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No gods.
No masters.

No saviors.
No kings.

No fate but what we make.

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.

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Referring to my lifetime of fuckups as “errata”

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Holy shit, you can create a disk which is ext2 and FAT at the same time
github.com/NieDzejkob/cursedfs

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*bart simpson at the blackboard voice*: we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we...

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me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?

me: ...

me: oh NO
aiweirdness.com/post/189845472

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HELLvetica. Like helvetica, but with like, much shittier kerning for Halloween.

hellveticafont.com/

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BBC is now available as an onion service. bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion

.onion sites are better protected against blocking and censorship, making it hard for a state to disrupt publication or to ban people from accessing a given website. #onionizetheweb #privacy #security

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@lnxw48a1 very true. we need new stacks to support off grid networking
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@xj9 I don't think most any modern tech is designed for that scenario. Could you imagine communicating with the Fediverse through an instance that comes online briefly every 2-3 weeks and uses slow rural cellular connections when it connects?
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It all presumes always-on high-speed connections, TLS via a centralized CA, and if it is server-based, stable DNS.
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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.

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Someone should make a poster with Rom's face that says "Even Ferengi Want Unions"

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I write error messages like this sometimes, though with more spelling errors. — xkcd.com/2200/

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Organising, Being Local 

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.)

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hackers.town

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.