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Your favorite link aggregator site ?

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All I can do is kindly ask that if you are inviting people to Mastodon on other social media, Telegram groups or whatever else, please please use the joinmastodon.org page instead of linking to mastodon.social specifically. Thank you

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Don't use a piece of software just because everyone else is. Do some research and make your own decisions.

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@LogicalDash I walk the walk. Among other things, I support many creators through LiberaPay, Patreon, GitHub Sponsors, of many kinds of works, I buy DRM free and lossless music on bandcamp for well over the asking price, I donate to many free and open source software projects, I buy merchandise and stickers knowing the margin is used to pay the bills, and I reach out to many creators directly asking how I can support them better.

Don't be so presumptious to assume I'm devoid of morals simply because I disavow copyright and encourage dissenting against a broken system. There are alternatives and I put my money where my mouth is.

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"Messages for package www-client/firefox-bin-74.0-r1:

Upstream operates a service named Normandy which allows Mozilla to push changes for default settings or even install new add-ons remotely. While this can be useful to address problems like 'Armagadd-on 2.0' or revert previous decisions to disable TLS 1.0/1.1, privacy and security concerns prevail, which is why we have switched off the use of this by default [...]"

Thanks Gentoo! Perhaps I should look for another secondary web browser.

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Crises have been used before to open-endedly dispose of democracy and institute a dictatorship. Hitler did this in 1933, will Orban be next? Stop looking away and intervene now, EU and western governments!

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Just discovered two useful features commonly available in shells:
1. printf "%q" 'thing!'
The %q sequence in the printf commands transforms an argument in a quoted version (see screenshot)
2. disown
This one is a builtin in bash and zsh, but not in dash. It disowns the last background job and, with that, closing the shell won't kill the disowned job. I'm using this for an opener script.

(I know printf isn't a shell builtin, but it is available in most systems, I guess)

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Mastodon always 'charges' you 23 characters for every URL you post. It doesn't matter if it is longer or shorter.
There is NO excuse for using URL shorteners which obfuscate your destination if you click - these usually go to fb or twitter, so I Never click them on purpose. They make my browser and I feel dirty.
Please tell your friends.

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#Fediverse demographics #poll about age and sex/gender (please boost/repeat/share!)

note: women are usually overrepresented in polls like this.

I have tried many different pieces of software and now settled done on the optimal config for me. This is my first . The picture shows , , , , and . The color theme is , the fonts are and .

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I have a question for you:
Where do you get your energy in life from? What makes you happy?

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I strongly recommend having arguments about things you disagree about, and especially double-cruxing them. <ericherboso.org/2016/01/the-do> Up until today, this was all just a theoretical recommendation, but… wow does it help.

I think I'm finally starting to see the meaning of “what do you think you know, and how do you think you know it?". I'm probably right about this thing I'm arguing about, but my reasons for believing it right now are stupid (and are the same reason I didn't believe it earlier).

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I feel like these two articles make great companion reading for one another:

Things you can do with a browser in 2020
> It's 2020, and browsers can do amazing stuff.
github.com/luruke/browser-2020

The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers
> This strategy of unlimited scope and perpetual feature creep is reckless, and has been allowed to go on for far too long.
drewdevault.com/2020/03/18/Rec

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Youtube uses #coronavirus as an excuse to deploy its error-prone #uploadfilters without human review and admits overblocking effect. youtube-creators.googleblog.co

Have you ever heard of teleworking, Youtube?

My team is working on using Peertube for our videos.

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I refuse to print out scientific even if they have thousands of cross-references. is legacy technology. It should be possible to read such stuff on a phone, in bed, without zooming.

Maybe I should write my thesis in and CSS, without javascript. The resulting document would be barrier-free and printable. Thanks to data URIs, which can encode graphics etc., it would even be a single-file document. hmmmm

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