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As a Fedora contributor and community member I reminded and this way publicly stated that the Fedora Council nor it's Project Lead do not speak on the behalf of the community.

Said dictatorship-like tendencies, promoting sexism and victim shaming have forced me to stop my contributions to the Fedora Project and even leaving the Fedora community just to avoid the "crime of association".

To any other memeber reading it, thank you for these 4 years. I hope one day we all get trough this together

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@Hydra_Slash_Linux Yes, just like server logs help you identify problems and the severity thereof.


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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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Public response to this audacious move is a good example of "friends don’t let friends use Google Analytics" 🙌

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To recap:

1. In 2018, What Free Words (WFW) reverse engineers what3words (w3w) in a clean room with JavaScript.
2. WFW is ported to other languages.
3. In 2019, w3w legally goes after WFW for trademark and copyright infringement.
4. WFW is effectively pulled offline.


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RT @AndrewBarnas
I fixed the "Types of Scientific Paper" meme.

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My friend made a shareware app and used <i> tags wrapped in js click events as buttons

It's just a small app mostly for personal use/uni project so I didn't press the matter but I have to vent here at least at the inacessability of it.

No screenreader should have to consider if a piece of text clearly labeled as just text is a button that opens a drop-down menu

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WTF ... Mozilla had always running JavaScript inside PDFs disabled by default.

But now with FF 88 this option is ENABLED by default. Which means, if a PDF file contains JS it will run without any user interaction. What can possibly go wrong?

To disable this:

pdfjs.enableScripting --> false

# FF 78.10 ESR doesn't include this option and still blocks JS in PDFs by default. Just tested.

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EMERGENCY: DO NOT USE LINKS ON RIGHT NOW. I am not in control of it!

My domain and Darknetlive were bothtaken over. Transferred to Namecheap without our permission, from I had 2FA enabled on Investigating.

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May is going to be one hell of a month on the Linux For Everyone podcast. I just interviewed Brian J. Fox -- the creator of Bash!

We talked about privacy, his new project @OrchidProtocol, and lots more. SUPER riveting conversation!

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#Chia is already making HDD prices go up.
Cryptocurrencies are cancer that's eating upbresources - all for a few people to get rich.
The HDD prices are highest they've been in the past half a year. This is not the pandemic, this is crypto. First GPUs, now HDDs.
People are buying petabytes of storage to hold useless noise in order to get Chia.
Which in 100+ days will yield 1 Chia (currently ~1 USD) per 1 TB of given up pool storage.
#crypto #cryptocurrency #cryptocancer

It seems I finally found a way to experiment with configs on my main distro without worrying it will hinder me later with unnoticed bugs.

From today I'm dual-booting fedora xfce and debian kde.

Fedora as my main distro and debian as my backup, just in case OS for emergencies.

Sure timeshift and similar exists but this is both faster and theoreticly covers more situations since I'll have both the fedora fresh packages and debians community to help me solve whatever provlem I face.

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"#Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. (...) It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere (...)"

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I don't always see people talk about open source branding, so I wrote a big blog post about how we named @glitchtip and built out the brand.

Also relayed some of my experience regarding design and the legal system. I'm not a lawyer, but I think I have some wisdom to share.

Check it out:

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What got you up first this morning?

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Never trust a computer you can't reach with a sledgehammer.

I've seen many posts lately talking about changing linux to attract more people and found it very interesting since I always had an almost opposite experiance.

I find linux amazing so I feel the need to influence or "change" people to use it aswell, as an act of sharing the happines

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"The matrix: URI scheme has just been officially accepted (safelisted) into the HTML standard!" - one important step to become widely accepted standard. Let's see how long until browsers actually support it.

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