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The whole debacle shows, in stark detail, the benefits of open hardware

When every part is in an open schematic, when even the resin PCB is an open standard, it’s a lot harder to hide malicious components

Couple this with open firmware (and more diverse suppliers than one or two giants) and the problem is significantly diminished

Opaque tech always leaves plenty of nooks to hide nefarious things

That said, this is a well-deserved kick in the pants for Big Tech

a helpful flowchart to decide whether you need blockchain or not

With the transition to a cashless society, millimeter wave body scanners, stop and search, WiFi and Bluetooth scanning by default, and G4S everywhere, the construction of the Dutch surveillance state seems to be on schedule for completion in time for the swearing in of prime minister Wilders in about ten year’s time.

@kaniini Isn’t a world where people consider you a outcast for not wanting to submit to Facebook some sort of hell?

"Because I may have my reservations about excessive political correctness, but honestly, I absolutely do not want to be seen as being in the same camp as the low-life scum on the internet that think it's OK to be a white nationalist Nazi, and have some truly nasty misogynistic, homophobic or transphobic behaviour.” — Linus

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-4566

It's time for #FollowFriday 🍹 🍸 🌴

@dev Microblog.pub: Self-hosted single-user blog federated through #ActivityPub (see also github.com/tsileo/microblog.pu )

@read_as Read.as: Open source alternative to #Feedly, federated using ActivityPub, under development

@p2play P2Play: A #PeerTube app for Android, under development

@fediversecast FediverseCast: A podcast about the #Fediverse

@TommyWiseau Tommy Wiseau: official account for the actor/director

Previous #FF / #FFed posts:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/1

What medieval weapons are best suited for tsundoku, the slow growth of stacks of unread books by one's bedside?

Looking for more sources of audio/visual material in #publicdomain or #CreativeCommons or licenses giving similar freedom for creative (re)use.
Other than the 'classics' wikimedia, archive.org, ccsearch, openclipart, gutenberg.org, librivox, freemusicarchive, fontlibrary, freesound

Retoot to write a list together!

For the #OpenDesignCourse for refugees, starting on Monday.

If I move pixelfed from github, it will be to a federated git host. I spent a few hours working on this old project 😉

ok. what if instead of using 12 word mnemonics for private key seeds, we made you play a drum solo on your keyboard. no im not kidding. you use like d f j k and an 8 bar random beat is displayed and played, you play it back until you get it reliably

drum solos instead of passwords

this toot is under GPL

Always cool to be reminded of Moebius’ work, but can you imagine what Dune may have been like if this film version had come to fruition? “In 1975 the cartoonist Jean Giraud, a.k.a. Moebius, was in Paris collaborating with Alejandro Jodorowsky on the never-completed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel Dune, a project that at various times involved H.R. Giger, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, Udo Kier, Gong, and Pink Floyd.“

dangerousminds.net/comments/th

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