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Yearly reminder to clean up mastodon media data :)

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"GLS Bank konkret" 18:00 bis 19:30 Uhr. Blicken Sie mit uns auf das Jahr 2020 zurück und stellen Sie Ihre Fragen via Textchat an den Vorstand und Aufsichtsrat. #ShareDichDrum #GLSJV21

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Seriously: Cryptocurrencies are currently about to destroy some of the greatest things that came up about free software in the past few years: The ability to get up awesome automated setups with CI/CD and more, for basically no cost, for everyone.

Allowing any poor student in the world to develop wonderful, state-of-the-art projects without worrying too much about the bills.

And it's currently on the best way to be destroyed. By greedy bastards who decided to turn wasting resources in to money

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Nice, without even thinking about it my workflow for forking a github project has become: Import the project to :-).

Phoronix is one of major news sources for free software and currently struggles with funding. While originally based on ad revenue, that's not checking out. So they provide a "premium membership". It might be a good think to throw some money over the fence to preserve this news source.

While I can't guarantee it, I would quite surely say it's not getting i to the wrong hands.

For some more context, maybe listen to this LAN episode:

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_Not_ that this is any more reason for people to care about it, but Tiananmen Square happened on my birthday, which means that it's something I still remember every year without a reminder. So I'll try to keep reminding everyone else, for whom other stuff might get in the way some years.

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This also works for every other matrix server with a public room dir of course.
I.e. I also added it to the server's room directory.

@sheogorath also has an article about matrix room directories in general and how to add other's server room dirs to your client:

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I finally figured out how to add my matrix rooms to the server's room dir for greater discoverability. It's not a great workflow, but here's how to do that safely, if you are on a different homeserver:

1. You'll need a account, a throwaway one will do it.
2. Join the room you want to add with that account
3. Set the permission to custom level 10
4. grant your user that custom level

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In other news today:

- AliBaba Browser sends all data from iOS and Android users to corporate servers. Even in incognito mode. Nothing suspicious here, carry on .

- Stack Overflow is going to be sold a faceless conglomerate for 1.8B US$.

- EU is going to introduce a Digital ID Card. What could possibly go wrong? 🤷‍♂️

{h/t to Slashdot)

The beauty of JSON compared to XML is that you can write fully featured parser in a day.

Not that you should, but you can.

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If anybody in the FOSS graphics world has written a good "how-to" showing people what their non-commercial photo/video backup-and-hosting options are for all the Android users suddenly hit with Google Photos' change-of-storage-terms yesterday — point me to it.

I (and plenty of others) would want to give it a boost.

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Gemeinsam mit dem AISEC hat das BSI gängige Open Source FIDO-Token zur 2-Faktor-Authentisierung analysiert. Alle Produkte hatten zum Teil gravierende Schwachstellen, die gemeinsam mit den Herstellern zum Großteil bereits geschlossen wurden. Nutzer sollten Security Advisories prüfen und Updates einspielen! Durch #Zertifizierung hätten viele Schwachstellen frühzeitig entdeckt werden können.
#SichereHalbleiterTechnologien #BSI #DeutschlandDigitalSicherBSI

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“A rogue killer drone ‘hunted down’ a human target without being instructed to, UN report says”

Just because there wasn’t an operator, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t instructed to kill. It was programmed to do just that:

“The drone, which can be directed to detonate on impact, was operating in a ‘highly effective’ autonomous mode”

So I don’t see how this smart mine (which is what it is) was “rogue.” Sounds like it was operating as designed (and that’s the real problem).

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Does anyone running an #activitypub #relay run any script to clean up dead instances? I find it starts to really slow down when there are a lot of dead instances that are still registered. #mastoadmin

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Die deutsche Bundesregierung setzt sich für ein Verbot personalisierter Werbung für Minderjährige ein. Finden wir gut. Gegen eine komplette Abschaffung hätten wir aber auch wenig einzuwenden.

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