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A: dns record
AA: battery
AAA: battery
AAAA: dns record
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Devil announces that he has plenty of advocates already and that your just being an asshole now.

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you: ugh, the wide-ass bezel on that screen is so distracting

my first computer display:

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You don't have to read the entire patent application, just search for "sorry":

patents.google.com/patent/US93

πŸ˜‚

(via @qbi)

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boring linux tech stuff for boring people 

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I love how Mastodon is 100% functional and contains zero trackers.

It's almost as if you don't need trackers to make a functioning site and any trackers on other sites are wholly unnecessary and should be fought against on every possible level...

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If Microsoft is Still Attacking Even Its Very Own Partners, Why Believe It Will Treat GNU/Linux Any Better? at techrights.org/2019/07/09/when - discuss at freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/yl #freepost

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Year Progress:

β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘ 51%

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15 years ago, EFF's @doctorow told Microsoft:

1. That DRM systems don't work

2. That DRM systems are bad for society

3. That DRM systems are bad for business

4. That DRM systems are bad for artists

5. That DRM is a bad business-move

He was right.

vice.com/en_us/article/3k3wkk/

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Hello, world!

This is the first toot from an official account for #Glimpse, a new fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Follow me for updates on this cool new project.

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UK ISP group names Mozilla 'Internet Villain' for supporting 'DNS-over-HTTPS' | ZDNet

UK government and local ISPs are putting the pressure on browsers to drop plans to support DoH protocol.

zdnet.com/article/uk-isp-group

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"Amazon confirms it retains your Alexa voice recordings indefinitely"

ah yes, the totally normal actions of a corporation that's just looking after it's customers

thenextweb.com/security/2019/0

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Things deleted and added recently!

Deleted: Windows, Mac OS X, Keepass (this is actually OK), iCloud, Google Search, Gmail, Facebook, Messenger, Medium, Quora, drive-by politics on Twitter, Dropbox.

Added: Linux Ubuntu, Enpass, Brave, DuckDuckGo, LifeLock, self-hosted email, a mailing list, more blog, more Reddit, a VPN, Resilio Sync. Soon maybe: Purism Librem 5.

#windows #mac #google #gmail #facebook #medium #quora #dropbox

#linux #ubuntu #enpass #brave #duckduckgo #reddit #vpn #resiliosync

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In case it isn't clear, Google has now reached, in many sectors, the "extinguish" phase of "embrace, extend, extinguish".

"Google is locking down API access to Gmail data (and later, Drive data) soon, and some of your favorite third-party apps might find themselves locked out of your Google account data. "

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1528361
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in the final episode of HBO's chilling miniseries "Cloudflare", a distributed systems engineer explains to the investigative committee that although Cloudflare recklessly sought a market dominance that made the web brittle and fragile, it was in fact the broader capitalist context that made it wise for them to do so. only the telecom lobby understands the gravity of the accusation, and endeavors successfully to blackball the engineer as a hopeless political radical.

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A private company is selling automated license plate readers to homeowner associations. What could go wrong?

BBC scrutinizes the privacy impact in this long-form radio documentary. bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07fp90n

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Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)