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Fediverse culture is thinking you're cooler than users.

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Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

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We dunk on mastodon a lot but it's introducing tech normies like me to the idea of decentralisation which is a good thing imo

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mastodon users count for 70% of the whole fediverse, and 99% of the drama

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If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on 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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11-year-old Firefox :firefox: bug exploited by malicious parties results in an HTTP authentication loop:

– malicious sites try to force FF users to install extensions
– also misused for tech support scams, ad farms, pages that push users to buy fake gift cards, or sites that offer malware-laced software updates
– most users must kill their FF process to escape

#firefox #mozilla #http #authentication #infosec #cybersecurity #security

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going to make a youtube channel where i just read out the top posts of a subreddit and rake in the money because apparantly thats still a fucking thing

hey guys remember to explore the mastodon at thanks @Gargron !!!!

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please add me as a "friend" on the masto don social network

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imagine caring about politics on the internet lmao

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periodic reminder that the internet is not a representative sampling of real life

if you live mostly online, you will develop a very warped impression of basically every group of people, because all you see of them is that group's loudest online members. and that's a self-selecting group. people who have time to be loud online aren't the same people working three jobs to support a family, begging for money on the street to support a heroin addiction, trapped in survival sex work and constantly afraid of getting swept up by LE.

to use the very un-marxist language of idpol, it's the most "privileged" subsection of that group. including me! i'm real unusual as far as low-income junkies go a whole lot of us are homeless. most of us are on heroin. most of us have been to jail. that's not an experience i represent, but it's one i try to relay because the people who could aren't generally engaging in online slacktivism.

reality isn't to be found on twitter. talk to the homeless. make friends your mother would judge you for running with. get to know people who've don't know what the hell a tweet is. people who've done time. people who say problematic, un-woke shit that makes you uncomfortable. that's where you'll find the world. not in your ivory towers and echo chambers, where life and death and suffering are abstracts to be toyed with, not cold, hard day-to-day realities. maybe approach homelessness and starvation with the same visceral fury you reserve for misgendering. maybe show drug addicts that same empathy you reserve for fellow queers (or whatever your granfaloon of choice might be). maybe turn your energies towards alleviating material human suffering instead of writing pissy 3k-part tweetstorms about who's appropriating the word "daddy". maybe take some of that money from your cushy tech job and give it to the man on the corner with the battered cardboard sign. yes, even if he's probably just going to spend it on drugs. maybe stop treating the lowest of the lower class as refuse to be ignored, and start treating them like humans. talk to them when they talk to you. have some goddamn empathy for those who aren't as lucky as you.

yes, even if they misgender you. yes, even if they make sexist remarks. they haven't had the luxury to spend five man-years memorizing every last bit of tumblr drama & discourse. just because they don't know the right shibboleths doesn't mean they're not human. just because they make you uncomfortable does not mean they're evil.

and yeah. there are genuinely shitty people out there. street preachers who'll scream at you & your partner on the train for being gay. panhandlers who'll go on racist rants at the first opportunity. the lower class is like any other; it's got its fair share of assholes. but that's not an excuse to demean an entire class of utterly brutalized people. honestly i find my fellow millennials intolerable at a much greater rate than the homeless people i talk to. and you don't see me writing off my entire generation.

be kind to each other. that's what matters. not your buzzwords, not your shibboleths, not your intricate social rituals. you will not build a better world on the back of hatred. you'll build it by breaking the back of the bourgeoisie. and that starts with solidarity. solidarity with the big, complicated, messy mass that is the proletariat.
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Quora is an internet scale Library of Alexandria that is destined to take all of it's knowledge to the grave when it burns.

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Hey sysadmins: please mute

they are allowing users to freely post NSFW content without requiring any CWs.

You probably recently got an influx of toots with that content. That's why.

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#Mastalab reached the top 10 in Google PlayTrending (France) for social apps.
I guess some people left Twitter and Tumblr.
Welcome on #Mastodon, a network without tracking.

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Hello new #Mastodon folks! 🐘

Have you heard of the #Fediverse? πŸ—ΊοΈ

It's a set of community projects that use the #ActivityPub standard to talk to each other.

Mastodon is the most well developed, but there are many works in progress too:

Instagram -> PixelFed πŸ“·

YouTube -> PeerTube 🎞️

SoundCloud -> Funkwhale 🎧

MeetUp -> GetTogether 🍻

...and many others.

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