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Be the change you want to see in this world. Nobody else will do it for you.

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antwort auf alles dicht machen (corona) 

Leute, ist das geil:

Leute haben die Domains

reserviert und auf die folgen von "Charité Intensiv" umgeleitet.
gute Aktion gegen schnöselige Schauspielende, denen es echt zu gut geht.

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Das Verhalten der Bundesregierung wird eines Tages als Beispiel herhalten müssen, wenn Studis lernen sollen, dass Menschen oft sehr schlechte Entscheidungen treffen, wenn sie nur an kurzfristige Belohnungen denken.

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TIL: Nur vier Länder haben die Suche nach neuen fossilen Energiequellen verboten. Wie kann man irgendwelche Klimapledges ernst nehmen so lange nicht dieses absolute Minimum erfüllt ist?

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Auf der Suche nach einer Person die mein 3m x 4m Zimmer in #darmstadt Arheilgen übernimmt. Interesse? Kennt ihr jemanden, der jemand kennt? Frühestens ab 01.05. besteht die Möglichkeit für knapp 400€ in eine familiäre WG zu ziehen aus einem verrückten Haufen zugänglicher Menschen in sozialen Berufen. Es gibt einen großen Garten, Wohnzimmer, Küche, 2 Bäder, insgesamt 4+2 Personen, Garage, Parkmöglichkeiten, Straßenbahn und Fußwege.

Den Großteil der Einrichtung würde ich am liebsten übergeben ;)

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Jetzt ist ein sehr guter Zeitpunkt, um mit Grünen-Mitgliedern in Eurem Umfeld darüber zu sprechen, dass es komisch wirkt, einerseits den Staatstrojaner ins Wahlprogramm zu schreiben & andererseits als digitale Bürgerrechtspartei wahrgenommen werden zu wollen. 😘

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I'm wondering why the VP6 hardware encoder designs are not FOSS/OSHW, if the goal of webm/VP9 is to be as widely used as possible, and the software implementations are FOSS. Why do you have to be a silicon vendor to get access to the HDL/RTL? Any ideas?

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cloudflare has great zero trust networking. no one trusts them

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FYI If you're using Google Pay, you *will* lose access to your funds if Google suspends your account (along with email, YouTube, and anything else in the ecosystem)

I don't use it personally, but I have an account and they just sent me an email about a ToS change

BTW I will block anyone who starts with "stop using Google lol" or similar cause it's asinine. It's not just search

My state's GOVERNMENT PORTAL uses Google's captcha and other services

Until it gets broken up, Google is inescapable

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This is downtown Lisbon right now. Empty streets. No one is outside despite the fairly warm winter. This is how we drive back the epidemic when our hospitals are on the brink of collapse.

Does it suck? Certainly.

But please consider:
- Would our kids rather have formal education or living parents?
- Would we rather have a fancy hairdo for 2 weeks or properly functioning lungs for the next 40 years?
- Would we trade the availability of lifesaving surgeries for a party with friends?

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There's actually people out there who believe because some software is free and open source, that no one should be paid for it.

How very sad and pathetic.

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I don't understand why some people were "laughing" about #Signal being down.

I fully agree that decentralization is clearly a better alternative to #WhatsApp.

However, IMO, each person that leaves WhatsApp, should be counted as a victory. Even if it's still towards #Telegram or Signal.

Don't be an arrogant a**hole, help people leave WhatsApp. This migration shows us that more and more people are becoming aware of their right to privacy.

Let's just live one day at a time, shall we?

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Every few months I come back to a fundamental problem for backups:

How do I replicate my backups in an encrypted way to a few machines that I do not own without any of that hyped blockchain shizzel?

I imagine a system where all I have to backup are my encryption key (and some minimal metadata) but everything else can go bust.

There is thaoe-lafs but the complexity of it makes it not a great fit for a system I want to rely on :/

Is there anything else? Did I miss something?

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The correct response to command line tools which spy on users is not to introduce a ‘DO_NOT_TRACK’ environment variable; it is to stop using those command line tools.

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When websites say "use our app, it's much better", they mean better for them, not you.

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There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.

"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."

You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.

Found via


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Interesting OS security project:

* each app runs in a separate KVM container
* each VM is generated by a #Nix derivation
* graphics output is composited together via wayland/virtio

The idea is not too dissimilar to #QubesOS
, with the following main differences:

* Xen -> KVM
* Fedora/Debian -> #NixOS
* Xorg -> wayland/virtio

You can read more about the details here:

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Der DCMA-Takedown von ist ein gutes Beispiel dafür, warum wir unseren Sourcecode nicht aussließlich bei liegen haben sollten.

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