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RT @nktgill
Sharing this beauty again because more people should read it. It’s beautiful.

Useless use of dd:

Learning something new. I always thought dd was doing something special when writing to disks. Good to know.

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I am glad I am patient. Just 300+ hours to go until xcode finishes downloading...

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Yesterday's stats: 3,007 alive Mastodon servers, 3,116,319 registered Mastodon users, 478,046 active Mastodon users

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@tony @dcid it does when not using major exchanges. The extra fees for non-KYC purchases are worth every penny and I heard it stated, and it makes sense to me at least, that the real price of any are what non-KYC charge. The KYC exchanges sell at a 'discount' in order to collect all the extra data they get in the process

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“Yet the exchange noted that in the event it ever declared bankruptcy, “the crypto assets we hold in custody on behalf of our customers could be subject to bankruptcy proceedings.”

How does anyone keep any of their assets in @coinbase moving forward?

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@dcid the whole thing is insane..

Wasn’t crypto supposed to provide security against this very thing?

Coinbase said in its earnings report that it holds $256 billion in both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies on behalf of its customers. Yet the exchange noted that in the event it ever declared bankruptcy, “the crypto assets we hold in custody on behalf of our customers could be subject to bankruptcy proceedings.” Users would become “general unsecured creditors,” meaning they have no right to claim any specific property from the exchange in proceedings. Their funds would become inaccessible.

Attackers are abusing the Certificate Transparency (CT) system to compromise new WordPress sites in the typically brief window of time before the content management system (CMS) has been configured and therefore secured.

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One of the most important feature requests we've heard from you is "WHERE THE HECK IS MY #THUNDERBIRD MOBILE APP?"

Here's a straight answer:

YES, we're excited to announce that an Android version of Thunderbird is coming!

We'll have more details to share with you in a few weeks. We'll talk to you about it here, and over on our blog at

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Important point made here:

While moving to renewable energy is critical, we can't forget that renewable energy generation requires the use of specific valuable minerals, the mining of which has its own environmental and social issues. Recycling is good, but still not perfect (recycling plants can leak toxins into their surrounding areas). To reduce the *need* for mining and recycling, we need to use less energy. Not on an individual, "turn off the light when you leave the room!!" level, either, but on a society-wide level.

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Clean up the web!

A reminder that you, as a developer, can make a difference on the Web simply by choosing not to perpetuate people farming on your own sites and apps.

#web #dev #ethics

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can't stop watching these guys who run around tokyo like they're in a video game


"Many homeowners were surprised in 2006 when real state prices stopped going up. Lots of people borrowed money with the assumption that what goes up must keep going up.. "

Humans like to see patterns in what is really just randomness.

That's from the naked economics book (2010).

Somehow it seems like 2008 was forgotten by people buying overpriced real state in the US lately.

How are other Mastodon admins dealing with the system cache?

Even after running media remove, preview_cards remove and remove-orphans, cache is still pretty big:

~/live/public/system/cache$ du -h --max-depth=2
8.2G ./accounts/avatars
27G ./accounts/headers
35G ./accounts
39G ./media_attachments/files
39G ./media_attachments
3.0G ./custom_emojis/images
3.0G ./custom_emojis
31G ./preview_cards/images
31G ./preview_cards
107G .

Image cache was growing faster than we were clearing it up.

Sorry for the downtime here.

Any other instance admins running into issues with the image cache size?

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