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Dark prediction: As ad-blocking becomes more and more prevalent, YouTube will figure out a way to give creators an "unskippable sponsored segment" feature.

And they'll get a cut for the service, because sponsors will pay more for guaranteed views.

I'm not joking.

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When people say they have nothing to hide, let's reply:

* Post your passwords here
* Write down everybody you hate
* Tell the world who you voted for
* List all the videos you watched

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because 'your' judgement and intentions are.

And it doesn't matter whether or not my communications are weighty or frivolous in nature - they are mine and only for those whom I've chosen to share them with. Not the government's, nor goog's, nor my ISP's, but mine.

Also, what is legal where I live today, may not be legal tomorrow and my discussion of it may incriminate my future self. It has happened in the past many times to others in other places.

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To people who keep telling me it's "GNU/Linux", and not "Linux".

The GNU project was crucial in developing the free software culture and I'm infinitely thankful for that. So was the #Linux kernel. But not every system running the Linux kernel uses GNU software. There's Linux distributions that don't have any GNU in them. Linux-based OSes can't run without the Linux kernel, but can without the #GNU core utils and software. So please stop being a troll repeating this mantra. Also #systemd FTW lol

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It's been a long wait, but we're happy to announce the release of #YunoHost 11.0 on #Debian Bullseye :blobwizard:

⬆️ We're also providing an (hopefully one-click) migration from Yunohost 4.4 to 11.0. And yes, we're jumping from 4 to 11 to match Debian versions! 😜

👉 Version 11.0 is mostly focused on technical adaptation, but also contains a few security, UX, i18n improvements. Cool features are already in the pipelines for 11.1 and 11.2! 😋

More info in our release note:

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#Minetest #SteamDeck #OnDeck It almost works, just some small issues with the controls and onscreen keyboard to fix

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AntVenom, a #Minecraft YouTuber with over 3 million subs, has made a video about #Minetest. It's really well researched, and captures our spirit well

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#NextCloud CEO and founder Frank Karlitschek was approached by a #Microsoft lawyer earlier this year to make a deal.

In the meeting, the Microsoft correspondent offered benefits in the form of collaboration and marketing to Nextcloud. For example, they wanted to promote the Nextcloud logo in Microsoft marketing material – if Nextcloud would consider dropping its anti-trust complaint.

Microsoft used to be a company of jerks, liars and cheaters 40 years ago, it remains a company of jerks, liars and cheaters today.

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With all the work, stress, anxiety, chaos, and existential dread swirling around, don't forget to take care of yourself. Do something you really enjoy today that makes you smile.

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*A Half-Built Garden* (published today) is Ruthanna Emrys's new novel, a spectacular first-contact novel about complicated utopias and networked conflict - it's a *wild* ride, and a perfect example of one of the smartest structural analyses of science fiction I ever heard:


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She gathered courage, looked into those deep brown eyes.
"I love you."
It was met with a shrug.
The next day she tried again, and the next, and the next.
Met with a sigh, a frown, a hesitant smile; at last the person in the mirror mouthed the words with her, and she was whole.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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and last but not least


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🗳️ choose then boost :boost_requested:

Back on the Fediverse with actual Mastodon! Same domain, same account name.

I have been using Zap for awhile but thought I'd give "the standard" server another go. Haven't used it since, basically, the beginning of Mastodon. It's definitely easier to get up and running nowadays.


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