Just got home from work...😣 That was not so nice.

Amazing speech from Sasha Baron Cohen:


(Found in a toot from @ajuvo, re-tooted for internationalization, and also found the invidious.us link for the video)

Hey Fediverse, a relative of mine uses a 4 as a desktop replacement. He struggles with performance-wise and is unsatisfyied with either FOSS alternatives and, of course, the chrome derivatives. Any recommendations? Any tips on how to use Firefox on weak/old hardware?

I just found out that hasn't appeared on fosstodon.org until now. So go on, hit up teamtrees.org/ and donate some money (1$ equals one tree)! Disclaimer: This is run by a collab of Youtubers, but they're fighting the good fight, so why not help them funnel some money to tree experts to help reforestation around the globe!

Bought a new laptop: a ThinkPad T440p with an i5-4300m, 8GB RAM and a 128 GB SATA-SSD. For 200€! Originally I bought it in order to upgrade the hell out of it, but honestly, Debian runs buttery smooth. Totally satisfied! 🤩 I'm just so glad I went for this, and I'm coming from a much beefier Lenovo Miix 510!

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Der neue Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragte Kelber legt gut los:
- Warnung vor Ausweitung von Videoüberwachung und automatischer Gesichtserkennung
- Vorratsdatenspeicherung abschaffen
- Datenschutz zum Unterrichtsstoff in Schulen machen. Einbindung in den Lehrplan und fester Teil des Unterrichts

Darf gerne so weitermachen!

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Reminder: If you are knowledgeable about something (and you are!), you are in a position to help people. If you have the spoons/energy/capacity, post it to your timeline occasionally!
Maybe pin it to your profile? Or we could find a good hashtag for this?

@gairsty This seems like a neat project to get started:
I just found it when I read your toot, so I can't recommend it from experience, but it seems to be serious...but please do check for your own before using it. Maybe somebody else knows of it?
EDIT: Dang, didn't see the post from @Matter until now, leaving it here anyway...

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IPFS is an open source way to host files and share them around the web. As demand increases so does the speed of retrieving the content.


#technology #ipfs #internet #decentralization #blog

Does anybody else have the feeling that all the complaints of businesses about the GDPR just went away because they noticed that now that users have to consent, they can literally just collect any data they want? I have the feeling that it had a completey reversed effect to what they wanted to achieve...

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This is a public service announcement: by saying "IT is crap because users still buy it" you are effectively blaming the victim.

There is a huge information and resources asymmetry between large companies creating software and hardware, and regular person who just wants their Internet-connected device to, you know, not do harm. Companies effectively made a business model out of that asymmetry.

We need education and regulation to make IT not crap.

Windows rant - careful, almost explicit! 

I am one of the unfortunate souls to have to keep a dual boot into Windows...forgot about the updates it made, booted my laptop today...and was close to hurting my beatiful machine when I realized f***ing Windows switched out the bootloader AGAIN! I can't express how angry it makes me having to reinstall grub time and again! GRRRR!

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whenever i see someone ask a question about computers that i feel is obvious, rather than saying READ THE MANUAL DO IT YOURSELF or HOW COULD YOU BE THIS UNINTELLIGENT i just explain how to do the thing, thus giving people a good experience with the community instead of making people associate linux users with smug, condescending, self-righteous asses

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Hey guys, learned about this epic alternative to twitter from CCC. My first social network that I join, and happily! I'm really curious what will happen ;)
Thanks @fosstodon for providing this instance!
Just a few things about me: I'm a FOSS enthusiast (obviously!), I adore Linux and always strive for a deeper understanding of it, I am interested in infosec and cryptography and also care a lot about digital and analog games!


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