The best part about being sick now is hearing the same joke about how its not just a cold, its corona, 50 times from 50 different people.

Milkshake with them crushed up oreos

Wow so Tom Scott mentioned Mastodon and The Fediverse in his talk at The Royal Institution. Really enjoyed that

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Hey FEDIVERSE 🌏

2 people are currently working on an #opensource federated #reddit alternative, called #lemmy.
They need some open source #developers to help them enable the federating function.. #activitypub

BOOST to help development...

dev.lemmy.ml/post/29164

@dansup Hey, I'm contemplating going deeper with PHP (or even HHVM), but I want to ask your opinion seeing as PixelFed is made with PHP. Hope thats okay, if not, ignore this.

Do you think its worth investing my time in? Also, do you have an opinion on whether or not HHVM/Hacklang is worth it? Why, why not?

PS: Not thinking about it job-wise, just want the experience/knowledge.

You talk a lot of big game for someone with such a small truck

Can we maybe abolish reality tv? Thank you

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The French government switched to Matrix, the German government evaluates free, open and federated messaging solutions, Nextcloud Talk became a great Slack replacement, public authorities in Germany consider a mass exodus from Twitter & Co after EuGH ruling, next stop Mastodon... Seems like we have both, the (political) momentum and the technology to make 2020 a great year for the free & open internet!

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I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool gath.io

The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.

Check out more at my Patreon: patreon.com/posts/organizing-o

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Fuck facebook and its cooperate greed!

Snowden, fediverse appreciation, personal opinion/feelings 

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If you only read one post today, pay attention to this one... YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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I've been cautioning people about this aspect of using biometrics for credentials for a few years now.

Sure, it may lend itself to secure authentication, yet it also lends itself to search and seizure w/o the constitutional requirements of a warrant signed by a judge. i.e., a court order is required to compel one to divulge a password, or at the very least unlock a device such as a laptop or mobile device using that person's password.

If you're arrested, law enforcement personnel do not have the authority to demand you divulge such information, or require you to use your passwords to grant them access to your assets. Only a judge can do that.

They can however, force you to roll out your fingers to be printed and entered into a fingerprint database, and for if arrested for an alleged felony, collect DNA from a suspect.

What this means, is that in the United States, if you lock your phone with a biometric key, such as a fingerprint, cops can hold you down and physically force your hand (yes, pundit) to unlock your phone, making all of the contents of that device available to them.

Here's the relevantt verbiage in this ARS Technica article that glosses over this fact that most folks aren't even aware of...

To wit: if you lock your phone with a fingerprint, it isn't locked at all if you're ever arrested for something even as common as a DUI.

"While courts aren’t unanimous, they frequently grant more latitude to defendants who refuse to divulge passwords, since doing so amounts to testifying against oneself. Biometric information, by contrast, is often regarded as evidence that investigators can confiscate."

The way they put it in this article, it doesn't sound as vile and all encompassing in scope as it actually is in reality - go read up more on this, US Circuit courts have already long since ruled on this, so it is in fact De jure.

I'll say this one more time: "If you are arrested for ANYTHING, and you lock your phone with a biometric key of any kind, Law enforcement is entitled to freely access ALL of your data without any additional cause.

Unless you want to be their bitch, Don't do it.

#search_and_seizure #iris_scan #1984 #retinal_scan #fingerprint #biometric #privacy #security #personal_information #vulnerability #big_brother #we_are_the_dead #chant_of_the_ever_circling_skeletal_family #run_forrest_run #be_afraid_be_very_afraid #shorn_sheep

https://bit.ly/2Kvv2hW
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i will legit record myself singing Nickleback if this toot gets 100 boosts

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might spend 20 hours on some pro hacker looking i3 desktop just to flex on windows users

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