ATTENTION EVERYONE WRINGING THEIR HANDS OVER “#MASTODON ADMINS CAN READ MY DIRECT MESSAGES”: #SysAdmins have *always* been able to read your #email and DMs unless encrypted, including at the big #SocialNetworks and Internet providers. We used to have t-shirts that said, “I READ YOUR EMAIL.”

It’s just hitting now because you got used to places where the admins were kept away in their cubicles and data centers instead of greeting you at the front door.

#privacy #security #InfoSec #cybersecurity

THE VICTOR IS MERCIFUL: Badly equipped and led, increasing numbers of RU troops are deserting & surrendering to Ukrainian troops. Despite RU’s disregard of the Rules of War, surrendering RU troops are fed, clothed and housed as POWs in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.

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just another day of shoo’ing contortionists out of my courtyard

For real, my advice- just don't share private stuff on social media. Ever!

If you don't want the wider world to know about it, consider *not* using social media to talk about it. End-to-end encrypted software exists, from email services to IM-style chat. On social media, just assume *everything* is not-private.

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Them: Please try not to be weird tonight. It's formal.

Me: Weird? Me? I'm wounded.

Me: * later

The only thing that sucks about working from home is when my lunch is missing from the fridge I can’t blame anyone for stealing it. I have to face the fact that I already ate it.

RT @aintscarylarry
Elon Musk didn’t pick the number 88 randomly for this tweet. 88 is white supremacist code for “Heil Hitler.” It’s a dog whistle to his racist fanboys. In case anyone had any lingering doubts about his ultimate goal of turning twitter into an exclusive playground for Nazis.

if you've ever messed up a dimension or a hole position on something you're building, don't be too hard on yourself.

at least you're not the Cisco design engineer who caused an entire product line recall by placing the mode button (which resets the switch if held) directly above an RJ45 port.

Now that we're starting to see more impersonation accounts on Mastodon, a reminder that verified websites are a thing. It's not perfect, but implementable at the individual level, and this is how we know for example which of these is the real @stephenfry - and it's not the one with the meaningless checkmark. :)

This is one of my favorite pictures. It feels like it was taken yesterday… but it was taken in a Paris public garden nearly a hundred years ago. Everything feels modern: the composition, the casualness, the daring clothes, haircuts, and accessories.

The colors are original: this is an #autochrome, using the first process for color #photography invented by the Lumière brothers in 1903.

The women are unknown, but I can't help wondering how they fared a few years later in nazi-occupied Paris.

"Should I do the bad thing?"

The devil on my shoulder rubs his hands together and excitedly hisses YESSS! DO IT!

The angel on my other shoulder just shrugs, flipping through a vintage Hustler

What’s everyone’s favorite thing about the War on Christmas? The fact that it upsets conservatives or the fact that it’s totally made up?

1) Yes, the technical limitations of the #Fediverse will be addressed over time.
2) The other issue is about rules and norms. Time alone won't fix these, and IMHO they require attention. In wanting to be NOT-Twitter, some (including some instance admins) are pushing for a place where nothing controversial can be said. Most of what is important to say about #Politics, #CurrentEvents, #Religion, #Activism, #HumanRights, #LGBTQ+, etc. is going to trigger SOMEBODY.

Fun Fact: Teddies are named after Theodore Roswell, he had a bear fursona and accidentally commissioned his fursuit in the wrong size. (He mixed imperial, normal and metric units.)

Americans should name mass shootings the way they do hurricanes but after Republicans who accept payments from the NRA.

\o/ YAY
lol  laughing out loud
/o\ oh my god what have I done
|o| tie fighter

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