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"The initial $8.3 billion coronavirus spending bill passed in early March to provide financial support for research into vaccines and other drug treatments contained a provision that prevents the government from delaying the introduction of any new pharmaceutical to address the crisis over affordability concerns. The legislative text was shaped, according to reports, by industry lobbyists."

theintercept.com/2020/03/19/co

"In this time of crisis, we face two particularly important choices. The first is between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment. The second is between nationalist isolation and global solidarity. "

t.co/NsFJjLXyGt?amp=1

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Essential extensions for online reading:

Bypass Paywalls (removes paywalls from news sites)
github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-p

Medium Unlimited (removes paywalls from Medium)
addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

Make Medium Readable Again (removes nagware from Medium)
addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

View on Sci-Hub (redirects paywalled journal articles to the same paper on Sci-Hub)
addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

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I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool gath.io

The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.

Check out more at my Patreon: patreon.com/posts/organizing-o

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So the cool part about Mastodon, right? You don't need to be on the same domain as other people to talk to them. You can sign-up on or invite your friends to:

mastodon.madrid

mastodon.cat

mastodon.eus

And many others, and still be able to talk to the world / follow your friends on mastodon.social and vice versa.

Please help those servers grow by spreading the word about them! (And if you are interested in starting a new server, you can do that too!)

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why do americans eat like they have free healthcare?
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The new ComposeUI is magic!

We've added some new features like:

- Continuity
- Camera Roll
- Photo Editor
- Collections
- Scheduler
- EXIF/Metadata Editor

It will be shipping this weekend 🚀

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i have never seen Titanic but i feel like ive seen all of Titanic

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Hey Instagram users, did you know you can export your account?

Pixelfed will be rolling out experimental Instagram Import soon!

instagram.com/download/request

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It seems that Discord does not generate OpenGraph previews for any links that contain the word "invite", which Mastodon's invite links do

Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!