Scholar Social is hosting a free online conference, #SummerSchool !

And we're looking for presenters!

If you're a writer, researcher, formal academic, or anyone with expertise that you'd like to share, presentation spots are 10-15 min long (no formal credentials required, open to people on any Fedi instance, not just

Sign up by 2020 July 12 here:

I'm listening to his hauntingly beautiful score for The Mission as a remembrance of Ennio Morricone. RIP.

DuckDuckGo burned a truckload of goodwill with me today

Their DDG-branded web browser for Android has a feature which [it doesn't matter what it does by design], but as a side effect it sends every URL you visited to DuckDuckGo's servers. That is the single worst thing they could do as a "privacy" focused web browser.

When this was pointed out to them, they doubled down. For a year. It took an HN front page (in the comments section they doubled down *again*) and 10 hours of arguing with them before the CEO stepped in and agreed to remove the feature.

Many thanks to Peter N. Ruben and Sripriya Sarathy at the International Professors Project for interviewing me about current issues on , , and .

hello my name is Jessica and i need a job.

i have a PhD in Computer Science specializing in Machine Learning and Computer Vision, but at this point i would take nearly any programming work.

i have experience numerous languages, operating systems, frameworks, and toolkits.

i am also an autistic transgender lesbian so any work i take has to be accommodating.

i'm currently living in east coast USA but willing to relocate nearly anywhere.

résumé available on request, thank you ✨

Let's say I had a friend who fucked off in school and now understands fundamental concepts in mathematics less intricately than he would like to. Would you lovely folks have any recommendations for resources that may help this friend of mine? Asking for a friend. Friend of a friend, even.

asking for FOSS help, boost pls 

Attending a Protest

Protecting your electronic devices and digital assets before, during, and after a protest is vital to keeping yourself and your information safe, as well as getting your message out. Theft, damage, confiscation, or forced deletion of media can disrupt your ability to publish your experiences. At the same time, those engaging in protest may be subject to search or arrest, or have their movements and associations mapped.


πŸŽ‰ Time to update: Tor Browser 9.5 is out now.

This Tor Browser release is focused on helping you understand and use onion services.

Trump was referring to his base when he said he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose voters.

It's no surprise the same deplorable people are just as happy to see cops do it for him while he hides in a bunker.

pro tip: whenever you set up a storage device for linux, always, always, *always* encrypt the data partition. even if you don't want to have to enter a passphrase to access the device -- in that case, just set it up with a cleartext keyfile. that way, turning on access protection if you later decide you need it becomes trivial, and you don't have to completely redo your filesystem setup, you just have to encrypt the keyfile and you're done. (handy in an emergency when you don't have five hours to spare!) or if you urgently need to erase a device, then all you have to do is shred the keyfile and everything on the volume is instantaneously securely erased

cleartext data partitions are a thing of the past, there's very little reason to use them anymore and very important reasons not to

You know #Peertube ?

Framasoft needs your help to finance the next roadmap milestones :

🚩 Global search through whole #Fediverse instances
🚩 Moderation useful tools
🚩 Plugins & playlists
🚩 Live streaming in peer 2 peer mode !

This free software would become a wonderful Youtube full alternative !

But since "Don't be evil" has clearly long since gone the way of the dodo, it only highlights the importance of decentralised social media networks like PeerTube and Mastodon.

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