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" People will be living in a world that they think they understand and know about, but they’ll unknowingly be viewing only establishment-approved information."

@starbreaker @Canageek
The most evil SSID I've seen was named 'Connecting...'

Thought I've been mulling: Designate a day of the month to data liberation.

Get YOUR data archived off SOMEONE ELSE'S system.

This isn't /removing/ it (unless you choose), but it is /getting a copy of what you created or want to control/.

So, that's the basic concept.

I'm thinking my way through the idea and am posting this to brainstorm.

My basic thought is to 1) organise the document as a FAQ, and 2) address process.

So let's dive in ....



I think it’s important to quit framing Mastodon as a Twitter replacement. They both have different uses!

Mastodon’s where you go to build/find community in a decentralized space, while Twitter’s where you go to emulate the feeling of sticking your head into a boiling vat of cooking oil.

I'm working on a draft proposal for converting our UK based online farm management collective into a not-for-profit open online co-operative society to promoting co-operative farm governance & more sustainable farming.

The link on our site to our Loomio is broken, its at -

Interested in anyones thoughts or advice, feel free to comment here, or using whatever method you see fit in the draft scratch pad

“A man who has to be punctually at a certain place at five o’clock has the whole afternoon ruined for him already.” — Lin Yutang

> This high-status dude was buried at the Varna Necropolis. After HODLing for 6600 years, today his gold is worth about $181,000 by weight.

@aral If anyone's confused reading this, think of Git. That's the most widely known Merkle-DAG out there.

In that perspective Aral's discussing two forks of a project, and the project owner choosing to merge one but not the other.

Wait, javascript is still single-threaded? Mind blown. Also been haskelling too long.

(My mind while reading <

> never forgets it nerdy roots

that’s a one way ticket to getting on my phone #mmmmm

The New York Times, 1969:

"On Jan. 13, 1920... an editorial-page feature of the [Times] dismissed the notion that a rocket could function in a vacuum and commented on the ideas of Robert H. Goddard...

Further investigation and experimentation have confirmed the findings of Isaac Newton in the 17th century, and it is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum as well as in an atmosphere.

The Times regrets the error."

The New York Times, 1920:

"That Professor Goddard, with his ‘chair’ in Clark College and the countenancing of the Smithsonian Institution, does not know the relation of action to reaction, and of the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react — to say that would be absurd. Of course he only seems to lack the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."

So Decent is pretty fucking amazing!

Check it out on:

(An in-browser social network based on Scuttlebot and Minbase with seamless on-boarding. Seriously easier to get started with than a centralised social network like Facebook. Very, very impressed!)

PS. I’m @aral on there.

#decent #securescuttlebutt #ssb

oh wow, `git reflog` is like Git history's history

Discovering a lot of open source electronics CADs out there. The situation seems to me considerably better than the last time I looked at it.

I miss drawing electronic circuits 😌

@clacke @extebert @ajroach42 and with privacy pass you need to enable that only for a certain site and the cookie that is generated is a general pass regardless which site it is. See the paper for details. It's better than anything else and it does preserve your privacy.

Not as much as which sites you visit with passes but you get the passes anonymously and don't have to enable redirects and JS on random sites you visit.