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Do you like and ? Are you in open revolt against the devilish mainstream internet, renouncing Web 2.0 and all its works?

If you use terminal colours via internet, please hit me up, here or on the textnet. I’m trying to make a central depot for gopher and Gemini colour sites, especially any artists doing ASCII/UTF8/BIG5 &c.


What can I say; I’m a bbs kid. I like CLI text. I like pretty primary colours.

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Amazing input method for Nankingese Mandarin by pinyin. The Rime IME is a great platform for making keyboards using yaml config files, in just about any OS!

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I discovered a few weeks late, natch, that SKS keyservers are now deprecated thanks to poor security. The weevils finally gnawed through. Public keys themselves still work, apparently uncompromised per se. But an attack using many multiple signatures can crash GPG. For this and many other reasons, it’s best to use the next generation keyserver being built at:

An educated and irate discussion about the insecurity of SKS:

every once in a while, its important to stop floating and feel the ground under your toes.

So what's the plan for abolishing the Senate?

Apparently this is news to many in the West, but... China is not an ethnic monolith. Not nearly. Not even close. More like... the direct opposite of that.

I wish we had more dumb storage media.

These days, most storage devices - USB sticks, HDDs, SD cards - have a builtin controller and firmware. If it gets pwned, you can't trust any data on the device, and there's no easy way to verify the firmware.

Back in the day, we used to use Floppies, tapes and CDs. In case of these, the controller was part of the computer, and you only removed the raw medium.

Tapes are still around, but they're pretty niche...

@eff As our analysis stresses, communication privacy has much to gain with the intersection of its traditional safeguards and the data protection toolkit. Read more:

What’s Causing the Mass Bird Die-Off in the Southwest?
Thousands of migrating birds have died, perhaps starved by drier conditions related to climate change or by having to fly inland to avoid wildfire smoke. via @Wired #news #ClimateChange

I realised white american's ancetrsy is like an arithmetic problem entwined in european geography. Fractions of this region and that.

By banning Tik tok and Wechat and other Chinese apps they thought they could save the economy and people from covid. Ugh.

Had to jump through too many hoops just to read a book I legally purchased. How’s the new, inexperienced Linux user supposed to find out how to do this?

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Breaking the DRM on stuff you own should not be /literally illegal/.

Seriously, what the /heck/ USA.

@brainblasted funny thing: it is usually simplier to download pirate copy rather than go through all DRM hell just to read/watch/listen the content you want on the unusable DRMed proprietary reader/player.

CW - CWs 


CCW - are you really sure you want to see this?

CCCW - really, really sure?

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🙋🏽‍♀️ Hello Corpotech, please send me an unlock key for this bootloader.
🧛🏻‍♂️ ... Why do you want to?
💁🏽‍♀️ Uh, not that it’s your business, but I want to remove BloatOS and put on OpenSlimOS.
🧛🏻‍♂️ You shouldn’t do that. It’s subversive to not use BloatOS. But fine, send me your hash.
🙎🏽‍♀️ (Grrr)
🧛🏻‍♂️ Sorry, we won’t unlock this phone!
🤦🏽‍♀️ It’s mine. I bought it.
🧛🏻‍♂️ Sucks to be you, peasant.
🙅🏽‍♀️ Looks like I’m never buying your gear again.
🧛🏻‍♂️ Wait! Ma’am! Can’t we interest you in this new BigBroPhone?!

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