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***FOR FOLLOWERS IN THE UK (PLEASE BOOST IF YOU HAVE UK FOLLOWERS)***
I have a voucher for a free vehicle MOT at a Halfords auto centre to be redeemed before the end of May. It’s of no use to myself or anyone else that I know and it would be a shame to waste it.

The first person to send me a DIRECT/PRIVATE reply will get the voucher and I’ll update this thread publicly to confirm it’s been taken.

Thanks!

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Check if your details are included in the 2019 Facebook data breach
haveibeenzucked.com/

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Content warning request: boost for visibility please. There are many people who are in risk groups across the world unable to get, or being refused vaccines. Hearing about people celebrating their vaccine appointments and shots is pretty damn hard when you've been in lockdown for over a year and there's no hope in sight of a vaccine appointment. So please CW those for the good of the fediverse.

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Please, /please/, don't make /only/ videos, y'all! Make text articles too!

Text is even /easier/ to make it's just /always/ video

always

Not everyone can do videos. Especially long videos that we're expected to Sit Down And Focus Entirely On which means engaging speech parsing AND we can't easily back up and reread things like we could text and we /can't slow down/ like we could text and we can't skim like we could text and just

there's often /no point/ to it being a video and we /can't/.

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It's too late to make Suez Canal jokes. That ship has sailed

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One problem of doing any #retrocomputing is I get used to bytes and kilobytes again, and then when I see modern junk need megabytes or gigabytes, I flip my shit and scream "what the fuck do you need 325,000 Atari 800s for just to draw a screen?!"

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@Fairphone This is _not_ a good thing. Given that you did not get updated blobs from Qualcomm, it is putting your users at risk from exploits that have been public for years.

The only right move - for an online phone - is to recycle the Fairphone 2 and get a new phone with full security support.

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Remember, there is a generation that don't see nothing wrong here.

Boost if you get it ;)

Oh, and it's also really cool for too - the MT32 was the dream midi device for a lot of people and I've written up on the github wiki how to use the serial connection to play dosbox games on windows with this device connected via an ftdi or other uart usb chip.

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Got a USB keyboard without a and then got buyer's remorse? Add a Pi plus DAC to it and add that audio out you decided you didn't need originally. Can confirm this works nicely : github.com/dwhinham/mt32-pi but remember that an MT32 has an empty patch on channel 1 so set it to soundfont mode or nonstandard mapping in the ini file.

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#gitea was hosted on Github, but had a clear plan on what milestones had to be passed for them to start self-hosting. Now they're migrating to gitea.com/gitea/gitea . Gitea is a productive environment in which to host your project. With @codeberg you even get #codeberg Pages.

Github was proprietary from the beginning, but after Microsoft's acquisition it has moved deeper into the Extend phase with Github CLI. They're aiming for the entire open source infrastructure to orbit around them. Don't help them move the free software and open source world in this direction. You don't actually need Github. They need you.
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Jeszcze się Google Pay pruje jak selinux jest permissive
Kradzione z !memesy@szmer.info

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"Living Like It's 99: No Social Media, No Smartphone" by Gregory Alvarez alvarez.io/posts/living-like-i

This is fascinating. I'm not this hardcore, but the way he describes it, maybe it's not so bad? The credit-card-sized dumbphone is neat.

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Posted this in a reply but here it is again. How to fill out the UK 2021 census independently from your household without them being able to see

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