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Bad actors are abusing large, open-registration, low-moderation Mastodon instances in order to provide direction to the Vidar Stealer trojan horse, which steals passwords, credit card details, bitcoin wallets, etc.

If you run a large, open-registration, low-moderation instance, please consider changing at least one of those qualities.

Anyone else having problems with not getting notifications from ?

If I want to recommend to someone that they try a federated service, but they don't have the skill or resources to host it themselves (like me), and I don't want them to have a bad time on a public server, using it for a while and then suddenly losing all their content and followers when the service shuts down:

What can I tell them to look for to find a public server that will probably survive for a long time?

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the important question is - how to stop this? how to make sure companies pay their tax and cannot just move money around to avoid tax?

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It is amazing that Linus Tech Tips is having a contest between two hosts to run on their daily driver PCs!

LTT is a huge channel, this will have a big impact!

Also, it's so funny to me how Linus adds "btw" after each time he mentions Arch :D

The crazy thing is that the phone is modular, so why not just sell two different port modules, one with just the USB and one with both a USB port and headphone jack, and then let me choose which one I want. Better splash resistance is great! But let me decide what I want more. If Framework can let you choose porta, why cant @Fairphone?

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I was so excited about the new @Fairphone being announced today. The day couldn't come soon enough! I was going to buy one!

But now I'm just fucking disappointed that it comes without a headphone jack!

I have a ton of jack-dependent headphones, and so, I gues, does most others. What are we supposed to do with those, just throw them all away and buy new BT headsets produced with new materials under terrible conditions? Fair?

No new phone for me then.

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If you don't like how FB moderates its platform, interop would let you leave - and still stay connected to the family, community and customers you leave behind.

My article sets out a taxonomy of interoperability:

* Cooperative: When you interoperate through an API or a standard (like web browsers and servers)

* Indifferent: When a company takes no steps to help or block interop (like when you plug a USB adapter into a car lighter)


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Buy DRM-free ebooks from a selection of almost 300 bookshops!

Your e-reader and other devices can display books from loads of independent ebookshops. You're not stuck with the big monopolies.

Discover indie ebooks today!

Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

I want a distro that's well supported, reasonably light weight, stable, and lets me easily use vanilla Gnome DE with the latest stable version.

Also I want to be able to use all the Ubuntu related resources online whenever I might have any issues.

Is there an ideal distro out there for me?

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Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

It seems to me like I'll have to switch away from . The 21.10 beta is out, and it's using 40, so I'm guessing the final version will have Gnome 40 too. I'm already tired of being so far behind not having Gnome 40 on my Ubuntu 21.04 box, and now I'll have to go another 7 months without getting Gnome 41? When Ubuntu 22.04 will Gnome 42 already be out, and Ubuntu just have Gnome 41?

So, how long has Firefox come with a built in eyedropper? And also, why?

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BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to GoodReads.

They've just opened their onboarding site at:

("Onboarding" is when you make it as easy as possible for people to join something.)

BookWyrm and its instances are currently still in beta testing, but you can join now if you want to try it out. Instances marked as "closed" mean you can join but you have to request an invitation.

#FediTips #Fediverse #GoodReads #BookWyrm

Like BookStack, for example. Looks pretty sweet. But you have to have your own server and know how to set stuff like that up, keep it safe from hackers, fix all issues yourself, etc to be able to use it. Why can't I, or my company or org, just pay them to do that for me?

Just one of a million examples, ofc

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Why aren't more awesome free/open source cloud based software projects offering paid hosted services?

There are a ton of businesses and organizations out there that gladly pays for good tools, but have no way at all of hosting things themselves. So they go for Google or MS, because that's the easy solution, when there's probably better tools for them out there.

Isn't this an obvious first step to solve the financing FOSS development problem?

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