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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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I used to like Slackbot before my employer forced us onto Teams. Are there any #selfhosted chatbots that can do things? Plug into services, send me reminders, etc.

Kiel diri _pattern_ esperante?
Ne ŝablono, tio estas _template_.

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I want to remind that #EUnomia is a research project funded with around 3 millions, also aiming to investigate the #fediverse.

companies leading #projectEUnomia are also involved in:

- mass surveilience
- military and law enforcment
- developing strategies and tools countering mass movements
- countering local journalism with clickbait

@Gargron is/was on their pay check with at least €63,290.

several month ago I made some research about them and puplished it here:
there's also an easy to remember shortlink available:

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Okay I got my notification yesterday from #Debian and #Slackware, and I bit my tongue for a day on this one, because it is potentially so catastrophic. I migrated all of my Exim servers to Postfix and good ole Sendmail quite a few years back.

Now that the news itself is in the wild I'll link to an article:

#tallship #Vger #security #vul #MTA #exim @OpenSource

Please patch your boxes yesterday, if not sooner, and make sure you subscribe to ALL security lists for the software you run, m'kay?

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One more fossil gas power plant in Bavaria 🇩🇪 to compensate for lack of power supplies caused by "nuclear exit"

CO2 emissions of nuclear: 12 gCO2eq/kWh
CO2 emissions of fossil gas: 490 gCO2eq/kWh


#nuclear #renewableenergy

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If you're not crazy about downloading apps from Google's Play Store — we understand.

That's why we set up an F-Droid repo, so that you can with peace of mind.

Just follow this link on an Android device with F-Droid installed 👇

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We are looking for a Back-end Developer to join our team and our mission to help people resist online surveillance. Full details & application link:
UTC-1 to UTC+3 timezones.
DM us if you have any questions about the role.

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We are preparing a major update for today. This might involve a brief period of disrupted service and potentially slower than usual response times right after update.

Please excuse all inconvenience caused.

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If 1 million of us step up - we can force the European Commission to take on biometric mass surveillance head on.

Already almost 50,000 of us have signed - join us now and #ReclaimYourFace

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#vintage #computer #keyboarx #mystery


Does anyone recognize this mystery 1970s keyboard? Or know which computer, mini or mainframe it was once used with?

It has distinctive CR LF REPT RUBOUT keys, but has no enter/return keys. Uses the General Instrument AY-5-2376 chip.

#vintagecomputers #minicomputer #mainframe

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As a privacy-first service we refuse to do surveillance-based advertising or use marketing techniques that abuse your data and autonomy.

However, we would like to see more people test and evaluate IVPN and compare it to other providers.
To help with that we are distributing IVPN Gift codes to anyone interested in our service.

Reply/send us a DM for a Gift code if:
- you don't have an IVPN account, but curious about service
- if you use IVPN and have some friends in mind who could benefit

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Schools forcing students to either run proprietary non-free software or pushing them to register for accounts in a centralized walled garden run by surveillance capitalists is such a widespread problem, how can we begin to counter onslaught of oppression?

Would it make sense to create a crowd-sourced searchable db of incidents, which names schools and instructors who impose non-free software or impose #MACFANGZ?

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Greetings, everyone! 🌱
OpenSourceSeeds is committed to re-establishing seed as a common good for all. We do this by providing new varieties with an open-source licence. This is an easy way to legally protect seed from patents and other forms of privatization.

We'd love to get in contact with anyone interested in open source, commons, seeds, organic agriculture and agrobiodiversity. See you soon! 🥦

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🚨 Important: starting July 15, 2021, Tor will no longer support v2 onion services. If you are a site administrator, you must upgrade to v3 onion services. Here is the full deprecation timeline:

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To German users of #TubeLab, the default instance for your country is, unfortunately this #Peertube instance is down. That's why you get an error.
You can pick up another instance that matches your expectations thanks to the instances picker. Look at media descriptions for details.

PS: We don't maintain this instance.

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Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!