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>>> :q
File "<input>", line 1
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

You can't exit the #Python REPL with :q

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This is a superb read (hat tip to SarahJamieLewis on Twitter)

It's a discussion of the issues with queer and trans folks face; while I don't agree with all of it, it's pretty accurate for the most part.

One reason I got into was that I could see some of this coming, and wanted to be in there helping to change it. I don't know if we can; my contribution is building systems that don't identify *people*, but provide insight at a community level.

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Skype is owned by Microsoft and all its calls pass through MS servers. No one knows what MS does with the data it gathers.

Jami is a free open alternative with no servers at all, calls connect directly between users. It's very easy to use, and a good privacy-friendly replacement for Skype.

Their website is at:

You can follow Jami on the Fediverse at:


The app is available for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.


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Today is the 50th anniversary of RFC-1, which in a sense means that programmers have now been chatting and arguing about the internet for 50 years.

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Why is it that everytime I answer the question "Why don't you just use google/apple services?", people can only listen to a 3 second response?
Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to -.-

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The software that makes decisions in autonomous vehicles (cars, planes, trains) should be required to be #opensource. Public safety is more important than a supposed/perceived competitive advantage. #justsayin #autopilot

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The EU is starting a full on war on general purpose computing. A proposed law will make it impossible to install custom software on WiFi routers, smartphones and embedded devices!

This is insane. The hearing ends today. Please give your feedback:

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Just installed the worlds first debian machine completely though pulp.

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Why have *just* an Orcharhino, when you can an Orcharhino ridden by Vitruvius, head of the Order of Master Builders!

(cc @x9c4 :p)

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This is a public service announcement.

If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.

Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.

In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.

This is the end of this public service

(Don't ask how I know that)

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If you run a web site or service, and you store your users' passwords in cleartext, this is a message for you:


The sooner you delete all users' cleartext passwords, the better it is for you.


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My kid made this lego Godzilla! They asked me to post it so it can get “a million likes!”

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You're a FOSS creator/maintainer? You're awesome! Thank you for all your hard work. #ilovefs #ilovefoss

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