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“You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in”. – Eliezer Yudkowsky

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question for other mastodon admins 

m.t has gotten a lot of new registrations today, from the same IP address. About 100. Anyone else seeing these?

Had a walk outside. Made sure to go where I could keep safe distance (not an issue at all where I am).

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Reminder that the Seattle-based, anarchist, tech collective, Riseup, has a free VPN. It's powered by user donations and can help if your ISP is blocking sites.


Switzerland-based ProtonVPN is another reputable choice for bypassing ISP censorship. Its free plan is subsidized by their paid plans.


But if you're looking for strong anonymity and privacy, use Tor!



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Instance block recommendation 

If you value your safety and wish to keep this place a safe spot for anyone to talk, please block or defederate

The mentioned instance is mainly Italian-speaking, but considered its code of conduct follows a very shady definition of "free speech", it nurtures xenophobic, anti-semitic contents (e.g. Kalergi Plan). It doesn't act any censorship, much like with Gab and other "free speech" instances, therefore giving free reign on harassment and targeted mobbing.

People actively speaking and currently joining the instance have widely been reported of promoting homophobic, anti-choice, far-right, conservative, and pseudoscientific content. People supportive of it are rejects from Facebook, some of them having already faced cancellation because of the aforementioned content.

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Distributed networks are the future.

The silos are anathema to our goals.

Your data is not theirs to own.

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Hey there, I'm Jess!

I'm mainly a traditional artist who dabbles in digital art. I love watercolour and coloured pencils but I'll use pretty much any art supply because new things are fun.

I also dabble in comic art and hope to get back to it properly someday!

While not arting I mostly play video games. You'll see a lot of ESO fanart here because it's my main MMO!

@olry hi!
I follow you via

Embed looks fine to me on mobile . :)

And I do agree that the internet is getting better.

My art isn't very creative. I feel like I just re-draw the same stuff over and over (girls, basically).
I mostly draw to relax and de-stress, so it is usually OK, but sometimes I think it would be good to evolve.

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RT from ubuntushop (@ubuntushopbe)

As beautiful as it gets: Manjaro Cinnamon Edition
With our free privacy addons.
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Original tweet :

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I have been working hard and doing little else, but here is something I don't completely hate.

Reunited with my personal source of anti-sadness since I was a teen.
Reading this feels like going back home, to a place that is warm, safe and welcoming.

New month: bring it on! May 01, 2020 at 12:15AM

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