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Recently sites have appeared which claim to provide ProtonMail coupons or provide our customer support number. Be wary as these sites may be malicious. ProtonMail does not provide publicly available phone numbers or coupons. protonmail.com/support/knowledge-base/coupon

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Randall Denley: Before Doug Ford cuts, he should ask himself, ‘Will this sound stupid?’ | National Post ap236.ca/2H4c1RU #DougFord #BudgetCuts #DoFo #onpoli

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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.

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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.

wired.com/story/barium-supply-

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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 Standard: The to goodreads.com/book/show/364485

"As it stands, a large number of firms in all advanced economies specialize in warfare as a business, and are thus reliant on perpetuating to continue being in business. They live off spending exclusively, and have their entire existence reliant on there being perpetual necessitating ever‐larger arms spending.

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Ray Bradbury's 1953 "Fahrenheit 451" description of mass media can easily applied to today's social media...

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Interesting article from Maclean's: Is it time for a strategic retreat from carbon pricing?
macleans.ca/?p=1175083

This is *not* a conservative, anti-environmentalist article.

#carbontax #climateemergency #climatechange #ClimateAction

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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.

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'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...'

reprobatepress.com/2019/04/04/

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I have 3 visible, active accounts here. I am also an anonymous admin of 3 instances.

I have a defunct account and a hidden account.

Thats 8 total. 9 if you count a failed instance.

The federverse is much like BBS and forums that the wprld left behind for centralized services. Im glad to be here and prefer keeping my feeds separate.

Someone should really ping the author of this article: https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/23/the-year-social-networks-were-no-longer-social/
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Remember:

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

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Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:

Twitter -> #Mastodon and #Pleroma

DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

GrooveShark -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez ) and @write_as

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )

500px -> @peerpx

#Fediverse #federation

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We've hosted over 300 events since going live at the start of this year! Come and join us for your next #GetTogether
gettogether.community

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Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

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