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…and they picked Ben Affleck to play Batman!

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@aliasless @rats I like when computers don't do anything terrible and it is difficult to make computers don't do anything terrible but distros that don't contain fluoride are a pretty good start, I think.
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Weird - writing a Paypal scams article for a client (how to avoid them, not how to do them) and using Google docs because that’s what the client uses, when suddenly…

This item has been flagged as inappropriate and can no longer be shared

Which is odd.

I’m guessing Google scans the documents for known spammy /scammy phrases?

Yet another reason I don’t use Google unless I have to…

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@Br0m3x @tejr oh, they have already translated it ti English:
selfprivacy.org/en/
so now non-IT users can have their own little server with basic decentralized set of services.
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criminals 🤝 People
being able to arm themselves

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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@moth_ball fedi does the gathering of high IQ idiots better tbh
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There's a fine line between numerator and denominator (and it's called a 'vinculum').

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The well‐knit kingdom Conan had built up seemed tottering on the edge of dissolution, and commoners and merchants trembled at the imminence of a return of the feudalistic regime.

“He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars.
General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer.”

—William Blake, Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion

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To recap:

1. In 2018, What Free Words (WFW) reverse engineers what3words (w3w) in a clean room with JavaScript.
2. WFW is ported to other languages.
3. In 2019, w3w legally goes after WFW for trademark and copyright infringement.
4. WFW is effectively pulled offline.

1/n

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WTF ... Mozilla had always running JavaScript inside PDFs disabled by default.

But now with FF 88 this option is ENABLED by default. Which means, if a PDF file contains JS it will run without any user interaction. What can possibly go wrong?

To disable this:

about:config
pdfjs.enableScripting --> false

# FF 78.10 ESR doesn't include this option and still blocks JS in PDFs by default. Just tested.

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@Steinar @akira they've just got a new PR campaign. And, sadly, people believe that bullshit.

Microsoft loves "open source"/"Linux" like a tapeworm loves a healthy digestive system.

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@Steinar @akira only suckas who haven't watch Microsoft in action for the last 25 years think they've 'changed' for the better. They're the same old evil crap-merchants.

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RT @science2_0
Today in 1964 BASIC made its debut, in an effort to take programming out of the world of machine language.

Share if you're old enough to have gotten your start with it.

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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