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I want to make an android game like the typical three-in-a-row games like Candy Crush, where you have all the glittery effects and then it measures the time you've spent playing it and posts it to a leaderboard.

The congratulations for things you do could be "Awesome work handling that fictional complexity! You wasted NN minutes of your life with this!"

When you hit 24 hours the game deletes itself, saying "Look, one whole day of your life gone with this. Just... just DO something!"

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"May I kiss you?" the android asked.
"Can't you tell?"
"I can analyse your expression, your breathing, temperature and more, and conclude you want me to."
"There you go."
"But that is me telling me you want me to. I need to hear you tell me you want me to."
"Kiss me!"
They did.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Das Fediverse ist groß - und natürlich gibt es hier auch Leute, mit denen man keinen Kontakt haben möchte. Da wird dann gerne gefordert, dass die Entwickler der Fediverse-Clients (Tusky, Fedilab etc.) bspw. rechtsextreme Instanzen direkt im Client blockieren.

Meine Meinung: Das ist nicht die Aufgabe der Entwickler. Das Fediverse und gerade Mastodon bieten genügend Möglichkeiten, diese zu blockieren.

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"Data is not gold.
Data is more like oil. And we know what happens when a tanker sinks: the sea all over it gets polluted. We need to be extremely careful how we handle data."

Eric Leandri, founder & CEO of Qwant

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"An abstraction that exposes its implementation ain't no abstraction" -- Jay

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Thank you.

In these polarized times, it makes an important statement: that users should be free to choose who they listen to, and that we are all human and can share the benefits of wonderful free software like #fedilab

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Librefox - Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements. This project aims at enforcing privacy and security of Firefox without forking the project. Librefox uses more than 500... github.com/intika/Librefox #Internet #Privacy by @librefoxbrowser@twitter.com

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This is something that really needs to be looked at. It's nice to get software that's free both as in beer and freedom, but sometimes you can't have both.

"Software below the poverty line"


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Big props to @omgubuntu and @protonmail for putting Mastodon links on their website templates alongside their centralised social media links (see attachments) :blobcheer:

This is great for normalising the concept of decentralised social media 👍

If you have a Fediverse account, please do mention it on your website! The more people see these icons, the more comfortable they will be finding out more.

#Fediverse #SocialMedia #Alternatives

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@erikstl @hund @ndegruchy Not all languages have the luxury of English and German flexibility. But even in German, only the verb is special. The posts themselves are just called posts. I suggest using neutral terms and only using fancy neologisms when the language permits it.

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I'm not sure about "complete", but fairly comprehensive anyway.

"Alternatives to Google Products (Complete List) "


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So... "Facebooks cryptocurrency project is backed by Uber, VISA, Paypal and Mastercard".

There is basically not a single word in that sentence I don't dislike intensely


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I use Feedly, not "social media", to follow writers, creators, journalists, webcomics, artists, and news sources. Why? Because: every post, every time, in order, on every device. No "engagement" control, no pay-for-eyeballs, no censorship, no deplatforming, no spyware, no "growth hacking". And if Feedly screws up or shuts down, I can take my opml file and pour it into one of many other SaaS or open source feedreaders, and continue right where I left off.

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"Firefox Premium" . . .

Ngl I'm going to be a little pissed if "Firefox Basic" dangles "Premium" features in your face like so many other freemium applications.

FF: Look at this great feature here. Doesn't it look great? Don't you want to try it? It enhances your privacy x1000!!!

Me: That does look nice 🤔
*clicks to enable*

FF: *laughs* Cough up $XX.XX/mo and you can have it 🤣

Me: 🖕

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Wer #Klarnamenpflicht fordert sollte erstmal
-Alle Spenden und Namen dazu veröffentlichen
-Nebeneinkünfte bis auf den letzten Cent ausweisen
-Lobbyregister einführen
Aber das will @akk nicht. Sie hat nur Angst vor dem Souverän, dem Bürger. twitter.com/Mineon_w_Heart/sta

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NEWS: #FreedomBox now supports two new hardware models: the Lamobo R1 and the PINE A64-LTS single-board computers! 🎉🎉🎉

This means that we'll publish OS images for each of these two boards whenever a new version of #FreedomBox is released.

Full story:

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Metadata matters. If the NSA knows that you called a suicide hotline at 1:00 in the morning, does it matter that the agency doesn’t have the contents of that call? eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/end-

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I really like the thinking around @aral & @ChrisWere approach to web design (i.e. hand write files that are Kilobytes in size)

I'm still working on my own (it's not far off done now!), but here's a cool guide to a similar concept called "brutalist" web design: brutalist-web.design/

It's completely "no frills", but 100% accessible and provides a solid list of rules to live by.

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#Mastodon #Firefox #Addon: Simplified Federation.

Simplifies following or interacting with other users on remote Mastodon instances in the Fediverse. It skips the "Enter your Mastodon handle" popup and takes you to your own "home" instance, without entering your Mastodon handle on remote instances.


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Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.