A animal with a history of abuse will often flinch when a well-meaning new owner tries to pet it. It takes a lot of time and effort to rebuild trust and security.
The emotional damage in the #FOSS community from decades of abuse by exploitative companies isn't acknowledged nearly enough, and is hard to overcome.
This is why projects like Reproducible Builds are so important. Basing all of your security on a company's signature on proprietary code is too risky.
Hey @OCRbot please describe this picture!
We will hold the Iranian regime accountable for any attack on US forces or our interests,” says Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
What Does It Take to Destroy a World Order?
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This, more than any strategic, cultural, ideological, or security operations, explains why the United States has been involved in so many conflicts in parts of the world that cannot possibly have any bearing on the life of the average American. Only with unsound money can these firms grow to such enormous magnitude that they can influence the press, academia, and think tanks to continuously beat the drums of more war."
An excerpt from: The #Bitcoin Standard: The #Decentralized #Alternative to #CentralBanking http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36448501-the-bitcoin-standard
"As it stands, a large number of firms in all advanced economies specialize in warfare as a business, and are thus reliant on perpetuating #war to continue being in business. They live off #government spending exclusively, and have their entire existence reliant on there being perpetual #wars necessitating ever‐larger arms spending.
When challenging someone's perspective stop and ask yourself these questions...
1) What do I understand about the others perspective?
2) What do I understand about my own perspective?
3) Could I be wrong?
4) What do I want the other to understand about my perspective?
5) What do I want the other to understand about their own perspective?
If you find yourself skipping the first three, you're not really trying to have a discussion and may want to check your ego.
'One study quoted (under the heading of ‘risky behaviour’) says that young people exposed to sexually explicit materials have “more liberal attitudes”. You might ask why that is seen as a bad thing...'
News Analysis: Countries Want to Ban ‘Weaponized’ Social Media. What Would That Look Like? #nyt https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/world/australia/countries-controlling-social-media.html #australia
People love you in more ways than you think.
Someone who thought your hair or outfit looked cool but didn't say anything. Someone who thought what you said was funny and giggled to the side. Some animal you've petted. Someone you said something nice to in passing. Someone who sees you in the background in their regular routine. Someone who likes the music you play.
There are lots of people who love you a little everywhere, every single day. You're appreciated in more ways than you think. And you're loved much more often than you could ever know
Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )
500px -> @peerpx
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