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If you'd like to help continue Amfora (and gemget, md2gemini) development, feel free to donate! PRs also accepted 😁

ko-fi.com/makeworld

github.com/sponsors/makeworld-

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I think I might be an artist trapped in an engineer's career.

Are checksums really necessary for files when downloading over TLS? Can corruption still happen? If so, how?

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Also like, on this subject, please remember AI colorizations are not reliable, here's what happened when someone ran black and white versions of these vibrant images through an AI (twitter link)

twitter.com/gwenckatz/status/1

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New yt-dlp (youtube-dl fork) version released! Happy to say that two of the PRs are mine, improving CBC Gem support.

github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/relea

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Queer fediverse be like:

Check out my new album, "30 minutes of low bitrate white noise", available only on my gopher-over-IMCP server at epicqueergamer7hfai73pfam55oxhq.onion. Please connect only between 01:00 and 02:00 UTC for reasons I will *not* explain.

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TruthSocial, Fediblock, pol adjacent 

As you may have seen in the news today, Trump's media team has set up their own social network "Truth Social".

What they aren't admitting is it's actually just a Mastodon instance with all the Mastodon branding removed, including all of the messages acknowledging that it is FOSS, as required by the software's free open source licence. This is breaking the terms of the licence, and is essentially stealing the software from the volunteer community which made it.

This kind of behaviour cannot be accepted by anyone who believes in FOSS. Keeping to the requirements of a FOSS licence is fundamental to building software together. If powerful people get away with stealing FOSS, people may be reluctant to build FOSS in the first place.

Hopefully someone will take legal action, but in the meantime we can block these instances in case they try to federate:

truthsocial.com
tmediatech.io

#Fediverse #Fediblock #TruthSocial #Trump #MastoAdmin #Mastodon

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I have to say, it's pretty great how:
A) The Fediverse is quick to block Trump's fork and instance of Mastodon that violates the AGPL3 licensing
B) Said licensing violation might result in yet another lawsuit against a looney and
C) Hacktivists were quick to find a way to claim 45's handle

"Sam Altman’s Worldcoin wants to scan eyeballs in exchange for crypto"

techcrunch.com/2021/10/21/sam-

Have we reached peak crypto? These guys are already scanning peoples' eyeballs in Indonesia. Clown world

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@Gargron here's a screenshot... for posterity... 404's were also still the elephant.

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Checking if I had "Trump starting a Mastodon server" on my bingo card

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I don't remember how I came across it, but pointerpointer.com is basically my favourite website when I remember it exists.

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well, this little project turned into something fun and interesting.

click here to get inspired to make a song, maybe!

nora.codes/sigweb/

// Cancel context when connection is closed

The consequences of not teaching computer scientists ethics and moral philosophy: twitter.com/mtrc/status/144933

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my theory is that there's something particularly psychologically stressful about having to deal with Schrodinger's Audience: when you put something out there, you have to adopt a tone of humility appropriate to only a few people, maybe your close contacts seeing it... but you also have to communicate as though you might be talking to Absolutely Everyone. and you don't really control which.

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people have talked about context collapse before, where your internet presentation isn't able to be segmented into what you'd show church people, employers, peers, family, etc., and it's all just one context

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Does anyone know how that TikTok effect works, where the background moves differently than the foreground?

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