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Now the next phase has started.

Now, we literally begin to claw back the void.

You'll never hold us back, because we can build anew on the ashes of your hubris.

Weary giants of flesh and steel and markets.

You need us... but we don't need you.

This lesson must be taught again.

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EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.

It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.

This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:

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"Pirate site blocking making its way into free trade agreements"

This is much more serious than "can I get a pirated copy of something". The real effects of stuff like this is control, censorship, and gatekeeping of the internet in general.

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For a long time I've wanted to write a book about homebrew and DIY computer games in the 80s and 90s. Specifically amateur games, freeware, the kind of things that were only distributed via sneakernet and BBSs and mail order.

This is, of course, not an easy subject to research.

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This whole thing of generating content to feed search engines algorithms is just the worst. Often enough top hits are a bunch of soulless crap that is there just for the sake of rank

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This looks to be very useful:

We develop tools to uncover how tracking and profiling have an impact on society

Is there any instance that focus on that sweet intersection between and ?

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Hey #Web fediverse, anybody can recommend an (ethical, ideally) alternative to Google Trends?

I am not talking, necessarily, about trends measured by search volume. It's entirely fine if they are measured in some other way, like "how often this term shows up on different websites" or such.

Basically, I need to see long-term trends for popularity of specified terms on the web.

#ducky #keyboard #mod 

I bought a DKON1808 the non-backlit version and i was very happy with how typing felt.

Although...the white characters on light grey 😕 really bummed me. I found myself struggling as i often work in dim light.

It is not that i do not know where the keys are, but when focused i just want to look down punch the key and go on with it.

Gladly ducky released the which allowed it to become backlit with:
Fn + (left) Alt + C for 3sec

So i had to give it a try.

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👴 OK kids...

Before #Mastodon, before #socialMedia, before the #Web, we had the #BBS.

If you wanna learn from those who came before, here's a comprehensive 5-hour #documentary about bulletin board systems. 🤓

(Of course, given the world back then it's mostly 5 hours of old white guys. So it goes!)

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if you are the type of nerd who likes looking at HTTP headers, you may see a header that looks like this coming from your instance's web server

x-clacks-overhead: GNU Natalie Nguyen

this is done in remembrance of Natalie who was a Mastodon user who passed away in 2017

its a DiscWorld reference:

"A man is not dead while his name is still spoken."

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@zens @grumpysmiffy first time I heard of etchasketch animator had to look it is awesome 🤩

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I just got The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records Vol 2 in the mail, and it might be the most beautiful thing I own.

Really looking forward to the first volume showing up.

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