Lenovo is reported to have implemented a nasty design that only boots into Windows, making it impossible to boot or install GNU/Linux. Of the change, researcher Matthew G. says there seems to be no security benefits to this change. Read more: https://u.fsf.org/3tk
@k9mail I love your app for Android. Is it going to work when Google enforce auth02, or whatever it's called?
Well, that sucks. All of a sudden PySolFC, probably the best solitaire game you can get under Linux, stopped working. Turns out something it relies on got removed from Python, breaking the game. The most recent versions have it, but you have to build that shit from source and I am SO not here for that.
No deb packages, snaps, or anything that I can see, just download and built it yourself.
Another thing that new users may not realize is that your Mastodon account isn't limited to following other Mastodon accounts. Mastodon uses a common open source protocol called ActivityPub, and can interact with other services that use that same protocol. Pleroma, for example, or PeerTube, or PixelFed. It's like being able to subscribe to Instagram or YouTube from your Twitter account.
Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.
As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.
Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.
While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.
Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!
“As a society, we are so locked into the ideology of growth that it becomes almost impossible for anyone to question it. Growthism has a kind of totalitarian character, to the point of precluding critical thought,” Jason Hickel, an economic anthropologist and senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, told CNBC via telephone.
“We need to be able to have an open, democratic conversation about it.”
Installed #ubuntu-mate 22.04 on my ThinkPad x220 yesterday, and I love it! Had to add mate-netbook to make the most of my windows on the display. Good times!
I woke up this morning to find a Twitter thread I posted yesterday about the massive number of hacks against Russia, and DDoSecrets, went viral. It's at 20k likes and notifications are scrolling by way too fast to follow https://twitter.com/micahflee/status/1516521193808875527?t=vpQBgml3tWONQfCFIFBthg&s=19
It's a pretty fulfilling job compared to working for someone else but it's also so stressful and taxing. Not getting rich of it either.
@Kjaerulv Jeg har haft flere konti på flere instances - inden jeg helt forstod pointen med mastodon, så jeg beslutter mig nok herefter, at det bliver denne konto der får lov at leve, mens den anden lukkes ned :)
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