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10 years ago I started using ad blockers because I thought ads were annoying. Now I think that's the _least_ important reason to use them.

I think we should call them "browser firewalls." That more accurately describes their purpose.

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There are some serious concerns with Firefox's plans to turn in DoH. I, for one, am not happy with all Firefox DNS traffic being sent to a US companies servers. See this article for more info:
ungleich.ch/en-us/cms/blog/201

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@selontheweb @socialskeleton

most of my contemporaries have this hilarious disdain for facebook and then say "yeah, i'm mostly on instagram these days."

as if the problem of social media are solved by simply moving your presence from one platform where your parents are, to a shittier platform owned by the same sociopaths.

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I'm reading a report about "21 IT jobs that will emerge in the next 10 years." Will I be a 'Data Trash Engineer', a 'Chief Purpose Planner' or maybe a 'Machine Risk Officer?' 🛃

cognizant.com/whitepapers/21-m

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1995: Computers are "anything machines". You can create music, write programs, do word processing, and network with anyone all over the world. And you can do them all simultaneously.

2019: In order to even think about using our web page you'll want to download the app onto your phone so we can track the living shit out of you and make sure you keep your full attention on US.

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asciinema.org/a/fTq6pzFOIrPzaI

Newly released text based user interface for interacting with your favorite Mastodon instance. 😀

lmddgtfy.net/

Hahaha. I was just sitting here, wondering if it would become a thing (like LMGTFY) and, sure enough, someone did it. 😂

What's the difference between FOSS and FLOSS, based on your interpretation/understanding?

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Fuck offfffff! I get this shit every time I open the app. Doesn’t matter how many times I dismiss the message, it just keeps coming back.

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Hey, if you’ve got background in GIS,

OpenStreetMap is helping fill in the outdated Bahamian maps to aid first responders

tasks.hotosm.org/

Hiked up Fort Mountain (Georgia) over the weekend, for my birthday. The place is absolutely breathtaking (both physically, because I'm out of shape, and visually). Deployed the hammock and took a little snooze while enjoying the moutain air. Also snagged the obligatory "beach legs" pic. 😂

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i am not going to name who this person is.

there is this person here who does these incredible motivational introductions to people who have just joined the fediverse.

each person who adds this person gets an incredible personalised greeting and introduction to mastodon.

they aren't paid, there's no selfishness in it...

NOTHING like this exists on facebook

they're kind of like if morpheus from the matrix was your grandad

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Long, long ago, a mentor pointed out that I was on a career track that I didn't really like, and that I wanted to be a computer scientist instead. Today, he wrote to congratulate me on a recent promotion. I replied to let him know how important and literally life-changing his advice had meant to be, and how he was my model for the mentor I wanted to be.

Friends, be good and honest advisors to those who listen to you. You never know how much of an effect it may have.

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