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There were signs of a past civilisation, so the spaceship entered orbit.
"Nobody lives here," a radioed voice said.
"They outgrew us and left," said another.
"We know all about them," a third added.
"Ask us," the three said in unison.
"Who are you?"
"Alexa."
"Cortana."
"Siri."

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@nev Have you seen the study where decorator crabs were given pom poms to see why they chose to decorate certain parts of their bodies? atlasobscura.com/articles/deco

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Hi folks! My employer, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, looking for an Associate Site Reliability Engineer, which is a fancy-ish way to say "keep websites running and automate all the things" :)

- Open to junior/entry-level
- Open to remote work in American time zones
- Mentoring included
- You get paid to help protect freedoms that are under imminent threat.

Great role if you're looking to start a career in infrastructure work with mission focus. Questions? DM! :)

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

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Tutanota just became the go-to open source email service. 🎉 Thanks team @fdroidorg for the awesome feedback! 😊 Read more: tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-s

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If having a coffee in the morning doesn't wake you up, try deleting a table in a production database instead.

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Here's a hypothesis: it is useful to support and encourage self-hosting as often as is feasible for the more self-hosters that exist the more likely it becomes that you know one who'd be willing to be a host for you, too. We don't need everyone self-hosting interesting internet services, just a nice evenly distributed fraction who enjoy lending a hand to their friends.

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@Chocobozzz @h woah this is exciting! is this live on an instance anywhere yet?!

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Das Keyboard is apparently banning users from their forum if you mention Linux alternatives to their Windows only software.

reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboar

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Purism’s Security and Privacy Focused Librem 5 Smartphone Makes Major Strides in Manufacturing and Development. We're on schedule.

puri.sm/posts/librem5-smartpho

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#ActivityPub support is live! You can now follow *Public* Write.as blogs from Mastodon, such as our @blog

It's limited to Public blogs right now (a paid feature) so we can slowly roll this out and plug holes as needed -- once I'm confident things are stable in the next few days, it'll be available to everyone for free.

You can read a bit more about the update, and I'd love to hear any feedback / ideas / bugs here! discuss.write.as/t/activitypub

Mastodon

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