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TIL that iphones regularly transmit the Mac addresses of devices attached to the same WiFi network to Apple. In addition to their geographical location of course.

So essentially you can be tracked across all locations where an iPhone is near you (and you haven't disabled your WiFi).

Wow.

tomsguide.com/news/android-ios

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Anyone else seeing this? I made a comment that included "joinmastodon.org" and got this from Facebook.

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is a fork of Element (which is the most widespread @matrix client) that focuses on simplifying the user interface and the last version (1.2.0.sc42) supports !

It should be in the main @fdroidorg repo soon :)

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@drq @tenacity And DO NOT use the tenacity-git AUR package! This is completely broken, unofficial, and we've explicitly asked the maintainer of that NOT to package Tenacity before we make a release.

Hmmm... I wonder what @Fairphone are doing now...

I kinda hope it's not a new phone, I've just ordered a 3+ from @e_mydata which hasn't even arrived yet (and probably won't for a few weeks) 😭

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This anti-vaccine meme came across my social feeds this morning. I decided to compare it to wearing your seat belt while in a car crash.

You can die while wearing you seat belt in a car crash, but the odds are so low, I think we can all agree on its life-saving benefits.

Windows 10: The traditional HDD killer 

I swear I'm up to 50 or so HDD->SDD replacements in 2 months due to poor performance. Most of them aren't even that old.

Stopping background apps, disabling news and interests, turning off delivery optimizations etc. help a little, but still poor performance.

On another note, what on earth do MS think they're doing having "Xbox Game Bar" running in the background on a domain joined business PC‽

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I would be interested to know what you guys' approach to DNS servers is. Do you just use whatever your ISP provides? Or do you set up your own DNS server? Do you use a privacy oriented third party? Or I have even heard of a DNS server that runs on the client machine itself (Unbound) that directly caches from the DNS root servers? Anyway would like to know the general opinion here...

Feel free to boost for visibility.

(Chaosradio on this topic in German... chaosradio.de/cr250-dns )

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My first programming language was FORTRAN. What was yours?

Feel free to boost.

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smcameron.github.io/space-nerd

OK, really nerdy, but cool. This thing is absolutely amazing
Now all I need are some local friends to pop round and we can pilot a starship together...

Grrr google 

I don't know how long this has been a thing on Android. Likely an Android 11 thing I think, but when I'm powering off/restarting my phone the last thing I'm thinking off is setting up a Google payment method.

Does /e/os do this‽ Actually. I don't care. I've ordered a new phone that is /e/os supported.
@e_mydata

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It's my birthday, may I have some boosts? 😉

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"Using answers from SO is not always the best to do"

submitted by Twiebie-

Hmmm

🤔 . o O ("The new Intel Battlemage")

Look, Intel, you're a tech company, I'm a tech guy, let's just leave it as alphanumeric eh‽

Anyone else try to keep nuisance "Hello I am your computer support, your computer is broken and needs our help" calls on the phone for as long as they can?
Just had a 6 minute one, got him to repeat a nonsense GUID string 3 times,

As the release of 91 is upon us, it's probably worth promoting MailAutoConf :
github.com/pswilde/mailautocon

It populates a valid /mail/config-v1.1.xml file for your mail services dependent on a simple config.ini file.
It works with Thunderbird, , Mail and more.
Currently, IMAP, POP and SMTP are supported, but hoping to get CardDav and CalDav services in there too.
Outlook's Autodiscover.xml is supported but untested. Autodiscover.json is not yet supported.

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We are planning to continue merging a large sum of patches from the upstream Audacity project up until the latest stable version.

Our fork was created in the middle of a controversy without much planning based off the master branch. As a result, we now have a bunch of bugs that later got fixed and half-finished features, so... Just imagine that we forked the project yesterday or something. Same deal, same end result, really.

@PINE64 OK first thoughts after using my pinetime with infinitime via GadgetBridgefor 5 minutes.

Boot up speed is significantly better than WearOS
The Interface is incredibly fluent and easy to use
I think it does everything I use my WearOS watch for (notifications, steps, media controls, BPM)
It has a version of Pong

So far I'm very very happy with it

I haven't actually worn it yet, but

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