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I was reliant on using #facebook as my de-facto news aggregator for so long, that I'd forgotten how nice it can be to just have all your damn #news sources in a chronological, searchable, readable and usable form.

I'm definitely opening up an install of #freshrss as a public service.

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Shit! Which exact shade of red is my favorite again??

#funny #ui #ux #design

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Why doesn't #mastodon have cw tag lists, yet? There are constant discussions about what should and shouldn't need to be cw-ed, but this wouldn't be an issue if a user could define a list of tags to hide for themselves.

Then you don't need to make a cw, you just tag your posts and users can ignore tags they don't want to see.
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@stevelord I think having effective emulators in the fediverse is valuable, as it makes it easier for people to switch from silos to the fediverse.

Once they're over here, there should definitely be other projects that are _not_ emulating silo-platforms, but that's step 2, IMO.

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Worked all day on performance improvements and can now hold this emitter demo < 50ms/frame. There are still many ways to make it faster. For now, I'll move on and complete the particle system. Then I'll learn how to do OpenGL instancing and see if I can apply it here.

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I've just realised that the first distro I used was Hardy (8.04). That means I've now been a Linux user for an entire decade.

Wow, that went quick...

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Nice.

"Parralel construction.

You pull the phone location records of everyone near a protest without a warrant (and no intention of using the location data in court) then you dig into them to find something unrelated to the protest you can nail them on.

That way you take out key players without it looking like a political crackdown."

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CW: "Hacker" "News" link:

big news about companies selling your phone location data. Read this. It definitely affects you

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

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you ever realize how many discourses don’t actuslly matter, like I just say a thread with people very engaged about how Instagram and Facebook define daily active users and like

holy shit you can be doing so many better things with your life

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I've been reading up on this Google Duplex thing, and maybe I'm just weird. There seems to be a whole lot of people that think an AI making a phone call should have to announce itself as an AI. I disagree, and further I would be annoyed if it did. IF I were to use Google Duplex for any reason, I don't want my personal use of this product to turn into an advertisement for Google. It's to accomplish a task, not be Google advertising that I'M paying for. I'd love to hear opposing viewpoints.

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windows, GDPR, tracking Show more

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Hey #Fediverse #Tech #InfoSec somebody mentioned here Maciej Cegłowski and the term he coined for people and companies hiding behind the complexity of artificial intelligence and machine algorithms.

Hiding as in pretending it's not the people's/company's fault that an AI algo did something bad/stupid, it's the AI's fault. Shifting the blame.

It was a neat phrase, two words, can't remember it for the life of me.

Halp?

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If you're getting a watch, get a mechanical one Show more

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Whew, looks like my #mastodon client for @elementary OS is finally semi-operational :thinkhappy:

Feels so good to finally have something to show

#programming #linux