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Telemetry 

Reminder of the dictionary definition:

"The science and technology of automatic measurement and transmission of data by wire, radio, or other means from remote sources, as from space vehicles, to receiving stations for recording and analysis."

Telemetry isn't usually the same as a locally stored log file.

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OS as a Service 

I think this is a near term threat for Software Freedom, and not one which many people are thinking about.

The threat is a return to mainframe computing. Giant server warehouses and very dumb clients with minimal local electronics which can be mass produced at minimal cost for the next billion.

In the demo they're running a game, but all the compute is happening in an Android VM in an Amazon warehouse. When you think about it, it's perfect disempowerment of the user, suitable for all kinds of unfreedom.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sG-eHDBu3h4
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✅Domains Registered
✅GitHub Org setup
✅Pushed first commit
✅Started Part I & II

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Dark mode looks a lot better now. This is an early prototype. Can't wait to share the updated version!

mastodon.social/@pixelfed/1002

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Accessibility is very important to us, we want anyone to be able to use pixelfed!

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Your federated timeline is not a feed of posts from all instances. It is a feed of posts from your instance, all the public posts of the accounts followed by your instance, and any other posts from other instances the admin as set up to show there.

If nobody on your instance follows somebody on chuckleheads.troll, and your admin has not “federated” with that instance, you will not see their shitty posts on your federated timeline.

And your admin can ban that whole instance.

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oh right I have Microsoft employees following me now. on a scale of 1 to 10, what do y'all think about my lampooning of Windows Genuine Advantage?
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We will be closing registration in 24 hours. Registration will re-open in January 2019.

You can find a list of other instances to join on:

the-federation.info/pixelfed

or

fediverse.network/pixelfed

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Not exactly GDPR related but Google now prompts you to enable "high accuracy" i.e. share location with them *every* time an app requests location. Sometimes multiple times a minute as you swipe through a list.

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Someone added us to AlternativeTo.

We are the 3rd alternative to Instagram behind Imgur and Flickr!

Can we get to #1?

alternativeto.net/software/ins

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In case you wonder how to access a #gopher server, it's very simple, open a terminal and use the venerable 'telnet' program. For example:

$ telnet zaibatsu.circumlunar.space 70

Then once you're in, type '/' and hit return. You'll see a list of paths starting with '/'. For example, '/about'. Type that and you get the "about" message, etc.

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