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Apparently at least one major government had an insider working undercover at Twitter:

nytimes.com/2018/10/20/us/poli

It doesn't really matter if Twitter is trustworthy or not, simply having a vast amount of personal data in one place is going to attract spies from all sorts of organisations that wish to misuse it.

This is why decentralisation is important, to make it technically more difficult to invade people's privacy.

#Privacy #Twitter

My new "serverful" architecture uses next-generation noChain databases to run advanced containerless apps.

This character is _fascinating_

She is caught between:

* making her parents feel like giving up so much for her education was worth it
* staying true to herself, since she and her parents believe so deeply in that being important
* figuring out who she is, and whether that’s who her parents think she is.

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You see three figures dart into the woods at night outside your house. You're not afraid, you're curious, so you follow them

You realize they're witches, casting a spell.

What do you do?

I had no idea but petty awful people are so much fun to write. And such low-stakes conflict for a story!

Write a Toy Story solarpunk AU with make-up sex in the style of mythology.

Oh the feeling when you craft a delightfully petty villain in your story!

It's raining so hard here I have skin tingles from the sound. I wish I could bottle this feeling and package it.

"There are holy places, where you can find solace, comfort, and wisdom."
"No church will offer my kind sanctuary."
"I speak of libraries."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

For me, Amy Ray fills the niche Johnny Cash does for a lot of people. Also does it better, but what were you expecting from a woman.

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