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If you're in there's an emergency Abortion Rights rally in Centennial Olympic Park at 6PM local time tonight. See you there.

How on earth did the internet allow the .cat tld to be limited to the catalan-speaking community?


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all i’m hearing about are man-made horrors beyond comprehension. where are all the woman-made horrors?

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Mastodon DMs (Direct Messages) are not stored in a end-to-end encrypted fashion so if you need to have a conversation where you need to ensure a higher level of security, please move the conversation to an actual end-to-end messaging system like Signal.

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📢 A PSA about Mastodon DM security 📢

These are the situations in users other than your DM recipient(s) can see the contents of your DM:

- one of the people in the DM reports a message in the DM, in that case, the person who reported, their local admins/moderators can see it.

If they decided to forward the report to a remote instance, the remote moderator and admins can see it.

- a malicious administrator with shell and database access can see DMs using said access.


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A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:

If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!

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Listened to this re-run on the Moth podcast yesterday. Reminder that us co-op enthusiasts can be just as zealous as any other fanatics


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birdsite link, trans culture centers in the fediverse? 

One of my favorite media studies people, , posted this thread, and I suggested she check out the fediverse. What instances, hashtags, and other spaces would be best for her to connect with "-made culture" on here?


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New mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow a computer cursor using a noninvasive brain-computer interface.

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#Mastodon #Firefox #Addon: Simplified Federation.

Simplifies following or interacting with other users on remote Mastodon instances in the Fediverse. It skips the "Enter your Mastodon handle" popup and takes you to your own "home" instance, without entering your Mastodon handle on remote instances.


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I recently installed #deltachat. Great concept!
- Use your own email address
- You can reach anybody having an email address
- #opensource
- #decentralised
- End-to-end encryption
- Serverless (for the app itself, not taking into account the ones used for the emails)
- Good design (similar to #Signal)
And they are on Mastodon: @delta

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Co-op Finance Job 

The Co-op Fund of is seeking a new executive director following the retirement of Rebecca Dunn this month.

CFNE is a vital piece of our region's co-op development infrastructure, making friendly loan capital available to co-ops that would struggle to get financing from traditional lenders. It makes conversions far more doable, and 🤞 that its next ED will be able to bring it to the next level!

Job deets: koyapartners.com/search/cfne-e

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Hey infosec people: do me a favor and assume the "use case" for anyone you don't know personally includes facing poverty, discrimination, state-sponsored oppression, corporate surveillance, domestic abuse and harassment while using your product.

Then design accordingly.

please and thanks

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@awmwrites @GreenandBlack Just remember, on Commune, you swipe LEFT if you're interested in someone. ;)

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week.

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This tree is named Hyperion. Standing at a height of 115.61 metres, it is Earth's tallest known living tree.

Hyperion is a coast redwood (sequoia sempervirens) and it lives somewhere in Redwood National Park in California. The exact location is remote, and is being kept secret to avoid any potential ecological damage or vandalism which too many visitors might bring.

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"The Cybercouncil says only active, fitted augmentations qualify."
"What does that mean?"
"You're no cyborg."
"I wear glasses!"
"Sorry. Hearing aid, jointed prosthetic, pacemaker-"
"So I'm just a normal human?"
"Hardly anyone is normal. You'll be different some way."
"I hope so."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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