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another thing I don't *get* in Cyberpunk is why the fuck children straight up disappear when you enter photo mode

were the developers afraid that players would do violent/lewd things to them?

(as if there won't be mods for that :smug: )

as if the fact that they are not killable is not enough

non-killable children have become the standard for the industry, sadly :blobsad:

maybe i wouldn't mind this that much if not for overall pedohysteria nowadays, and the fact that sometimes nonexistent in-game kids are protected to the completely retarded point

like when Bethesda edited out children from Fallout 2 by making them invisible but just *forgot* to disable them completely I guess, resulting in invisible little bastards stealing quest-essential shit from you without any way to get it back

or like when they added children to This War of Mine which used to be a game about horrors of war, but with this DLC it became happy candyland where no child can be harmed and/or killed, how sickeningly diabetic sweet of them :KannaSip:

a free tip from me, if you wanna know about kids during wartime, read The Last Witnesses by Svetlana Alexievich

i read it when i was five

got traumatized :ayaya:

the funniest thing was that i was hiding the fact that i was reading this book from my mom better than any future porn i would have

#cyberpunk2077 #gayming #vidya #gaming

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This talk is over again !! “lawful access to encrypted data”.

If I’m not expecting to have a Soviet mic 🎤forwarding all what I say to the Politburo, I’m not expecting neither to have any encrypted text read by someone else than the recipient.

Thanks @protonmail to raise the alarm 🚨

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New lawsuit: Why do #Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with #Google via cellular data when they're not even in use?

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Is your open source project still using Slack for its community? Consider:

Mozilla has migrated their chat to Matrix:

Mattermost now offers hosted service with special pricing for OSS projects:

There are probably even more I'm not aware of.

There are good Free options now. Time to get out of the proprietary SaaS lock-in.

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Mastodon does not store passwords in plain text. This is trivial to confirm as Mastodon is an open-source project. We use the bcrypt algorithm for one-way hashing of passwords. I can't believe someone is spreading misinformation about something so trivial to debunk.

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I've configured my mail client to only check mails once an hour... and I feel like that not only helps my productivity, but also makes me quite a bit more relaxed sitting in front of my desktop.

Now I wish I could configure other apps to also only spam me with notifications in certain intervals.

For example: don't alert me for every single Mastodon notification, give me a nicely formatted summary twice a day.

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The main misconception about defaults is that many users don't change them, because they assume that the developers put thought into the defaults. But the developers don't put ideal defaults there, because they assume the user knows better what they need and change the defaults.

This leaves us with bad defaults that aren't changed. 🤷

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"Moxie Marlinspike On Decentralization" by David Rosenthal

The talk and blog post are both very interesting. I think advocates of decentralization (including myself!) should take these arguments seriously.

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Face surveillance erodes everyone’s privacy, chills free speech, and has an outsized negative impact on minority communities. Governments should not use these tools. Rather, they must face the facts about how damaging this technology is to the people they have a duty to protect.

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How I add an RSS feed:

- Ctrl-U to view source for the page
- Ctrl-F to search for "rss"
- if it exists, copy-paste it into my RSS reader

Please tell me there's a better way. 😛 My reader is NewsBlur BTW.

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Don't get shamed into disabling your adblocker to "support creators".
Ads pay so little, it really doesn't matter.
If you want to do the financial support, just donate to them. That is the equivalent of multiple thousand ad views.

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Last year, millions of people fought back the European Union’s #Article17. The fight isn’t over - we're pushing the EU member states to limit the use of automated filtering and protect users right's as they implement the law nationally.

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