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The amount of companies that use your second factor of authentication as authentication to reset a password is just way too high. It's like having a single factor in the end.

Just ordered a Pinebook Pro. Can’t wait to play with it! I bought an M.2 NVMe SSD to go with it, too. Since it has only 4GB of RAM, my hope is that swapping on a nice SSD will make memory-hungry applications like Firefox a little snappier. I like tabs.

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I just watched a space capsule with astronauts splash down live for the first time in my life.

The last time this happened was 1975, two years before I was born.

Pretty wild.

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is this a fucking joke, I literally cant see what the design community is saying

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Turns out that using non-historically loaded language is actually easier to understand than the current mainstream.

White/black list? Awkard, not obvious if you don't have "white: OK, black: KO" internalised.

Master/[slave|servant]? Awkward, not obvious if you aren't used to absolute, totalitarian and static power dynamics.

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What Mastodon mobile client do you all use, if any? I bought Mast on iOS and I’m digging it so far, but I’m curious as to what the rest of the community uses.

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I started playing with ZFS in April 2007, when we purchased a Sun X4500 fileserver at work.

This sucker had 48 SATA drives in it, 500GB each for a total of 24TB of drives. 16TB was usable after redundancy.

My company just GA'd Java 1.8.0_261, and as it turns out, a lot of our code utilizes an old library that will throw an error if the minor Java version is above 255. This is actually pretty hilarious.

We're running around trying to roll back the change.

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I recently bought a "clever pun" domain fueled by the dream of having some online shop. Cost €10.

Dream has dissipated, domain is still here, accidentally making me of one those domain hoarders that sell with profit.

I got contacted. Someone thought of the same pun and inquired about the availability of the domain.

I just sent them the transfer code. Not every human interaction needs to result in some financial gain. Allowing them to pursue their dream is fulfilling enough for me.

Hello all! This is my first toot on Fosstodon. I previously tried hosting my own Mastodon instance about a year ago, but I found federation to be a bit difficult at that time and ended up slinking back to Twitter (go easy on me, please!). I found this instance through one of @kev’s blog posts and immediately knew I would be among like-minded folks here.

I’m Chance, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the community!


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