So a while ago a bought a Commodore Colt on eBay. Today I get another package from the seller with more stuff he found. He wanted it to be together because it belonged to his late dad. 😢

Never forget: most of us have been poisoned by a toxic educational system that teaches us systematically that failing at a task or not knowing a correct answer is shameful.

There is no inherent shame in failure, in not knowing, or in being wrong, and we shouldn't actively shame others for it.

Get back up, learn something new, and try again.

Check out Vimville. It's not far from the shell station.

Attackers Take Over 50 Million Accounts in Facebook Breach

Attackers exploited vulnerabilities in Facebook’s code to gain access to at least 50 million Facebook user accounts. Those accounts could have been used for information gathering campaigns, as attackers had full access to the user’s profile, friends list, and usage history.

Attackers Take Over 50 Million Accounts in Facebook Breach duo.com/decipher/attackers-tak

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In the browser, the mighty browser, the runtime sleeps tonight

I had an 11-year old, verified account with over 30,000 followers, I’ve been to the Twitter offices twice, once when they were a 30-people company for a meeting with Ev Williams.

I pulled the plug.

medium.com/@thomasfuchs/good-r

At this point, I’m pretty sure that the tech industry uses “engagement” as a euphemism for “addiction.”

A company that sells surveillance software to parents and employers left “terabytes of data” including photos, audio recordings, text messages and web history, exposed in a poorly-protected Amazon S3 bucket.

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

Forrest Gump is Ready Player One for baby boomers. send that toot baby

Are there mechanisms in mastodon to prevent spamming? I’m just curious - if I were to setup 100 fake accounts across different federated servers, and then boost content with them, wouldn’t it still increase visibility? I just worry, that as it gains adoption, it is going to get murky. No criticism here, just curious - absolutely love the platform.

Are there mechanisms in mastodon to prevent spamming? I’m just curious - if I were to setup 100 fake accounts across different federated servers, and then boost content with them, wouldn’t it still increase visibility? I just worry, that as it gains adoption, it is going to get murky. No criticism here, just curious - absolutely love the platform.

Facebook users demand their Cambridge Analytica data, as 'dirty data' firm dies in bankruptcy boingboing.net/2018/08/22/camb

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