anyway dipshit reply guys notwithstanding, periodic reminder and psa that
1 - fedi is just a bunch of postgres databases with a friendly clown interface on them and anything you post is copied to hundreds of them! this is cool and fine and "federation" but it is not private at ALL! there is zero encryption!
2 - as such yes any DM can be found in said database if an instance admin on one of the instances involved in the DM goes pawing through their database. DMs can also be reported by a participant. this is true of any service, incl twitter, facebook, etc because for those messages to be sent they need to... exist, in a database.
It is proven! I am jhulten on Keybase: https://keybase.io/jhulten/sigchain#cdf16279f8fe9dc13a82f19fedbe8eef240813999d3373abd510fa9b12a891010f
Big Tech megacorps Show more
jury nullification, or, how not to do activism Show more
People who have had actual jury duty will know how this works. People who have read the wikipedia article on jury nullification will be starry-eyed idealists.
Did you know the judge can keep you in deliberations for weeks until you come to a unanimous verdict?
You're gonna break before they do.
Think of the parents who are losing paycheques and need to feed their kids.
Welcome to the trolley problem, legal system edition.
@djsundog a salesperson once told me a nice mental trick in how to convey information.
We often start with the "how". Especially us hacker types.
Then we expand to the "what" and sometimes we get to the "why".
She taught me to start with the why, then the what and finish with the how.
All good documentation starts with the why IMO.
World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.
Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.
Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.
mastodon.social meta Show more
1. Encouraging people to spread out from mastodon.social to encourage further decentralization is a good idea.
2. Mastodon.social probably shouldn't be as big as it is, since it's also the beta-testing instance.
3. Wholesale blocking mastodon.social is short-sighted at best, and will counter-productive to decentralization, because it shows all those people you're blocking that federation doesn't actually live up to its promise.
@sblaydes I started life with no butt. As I get older, I have less than no butt. Pants become... challenging.
While pants *are* a tool of the oppressor, they're useful when running the snowblower.
It's a shame that Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, etc only adopted half of #ActivityPub.
Bring out the C2S support!
I was really disappointed to hear BuzzFeed was doing this. Being laid off is difficult enough. Paying out PTO is the very least they could do.
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