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If this happens it would be a major fuckup

Google’s new web standard could disable your ad-blocker | TechRadar

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Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.



@fedilab @tateisu

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Sad day for the open web: If you are part of the #MozillaLifeboat contact us! We're constantly looking for developers passionate about #privacy and #opensource to improve our completely Google-free email service!
tutanota.com/jobs/ Let's continue building a better web. 💪🙌

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You naughty #cyph, we asked you to take down the words "Open Source" from your website since you are NOT #opensource #foss

You did.

It seems those words have somehow found their way back on the website.

Time to raise awareness again and try to make Cyph understand. If the fedizens would like to join the effort and leave a little comment on the issue, that'd be awesome!

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Received my first MMS on the #pinephone! I had to query the modem to get a list of messages, go through each one and grab a url for the contents, and then wget each of those. One worked. It's somekind of email-like multipart encoded thing, so now I get to learn about *that*.

Does anyone have recommendations for note taking software? Going to school right now. I've used mindforger (only real complaint was lack of spell checking could have been user error and I unfortunately lack the skills as of yet to contribute it), libre office, and word in the past. I'm currently using vim (plain) and taking notes in markdown so I'm less distracted with formatting and I can transfer near anywhere.

Mainly looking for the ability to keep the notes semi organized in a heirarchy linking is a plus.

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Hey Fosstodon! I'm Andrew and I'm an Operations Engineer by day (and night, the middle of the night). I've been a FOSS user for about 15 years now and haven't used social media for the last few.

I've rediscovered Mastodon and decided to join you guys. I've already seen a few great posts in 30 minutes, so I'm looking forward to what I'll learn and what I can share!


Has anyone here built a database or inventory system before? I'm looking to make one for my job and I am leaning towards Microsoft Access. As it's available on all our computers. Does anyone recommend an alternate approach that I might not be aware of that windows shops will have?

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I'd love to hear about your favorite YouTube / PeerTube / Twitch channel!

Why do you watch it, what's it about and what makes it unique?

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@ramob FLAC is an open standards, DRMless, lossless compressed music format. Superb.

And yeah, only hearing about invidio.us today - still don't know any details.

@lightweight @mike Looks like I'm way behind I don't recall 'Kin' The 'Zune' however I was a fan of for some reason I liked it more at the time.

That might be the first time I've seen a Marketing accusation in a sentence that sounded almost as a complement lol.

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Hey, so like 10 years ago, all I had was an EEE PC #netbook with a tiny 9-inch screen, and I played around with a LOT of different #Linux distros to find one that worked best for me. My all-time favorite #distro for netbooks was Moblin because it had a cute interface that worked amazingly well for a netbook (distrowatch.com/table.php?dist), followed closely by Kubuntu Netbook Edition (distrowatch.com/weekly.php?iss). A runner-up was Joli OS which was also fun but different (distrowatch.com/table.php?dist). All of those projects are discontinued now, and the old ISOs are nearly 10 years out of date...

Is there any modern OS for small screens that has a similar feel to Moblin or KNE? I've been wanting something simple and nice for netbooks, but none of my web searches turn up anything similar... Peppermint OS is almost good, with its site-specific browser, but it's not quite right (distrowatch.com/table.php?dist).

I wish I was skilled enough to revive and update Moblin or something, but I'm lightyears away from that.


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Does anyone here have running at home? I'm looking at setting it up I have a thin client I was going to run it off wasn't sure if anyone had tips.

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