Facebook's in trouble 

ok, all you new people who arrived in the Fediverse this week... and there do appear to be a LOT of N00bs(in the best sense).... Let's do a Follow Friday!


@djsundog is possibly the best all around netizen on the Fedi.

@maxeddy Tech journalist, and nice and approachable too... I even assume he likes hugs.

@ella_kane our community organizer in this corner of the fediverse, and mastermind on #WeareNameless, a monthly movie viewing session... a LOT of fun!

@lilithsaintcrow and @mwlucas Both authors who have inspired discussions often, that lift the lid on the publishing industry.

@Mainebot He's like... to the north of me... but kinda smart.... and smart-alecky....actually a very solid source of quality thoughts on a wide range of topics.

@viciousviscosity qUEEN OF gIFS

@tek, admin of Freeradical.zone, also a name to watch for infosec.

@jerry Admin of infosec.exchange

@JohnsNotHere Host of the Purple Squad Security podcast

@drwho @remotenemesis @GeoffWozniak @ryen @m4iler

on and on...

Sooo many other great netizens... The instant I post this I will regret many I didn't list.

My wife has this idea to put communication boards on the playgrounds of the schools for the district she works for. Basically these have different acrylic buttons that allow kids to communicate regardless of their language or disability. She has students helping with coding and a 3D printing teacher who can help design it.

A church for wind of the idea and they said they would help pay for it if they shared the design stuff so they could help put them in all the public parks in town. It's a big project, but it could help kids play together in all public and school parks in a whole town.

"With streaming services there's no reason to pira-"

Exclusive content

Content that can easily be removed by any contract changes

Region locking

Not being able to offically know which content is available before subscribing

Bad UI

DRM playback

Online only

Only on supported devices/OSs/browsers

Webbkoll – feature request for detecting report-uri/report-to directives:


– All: What is your opinion on these directives?
– Admins: Do you use centralized providers like report-uri.com/uriports.com or your own reporting server?
– Users: Did you check for these directives ever before?

#reportingapi #reporturi #reportto #webbkoll #privacy

Simjacker – 29 affected countries released:

adaptivemobile.com/blog/simjac (question 3)

– In Europe, at least 1 mobile operator in Italy, Cyprus, and Bulgaria is/was affected.
– At least 61 mobile operators are/were affected worldwide.
– ~861 million SIM cards are affected according to the report.

#simjacker #vulnerability #smartphone #security #infosec #cybersecurity

So say the macOS Catalina update bricked your Mac (twitter.com/aral/status/118146) and so you need to copy your account to an external hard drive so you open up Terminal in recovery mode and pop in something like:

cp -R /Volumes/bricked /Volumes/external

You know you have to wait about a day for the 1TB to copy over so you leave it. Next you check: the damn thing is asleep.

🀬 🀬 🀬

To fix:

Open another terminal window and enter:


FFS! Recovery mode should do this by default.

Another thing: I can't stand people that pretend passion for a trade/practice, then proceed to gatekeep. My knowledge is free, and I'm eager to help when others run into issues I have experience resolving. Even if I don't, I'm willing to learn with you.

watching chernobyl while assuring myself of the superiority of capitalism

The prospect of living off of battery for days has me thinking about low power electronics, too. Laptop is too power hungry, though I do have that 7 inch one. I guess I can get a SIM card and move it to the feature phone I have in a drawer somewhere if I need long periods of power. Or I could switch to a 2 way pager instead of 1-way. That depends on 2 networks but can send and receive both SMS and email with a battery that lasts for days

people who donate thousands to millionare twitch streamers.

Someone earlier said Jeff Bezos makes more in a week than you could have earned at $5k/day since Columbus reached the US.

I didn't believe it.

I checked.

It appears to be true.

This is disgusting.

me: i would like to put an X button at the corner of this box

css: hmm, have you considere'd, fuck you?

The Cloud is to the free and open Internet as nuclear weapons are to solar power.

Slightly smaller, much shorter lived, about as powerful during the time it stays in operation, built by a group of military-industrial contractors, with highly secret internals, and used as a strategic weapon between nation-states... with the ability to just flick a switch and make things the American government doesn't like go away.

Although that last capability may have a slight problem of fallout.

β™² @alexander@deko.cloud:

"We have noticed that you are using adblocker"

This is what another website said to me a minute ago. Then it asked to whitelist them.

Dear website, you are wrong. I am not using ad blocker. I use some anti-tracking functionality in my browser. I don't even have control on most part of it unless I want to pop up the hood and go really deep in there. Also I use some blacklisting of especially abusive ads and trackers on my router. Sorry, I can't whitelist you, there is simply no easy click of a button to do so.

And you know, website, it took years and years, decades even to develop this sort of environment you find yourself running in. At first I was even glad to see banners. They were fun to see. Then as years went by I installed ad blocker. It was really simple back then. Then it just went on and on - and here we are. You are not whitelistable. Most likely your ads won't display even on unfiltered direct connection and clean Firefox install with default settings.

So what can I do? Ask yourself, dear website, how have you driven all of us to this. Sure as hell it wasn't me.

Now when we have this cleared I am going to look for an easy way to bypass your "anti-adblock" shield. I won't even bother using any dedicated tools for that. If in about 30 seconds I won't see the content I want I will close the page and move on. Also I'll make a mental note not to click on your links again because of this.

How to fix this, you ask me? I don't know. Maybe accept the fact that ads are so last century? How about dropping these user tracking annoyingly contextual ads altogether and try something else? Like, you know, conscious advertising? Like old school magazines (the ones on paper) did?

And DoubleClick and friends can go fuck themselves. Ad banners are dinosaurs and the business feels chilly because the asteroid already hit.

#ads #adblock #internet #rant


No Man's Sky, video game 

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