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Don't mind me. Just sharing some useful tools to bypass DNS censorship such as what @stux and @catgirl@flauschig.social want to happen to rt.com.

Put these functions in your .bashrc and use them to add sites that might get blocked so you will always be able to make up your own mind without interference from the powers-that-be.

dnsbypass() {
# Adds current resolution for domain name to /etc/hosts
mode=add-inactive
if [ $1 == --add-active ]; then
mode=add-active
shift
elif [ $1 == --add-inactive ]; then
mode=add-inactive
shift
fi
getent hosts $1 | while read -r line; do
[ $mode == add-inactive ] && echo -n '#' | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts
echo "$line" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts
done
}
dnsbypasses() {
if [ $1 == --add-active -o $1 == --add-inactive ]; then
arg=$1
shift
fi
for domain in "$@"; do
dnsbypass $arg $domain
done
}

(Deleted and redrafted to fix loop in first function)

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I've seen this post about "Google blocking all third party email accounts starting in June" boosted quite a bit lately ( mastodon.honeypot.im/@digdeepe )

Please stop boosting it: the statement is untrue.

Google will continue supporting app passwords ( support.google.com/accounts/an ). Using them requires two-step verification ( support.google.com/accounts/an ) which you can set up with any TOTP application, no phone required.

(Citation: I use this with mutt, soon also mbsync/isync + mu4e.)

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crazy idea 

It could store different parts of the necessary information in different parts of the 'domain' and the whole thing (for virtual hosts) would just be sent to the server.
I.e. For the 1st example, example.com would have the MX record and 'user.example.com' would be sent to the server. For the 2nd, com/example/https would have the A/AAAA record plus a 'protocol' record (or com/example could have the address) and 'com/example/https/path/to/page' would be sent to the server.

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crazy idea 

It would be interesting if all hierarchical relationship in computer networks were replaced with (something like) DNS.
I.e. user@example.com would become user.example.com, example.com/path/to/page would become (lets reverse the order to make it look nicer) com/example/https/path/to/page.

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The UK's New Online Safety™ Bill 

Sites hosting porn will be required to outright prevent children from accessing it in what will likely lead into the return of the age-old wank loicense. Guess the government finally wisened up to them getting ridiculed every time they brought it up and are now hoping the private sector will do it for them.

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The UK's New Online Safety™ Bill 

They’re coming for your DMs too, I might add. For your safety™, of course. Hope you don’t mind the AI reading all your shit. No way that’s getting leaked ever.

Of course this is only ever gonna be used to stop child porn and if you’re against skynet reading your shit, then you’re pro raping kids.

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The UK's New Online Safety™ Bill 

The bill even has the gall to claim that it’s not forcing companies to remove legal content while at the same time making spreading “misinformation” and “disinformation” illegal. Going out of it’s way to highlight vaccine disinformation. Mildly skeptical on the subject and want to have discourse on the topic? Sorry, not on ofcom’s watch. The government decide what’s true now. Believe the science, troll.

The fucking doublethink on display here is remarkable. “We’re not going to discriminate on political viewpoints, pinky promise! Oh, also false information is not allowed and the experts appointed by us decide what’s false.”

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The UK's New Online Safety™ Bill 

The bill even pulls the twitter user excuse by claiming it’s still protecting freedom of expression because it’s not the government removing your content even though it’s quite possibly the closest thing to it. Acting as if putting up all this red tape isn’t just tempting these places to take the quickest and easiest approach of just implementing a blanket ban on the stuff.

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The UK's New Online Safety™ Bill 

Another day, another Orwellian nightmare in britbongland. This time the new Online Safety™ legislation: It’s for your health. Also think of the children.

My god, this is the worst shit I’ve seen in a hot minute: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/online-safety-bill-supporting-documents/online-safety-bill-factsheet

Sites that host user-generated content must now answer to ofcom. Anyone out-of-line must pay a fine or get ISP blocked. Yes this applies to sites out of country, our empire never truly died!

Platforms likely to be accessed by children (i.e. all of them) must protect them from “legal but harmful” material, “harmful” basically meaning whatever ofcom want it to mean. They don’t even have a fake definition firmed up yet, that’s how little they give a shit.

Oh, and by the way, for anyone outside the UK, ofcom are a fucking useless organisation that’s basically become the ministry of truth overnight.

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Amber Heard honestly just engaged in the classic “fight or shite” response

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The women's rights movement has been heavily co-opted by capitalists, that's why both the man and the woman work full time jobs rather than each of them working a half time job
They managed to double the labor market in terms of available working hours in no time at all, diluting it to a buyer's market and driving the price down

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does twitter not have hellthreads and if not why
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Google all but kills off third-party GMail clients 

That looks like the end of most third-party email apps as far as GMail goes:

pmail.com/newsflash.htm

Google will still technically permit them, but, only if your app passes their security audit, which will start at around $4,500 for a small developer, and be required *annually*.

So, not something that'll affect huge outfits like Apple, and probably Mozilla, but it looks like anyone else has been cut loose.

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