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Iโ€™m not new to mastodon but I moved here as the FOSS is close to my heart and this will be me permanent account, hence it is under my name.

As an , Iโ€™m wrapping up my PhD in Bioinformatics with focus on applied machine learning. Iโ€™m FOSS and Fediverse advocate. Iโ€™m also one of the guys behind the Flameshot application.

My main:
- language is R () although python, perl, php, JS are also in my toolkit
- OS is Manjaro
- DE is KDE
- WM is dwm

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Seems it got fixed ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Itโ€™s interesting, @manjarolinux KDEโ€™s ISO doesnโ€™t have torrent (according to the Manjaro website) and the normal download link gives 404 from nginx.

Does anyone else get the same error?

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@session @BrodieOnLinux

Based on the comments Iโ€™ve got in Mastodon and other channels, it seems some people think that I have negative attitude towards @session . I should clarify that Iโ€™m actually super positive about this and I have also added my Session ID on my Fosstodon profile as Iโ€™m now officially thinking about having Session side-by-side of my Matrix and Signal for the foreseeable future and until further notice.

Feel free to message me for testing Session of general chatting.

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These make me think that @session is yet another centralised platform which we โ€œhave toโ€ trust when run their server-side cleanly and they donโ€™t end up becoming another that develop their code behind the closed doors and implement features to abuse the userbase they have gained ()

Therefore this video from @BrodieOnLinux can potentially be true about all centralised FOSS messaging platforms:

odysee.com/signal's-massive-cr

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Additionally I would like to know how I can setup a server. @session doesnโ€™t claims that it is a decentralised platform but:

1. I didnโ€™t find any repo on their GitHub that points to a server code which I can run in docker or setup on a VPS or bare metal.

2. While creating my account, I got a looooong hash which acts as my ID, but it didnโ€™t tell me which server Iโ€™m on and didnโ€™t give me the option of specifying on which server I would like to create my account.

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The messages I was receiving were going under my iphone keyboard and I had to scroll every time I got a new message. Not a deal breaker but still sometimes annoying. I could send text message, voice message, and Gif without any issue. The UI is responsive and fast. I enjoyed the whole experience. I would like to have voice and video calls added to the mix as well.

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When creating the account was done, I wanted to test it but unlike Signal, Telegram, and Matrix, there is no โ€œselfโ€. I use โ€œselfโ€ (a.k.a โ€œnotes to selfโ€) for keeping some quick notes that I later will delete and also transfer some links and notes between my phone and computer. In this case though, I wanted to use the self to try @session as I didnโ€™t know Session ID of any friend.

I ultimately invited a friend and he joined after some hours and we chatted for a while.

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Next I tried @session and for those who want to get a quick introduction:

odysee.com/anonymously-send-me

This was the first time I was trying it so these are first hand experience without prejudgment:

The first thing that hit me was a clean UI and messages that were descriptive and clear. I setup the account with ease and it was very quick and without hiccups.
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@Jami was pathetically useless 2 years ago (couldnโ€™t send a message to a colleague with which we were testing it at the time) and after 2 years it proved that some gnu softwares are pure waste of time. It didnโ€™t even managed to give me good error so that I know wha is wrong!

Uninstalled it immediately.

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The first thing I tried was @Jami which is a gnu project. The last time I gave it a shot was about 2 years ago. After installation on my iphone, I found the UI super confusing. I didnโ€™t find any button for โ€œloginโ€ (I had my user pass in my password manager). I went to create an account but almost all usernames I tried were already taken. I then managed to find a place that probably was for login but it every time told me that the server name or credentials are wrong.
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Last night out of frustration from fiasco and lack of transparency, I started exploring other platforms.

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Mehrad :manjaro: :kde: :vim: boosted

An amazing, well-researched video by @BrodieOnLinux on ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ'๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ.

Don't miss out!

odysee.com/@BrodieRobertson:5/

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๐™ฏ๐™š๐™ง๐™ค-๐™˜๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™  ๐™‡๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ญ ๐˜ฝ๐™ก๐™ช๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™—๐™ช๐™œ ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™™๐™š ๐™š๐™ญ๐™š๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ

A security researcher at Google has disclosed long-awaited details of zero-click vulnerabilities in the Linux Bluetooth subsystem that allow nearby, unauthenticated attackers โ€œto execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges on vulnerable devicesโ€.

youtu.be/qPYrLRausSw

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Check out the "crazy long" curl, grep, sed, awk command pipeline in this article for how botnets de-obfuscate IP botnet IPs stored in the blockchain. arstechnica.com/information-te Could it fit in a toot?

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This article touches upon some basic thoughts on what the โ€œnextโ€ chat platform should be like:

drewdevault.com/2021/04/07/The

There are some minor details that I disagree, but as a general structure, it is well inline with what the real next messenger platform should be like.

@matrix

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