I am working on a project to name and shame developers of open source software who embed spyware in their releases. Of course we can fork, but I think it's wasteful, and if we can pressure people to stop violating the consent of their users, it will be more efficient. Who wants to help? Please contact me at sneak@sneak.berlin

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reminder: the only way you can have “rights to” or a “license for” information is with state violence. remove the violence and you either simply have or do not have information.

common theme seems to be people implying that i am doing something wrong by posting my own thoughts on my own server. “get out of here”, indeed


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A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released” 

it seems i have been living in a bubble; violent threats are not allowed on most mainstream social networks, and seeing it so often in the fediverse really bums me out.


there are a lot more rude people on the fediverse than on twitter, i find. :/

@aphyr i am sad you are in birdsite gaol but also i am glad you are here. here is some janky code i hacked together recently that does useful things with toots: github.com/sneak/feta

@dryad also i can't figure out how to like/boost your messages; your instance's UI buttons don't seem to work, and my mastodon instance doesn't show me your recent toots after i follow you. bummer

@dryad i am working on some software and it randomly showed me your recent toot and i couldn't agree more (re: censorship). thank you for speaking up about it! i feel like i have a minority opinion when i say "censorship should be left to the end-user, not their admin".

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wow, random numbers really get the kooks out of the woodwork, eh?


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I’m sorry, but if all you’re offering is parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, then I’m skipping your fair. Get a dunk tank. Sell some CBD glasses wipes. Something else

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Last night, I started paying $5/mo for #sourcehut. Based on the UI alone, it doesn't seem to be as "modern" as solutions like GitLab, GitHub, Gitea, etc. When you started reading the documentation, however, holy shit. The amount of time Drew must have put into developing it is insane and $5 is really the *least* I can do. If I had more money to give, I would; in an ideal world, I would be perfectly happy giving $20-$30/mo for sourcehut.

If you haven't already, I highly recommend looking into it. Don't just stop at the surface-level docs either; really dig into them and see for yourself what all it can do.


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> Google is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure.
> [...] a browser may be blocked from signing in for the following reasons:
> - Don’t support JavaScript or have Javascript turned off.

So Google says that not only is JavaScript not harmful, it actually __improves__ your security.

This has to be the hottest take I've seen this year. :brain4:
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