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I think this guy is missing a few key points about (no third party certificates, no need for complex HTML rendering) and the one example he uses relating to privacy has google trackers on it, but it's interesting to hear some arguments from the other side マリウス.com/gemini-is-solutionism

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A very first unboxing of the #CutiePi Tablet, the first open-hardware Raspberry Pi 4-powered handheld by the Taiwan/Japan-based open hardware startup.

This device is based on a #RaspberryPi CM 4 (2GB RAM in our sample), and sports fully open-hardware, and easy to replicate, board design, which incorporates a HD screen, 5MP camera and several other sensors, all enclosed in a solid chassis.

An in-depth review will arrive in the next weeks, as soon as I manage to get rid of some other work!

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Tips for #NewToMastodon people.
If you want people to follow you - or let you follow them - write something as a bio and post a hello. If you've never posted people assume you're fake.
Take a look at both your instance timeline, and the wider "world" timeline. Scroll the most recent 50-100 posts to see if anyone's messages catch your attention - then follow that person.
If you decide after a few days you're not interested, unfollow them and find other people.
Interact - don't just lurk.

Pretty annoyed at the changes made by editors to poems shown at the bottom of this post. I'll make a point to avoid those posthumous collections now. mjpbooks.com/blog/the-senseles

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Welcome to all the Twitter refugees! 👋

Mastodon and the Fediverse does NOT use NFTs or blockchain or cryptocurrencies. No one is on here trying to get rich, no one is promoting anything.

The Fediverse (which Mastodon is part of) is a federated computer network spread across thousands of independently owned and operated servers. The millions of people on the Fedi can interact with each other regardless of which server they signed up on, because the servers talk to each other through federation.

Federation is a proven and stable way to make a network, it's how telephones and email work for example. It's how social networks should be.

We aren't trying to break anything or compete with anyone. There are no shareholders or venture capitalists. Instead, we work together, donating time or money, and collaborate to make a better social network for its own sake.

Here are some hints and tips for new users:

mstdn.social/@feditips/1075370

#Fediverse #Mastodon #FediTips #MastoTips #Introduction

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💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

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2000: Welcome to our shitty animated flash site for our restaurant. The hours will be baked into the flash so good luck if we ever change them

2010: Welcome to our shitty broken web site for our restaurant, here's a blurry, super-compressed scan of the cover of our menu

2020: Welcome to our shitty facebook page for our restaurant, we had a tech savvy young server set it up for us but then she quit so we can never update it again

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This is *huge* news - the DMA has passed in the EU Parliament, including the interoperability extension to social media, mandating that the big tech gatekeepers must adopt open standards for interoperability. The world is changing... :D #CompDM

RT @SamuelStolton@twitter.com

The European Parliament has adopted its position on the Digital Markets Act #DMA with 642 votes for, 8 against, and 46 abstentions.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SamuelStolton/stat

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> decentralised software shouldn't have a flagship/official instance
this x10000000

Framasoft launched Mobilizon correctly
https://mobilizon.org

They contacted some people known to run similar services (such as myself) and asked us if we would be able to have Mobilizon set up in time for launch. When they launched, the webpage looked exactly like it does now; Framasoft runs their own instance but it's just one of many French options with nothing setting it apart :02smile:

I was inspired by @themayor to make my own glasgow.social stickers. Now where is the polite place to put 'em ?

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If you're new here, you may be wondering what the Fediverse is.

The Fediverse is a collection of alternative social networks which share a common technical standard called ActivityPub.

The importance of this is that it lets people on one network interact with people on another network. For example, if you're on Mastodon you can follow and interact with people on PixelFed and vice versa.

This is a very powerful concept in social media, and something you cannot do on commercial centralised networks like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

The reason this is possible is because the Fediverse uses co-operative free open standards instead of trying to trap people in "walled gardens".

This collaboration means that whenever one Fediverse network gets more users, it also increases the audience for all the other Fediverse networks too.

This allows tiny community-based servers run by volunteers to reach millions of people around the world. It's giving us back control.

#FediTips #Fediverse

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New meetup event added:
🕹️👾 Arcade Night at Super Bario at Super Bario
meetup.com/The-Glasgow-Geeks/e
Mon 13th Dec 2021 6:00pm

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