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Your 4th of July reminder that we are all immigrants, and everyone belongs here.

Courtesy of the Alameda 4th of July parade. 🇺🇸🎇🎆

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People who can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bug me in ways I cannot put into words.
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@Shamar @lunaterra Computer literacy should be taught, but not in terms of how to use Microsoft products. It should be taught like mathematics and children should understand the basics of how the internet works. Things like what is a protocol and what are the main protocols. How to make the simplest web page. How to write a hello world program or a very simple game. What is the difference between fixed storage and ram? What is the von Neumann architecture and a Turing machine. Things like that.

Like learning maths, not every child will go on to be a mathematician or programmer, but having the background knowledge gives the potential to make better decisions and be less susceptible to fallacies and marketing scams as an adult.

Reading this makes me wonder if wearing surgical masks (possibly with sunglasses) might be a good line of defense against facial recognition (and surveillance in general). Wearing a ski mask in non-sub-zero weather makes you look like a bank robber, but a surgical mask can be explained away by saying that you're a germaphobe, or that you just felt a little gross that morning and don't want to get anyone else sick.

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why do they call it the car repair shop 

instead of autocorrect?

Folks who've been through the process: how long does it usually take for a website listed on one's profile to show as verified? Is there anything special I need to do other than including a link in the prescribed format somewhere on the page?

naDev tlhIngan Hol jatlh 'Iv?

'eSperanto jatlhwI'pu' lutu'lu'. DIvI' Hol jatlhwI'pu' lutu'lu'. tlhIngan Hol jatlhwI'pu' lutu'lu'be' 'e' vIHarQo'.

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What is the difference between USA and USB? 

One connects to all of your devices and accesses the data, the other is a hardware standard.

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I was looking for PDFs of readings for the coming semester. I had found some, but there were several that I was having problems finding.

I asked some friends if they had copies. One of them responded saying, "No but I'm very good at googling things." Shortly after, she comes back with links to most of them. Needless to say, I was really thankful.

She keeps insisting that it's a useless skill, but I've found that knowing how to look for things in databases has proven useful time and time again.

Folks: please don't just post images or text marked as "sensitive content" without explaining why. There's a huge difference between "softcore almost-porn" and "truly disturbing".

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@kechpaja @hntooter @jorge There is no proof of that. The DOMRect API can be used for fingerprinting, but that doesn't mean it is used for fingerprinting.

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GDPR question: what do I do to ensure compliance on a site where users can upload small bits of arbitrary data, some of which is likely to include personal data, but that doesn't explicitly solicit any identifiable info? There will be no user accounts or any way of associating information with a particular user other than what the user might include in what they post.

Can I just provide an email address that can be used to reach me, and ask users to get in touch if they want something deleted?

I just joined up to Wire with the same username as on here. Feel free to message/add me.

Question for the audience: does Santa Claus count as a mythical creature? What if I broaden it to "mythical being"?

I'm not coming up with any better term, but there's something about "mythical" that doesn't really fit in this context.

Does anyone know of any good command line Mastodon clients for Linux? I don’t want to have to keep a browser window open for it, but interacting primarily through my phone (which is what I generally do now) is getting to be a pain.

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