"We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them."
- Noam Chomsky
Handbrake pre-neutering would work as well. Need it for Windows.
#mastodon Does anyone know if development on Mastodon plans to create more robust media repository options? (ie: sort Media in albums, etc.) In my mind this is one of the major things needed to completely invalidate FB. Being able to share toots to groups would be the other major thing. So close. 😍
Protect your what what:
Oh good. Facebook gives advertisers your two factor authentication phone number.
<< They found that when a user gives Facebook a phone number for two-factor authentication or in order to receive alerts about new log-ins to a user’s account, that phone number became targetable by an advertiser within a couple of weeks. >>
A new L5 progress update has been posted - it is full steam ahead! - https://puri.sm/posts/massive-progress-exact-cpu-selected-minor-shipping-adjustment #demandfreedom
Do you know how long your password should be? A strong password should be able to withstand a supercomputer guessing a few hundred billion combinations per second. https://protonmail.com/blog/how-long-should-my-password-be/
Excellent talk on systemd:
Whenever I think Facebook has reached the pinnacle of Evil they manage to surprise me… I have to say that the “Facebook VPN which rewards you with $20/mth” (aka “Project Atlas”¹) plan is so disgusting it defies belief.
They even know how Evil the whole thing is because they go to the pains of hiding behind shell companies so Apple doesn’t block them.
How can this not be criminal?
My Pixel battery was shot, and because I've dropped the phone I was not able to even attempt replacing the battery without permanently damaging the screen. I pre-ordered the Purism Librem 5 and can't wait for it but needed a replacement phone until then (estimates of April this year). So I ordered a Fairphone 2. Modular phone, open design, with an open source stripped version of Android. Despite the 2014 chipset, it is speedy and running nougat. Very impressed.
It seems that social media is becoming more and more about hostility. It's everyone's cowardly little place to beat their drum and stand on their soapbox. Really makes me glad things like dectralized federated social media alternatives are becoming a thing. Viva Mastodon and the fediverse. Be good to each other.
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