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A new web rises.
Freedom beckons; grasp it now.
"Fediverse is how"

Lisbeth Salander would soo love the fediverse. It would be like her walking into the Sistine Chapel or Topkapi Palace. She'd walk around with her head in the air for about five minutes going "Wow, this place is amazing" . And then spend the next four hours hunkered down in a corner somewhere hacking away on her laptop.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbeth_

Recently downloaded Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky from Project Gutenberg. Starts very well but I find it drags a bit in the middle. Hopefully it will pick up again towards the end

gutenberg.org/

A new web rises.
Freedom beckons; grasp it now.
"Fediverse is how"

Steganography is the practice of putting a hidden message inside another thing. in the ancient world if you wanted to send a message 500 miles your messenger might get caught. So they shaved the messenger's head and tatooed the message onto the skull. Five weeks later the messenger left on their mission. Even stripped and searched the message stood a good chance of remaining hidden. Nowadays no-one has five weeks. They send pictures with hidden pixels and other methods.

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Since I care about ethical alternatives to surveillance machines like Amazon Echo or Google Home, I've voted for #mycroft Mark I in the Internet of Arduino challenge ( arrow.com/arduino-voting ) from Arrow and Indiegogo, where they stand to gain $50.000 if they win (they're among the three finalists).
A warning to people in the US, though: Arrow's privacy policy says that they will use collected data from US users for advertizing, whereas outside the US they do it only with express consent.

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I'm thinking about writing a 'getting started with Mastodon' guide, but with a different focus: how to find people and start building a timeline. Thoughts on this?

One thing that's *really* helped me lately is not using the web app, but iOS apps that make it easy to browse other instances. It's easy to reply, boost, etc., which opens a lot of doors.

My favs so far:

- elekk.xyz for gaming
- mastodon.technology for obvious
- mastodon.art for obvious

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be cool if i could start my own single-user masto instance at some point but i've got a feeling that's way more resources than i'm willing to pay for

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#Linux is a good privacy-conscious alternative to Microsoft Windows. It's free, fast and easy.

-Modern forms of Linux (such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint) are as easy to use as Windows or Mac. They're well supported, with popular apps like Spotify and Steam.

-If you're having trouble making an installation USB stick, you can order them online: osdisc.com/

-You can buy PCs with Linux preinstalled from a wide range of shops:
linuxpreloaded.com/

#AlternativesAtoZ #DeleteMicrosoft

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#introductins Hi guys I'm new here hope to find friends that loves linux as me 😎. I love Linux + Raspberry pi

for a long time the received wisdom was that one of the best ways to browse more safely with was using from :
eff.org/privacybadger
and uBlockOrigin (can be found on addons.mozilla.org)
Any updates?

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those developer figures are from a stackoverflow survey by the way as quoted by wikipedia.
I still think linux use on the desktop is under-reported but no proof.

Does anyone have recent figures for percentage on desktop. For years it was 1% and recently i'd heard it was 3%. Also i heard a rumour that among i.t. developers the percentage was getting much higher; maybe closing in on 50%. is there any truth in that?

For anyone who has ever considered programming in language(very low level).
there is a great introduction by Johnathan Bartlett called 'Programming from the ground up' which is released under a GNU free Documentation licence.
can be got free at download.savannah.gnu.org/rele or purchased at bartlettpublishing.com.
It is that rare thing: a technically good guide written in very plain and clear english.
It's geared towards users.

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In case you haven't heard of Solid. Sir Tim Berners-Lee's project to reclaim the web. solid.inrupt.com/

ddg plus deduce equals deduge.
They used to say that goog le was a verb. If you search for something on and find it have you deduged it?

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So according to @mastodonusercount, if those stats are accurate, the #Mastodon portion of the #fediverse will reach 2 million accounts in roughly 2-3 weeks!

Feels like a huge milestone…not as big as 1 million, but on the other hand 2mil is double 1mil so that's nothing to sneeze at!

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