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Please remember that is by nature distributed. So when migrating from (for example) to (for example) please, please, please do NOT create a brand new repository and git add the files, or the entire commit history will be lost. Instead, just push the existing repository to your new hosting service.

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I wish more people would use a on top of or even instead . Hashtags can be muted. Think about it.


@proactiveservices IMO, CW in general are used *way* too much. Tags are a better tool to be using, justfilter by #fsf & #rms and the vast majority are gone from your timeline.

Heavy metal legends and outspoken copyright maximalists Metallica played a concert on Twitch, only to find their audio replaced with royalty-free chiptune library music by an automated copyright filter:


A boy asked his Bitcoin-investing dad for $10.00 worth of #Bitcoin currency.

Dad: $9.67? What do you need $10.32 for?

”The best time to call me is text message.”

For folks who want to have a personal "internet archive" or similar this is a great quick intro to archive box

i set this up recently and moved thousands of my bookmarks, onenote page captures and more data into it and i am not going back to the old way i used to archive content

the multi-format archive is great and i have ALL the data it pulls on-hand for later. no more broken images, media, shit formatting and similar

i cannot recommend it enough if you want a longer term archive of web pages and the like

1. Non-free software client and server + centralization (Example #WhatsApp): does not respect user's freedom and creates vendor lock-in
2. Free Software client but non-free server + centralization (Example #Telegram): client software respects freedom, server software does not respect freedom and creates vendor lock-in
3. Free Software client and server + centralization (Example #Signal): respect user's freedom but creates vendor lock-in


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What are you chances of your contributions for #Signal being accepted:

* For the Android app apparently 0.44% (yes, less than 1 %) [1]
* For the server code (which hasn't been updated in 9 months 🤔) it's about 5% [2]


Signal not run as a free software project.


"The enjoyment of one's tools is an essential ingredient of successful work." —Donald Knuth

New account managed by several persons.
It will post news concerning #Fedilab #UntrackMe #TubeLab #OpenMultiMaps

Signal is down. I can't stop laughing.

Hey Moxie! Tell us again why centralization is the best way to deploy internet messaging for the masses.

Does anyone here know of a good text-to-speech engine? I'm trying to render Swedish. I've played with espeech, Google's TTS and Amazon Polly. It turns out that GTTS with WaveNet voices is magically good, Polly is good enough, while espeech sounds like my Amiga did back in the late 80s/early 90s...

Is there any FOSS alternative out there that actually works?

Is a safe space for people?

The developer of closed his accounts on because he was harassed by people who resented him for not including a block of Gab'n co on his app..
Gab is now out of Fedi, this happened thanks to admins maintaining proper instance block, not because of apps.
Remember that harassment is a major offense, no matter who's harassed. It is destructive. If you feel some behaviors are problematic, block, report, do not harass!

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