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"I'd like to thank everyone. Yes, everyone. I've never encountered a person who didn't inspire me, either to laughter with their gullible stupidity, or to joy with their intelligence and determination."
-- Mike "Doctor Randomercam" Stephenson.

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A sure sign of an untrustworthy and unreliable person is that they can't get along with people whom they disagree with. This applies both to and , but also generally to life.

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So sad some website specifically blocks (error: 403). In case you really need to visit that website with lynx(like your life depends on it), then change lynx's user-agent header (while visiting only that website)to a popular webbrowser(e.g., firefox's user agent).

lol some anarcho-communist I've never spoken to tagged me so I would know he's blocking me.

I don't know what this guy's problem is but here's some life advice: If your ideas were at all valid you wouldn't need to block people you've never even met to protect them from critical examination.

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Step 1: create a diverse ecosystem of successful open-source software, dominating the software market and defeating Microsoft once and for all

Step 2: Put it all on one proprietary software forge

Step 3: Microsoft buys the basket we conveniently put all of our eggs into

Wait

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Docker rant 

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So apparently the world's first webcam was used to monitor a communal coffee pot in a laboratory so that the people working in the building would know if there was coffee available before making the trip. I love programmers.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_R

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I have created a TUI for mastodon.

It's still an early release and far from done, but it has all the features to be quite functional. For now it's targeted at Linux.

You can find a binary under releases at Github.

github.com/RasmusLindroth/tut

"I'd like to thank everyone. Yes, everyone. I've never encountered a person who didn't inspire me, either to laughter with their gullible stupidity, or to joy with their intelligence and determination."
-- Mike "Doctor Randomercam" Stephenson.

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I don't think 'i have nothing to hide' and 'mainstream metadata harvesting is not targeting/going to harm me' are arguments with any validity.

Neither are 'everyone uses mainstream social media, and I won't be in the loop', or 'the metadata collected about me aids me, and knows me well', or, especially in the case of activists: 'we need to go where the masses are' (virtually the same argument as: 'we should publish all our material in a Rupert Murdoch newspaper'

when I spend some time explaining movies like Facebookistan and books like The Twittering Machine, people I talk to quite often turn to fatalism and moral relativism in order to answer my arguments: 'there has always been surveillance', 'you believe in a utopia, there isn't a single right way for everyone'

there has also been some bizarre arguments levelled against me that Facebook is easily accessible to disabled people, therefore I am an ableist by saying they shouldn't use it...

The doublethink and doublespeak around mainstream social media is really worrying. I suppose I keep talking to people to whom the system is treating kindly, and that don't seem to worry about how things are going to turn out for them
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⚠️ PSA to all Germans ⚠️

Starting tomorrow, Telekom and Telefonica will hand over your phone's movement data to the government and other authorities.

It is opt-out, not opt-in!

Deactivate ASAP.

Telekom: optout-service.telekom-dienste

O2: telefonica.de/dap/selbst-entsc

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"What?! You dont use Windows at all? How do you even manage to do so?"

"I can't imagine me life without Windows"

"Pff, why are you using Linux? Do you like the 90's look and performance of your PC?

"Oooh you poorfag"

Just some of the reactions I get when I say that neither me or my family use

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What editor do you use to program in?

Hey @selea I've had a thought about Mastodon's web design.

How difficult do you think it would be to build a theme for dyslexic users as an feature? Some friends & I were talking about and there's a out there on the web specifically for dyslexic users. Might be a good feature to implement?

opendyslexic.org/

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