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I have been very busy recently with life and stuff. Next week, I'm getting back to Bitcoin by doing a presentation about Schnorr / Taproot using the material from the recent code review (thanks @waxwing for taking so much time to explain some of this stuff to me)

I don't know why, but for some reason I keep typing 'propertoes' instead of 'properties' in my code today.

Maybe developed a subcontious fetish?

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Make no mistake. This is Google making life harder for their competitors in the tracking- and ad space.

RT @[email protected]

Get ready for a new model for Cookie security


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RT @[email protected]

So... Google announced they're phasing out 3rd party cookie from Chrome within 2 years completely.

While this looks like caring about users' privacy - MAKE NO MISTAKE: this is Google making life harder for their competitors in the tech ad space


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**'Netflix sluist via Nederland honderden miljoenen weg om belasting te ontwijken'**

"Netflix wordt beschuldigd van belastingontwijking via ons land. Volgens de Britse denktank Taxwatch sluist de streamingdienst via Nederland, waar het Europese hoofdkwartier van Netflix ligt, door naar andere landen met lage belastingen.
Het gaat om het abonneegeld van klanten buiten de Verenigde Staten. "Dat geld wordt…"

#nieuws #bot

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Jawel, dit weekend is het dan ein-de-lijk zo ver! De eerste bijeenkomst van de NLLGG van dit decennium. Voor iedereen die #Linux en #VrijeSoftware / #OpenSource gebruikt of wil gebruiken. Vanaf 10:00 kan je bij ons terecht aan de Tamboersdijk 9 in Utrecht.

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Hot tip for anyone who likes to edit #OpenStreetMap:

The next version of the web based editor used on is so much better than the current version.

You can use it by clicking this link:

Also: You can help relief efforts in disaster stricken areas by mapping unmaped areas in those places. See

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How the Liberal Left created the Conservative Right and extremism in the fediverse:

As someone who cares greatly about equality, and recognizes minorities and underprivileged groups deal with some unique and difficult struggles I realize the title to this post would seem a bit inflammatory. But that is not my intention, my intention is to address a very real problem.

As anyone on the fediverse knows there are generally two major groups of instances. Those that wont ban anything of any kind, no rules it's the wild west (red instances). Then there are those that ban anyone who shares any opinion that disagrees with their politics, even if you criticise both the left and the right in the same breath you will likely quickly find the instance or yourself banned.

However the unfortunate consequence of this pattern of behavior is to promote ever increasing support for red instances and to drive grey instances (instances that take a middle ground) into being red instances. Should be obvious why...

You basically have a spectrum of behavior with red on one side and blue on the other. With everyone crammed into the 0.1% of either end of this spectrum that means most new instances will start off, most likely, somewhere in the grey area, even if their just marginally shy of being red or blue in its full extreme.

The experience for an admin of such an instance is to quickly be overwhelmed with people from blue instances blocking and banning for things like criticising a democratic politician or something rather minor. By the end of the first few months a blue/left leaning instance will quickly find itself on dozens of suspend or ban instances as a result and find they only have a voice among the 99% red instances and the 1% grey instances out there.

Since this means they naturally wont have a voice among blue instances, and most people are on social media because they want to be social, this means their only incentive is to appeal to red instances (since that's where all their boosts and likes come from). Along with building animosity for how blue instances treat them and with the acceptance of red instances you will find all the incentive for the instances to move to be an extremist red instance with extremist no-rule policies quickly develop.

As such we see exactly what we are seeing now on the fediverse, an ever increasing number of red instances very quickly overwhelming and overtaking the blue instances.

Of course this is made worse by the fact that those ont he blue instances can only see other blue instances. so they will be under the mistaken impression that the red instances don't exist and that the blue instances are thriving and growing and dominating over the red instances. This ignorance just ensures the red instances grow unchecked and unchallenged.

As someone who's personal policy is anti-extremism, and with this pattern being one that generates extremism it is very VERY concerning to me.

#mastodon #fediverse #uspol #extremism #mastoadmin

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If you want well-formatted, public domain e-books, is the place to go.

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POLL, please comment if you have an opinon: is being spammed by users using one-time/disposable email services and TOR connections. These spam projects with thousands of bogus issue comments, cause pain for project owners, and spam their notification email inbox. Also, Codeberg's SMTP reputation is harmed.

We consider disabling access via TOR and one-time email providers to maintain smooth operation for all users.

What do you think? Is there a better approach?
Please have your say.

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