Tepid take on Free Software licenses 

That Free Software includes some non-copyleft licenses isn't that much of a problem in practice.

The war between "open source" and Free Software is mostly wasted energy.

It's easy to get riled up about licenses and "open source". It's a common pattern for developers to focus on that and believe that the licenses are all-powerful. But the biggest problems we have now aren't that there are not enough copyleft projects.

Some big hurdles I see in the near future are:

- Hardware lockdown. I expect more advanced versions of Intel ME are coming, building DRM into the hardware. We need more free/open hardware designs.
- Patents are still a problem. afaik software patents havn't been entirely invalidated.
- The web is heading for a cliff edge. The remaining silos may start locking the web down with EME and there may be not much we can do to stop that other than to work around it.
- We need to ensure that governments don't legislate the remaining independent web away. Things like article 13.
- We need to make sure that "strong" and e2e encryption remains legal. If we lose that then we are truly fucked.
- We need more education and agitation in the places that matter. Any public organization should be using Free Software by default and we also need to overcome the Microsoft monopoly in education establishments.

good design: the developers of N++ found that a lot of playtesters felt like they sucked at the game because they kept dying, so they made it so that the demos that play on the title screen are all of the character failing. you'll never see the ninja on the menu reach the exit. it's as if to say "don't worry, you're supposed to die a lot. you'll get there."

hilarious design: as you play the game, those demos get replaced with your own fuckups

"standing on the shoulders of giants"

This project would not be possible without the pioneering work of evanp and @cwebber along with @Gargron and @mmn and many others!

I really look forward to the May 31st beta launch of pixelfed.org

finally do I have the proper way of looking at the fediverse :icon_mrgreen:

also yes it's fully functional and I'm actually using it as my main interface right now

“I need to change some of my
behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development

I did not expect to see this kind of introspection from Linus Torvalds lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167

People #P2Play is here! Please be patient, is the first version. Test and make all issues! Go go go! https://gitlab.com/agosto182/p2play/ @chocobozzz @rigelk 

- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

Google (-) 

I began writing a long toot about how dangerous Google is, but I can't seem to word it right.
Basically, Google has all the tools to socially engineer society. If they have your search history, your DNS, your contacts, and your most visited websites; that's enough to swing a person.

We have a thief in the fediverse!!! (again!)



They stole shamefully their social network interface from #MissKey! @misskey
@syuilo @syuilo
Not any mention of MissKey on their website!

Makes me think of the #Hiveway fiasco, when they shamefully stole Mastodon. Also a crypto pre-ICO. I wouldn't be surprised it are the same guys.

Here is their :twitter: : twitter.com/trillionICO

Defend the #Fediverse! 🔥

michael dell: so this new laptop, comes with a pentium, 32 MB of RAM, and a revolutionary dog pad

you: what the fucking shit is a "Dog Pad"

michael dell: well, ill have the Lead Designer explain!

me: thanks haha, good pun

michael dell: take it away!

me: well basically, its a trackpad, like a regular trackpad, except every time you touch it, it goes woof!!

michael dell: any questions

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Styled scrollbars have finally landed in Firefox Nightly (still off by default though), no more eyesore in Mastodon.


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