Taking the name of a legendary, pioneering Linux distro and re-using it for your networking project is pretty poor form, IMHO. That shirt number should be retired...

No job, farm mortgage due, help save the alpacas 19 Feb: #rainbow and #pride stuff: 2 trans pride bracelets, 1 6", 1 7", both $20 ea; rainbow hand armor, $30, I have 2; rainbow badge lanyard, $25, 1 avail; rainbow stretch necklace, designed for nursing mothers to give baby something to grab other than mommy's hair, 1 avail, $40. Shipping included in price. paypal.me/tarlimanjoppos #lgbtqa #art #mastoart
help if you can, boost if you can't, tnx

Oh sure, when a million dollar company puts files on my computers that track my activity its 'cookies' and 'business', but when I put files on their computers that extract information its 'hacking' and 'illegal' #computing #internet #privacy #bigdata #doublestandards

why shame someone for having an old phone when you can congratulate them for successfully defying planned obsolescence

Ok, 3h later we have ~140 instances with over half a million registered users.

Some hosted on @mastohost, some on raspberry-pis at home. Some gynormous, some single-user instances.

What I like about this is how diverse it is, and how it completely uproots all the assumptions MEP Voss and his ilk have about "platforms".

Now to make this into good talking points. But that's tomorrow. :)

so... um... hackers.town radio is up.


go stick that in your ear.

This place is blowing my mind. It reminds me of the internet before it was popular: full of hope, wonder and complete sentences.

P2P decentralised search engine right there. A friend of mine runs it. I did for a while but it uses a minimum of 2 GB RAM and my server only has four 😕

Thank you for reminding me; I've been meaning to integrate his YaCy instance with my searX instance.

This is a growing movement, with children from over thirty towns across the #UK participating and the union of headteachers supporting it. Every day we hear more reports about climate and ecology -related disasters, the origins of which are man-made, the consequences of criminal responsibility on the part of countless so-called ‘grown-ups’. Young people are standing up and saying enough is #enough.


#RebelForLife #ClimateJusticeNow

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

Why is there so little awareness in IT/infosec circles of the environmental impact of flying?

All the time you can read tweets/toots like "Attended conference X, spoke about Y. Tried to save the world from EvilCorp. So exhausted. Now waiting at the airport for my long distance flight to Z".

Shouldn't we have a more holistic view of things? Isn't decentralization one of our main motives? An uninhabitable planet full of Free Software is still... uninhabitable 🤔

I just found the eduroamCAT on F-Droid and it's made my day! I haven't been able to [find the time to] get Eduroam working on my phone, ever since I nuked it and went fully Free Software. It will be good to be connected up again after all this time! f-droid.org/app/uk.ac.swansea.

PSA - Brave "privacy" browser is malware Show more

why couldn't investigators read bigfoot's texts? Show more

Silk woven portrait of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, woven by Michel-Marie Carquillat on a Jacquard loom - France, 1839.

The program for this weave required Carquillat to encode ~24,000 Jacquard punch cards.

The image is fine detailed enough to capture detail like the translucency of the curtains over the window.

This achievement was one of the main things that later convinced Babbage to use punch cards for his Analytical Engine, cascading into actual use in computing later on.

#art #retrocomputing

Can't believe Jeff Bezos wears Amazon Basics underwear

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