Jup. Terrorist attack in . I'm okay, just saying.

Do you know that LinuxJournal has a bunch of eBooks (about Linux) free to download, without even requiring to submit your information?


It's been almost a good full day without smoking any sigaret. I have to be honest: it's hard to do, especially when you're just as addicted as I am, but if you set your mind to it, you can be sucessful.

People to follow on

@Gargron Because he's the god of all this

@dublinux Cyber tech guy.

@masterofthetiger Admin of theres.life

@fsfe Fighting for free software in Europe

@Tutanota Encrypted mail services [not sponsored] and advocate for open source software

@schestowitz Advocate of a lot of thing, like free software. Lots of posts.

Few weeks back to school now, and my classmates still can't understand why I use DDG. Privacy folks, privacy.

Self care is not a waste of time. Self care makes your use of time more sustainable. ~ Jackie Viramontez

Q: What did socialists use to light their homes before candles?
A: Electricity!

Just for the DDG users who also use Chrome: Duckduckgo can now be added directly, officially supported without plugins, as the default search engine on Chrome.

Trying out the Tootle Mastodon desktop client as we speak.

Looks nice!

Can someone explain to me why Flatpak apps do install with sudo command, but not without it and then just give the error it can't create temp files. Did I fuck something up? Linux Mint 19

fake gargon is better than the original :dab2:

Done with schook for the day.

Now what? Free day tomorrow, so I can do my homework then.

Does the have any ideas? Gaming, programming, doing my homeworj early?

#listeningdevices in your house, controlled by mate of MbS and huge fan of the Pentagon (shaming companies who don't send data and resources to the Empire) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-11/amazon-s-alexa-has-80-000-apps-and-no-runaway-hit

It used to really bother me that F-droid didn't offer any sort of usage statistics because I had no idea which app was the most popular choice, and therefore the one that would most likely be the best, for what I wanted.

Now I kinda like it since I'm more likely to experience apps that are being constantly developed.

we need to get rid of these cookie banners, not by banning them, but by changing how we look at privacy. Privacy and security first, no need for cookies. A lot of the web saved.

I hate Android 9. I hope to get a full GNU/Linux powered phone soon.

"Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up: Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t understand what privacy means — he can’t be trusted to define it for the rest of us." Privacy-friendly services already exist, we don't need FB for this. 😉

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here: https://video.qoto.org.
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username]@qoto.org so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is @freemo@qoto.org.

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***