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.

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#lazyweb anyone know of a list of projects that support the #ActivityPub #C2S (Client to Server) part of the spec?

if you're like 17 on this site and considering going to a US college where you pay full tuition please look into what europe has to offer . the us system is so deeply fucked

Hello fediverse,

We just want to remind you that we have no official or flagship instance, and we don't plan on endorsing any in the future.

If you are looking for a pixelfed instance to join, checkout fediverse.network/pixelfed or the-federation.info/pixelfed

notice how capitalism is demanding you turn yourself into a brand then alter that brand to appeal to more people so that you can more effectively sell yourself

yeah don't do that

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@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.

bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/i

#SurveillanceCapitalism #Google

Discord is valued at 1.65 _billion_ dollars.

What kind of person can look at that and go "ah, yes, this free chat service is totally not gonna screw us out of private data for profit"?

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@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.

Much of programming is wondering why your code is doing exactly what you asked it to.

It's a shame that Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, etc only adopted half of .

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.
medium.com/@BuzzFeedNewsStaffC

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