A proposal in Australia would undermine the security of us all by requiring everyone who’s ever written an app or hosted a Web site to secretly comply with surveillance orders. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/australia-proposed-surveillance-law source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/1034499371230883840
A student is here. Are they my student? I have no idea.
Also fantastic: my work schedule for the rest of the week, in general, still isn't out
It's great how it's four minutes till my shift and the schedule that will tell me who the heck my student is still isn't out
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since this is coming up again, i feel it's important to stress the following facts about privacy on mastodon:
- DMs are stored in plaintext in the database
- yes, this means admins can access them
- it also means they will be accessible if your instance DB is leaked
- however: this is the same as the situation on any other mainstream social media site
- at the end of the day you should make sure you trust your admins
- ultimately: don't use mastodon for privacy-critical messages
Poll time! For the Hugos tonight do I switch from the dress shirt to the Agreysuko tank :
this is my favorite picture that I've taken in a while. it's a colony of hydroid (invertebrate animals) that use their tentacles to stun prey and pull it into their mouths. this species is called the pink hearted hydroid. plz always send me weird ocean things. weird shit from the ocean is my life blood.
Also please please please be nice to your admins. I guarantee the majority of them are doing this because they want to have a pleasant and safe experience. They don't make the rules to silence you, they do it to protect the entire user-base.
Again, if you don't like an instance rules that are within reason... please find a new one. Don't take it out on the admin if their reasoning is just "we want our users to be comfortable and safe."
Reminder that you're allowed to be negative on here! Just cw it! People will still read it, no worries. You're just giving people with a low battery an opt in!
We just don't want toxicity. We don't expect people to be positive all the damn time, that's unreasonable!
The best thing that Twitter refugees like me can learn ASAP is that on Masto we don't have to be Perpetually Upset. We have the power.
Save a life: CW intense subjects
For those of you who do not get the reference, I present the song in question. https://youtu.be/71PNZH1OaW0
RT @UrsulaV@twitter.com Birding this morning with @email@example.com and @firstname.lastname@example.org! In pursuit of the burrow owl! (Cue Dead Milkmen)
Someone remind me to join the wandering.shop patreon later today. I've been here long enough to be reasonably certain now that it won't explode and is a good place to be.
today in "why do I still go on twitter, ever": I tell someone not to act like mental illness = evil and dangerous, they apologize, and *in their apology* they say that being evil and dangerous should be in the DSM.
Since Masto seems to need a bit of good fluffness today - here's a variegated fairy wren. They are very pretty :)
I've met some great roleplayers from witches.town, so you might consider an account on dice.camp? That is where I put my rpg stuff.
mastodon.at is open to all users and federates with most instances.
🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 mastodon.at ist offen für alle User und ist mit vielen anderen Instanzen verbunden.