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"I claimed ownership of liberapay.com on Keybase by creating a user called "keybase.txt" and placing the verification snippet in the profile's description. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯" - twitter.com/EdOverflow/status/

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Is there a self-hosting group on the fediverse (!gnusocial)?
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has anyone ported doom to the intel management engine yet?

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This is one of the main reasons I switched to LineageOS. I was just getting exhausted of all the "help us learn more about this restaurant/store/whatever" notifications: bradfrost.com/blog/post/google

🎶 One of these things is not like the other 🎶

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The Management Engine: an attack on computer users' freedom

via @fsf

With security issues like the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities discovered in Intel chips in early 2018, it became more important than ever to talk about the necessity of software freedom in these deeply embedded technologies. Thanks to Denis GNUtoo Carikli, we have a new basis for that conversation in this article.

fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/the-man

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How do You track Your #books reading? Is there any good alternative to #Goodreads?

#platformcoop

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That the tech community sided with a Nazi over Kathy Sierra not once but twice tells you all you need to know about this industry

Makes me angry every time I think about it

Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches • The Register
theregister.co.uk/AMP/2018/01/

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Worried about #spectre and #meltdown? Don't install or use closed source applications. Delete any you have now: updates may be malicious. Install unlock origin and umatrix in Firefox. Get used to having to actually think about this BS, because sadly nobody else can do it for you.

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whny didn't they call that bug uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh "cache bandicoot"

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me: Hey Netflix, do you have The Maltese Falcon or Casablanca?

Netflix: No, but I recommend a similar title: Boss Baby

me: ...

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As a systems administrator it's important for me to guide other tech kids on the best way forward.

So, as The Smart Girl, I suggest:
Panic. All computers are terrible. Destroy it with a hammer and free yourself from the shackles of modern technology. Frolic in the fields and be safe!

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Amazon: "All but a small single-digit percentage of instances across the Amazon EC2 fleet are already protected. The remaining ones will be completed in the next several hours, with associated instance maintenance notifications."
aws.amazon.com/security/securi