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Funny enough this is very clear about what my dumb Russian in Netherlands living friend once thought/joked about. She was joking how she could do GDPR requests because she lives in Netherlands while my Swiss girlfriend couldn't because she doesn't live in EU. She didn't get when I laughed directly into her face. Something about stricter privacy laws in Switzerland forever...

TIL, Clearview optout (only available when in a GDPR area or California...) requires you to upload a picture... Something tells me you end up in a dataset labeled as "Doesn't want to be found with this tech".... This is just bad

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source code (sh) 

POST="friendly reminder that a bot for pretty much any federated service with a REST API can be a shell script that fits in less than one post"
curl -H "Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d "{\"status\":\"$POST\"}" $URL/api/v1/statuses

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Do note that in no way or form I think it's ok that personal data is being 'stolen' and sold to third parties without said people knowing. I just thought it was a surprisingly accurate comparison

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Had an interesting thought last night. Several years ago you constantly heard big companies claiming piracy was theft, while the pirates kept claiming it wasn't because they were creating copies. Yet now that a lot of these big companies are stealing our personal data, are they really stealing it? I mean, they're creating copies πŸ€”

Lamps in video games are using real electricity πŸ™€

Odd request, but does somebody perhaps have a suggestion for a Dutch -> German course? Been doing English -> German for about a year through Duolingo but especially with word order converting from English to Dutch to then German in my head quickly get's confusing.
Babbel is not an option as they don't offer course from Dutch sadly πŸ˜…

Always fun when your prometheus data folder is over 80GB and is starting to cause issues. After you investigate it turns out that the majority of it are folders ending in `.tmp`. To no surprise I could delete them safely, now only have 512MB-ish left and there doesn't seem to be any relevant data lost.. so when this lady started talking I had a more "This really sounds like Dutch" feeling than usual with Swiss German. To no surprise she turns out to be Dutch πŸ˜‚ probably a good example to what I've been saying for quite a while, Swiss German sounds a lot like Dutch

I swear, everytime I think I hear people talking Dutch.. I go a bit closer and try to actually listen what they're saying. Oh never mind, it's Swiss German πŸ˜‚

Me writing German "I forgot this one word, let's look it up online." "Of course it's written the same as in Dutch πŸ™„ "

Funny enough said script only had support for a single bank as their customers were all on this one bank. Although it was easy to customize and extend of course.

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Sure they never got a lot of users (it was just a 2 man company), but I still think the idea was really cool and supportive for the local community. Sadly the company is gone and the market is mostly gone anyway as most elderly people are just using tablets nowadays (with their own problems of course)

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Looking at some old school documents from about 10 years ago while updating my resume. At a company I did an internship where they had a customized ubuntu on their own lightweight machines, slightly modified for elderly people. I had totally forgotten one of my ways of improving their security was killing teamviewer (which was installed by default as we provided remote service) when a banking page was opened. A scam I often hear about in the dutch news nowadays πŸ€”

Hue neat, generally when I need a json formatter I just quickly look for "online json formatter" in duckduckgo. Now it just gave me one as a first result within the page itself.

windows server is like german humor, it does exist, but it isn't fun

Ranting on Ingress, Android, "SafetyNet", and "root/superuser is for hackers" mindset 

So, I've been playing #Ingress for a long time, getting to level 3 or higher by Year Two. I've never cheated.

For years, Ingress classic didn't care if you rooted your phone. As long as you weren't GPS spoofing, it was fine.

Now, Ingress Prime uses #Niantic 's anti-cheat for PokΓ©mon Go/etc, going beyond #Google 's patronizingly-named #SafetyNet, scanning for files vaguely related to rooting, even when you deny it Storage access (it's possible for apps to check if a specific file/path exists even if it can't open the file).

I #root my phone to cap battery charging and to pause charging when it gets warm (not hot). I shouldn't be treated like a cheater for expressing an interest in having ownership of my #Android device.

In this case? I had…

I renamed it to…

And all is fine so far. πŸ’’

Lesson: Don't penalize ownership, and don't try to verify higher-privilege systems (operating system) from lower-privilege systems (apps).

(For those unfamiliar, Magisk is a popular, open-source rooting/system overlay app. However, the existence of that file has no bearing on Magisk working; you can delete it after installing Magisk and you can create it without root.)

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