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Knives Out is a stunningly good movie

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Today, we released Cover Your Tracks (formerly Panopticlick), which aims to make browser fingerprinting and tracking more understandable to the average user. Check it out today!

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"As Antitrust Pressure Mounts, Google to Pull Back Benefit to News Sites That Adopted Its Preferred MobileTechnology

Will the AMP format die as a result?"

Yes, please! 😃

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Bottom line: Election security officials and outside experts must be able to do their jobs without fear of retribution for finding and stating the truth about the security and integrity of the election. We and over 40 others stand with @CISAKrebs.

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I think I never posted a Twitter link here, but today that's changing:

Twitter is introducing fucking Twitter Stories (ahem, Fleets), and I figured it's a good time to remind everyone it's finally time to join the Fediverse:

Wanna chime in? Be my guest!

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I had an affinity for an Egyptian god back when I regularly dreamed of getting a newer, faster modem.

It was A New Bis.

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If you don't stand up for your principles, why should your friends?

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Ministry, "Stigmata" from the album "The Land of Rape and Honey". #nowplaying #fediplay

“Hey Siri, play some music to get me going.” “Say no more, fam.”

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I like that when someone on HN asked why people like SourceHut, they got 10 different answers

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@aral Any attempt to get JavaScript developers to pause and think about longer-term consequences will be met with apathy and twelve new ways to poorly accomplish the same thing.

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I'm pretty lucky where I live. I should remember to be more grateful.
You know, like yesterday we stopped for a few minutes at 11 o'clock for Remembrance day. Atheist guy reminded us of the time. Protestant guy lead a prayer. Catholic guy ended the thing with the sign of the cross &c.
I'm at the store tonight I go "Hey - Daman, Happy Davali, if I don't see you!" Happy Dawali he said back.
I'm biased by now, but I think canada is a great country in the social sense of things.

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have your kids been participating in illicit acts of general purpose computing? know the signs

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The most important lesson I learned while writing my little blog script on my Tor site is that every possible user input from the headers to URIs, to form fields, to request methods, to the very TCP connection and handshake or any other conceivable avenue will be mercilessly thrashed by bots and humans alike. Trying to expose vulnerabilities

It's not personal

You're a target because you exist

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To #Google users: you can lose all your Google accounts if Google decides so. There won't be any trial, and no option for appeal.

That's privately-held fascism in some way.


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Where do you order books online without giving any money to Jeff Bezos (or another billionaire)?

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@rek @neauoire didn't realise you had a talk about life on boat! Enjoyed it so much, was great to hear your story!

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Boeing 787s must be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent 'misleading data' being shown to pilots - i have to say that sounds suboptimal for a plane...

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What sets appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines:

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.