Hey! You are one of the "good" cops uh?
But did you consider being a paramedic?
You can still go woosh woosh on the road over speed limits and have fancy lights
You still have a uniform
You don’t have a gun but you have a pair of bzzz bzzz resuscitator plates which are 200% cooler
You really save lives instead of pretending
boost with cw, friend looking to escape an abusive landlady, boosts needed
By demanding encryption backdoors, Politicians are not asking us to choose between security and privacy. They are asking us to choose no security. Here's why: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk
We must fight encryption backdoors around the world. 💪 #privacy #HumanRight
I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".
A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.
Source in Japanese:
Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:
App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.
If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:
@bclindner who knew that in 2020 we'd actually be somewhat sad about ie dying
I, a white man, have written the first draft of a blog post on a topic related to racism. It’s about the idea of “white culture” (not an actual thing) and white people’s relationship to culture (also not really a thing) and the place that fixing that problem has in the anti-racism work of white people.
I’m wondering if anyone on here might do me the favor of giving me feedback about it before I publish it. If so, let me know and I’ll send you a link.
So this sounds pretty wild:
“security researchers say they have proven that the series of audible, metallic clicks made as a key penetrates a lock can now be deciphered by signal processing software to reveal the precise shape of the sequence of ridges on the key's shaft. Knowing this (the actual cut of your key), a working copy of it can then be three-dimensionally (3D) printed.”
Poster of Poop (UTC -8)
Bikes +, computers ~
Enot on freenode.
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