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Just letting everyone know I'm a professional musician specializing in the ukulele. I play technically crafted instrumental renditions of well known songs in multiple genres. I'm into libre/ free technologies, studio Ghibli anime and similar, I'm studying Japanese and live in Australia.

goooogle + pays $2.15 for Privacy Violations

"$2.15 cents". Is that an 'up yours' reference from Tank Girl? Go see the movie to understand it...

"How much did they pay you to spy on us?"

Tank Girl:
"Two dollars and fifteen cents!"

why do only websites have a TOS? Is there a way to do marketing that gives individuals their own TOS too?

A look at developing technologies that address those questions.


Video from floss Weekly:

For the intellectuals.

A discussion about using the Linux open source ideology in social politics to help decentralise and solve humanities problems.

Sorry it a yt link, ironic, couldn't find anything else. My bad.

With the possibility of hyperinflation around the corner a new method of value exchange might be just what the world will need?

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Web 3.0 decentralised web protocol sounds interesting. An article on Slashdot says Opera browser will be pushing its implementation.

100% opensource, GNU copyleft hardware computer. Not super powerful but way cool.

There is a growing number of public services in my country only available via a gogle or aple smart phone. Isn't this a form of discrimination? Not everyone has or wants one of those devices

Libre-Soc is an awesome project aiming to create a totally 100% free/libre arm-like processor. The ISA, gpu, firmware, the total stack. Total transparency.

What I'm thinking about is a service that content creators from various forms of media can sign up to. Their body of work is then made available to consumers with a financial/ crypto account associated to this service idea. Consumers then have the option to consume as much or as little as they want and only get charged for what they looked at.

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I'm struggling with the way subscriptions work. To watch one show, listen to one podcaster, read one political commentator I have to take out several channel/ service subscriptions. Then after finishing what I wanted to consume I have to cancel the subscription. I want to fund content creators for what they create but I can't afford 50 different subscriptions. Anyone know of any projects working on pay-per-view micro transactions.

Larry Sanger, ex-founder who left Wikipedia after fundamental disagreements is initiating a new form of decentralising knowledge using open stadards.

My android phone kept taking screenshots whenever I picked it up. After months of research I realised there was a setting called 'Active Edge' which I disabled. I consider myself rather technically apt but this stumped me for so long. I use CalyxOS. Though I am considering going back to my Ubuntu Touch phone.

When you scratch below the surface you can sometimes find some interesting stuff, even on a derelict wall in a run down neighbourhood.

I have to apologise for deleting the last post. I had some information wrong and it was pointed out to me. Esp regarding FSF. And I'd like to apologise to Qt and Manjaro if my post sounded negative. It was not my intention. I guess I wanted to express that I think its important where we accept our funding esp if we know that the organisations providing funding have questionable practices that is the source of their revenue. Majaro and QT have nothing to do with that. My bad.

Hey everyone. I thought I better make myself a bit more clear with my post. Usually I don't get anyone listening to what I say so I wasn't really expecting such a response. And I apologise if I said anything that put these companies in a bad light. The open source companies I mentioned do great work. I do use most of their products and I do donate where I can. If I stand to be corrected I will take down the post and try to rephrase my concerns in a better way. I believe in being constructive xx

Now that Ubuntu 19.xx is reaching its end I'm thinking of removing it from the laptop. I'm not too sure about snap packs. Are they any good? Seems like Ubuntu's new direction may keep me stuck if I try to leave in the future as Snaps are not universal across all distros (from my knowledge?) I've decided to go totally libre again, this time with GUIX linux. Pronounced 'geeks'.

A great new project for encrypted, and fork of Signal with all the 'bad' bits taken out. Completely sourced, cross platform, and .

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