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The #Article13 vote is today.

However it goes, it highlights the dangers of internet services hosted by someone else.

Self-hosting lets you control your own internet services and access them from your phone or computer, just like you would normally. Only you have access to the server they run on, which means ultimate privacy 👍

These projects are trying to make it easier for beginners:




#SelfHosting #CommunityHosting

The number of YouTube recommendations that are in their essence just some shitheads browsing through reddit for money is too damn high.

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I don't like Facebook as much as the next person, but the news surrounding it are getting absurd.

Now Facebook is allowing anyone to look you up using your security phone number

NOW?? That has been the case for at least a decade.

While I was still in high school somebody tried to prank me by sending me SMS from an unknown number, and I found out who it was with one Facebook search. What changed NOW? Back then Facebook was a "cool thing" and nobody dared criticizing it.

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@gamehawk @Gargron I definitely dislike the cross posting of Twitter content to Mastodon with no actual engagement. It reminds me of when everyone just used FriendFeed (or was it Wave or Buzz?) as a dumping ground for Tweets. It was a pretty good platform but got the reputation of being inhabited only by ghosts of people engaged elsewhere, which was part of its downfall.

Watching full episodes of LastWeekTonight instead of just the main story was the main reason I got an HBO subscription (instead of pirating it), and then this happened:

#YouTubeWakeUp (highly disturbing) 

I've visited 10 local tech shops this morning and failed to find a single cable with USB Type-C connectors on both sides. Each one of those shops had a cable with Type-A on one side and Type-C on the other.

For a connector that's supposed to replace USB Type-A, it sure is difficult to connect my phone with my laptop using it.

What's the stupidest hack you've ever encountered?

My cellphone number was once banned from using a service, but not if I enter the country code in front of it.

Hey, mind checking out this thread? Some of users have troubles with API blocking us and we can't seem to get to the bottom of the issue.

Fuck each and every website that decides that it's okay to open its own page in a new tab/window.

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Whoa, I just realized MIT has their own Mastodon instance! The future is now!

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"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

I love this chart. It shows me which services were people using and how many times they've attempted to compromise my privacy in the last month.

really helps me deal with this boring dystopia we're living in.

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There's this one house in Ulverstone, Tasmania that's had a Linux sign out the front for years. No context. Just chilling in the front yard. I have no idea why.

@ConnyDuck Do you accept any other non-Patreon mechanism for donations?

It doesn't seem like you can accept payments via LiberaPay at the moment.

Any sysadmin ready to host something icky and receive a spike in traffic?

Serbian government shut down a comedy show and the TV network decided not to air the last episode episode last night:

Of course, it leaked, but it has been already removed from YouTube and DailyMotion.

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