Proprietary software tends to manipulate. I notice this whenever I am forced to enter that world. The user is controlled to the purposes of the entity behind the program.
This needs to end. We need complete control over our own computing. Otherwise we surrender the right to have any say in our interactions with the digital world.
Unfortunately, many people don't mind being controlled, as long as they are convinced it somehow serves their goals, or they are ignorant of the oppression.
When they are told of the problems, most don't want to believe it, so don't.
Critical thinking and self-discipline are vital to avoid being pushed around by those set out to control you for their own interests.
Some pictures from yesterday. I took a walk through Torsplan in #stockholm and checked out the buildings "Norra tornen" / "Nothern towers"
Scuttlebutt is kinda interesting. It's a distributed social network, not just a decentralized/federated like the Fediverse.
Walking on the ice in #stockholm, Vinterviken
Both the lake Trekanten and river Mälaren frozen solid.
#RZIM #rape #misconduct
Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.
The global energy consumption in 2017 was 22.3 terawatt hours.
If we moved all financial transactions over to Bitcoin, we'd require over 1000 terawatt hours... each day(!) for Bitcoin transactions alone(!).
That doesn't even factor in that Bitcoin's energy consumption will be exponential to the amount of transactions.
Natt-sammanfattningarna av @email@example.com är💥 Beroendefamkallande bra.
NATTEN TILL 16 JANUARI - Ett gäng nyheter från USA inatt, jag sammanfattar ännu en gång några av de saker som skedde medan ni sov.
Hey yall, I really need help and am not sure what to do anymore
My wisdom teeth are very super impacted and they hurt and keep getting worse. And I also have cavities that I really need fixed. But unfortunately i live in the US I can’t afford $4000 for these essential procedures on my own
More info in my gofundme link below but if y’all could donate\boost\help in any way it’d mean a lot to me
Venmo & Cashapp: Leelumz
DM for PayPal
"En helt unik lag – ändå verkar ingen bry sig"
> Pandemilagen som klubbades i dag är en ”unik maktförflyttning” från de folkvalda politikerna i riksdagen till regeringen.
I'm a christian who works with IT and the non-profit organization Hemlösa.se.
Lives in Stockholm.
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