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‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’

My stomach turned while reading this devastating account of Julian Assange's recent appearance in court:

Imposter syndrome is the belief that because you are capable of the virtue of doubt, you're somehow less prepared for the challenges of life than the many hubristic arseholes who lack the sense to recognize any consequences of their own poor judgment.

The world doesn't need more overconfidence. It needs more folk comfortable with doubt, of themselves, of their practices and institutions. Questioning our ability or preparedness to do a thing is not the same as being unable to do that thing.

the next time someone claims you should give up your privacy to feel safe. Show them this quote by aus president.

I just call it Microsoft GitHub these days. Does half the job of communicating the risks of it being a hard dependency for FOSS projects in particular.

Hooray! Signal now works on Google free ROMs. Not sure when this changed, only know that roughly a year ago it would not work without Google play services.

Freedom of speach means that not only you can say what you want, but others can do so too, even if you don't like what they say.

We have been asked about the longevity of Fosstodon, especially since a number of key instances have gone.

Hopefully this post will allay any concerns. TL;DR - we got your back!

Y'all I want Xmas to hurry up because MR ROBOT FINAL SEASON IS THE REASON 4 THE SEASON

Maybe what I like about programming is the ability to solve a problem when I feel like there are so many other problems internal and external to my life that I don’t have the ability to solve. Maybe this is the reason why when I can’t solve a programming problem it bothers me so much.

things i like about old electronics: you open up the case, and there's an envelope glued to the inside that contains the complete schematics and calibration instructions. a bunch of companies did that until the early 80s, too bad it never really caught on and just stopped at some point.

Holy shit there are actually people out front of my house running cables down the street for the NBN.

Scully completely wrecks a cult leader with a single stare. Mulder accuses a pest exterminator of being an alien.

We strive to make Firefox a great experience. Last weekend we failed, and we’re sorry.

More here, but one call out: if you enabled telemetry to get the initial fix, we’re deleting all data collected since May 4 to respect your choice as much as possible. tweeted by @Firefox

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