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"Everybody who is 'pro free speech' is not pro ALL speech. What they're pro is the speech that THEY wish to use that might hurt or offend other people." -- Trevor Noah

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Hello Fediverse,

I’m a 50+ year old junior developer. Junior because I just recently switched to work as a programmer. While during the eighties I had a lot of fun with the popular home computers and during the 2000s I made a living out of operating a bunch of Linux- and *BSD-Servers for several clients, now I’m a newbie again. In the time between I did a lot of other things, including studying philosophy and being a taxi driver for several years. :)

Topics I’m interested in are free software, privacy, digital self-defense and autonomy, civil rights, ecology, cycling and being in nature and of course about live, social living, public transport, urban gardening, … PLUS just shitposting.

I write about those topics with people on the internet since I discovered my love for computer networks around ‘97 when I stumbled upon Slackware Linux, IRC, mailing lists and the Usenet. As the Usenet slowly faded away and finally died, I tried to use a lot of other platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Mastodon, Twitter again.

I think Friendica might be the one I was looking for. Federated infrastructure, you’re able to host your own instance, you can write sort of blog posts and are able to discuss topics without being limited to two-hundred-something characters, nice and clean UI and the best: community driven without being spied on for the benefit of the advertisement industry.

I’m going to post mostly in german and sometimes in english too. And sometimes I’ll be going to translate a german article to english later on.

Have a lot of fun!

#introduction #vorstellung
*wave*

Wasn't "have a lot of fun" the slogan for SuSE Linux back in the old days? And yes, I am showing my age. 😁
Exactly. And as far as I remember it still is (I don't have a recent openSUSE to check).

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Sind Schmetterlinge eigentlich Geflügel?

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Olaf Scholz, kurz bevor er sich auf eine Straße klebt, um die Lieferung von Kampfpanzern an die Ukraine zu verhindern.
#Scholz handelt klug!
Übergroße Mehrheit der 18 -30jähr. lehnt #leopard -Lieferungen ab. #deutschlandtrend .

Bei 65jähr. + ist Mehrheit dafür. Deine Wählerklientel offenbar. Wie sich die Zeiten ändern...

#Grüne waren Friedens- und Ökologiebewegung.

Davon ist wenig geblieben. #gruenen sind von Kriegsgeilheit, #Kriegstreiber, faulen Abmachungen in der Energiepolitik #Lützerath dominiert.

Ich gehe mal davon aus, dass den Verantwortlichen das Handwerk gelegt wird.
🤣🤣🤣

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Taken with an iPhone out the car window by Christina Cronin.
#NorthernLights
A shot of beautiful bright green with some yellows and dark greens Northern Lights in Alaska

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#sigh still never seen northern lights live 🙁 #beautiful
@deborahh It's an experience you won't forget! I hope you do get to see them.
@TOiLand Northern Lights taken from the ground in ALaska.


Ok, DAS entbehrt wirklich nicht einer gewissen Komik. Erinnert stark an die Römer bei Asterix. Warum machen die sich so zum Affen? 😂


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Allen, die jetzt schon wieder den #Grünen den Rücken kehren wollen: Man rettet die Welt nicht mit Sitzblockaden. Vielleicht aber mit langer, harter Arbeit in demokratisch gewählten Parlamenten.

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Die #Grünen haben ihr Versprechen nicht gehalten. Mit den Konsequenzen müssen sie jetzt leben. Meine Stimme haben sie verloren, denn sie sprechen nicht mehr für mich und meine Werte. Sie sind zu einer CDU für Menschen mit schlechtem ökologischen Gewissen verkommen und damit praktisch #unwählbar.
@byteborg Denk bitte noch mal drüber nach. Wahl muß. Und wer kann es denn besser?


Genau hier habe ich gefühlt die Hälfte meiner Kindheit verbracht. Mit dem Bauen von Staudämmen, Graben von unterirdischen Gängen und anderem Unsinn. 😀
I think we all did that! 😀
das sieht echt nach einem super „Spielplatz“ Spot für Kinder aus. Das erinnert mich stark an die Zeiten von dem Wald und alten Militärstützpunkt der Russen, auf dem wir alles Mögliche an bauten hin gezimmert haben. War echt schön.

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I was recalling that I'd seen someone online call foxes "cat software running on dog hardware," which led us to look at our own pets, and we decided that guinea pigs are lion software running on potato hardware.

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The best thing I've ever done as an IT professional is install adblockers for elderly and non-computer-literate clients. Everyone should use them. It's not even just an aesthetics thing, it's an "ads are responsible for serving tons of malicious scripts that trick people into calling numbers or clicking links that lead to scammy shit" thing.

Fuck ads.

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Yes! I remember the happiness of my hairdresser when I got him an adblocker running and he could listen to music without ads interrupting while he worked.
@pitbuster it's amazing how this one little thing improves everything so much

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Aus gegebenem Anlaß möchte ich nochmal dran erinnern:

https://youtu.be/YqzX0Cz_jEs

😁

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Immerhin werden die Radler hier schon von zwei Barken geschützt auf die Fahrbahn geführt. Meine Stadt ist da noch ein/zwei Level niedriger. Da steht dann nur ein Radweg Ende Schild.

Aber ja hier hätte zumindest eine gestrichelte gelbe Linie weitergeführt werden sollen und die linke Barke hätte noch weiter links stehen sollen damit die Radler nicht nur auf die Fahrbahn kommen sondern die Autos auch schon mal Abstand haben (aber dafür muss auch Platz sein)
Vor dem LKW ist sicherer als neben ihm. Klingt komisch, ist aber so.


Now listening:
https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/Y3JpZDovL3dkci5kZS9CZWl0cmFnLTQ1NWE1NTk2LTBmODYtNGQwYy05M2E3LTg5ZGI5ODQ0YjhiYw

Schnauze voll von Friendica? 😉
Nö, #Tusky funktioniert auch mit Friendica ganz gut. Jedenfall die Bascis wie tröten, kommentieren, alles lessen, liken, boosten, etc.

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PSA because I seem to have become a magnet for this. I'm not interested in reading what #ChatGPT has to say --- not when people are impressed by it and not when people have shown how inaccurate it is. I don't see why it would be a good use of my time to spend it reading things that represent no one's ideas.

The one exception: documentation of just how toxic and hateful it can be are useful, because some want to pretend it isn't.

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Maybe this is an edge case or just another annoying message (sorry if so). I was kind of aghast when it coined a new pop psychology term ("sober snobbery" - #ChatGPT's quotation marks, not mine), defined the term, and went on to describe how sober snobs are a threat to alcohol recovery culture. AFAIK, no such term has ever been used in this context (per Google). It seems fairly toxic and pejorative to me as someone who researchers alcohol recovery and is also part of that culture.
impressive AND inaccurate? holy shit, we have our first AI politician!


So it seems that it's not possible to turn off cell broadcasts with recent android phones. Although I switched all types of messages off, I did receive the test warning today.

As far as I know the alert today was sent with the highest level, which indeed can't be turned off (atleast not with the UI)
Because you cannot suppress all levels of cell broadcasting, and this test message had the highest level.
As far as I understand it.

Union und SPD sorgten für schlimmen Datenfrevel und die Ampel macht weiter damit.

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The German word "Absätze" can mean
- sales
- heels
The German word "Wirtschaft" means
- pub
- economy

So, someone saying "Hohe Absätze sorgen für gute Laune in der Wirtschaft" either means that high sales figures lift the markets' mood - or he is a sexist barfly.

Enjoy our language!

#TheGermanWord
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Content warning: USENET und Tiernetze

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