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The weirdest thing about constructing things is that mastery makes things look effortless despite them really taking a massive amount of effort. You'll have to carry out a lot of research, then you'll have to not use most of it. Be it writing manga or research papers, that seems to be unavoidable.

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I'm basically re-exploring the ideas I had last year, but I was not able to deliver on them, the technical side of things were too much of a challenge.

But trying now, it feels so easy and absolutely painless.

Imagine if browsers set scroll speed based on page weight lol

Pour your mind into the void.

Build the things you need from the ether.

Make the Cyber-occult utopia real.

"A man misses something by not establishing a participative and living relationship with the non-human world of animals and plants, landscapes and stars and seasons. By failing to be, vicariously , the not-self he fails to be completely himself."
-Aldous Huxley

Physical (de)centralization of XMPP servers – we took 1000+ XMPP servers and looked at their hosters:

gist.github.com/infosec-handbo

– about 50% of these servers are hosted by only 7 companies in 3 countries
– logical decentralization obviously doesn't imply physical decentralization
– more than 50% of servers are hosted in Germany, followed by the USA (10%) and France (7%)

#xmpp #decentralization #centralization #statistics

google> We must send you a text to verify it's you logging in

google> But we don't have your phone number. Please give it to us now so we can send you the text

me> This is very secure and not at all a poor attempt at harvesting my phone number

Capability URLs for login 

The Risc-V development board from SiFive 'freedom E310' arrived today. It is tiny! I now own a little piece of computer history.

@maloki I write a blog about the fediverse and the latest developments of the platforms in it. It's not always up to date, and I have a huge backlog, but We Distribute is a labor of love. It's also pretty much the only ongoing news publication entirely made for the fediverse.

Site: https://wedistribute.org
Actor: @blog
Patreon: https://patreon.com/DeadSuperHero

We're also looking for writers! https://wedistribute.org/write-with-us/

re: Adblocking, old man yells at cloud 

Google admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leaked.

Been absolutely refusing to use any of these devices for precisely this reason. Google and Amazon have both been very quiet on how data is kept and access to it. The recent NHS direct news, teaming up with amazon to give medical advice, horrified me for exactly this.
Both companies have had data breaches, they should be allowed nowhere near NHS services

theguardian.com/technology/201

Google contractors are secretly listening to your Assistant recordings 

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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.