It is not clear to me why it *should* continue its so-called 'services'. On a related note, though, does anyone know of a short enough write-up of the implications of the privacy shield ruling? 3 pages or less.

“In the event that [Facebook] were subject to a complete suspension of the transfer of users’ data to the US,” Yvonne Cunnane argued, “it is not clear … how, in those circumstances, it could continue to provide the Facebook and Instagram services in the EU.”

@meonkeys The average quality of youtube content will plummet with the deletion of those chicken door videos. Are you re-hosting them somewhere?

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"The Book, the book, the book is on fire...
We don't need no water let the mother f*ck#r burn...."

Facebook warns privacy rules could force it to exit European market | Ars Technica

@bsharitt Your gaming rig has an AGP? I hear that is faster than EISA!

@loganer thanks for the feedback. I will forward the comment to my student to make a note for the future. Thanks for taking part. I'll have to have a word with the Principal about golfing. I seem to remember the old and ancient white men finally allowed her to become a member. Next time I have tea with her, I'll bring it up, I promise. Do. not. hold. your. breath. It might be a while. Nope, no design school at StA, no law school either & only half a medical school, thought they won't like me saying that. It's a small fishing village on the East coast of Fife, already punching above the 8k residents class. Thanks for the feedback. We did discuss what we can do to appreciate peoples' contributions and decided to put up a page with the results once the dissertation is done. We thought this was the best way to say thanks. The link is:

Expect to see the content come up in September. I will toot again about it and will try to remember using the same hashtags but I have no idea what the chances are you will see this.

Best wishes and stay safe in these crazy time.

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Hey guys, what's up

I am conducting an anonymous survey for my MSc dissertation on the barriers to uptake of alternative social media platforms. If you're interested, please click the link below. Your input would be much appreciated!

The link is:

@jeffalyanak @PINE64 Even more importantly, DIP switches and a reset button!?

Question: is there a tool that will 'interpret' Linux log files (syslog, dmesg)? I know there are filters but am looking for something that explains messages. If there isn't anything, would it be good to have? Might make it a student project if people think it is a good idea.

Thanks everyone. I might go with newegg. I do like the idea of finding a vendor on Amazon and then seeking out their own website. Tried a few but have not found one that convinced me yet.

I do have a Microcenter in town but it is a bit out of the way and am too busy at the mo to pop by.

Thanks again.

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Am looking for a good alternative to Amazon for mail ordering computer stuff in the US. Any tips? Am thinking of the equivalent of for IT.

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With Mastodon having a few years under it's belt now, how are your friends/family reacting to you using it vs. the traditional social media outlets? Have you been able to convince anyone to come over and check it out or start using it exclusively? What are the arguments that you're hearing for using Facebook/IG/Twitter, etc. over Mastodon?

@cooper joining is my experience. Got my PhD student to join as well but no family.

Now is the time to try and grow for alternatives to the big commercial platforms. Student of mine is going to do a survey on what keeps people from switching. Will try to get her to post results in this thread (early Sept.) Folks, please keep answers coming as this will inform her questions as well as @cooper 's activities.

Quick question: is there a system that will interpret dmesg/syslog messages for me? Ideally, I would like them annotated as well as classified into normal/warn/error or something. Reason I am asking is because I struggle to understand most of what is in there but also because I would propose a student project to create one if such a system does not exist.

@phlegmaticvolk thanks - but what is it that this bot is actually doing? Why is it asking me to follow it? I've blocked it now since seems to be too general and also not always effective.

So, boys and girls and other fellow creatures, what is the followbot? @followbot From what I gather, it tries to index toots and makes them available to the world. Why does it need me to follow it? I gather people consider it unfriendly but is there a good summary why?

Hello Mastodonians (is that what you call yourselves?),

I am new to these lands, just migrated from the evil Zuckerland, so please be kind. Am a computer scientist at the University of St Andrews with an interest in, broadly, computers and society and participatory design.

Upcoming project is an investigation into the role that software engineering methods play in shaping technologies and their social impact, focusing on human rights.


Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.