@coy on a personal note im not good at all with any kind of confrontation, it takes a lot for me to do this but I care so much about it im willing to reach out to strangers to try and help add in things that I know that maybe they don't. I just hope it gets taken better but I have no way to control that apart from being as simple and clear as possible.

@coy on Firefox now and I could mention also how its a security nightmare and the fact its being used for Tor is insane. Its a massive, massive shame they cant decide on being a good competitor or a privacy focused browser because they accomplish neither and are diving headfirst into failure.

@coy I've noticed you add in facts at the end of some of your posts that have nothing to do with whats being said. I completely agree with the last paragraph and im not complaining you've included it as you clearly care about it. I just really want these issues that I care about so much, privacy and security, to be understood on my "side" so that its easier to win people over with ACTUAL things that are affecting THEM specifically. This is not one of them unfortunately.

@coy im insulting your intelligence because hearing (or seeing) very opinionated talk no matter the intent when there's a misunderstanding of whats gone wrong is very frustrating and im sure you've seen it too in your lifetime. I will say it again, they know what they're doing and this one single point is not an issue for reasons I've already said. Seeing heated talk on how its something that professionals have completely missed, both inside and out Google, is frankly absurd.

@finlaydag33k I was always fully aware that malicious actors were the point being raised and I've never given any indication that I misunderstood that

@finlaydag33k passwords can be cracked even though it would take 100 years, lets get rid of passwords

Their service is not made for you, its made for the mass amounts of people who like to share things and they get to benefit off using it for advertising and using it to train for ML

@coy @finlaydag33k @ggnoredo@social.linux.pizza @pedro you are not smarter than Google engineers, there's plenty of battles to easily win on privacy and this is not one of them. If you think those URLs are being scraped then you do not know enough about what you're talking about to comment. I'm really disheartened from trying to make points on and challenge people on here because it just falls on death ears. My points are ignored.

I hate Eurovision yet cant look away

@ggnoredo@social.linux.pizza @finlaydag33k @pedro @coy this is not an issue at all, most of the big sites do this to make sharing easier. The URLs are public but the length of the string acts as a sort of password. Calculate how many different combinations you can have with those characters and I assure you it would be a number too big to do anything with. Theres a reason why this discovery isnt big news that everybody knows

Its 4am, I guess Eurovision excitement has kept me up

I cant explain how much I've grown to detest behaviour like this, I've seen it more in games but it's spread to every medium in ""geeky"" ""pop culture"". It's a fundamental misunderstanding of what art they're consuming and only hurts the people who work hard to make it.


@Main_Tomato idk if this is the best way to do it but can you make a quick systemd service for it

@derle @switchingsocial@mastodon.at you don't have to use Play Services with signal since over a year I think but me and a few other people are having a bug that makes it use a silly amount of battery life without Play Services as it stays awake more than it should. I have to manually kill it everytime im done with it. Details are here, fix is in testing github.com/signalapp/Signal-An

Im taking an hour long train to vote next week since im away from home, will probably at least have a day out in Manchester or something so I don't have back to back trips

I also saw a brexit party leaflet on the table of a family member the other day, my heart sank


#EU citizens! Please remember that elections for the European Parliament are being held on:

🗳️ May 23 (NL, UK)
🗳️ May 24 (IE, CZ)
🗳️ May 25 (LV, MT, SK, CZ)
🗳️ May 26 (all other countries)

Make sure you can vote on that day please! Thank you 💙 🇪🇺 💙

I actually learnt and understood a lot from the talk despite really not knowing much about IoT. Ive still got to work on talking to people though even with free beer but because I don't know much about the subject felt its better to get home early this time

@wizard as it turns out im going to an IoT event now with free beer and pizza so the pizza dream is real after all

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