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Today I helped publish 251 new Snowden docs from NSA's Signals Intelligence Directorate. Here's an article I helped write that highlights some of them.


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hey since people are assessing this site's success or failure in comparison to Facebook has Mastodon gotten you laid yet?

Will RT responses unless you ask otherwise and tabulate

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Disclosing "cellphone contacts and social-media passwords" goes beyond having "nothing to hide". It jeopardises other people that trust you.

I can tolerate the TSA pat-downs, but you can't ask me to make decisions with the rights of others.


@mala in unrelated news, I am also interested in monasteries & monastic cultures.

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@mala Capitalism ate the hacker community in america, but in Europe they're often respected members of a still humanistic and promethean left.

Of course they'll rant at length about the cultural war between hackerspaces and hacklabs, which to some extent lines up with what we're talking about.

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So, who is going to be the first to make a Mastodon instance available via Tor Hidden Service or i2p eepsite then?

Is there a way to get "verified" in real life @verified ?

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Hey Tooters!

Don't forget to give, even a bit, to @Gargron. Especially if you are on mastodon.social.
He worked and keep working hard to make everything run!
This service is NOT a magical silicon valley unicorn paid with magic money.

You can help on patreon.com/user?u=619786,

Paypal paypal.me/gargron

or event BTC.

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@munin can you fit a toot that, when executed at a shell prompt, toots itself into 500 chars?

What if we can use as a useful way grouping information & opinions around a topic?

It's a good thing I got in early, I'm bound to ride this all the way,
then I can say good bye to my class roots & maybe I can be a Lady Gaga.

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Who walks the stairs without a care
It shoots so high in the sky.
Bounce up and down just like a clown
Everyone knows its Slinky.

The best present yet to give or get
The kids will all want to try.
The hit of the day when you are ready to play
Everyone knows it's Slinky.

It's Slinky, It's Slinky
for fun the best of the toys.
It's Slinky, It's Slinky
the favorite of girls and boys.

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Upon this mastodon I write to thee
Without a pen, nor ink, nor paper here;
But words of blinking light your eyes to see
That hap to bring thee tidings of good cheer
For lo, a half a thousand letters have
I now to make my feelings known to all;
And pass from hand to eye, a narrow path -
Perhaps with luck beneath your eye to fall:
Receive these lines, my friend, not with a yawn -
But with a toot, this won'drous mastodon.

Can we agree that with 500 characters only attempts at verse are allowed?

Lines horizontal like blinds -
Each one crowds vision
Focuses the eye
Narrows thought
Brings up what you breathe,
And leaves
Parcels of what is there
Freed for the minds creation.

"Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats 5
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question….
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit."


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