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Once there was a promising young technomancer who abandoned all of his principles and collected everyone's data. He told them it was safe with him, and in time they believed him.

Over time the technomancer realized he had amassed so much information that he became mightier than even the leaders of the world, but his greed and desire for wealth kept him from noticing.

He began to sell his influence to these leaders and got them hooked on his data.

They used it solve crimes, and they used it protect the endangered, and they used it to detect who would likely do crime, and they used it to keep the people divided, and they used it to topple one another's nations.

All the while making the no longer young technomancer even more powerful and wealthy.

The prophecy says that the Technomancer will try to destroy those who oppose him. But the agents of the wires will bring him to his knees by rebuilding what was lost.

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We went from the Turing Test, where a computer tries to convince a human that it is not a computer but a real person, to Captchas, where humans try to convince a computer they're a real person, not a computer.

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I finally solved a mystery that I hadn't been able to figure out for years: why Tor Browser doesn't get the "Attention Required!" CAPTCHA page and vanilla Firefox does.

Turns out it's browser fingerprinting that determines whether you get that page. I just installed the Privacy Settings browser on Firefox. One of its settings is "websites.resistFingerprinting" which is set to True in Tor Browser and False in vanilla Firefox. Setting it to True avoids the CAPTCHA page on Cloudflare websites.

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I actually hate how k8s is just "accepted" as the solution for container orchestration. Like it's not the only way but even in some providers' interface, they alias "Cluster" with it.

I really sometimes just hate how four companies can dictate what the world uses. And people go with it without thinking because it's a form of job security

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Here's my favorite git feature that no one knows about:

You can reference commits using the commit message instead of the hash. The ":/" syntax accepts a regex that matches any part of the commit message, returning the youngest matching commit.


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Last known concurrency issue fixed and released in persy 0.11.9 just now, one step closer to 1.0!

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valid reasons why someone may want to wear a mask even years after the pandemic 

1) They have a cold.
2) They are allergic to pollen.
3) They find their mask fashionable.
4) They are famous and are always recognized by their fans.
5) They want to hide a blemish on the lower half of their face.
6) They don’t want to display their facial expression to others.
7) They live in a surveillance society.
8) They just want to annoy those who criticize people who wear a mask after a pandemic.

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venture capitalists always crack me up because it’s like someone gambled right at the horse track one or two times and now think they’re a veterinarian

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Lots of great improvements. But I wanted to see a TrackPoint (ThinkPad nub) to be implemented in these. They're so reliable to use and accurate that I don't use my touchpad anymore.

#Librem 14 in Video

#purism #odysee #lbry #security #privacy @purism

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Writing prose is sometimes harder than writing code! I hope the message is clear despite the length.
RT @rustlab_conf
The history and vision of the @develer conferences

Develer conferences are intersectional spaces for multiple communities, an environment that respects everyone's ideas.

Read more 👉


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One of the best decisions I took almost two years ago is to learn how to write Rust code.

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> he discovered that the intruders had gotten pissed off because one of the machines was rebooting on them so often, so they installed about 30 patches (including security patches, plus SSH), a sendmail upgrade (including fixing all their broken aliases, and cleaning the dead accounts from the passwd file), backed-up, re-partitioned the disks, and reloaded all the data (resulting in about a 15% performance increase).


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Today is the last day on Kickstarter and the last chance for you to get the NextBox for a discounted price! Our campaign is successfully funded and we could even reach 90.000 € today. 🎉

Support us now and get your own NextBox as a reward! 👍

#nextbox #nextcloud #kickstarter #crowdfunding #nitrokey

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Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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People in the 60's: I hope the government hasn't wiretapped my phone.

People in 2021: Hey wiretap, what's a good recipe for pumpkin soup?

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Dear Mastodon, we're ~60 followers away from 12K! Can you help us get there?

Help by spreading the word that:

🔵 Privacy is a human right.

🔵 Tracking & surveillance are widespread on the internet.

🔵 Tor is a nonprofit that can help you take back your privacy online.

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