Mike, @torproject, on Google and ReCaptcha:
"This is a company that is basically the primary/only gateway to much of the Internet, and it has decided that certain IP addresses *do not deserve access to that Internet*. Full stop. This is not a problem that gets solved by having our devs talk to their devs to "nerd harder". This should be a PR bloodbath.. We should have made it one months ago."
The @GIMP team has just announced GIMP 2.10.0 release candidate 2 is out with multi-threaded painting, rewritten UI themes, on-canvas panorama rotation in 3D, various improvements, and 40 bug fixes!
(Sorry - last post had the wrong URL)
Great article on @firstname.lastname@example.org about Matrix in the French Government! https://www.tomshardware.com/news/france-alternative-whatsapp-telegram-spying-concerns,36898.html
whipped up some Creative Commons emoji for mastodon! Images taken from the CC downloads page here > https://creativecommons.org/about/downloads
the Creative Commons icon
Creative Commons Zero
Learn how to use the licenses here! https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Oh those "expiring e-mails" in GMail even require Google login to view as webpage? Wow, fuck that shit. That's too obvious
@cwebber I guess you already read this blog post by one of their maintainers? https://schub.io/blog/2018/02/01/activitypub-one-protocol-to-rule-them-all.html
Nothing about ActivityPub is specifically "twitter-like". In fact the protocol itself, if anything, is way more facebook-like than twitter-like (and largely derives from the facebook-like pump.io). It just so happens that the largest implementors are Twitter-like. But that's not reflective of any protocol restriction. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16836027
We also designed the thing *so Diaspora could adopt it*, even though that didn't happen.
Software hot take, spying Show more
> Chrome is scanning your files, including private folders, in the background as an anti-malware measure
Chrome is a proprietary software, and proprietary software developers feel free to do invasive things for whatever purpose they deem necessary. Users would have no recourse if they were using this tool for spying or data collection, other than uninstalling it.
People who use proprietary software are victims. Do not advocate for proprietary wares
in any form.
the colors on pride flag and their meanings:
red - application, presentation
orange - session
yellow - transport
green - network
blue - data link
violet - physical
#Google removes #Kodi from search autocomplete in anti-piracy effort - the article state "But, while Kodi is legal software, it remains a space that enables piracy, akin to platforms like BitTorrent."... Yes, like any general purpose computer. 🙄 https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/29/17176894/google-removes-kodi-search-autocomplete-anti-piracy
"I give up! How do you humans cope with, with... being human?"
"Wait, you're not human either?"
"What do you mean, 'either'?"
Turns out, we're all faking it.
(Except Bob. Go Bob!)
As you settle into Mastodon, be sure to learn the lingo:
- "toot": a tweet
- "tusking": starting a pointless fight with another user
- "woolly": going viral, as in "wow, that toot really went woolly"
- "extinction event": when a whole instance goes down
Just managed to restore my #Mastodon instance after breaking it a week ago.
I even had backups, but no clue of how to deal with docker 😅
Let's see when I'll be reckless enough to attempt the next upgrade to 2.3.x, glad I'm the only one on this instance. https://toot.matereal.eu/media/GhIE_deUiipW2i0Nhs0
Today's lesson: Medium is bad. They've suspended our account and blocked access to all our published stories for bogus reasons and with only 12 hours notice.
So Google detests the AGPL license: https://opensource.google.com/docs/using/agpl-policy/ going as far as to demand this:
"Do not install AGPL-licensed programs on your workstation, Google-issued laptop, or Google-issued phone without explicit authorization from the Open Source Programs Office."
So to degooglify the internet everyone should choose AGPL for open source projects :)