This is a thing of beauty. The met police Twitter account got hacked

You: I think the coffee maker is broken.
Me: Boost the confinement beam.
You: What? That's not...
Me: Transfer auxiliary power to shields.
You: You can't just say random-
Me: Run a level three diagnostic on the deflector array.
You: (sobbing) Stop...
Me: Make it so.

To: Folks Wanting Federation w/ Gab 

To: Folks Wanting Federation w/ Gab 

this pre-commit hook has saved my butt so many times

@rnickson IMO any company that shuts down their DRM servers should be legally required to distribute the keys and/or a tool to remove their own DRM

Raspberry Pi 4: 1GB of RAM and gigabit Ethernet for (theoretically) $35

And the 2/4GB RAM variants are only $45/$55 respectively.

Wow, that's very good.

Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

Tim Cook: “If we accept as normal and unavoidable that everything in our lives can be aggregated, sold, or even leaked in the event of a hack, then we lose so much more than data. We lose the freedom to be human.”

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

So, I've been thinking. And you're all right. Neutral will never bring on change.

#FLOSS is riddled with the "we must stay neutral" mentality, this creates a problem in this space, it simply isn't safe for minorities to participate in a lot of the conversations.

This means being neutral isn't neutral at all.

Who's onboard to work on FLOSS from an anti-racist, intersectional feminist perspective?

Netflix decides to cancel "Good Omens" after outcry from religious group. Amazon Prime to cancel "Stranger Things" as a good measure.

thewrap.com/netflix-wont-make-

v0.9.5 major updates:

- Photo improvements (filters + alt tags)
- Admin dashboard updates
- User settings updates
- Video support + Loops updates
- Discover updates
- Bulk manage followers/following
- Contact form/page
- CW Comments
- Admin Custom Page Editor
- Admin Configuration Editor
- Performance improvements
- Remote Following
- Remote posts (search, like, share, comment, report)

and more! #pixelfed

5 Years, 5 ambitious alternatives.

2014 - Misskey
2015 - Hubzilla
2016 - Mastodon
2017 - Pleroma
2018 - Pixelfed

#activityPub #fediverse

“Representing Facebook before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria was Orin Snyder of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, who claimed that the plaintiffs’ charges of privacy invasion were invalid because Facebook users have no expectation of privacy on Facebook. The simple act of using Facebook, Snyder claimed, negated any user’s expectation of privacy.”
theintercept.com/2019/06/14/fa

Fediverse users who are blind or partially sighted rely on screen readers to read posts aloud.

It's important to add alt texts on images you post, so screen reader users know what is in them.

You can do this on Mastodon by clicking on "Describe for the visually impaired" after attaching an image.

But what if you forget?

Well, there's a useful bot which will send you an instant message if you forget to add alt text:

@alt_text

To use it, just follow it!

#FediTips #MastoTips #Mastodon

this kind of in-your-face combative messaging addressed at changing harmful behaviors towards queer people is a great example of a large organization doing pride right

RT @spencrejack@twitter.com

NOW THATS WHAT I CALL PUBLIC TRANS IT BABEY

🐦🔗: twitter.com/spencrejack/status

#Tusky's PR to prevent access to #Gab discussion followup 

Facebook‘s attorney: „There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy“.

Just gonna leave this here.

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