I label all of my XFCE Whisker menus with "Start" on Linux. ;) It reduces cognitive load required to process goofy icons and reminds me of Windows 95. :D

I wish I could find an ethical, simple WiFi direct file sharing app that works cross-platform via a QR code.

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If you need Zoom to work, study, or just communicate with family and friends, you can take these steps to protect yourself from privacy threats. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/hard

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"Mum, are there any new fairy tales?"
"Yes, many writers write fairy tales."
"No, like, stories that you tell kids to teach them not to do stupid things."
"Oh, I see. There are a few. And one that really happened."
"Settle down, I'll tell the story of Leeroy Jenkins..."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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I don’t believe this conspiracy theory one bit, but it is delicious

RT @mylesbyrne@twitter.com

The US and UK governments are bleeding authority so fast, the goal MUST be to invalidate themselves as the previously unquestioned loci of Westphalian sovereignty.


🐦🔗: twitter.com/mylesbyrne/status/

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RT @djbaskin@twitter.com

Made this service that prints your face on an N95 mask, so you can protect people from viral epidemics while still being able to unlock your phone.



🐦🔗: twitter.com/djbaskin/status/12

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Well I learned something fun today. Apparently Google Chrome includes software_reporter_tool.exe, which scans your entire hard disk for executables to analyze. Also, it reports the results to Google.
How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe) - gHacks Tech News

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I wrote an ode to personal websites for one of my faves,
24ways. Featuring inspiring (and rights-respecting) websites from people whose work I love and respect.


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Did you know?

OMEMO is multi-client end-to-end encryption for XMPP/Jabber.

It uses the Double Ratchet Algorithm, like in FB Messenger, Riot, Signal, Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Wire...

It offers future and forward secrecy and deniability with message synchronization and offline delivery.


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If you can't choose not to use a technology, you are not using that technology, it is using you.

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When i explain federation and decentralization to people, i compare it with email.

Email can be hosted by any company, exposing a domain+server to the internet, then you must use their application/web to access it because of the old propietary software model, nowadays there is a lot of open source mail clients anyways.

ActivityPub is just a standard protocol, mastodon is a software that implements it for microblogging (like twitter)

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I mentioned the other day that health care data is one area where people who "have nothing to hide" still care about .

Personal finances is the other area and it looks like Google's going there too.


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The 48Mp camera on the Nokia 7.2 isn't really that great. It's more of a 12Mp camera. pocketnow.com/nokia-7-2-review

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Quick reminder that "Don't be evil" *used* to be Google's motto, and they deliberately changed it

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Verdict so far: pretty much only the stock and ayufan #Pinebook #PinebookPro images work acceptably. Android and ChromeOS are unacceptably broken. I'm going with the Debian image, hopefully for the long haul.

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