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Overwhelmingly, students are being required to use tools in the classroom that they are forbidden to study, share, or modify. Not only do programs like Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom invite a potentially malicious third-party into the educational environment, but more importantly, they increase society's dependence on proprietary software, software that denies its users their freedom.

https://my.fsf.org/give-students-userfreedom

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How on earth did I manage all this time without using `git log -S`? I just looked it up this morning and I've now used it twice already 😆

Also: super impressive how fast it is at searching all our code changes from all our commits 😮

https://blog.danlew.net/2019/02/19/git-log-s/

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Of course I can believe it's not butter. Most things aren't butter.

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TIL that anarchists read so much theory that cops find it difficult to infiltrate our circles

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Seven 'no log' VPN providers were hacked, exposing 1.2 TB worth of user logs. Data includes plaintext passwords, IP addresses, timestamps of user connections, session tokens, information of the device, and OS being used along with geographical information in the form of tags.

The VPN providers affected are UFO VPN, FAST VPN, Free VPN, Super VPN, Flash VPN, Secure VPN, and Rabbit VPN. If you have an account with one of these providers, I strongly suggest you delete your account immediately and if you use the same password you use for your VPN account on any other website (which you should never do), change it ASAP.

More info here: https://www.theregister.com/2020/07/17/ufo_vpn_database/

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Other examples of this phenomenon:

* People bickering about just how much worse one gender being sexually assaulted and/or raped is than another. Folks... just don't even go there. Rape is evil and a tragedy. Notice where I ended that sentence.

* People arguing about which mass-murdering totalitarian tryants were worse than the other ones. Such a pointless waste of breath.

There can be space for more than one despicable thing in this world.

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* I stand by my use of the term. Yes I know most/many are facing catch & release for now. You know most dissidents who get snatched up like this in Cuba are eventually released too, right? Personally I've been quite critical of the Cuban government for that habit, and don't want it coming here either.

Besides, what it is now isn't necessarily what it will always be.

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A frustrating phenomenon showed up again, this time in a convo about the feds in Portland. I won't name names because it was a semi-private setting, but paraphrasing:

"Is this really so much worse than the stuff we're accustomed to like no-knock raids and killing someone for selling cigarettes?"

It's not a fucking competition. You can be appalled by illegal "disappearing"* of dissidents and _also_ be against murdering people who did nothing wrong in their bedrooms.

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I just realized, we're a fifth of the way through the 21st century and it needs to get its fucking act together

My daughter wanted me to show her how to play War, the simplest of all card games. While we were doing it she made an off-hand comment about a computer simulation of such a thing. She said the AI would be very simple. I pointed out it wouldn't be making any decisions, so there's no I.

Anyhow, I thought the whole thing was pretty amusing, so...

gitlab.com/jbt/war/

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@DumpTrump@liberdon.com
Switched instances again?

OK so it's not obvious which of her posts are in response to which commands, but I'm going to guess the Tandoori Turkey was for me.

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give me a recipe with paprika

Was just reading through this bot's documentation

fedibot.neocities.org/numi/

And I have to admit I'm curious about where the boundaries of this "large databases of recipes" are. Let's start with a softball.

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For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

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Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

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using pandemic time to quickly pass surveillance bills while americans are too busy being sick and dying for the usual activism that stops these things
disgusting

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