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Thanks to all developers, translators, designers, testers, and of course users! You give us the freedom to control our technology. You are awesome!

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"We may be only just starting to understand how digital democracy can help address the crisis of legitimacy that is affecting different levels of the political process."

No my dude, there is no fixing the "crisis of legitimacy". Representative democracy is a bourgeois scam designed from the ground up to remove power from the people and lock it in a parliament, where it can be safely controlled.

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Probably one of the biggest unacknowledged impacts of capitalism on our life is the artificial scarcity of time.

Without capitalism, we could all work less. We could rest more. We could let selfcare, play and creation come intuitively. A lot of things don’t need to be scheduled.
We could just let time happen without any obligation to make a particular use of it.

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I really, really am honored to announce what I'm about to announce.

So when I started thinking about what hackers.town:2600 would be, I had a dream for some spoken word shows to be in the mix as well.

We are going to be doing our own podcast soon that will be broadcast as well... but I reached out to some old heroes of mine and asked permission.

Sometimes all you have to do is ask.

@HackerRadioShow has granted permission for us to rebroadcast their show. These guy are awesome and have a weekly show about hackers/hacking/making on WBAI in NYC... and we will be rebroadcasting their shows in our mix soon...


Go follow @HackerRadioShow for the love of god, show them numbers to get them excited about the fediverse, because they have a bullhorn.

@Rob_T_Firefly rob is one of their co-hosts, and plugs mastodon regularly on the air.

Let's return the favor.

I love you fediverse.

Now let's get out there and restore the future.

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My day job got eliminated. The vet bills from recent livestock losses have put our family farm behind on the mortgage. We're facing foreclosure and eviction. I'm offering this #handmade #maille #rainbow #pride shirt for $600 including USA shipping, originally priced at $900 plus shipping. If the shirt is out of your reach, please boost. I have links below.


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Hello world! Happy to finally be part of the Mastodon community. Follow us if you are interested in #privacy #personaldata #dataexploitation and #surveillance, we'll be talking a lot about these.

#newcomer #presentation

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I have written a #guide to help people who want to run their own fedi instance but don't know where to start. It covers the basics of networking, use of command line, Linux system administration, just enough to get you started.

So if you would like to run your own #Mastodon or #Pleroma instance but you find you don't know enough to follow the tutorials, then this guide is for you.

Comments welcome!


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the open nature of the fedi makes asking about specific things feel weird when you're used to a forum setting for that

on a forum you get structure and road signs that tells you exactly where you need to be for the thing you're looking for

on fedi you slide your house window open and yell your question thru a bullhorn

a fox trotting down the sidewalk at 4:20 in the morning yells back the answer

going to stop using twitter completely and stick to just mastodon, see you in the fediverse twittery types :)

find me - oshwm@mastodon.social

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i am a supporter of the free market. i too think we should have a market where everything is free

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I can see why normal people just throw their hands up in the air about data privacy. I've put so much effort into this stuff, but instead of feeling like a super-cool guy in a spy movie, I feel more like a guy with a half-working phone and no decent emoji input

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Privacy is an upper class luxury. You need to have both technical knowledge and a bunch of resources in order to afford it. You can go and shout about privacy all you want and the evils of surveillance capitalism but this won't matter a bit so long wage slavery and capitalism itself is a thing.

Go ahead and be 'private' in your luxury home, with your personal home server and mobile phone that costs more than a months wage in countries that capitalism have wrecked.

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Privacy is a right to every human being and a must have, but no working class human can or will ever be able to afford it so long capitalism is a thing.

To have privacy its not enough to abolish Google and Facebook, you need to target your efforts against the whole system.

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@oshwm efficiently, but it makes PCB complexity, design, BOM cost higher. We are definitely working on Free FPGA that would save us implementing these counter measures.

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@oshwm FYI : FPGA are integrated circuits, like any other, some backdoors can be inserted into them. We know it. We have research papers on actual backdoors found in them. But there is a « but » : FPGA’s architecture is so specific, repetitive, matrix layout ordered, that this directly forces a very specific kind of backdoors : A side/hidden channels driven JTAG equivalent circuitry on any IO pin allowing allowing live config bitfile alteration. We know several tricks how to fight them very

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I've got a solution to the recycling problem. Pass a law that says that every company has to accept back any products they provide, when they reach end-of-life. So, for example, retailers would have to accept packaging waste back from customers, and the wholesaler that sold them the product would have to accept it back from them. Internalizing the cost of dealing with waste would motivate companies to make less disposable stuff, and find ways to make it easier to recycle:

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3) advertising is and has always been a dodgy way to fund anything. Chomsky and Herman's book #ManufacturingConsent (and the documentary of the same name) explained that in detail back in 1988, before the web was invented. I agree with #AdBusters that anything we can do to disrupt the ad business is a legitimate and necessary form of activism.
@pootz @sophia

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