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Since we didn't get very many women, enbies, or people of color to submit talks, the folks choosing talks for the Decentralisation & Internet Privacy track at FOSSDEM 19 decided that we'd like to ask of you:

If you submitted a talk, go ask an underrepresented minority friend/acquaintance of yours if they'd like to give the talk with you/in your stead.

CC @fosdem, can we get a little boost 💜?

You know i have seen some things in my late 30s that i would have never imagined i would see, right near the summit of that list is a Chinese Foreign Minister, complaining that someone's human rights have not been upheld. May you live in interesting times....

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So your story is 'I'm such a shit sysadmin that I store the passwords in plain text'? notalwaysright.com/compounding

i've managed to eat lunch two days in a row whilst at my Berlin office. This is a lot like a record being set at the moment

of course if your only concern in security is hackers copying and pasting passwords, i guess you have no fear of European data regulations.

My favourite of today was me explicitly stating i would like to request my data, all of it, under my rights afforded to me be the GDPR. In true Amazon.de fashion when faced with a choice of doing the smart thing or the dumb thing, they opted for ignoring it and hoping for the best. I have a sneaky feeling that part is likely to be especially entertaining. Followed up with, hey you know that password hash is my data too, right? I'd like that as well thanks

today i had the wonderful pleasure of dealing with numerous idiots of Amazon.de. I admit i never thought the hill i would die on with Amazon would be about password-managers but fucking hell, they're dense fucks. If you had two short planks they wouldn't be as thick. Word of warning to any customer service agents, please don't use the term 'security' to obscure out-and-out bullshit. You're likely to called out one day

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youtube.com/watch?v=zmFSivO5Tu - THIS. SO MUCH. One of my daughters has also started to show a inkling for wanting to learn. Kinda all i needed was another reason to look at private stock PRS

i visited two guitar stores yesterday and i didn't leave with anything and didn't play any guitars either.... i feel like i should have done 'stairway to heaven' for the lulz

also this music tangent was unofficially sponsored by Amazon Music Unlimited :D

can you imagine being Jimmy Hendrix's favourite guitarist. Wow

and holy shit i had no idea how great Rory Gallagher was. When Jimmy Hendrix was asked what it was like to be the greatest guitar player alive he responded; I don't know, ask Rory Gallagher :D

i've massively enjoyed playing the blues at the moment. Which does seem quite ironic

Just watched an interview with Paul Reed Smith and my desperate desire to own a PRS private stock has increased - which seriously... how the fuck is that possible ;)

oh yeah, this was a life changing piece of interesting knowledge - you can view PDFs with less. less is most certainly more

also on fun facts, i left FB and Twitter before the whole hooha about CA because i believed their real crime was attention harvesting of multiple generations. Now everyone is leaving them because of 'privacy' violations - this real is reminder that the only thing more sort after than privacy is publicity

i've repeatedly told people; 'I like individuals but hate people' - people laugh.... it's not a joke it's an actual fact ;)

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