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A happy ending to the Better Blocker saga

TL; DR: Apple have been in touch and offered us a way to migrate to our new not-for-profit without impacting the experience of existing Better Blocker (@better) customers.

ar.al/2020/01/20/a-happy-endin

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The idea that I am constantly under video surveillance at the store, walking on the sidewalk, going to school, driving or working:

(Choose the one that most applies.)

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It's crazy how I'm sometimes super motivated to do something and then just a couple hours later I don't feel like doing it at all.

All went well, my backups are working 😅

First time doing a dry-run restore of my backups to see if they actually work. Wish me luck 🙏

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Do you prefer when people post

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Re: actix-web maintainership crisis 

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A word of advice to all the new sysops out there:

Never

Ever

Under any circumstances

NEVER

Use a hardware RAID card.

ALWAYS do it in software.

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So, SourceHut is not hosted in anyone's cloud. I own all of the hardware outright and colocate most of it in a local datacenter.

I just built a new server for git.sr.ht, and boy is she a beat. It cost me about $5.5K as a one-time upfront cost, and now I just pay for power, bandwidth, and space, which runs about $650/mo for *all* of my servers (10+).

Ran back of the napkin numbers with AWS's price estimator for a server of equivalent specs, and without even considering bandwidth usage it'd cost me almost TEN GRAND PER MONTH to host JUST that server alone on AWS.

AWS is how techbro startups pile up and BURN their investor money.

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periodic reminder to men who consider yourselves feminists: supporting this ideology is an act of self-harm. speaking as a woman and an ex-feminist myself, i beg you to reconsider this toxic belief system, and not to let self-hate or a misplaced sense of guilt compel you to silently acquiesce to the psychotic demands of the current liberal mainstream. if you won't do it for yourself, if you won't do it for the other men in your life whom feminism is hurting, then do it for us, because this movement is hurting women too. hurting us and putting us in a terrifying position in the long-term, even if it gives us some unearned and undeserved power in the moment. it is jeopardizing our ability to form stable, trusting relationships, to have agency over our own bodies¹. it is dragging us forcibly into the workforce and normalizing dual-income households, brutally depressing wages, stealing time from working-class women, depriving children of vital time with their mothers, men of the ability to provide for their families. it wields carefully-crafted propaganda² to convince us to fear and hate you, cynically exploiting the spectre of rape and male violence to silence its critics and further sow division between the sexes. it is brainwashing generations of women to misunderstand ourselves, to suppress our own nature, our own sexuality, our own most basic hopes and desires. teaching us to compete with men, to see even our lovers or husbands as enemies to defeat rather than allies. to devalue our femininity, to believe we have worth only insofar as we can mimic the very men the movement seeks to emasculate. the harm feminism does to men is incalculably greater than that it does to women, but if you can't be convinced that men have moral worth - and really, who could be after growing up in a society that teaches us the very existence of men is harmful, misogynist, and menacing - then oppose it instead because it harms the very women you think you are supporting by calling yourself a feminist and repeating the movement's lies.

feminism is hateful. it is destructive. its precepts are based in pseudoscience and have been roundly disproven³. it is malicious, capricious, and serves only the interests of the bourgeoisie. if you are a leftist, oppose it because it disempowers and distracts the working class with internecine warfare from the true enemy, the capitalists who exploit us. if you are a rightist, oppose it because it poses an existential threat to our marriages and families, unraveling the social fabric that traditional relationships have so long depended on. if you are just a decent human being, oppose it because it abuses the innocent and creates intolerable human suffering.

¹ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/no-consent-in-unconscious-sex-case-supreme-court-1.1016087
² https://www.glennsacks.com/column.php?id=105
³ https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ijop.12265
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Be aware that sha-1 being broken for security purposes does not mean it's broken for use in git

Some days I'm just really tired of all the politics in everything. Today is such a day 😐

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Dear IETF: Are you fucking kidding me?
To get an RFC .txt file I must allow Cloudflare and Google tracking?

Are you serious? This is wrong on all OSI layers!

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For F-Droid users: gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/i

Firefox Klar, Firefox Lite, DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, and IceCat Mobile don't get updates since there are no maintainers.

#firefox #ffklar #fflite #icecatmobile #duckduckgo #browser #maintenance #fdroid

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Other than a small sticker on the bottom there is no visible branding on the @PINE64 PineBook Pro. All the stickers I add now will be for purely aesthetic reasons.

(Images: Three views of the unboxed PineBook, bottom, top, and open)

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