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tired: forking f-droid because they wont ban FreeTusky

wired: building an alternate store because f-droid doesn't use bit torrent
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A post about setting up a mobile friendly #XMPP server:

TL;DR: Use ejabberd. Set up a cron job to trim message history and network activity logs - they *will* go out of hand.

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"Generosity and inclusivity are at times purported as primary drivers of maker culture. In maker spaces, we are expected to ‘share’ and ‘open source’ our discoveries, just as the space shares tools amongst members."

- Art Hack Practice (p. 4). Taylor and Francis.

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is your child a Member of Antifa? here's how to decode their secret anti-government messages:

MTF: Mail The Firearms
FTM: Fuck The Military
AMAB: All Millionaires Are Bastards
AFAB: Assassinate the Fascists, Assassinate the Bourgeois
HRT: Hurry, Read Trotsky
SRS: Socialist Revolution Strategy
NB: No Bourgeoisie
Egg: a Sleeper Agent
Deadname: an Assassination Target
Binder: a Dossier of Sabotage Targets and Political Enemies
Passing: Concealing your Radical Communism from Family

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reddit, shell v golang 

Top submission on the Golang subreddit: “Instead of the shell, just use Golang as your scripting language! I don’t understand how loops and other stuff work in bash, so I better use go”

I mean, sure, if you have the Golang compiler installed anyway, why not..?

Loops, iterators etc are working principles on any shell since the 80s, not sure why that’s such a problem all of sudden..?

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Panel discussion on Personal Data Protection Bill with @swecha

Speakers: Jochai-Ben-Avie, Head of International Public Policy & Amba Kaka, Public Policy Advisor at Mozilla

#pirvacy #swecha #mozilla #india #dataprotection
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"Instead of enshrining Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft as the Internet’s permanent overlords and then striving to make them as benign as possible, we can fix the Internet by making Big Tech less central to its future."

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"Doing Science and Building career in Science", both are different!

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me: excuse me sir, mastodon is a decentralized and federated social network and most of the major instances have blocked gab

VICE editor: * exhales massive blast of lound * what

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this pre-commit hook has saved my butt so many times

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Adblocking, old man yells at cloud 

I grew up on dialup. 1200bps, max. I remember what it was like to get anything done at that speed, and now that it's no longer a thing I wouldn't inflict it upon anyone. That's why I try to keep my stuff as lightweight as possible, with as few deps as possible.

Treat others as you'd want to be treated, right?

A couple of years back I went to an HTML5 meetup and hung out with a bunch of web developers. I suck at web design (so much so that I didn't bother to try to write a new theme for my website, I used one that someone else made and tweaked it a little). One of the webdevs noticed that I use a couple of adblockers and yelled at me for taking money out of his mouth. That one cannot eat money, and that he gets paid a (much larger) salary (than I do) is beside the point.

So I put my laptop on the local network (Windbringer had been tethered to my mobile - OPSEC, ya' know) and asked him for the URL of the website he works on. He gave it to me. I opened it in a bare Firefox profile (no addons, no config tweaks, new right out of the box). His precious website loaded fully after just under three minutes.

Then, to make things fair, I rebooted Windbringer, got back on the local wireless, and opened it in my usual Firefox profile, with all the adblockers turned on. His website loaded in about five seconds.

"Your website loads so much tracking garbage up front that your page won't load in less than three minutes. I don't have time for that." And I left.

Unsurprisingly, I haven't been invited back, but my point stands - too much crap means your page won't load in a reasonable period of time.

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hey just because gab shits up with fake metrics doesn't mean the rest of you all should
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