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The fediverse is a public forum.

Your posts are only as secure as the admins of every instance that your home server federates with, in terms of private and followers-only messages.

If you're going to talk about sensitive information, keep it to Signal or other secure 1-on-1 channels.

Assume that everything you post to the fediverse, is being scooped up by multiple gov agencies around the world.

The Milan scrape was only notable because they made their findings public.

If a university scraping feeds did it, it's safe to assume other, bigger organizations have been doing it for much longer.

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Here's a pepper spray relief solution you can make at home!

I've personally witnessed the efficacy of this solution against OC (pepper) spray. The person sprayed their arm purposely with it, let it sit, and then treated the affected area with solution. Relief was almost immediate. It's made from Liquid Sunflower Lecithin, Tearless baby shampoo, water, and magnesium hydroxide. None of these are controlled or overly difficult to obtain, and it is safe for use on pepper sprayed eyes. This solution should remain stable for a few days to a few weeks.

Here's a link where more information, including an in-depth development paper, can be found:

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If you're stopped by a cop:

I went to a seminar put on by the Seattle Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. If police stop you outside a car, this is what you should do:

ask: "Am I free to go?" Persist until you get a yes or no
-if yes, leave ASAP
-If no, say this:
"I'd like to speak to a lawyer"
"I don't consent to a search"
"I am exercising my right to remain silent"

Simply being silent doesn't invoke that right. You have to invoke the right to remain silent directly. Being more precise can only help, but it is not necessary. "I'm invoking my right to remain silent" is also valid.

You must request a lawyer clearly and directly. It may be true that a cop could claim ignorance of what someone means when they say "I want a lawyer" or "I'd like to talk to a lawyer," but the meaning in the context of an interaction with police should be obvious and claimed ignorance would not hold up in any court that isn't rigged, like small town courts.

The lawyers that hosted the seminar relayed the story of someone who was in the process of being arrested and said "I want a lawyer, dawg." The police and state successfully argued to the court that the meaning of what the person said was unclear, and they thought he was requesting a "lawyer dog." Be concise and precise in your wording.

Even if police hassle you about not consenting to a search, and even if they proceed with a search anyway, directly stating you don't consent to a search ensures that if they search you and find anything, that evidence could be dismissed as invalid due to being unlawfully obtained.

I'm out feeding with fnb and this guy came by ranting about brexit and getting kicked out of the shelter by "fuckin leftists" for getting in a fist fight over brexit.

We're in the Northwest US.

Nazis are not subhuman. Make no mistake. They are every bit as human as you or I. This is why they must be destroyed. Because they have just as much ability as you or I to not be nazis. They hold that capability, but instead they rationalize, justify and choose to be one every single day. They aren't less human than any of us. That is why they are so disgusting.

@stman why don't you join an instance running the girl of Mastodon? Your post could have been a single one instead of 10 separate ones with a higher post word count.

Heard London is rolling out facial recognition for their police force. Fuck that shit. Buy a face mask. Say it's to combat spread of Corona virus. Protest the free and unregulated use of facial recognition. It's really scary.

FROM THE PATREON: ah, transhumanism month. the bleeding edge of sci-fi erotica, where we let slip from our mortal bonds and transform ourselves into new forms of pure thought, will and emotion. in this case, a big titty cyber vixen,

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@DissidentKitty Trans rights are the right of all sentient beings

seriously though, nazis use the veneer of free speech as a vehicle to annihilate freedom of speech. If you give any shits about freedom of speech that should make you anti-nazi, it should not make you obliged to create safe spaces for them you quisling cuntsack

**Chinese New Year: Entering the Year of the Rat amid the coronavirus crisis**

"The Lunar New Year is one of the most important events celebrated by Chinese people worldwide. Here's what the year of the Metal Rat symbolizes — and how the usual festivities are now disrupted by the deadly coronavirus."

#news #bot

Cory Doctorow's short story Unauthorized Bread, the story of refugees that live in housing that's subsidized with appliances that use DRM to extract value from the refugees (toasters only accept expensive bread), is available to read online.

we went nightwalking last night along the coast. light bleeds and blurs into the thick fog. total unreality

If you have $4 and like cyberpunk, help me put some food in my kids' mouths!
"This is secretly the greatest and also funniest cyberpunk point and click adventure game on Steam. Very low-fi art style but the gags are just too good to pass up, and a lot closer to a "real" cyberpunk dystopian future than most favorites of the genre."

The show itself is actually very engaging, even if the conceit of the show is very hollywood navel-gaze-y

"so the devil decides he's tired of being the devil and moves to hollywood, oh but he better watch out because hollywood is where the /real/ devils are!"

The acting really pulls it together. It's a fantastically done show.

I'm watching Lucifer on netflix and there's one detail that completely breaks my immersion and the show keeps doing it over and over again.

I'm just a regular driver. Been a career driver for years now, and I don't even break any laws past the regular speeding, rolling through stop signs, whatever.

In the show, they drive around in an unmarked Crown Victoria police car. I can recognize every single police vehicle in operation in my area just by the headlights.

There's no excuse for every bad guy in this show to not notice a cop car less than a block away.

broke: doing praxis on here
woke: unionizing your workplace
bespoke: seven dead cops

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.