A practical guide I wrote to help people get out of using the usual suspects of the toxic big text ecosystem
It does not cover everything, so lemme know if there's anything I missed.
Ps. I know I missed XMPP. Whoops
, homelessness, Raleigh NC, not money asking, just help/advice
corporate hell, microsoft / minecraft news
- 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
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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.🔒 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/10/19/combating-abuse-in-matrix-without-backdoors
Combating abuse is not incompatible with E2EE:
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."
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"
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 https://thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riordan/2020/10/love-should-be-gentle/
Pretty good explanation why wearing masks & keeping distance are a good thing.
Same thing applies to computer/internet security, btw.
these petty dictators and their rules...
Comic book nerd, FOSS and AI enthusiast. \m/
Slackware user. self hoster
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