Today is the 15th anniversary of the Caffeine Incident.

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I must be a bot, I'm too dumb for some captcha.

And they are really not precise! A bus is not a coach, it's absolutely a different thing, but yet the captcha wants me to think they are the same.

A coach is

A bus is

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I can sleep well because I have working backups. My laptop could be destroyed, I would not lose any data. Home may burn, same.

If you can't say the same, you should seriously think about doing backups, it's important when your world is digital.

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You don't "have something to hide" when you put blinds on your windows or close the door when you're on the toilet, or wear clothes. Privacy isn't about having something to hide, it's not about keeping secrets. It's about being able to choose what you reveal about yourself, and when, and to who, and the other word we have for that is "dignity". Your inherent dignity, as a human being. Privacy is the agency you have over your dignity.

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Can this toot get more boost than favorites? :flan_laugh:

The only way to know is to make it real! :flan_racer:

Choose your side :flan_fox: :flan_fox:

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Are you using full disk encryption on your computer(s)?


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To my terminal & serial-console using friends, I wish a festive terminus.

To my hard-copy output using friends, I wish you a peaceful printout.

To my screen-reader-using friends, may your Braille output or TTS be blessed.

To my GUI using friends, I wish a merry Xmas.

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I don’t know who needs to hear this but…

Privacy isn’t:

- A premium feature
- A setting you must configure
- About having something to hide

Privacy is:

- A basic human right.

I think my heavily worn ThinkPad X200 finally broke. RIP nomad 2009–2021

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andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc. shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log:

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

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Wow, after 25 years of Unix experience, I learned that you can filter output in #less.

Press ampersand (&) and enter a regex to show only lines matching the regex.

Press ampersand (&) and then exclamation mark (!) to apply an inverse filter.

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Why is it that whenever I see a picture with a keyboard in it, even if the keyboard is just a few pixels in the background, I ignore everything else in the picture and try to guess what model keyboard it is and what kind of switches it has?

I just switched to Circe after using ERC for a few days. Circe seems less buggy than ERC.

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Your annual reminder to beware the IDEs of March. Especially when a text editor will suffice.

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controversial technology opinion 

I seem to be in the minority here but a web page should be able to load its content without needing JavaScript. If your page only loads an empty wireframe without JavaScript, you’ve failed at the web. Bare minimum, load the fucking content. If it’s being pulled dynamically, do that server side and then generate a damn page.

My desktop's original hard drive failed just as a new one arrived. I think the old hard drive is upset I bought a new one. :-P (Yes, I have backups.)

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