bird site 

Me: Alexa, when is Thanksgiving?

Amazon Echo, a "smart device": Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 28th. People also asked, "Who is Barack Obama?" Would you like to know the answer?

Me:

rms 

Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

Heading into the city today for the first time in a while!

I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:

- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline

For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

And the release itself is here:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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Hash: SHA256

If you only use 140 characters like on Twitter, you will be able to sign those 140 char
messages with GPG (ECC keys) here on mastodon.social
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g+GdYA4XFehfXaVSlngBAJyx9iK0PLRLAGQhrLp/LwtbG0wbjaKh7mgEvUBTGFMG
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Wow, a 500-character limit for toots? Feels so liberating. I can't even count the number of times that I've wanted to go over the 160-char limit. Annnnd now that I finished that thought in less than 160 characters, I'm just adding extra because I can.

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