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"By selecting a reliable and secure Google Drive alternative, you will have more control of your data. You will also be supporting some great privacy-focused businesses (Nextcloud) while steering clear of surveillance capitalism."

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CREATE and DESTROY historical UNIX systems!

Are you curious what UNIX was like? Now you can experience it at where you have complete control over your own UNIX system.

#unix #vm #history #retrocomputing #vintage #retro #computer #os

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Just a friendly reminder that World of Commodore 2020 virtual event is this coming Saturday 12/5.

World of Commodore 2020
Virtual Edition!

Saturday December 5, 2020
10 AM to 10 PM EST via Zoom and YouTube

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Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".

"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".

"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".

"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".

And so on.

There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers

Now that we are going to have to write keybase off as a lost cause, anyone have an alternative?

Finally got a Mastodon client I am happy with going again. I have moved to TOOT TUI and it works perfectly fine under FreeBSD. Very pleased.

I am very impressed with and pleased by Riot and . Good software makes me happy.

@TheKinrar Hello. Does this instance block sending emails to emails that end in XYZ? I am unable to change my email and it says 'Sending email' but I never get one at my new or old email address.

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PLUG's annual end of year party is this Thursday. It's at our normal time and location.

2019Dec12 @ 19:00
Desert Breeze Substation: 251 North Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler

Bring something to share if you can

There is not a security meeting this month, but Stammtisch will be a week from Tuesday on the 17th @ 19:00

Next month we will give resume reviews before Stammtisch

#FLOSSevent #LocalGroup #Arizona #PLUG

Something is wrong with my mastodon. I can’t change my email and I can’t follow users anymore. What the heck.?

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Hayden explains that Russian, Chinese, and Saudi authorities will also seek exceptional access backdoors.

Proposals to get around encryption, like client-side scanning, open the door to abuses by those authoritarian regimes and other bad actors.

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"One small way to get our independence and agency back from exploitative platforms is to build personal websites to share on instead. It’s a step to taking back control, and building a web that neither relies upon, nor feeds, the harms of Big Tech."

Great post by @laura

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What's the one thing every web user can do to fight #SurveillanceCapitalism ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them


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Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:

Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...

Please don't.

Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It

Ranting about pornographers on Mastodon. 

Why the heck do pornographers post stuff here? Ok, yes, you followed my account but what’s the point? I’m not gonna be like “oh boy, let me just smash that retoot button on that there anime girl blasting fluids out of all her orifices. Yup, all my followers need to see that!” Are there people benefiting from posting this crap or are they the equivalent of the tooth fairy but for anime porn?

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