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Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.

The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.

The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.

Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.

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Cis people are candlestick makers demanding that those newfangled electric genders be outlawed.

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RT @alexandraerin@twitter.com: LRT: It's important to understand that people calling the Proud Boys "brownshirts" aren't being hyperbolic but making an actual historical parallel. The Proud Boys commit violence, the right blames the left for this, thus "necessitating" the readiness for future violence.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/alexandraerin/stat

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Most modern search engines will not even /consider/ the possibility that I want what I asked for. Surely I misspoke. Surely those characters can't belong that that order, those words in the grammar, those ideas in that query. Wouldn't I like a nice cup of tea?

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I'm going to keep reiterating this because the "power to the people" / "collective domination is good" tendency of the Left keeps creeping back:

Democracy is evil. Our goal is to kill power, not collectivize it.

c4ss.org/content/49202

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Does your chat protocol have first-class clients that include all features and run natively on desktop systems instead of just web browsers, mobile phones or Electron?

No?

Then your chat protocol is as good at being a chat protocol as the average bowl of pudding.

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The hardest part of using PGP, key management, doesn't scale well in large organizations. We solved this problem at First Look Media (where there are over 200 PGP users) with GPG Sync. We maintain a keylist, and everyone subscribes to it, so everyone has the latest public key for everyone else.

I'm excited to announce that we've submitted a draft RFC that will turn GPG Sync into an internet standard!

Check this out: tech.firstlook.media/keylist-r

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I would like to remind everyone that #systemd has been predicted insanely accurately aeons ago by H. P. #Lovecraft in Mountains of Madness.

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I just published an article that describes in technical detail how Russia executed their attacks on the US election, how they got caught, and what capabilities the US appears to have.

What Mueller's Latest Indictment Reveals About Russian and U.S. Spycraft
theintercept.com/2018/07/18/mu

I should figure out something about those memory leaks because this place is probably less destructive to my mental health than the hellsite

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I'm just going to abreviate decentralization as decent. from now on. Lack of it is certainly indecent…

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Interesting that the puri.sm site blocks tor. I don't know why they would do that.
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I think tech!we need to take a really hard look at how we ended up living over json/xml on port 80. It's a recurring pattern of self-enforced helplessness.

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@resist_berlin "WE have tools available that were considered ridiculously radical only a generation ago. Why are we using them so sheepishly?"

Damn is that ever a rallying cry.

Fight for the users, and all that.

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Dept of Underutilized Oddities, entry 587

freedns.afraid.org/

- You can use their nameservers for either a small fee or by allowing people to make subdomains.

- You can make subdomains of domains that are on there. Browse the registry for interesting ones or add your favorite suffix domain and see how popular it can become.

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I'm:
⚪️ a man
⚪️ a woman
🔘 '; drop table gender; --

and I'm looking for:
⚪️

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Silly but actually serious question: if you needed to mic a sleeping cat, how would you do it? Could you do it on a sub-$200 budget? Sub-$100? Sub-$50?

I know very little about sound design but am eager to learn.

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Apparently the publishers are going bananas about involvement in . They sent this to ALL MEPs:
pastebin.com/kgsnL7cT

I find it absolutely hilarious!

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