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Good piece on the misuse of the word "viral" in describing the GPL: heathermeeker.com/2019/03/05/o

TL;DR: The GPL does not "infect" attached pieces of code, so it doesn't make sense to say it has a "viral clause".

If you screw up and include GPL'd code in your proprietary binary, sure, you're in violation of the license. But you don't sign away rights to your own code just by linking a library!

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I'll cover travel expenses of anyone willing to come to vBSDcon 2019 and talk security as long as you can bring a 0-day for FreeBSD.

Please boost.
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If you're mad that Apple requires $$$ to publish apps it was devised by Window Snyder, former cDc alumni who consulted for Apple.

So this was done by someone from an respected hacker organization. It's not to take away your "freedom", but to stop attacks on valuable targets (Apple customers tend to have more money).

She also pushed for Apple to not store user data, and was a catalyst behind the iPhones getting locked down so they're impenetrable by law enforcement.

Apple should have been bragging about this, but sadly it's buried in a book most people won't read.

I mean, keep shitposting about Apple's walled garden, but the ~hacker ethos~ you think you embody doesn't measure up to a real hacker who put this wheel in motion.
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I just wanna put it out there that the word for “being polite on mastodon” should be fediquette

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Happy Friday my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

Our instance had recently been updated to version 2.9, which gives you the option of using a new single-column interface. This new interface will be default for new users, but you can decide which version you want to use in your settings page.

More info on the update here: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/

Keep being awesome! :louis_toots_too:

#Housekeeping #MastoAdmin

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My dad died yesterday.

He was 65 and had become a hero to me. A few months back, when we almost lost my wife and newborn son, my dad came and stayed with us. He took care of my kids -- kept them fed and feeling loved -- while I was taking care of things in the hospitals.

He dropped everything for a month... to make sure he was there for me and our kids.

When I needed help more than any other time in my life... he was there. And he was amazing.

I love you, dad.

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I'm not sure about "complete", but fairly comprehensive anyway.

"Alternatives to Google Products (Complete List) "

restoreprivacy.com/google-alte

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Woo! As you may have seen from that previous boost, Mastodon 2.9 is now out, featuring a new single column interface:

blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/

This is, IMHO, a huge step forward for getting non-technical people onto Mastodon 👍

Instead of the Tweetdeck-style interface, there's now a default single-column timeline which is much less scary.

(The multicolumn original is still an option in Settings, and those who currently use multicolumn will continue to see it by default.)

#Mastodon #Fediverse

@Chrishallbeck I just got home from a night shift (it's about 5 am here), so this feels appropriate tight now 😎

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@HerraBRE could you tell us what kind of somewhat useful program you started building in Go? 🤔

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learning how to install something from source but I dont know what to install.

Everything I want is for a little tilder server and i dont have the pi yet

what is something fun and harmless to install from source??

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I'm sure site isolation is an improvement, and better than nothing, but it also seems like a mitigation for a problem that maybe we just shouldn't have. Like what if, just spitballing here, we didn't put all our data in the same application in the first place? Old man yells at cloud.

https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity19/presentation/reis
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earth isn't round 

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