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#Apple is apparently now making repair parts deliberately non-interchangable.

They are going out of their way to make parts of the same phone model stop working if they're taken out of one identical model and put in another.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWByOcVR7mI

These make-work rent seeking behaviours will not stop until your microwave refuses to cook unless you use the original turntable, or your washer refuses to run until you use a maufacturer-direct, overengineered leash disguised as a replacement part.

Everything we figure out on our own is being gobbled up by copyrighted documentation, patent portfolios, DRM specifications, and legislative restrictions. The question is, when is enough enough?

#RightToRepair #LouisRossman
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Still getting used to the format here - looking for good leftist meme pages to follow. Any recommendations? #introductions

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Police want to talk about you? "I don't talk to police. I will review your questions with a lawyer."

Police want to talk about someone else? "I don't cooperate with police investigations."

Your instinct is to talk and the police will take advantage of that, don't worry about being rude.

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To clone the DMCA censored "youtube-dl" from the DMCA repo:

git clone -n github.com/github/dmca.git youtube-dl && cd youtube-dl && git fetch origin 416da574ec0df3388f652e44f7fe71b1e3a4701f && git checkout FETCH_HEAD

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If I follow the shelves in the "First Aid" section of the local drug-mart I guess my first aid kit should be approximately 50% Ibuprofen, but in different brands, sizes and formulations...

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It was a surprise to me that the words "imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge" were controversial or revolutionary.

#wikipedia

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Finally got the pinephone GTK rust starter app to build on device & pinebook. Had to use Manjaro beta phosh, it appeared like it might build on pmOS edge but definitely wouldn’t on stable. Pretty excited to write a mobile app in rust, glade opened the app UI fine and it builds the same on both devices which will make testing & developing simpler.

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In 2013, Daniel Rigmaiden - facing life in prison for 35 counts each of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft - was offered a surprise deal by federal prosecutors.

They knew that he had uncovered an obsessively kept secret: that he had been caught with a surveillance device called a "Stingray" - a fake cellular tower that tricked phones into leaking their owners' identities to its operators.

theverge.com/2016/1/13/1075838

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Today’s reminder from Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Dispossessed” that art is an act of resistance.

#theLibrary

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Saying you can't justify the cost of a hardware security module to protect you on the internet like a Yubikey or Mooltipass is like saying you can't justify the price of condoms to go to a sex party.

Please invest in basic protections for yourself and those that trust you.

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The Decentralization of GitHub
GitTorrent is a peer-to-peer network of Git repositories being shared over BitTorrent.

github.com/cjb/gittorrent

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Ad Observatory is an NYU project that enlists Facebook users to record the ads they see, building a database of the ads Facebook runs and to check whether Facebook is adhering to its own policies, for example, on labeling and limiting political ads

adobservatory.org/

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Friendly reminder: capitalism poisons everything it touches. Go do something without corporate consent.

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