Tangentially: I have a Chromebook that just got Linux app compatibility, but Steam won't run :(

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I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

Running Sublime Text 3 on my Chromebook. What a crazy world we live in.

spoilers for Spartacus TV series 

actually no he wasn't a noble. He was a rival lanista in Season 2. The one who ended up bricked into the arena.

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Facebook will subject all of its users to "trustworthiness scores," similar to China's Citizen Scores boingboing.net/2018/08/23/weap #reputationeconomics #zuck'scitizenscores ##deletefacebook #facebook #Post

It's also wild to see actors from the Spartacus series play different Roman characters--the Spartacus German turncoat is Caesar, and the guy who plays Pompeii was a Roman noble in Spartacus.

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The Roman Empire Season 2 on Netflix is great, but it's also taking some serious liberties with accepted truth vs. legend. That's the nature of TV, I guess.

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Mastodon is great for defeating #censorship . Right Now I'm in a hotel room in mainland #China. Connected to the hotel wifi, and without any VPN, I'm still connected to the world. OTOH, Twitter / Facebook / Google are all blocked by the infamous great #firewall of China.

#Internet is supposed to be #decentralized. With projects like #Mastadon we are one step closer to the idealistic Internet.

Video games, pretentious reading habits 

When I ever I read Russian novels I can't help but picture them living in the post-apocalyptic ruins of the Moscow subway.

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Mastodon is not the first online ecosystem for any of us, it’s a chance at a reboot.

So it’s pretty rad that our consensus answer to the question “If given a chance, what would I have done differently online to make for a better future?” is a resounding “be authentic and kind and seek connection with others.”

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Hey, #Keybase users: If you'd like to see Mastodon support in Keybase (which is just *perfect* in a federated network to verify people) and have a GitHub account: make sure to voice your wish, +1ing this comment on the related issue. That might make it happen!


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Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.

Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.

Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.


Nothing like reinstalling software just to get the uninstaller, because the stupid A/V you were testing quarantined and deleted them.

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Twitter shares drop 12 percent after reporting declining monthly active users

(submitted by okket)

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There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...

Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.

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🔴 Amis du Fediverse, je vous rappelle que sur Mastodon, il est nullement besoin d’utiliser la technique de réduction d’URL, car n’importe quelle URL postée est égale à 23 caractères.

Exemple :
t.co/Blabla → 23 caractères

https://uneadressebienlonguesortiedenullepart.unsuperdomaineàlacon.qqch → 23 caractères aussi

En plus spa top pour la vie privée (cf. fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9d)

Le bisou 😙

Ceci était un message de l’amical de l’URL la Vraie !
Vous pouvez retournez à vos occupations.

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