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Oh my ahura mazda, people like my joke and I have accidentally ten times as much followers as before, and stars enough to fabricate a moderately sized nebula.
Now how to tell them that I am boring and not funny? 🙃

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some people think they *punish* me by banning me for disagreeing with them. 🤦‍♂️

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+10 points to the designer of this direct mailer. To help sell a “handwritten note” eyecatch, they printed fake “pen bleed” on the back! It looks super authentic!

But... halftone dots never lie

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What is your principle Fediverse stream?

How do you follow / use The Fediverse / Mastodon?

Boosts appreciated.

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Blacklight: a nice new privacy inspector from Surya Mattu at The Markup.

Try it with 😉

In 2013 and engineers have realised that their internal corporate network was wiretapped by the government. They got really angry. In less than a year they basically convinced all the worlds to put the whole internet onto .
We are in 2020, and in 7 years majority of the services are and use at least a marginally verified certificate.

and cronies have finished and executed the largest independent online newspaper of

It has been going on for a while now, but the controlled company forced the owner foundation to get rid of the chief editor and almost all of the journalists left.

See also

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I can finally share what I worked on last year!

I was extremely lucky to join the amazing team led by Alberto Mielgo in this incredibly unique looking piece. Watch it with headphones, re-watch it, frame-by-frame it! #b3d #UbisoftForward #WatchDogsLegion

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Fediverse: I (the whitest, cishet-est person imaginable) have been unexpectedly put on the diversity & inclusion team at $dayjob. Our task is to make recommendations to the bosses and the board on how to improve our practices and make our workplace more welcoming for everyone.

I want to use this platform to do an excellent job. So please help me! What resources should I be looking at, what best practices are there, who should I talk with? This is in the UK if this matters at all.

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No wonder that big tech companies get interested in OSM. I missed that footnote of the report that tries to value #OpenStrretMap: “Combining the total replacement cost of the OSM database, the value of the software development effort and industry standard maintenance costs yielded a total community replacement cost of $1,672,415,000”.

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#DOFH excuse:

Server refuses to accept handshakes due to COVID-19. @dofh_excuses

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Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

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Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:

We're happy to be here! #introductions

oops. seems to have an internal delay of about 4 minutes now. Someone must be pouring a lot of trash into them.

since the original may have been removed (or just banned me) here's this article about a pretty serious case (most people are way better):

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Back in 2016 paid for the public security audit of Matrix's E2E encryption by an absolutely critical step for Matrix. Today, OTF is under attack. Please help save them for the sake of the Internet. #SaveInternetFreedom #SaveOTF

Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE (12 September 1931 – 19 June 2020)

he US Agency for Global Media () funds a number of programs to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of and , including Voice of America. …
...a new CEO for the US Agency for Global Media, dismissed the top directors of its programs, including the heads of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the agency's advisory boards...
then fired 's CEO, Libby Liu.

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There's some crazy internal US politics right now that threatens #OpenTechFund, who funded #LetsEncrypt, #CertBot, @torproject , #NoScript, TLS ESNI/ECH, #DNSPrivacyProj, #ReproducibleBuilds, #Wireguard, #DeltaChat, #OpenKeychain, #pypi, @guardianproject , @signalapp , and more. Looks like a couple proprietary software companies are trying to take over this #FreeSoftware money. Please sign on to the campaign to try to stop it:

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New post: How to pay your rent with your open source project

Including Ghost, Discourse, Matrix, Gitlab and other great, sustainable open source products.

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