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A practical guide I wrote to help people get out of using the usual suspects of the toxic big text ecosystem
stax.xyz/free.html
It does not cover everything, so lemme know if there's anything I missed.
Ps. I know I missed XMPP. Whoops

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:boost_ok:, homelessness, Raleigh NC, not money asking, just help/advice 

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So uhhhhhhhh.

My one girlfriend Viv is still facing homelessness, she's contacted the nearby shelters and mutual aid groups in Raleigh and it turns out the shelters are all full and the income support isn't enough to afford any kind of housing. She's getting kicked out of her current place regardless of money, unfortunately.

Neither of us know what to do, it seems like all the options have been explored. We're both basically just scared shitless at the moment.

If you know of any, like, shelters or anything. Or any form of housing. Or anything we can do. Literally any smidgen or glimmer of hope here would be good.

And either way retoots would be appreciated.

Thanks.

#TransCrowdFund #mutualaid
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corporate hell, microsoft / minecraft news 

minecraft.net/en-us/article/ja

tl;dr:
- mandatory migration to microsoft accounts, as in you will lose access to the game you bought if you don't
- hinted at "more outfits to show off" - paid skins?
- reasons are a few things that wouldn't require this (2fa, "all pc minecraft games on the same account", improved parental controls)
- they'll throw a cape at you for migrating

suicide, anti Microsoft 

Just got temporarily banned on Twitter for telling to go kill itself. I guess companies do matter more than people.

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The #Debian image on #Aliyun has shipped with a #SSH key embedded in the root account. Please be cautious! #RedChina

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Boost and (or reply to this post with a suggestion) and I'll add your username or display name of your choice to the Systems list! If you have multiple suggestions that's ok too!
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Anyone else disappointed in @mozilla for their blogpost on the Google anti trust lawsuit?

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Last Sunday the UK/US/CA/AU/NZ/IN/JP govts issued a statement asking tech companies to add backdoors into E2E encryption. This is a big deal: unfortunately *backdoors do not work*. Read about our alternative: combating abuse via decentralised reputation.🔒 matrix.org/blog/2020/10/19/com

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I really hope someone hits microsoft with an anti-trust lawsuit for the shit it's doing with linux
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Microsoft and everything that relies on microsoft in any form deserve to burn
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Some of the more conventional arguments are so easy to brush aside, because they're not about the actual problem.

"I don't mind if strangers look at me going to the bathroom without me knowing."

"A Facebook ad doesn't influence me."

"You can block ads."

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Anyone can bombard supporters of your favourite political party with articles and videos about how voting doesn't matter anyway, trying to persuade them to stay home for elections. All you need is money.

That's why targeted ads are harmful, and why privacy for everyone is important.

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Reminder that FedEx "SmartPost" and UPS "Mail Innovations" are private companies using the ubiquitous delivery of the United States Post Office for handling their last-mile deliveries.

In other words, it's not cost-effective enough for them to send a truck to deliver your package so their "Smart" and "Innovative" way of handling this is to make it the post office's problem.

Whenever someone says that the Post Office isn't efficient please remind them of these "Smart" "Innovations"

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Internet of Terfs

RT @DoubleJake@twitter.com

Things that should not be connected to the internet:

- Coffee machines
- Doorbells
- JK Rowling's phone
- Medical devices
- JK Rowling's laptop
- Toasters

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Cheesy as the site is, I found myself wishing someone - anyone - had told me these things. How life would have been had I not been taught that love was abuse, rape, violence, stalking & control.

Love Should Be Gentle  thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riord

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Search engines should filter out LinkedIn search results. What is the point of giving a link and when clicked, give a popup asking to register or login? LinkedIn does not belong to the Internet that I know of.

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Pretty good explanation why wearing masks & keeping distance are a good thing.

Same thing applies to computer/internet security, btw.

Source: imgur.com/gallery/lDKGgHe

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7 things every child needs to hear:

1. I love you.
2. I am proud of you.
3. I am sorry.
4. I forgive you.
5. I am listening.
6. Capitalism is a tool of the upper class designed to keep the people struggling, oppressed, and docile
7. You have what it takes.

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