... Okay, correction: I'm moving to @Alix
I just keep messing up with that word.

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Yeah, that's still a terrifying violation of our privacy.

This is evil.

Hey everyone, I'm moving this account to @Alix@isocahedron.website in a while, I'm not sure how the account redirection thing exactly works, so I'm giving anyone who wants to follow me there a couple days to do that.

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Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec

Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos torrentfreak.com/youtubes-pira

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This would break the internet.

Imagine YouTube Content ID, but for everything: blog comments, tweets, Github commits, Instagram photos, replies to newspaper articles, rental listings, dating profiles.

This is being proposed in the EU. #Article13
motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art source: twitter.com/torproject/status/

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... Apparently, the reason this instance Just Randomly Stopped Working was that... Wildcards don't work on "systemctl start". 😐

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It's neat how I wound up with a similar aesthetic sense to a couple of my transmasc-ish enby friends, with our shared desires to look like mysterious covert operatives from the future

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no matter your gender--male, female, catgirl, 3000 bees--we are all united in our desire to appear as envoys from a shadowy government agency, displaced from time and knowing far too much to live

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Aaaand I broke my instance again. This time by... Updating Postgres and then rebooting? 🤔

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Protip:

When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

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The Washington Post seems to think asking people to pay for #GDPR cookie optout is okay, or legal.
Democracy might die in darkness but I've got a feeling your site might die of stupidity.

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We care about trafficking, they said with one face. With the other face, they rounded up 1475 kids In Arizona as part of an ICE operation, separated them from their parents, and then handed some of them off to human traffickers.

Things I need to add to my WIP DIY religion: a prayer for Webpacker asset precompiling.
(Kidding level: only about 40% tbh)

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It is interesting that the development of AIs that can talk over the phone coincide with a generational value shift that places phone calls at the absolute bottom of the possible means of interaction

The logical implication of this is of course AIs that talk to each other over the phone, which would mean that - at long last - dial-up modems are finally in vogue again

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Congress attempting to functionally extinguish copyright term limits, extend copyright protection to 140+ years; the 11th such extension in the past 40 years.

wired.com/story/congress-lates

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