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I don't care if all the other kids are doing Powershell

Friends don't let friends Powershell

there's a reason it's not called Powersheaven

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While i'm a hermit by nature and enjoy solitude, i'm not a big fan of the term 'social distancing' when it really just means 'physical distancing', while we should try to stay socially connected as much as possible while keeping space between us, especially now.

Maybe i'm just nit-picking here ;)

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Some desktop browsers with their search defaults:
- Chrome / Google
- Cliqz / Google
- Eolie / Google
- Firefox / Google
- Opera / Google
- Safari / Google
- Edge / Bing
- Vivaldi / Bing
- Waterfox / Bing
- Beaker / DuckDuckGo
- Brave / DuckDuckGo
- Epiphany (GNOME Web) / DuckDuckGo
- Falkon / DuckDuckGo
- Midori / DuckDuckGo
- Min / DuckDuckGo
- Otter / DuckDuckGo
- Pale Moon / DuckDuckGo
- SeaMonkey / DuckDuckGo
- Tor Browser / DuckDuckGo
- Wexond / DuckDuckGo
- Ephemeral / Startpage

#Privacy

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Copyright law, software copyright 

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It’s really hard to convince a non-tech friend to use key to verify and be verified his/her identity online. Not a simple tool (non-cli) can help doing a standalone PGP signing , right?

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There are freelancers and indie creators who need the money to keep paying bills when the shit breaks down, and have no sales pitch other than 'I would like to live'.

So when brands make weird cloying demands of your attention and money, consider whether they deserve it?

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When malware lands in Debian, it's a once-in-a-decade event. When malware lands in npm, it's 2 PM.

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Web tech is heck 

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@Gargron Exigent circumstances demand mandatory licensing, pooling, or revocation of patents.

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If you're a programmer and you're not involved in , you should be! Find something you use that's open source. Many projects label their easy bugs so newcomers can get their feet wet.

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Welp... borders are 100% closed, and schools are out until 2020-04-13. On a brighter note: food services for students that rely on them (and other welfare programs) won't be interrupted! \o/

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In know we are having other big news currently, but actually the US goverment uses that time to introduce a law preventing #e2e encryption:

The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online
eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn

#encryption #e2e #security

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Schools refer to these technologies as “student safety” measures, but this label doesn’t change the fact that these are surveillance technologies. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/scho

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Copycats welcome! 🙂
If you want to post a bounty on an app, please get in touch with us (matrix/irc/gitlab/forum).

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While everyone is completely distracted by a virus, the bipartisan EARN IT Act is poised to subvert encryption under the guise of protecting the children
wired.com/story/earn-it-act-sn

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ElementaryOS, PopOS, Gnome HIGs... it's very exciting to see quality UI work happening on Linux!

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Using a minimal keyboard-base web browser doesn't mean that you can't have the features that you like.
I like dark themes with softer contrast in dimmer workspaces (less energy consumption, reduce eye strain, more readability with syntax highlighting)
You can set surf to use custom styles:
surf.suckless.org/stylesheets/

Or you can use stylus addon for many web browsers:
add0n.com/stylus.html
addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

Find CSS codes for popular websites in:
userstyles.org/

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:blobcat3c: i have been thinking

i have seen other people do this, but i have a lot of followers for a fediverse account so i am going to do it too. i hope you do not mind

if you're a person who is making less money due to the virus going around, pls reply to this post! i have heard that a lot of people are having a hard time with money right now.

if you have money to spare, pls have a snif around in the replies. in tough times like this it's important for us all to help each other :blobcatheart: 💕 thank mew

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