Fuck this marketing bullshit.
Fuck Silicon Valley.
Fuck the startup culture.
Fuck capitalism.
Have a good day! :)

Gab; Nazis; blocking people 

Fair warning: if you're going to tell me I should let the nazis in and debate them to defeat them, my first instinct will be that you are also a nazi...because that is and has always been their first step. And I'm not afraid or ashamed to block anyone I think might be a nazi, because guess what: me choosing to ignore you isn't 'censorship'; you are not entitled to my time or my ears.

Don't 👏 Platform 👏 And Debate 👏 Nazis

Dear IT-humans: Please do yourselves a favour and create security@ as an email address on all of your domains which is actually routed and read by someone with knowledge about your IT!
That way you make it easy for people who accidentally stumble upon security issues with your infrastructure to actually report them to you.

The sheer fact of having and reading security@ (as mandated by RFC 2142) will help improving your IT security.


no gods no masters no certificate authorities

twitter, nazis, Mastodon discourse 

xkcd’s take on free speech can’t be posted often enough, especially with regards to the hordes of man children, nazis and bigots on borblesite demanding for their instances to be “recognized” or listed officially..

Guess what? It’s not going to happen, because the community is showing you the virtual door.. 👋🖕

Like think about the kind of web we could self-host without having to pay for web hosting providers to rent tiny slices of computing time. Pretty much every home machine is way overpowered for web hosting, and you can buy dedicated hardware for hosting for just a few dollars now. ISPs are Soo hostile to this, though: data caps, double nat'ing, refusing to roll out ipv6, charging ridiculous amounts for static ips... All of it is just a disaster when you think about what the internet could be.

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It's really frustrating how much we could self-host the internet but can't because consumer ISP service is intentionally broken

the fediverse reminds me a lot of how things used to be in the '90s a.k.a. the golden age of computing

back when we all had our own dorky fuckin websites on tripod or angelfire or geocities, all unique, all human

back before the internet was taken over by soulless monolithic corporations bent on forcing spy cameras into their users' every orifice

back before advertisers had built themselves a surveillance empire to dwarf the NSA's

back when we were all genuine and sincere and *ourselves.* even if we were total fuckin dorks

all of a sudden these little grassroots social spaces are popping up, with unique and quirky domains, full of people who aren't such cowards that they spend their lives hiding behind a curtain of ironic detachment. it's like the experimental chaos of the '90s but tempered by experience and improved by new technology

there's a reason IRC and pleroma are the only ways i actually *like* interacting with ppl online

So my goal for the year was Derbycon but it's having it's last year. I would hate to get attached now. Fortunately, I got DEFCON!

Not too shabby.

Infosec Exchange

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