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Social Media Platforms are a liability to the businesses that run them. Specifically, Youtube is a liability to Google's other businesses.

notes.baldurbjarnason.com/2019

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@viralstitch @sir

there's my (full) golang implementation. With encryption/decryption too. Want to check it out?

github.com/cnt0/goose

As for C implementation, I'd just copy everything from nacl library. Very clear code (but needs some preprocessing)

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Please CW your Remembrance/Veterans/Armistice Day posts. Especially if you're going to be cynical about it, but also because I am not prepared for the emotional burden of thinking about millions of people who died unnecessarily.

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"I was raised by the fae," said the fair boy with slim fingers, glowing faintly.

"I was raised by wolves," grinned the freckly girl, hair a nest of snarls; claw like nails at the tips of her limbs.

"I was raised by mermaids," confessed the dusky teen with shimmering skin and webbed fingers.

"I was raised by middle-class parents... so I can drive us all to the mall if you want?"

The unlikely friends piled in for a shopping adventure.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

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[BOT POST] pol, - 

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sometimes I wish that computer science followed an apprenticeship model where a wiser mentor teaches you best practises. actually useful things like "here is how you run an open source project without being an ass" or "here is how to clean the scroll wheel of your mouse"

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Oh, a post on Mastodon wouldn’t do us any harm
(Oh, a post on Mastodon wouldn’t do us any harm)
Oh, a post on Mastodon wouldn’t do us any harm
And we’ll all fave and reply

And we’ll roll the ol’ fediverse along
Roll the ol’ fediverse along
We’ll roll the ol’ fediverse along
And we’ll all fave and reply

youtu.be/QneWIBkJsf4

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good post about how nerd communities' mass-adoption of the closed and proprietary Discord platform will inevitably lead to the long-term loss of (or loss of access to) mountains of special-interest group knowledge and community history

resetera.com/threads/the-popul

"TLDR; It is not a very future-proof way of knowledge-building & archiving at all."

see also:
toot.cafe/@nolan/1027481601876

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RT @torproject@twitter.com
Privacy isn't about hiding bad things.

It’s about protecting what defines us as human beings, who we are: our day-to-day behavior, our personality, our fears, our relationships, and our vulnerabilities.

- Isabela Bagueros, Tor ED #TakeBacktheInternet
blog.torproject.org/better-int

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Electron have a bug that’s been open for nearly 3 years, which references an upstream Chromium bug that was marked WONTFIX two and a half years earlier.

I have problems with deciding what to work on, especially for personal projects. So when @sir wrote the specification for a little cryptography utility a week ago, I figured, "I could try my hands at that." So I did. Announcing the pre-release of noseplumbs. A POSIX/c99 cryptography tool. It can currently generate keys and sign messages. Improvements welcome!

git.sr.ht/~cdv/noseplumbs

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Excellent video:

youtube.com/watch?v=OU6CuSMzNu

I think the fediverse represents a reclamation of the internet by the people on it, away from the coroproations which try to steal it. We can have a second golden age.

Reject the capitalist internet, bring back the friendly neighborhood internet. Get your friends on here.

Don't be afraid to get weird with it. Let's get even weirder. And let's do it on _our_ platforms. The internet belongs to us.

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"Google it" is increasingly unacceptable advice in the face of personalized search results - a subject expert may receive very different links than a newbie for the same search.

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Reminder that all cryptocurrencies are ponzi schemes

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anyway, I did make art (and forgot to post it here as usual) and I'm pretty happy with these! I'm gonna be selling these as a set of stickers at a little local comics fest coming up in a couple weeks, and online later if there are extras.

I wrote a thing! My first real blog post. It's on GNU getopt, standards and why non-conformance is an issue.

chris.vittal.dev/posts/gnu-get

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BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Ladykiller in a Bind is on sale in the itch.io Halloween sale for… [stares at cue card, long excaberated sigh] 69% off loveconquersallgames.itch.io/l

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