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Lemmy es una alternativa libre a Reddit.

PSA: pushshift.io archives all of your Reddit submissions and comments, but the maintainers seem receptive to requests for deleting your account data and getting your account blacklisted.

old.reddit.com/r/privacy/comme

If you're not allowed to criticize an individual or organization, it means that they are both corrupt and powerful, the worst combination.

Scroll all the way to the most downvoted comments if you want to either have a good laugh at hardcore rightests/capitalists or have your day ruined for the same reason.

old.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/com

Dis.cool is creating profiles of Discord users who have never signed up for their service and they are refusing to delete them. They know what communities you are in, what games you have played, your username and ID, along with other things behind a paywall. old.reddit.com/r/privacy/comme

Have you ever sent a fax?

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Update: I messaged the mod who responded to me today about my content not being removed and it does at least appear to no longer publicly accessible (no idea if it is actually gone from their systems or not). The mod said they're "not sure what happened".

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"We need to get the youth more engaged in politics."

"Oh no, the youth are being engaged in politics!"

On the way to work this morning I saw a lorry like this one. Had to do a double take because I thought I'd found MEME LOGISTICS

There's a lot of new users over here tonight :hotboi:

I messaged them through modmail to ask that my content be deleted and account blacklisted, to which they agreed, but eight days later my content is still visible and is still being updated. 😠

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There's a project that continuously archives all links and text content from every account without consent, and they keep it even after the original content is deleted. old.reddit.com/r/pushshift/

#Ubuntu is placing ads in its motd when you ssh in.

The way it fetches this ad is by doing

USER_AGENT="curl/$curl_ver $lsb $platform $cpu $uptime cloud_id/$cloud_id"

curl -A "$USER_AGENT" ...

In other words, Ubuntu is sending Canonical tracking information so it can serve you an ad.

This doesn't exactly run every time you log in (it caches the ad in /var/cache), but still... phoning home for a frickin ad?

When you see a typo in your post but people already responded to it and deleting and redrafting would cause you to lose that.

I just spent half an hour checking over my already correct answer to my calculus homework because my university's auto-grader didn't format negatives in the way I expected 😩

Seriously, kid me hated when my parents told me it's nap time, and longed for the day when I was old enough to never have to nap again.

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If kid me could saw adult me, he'd be disappointed with the number of naps I WILLINGLY take every day.

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