Saturday’s Coffee Talk With Tiff

Coffee. Photo by Jonathan Thursfield.

It’s Saturday.

Only 8 more days until Halloween!

It’s Friday not Saturday as I write this, so, we gonna start with some old news…really old…

On October 14th, 2021, MTG tweeted this; I saw it first here at the Blender comment section…

For reasons I can’t remember now, I decided to search “Magic Johnson” on Twitter and discovered…

Note the date???

That’s right, not only is stupid bitch stupid, she stole her text tweet from someone else that’s stupid…

Spicer was not content with her first stupid tweet…

I pray for humanity; sometimes the prayer is “dear Lord, we’ve proven humanity is a shit stain on earth…#SMOD…

And then I’m reminded that not all humanity is awful…

Speaking of stupid news…

That was October 20th, 2021…

The next day the New York Times reported: Within two hours, hackers had gained access to a private version of the social network, creating fake accounts for Mr. Trump; the far-right personality Stephen K. Bannon; Ron Watkins, the QAnon conspiracy theorist; and Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, who barred Mr. Trump from Twitter after his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

They went on to say; “We had a fun time trolling it to high heaven,” Aubrey Cottle, a hacker affiliated with Anonymous who goes by the alias Kirtaner, said in an interview. A Truth Social app was made available for “preorder” on Apple’s App Store on Wednesday, inviting anyone interested to join a waiting list for its release. The digital crumbs from that post, Mr. Cottle said, were enough for him and other Anonymous hackers to gain access to the prerelease version of the app.

Today The Verge reported this; The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) says former President Donald Trump’s new social network violated a free and open-source software licensing agreement by ripping off decentralized social network Mastodon. The Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) has 30 days to comply with the terms of the license before its access is terminated — forcing it to rebuild the platform or face legal action. TMTG launched a special purpose acquisition company fundraising effort yesterday with promises to build a sweeping media empire. Its only product so far is a social network called Truth Social that appears strongly to be forked from Mastodon. While anyone can freely reuse Mastodon’s code (and groups like right-wing social network Gab have already done so), they still have to comply with the Affero General Public License (or AGPLv3) that governs that code, and its conditions include offering their own source code to all users. Truth Social doesn’t comply with that license and, in fact, refers to its service as “proprietary.” Its developers apparently attempted to scrub references that would make the Mastodon connection clear — at one point listing a “sighting” of the Mastodon logo as a bug — but included direct references to Mastodon in the site’s underlying HTML alongside obvious visual similarities.

#ETTD

On that note: 20 days from now I will be headed to the Happiest Place on Earth to enjoy Christmas before Thanksgiving…

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