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Introducing Tumpa 0.1.0 release, a desktop tool to create #OpenPGP keys & upload/write them into smartcards (say Yubikeys
). All by just clicking. #privacy @tails

@dajbelshaw well, that blog post is a bit disingenuous, isn't it? "Everything wrong with password managers and the holy grail DPG".

Yes, storage is an issue. And so is relying on proprietary services. So far, so good.

But then: "master pw compromised = lose trust". Well, DPG/lesspass suffers from the exact same issue. As soon as the one secret phrase is known, all your passwords are compromised. It's called deterministic for a reason.

@resynth1943 @mewmew the ads are kinda the whole point of Brave; the browser is just a means to that end.

What privacy features are you interested in? Content blocking is better done by uBlock Origin or nuTensor (nuTensor is the ostensibly maintained fork of the discontinued uMatrix), and its tor mode is worse than a placebo since your fingerprint is probably even bigger when you use it (since a Tor IP increases bot-detection, bot detection comes with more fingerprinting, and you're probably the only person with a Tor exit node IP with your Brave Browser fingerprint).

Loco-Motive is a great little point and click adventure with "pay what you want" pricing, about 30-60 minutes of playtime, LucasArts vibes. Available for Linux. Recommended for fans of the genre:

this is a good point. the UK (and US) governments are in an obvious state of failure and self-contradiction, but we're also at the tail end of a decades-long war of propaganda and oppression designed to make it impossible to conceive of mass action as a solution to anything

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Biked around Boston this morning. They did the annual ice sculptures for NYE, but spread around this city. This one was on our usual route.

This one is a lighthouse, and it has a little light in it! If you put your ear up to it, you can hear a tiny Willem Dafoe talking about his lobster cooking in a vintage new england accent.

Happy New Year from the US West Coast! May this new year excise all the horrors of 2020

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. - Anne Herbert

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ok i've submitted a Github Issue asking about this - literally any feedback appreciated. put an emoji on it, call me a fuddy-duddy, whatever. #mastodev

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From Twitter

Impromptu @fedora New Year's Eve Party! The idea was so popular we're gonna use our events platform, but don't let that intimidate you — it's still low-key no-pressure fun. Sign up now and join us tomorrow! All are welcome!

Do you read all the terms of the accounts and services you sign up for? What?! Are you crazy?! (That's to either response.)

Check out TOS;DR and review the stuff you use.

Engagement with the #Linux development community works! I submitted a feature request for a macOS-like "Stacks" feature in Desktop Icons NG (Gnome-shell) and one of the projects contributors created it.

What a beautiful community.

More info:

Mind. Blown. Reading about how the effect of feedback delays on otherwise simple homeostatic systems introduces oscillations in the system state due to a minor change, and connecting this back to the complexity science idea of the “period doubling route to chaos” where the increase in the number of stable states in a periodic system bifurcates until the system becomes chaotic, and it is apparent how a simple functioning system can quickly “blow up” due to small perturbations in its conditions.

@fedora I'll probably replace some of this with `fbrnch` once I'm more familiar with it. Would be nice to make use of again!

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