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As of this morning I can tell you that a huge, empty shopping centre with blaring alarms and a voice message telling everyone to listen to instructions sounds quite dystopian.

Security is important to us, so we now require our employees to use a fifth auth factor, which is an interpretive dance of your choosing, to be changed every two months. #infosec #twofactorauth

I bought a new RPG book as travel reading. When I got back home, I realized I already have dozens of unread RPG books. Maybe I should read those...

I've been moving between different computers lately and I think Windows is my least favourite desktop operating system. It's the only one that fails at basic tasks out-of-the-box and the only one that forces reboots when I'm trying to use it.

2600 has once again shown that it has fortitude in the face of adversity in creating a new website showing the addresses of US concentration camps:

Their first issue has US White House Phone numbers, and in the 90s, they published the DeCSS source code.


"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

HN was asked "What do you do on an Android phone that cannot be done on an iPhone?"

My response: Termux.

I've got an actual userland Linux shell and package ecosystem, with 1,231 available packages ... including standard shell tools, editors, and scripting languages, plus several Android-specific tools and APIs....

Surprisingly well received. And yes, #Termux does rock.


Got #freedombox nightly working OK on #raspberrypi (3b+) but mounting my ext4 hdd (usb) so that users could read and write on it is for whatever reason the problem now (syncthing, other users). I've chown it to me, I've tried setfacl users to read and write and chmod 760 still no permission even if ls -l shows that user have read and write permissions.

I know I'm forgetting something or just being a dumbass but anyone in fediverse able to point me in right direction?

@mastohost Would Hometown be something you would consider including as a supported service? Assuming they release regular releases?

I'm learning about Content Security Policy, mostly from errors in my web console log.

For the last 30 years, a Finnish radio station has been broadcasting weekly news bulletins in Latin. They broadcast their last edition this week.
To the team behind Nuntii Latini, QI salutes you.

If companies that have been doing harm start doing good, should we reward them? Or should we punish them, for previously doing harm?

Follow up to the previosu poll:

How much money have you donated to free software projects in the past year?

The new Raspberry Pi 4 is now powerful enough for everything, except visiting websites running on ads and trackers.

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