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¿Has probado Mastodon y vas un poco perdido, te aburre, tienes pocos contactos?

✋🏼 STOP 🛑

¡Lo estás usando mal!

Déjame que te lo explique

Are you a lover? How about ? Check out the power of GNU Recutils for your lightweight database needs.

labs.tomasino.org/gnu-recutils

KnightOS was an interesting operating system. Here are some fun facts 

Do U love UNIX, *nixes etc? Do vintage computers & OS's interest you? R U an SDF member? (even if u r not we wld like u to join us!! you've got nothing to lose sdf.org ) SDF is looking for someone in the Seattle area to staff SDF (SDF Public Access UNIX System - our online community/a public access UNIX system/retro-computing/old BBS-like system/community)'s booth at the Vintage Computer Festival Pacific NW!! here is our leader's official announcement:

mastodon.sdf.org/@smj/10354526

@cfenollosa
#Cloucflare constantly censor and harass #privacy conscious users. Their algorithms are purposefully discriminatory, they require users to forego #anonymity and they serve #Google #ReCaptcha.

They also are serve a growing number of extreme right-wing services, like #Gaþ, #bitchute, #AlexJones and #8chan.

Avoid Cloucflare like the plague - we suspect they have an agenda and apparently serve a whopping 10% of sites.

It apparently was a technical issue, which maybe makes it even more scary.

I mean, getting banned from a high percentage of sites because of your government really sucks, but being banned because an algorithm decided so... that's even worse

This is what happens when users decide to centralize the Internet:

"Cloudflare is turning off the internet for me"

blog.dijit.sh/cloudflare-is-tu

Reddit hivemind mocking somebody for "posing stupidly on Instagram":

old.reddit.com/r/Instagramreal

Turns out she's an actress and she's filming shots for a short video or documentary:

old.reddit.com/r/Instagramreal

Ah, the irony. So the content actually belongs in... /r/gatekeeping!

Stop. Judging. Other. People.

I'm so happy to have found SDF. It really is a *social network*.

People with similar hobbies have been landing there, and have built projects, communicate through many channels, yet here we are.

COM, bboard, irc, mastodon, pixelfed, whatever it takes.

It's just friendly people having fun. Just like in the old times of the net.

I'm so happy to have found SDF. It really is a *social network*.

People with similar hobbies have been landing there, and have built projects, communicate through many channels, yet here we are.

COM, bboard, irc, mastodon, pixelfed, whatever it takes.

It's just friendly people having fun. Just like in the old times of the net.

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.

I only now realized that the ANSI color codes for red (1), green (2), and blue (4) are arranged on powers of two and that the rest correspond to addition of the primaries: 3=yellow, 5=magenta, 6=cyan, 7=white.

Last post of the thread.

Sorry for flooding your Mastodon timeline. I hope it was somewhat funny at least.

If you read the whole thread I'd REALLY LIKE to know your opinion. It will help me choose a good angle for the blogpost.

66520/66520 (Bottom)
Start: 11:58
End: 20:17

Signing off.

Okay, I'm so tired. Let's do a quick recap:

- I've skimmed over 66.520 newsgroups trying to find some life signals on the Usenet
- This thread contains my livefeed of hot takes and first impressions
- I will review this thread and give it proper format as a blogpost next week
- The Usenet is 95% dead, 3% politics-spammed by 20 people, 1% spam-spammed, and 1% highly active groups full of life
- You have to find that 1%, it's quite hidden

You know what's another nice surprise?

us.politics has sane discussion

...and there's not much more in us.*

Now for the last hierarchies...

Wait, there is a full us.* ??

Come on, you could append `us.` in front of all non-local groups and there would be no difference!

I wasn't super exhaustive but, in general, most of the uk.* groups had some kind of activity.

It's the most active local hierarchy by far

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