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Important poll, please boost (unless it's already completed).

In Go, the standard library "flag" module has single-dash flags.
Like so:
-flag=value -otherflag othervalue -bool -otherbool=false

Do you prefer that to GNU-style --flag=value and shorthands -f value?
Or do you prefer GNU-style?
If you had the FREE CHOICE (both implementations are simple and easy to understand, and had no real advantages or disadvantages besides this ux), which would you choose?
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PSA: If you do use #Brave browser, be aware it doesn't block #Facebook or #Twitter trackers

For Facebook tracking Brave white-lists

According to Brave developers, it's white-listed due to causing Facebook login to break if blocked.

See issue #1108 on Github…


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How did you hear about mastodon?

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The fediverse is a public forum.

Your posts are only as secure as the admins of every instance that your home server federates with, in terms of private and followers-only messages.

If you're going to talk about sensitive information, keep it to Signal or other secure 1-on-1 channels.

Assume that everything you post to the fediverse, is being scooped up by multiple gov agencies around the world.

The Milan scrape was only notable because they made their findings public.

If a university scraping feeds did it, it's safe to assume other, bigger organizations have been doing it for much longer.

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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.

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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.

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 

I have two simple mantras which establish my philosophy here:

1. YOU are responsible for your dependencies.

2. Open source participants are volunteers and owe you nothing.

It was never Nikolay's job to vet actix-web for you, nor did it become his job when the library became popular, nor does invoking "security" change anything in the slightest. Your dependencies are your responsibility. Responding with vitrol, anger, or hate when failing to uphold this responsibility bites you in the ass is just being a jerk.

User entitlement is totally unjustified and will burn out maintainers faster than almost anything else. I don't stand for it. If any other maintainers out there are struggling with this, please send me an email: I'm sympathetic to your cause and I can likely lend some pertinent advice.

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



Under any circumstances


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, 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.

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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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