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In Finland they celebrate the holidays with a bang.

Be like the Finns!

youtu.be/te5pIUxVq5g

Wouldn't it be poetic justice if the rage-fuelled engagement-driven algorithms of FB, and to some extent Google, hastened the demise (or at least containment) of the situation overlords who created them?

... Do "normal people" who don't share my interest see this degree of coverage critical of the big silos? Does the general public see the current state of affairs as the big trash fire that I do yet?

That said, there has been a lot of very critical coverage from big, general interest mainstream media in the last couple weeks. Has this bubble burst? Has general engagement on this topic gone viral enough that the algorithms are amplifying the criticism of their own creators?

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This thought occurred to me:

Though the only traditional social media account I have is a dormant LinkedIn profile I am fully aware I am still influenced by algorithmically curated news feeds which generate feedback loops where I get "more of the same" articles over time.

In my case I closely follow the disasters that FB and Google are finally facing after years of abusing their power over our data.

Has this been causing the algorithms to amplify coverage of this topic to me?

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Pleroma is currently the easiest option if you want to host a small fedi server. For this reason, it's used by many people who don't have the money to rent a 40 dollar a month dedi. If you say 'ban all pleroma instances', you are really taking away the ability of these users to run a fedi server under their own control and push them back to the big silo servers.

In the space of 2 weeks I had 2 power supplies fail in the servers in my garage. Thankfully each server has redundant units but both are currently running without backups until the new (to me) sourced from eBay arrive.

What I have noticed is that eBay sends EVERYTHING from US to Canada through Erlanger , KY.

Look up where this is in relation to San Leandro, CA and Calgary, AB and tell me how this makes sense.

Really eBay can't you afford a western clearing house? :blobrollingeyes:

Sophos identified 22 Android apps as malware a couple of weeks ago but they forgot one.

It's called "Google Play Services" .

If you have important data on your Android mobile you should delete it ASAP!

news.sophos.com/en-us/2018/12/

Really the only cookies you should accept on the Internet are the ones from @djsundog 's Toot-Lab.

If you don’t think browser monopolies are bad:

Google still doesn’t support adding a FIDO U2F key to Google Accounts from Firefox, literally years after everyone else supports it among large tech companies.

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Today is the 50 anniversary of "the mother of all demos", given by Douglas Engelbart. In 1968, he decided to skip 40 years of technological progress and introduce the internet, markup languages, the mouse, collaborative editors and videoconferences in just one hour and a half. Just amazing. youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzM

So just as @sundog faces the task of righting the Good Ship Toot-Lab I discover a failed power supply in my own rig. Second time this has happened to my setup in the last couple of years.

Luckily the backup kicked in and service was not interrupted.

This is more motivation to look into packing the 2U space with a cluster of low powered SBCs as a replacement. Like, for the cost of one server I could get a couple dozen little boards and reduce the impact of any given point of failure.

So I had to get a login to a customer's VPN and they have fairly strict password requirements one of which is tha the password must be 10 characters.

Not 10 or more characters. EXACTLY 10. No more, no less.

And all the user names are EXACTLY 8 characters.

I'm like....

wut?

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