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I'm a networking geek and researcher living in Berlin, currently working on a PhD in Computer Science. On a technical level, I like access networks such as WiFi and mobile networks, I like measurement and understanding performance, and I do low-level user-space programming in C. I sometimes talk about science, free software, and tech communities, among other things.

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Don't just make hypothetical people feel welcome.

Make the real people around you part of the crew.

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We should celebrate teenagers that take action against climate change & can't be harsh on them for seeking reformist solutions and not understanding capitalism yet

We should be VERY critical of the politicians/NGOs/media who celebrate some hand-picked teenage climate activists while ignoring organizations like Ende Gelande or Hambach occupation or the indigenous organizers that have been in this struggle for decades

They try to steer the conversation in a direction that protects the powerful.

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We see cyberpunk as humans having augmentations - but really cyberpunk would be *not* having augmentations in a world where most people do.

Because cyberpunk is rejecting the norm of letting big corps and the powerful few control your life.

Just like today where the _most_ cyberpunk people are those using Tor, coreboot, turning off the TPM, disabling WiFi and blowing open closed source firmware.
Not people with Google Glass & and an Internet connected toaster/car/watch.

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Anti-fascist FOSS dude collective when? Show more

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"This person's horrible behaviour kept out other contributors" is a common take, and sure it could be (probably is?) true.

But it's way too neoliberal for me. That take says we shouldn't accept horrible behaviour only because it reduces some other metric (eg contributions). The flip side is that an org should accept bad actions if the results are good.

Y'know, I don't care about metrics like that. Immoral behaviour shouldn't be accepted *because it's immoral*. Simple as that.

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Ich würde gerne in #Berlin eine Art Aussenstelle von @computertruhe betreiben. Wer von euch Lust hat mit zumachen meldet sich bitte bei mit unter oder hier. Ich würde ab jetzt ca. 1-2 Wochen warten und wenn genug sich Gemeldet haben ein Treffen Organisieren.

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Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


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What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us Show more

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"Another report found that avoiding meat and dairy was the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, with livestock using 83% of farmland to produce just 18% of calories."

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I program for over 20 years. I just closed some tabs from yesterday:

"how to create directory in python"
"concat lists python"
"load 2 models tensorflow"
"how set pythonpath"

and some others.

And yes. I have a masters degree in informatics.

You don't need to learn things that you rarely need & are just 1 duckduckgo away by heart. Knowing that they exist and what to search for is sufficient.

Important are the thing you cannot search. Concentrate on those.

#ImposterSyndrome #elitism

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We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

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What do you think about #CaptivePortal mechanism, especially those by #Windows10 and #Firefox?

The fact that at each OS/program start, a connection is made to the same webserver allows for rather detailed usage statistics. Is this a problem in terms of #privacy, or is it suffiently anonymous?

Boost welcome. 😃

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My 2c on the thing ( ): unlike that fedichive business, this person seems to be going about things the right way. Search is potentially useful, but people need to be able to opt out &/or be forgotten.

I personally prefer not to be so searchable, so I just checked to make sure I have opted out. If you also want to be excluded, go to Preferences > Other and check "Opt-out of search engine indexing". @href says this will be respected and I believe them.

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so uh since i guess you found it, is my new project. It's a search engine for the fediverse, it's not an archive nor anything malicious. You can easily opt-out (like you would normally do for any search engine), deletes are deleted, and it's not an archive!
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does somebody know of any good writings on the redefinition/expansion/decolonization of the concept of 'motherhood' and 'family' done by trans women and chosen families in general?

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"Heard of a cool tech-bro-weeding interview technique the other day. A male and female engineer conduct the interview session together. If, when the female engineer asks the candidate a question, he directs his answer to the male engineer,then he's out.They said it happens a lot"

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Putting out another call: I'm looking for #musicians using #Linux or #opensource software to create their tunes.

All genres welcome, as long as it's quality!

This is for my podcast Linux For Everyone. To be honest, this stuff is hard to find.

Help me find it!

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I'd like to take a moment of your timeline to ask folks to use CamelCase in your tags. I didn't know until I came to masto that this helps people who use screen readers parse them as words rather than jumbles of characters. When there are multiple words mashed together in a tag, try capitalising each one, for instance #CommissionMe #CallForArt #LookingForArtist

you can go to an online screen reader site like this one to check out the difference it makes: #accessibility

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It is not exactly new story and I am not sure if this made the rounds in fediverse but a few days ago #archiveofourown won the hugo award on best related work. We have a huge #FLOSS community here but we don't talk nearly enough about this project.

#ao3 is an unique opensourced project that is not male dominated and also not started by people who were fulltime engineers but fans who decided enough is enough and we need to own our servers.

Congrats to Ao3!

#fandom #womenswork

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