2012: low powered netbooks for internet browsing
2018: browsing the internet is one of the most resource intensive tasks you can do on a computer

Fascinating post from Justin O’Beirne on Apple Maps changes in Northern California
justinobeirne.com/new-apple-ma

We are preparing to release federation support and we want your feedback!

Can you think of any safety, privacy or security features that we haven't announced or already support?

We appreciate any ideas/feedback that can make :pixelfed: more safe and secure. #pixelfed

@PawelOrzech Go to any list of users, like people who favourited a toot, then try scrolling past the end.

@PawelOrzech I’m not sure I can accept that judgement when I have a signing elephant and a hidden pool game.

@tootapp I generally like your Mastodon app best. I‘m missing one thing though: Is there a way to see the instance or federated timeline?

*shakes Hubble space telescope a bit, hears something rattle inside*
*gives is a couple of slaps, jiggles it around*
*hears no rattling*
"There, fixed it."

theguardian.com/science/2018/o

@Fabi @theoutrider Unless you use the verb “Robben” as a noun (“beim Robben”) in which case the verb is capitalized. Yes, German is a very fun language.

@loke @micahflee Sometimes you just want things to be true just for the sake of the story.

@bigzaphod if it helps stop your brain from snapping, Frog Leap Studios did a metal version.

youtu.be/POdbe-_bYbs

That thrill when you get some cool shit to happen on your screen with some lines of code—it never goes away. 100% worth all the frustration that comes along with this work. I love what I do. 💖

"The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting" by David Wolpe

"After the ceremony, in front of some 1,200 students, I spoke with his one remaining child, his son Nobuki, who arrived from Belgium to honor his father’s memory. He told me his father was “a very simple man. He was kind, loved reading, gardening and most of all children. He never thought what he did was notable or unusual.”"

nytimes.com/2018/10/15/opinion

@ky0ko @Gargron It‘s more than 30 days after the TOS taking effect. So if you didn’t just create your account, you’d have to create a new one for this opt-out to work.

y'all discord users ought to send an email to them saying you opt out of their arbitration clause in case they ever need sued

if you don't trust me read the eula yourself and decide if not having your right to sue them taken away is worth an email

discordapp.com/terms

(or, you know, maybe avoid the service entirely if you're able and willing)

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@art I feel with you. In Germany we don’t have great connection speeds either, but at least we have consumer rights.

@art Don’t you have like a legal minimum amount of bandwidth that needs to be provided? In Germany ISPs have to provide a sheet with maximum, minimum and expected average speeds. If your speed is below the minimum you can choose a different ISP or request a partial refund/discount.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface as a moderator.

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