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@wasbeer I've got at least one open all the time, whether that's VPN connection, ncmpcpp, vim, SSH connection to my headless RPi servers, etc.

I don't LIVE in a terminal yet but I'm getting there 😆

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Moved all my 2FA tokens from Google Authenticator to FreeOTP today

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Keeping the first question pretty easy:

When and how did you discover the concept of free and open-source software?

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@wasbeer lol 👍. During my capstone project at University, I was working with the Gogle Drive API when I got an incredibly unhelpful error message, something like "Api Exception 8: Unknown Error"

Error of the day: `raise self.failureException('2281 is not 2281')`

Thanks, .

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@wasbeer I generally follow mamot.fr/tags/librem5dev to stay up to date in addition to the blog posts and according to that, things are looking fine.

The delay was expected, so no problem for me there. As to how it is received, I think similar to Mastodon honestly, loved by geeks and initially ignored by the mainstream.

You'd have comments like, "it's bulky compared to the iPhone X".

Eventually you'll start seeing articles like "A Smartphone that gives control back to its users" etc.

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@wasbeer I hold out more hope than I had for other upstarts given @Purism has built up a pretty solid track record on delivering its notebook hardware.

As with the notebooks I'm sure the Librem 5 is going to be a niche product in the foreseeable future because "apps". It will have only basic phone capabilities but the bulk of the software it will run will not be optimized for mobile for awhile.

But if you define success as sustainable rather than domination then it stands a good chance.

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Evolution of Digital Freedom

Digital serf -> Self-hosted -> full P2P

Digital serf: Completely depends on digital feudal lords who maintain huge centralized systems. No data ownership

Self-hosted: Hosts most of the services they need on their own servers. Good enough data ownership.

P2P: All personal data resides on own devices at all times and shared when necessary without any intermediary control. Full data ownership.

#digitalfreedom #digitalfeudalism #p2p #selfhosting

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@wasbeer
I'm curious to see how native development compares to ported apps in the long run. I doubt this will be nothing but a niche without proper software to back it up.

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@wasbeer I'm kinda glad I didn't back it after hearing about the delay, but I'm still really hoping it goes well!

I'd like to think it's a first of many open hardware phones, or at least phones that have a good choice of OSs (or ROMs) straight from launch.

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Fun fact: We took inspiration for Tutanota's new, Google-free push notification when @Gargron 's @Mastodon used SSE for push (they now use another push system). 👍 👏 It's exciting to build open source alternatives to liberate people from using data mining services. #foss #opensource Head over to @fdroidorg to read details on our new push implementation 👉 f-droid.org/en/2018/09/03/repl

To anyone following the development of the : How do you think it's coming along? How do you think it will be received after released?

puri.sm/shop/librem-5/

(My only association with Purism is being a backer of the Librem 5 crowdfunding campaign)

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Well *SHIT*

I just bought stuff from Newegg earlier this week, they have been infected with CC-stealing malware since a month ago.

arstechnica.com/information-te

Many thanks to @g for his kind assistance. 😁 👍

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@wasbeer
There should be something like the 10minutemail but for mobile phone numbers.

Assistance required to nuke my Tweets: Does anyone have a registered Twitter app that they won't mind sharing the keys to, so I can run github.com/koenrh/delete-tweet with it? I really don't want to provide with my phone number just to delete my tweets.

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