>Delete any message on both ends in any private chat, anytime.

from here:

when free software behaves, like it’s not free.
what does it mean - software erases something from my computer, without letting me choose?

p. s. deleted telegram account today. has nothing to do with this release, was getting too dependent on a centralized technology.

people, what is happening here? is that something at the end of file? size of the file?

noch@debed ~ $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test count=1
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes copied, 0.000508732 s, 1.0 MB/s
noch@debed ~ $ hexdump /tmp/test
0000000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000

Once upon a time, FOSS enthusiasts were so concerned about Microsoft, that they recommended everyone use GMail and Google Apps.

Today the same crowd hates Google, so they recommend $SERVICE instead...

As long as $SERVICE is a provider in the cloud, on somebody else's computer, I'm shaking my head.

Many of the things being recommended are even more proprietary and locked-down than Google's stuff is!

Fighting monopolies is good. But don't lie to yourself that this helps software freedom.

to me, instant photography is not about getting the photograph instantly.
it's about getting the print.

you know you're tired, when instead of writing in the browser address bar, you write youtube.conf. (:

Managed to work out why #Samsung removed the S9's ability to block spam SMS messages via keywords and phrases:

They partnered with a third party company called Hiya to provide spam filtering services. Which means your text messages and phone call activity (both incoming and outgoing) will be uploaded to a remote, for-profit data harvesting company in real time.

Which is why basic smartphone functions on a highly expensive flagship phone now comes with third party privacy policies.

The future is now.

It's #introduction time! 🦋

I'm a creative #INTP dreamer, who's a curious little thing with multiple interests, such as:
🐈 cats
👗 #gothiclolita fashion, #egl
🎭 #costumes, props, #cosplay
🔧 #maker scene
🎮 #gamedesign, #VR
:crt_w_prompt: computers, tech, #retrotech
🤖 #robotics, #cybernetics
:pentacle: curious mysteries!
:blobshh: tasteful lewds~

Will approve most follows, account locked to keep the bots away 💜

Headpats appreciated, hugs when consented :blobcat:

I can also be easily distrac-

MySpace has lost all music uploaded between 2003 and 2015.

There are no backups.


Don't trust cloud services. One day Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr will be gone too. YouTube will shut down, and so will Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox.

Always keep a local copy.

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