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please let us keep this -- H.R.1327 a bill to fund 9/11 first responders indefinitely -- bookmarked until it has passed all thru the house then senate then president and is finally law; and should we look to find that our representatives are not yet cosponsors, please let us call and demand to know why.


mobile encrypted xmpp is where it's at! fellow enthusiasts please do drop me a line at nydel@jabb3r.org if it please!

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i suppose we're all learning about the federation as it evolves; my suspicion is that using multiple instances might provide insight to improve our collective experience and be ready for the arguably inevitable influx of ignorant content mastodon may see over the coming months. however, driven am i by mostly optimism! i think the fediverse is a magical furry tusked creature comprised of everyone who ever read the conscience of a hacker or played punk rock or made a stranger laugh.

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a maths / caption contest if it please.


solve &or caption!

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As Summer approaches, WAN is going to try something different. ;)

:WeAreNameless: June's movie? Help decide: poll.disroot.org/WAN-June

:WeAreNameless: When? 2019-06-15 at 18:00 UTC

So, #WeAreNameless, which *anime* would you like to see in June?

Let the world know with your vote. Careful, though. You can't change it later!


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Gallant uses nice on unattended processes. Goofus mines bitcoin on shell servers.

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if you haven't seen my tilde.town web zone you should check it out


doing thiiiiisss kind of thing! rebuilding my network after having moved houses recently. woo!

is a front-end that
allows users to access their home
instance via a browser like ! there is no setup aside from specifying an instance and logging in.


i will be writing for @RhizomatixBlog over the coming while. this, entitled A Violently Typical Example of Hacking, is an exploratory piece meant to help me towards crafting an article defining hacking. it is not part of the publication, but may be of interest to some!


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Time to welcome a new member of the team, @nydel! Time to celebrate 🎂 🎈 🎉 ❗ They are currently working on an article about definitions of hacking

jargon file appendix a:

" might be characterized as ‘an appropriate application of ingenuity’. whether the result is a quick-and-dirty patchwork job or a carefully crafted work of art, you have to admire the cleverness that went into it."

from wikipedia, where "hacker definition controversy" redirects to "hacker" which is then defined as:

"any skilled computer expert that uses their technical knowledge to overcome a problem."

hopefully this won't qualify as an interesting definition after a more thorough search.

let's compile interesting definitions of the word !

here's one - via @rusty quoting @SDF's website:

"HACKING is an education process of working through a problem with limited knowledge to arrive at a solution which improves the individual's understanding of the problem."

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Combing thru SDF's FAQ section, I stumbled across the most elegant & succinct definition for hacking I've yet seen: "HACKING is an educational process of working through a problem with limited knowledge to arrive at a solution which improves the individual's understanding of the problem." Pure poetry.

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MetaArray IV is coming to the Tukwila datacenter with a dual 48TB (mirrored) raid - but what host OS would you prefer for SDF?

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"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko