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What kind of IT pranks have you played on people??

I used a kinda IP spoof using a proxy (still in kali don't remember name ATM)to gain access to a buddies home router. I changed the DNS to point to one I setup which redirected every common site to a porn site.

Years ago I slipped on my friends GF machine running win98 and changed the shell from explorer to progman and told her 98 sucks I reinstalled win 3.1 I swear I think smoke was coming out her ears as she thought I really did it lol.

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If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.

When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.

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Until December 10th you can grab Company of Heroes 2 (has Linux support ported by Feral Interative) 100% free to keep on Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/231

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Today is a good day to ditch Chrome.

Don't enable spying, privacy invasion and who-knows-what kind of human rights violations in China.

As alternatives try Safari or Firefox. Set your search engine to DuckDuckGo. Live happily ever after. :)

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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. - H. G. Wells #famous #quotes

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Google and Facebook are to our human rights and to democracy what Philip Morris is to our health and what Exxon Mobil is to the environment. Until we grasp this fundamental truth we haven鈥檛 a snowflake鈥檚 chance in hell of either effectively regulating them or funding alternatives.

phew! Migrated to a different server. Not an easy task as the migration guide on github is quite outdated...

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@pixelfed Let's call me a killjoy, but here is an idea of a security posture: letting fellow developers and infosec folks have a look at your code and software in small and/or testing environments before you organize a much hyped upgrade event and have the same unreviewed code handle pictures and data for thousands of users.

Still unhappy that you are not releasing a single line of the code I guess.

Hm.. I noticed the server file size for my 2 user mastodon instance already exceeds 9GB.
Do old toots and their file attachements get deleted after a certain time? Do you have advices for storage optimizations?

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As predicted by many commentators, #CambridgeAnalytica is going to escape punishment because all the people involved simply formed a new (but legally separate) company:

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

By going after companies and not people, it is very difficult to enforce privacy laws.

This is a familiar pattern that commercial con artists use: run up liabilities with one company, then transfer assets to a new company. If they get caught, they simply do it again, and it's legal.

#DeleteFacebook

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This is new to me, people have been abusing ad-blocking extensions to achieve political goals and censor some websites 馃槚 github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock #censorship #adblocking

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Heute Abend gehen wir in die Hamburger Staatsoper. Ich bin gespannt. Es ist meine erste Oper.
Eine Bekannte ist dort S盲ngerin und hatte Tickets f眉r uns.

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Boredom is valuable, it is a state that drives creativity. When your brain feels bored, but doesn't have the outlet of games, TV, or social media, it will seek other ways to relieve it, which often results in making cool things or thinking up some ideas.

The craving to refresh reddit or RSS has value, it is the same sensation that drives you to do cool stuff. By not refreshing the page, you can "save up" the boredom/dopamine, fuel it into the motivation to do useful things.

Do you use adblockers? And if yes, which one?

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Good news - yesterday i managed to implement a federated comments! We're getting really close to first official release 馃槺

Meanwhile - did you know you can have a real impact on development process (without having the programming skills) by joining our discourse forum and taking the floor? socialhub.network/c/projects/p

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