Hey fediverse, does anyone know if any open source browsers support U2F security keys besides those derived from Firefox or Chromium?
I discovered to my surprise last night that Epiphany doesn't support U2F security keys yet, and it looks like the necessary support isn't even being worked on right now. Given that the underlying problem was lack of support in WebKit, this got me wondering if there were any open source browsers that supported security keys out there that weren't one of the "big two" under the hood.
Holy shit, you can create a disk which is ext2 and FAT at the same time
me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?
HELLvetica. Like helvetica, but with like, much shittier kerning for Halloween.
I get that y'all sit around dreaming of the 90's hating Microsoft and pretend Google is some kinda spy agency but...
Can we focus on destroying Facebook for awhile? They are openly admitting they want to help shady politicians lie globally. They're openly admitting their unprecedented ad targeting should be used for politics. Their founder is now admitting that Facebook has a material advantage if they influence the elections away from even modestly leftist policies.
They're not a hypothetical harm. They're not an abstract harm. They're not just collecting highly personal data on a global scale and probably aware of your family graph on a level no other company can match, but *they're openly admitting they're part of political misinformarion*. They helped analytics firms game the Brexit and US2016 election.
This is the means of communication, folks. Either we seize it or we destroy it. Option 3 is that Facebook is a government propaganda system for hire contracting itself out to every would-be despot in the globe, tactically tilting the scales everywhere to maximize the influence of unrestricted capitalism.
I write error messages like this sometimes, though with more spelling errors. — https://xkcd.com/2200/
Organising, Being Local
Don't be disparaged by national and international politics. People are organising in your local area. Check out how to volunteer and help with schools, libraries, local food banks. The people there may not have the same politics as us, but think of yourself as a seed. Your actions can be used to help grow a radical, verdant garden in your community.
The Fascists infiltrated politics by playing a long con. We can play the long game too. Go and play the civic game. When you run into a wall or resistance, organise with your fellows about getting around it. If the organisation you are working with doesn't do something you want, talk to the folk working there. Someone will want to help. There are always people looking to help.
Speak your heart. Listen to others. Take care of yourself. We will get through this. We are the Ones we are waiting for.
There is no surer mark of a broken system than widespread opportunities for heroism.
Of course, sometimes broken systems are the best you can do, but even then Patton had the right idea:
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
(Kind of a subtoot, except I'm thinking about some recent blog posts I read in addition to conversations here on Mastodon.)
Armchair futurist & infosec wannabe.
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.