this is a good write up on IBM buying Red Hat https://stratechery.com/2018/ibms-old-playbook/
You realise that you are old when a brand flaming new chip design comes out and you think "ah-ha, we already went through this bad idea…".
I learned today, via Matt Dillon on the DragonFly BSD mailing list, that the AMD Threadripper 2 has four dies on it and two of these have direct access to a memory controller while the other two do not.
This means that all I/O needs to go via the two connected dies if you don't want your performance to collapse but this means that you have to start…
@Argus - Yes. I believe this to be the case. Algorithmic feeds have increased the signal reach of a minority. Allowing that minority to have their say at their naturally proportioned signal will go a long way to preventing its spread.
Very nice article about all of us weirdos over on Wired by @bnys (who I can't help but mentally call "b nice")
@GordyPls @daedalus @trentyarwood @midsomerplots After a small bug fix, behold, we have plots on Mastodon https://mastodon.cloud/@midsomerplots/100579453512112180
I’ve spent a decade saying Twitter should have just charged users $20 a year instead of become a Brand cesspit. Thankfully on Mastodon I can send the creator a few bucks a month. And you can too. https://www.patreon.com/mastodon/overview
People will argue that using DMs on here is unsafe because the admins of servers can view it. Arguably, you should use DMs for no more than you should be using them on any platform that doesn't encrypt them end to end, like Twitter.
It's about assessing your own operational security risk. Use DMs like private messages on Slack or a forum. Use Signal or another encrypted messenger if privacy is highly important.
Hey if you’re planning to make your own mastodon/pleroma/remember gnu social? instance that’s amazing and godspeed! If you want to make it open registrations, all the best to you - but please don’t only think about how many users your server can handle, but also, how many _you_ can handle, and find moderators and co-admins you trust!
Privacy is not dead
Generalistic and moderated instance.