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Just a PSA: you can jump into my mentions, include me on replies to my Boosts, scrape and index my toots, print my photos and hang them in your restaurant I don’t care this is a void I am shouting into as a gift you can do as you please with that

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Someone recommends a band by giving me their instagram.

No music clips on their instagram, link in bio to their official site.

Official site says listen now! Links to Spotify. Oh boy

Spotify shows a music player. Click play thinking maybe I'll get to hear at least 15 seconds annnnnd account sign up begging page Fuuuuuuuuuu nevermind

“America’s child-poverty rate isn’t just higher than that of similarly rich countries, such as Canada and Australia; it’s also higher than that of Mexico and Russia.”

oecd.org/els/CO_2_2_Child_Pove

— Derek Thompson writing for The Atlantic

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starts to lock out non-official Chrome builds like . The is a cricual infrastructure these days and as such we need independent browsers and rendering engines!

If you care about the free and open web you shouldn't use Chrome based browsers.

Thread with more details: twitter.com/spotfoss/status/13

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US POL 

We didn't "all" make it.

Only those of us that survived "made it" we're loosing thousands of people a day to an avoidable crisis, we deported thousands, we executed hundreds.

We didn't "all" make it.

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With all the talk of #Signal and #distributed #IM lately, I thought I'd go a step further: here's a roundup of secure off-the-grid messengers: changelog.complete.org/archive These all use strong #encryption, provide #privacy, and can be used without any Internet connection at all.

#briar is an interesting hybrid; while it uses #Bluetooth instead of longer-range #LoRa, it doesn't need any extra hardware and can route IMs over #Tor, #Bluetooth, or local #Wifi (even w/o Internet). @briar

Wheeeww in 2021 I gotta stop messaging old friends on Signal who ghost me for days while they are active on Facebook 30 times an hour

Lately I’ve been seeing high functioning people finally showing signs that they are experiencing mental health struggles. To those folks:

👋 welcome, welcome. I think you’ll see you’re in good company

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can't remember where I found this but it was like 64x64 when I found it
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switch to using 3rd party clients for social media
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More perspective?

The global energy consumption in 2017 was 22.3 terawatt hours.

If we moved all financial transactions over to Bitcoin, we'd require over 1000 terawatt hours... each day(!) for Bitcoin transactions alone(!).

That doesn't even factor in that Bitcoin's energy consumption will be exponential to the amount of transactions.

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Misinformation went down after Twitter banned Trump - The Washington Post - washingtonpost.com/technology/

The new research by the San Francisco-based analytics firm reported that conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 mentions across several social media sites in the week after Trump was banned from Twitter.

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when you hear of Signal going down due to a flood of interest, it is wise to think that makes it an enormous target for state-sponsored and other would-be compromisers

Signal down for an entire day huh

Imagine if this were some kind of emergency where we all needed a secure messenger huh

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headache? Reset your SMC/NVRAM.
depression? Reset your SMC/NVRAM.
insomnia? Reset your SMC/NVRAM.

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