Congress attempting to functionally extinguish copyright term limits, extend copyright protection to 140+ years; the 11th such extension in the past 40 years.
Homelessness and the Royal Wedding Show more
“Police have started removing homeless people’s sleeping bags in Windsor”
“Rough sleepers in Windsor have had their sleeping bags and belongings cleared away by police ahead of the royal wedding.”
“In the video, obtained by MailOnline, a woman clutching a blue sleeping bag is seen talking to police before moving away still holding on to her belongings.”
The Royals have billions in combined wealth
“Hippos Poop So Much That Sometimes All the Fish Die”
“It wasn’t the farmers. Through an increasingly bold set of experiments, involving remote-controlled boats, computer simulations, a makeshift dam, and vast tankers of excrement-filled water, Dutton and Subalusky identified the real culprits: hippos.”
Look, I'm going to ask one thing of you this november.
Talk to others about voting.
We can talk moral equivalency about all this if you want, but the truth is that it's not a moral equivalence.
The blue team may not be perfect, but in reality they are a damn sight better than this.
Well, I have time for Mastodon because I locked my car keys inside my office. Not sure where or how. I'd rather be at clown class.
Every time I prepare to teach a clown lab I worry that my job is little more than to sit in a chair and yell at people to make eye contact and stop acting.
On the other hand, I can't help but notice how badly we sometimes need some idiot on standby to remind us to truly connect and stop lying to both ourselves and others.
Sometimes, I suspect the only real counter agent to impostor syndrome is to adopt that sort of near-poetic sensibility about whatever it is we are trying to do.
language lesson with my tailoring Show more
I took a couple pairs of pants in for hemming and got a language lesson in the bargain! Apparently in Korean bell bottoms sound like "napal baje" and straight pants sound like "il jabage." I didn't ask for Korean script. But I'm pleased to have the vocabulary.
make it a practice to donate in smaller amounts.
make a donation somewhere in the 1-5$ range today if you can (or make a monthly subscription of the same amount)
i am going to try to do this more often since i have the financial ability.
small donations add up, and if more of us commit to a small practice like this we can help sustain many people
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All #signal desktop users should update as soon as possible.
Your systems are at risk:
Why are these good news? Well, a known vulnerability is a good vulnerability as soon as it's fixed :) And they are fixed.
PS: Flatpak fix is already landed and will be build and distributed soon.
RT @TheHackersNews@twitter.com: ⚡NEW ⮞ Severe Code Execution Bug Discovered in #Signal Messaging App for Windows & Linux
Remote attackers just need to send a message 💬 on Signal to inject & execute malicious code onto targeted systems—without requiring any recipients' interaction
Remember that time when folks were asking about "Federated Instagram"?
Well... does this count?
"Fontina is intended to be an ActivityPub-compliant, federated, photo-sharing-based social network."