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Older, non-commercially available video games that require servers to play should not be illegal to preserve. Many thanks to @TheMADE and others who fought to expand the DMCA exemptions for video game archivists this year.

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@ericbuijs @kelbot re-using devices is great! Not only for reducing waste & rare minerals mining.

#LowTechMagazine seems pretty popular here, so perhaps you've already read it. But here is an article on the energy costs of manufacturing devices

It’s funny. The number of people who think *I’m* crazy for not buying anything today.

I don’t need anything extra, therefore I don’t buy anything. My wife is keeping an eye out for some kids stuff for Christmas... that’s it.

What a concept.

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Tiny brain: use an antivirus
Normal brain: use latest Windows with hardened rules and good infosec hygiene
Universe brain: cc @taviso @Sh1ttyKids 😂

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We've just updated the funding usage page on the hub. We're now at 6 months of funding, so we should be able to start donating to other projects within the next couple of months.

MASSIVE thanks to everyone who contributes to Fosstodon! If you want to contribute, take a look at our Patreon page -

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introducing the worlds smallest mobile solar powered #gopher #tilde site with just 267 active users. solar battery is swapped out every 16 hours. proxy access at #new #introductions

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Face recognition:
- is often implemented with little oversight or privacy protection
- may lead to faulty systems
- disproportionately impacts people of color
- can implicate innocent people for crimes they didn’t commit

Read our report:

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@mike @pranav @kev @porus Although I do agree with @mike statement that in the mobile space it is inescapable you're being spied. Personally I avoid the "resistance is futile" attitude and try to protect my privacy and my data as good as I can e.g. by making better informed choices in software (how laughable that may seem).

Windows 10 is an atrocious, clunky, privacy invading, resource hogging piece of bantha shit!

That is all.
I feel better now. 😤

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New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

Interesting read I found on a crypto mailing list.

"Please listen carefully and don’t hang up.

Those were the first words this unknown male caller said to me when my brother handed me the phone."

Why the NSA Called Me After Midnight and Requested My Source Code
The story behind my top secret coffee cup.

Come for the article, stay for the comments.

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We've completed an internal security review of our new client. Now we ask YOU to review our open source code to further harden Tutanota's security! Read all details about our security review here:

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A reminder of mandatory viewing:)

A must see for anyone interested in

Also very useful to pass along to all the nay sayers that feel like "I have nothing to hide".

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Found fosstodon after reading this post by @kev (and quite agreeing with his thoughts). I'm hoping this might be a great new community to join.

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ICYMI - No Starch Press's Halloween Sale - 40% Off. Ends today at noon PST.

POC or GTFO vol II on my radar 🤔

👾 bleep, bloop 👾

It's a crazy world out there. Protect ya' neck and read up. It's important to choose the right providers for your lifestyle, threat model*, and sanity.

Non-biased, simple and detailed breakdown of both email and vpn providers by That One Privacy Guy can be found here:

*threat model??

The rhel/fedora doomsday talk is real.

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