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@angristan @KindlyFire Pointing the official Nextcloud Android app at cloud.maly.io gives "SSL initialization failed", apparently due to github.com/nextcloud/android/i

@KindlyFire Have you a favorite Nextcloud client for Android? The official is bugging out on properly modern SSL :(

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Oh come on, i a tech-savvy group of people talking about cybersecurity, can we *PLEASE* stop using the words "hack", "hacked", and "hacker" to mean "compromise", "broken-into", "cybercriminal"?

It conflates government-paid professional malicious actors with a kid in a basement somewhere building a digital clock. Doesn't seem fair to the kid.

Pretty please?


@craigmaloney @dredmorbius Agreed. I don't think that, as an industry, though we've come up with reliable ways to do it better.

I have my own things, but it's heavy on behavioral cuing (i.e. how people experienced in certain areas of tech, or who approach problems certain ways frame them in conversation, how comfortable they seem with various subjects, how they describe their past work vs what it actually looks like, etc.) and that's f--ing hard to teach, plus it misses things.

* Tech hiring is hard. Competence is hard to identify/measure and there's not enough to go around. Sometimes you try someone out for a few months to see what happens.

* Few tech companies provide decent management selection/training, so manager quality is hit or miss.

* Few provide decent professional development and advancement support, often the best way to move up is to move out.

@chen I can't handle the carbs, but we're definitely on top of the eggs and bacon part here.

wired.com/2017/08/robots-will- is an unusually well-thought-out piece from James Surowiecki about why the robots aren't replacing us just yet.

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"It's hard to be religious when certain people
are never incinerated by bolts of lightning."
[Calvin, "Calvin and Hobes" strip by Bill Waterson]

Today I'm doing an experiment. I'm pointing out to people when they are engaged in behavior so crass and childish that I am unfollowing them. I have many people in my feed whose opinions I disagree with: this is an interesting learning exercise.

I'm done with toxic, childish people, of any ideology, who resort to name-calling, dominance games, or who denounce and insult people who probably love them and aren't here to defend themselves. I'm done with nominally-adult people having tantrums.

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The problem with intolerance of intolerance is that it tends to expand into intolerance of tolerance.

@deadsuperhero Regardless of how you feel about her opinion on the matter, publicly denouncing your mother in this way is crass and even cruel.

You're not six years old. There's such a thing as having some restraint and being a kind, responsible person.

Unfollowing until you grow up some.

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reminder that empathy only leads to compassion for members of your tribe; it leads to schadenfreude for members of other tribes

@shel That's it, I'm founding the Chocolate Party. Nobody in politics wants to use brown anyway.

@ekaitz_zarraga I am! He's been working so hard with them this summer, despite the whole delayed gratification thing (harvest this first year will be small or none, the payoff starts next year).

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@HedgeMage Tell your kid he's fucking great. The not-having-to-replant thing really speaks to the lazy bum in me and i'd hate to see bees go extinct…

PSA from my awesome teenager, to anyone getting ready for fall planting in the US or Europe right now: early-blooming bulb flowers help multiply and split off new hives. Read more at bloomingtonbees.com/2017/08/13

@Elizafox I don't know...I still see that as better than the size-able chunk of the population who still think obviously non-private things are private.

@Elizafox I don't think that has to mean that no one cares about privacy.

I wouldn't put something I care about keeping private on Mastadon. It's just not a secure enough service. I keep private things elsewhere.

This is called risk-based security.