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I just recently realised, that proprietary social networks are not social networks but entertainment networks. That's why at least my friends have a hard time switching to mastodon or pixelfed. People expect to be highly entertained the first second they enter the network and kept that way all the time. Being confronted with a network that is stripped from all these addictive tools is a massive cultural clash.

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

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

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.)

"Your best consolation is the hope that the things you failed to get weren't really worth having."
—fortune(6)

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Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

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I am curious. What do you do with your Laptop at the end of the day?

If you do something else, please reply. Boosts appreciated.

#OpenBSD #FreeBSD #NetBSD #Linux #Windows #macOS

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I recently installed OpenBSD on my desktop after having to replace the power button.

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Wow. I am used to all sorts of nastyness when it comes to infosec - but this is a rare jewel. TP-Link reintroduces the heartbleed vuln: research.nccgroup.com/2020/07/

It. happened. six. years. ago.

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Github has an outage for 3+ hours (githubstatus.com/incidents/j59). This might be a good option to consider self-hosting a Git repo.

That doesn't take away the chance that outages might happen, but at the very least the impact will be less... huge.

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Dear websites,

These aren't login buttons or registration buttons.

Thanks,
me

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uspol; probably kinkshaming; autism; request for constructive criticism 

A guy on IRC said that it's a fact that antifa are terrorists then said that antifa is trying to stop fascism with fascism. I then responded by calling him a bootlicker cuck. Was what I said out of line? I'm autistic so I don't often understand whether what I'm saying is appropriate.

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