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I did actually look at the issue around NFS shares. Werner's change fixes most but not all problems. Definitely an improvement .

The main issue is that NFS shares from same server have the same device id.

An example of how whitelists are incompatible with decentralization: There is ruby gem for OEmbed called Onebox, used by the Discourse software. OEmbed is an open web protocol with discovery built in - pages announce that they have embeddable content. But Onebox is whitelist-based - with URLs like youtube, vimeo, twitter. Even though Mastodon supports OEmbed, Discourse won't embed Mastodon toots because of this. It would take submitting every single potential instance URL to the whitelist.

This kinda brings me around to: Sometimes people want whitelist-only federation in Mastodon. Sometimes they want a silo completely without federation. It's free software. You can do that, but you cannot expect me to be on board with that. I heard someone say that it's authoritarian - for me to build & optimize around a One Official Way. I don't see how a software project could thrive if it *doesn't* focus like that.

Anyone else have crash when you toot? Not reply or boot just a new Toot

Upgraded my version of last week. The interface was pretty good before but looks even better now.

Had to fiddle around with the PVR plugin but it's all smooth sailing now. The link to the mythtv skip advertising feature works better now.

I think it was previously Gotham or Isengard before the update.

I had such good intentions to look at Werner's report on the NFS psmisc bug. Future me when you read this stop goofing off on minetest and mastodon and go read it properly.

gitlab.com/psmisc/psmisc/issue

#RSA """a complete break of RSA-1024 as implemented in Libgcrypt.""
thehackernews.com/2017/07/gnup
Cuss those Boffins :)
Excellent work though.
Cough. Do note the VM paragraph and the L3 caveat.
Predators have traditionally gathered near water holes , and other choke points.

Deb based systems: patches are already out.

Being the maintainer of has given me lots of practice at the Debian security process.

I'm actually doing a local presentation at work because of it. Having to write it down also shows its quite a lengthy process; from bug discovered to the packages out and notice created.

At least that security bug is in the plugin not core, so no package updating for me.

The plugin is called wpstats and is used by a lot of places.

Impressed by the zillion of projects that are doing exactly the same thing (timestamping a document by putting its hash on a #blockchain). The last one: nottar.io/

TIL There's a movie based on this very same concept of a prison in Antarctica
imdb.com/title/tt0250613/

Apparently, it was a B-horror flick

1.4.7 improvements include:

- swipeable tabs on touch devices
- disabling 2FA now requires 2FA confirmation
- keeps track of your logged in sessions and displays a list under "security"
- each session now has a different access token, which is revoked when you log out, which is a big security improvement
- "favourites" in web fixed

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

โ€œGoogle has been fined โ‚ฌ2.4bn ($2.7bn; ยฃ2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.โ€

bbc.com/news/technology-404065 mastodon.ar.al/media/BiRsuhcGf

Good morning. I feel embarrassed again because I *did* forget to bump the in-code version string to 1.4.5 yesterday night. I was asked about the performance regression in 1.4.4 by a friend (I didn't announce 1.4.4 for this reason - didn't want anyone to upgrade to that yet, since I discovered the regression only after releasing), so I was like "yeah, I know, we have a fix for that, let me tag it real quick" ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Yo yo yo!

#Mastodon v1.4.6 is released. I have not announced 1.4.4 and 1.4.5 (for a reason) so most will probably be upgrading straight from 1.4.3. For the full changelog, I do recommend looking through those two releases, but upgrade instructions are simple:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Notably, the "NSFW" button has been replaced with an eye icon for consistency, hashtag timelines now update in real time as they should, and spinny text is gone

@TipsyTentacle @grainloom
VPS: exile
HBSD: SteelDaemon
DFBSD: DragonFly
Home WS: GalacticSupermarket
Laptop: NegativeGain

Pressing "hardest refresh" as much as I can. (Also I miss working at YouPorn when phrases like this come up.)

https://xkcd.com/1854/