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RT @eff: Facebook just doxxed a half-billion people: don’t let it use their plight to justify making it harder to leave Facebook! https://t…

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The day has arrived. I can finally present you all my new project.
Inspired by NewPipe, Nitter, Invidious or Bibliogram, here comes Lingva, an alternative Front-end for Google Translate.

github.com/TheDavidDelta/lingv

It's a completely Free and Open Source project, so you can host your own instance. The directions are on the project's README.
You can also make any kind of contribution. Feel free to Pull Request.

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Please help... Alternativeto.net is stumped! Seems no alternative to advent.com/

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Lol, someone set up

istheshipstillstuck.com

to answer all your "Is the ship still stuck?" needs.

[Investor sees, to his great horror, a giant stock bubble floating in the air]

Investor:
Barnacles! What could be worse than a giant stock bubble?!

JPOW:
Oh, I know!
Investor:
Don't!

[The two bubbles merge together to form one colossal bubble]

Investor:
JPOW?

JPOW:
Yeah, Investor?

Investor:
I don't think this bubble can get much bigger!

JPOW:
Nonsense! [starts blowing up the bubble even more with a bicycle pump]

youtube.com/watch?v=mHnoQ_vfWJ

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A practical and sane beginner's guide to NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and their risks

We're hearing the acronym NFT tossed around a lot on the media lately, and they are actually nothing new. But this short video does a good job of just explaining what they are, why a plain cryptocurrency is not used, and some of the risks involved.
It also serves as a good example of another use for blockchain in the digital world to establish ownership and trade. As more and more banks are also looking at the use of blockchain, it is good to just keep abreast of what it is all about. Just remember the big thing is blockchain as a technology, and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum are merely one type of use of blockchain. Don't think that blockchain and cryptocurrency is the same thing.
A parting thought is just that many owned Bitcoin from years ago, now worth a fortune, and they have either lost the hard drive or lost the password, making them very unhappy people... squeet.me/objects/962c3e10810e

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"Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it."
Andrew Young
(03/12/1932 – )
US mayor (Atlanta)

How do you balance a myriad unrealistic expectations? Any for that?

When ETF's cry. arkk from 155 to 110 in a few weeks.

Does anyone use a program or service that receives text messages and forwards to a messenger like signal and also handles responses?

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Dear Mastodon, we're ~60 followers away from 12K! Can you help us get there?

Help by spreading the word that:

🔵 Privacy is a human right.

🔵 Tracking & surveillance are widespread on the internet.

🔵 Tor is a nonprofit that can help you take back your privacy online.

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Dozens of Huawei and Honor devices with Kirin processors can now be bootloader unlocked which can allow custom ROMs and kernels to be installed

Defeating Huawei’s draconian security measures wasn’t an easy task, but a developer named Andrey Smirnoff actually managed to decipher the bootloader unlock code generation algorithm for devices that are based on HiSilicon Kirin 960/659/655 chipsets. Apart from that, what makes PotatoNV possible is a low-level bootloader flashing method discovered by XDA Senior Member hackintosh5. The tool, which makes use of the VCOM_DOWNLOAD mode, requires users to open up the target device and access the test points on the motherboard.
With the release of PotatoNV, owners of the aforementioned Huawei and Honor devices are finally able to flash all the custom ROMs and kernels they desire. So this can mean being able to replace the Huawei software with a custom ROM like LineageOS or others, where you can optionally install the Google apps if you wanted to. Point is Huawei still gets to sell their hardware device so there is no loss to them, it just opens up additional options for users. squeet.me/objects/962c3e1063b7

Are there any projects for swimming pool equipment control systems?

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For years, we've watched with increasing horror as @HP pioneered new dystopian ways of abusing tech users. One bright spot: this inspired @planetmoney's outstanding reportage on the infosec, consumer rights and human costs of the scam.
npr.org/2021/02/17/968704526/w

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Do you have recommendation for a non Amazon #EReader which support a custom firmware.

I want something why a resolution high enough to read manga
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