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@Gargron is a fairly amazing fellow. We spoke via video two years ago and you can watch that here:

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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.

Some of you might have something to say at Kamailio World in in April. Great tech conference. It is about Kamailio, but can also be about communication in general.

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Those that fail to remember the past are doomed to repeat it, over HTTP

"For more than two decades, tech companies have built a deeply enmeshed system to track the habits and identities of millions of users, every second of every day, and then swap or sell that information to further fine-tune marketing, advertising and business strategy."

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In case you're not familiar, is a free software project that aims to connect people via ad-hoc mesh networks. Born out of the riots in Egypt in 2011, and the #freifunk project, it made Android phones able to create decentralised, internet-independent networks on the go, with very little technical knowledge required to set it up!

The project is currently grant funded and what I get most of my money for to live. WE have an IRC channel on freenode if you wanna say hi, and the above ML.

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FFmpeg lets you convert, filter, edit and play audio and video from the command line. It is also the base for many other players, graphical converters and editors. Help FFmpeg continue being amazing by donating here:


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HEY ARTISTS and general people who are looking for creative opportunities -->

i'm sharing what might be my life's work, which is a spreadsheet of almost 400 places that hold regular open calls for residencies, shows, and funding

y'all deserve this and we gotta take care of each other. apply to things and get that support:

Funny argument, that if political ads are banned by online platforms they'll put the money into newspapers and TV. Which is more absorbed, classical media or platforms, and by what demographic. Get young people to vote, the rest will be history.

Snowden to Swisher: Facebook’s internal purpose, whether they state it publicly or not, is to compile perfect records of private lives to the maximum extent of their capability, and then exploit that for their own corporate enrichment. And damn the consequences,” Snowden told Swisher. “This is actually precisely the same as what the NSA does. Google ... has a very similar model. They go, ‘Oh, we’re connecting people.’ They go, ‘Oh, we’re organizing data.’”

Just as addiction isn't caused by the drug, technology itself is not why people are constantly checking their likes on Facebook and Instagram. It's the missing thing in their lives. Makes sense.

What comes out of this is that the current state on noses in phones and hands on keyboards is NOT caused by technology, but is a sociological phenomenon.

The "Your Undivided Attention Podcast" is always interesting. The last one I listened to had a fascinating discussion and since they publish the transcript, check out the four main things humans need to be fulfilled (my words):

Search for the word "four":

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I've made the language list on update for every category you select and only show languages with servers in them along with a count of how many

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What happened to the Your Undivided Attention podcast? It stops mid-August, I think. It's the best thing on my list.

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