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US wants to ban TikTok because of possible (probable?) Chinese surveillance.

They’re fine with Facebook, though, because it’s them doing the surveillance.

“Social media”... Fuck that.

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Please. Let me identify myself with my PGP key on mastodon. Then the system can automatically help my followers find me when I change instances.

please boost my tooooot!

#mastodon #dev #hassle

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Guys, am I the only one who didn't know about #Twitter lending all of users' data to #Google?

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The web scam known as Brave browser gets caught, again, doing shady stuff. This time they stuff their affiliate links/code into your searches and URLs so that Brave makes money each time you visit certain sites.

People need to stop using Brave. It's a bad faith actor in the browser market. At this point even Chrome would be preferable.

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And like puppets they all dance, dance, dance to the mastermind Engelbert Humperdinck and his Ten Guitars.

The Napoleon of Rhyme.

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*nix: everything is a file!

phone os built on *nix: lol wtf is a file

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It’s not new, but I think about the solar powered website build a lot. The optimizations there are great even if you’re not going solar all the way.

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What binaries does a Mastodon install depend on that prevents it from being installed on a Raspberry Pi 4B (Ubuntu 19.10, linux-arm64)?

I made some changes to the official Dockerfile in order to use linux-arm64 sources, everything worked (well, built) until I tried to run `docker-compose up`.

It complains about 'exec user process caused "exec format error",' which I believe is due to wrong binary (e.g., compiled for amd64)? It's coming from 'standard_init_linux.go'.

Hm... Go... 🤔

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Big tech platforms like Facebook and Google are elephant poachers, and our personal data is ivory tusks. Author Shoshana Zuboff writes in “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism:”“Surveillance capitalism is parasitic and self-referential. It revives Karl Marx’s old image of capitalism as a vampire that feeds on labor, but with an unexpected turn. Instead of labor, surveillance capitalism feeds on every aspect of every human’s experience.” #Zuboff #surveillancecapitalism

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news about 5g are the most underwhelming ever
just put all that money and brainpower into developing mesh networks pls

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In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"
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I think Snowden has the best retort for the "I've got nothing to hide" quote people say when confronted with unchecked corporate and government surveillance:

"That's like saying you're against free speech because you've got nothing to say."

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This was a clean Ubuntu Studio 19.10 install. No dev-tools or programming languages installed

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