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I'm so sick of websites websites refusing to even display text and images if I don't agree to run their proprietary Javascript on my computer. Isn't it time that browsers started treating requests to run Javascript like requests to use the mic or camera, and asked the user before allowing them? Ideally with crowdsourced info about what the scripts are, and what they do? In other words, make something like #NoScript a standard part of browsers.

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Software is trending in the wrong direction. Decreased transparency, centralisation, and proprietary monopolies.

In this article I describe the 5 ingredients to ethical software:

- open data
- open source
- distributed deployment
- decentralised hosting
- end to end encryption

thinkmoult.com/five-fundamenta

Let's make software less about profit, and more about people again.

#opensource #privacy #encryption #foss #software

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I'm happy to announce that openings.moe will no longer be running Linux. It is way too unstable. We're moving to enterprise-grade solutions.

After much internal debate we have decided that the much beloved and battle-tested Windows Server 2003 will be the optimal server OS to power the site.
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Remember when @C418 was on here? That was wild

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did a podcast with .

podcasts.joerogan.net/podcasts

I tend not to like Infowars, but whenever AJ gets on the JRE podcast it's a whole other experience, 5 hours of WTF, insanity, funniness. Would recommend

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RT @openstreetmap
Our map serving load is increasingly spread over cache servers located worldwide, with donated hardware and hosting. At the moment we'd love a new server donation located in Brazil or Australia/New Zealand! : blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/02

I have switched to recently. Enjoying the experience! Somethings don't work since I'm using musl instead of glibc (notably Java and Steam, although Flatpak can fix this.)

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My latest addiction is watching people on YouTube trying to fix old hardware & toys.

That and chocolate coated bananas.

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I am fucking done....over with....fed up with fucking recaptcha. Trying to log into discord and I had to spend 5min solving recaptcha challenges for every login attempt. This is fucking hostile to users that I can't stand it. Why am I being unpaid labor for fucking google?

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Talking about matrix, it lacks end to end encryption.

reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

It is really quite sad and therefor I'm recommending against matrix for anything but conversations that you fully expect to become public.

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“Decentralize It” - Mozilla’s IRL Podcast interviews @Gargron about Mastodon, and others about Graphite docs, Civil, Maidsafe and others about #decentralization - irlpodcast.org/season4/episode

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ha, love this. Riot.im's new device verification flow involves keys represented by series of emoji (it used to be 45 characters)

Riot.im has also just reached version 1.0

More here: medium.com/@RiotChat/the-big-1

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