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OnionShare 2 adds anonymous dropboxes, supports new Tor addresses, and is translated into a dozen new languages

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Anyone in North- or South-America reading this: would you be willing to help the #openstreetmap project by hosting a server?

The project needs additional "tile delivery servers" in the region to cope with the load, more details on the requirements here:

Boosts appreciated!

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Are you interested in how to bring secure, private, peer-to-peer distributable content to the fediverse that can survive nodes going down? I've finished writing the documentation for the #Spritely Golem demo which explains how to do just that:

It also includes a running, workable demo which you can try yourself. Please do and let me know your thoughts!

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It makes me uncomfortable how people have adopted corporate language when talking about themselves on the internet. You are not a corporation or a persona. You are a whole person.

You don't have a "brand" 鈥 you have passions and interests. You don't "create content" 鈥 you share thoughts, words, ideas, knowledge, and a whole galaxy of other things.

There are plenty of people out there who want to categorise you and put you in a box. Don't help them to do this.

You're so much more than that. 馃挌

Warm take: German layout (that I know of) is pretty bad for programming. All of the parenthesis and braces are weird and behind some unnatural combinations so even after months I feel that it slows me down and refuse to use it at home. Maybe I'll change my mind but so far it seems so.

Oh boy, do I really need a separate keyboard for the laptop? Seems to be the only way to make things comfortable.
I will want something nice and mechanical and will postpone this forever of course.

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you know, one thing that's so weird to explain to people about being poor is how amazing it is to just have a thing that works. see, when you're poor, if something breaks it's not like you can afford to have it fixed or, god forbid, actually go and buy a new one. you just make do, and make do, and make do, until literally it becomes impossible to use any more and you're forced to buy a new one. you just get in this mindset of making do, of why this doesn't work properly, why you have to jigger the handle of that to get it to work in the right way, oh yeah sorry about that you have to turn it off and on 3 times before it works.

whenever I go to my rich ass fuckface family in Cornwall it's like... everything just works. they have money, and when shit breaks they simply just replace it, which is just such an insane idea to me

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Anyone knows more about GNU Taler? I have no problem with Taler Systems SA being a for profit business. I would like to confirm that I understand how it works.

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Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 馃鈽

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

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@mwlucas @phessler 'Artistically correct' sounds a lot better than 'by design', I think I will start using that.

"The restored backup has simply written a 1TB file full of zeros."

*The system administrator pushed his glasses to the bridge of his nose and looked at the IT manager*

"This artistically correct."


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Scared Silicon Valley billionaire:

Look, you're just not grasping the scale of the AI threat. What if an AI one day is built that decides to harvest large chunks of the Earth's biosphere in order to make some numbers in a financial engine go up slightly? What would we all do then?

Climate change and species loss researchers:

Really? That's a thing that could happen? And people might not believe the predictions? Do go on.


Well OBVIOUSLY I don't mean it's happening NOW

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Opinion: Streaming services are a mistake from an environmental perspective.

Movies should be distributed over the Internet more like broadcast TV and/or video stores + sneakernet. That'd make more efficient use of bandwidth where it most counts.

With the latter traversing fewer hops, and implemented in tech like BitTorrent.

(And yes, I have no doubt Netflix et al does minimize the bandwidth they use. I just doubt they can go far enough)

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@charlag this is especially true on mobile where the screen is presented to the user as individual objects instead of lines of text. I really love emoji and all of these other special symbols (they are much better than images that don鈥檛 have alt text) but if you use them too much screen readers can go a bit crazy.

you're awesome people, you know that, right?

Some accessibility lessons:
- Excessive symbols and emojis (e.g. in names) are annoying. Stupid zalgo or math characters or whatever are read one by one.
- Links are spelled out with all those "slash slah colon" stuff.

It's kind of amusing to observe how three-finger-click breaks and fixes itself in Firefox for Wayland from version to version

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