@amolith I have a 3x3 grid and I looked up how easy it was to crack that with all the dots being used and it was a long long time. A lot longer than having my finger cut off and pressed against the fingerprint sensor I've enabled!

An admission... I sneakily watch people when they are making a finger pattern to access their phone. I'm not interested in accessing their phone, I'm purely interested in how complicated their pattern is. I've never seen anyone go beyond swiping three dots, the average is two.

Android question. Say if I were to use a firewall application like NetGuard that uses a "local vpn" would I be able to use it in conjunction with my VPN service, in this case Private Internet Access that is managed using the OpenVPN app. The other alternative is to root my device and install AFWall+.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, lovely community!

A new episode of Late Night Linux is out! 😍 Definitely one of my favourite Linux podcasts.


Looks like the new update brings a profile directory to make it easier to find people in topics you're interested in on your own instance. Simply add some to your bio, check the option in profile settings, and you'll be included! 😁


❝You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’ ❞

- Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell

The best sense of the speed of light that I've ever seen. Very cool. It actually seems slower than I expected.


Last night, people protested at dam square in amsterdam, against the eviction of culture from the city, against the eviction of #ADM

Until 22.00 there was music, There where drums, Hip Hop, Rap, and music from the beatzers and the bucket boys.

Here's some photos (sorry for the poor quality, pretty dark out there)

Linux is a chess lover's dream! So many apps and chess engines to try. Any recommendations? I'm really liking Knights (KDE), Pychess, and Droidfish. Today I will be mostly getting my butt kicked by my computer and phone!

Today's a good day in the EU. I'm just dissapointed that none of the countries I live/lived in rejected this nonesense. Just sent my petition to Czech ministers thanks to the help of this autogenerated email. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/inte

I encourage anyone in 🇨🇿 🇧🇪 🇵🇱 🇱🇺 🇸🇪 🇩🇪 to do the same as they are also available for those countries


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'Vice' is one of the best political films I've seen in a long time. It doesn't make Dick Cheney look good at all. George W Bush looks like he was manipulated by a puppet master and Tony Blair looks like a somewhat useful sideshow to give the invasion of Iraq a patina of legitimacy. Worth a watch, in my honest opinion.

I once asked my dad what he remembered about me when I was small. He said to me, "You would talk to anyone." And here I am, on Mastodon, talking to anyone. \o/ You've got to keep that small person inside of you alive. It's not always easy.

That is pretty. Now I want to go to Spain.

"The ‘World’s Most Beautiful Data Center’ is a Supercomputer Housed in a 19th Century Church"


If you like Firefox Containers then you might want to check out this fork. It's very nice.

"Fork of Multi-Account Containers that adds transition rules, which let you choose the container to open a page based on the opening container. It also adds other improvements to reduce papercuts and unwanted prompts."


Today's Oh Joy Sex Toy comic is completely safe, and looks at autism, by a cartoonist diagnosed thusly as an adult:


I really find it satisfying to complete Street Complete missions when I'm out-and-about, so much more fun than Pokémon Go (at least for me anyway)!

"[Street Complete] app finds incomplete and extendable data in your vicinity and displays it on a map as markers. Each of those is solvable by answering a simple question to complete the info on site.

The info you enter is then directly added to the OpenStreetMap in your name, without the need to use another editor."

Dear lovely peeps, does anyone know if there's a foss app for sending articles to a Kindle, something like the Send to Kindle app?

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