Today, while car shopping to replace another vehicle, my cars water pump fails. Ironic, i know. So im stranded, Call some friends to hopefully tow me, but nothing. So I start thinking about mechanics. Call a few and i get some ballpark quotes around $700 and that doesn't include the tow to get it there. So i finally decide im going to fix it myself. I call a tow truck to tow it to my house ($130) got the water pump for $50 and the belt for $20 and a long evening and $200 later im mobile again!😃

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Stallman out at FSF. End of an era.

So long, and THANKS for all the software!!!

itsfoss.com/fsf-new-president/

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i hate when websites have their username and password fields on separate pages and some JavaShit only displays the password box after you put the username in... makes it hard for my password manager to autofill it and is just generally annoying

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Here are my thoughts on the recent announcement of Invidious shutting down soon. I also go over what this means for both Invidious and FreeTube in the future. If you have any questions regarding this, please let me know.

write.as/freetube/the-invidiou

#privacy #freetube #opensource

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Omar Roth is stepping down as maintainer of the Invidious project and the invidio.us instance will be shutting down September 1st, 2020.

It seems to need programming contributors.

More here: github.com/iv-org/invidious/is

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Two Tor zero-days disclosed, more to come

-First zero-day can identify direct connections to Tor
-Second zero-day can identify indirect connections (users connecting through Tor guards)
-Both issues can be used to completely shut out users from Tor
#TorBrowser
#Anonymity
#ZeroDay

t.co/BS2hVwAr16

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Hey all,

It was recently announced that Invidious will be shutting down in September. I don't know for sure what will happen to the project. I'll be making an announcement on what this means for FreeTube as soon as I have time.

Announcement Post: omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-fr

#privacy #freetube #opensource

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I don't get the community. They keep talking about how bad the censorship is and how terrible the platform is in general. They ask for an alternative and when you recommend them one of 6 alternative platforms they refuse to switch. They can't even make smallest of sacrifices for more creative freedom.

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Today we release #Nextcloud Forms!
📝 Create market surveys, order forms or plan events without limitations.
Data stays on your server and the #privacy of respondents is respected! 🕵️

Start using Forms right now 🥰
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-f

Aw man, Newipe is broken again :( youtube probably changed things again.

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Hi everyone, newbie here.

I'm a IT Pro for a living, but in my spare time I mess with tech, have a growing interest in privacy related tech, spend far too much time thinking about my football team (Bradford City) and have a 3 year old to keep me young :)

Just getting my head around Mastodon so you probably won't hear too much from me to start with ;)

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US wants to make Math not work when it's inconvenient for law enforcement:
theregister.com/2020/06/24/us_

Fun bit:
> The terms "device manufacturer," "operating system provider," and "provider of remote computing service," apply only to firms with unit sales over one million annually or one million customers/subscribers.

So #Signal would have been able to avoid it if it was a federated network of independent service providers.

Unrelated: I seem to have misplaced my smallest open-source violin.

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maybe someone has an.idea.on what to.do to fix this issue... I fired up a vpn (nord) and it used 10Mbps of my 15Mbps connection as overhead.. this doesn't sound right..I tested this multiple times with different settings.
My pc is a ryzen 2700x and 32 GB ram.. i should have no issues.. Granted, I have not tested on my linux box.. This is on Windows 10 which I hate, but have to use for work.

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Going through my federated timeline (not that big in my private instance), trying to find a couple more people to follow. If you know of someone I shouldn’t skip, feel free to suggest... #photography #indieweb #microblogging #foss

Local weather station forecaster thought process. "If we always predict 50% chance of rain we cant be wrong rght?"

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Fawkes is a new anti-facial recognition tool from University of Chicago Sand Lab. It subtly alters faces in images so that that they cannot be correctly classified by common machine learning classifiers, while leaving them legible to human viewers.

sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/fawkes

These small changes - adversarial preturbations - merge features from other peoples' pictures with your own to cause classifiers to misfire, mistaking pictures of you for pictures of your "masking" target.

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I forgot to actually include what i wanted! oops! Im looking for ideas and resources for how to learn to do this. If i could look at something similar and have it explained that would be awesome! Im just not sure where to start with this.

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