a change which purged searching somehow on Mastodon

Microsoft steals name of Linux Desktop project (MauiKit and the Maui distribution) for their project that does the same thing and then blames Linux community for using that name to begin with (which is obvious trademark infringement as they've both had those names for years now). Abusing power over GitHub to then delete any issues on their project related to the name collision and deny they are at fault for ignoring the first search result that comes up for the name Maui.

You can tell they are trying to embrace, extend, and extinguish. But with blunders like this and the way their megacorp stooge bosses like to handle it they won't be extending anything.

bad news for android users 

the android rebels take another blow from google safetynet, this time in the form of hardware attestation. this will make it almoat impossible to use some apps, like banking apps and online games, if you use a custom rom, unlock your bootloader, or enable root access

Every Lie incurs a debt against the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid.

-- Valery Alekseyevich Legasov

Scientist investigating the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Someone shared this wild chart of the Fediverse with me. Groovy 70's meets Tables. And 2009 and 2012 are missing? I'm in awe. How..

Modern software be like:
Yo dawg, I heard you like browsers, so I put a browser in your browser so you can do everything while you do everything.

Also modern software:
Don't install Chrome on Linux, install Linux on Chrome, the future is now!

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