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Because of the dominant and stale duopoly, mobile platforms are nowhere near where they should be in terms of enabling full use of this amazing device.

Example 1: As far as I know there is no way to develop an app using the phone itself (unlike a desktop where you obviously can), which turns mobile into a kind of second class platform, one where you push the things you develop elsewhere...

Example 2: #python seems almost banned from mobile

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Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

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The police are making more anarchists than I could do in ten years.
-- Emma Goldman

#anarchism #quote #bot

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Holy cow, there already exists at least one public Onion service expressly for telnetting into, and it's an official Wikipedia mirror meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Telnet

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Federation between two servers, illustrated

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I feel like we still haven't hit the peak of survival gaming yet.

Most survival games are centered around the individual experience of a dude, usually a white guy, arming himself to the teeth and progress is measured by how easily they can kill.

I'd like a game that has a more holistic and community context. Yes, defending yourself is important, but so is housing, a power grid, water, schools, manufacturing etc. You know, community building.

I don't know of a game that goes that far with it.

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A report on the #Equifax breach has been released and @sawaba@twitter.com is analyzing it. His conclusion: 34 (in words: thirty four!) control and process failures lead to this disaster. Worth a read:

twitter.com/sawaba/status/1072

#infosec #cybersecurity

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The rollout of 'Rapid DNA' technology could lead to more and more people who are not trained in the collection of crime scene evidence submitting contaminated samples—increasing the risk that people could be mistakenly linked to crimes they didn’t commit. washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2

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@mike
> I'm building crypto tools that I can't break.

That's great, and I totally support people doing that. It's part of the solution. But what do you do when the Australian government charges you under anti-terrorism laws for refusing to back door the software you're developing with the territory they claim jurisdiction over? Technical solutions will no survive without political organizing to support them.
@bjoern @aral

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@meejah Yes, essentially. My concrete example is that I created some monoidal functionality that I wanted to be able to add together, e.g. (a + b + c + d), but the boilerplate needed to be a "parent class" and the a/b/c/d functionality needed to be functions. Creating a "class" for each isn't quite right, but is the most obvious way to define an interface and implementations... ended up using decorators.

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@paulkruczynski Right, so that reminds me, I was going to suggest that we start using “read key” and ”write key” instead of public key and private key to describe use of keys in DAT as it’s far more accurate. So your ED25519 public key is how the DAT is identified. That’s the read key. Anyone who knows it has read access. Only those with the write key (or keys in multiwriter) can write. To avoid leaking your read key, discovery is done using a discovery key cyptographically hashed from it…

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Was trying to understand the logic behind flat tree serialisation used in bitfields in DAT last night and ended up making a little animation to visualise it once I finally got it. Would probably be nice to include in the book.

github.com/datprotocol/book/is

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Is there a script out there that will go through my follows list and unfollow accounts that have the "moved" status and give me a list of where they moved to or follow their new account?

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@nightpool For the uninitiated (as I was) here is a link. I don't understand what people were losing their shit over...smh... linuxwit.ch/blog/2018/12/e98e/

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