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do yourself a favor and avoid #spam by blacklisting this domain:

some asshat is creating throwaway accounts and messaging random people with the same crap over and over

#mastoadmin #fediadmin (? what's the tag for admins who aren't running mastodon??)

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What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, WindowsNT/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, Windows plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning Windows system made useful by the Windows system libraries, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by Microsoft.

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On attitudes toward piracy 

In the 90's, there was no moral panic about recording a TV show or a song from the radio

You could hook up your VCR to the TV, wait for your fave show to be broadcast, push "record" and keep it forever and nobody would bat an eyelash

It was even common to share them

And it's kind of jarring how the mainstream orthodox position these days is that pirating is like deeply morally wrong—we've embraced corporate rent-seeking behaviour so much that we police it ourselves

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Delighted to see the release of the new privacy-friendly keyserver, which finally fixes a number of serious issues in the aged SKS network. The new server finally lets you replace or delete your keys and has separation of key and identity data!

#pgp #gpg #sks #keyserver #privacy

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Wao ! more than 100 new followers in less than a day. Welcome. If some of you listen, it would be helpful to know how you heard about cryptpad #privacy #cryptpad

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Just discovered CryptPad via the FLOSS Weekly podcast. Basically, Google docs without privacy concerns.

CryptPad in their own words:

"CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys (not even us)."

It's also Free software.

Better still CryptPad is on the Fediverse:



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when discord asks for your phone number, or facebook wants you to upload a picture of your face, or twitter makes you create an account to view the "tweets and replies" tab...

that's a paywall

you pay with your privacy

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Attention lovers of books 📚 developers of software 💻 and enthusiasts of #opendata! 🔓

You are invited to the first Inventaire & OpenData Week from the 18th to the 25th of July at Kanthaus (Germany) 🎉 is the Free book platform made by and for book lovers. It uses and contributes to #Wikidata, building our data commons 🌐

No charge. You don't need to be a dev, just enthusiastic. See you there?

More info & sign-up:

Inventaire on fediverse: @inventaire

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This week, we have a very uncommon onion roots shirt available to you for a $41 donation. This is a favorite color among Tor contributors.

Just write in '41' into the other box on the donate page, and it's yours.

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