So Moxie backtracked and says they'll push a fix to make pins optional. Meanwhile if you don't add a pin (which the app still doesn't say will /upload your signal contact list into the signal servers/) you can't get back in to coordinate a platform switch with your secure contacts. Unless you were already using the desktop app which isn't pin locked, or somehow manage to downgrade the phone app.
Suddenly being held data-hostage -- turn over this data or you can't talk to the people, not even to arrange a different means of contact -- without any forewarning is unacceptable and a perfect example of why centralized infrastructure and single-client rather than interoperable systems are a major failure.
Alan Turing bday, suicide mention
Alan Turing was born today
He was gay and neurodivergent, famous for 'Turing machine,' a model for modern/general purpose computers
he was also chemically castrated by his government for being gay (instead of prison time), and later committed suicide at 41
Rest in Power, Alan
Basecamp’s founders are trying to start an email rebellion - David Pierce/Protocol https://www.protocol.com/hey-email
Oh hey, turns out that YT's algorithm is literally designed to be racist.
#bountysource changed their ToS such that bounties that have been posted more than 2 years ago will be seized by them (probably to fund the blockchain company that bought bountysource a while back). The change will become active July 1. If you have any bounties on bountysource posted before June 30, 2018 you can ask to redeploy your bounty on a new issue once.
@microg will no longer advertise the use of bountysource for issue bounties. Please refrain from posting new bounties there.
Resources needed! There is a lot of marketing out there saying that #psychometric testing removes bias and therefore helps #diversity. This I know is utter tosh because you're literally trying to find people who think the same, therefore are creating a monoculture. I'm trying to fight it being implemented and need resources that show it is detrimental to diversity. Ideally #peerreviewed with examples. #management #recruitment #psychology #resources Boosts most welcome.
a post on Facebook by The Tipsy Theologian that says:
Just a reminder that the Confederacy only existed for five years. It's not Ireland where centuries of ancestors lived and died. It's not your heritage.
Nirvana lasted longer than the Confederacy.
My emo phase in the early 2000's lasted longer than the Confederacy.
You're not proud of those five years of your great-great-great-great grandfather's life. You like the white supremacy. Stop pretending it's something else.
-- a Kentuckian
Fedi usage PSA
Don't. Use. Link. Shorteners.
Every link you post that's longer than 23 characters is treated as though it's 23 characters long.
Link shorteners do *nothing* except
1. Allow for folks to be tracked and their IP's exposed in some cases.
2. Obscure what you're linking and cause people not to trust that you're not going to link them something malicious.
Stop using them.
Police ‘I stopped you because you are black &suspected you may be a drug dealer, we don’t get many black people in these parts and we couldn’t see where your car went’. Daily reality of many black men. He handle it well, A younger me wouldn’t have.
Apparently the Brave browser has been caught redirecting user requests to URLs it profits from.
I don't find this surprising.
hey guys the hand signal she did signifies domestics abuse. you may not need this, but someone might so please share
Brave continues to come up with new kinds of sleaze.
Full-stack Geek. From solder to meeples to CI. Everything is better with LEDs
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