Enlightening look at the power of location data that almost everyone's phone is giving up constantly. Claims of anonymity debunked in chilling way:


"Repeated enough times, lies become a 'truth' that people believe."
-- Max Eisen, "By Chance Alone"

"Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth" - a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels

I grew up on Pop Shoppe, but thepopshoppe.com/faq/ is disappointing:

"5. Can you still return The Pop Shoppe Bottles?

Times have changed and refillable has become recyclable, meaning you’ll recycle our bottles just as you do any other bottles and cans. You do recycle, don’t you? Good!"

Except... not good. Most recycling programs will just trash the glass since it's cheaper to make fresh glass than use the energy to break down old glass.

Refillable is not recyclable. First one is way better

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I'm really not excited for the future where cash is eliminated and you have to have an account on a dominant social media platform and a working surveillance device to buy anything. Also, in general, I find it very hard to care about how giant companies split the transaction fees.

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Instagram is down, pixelfed is still up 😉

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These are hardware kill switches.

Not a webcam cover. Not software disabled Wi-Fi. Kill switch.

Laptops should have these.

Ours do.


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Ethical web principles 

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If you find yourself sitting in cars now and then, this might be interesting to you and help you prevent accidents.
So if you open a cars door from the inside, you open the door with the hand that's not next to the door. This means that you turn around you body which automatically turns your vision in the direction where other cars or bikes might come from.

I was taught this early on I believe, anyways this is the way I have always done it.

#dutchReach #bike

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One of the many absurdities of capitalism in our technologically advanced world: I have to borrow an eBook from the library and return it so others can borrow it

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The air quality is going to be rough tomorrow. Forest fires have been getting worse every year.

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We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/ma #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability

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Transactional email providers with low delivery failures are not cheap.

New pixelfed.social monthly costs:

$80 - email provider
$40 - dedicated server (media)
$40 - vps (app/db/redis)
$30 - cloudflare (pro + 2 managed tls certs)
$20 - backups, Spaces, CDN
$20 - state.pixelfed.net server

This is starting to get expensive 😅


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RT @lilah_sturges@twitter.com
Helpful phrases to learn:

"I don't know the answer to that. Let's find out."

"Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks!"

"I was wrong."

"I've thought about what you said and I've changed my mind as a result."

Not only are these phrases useful, they also make you a better person!

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A vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to inject commercial spyware, developed by NSO Group, on to phones.

The spyware could be transmitted through a call, even if the call was unanswered.

It is unclear how many phones were targeted.

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Are you not feeling motivated to go outside for a healthy walk? How about downloading the application StreetComplete from @fdroidorg and start helping out OpenStreetMap by adding missing data about the places around you!

I started today and it made my daily walks a lot more fun! It also motivates me to walk even more and visit new places that I wouldn't visit otherwise. :)

#OpenStreetMap #OpenData #Fdroid

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We have worked on a plan with partners, register now to get yours in June!

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Generalistic and moderated instance.