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You can now challenge someone to game of over toots! castling.club/ 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the , implementing all by itself. 😃

It appears there’s no way to do nested virtualisation on macOS?

No support in QEMU (hvf or haxm), and VirtualBox only does it on AMD. Rumor has it VMWare Fusion can do it, but not sure about spending that kind of money on a personal project.

WOW!

Someone put together this whole huge #Zelda-inspired tabletop #RPG with a really nice, formatted 278-page core rulebook plus supplemental books! I don't know if I'd ever get enough friends together to actually play it, but man, it looks amazing! It's a shame they can't make money off it because of the IP...

reclaimthewild.net/

#free #ttrpg

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

@moritzheiber He shutdown the US government, which shutdown NIST, who shutdown their security vulnerability database, which shutdown my CI.

This page on VM side channel attack mitigations is scary: github.com/firecracker-microvm

Using the Linux KVM API seems easy enough, but we have all this hidden danger now.

The New York Times reports Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Yandex, Yahoo and others far more access to users' data than previously admitted, including access to private messages:

nytimes.com/2018/12/18/technol

There is never going to be a better time to #DeleteFacebook, the violations are only going to get worse.

If you know someone who wants to try alternatives and needs a simple non-technical guide, try sending them this:

switching.social/ethical-alter

(via @bobstechsite)

Can you donate bandwidth and CPU time to help archive.org get around the #tumblr blocks?

Please go to tracker.archiveteam.org/tumblr to find out how to install an archive.org warrior so we can get as much backed up as possible!

We've only got hours left and we still only have a few dozen boxes running, we need as many people as we can get on this!

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I’ve never owned any playstation, and there’s a bunch of games I always felt I missed out on. But now there’s Katamari Damacy on Switch, and I’m a little bit in love I think. 😄

Love that now some non-tech friends are researching WhatsApp alternatives, but don’t get why the first answer seems to be Telegram. There are sooo so many reasons to pick Signal instead.

Tried writing a little browser using Swift and WebKit. Pretty easy to get started, but you quickly discover Safari uses a whole bunch of private interfaces to do actual browsery stuff: trac.webkit.org/browser/webkit

Making games sounds like such a cool thing to do. I tried to participate in Ludum Dare again, but motivation plummeted at some point.

I should probably not approach it like a contentless coding problem, which I always do. I have this irrational fear that anything creative I do is an instant embarrassment.

I get quite a few annoying recruiter emails. I definitely don't want these jobs, it's just blatant spam that seems endemic in tech recruitment. Hassling people to work for you is not ok.

So, my new plan: return fire on all of them with GDPR.

anyway, if you want a managed (by me) pleroma instance, on globally redundant infrastructure, for cheap (say $10/month - yes, you can do it yourself for cheaper, but it won't be on redundant infrastructure), hit me up in DM. i'm thinking about offering such a thing.

@nolan Also you can use GNOME Web (a.k.a. Epiphany) and just use “Install Site as Web Application…” from the menu. Works like a charm, and the app does not even need to be a PWA, nor be sanctioned by any big company to be turned into a self-contained application, with its own page cache, browser history, cookie jar, local storage, and so on :blobaww:

@sullybiker @bob

That's true.

Part of the problem seems to have been the traditional view of monopolies as only being bad if they drive prices up. If you go with this view, FB/Google etc services are "free" so they cannot be monopolies.

Lawmakers don't seem to consider the social, commercial and political risks of surveillance-based business models, because they haven't existed until now.

Whenever someone uses the phrase “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again”, this is what my brain is doing for the next 5 minutes: youtu.be/8VyaShl6urc

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