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Toxy ZR. More difficult to ride than I thought but I'm making solid progress and loving it. This thing is fantastic!

"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.

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This is kind of a shot in the dark but does anyone have a link to dvdshrink before they removed it's ability to remove DRM? I'm trying to finally back up my DVD collection and put them in storage.

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. 😍

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. >>

gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/faceboo

So I loved the Office. The original and US version were great. I just found through Netflix that Stromberg is the German version of the Office, and it is surprisingly pretty good!

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. protonmail.com/blog/how-long-s

🎁 Buy Now & Save: Librem 5 Early Bird pricing ($599 USD) *extended to February 3*. Preorder pricing ($649 USD) begins Feb 4 and ends when general availability and shipping begins. shop.puri.sm/shop/librem-5/ #DemandFreedom #privacy #security

This goes out to all my former teachers who told me: "you won't have a calculator with you all the time". funny how that went, huh?

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?

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¹ techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/face

@tom79@mastodon.social It would be great if we could export our Mastalab (Fedilab) settings to make setting it up on a different device much easier. You are probably bombarded with feature requests, so feel free to throw this on the pile and move along. Thanks again for the hard work!

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.

tech + parenting; birdsite screenshot 

I'm tempted to recommend this to every parent I know, but of course none of them do it. Ironically it'd also be the ones working in #tech that would be likely to do this. #parenting #surveilencecapitalism

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.

Android tip: want to be able have Youtube Videos play in the background without paying for youtube prime? Run the video in your browser (anything but Chrome) and viola.

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