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When websites say "use our app, it's much better", they mean better for them, not you.

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fuck CloudFlare posting because it has been too long 

It is really annoying when instances use the default CloudFlare config or whatever weird pseudo-"CDN" service and it just blocks Tor connections or requires a Google captcha which is honestly worse since that can deanonymize people using Tor unsafely. I wish more admins kept this in mind or maybe even considered not using CloudFlare or a similar service and giving them tons of data about who connects to your site and what they do for free *audible gasp from the sysadmin audience*.

I can't just open someone's bio or look at their media on their instance directly anymore.

also a note for #MastoDev :
give admins the option to use a CDN for specifically non-privately posted media/posts so that instances can scale a bit more without immediately compromising user privacy with a third-party host that vacuums up and sells their metadata to data vendors or whatever other sketchy shit. In this scenario at the very least the only trusted parties should be the instances and the relevant users and not some net infrastructure megacorporation thanks.

anyways #FuckCloudFlare

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You’ve heard of serverless cloud architecture :meowtired: :blobcatsleep:

Now, get ready for… 🥁🥁🥁

:blobcheerL: Cloudless server architecture :blobcheerR:

We’re offering features you thought you could only dream of:

Hardened database security: Databases don’t have to be exposed to the network thanks to the wonders of On-System Databases™ and Unix Sockets™, hardening security tenfold!
Latency-free database connections: As if that wasn’t good enough, On-System Databases™ allow you to dramatically reduce latency by bypassing the need for pesky network connections!
On-Demand Web Worker Process Spawning™ using the Common Gateway Interface™
Bare-Metal Access™ to On-Server Storage™ for unparalleled Read™ and Write™ speeds
Predictable costs: No more surprise bills. Pay only for what you specify! Our patent-pending Hardware Limitations™ automatically throttles your cloudless server if you reach capacity
Documentation: tired of trying to navigate through the jungle of outdated and incorrect Azure or AWS documentation? Don’t fret! Operating systems are documented by the most dedicated gangs of nerds you can find on freenode!

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tbh rust excels at exactly three important things

• rigorously reasoning about object lifetimes, tracking them statically instead of relying on gc (making the language fast and safe, sacrificing gc for compile time and compiler complexity)
• making a *lot* of scary-looking fp concepts palatable to imperative programmers, who then decide to have another try at learning some functional lang and find that it's *much* less overwhelming than it used to be (i experienced this myself)
• having *great* error messages. also tooling to fix the most common mistakes automatically, including deprecated stuff

most other languages suck at at least one of these

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Data loss due to corrupt disks yesterday on two client machines.

#BACK 👏 #YOUR 👏 #SHIT 👏 #UP 👏

Also: If you use Outlook. Offline PST files are time bombs. Back your shit up.

Back it up.

Do it now.

I'll wait.

Look, I'm even doing it with you.

There is no reason not to do it.

Back it up.


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Don't get me wrong, computers can absolutely help us regain our environmental efficiency. They just *aren't*.

Not as long as we're:
* constantly syncing everything to the cloud,
* expecting same-hour delivery,
* funding our clickbait via surveillance advertising,
* buying a new phone every year,
* using AIs because they're cool rather than useful,
* running bloated software & webpages,
* buying into "big data"
* etc

Computing is environmentally cheap, but it rapidly adds up!

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<topic:gender /> Multisexual/bi folk, which hid/discouraged your sexuality the most:

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Is there any good reason why any authentication SHOULD not have RFC6238 TOTP available?

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OMG, am dying!!!

Someone used the bug GitHub refused to fix, that allows you to add a commit to a repo you don’t control... to upload YouTube-dl to the DMCA request repo on GitHub.

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InfoSec Community within the Fediverse. Newbies, experts, gurus - Everyone is Welcome! Instance is supposed to be fast and secure.

We have a Getting Started Guide here: