TL is full of people shitting on free speech because hate speech is bad. Hate speech isn't protected speech, and doesn't normally fall under "free speech." If you act like it does you're doing the nazi's bidding by promoting their ideas of what speech should be protected on the one hand, and authoritarian control of ideas on the other.

Of course you might just not like that people have the right to voice ideas and opinions that contradict yours. In that case you've crossed over from dangerous idiot to malicious idiot.

@wxcafe

If I didn't like doing dumb things and getting dumb errors, I would not be a systems administrator. :flan_XD:

Free Marvel character idea:

Doctor Normal, the Mediocrity Mundane.

His superpower is that he is totally resistant to magic of any kind.

His PhD is in ISO 9001 quality management statistical analysis, and he was voted 'most average person in America' for ten years runnning.

I'm at a FP conference, and just as the speaker put up this slide the entire hotel lost power.

"[SRE is] what happens when a software engineer is tasked with what used to be called operations."
- Ben Treynor

Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people.

@thenomad
Compared to #FDroid Play leaves your #Android device wide open to malware and spyware

See page3 of this appstore malware study-
nsl.cs.waseda.ac.jp/wp-content

…more details
android.izzysoft.de/articles/n

These apps are also available from FDroid, but I post Play links here.

You can get an audit of trackers found in apps you use
play.google.com/store/apps/det

…see where apps connect to
play.google.com/store/apps/det

…monitor and/or block connections from apps
netguard.me/google-play-badge.
@kemonine @thegibson

So I've been looking into alternatives to Sonos speakers, which I currently have integrated with my #homeassistant. I hate that im tied into Sonos's ecosytem using their shit app. Home assistant bypasses this slightly by allowing me to control most things on the speakers. I seen a few good alternatives like libratone but nothing great. Anyone use a decent alternative ?

if you make a joke on Mastodon, no matter WHAT the content is, after 50+ boosts people will appear in the replies that take it completely at literal face value.

you could post "a man walks into a bar, says ouch!" and if it receives 50+ boosts, then you will begin seeing replies like "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STEEL BAR PLACEMENT IS DEREGULATED BY PROFIT DRIVEN CROOKS!"

this theory is commonly known as Eugen's Gambit. and i love it.

Please, please, please make it a habit of yours to say as specific as possible what you want to talk about, when you request a call or meeting (e.g. at work).

It reduces so much stress for people, especially ones with mental illnesses (of which you might not know).

I want to play with LoRa / LoRaWAN a bit, really soon. Has anyone of you already built their own gateway or got any experience connecting sensors to the things network?

I haven't talked about it recently, but I do have a lot of TV shows and films available via peertube:

TV shows - peertube.mastodon.host/video-c

Movies - peertube.mastodon.host/video-c

This stuff is important to me, and I like sharing it with everyone.

I have some more stuff coming in the next few weeks too.

Instead of putting my music collection, which I've done a poor job of maintaining, on my phone, I'm trying out music podcasts instead. Know any good ones?

Trillion dollar idea:

Something something something, but with [ quantum | artificial intelligence | Big Data | the Cloud | blockchain | the Internet of Things | mobile | XML | Java | smartcards | Compact Discs | expert systems | bubble memory | biofeedback | microchips | transistors | atomic power | radio | electricity | chemistry | slightly less slavery | steam | democracy | mass slavery | ships | alchemy | feudalism | this Julius guy | iron | brass | fire | a sharper rock | oxygen | matter ]

Today is the first day of something. May we look back fondly upon this day.

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