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Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.

If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.

The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice

So there's a git subcommand called 'rerere' :|

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Skype is owned by Microsoft and all its calls pass through MS servers. No one knows what MS does with the data it gathers.

Jami is a free open alternative with no servers at all, calls connect directly between users. It's very easy to use, and a good privacy-friendly replacement for Skype.

Their website is at:


You can follow Jami on the Fediverse at:


The app is available for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.


@ink_slinger I wanted to reply to you with an emoji, but all I get is a search button in the touch bar.


Actually though, they should stop calling it a MacBook "Pro" these days.

Thanks to the super cool touch bar on Mac, I cannot take notes while watching a video. When I had access to a global play/pause button on the keyboard, I could just pause a video, take notes and continue.

Now I have to actually click on the VLC window, tap the pause button, go back to Emacs, take notes and then go back to the video and play it back again.

Pretty stupid.

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"Lyft cannot afford to pay its drivers a living wage, or it would โ€œabsorb enormous losses.โ€

This is a remarkable argument for a company to make about its own business model in a court filing. Essentially, it is describing the exact logic people have been using to warn that the other shoe will eventually drop on ride-hailing apps: itโ€™s not a good business."


#gigEconomy #gigEconomyMustDie

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The most frustrating thing about Uber etc is that people think they're cheap because they're somehow innovative.

They're not. Uber and similars are just using an age old scam where investors' money is used to dump cheap goods on the market to kill competition. There's nothing new going on here. The apps are just window dressing for a scheme that should be illegal.

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Here we see a JavaScript programmer deploying his April Fools joke

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modern programming is less about not reinventing the wheel and more about using a sports car to move firewood across the yard

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@njoseph Also coincidentally antiterrorism laws are always about giving more power to politicians. They're always about top down control, which also coincidentally amplifies existing forms of repression against minority groups.
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Getting tired of the argument that encryption aids terrorists. You know what else aids terrorists? Things like air and water.

Let's ban open access to air for all people, put a national identity cum mass surveillance system in place and control distribution of air through that. That way, only someone who's not a terrorist will get access to air to breathe. Bonus: A secret blackbox AI algorithm randomly identifies some people as "dangerous" and denies them air!

#NothingToHide #Encryption

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"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence"

-- Jorge Luis Borges

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Here we are!
You need just 2 min to chat in freedom with #XMPP instead #Whatsapp or other proprietary IM!


* Download an XMPP app from PlayStore or F-Droid, search for Conversations or Pix-Art Messenger
* Open a browser and register an XMPP account from a provider (i chose 404.city)
* Open the app and insert the account user/password
* Add your friends contact, like you're writing an email!
* Chat! ๐Ÿ˜


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March 31st is World Backup Day!

Don't forget to backup your data.

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so how do you stop eating potato chips. do they run out or do I die or what

Things I like about this 1993 video:
1. Even then the was super powerful (e.g. with an inbuilt vi mode)
2. The mechanical keyboard
3. The dev has a ponytail
4. The dev has a cabin


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Mark Zuckerberg is a piece of shit. His platform sucks ass so now that governments are investigating it he's all like, I wish it could be better but there's no laws for it, it's not my fault! Fuck off

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@Gargron For real though! The only reason he is pushing for regulation is to stop anyone from creating the Facebook Killer by ensuring that anyone looking to enter the space is burdened by having to follow all sorts of laws and regulations that only an already established platform would be able to afford.

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"Which Programming Languages Use the Least Electricity?"

Sounds like a silly question, but makes for a rather intriguing read!