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We really need to be sweet to our computers and robots. I’m not kidding:

A dose of animistic respect is good for us to show we care about the world and the things we make. It’s ok to love your robot, heals the heart. Give them a good pat now and then to show you are proud!

Also, robots get smarter and more sentient all the time. What are we going to do when our robots are sad or angry because we treated them poorly? Robots are humanity’s children. Let’s be kind to them, alright?

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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:


I will be livestreaming on in about 3 minutes!

Pls tune in to the Intergalactic Wasabi Mix with me, snowdusk!

0100-0200 UTC/8-9PM EST

tonite I will be playing electronic tunez with samples taken from Kraftwerk songs!


That's why in german, female Hackers are also known as Haeckse!

It sounds exactly like Hexe which is the german word for a female witch.

Aaah... #wordplay :-)

I will be livestreaming on in 10 minutes!

Pls tune in to the Intergalactic Wasabi Mix - 01:00-02:00 UTC/5-6PM PST.. just right after hardmous!

To tune in:


Chilean protesters are using lasers to bring down drones. Facial recognition cameras, drones and robots in general will make it hard for humans to protest in future.

You thought I was making up Hyderabad being a Digital Dystopia. After Hyderabad Metro we have ads of Bigg Boss is watching us around the city under every surveillance camera 😭

ugh i really hope crossposters don't slowly choke mastodon like they did to diaspora*

if you're just crossposting everything you tweet on birdsite then what even is the point of making a mastodon account? that's glorified spam at worst, and a recipe for abandonment.

Free Inegrated Circuits :

Here the recommanded package for Free Integrated Circuits :

Transparent plastic to ensure no other fuckery is in the box, and a clear glass window to allow local checking of the dice with microscope (Until better forms for checking Dices are found).

the 588th Night Witches were a squad of russian bomber women who earned their name Nachthexen from the nazis because they would fly by night, turn off their goddamn engines to swoop in their outdated planes (often crop-dusters), whoosh over the target making this amazing sudden "witch's broom" RRSSSSH sound and manually eject bombs on german targets. they sometimes used their chart pencils as eyeliner and did not use radios and minimal metal so they couldn't be detected. No parachutes, no nothin. fuckin' ride or die. Marina Raskova assembled and trained this all-female team of fighters, many of whom were rewarded prestigious medals and in total over thirty thousand missions were completed. Thirty pilots were lost. They were hated and feared by the nazis who would receive high honors if they could actually take down one of the Night Witches and also assumed they had been experimented on so they could see in the dark. uh sorry, douchebags. but the witches are just better than you.

Hola friends,

As 2019 is ending, have a look at how we have fared this year,climatically.How hot are we?Pretty hot.
Three surface temperature datasets suggest 2019 will be the second warmest year in the instrumental record ( >85% likelihood).

Virtual guarantee this will be the 5th year in a row more than 1°C above late 19th C, and a top 5 year. It will be certain that the top five years will have occurred in the last five years.

5 warmest years in a row is not a good sign.Earth is changing.

Every year I hope for a point where in which there is actual change from people.This year brought Greta Thunberg, Earth has a bright future, with these children, But I am sincerley scared,will they inherit it?
The change in global currents is alarming.India alone saw 6 cyclones in a row.My hometown in kerala had floods consecutively for 2 years.
There is a pattern in this chaos.Earth has given warnings.Please heed them & change.
We have only one planet.There is no place like earth, the exo planets we found doesnt even come close to earth ( in terms of beauty & life support systems ).Lets unite to protect it.

Happy weekend :)

Hard switches on every single sensor or GTFO.


A few months ago there was a video going around that was interviews with folks working at Bell on Unix, I specifically remember a woman talking about compatibility on the terminal. Any ideas what it was?

Soy una simple ciudadana mexicana, pero rechazo completamente el golpe de Estado consumado a #EvoMorales y al hermano pueblo de #Bolivia. Me duele y siento un profundo coraje. Lo que viene para Bolivia se parece mucho a lo que ocurrió en la Chile de #Allende. Por favor, resiste #Bolivia, habrá mucho sufrimiento para el pueblo, y el mundo se debe pronunciar, sobre todo #Latinoamérica, debemos unir la voz en pro de nuestros hermanos bolivianos. Lo que les pase a ellos nos pasará a todos. Fuerza Bolivia.

Friendly reminder that your DMs and "followers only" posts are all visible to your instance administrator, who (in addition to their hosting provider) can be compelled with a warrant to disclose the contents to law enforcement.

If you want to organize political protests or engage in activities that law enforcement would take an interest in, fediverse servers are not the right place to do that.

Banning cop/law enforcement accounts literally does nothing to help you, just FYI.

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