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Mastodon isn't Twitter. It doesn't behave like Twitter. You will be disappointed if you have actually entirely lost the ability to communicate without being triggered by the outrage algorithm. Don't bring that culture here, it's why we left earlier.

The timeline is linear. Follow people you ordinarily wouldn't. Utilise the followers only message feature when you want to avoid a potential pile on. Report UX issues in a polite way and they'll probably be fixed, because this isn't Twitter.

ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.

Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.

mashable.com/article/amazon-do

#GAFAM #GAFA #amazon

(via everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )

As Google denies Huawei access to the proprietary components of the Android mobile operating system, we have to ask a fundamental question: how dependent does the world want to make itself on proprietary software.

faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/dig

vacation approaches! I look forward to talking to no-one for a month

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(from youtube comments)

CEO: let's advertise something new.

Microsoft: but we don't have anything new. Moreover, windows phone OS has been terminated.

CEO: Have you tried the command prompt?

I lived in Korea and never once heard about the Korean People’s Association in Manchuria, an autonomous anarchist zone of 2 million people that only disintegrated because they were consistently attacked by China from the North and Japan from the South. This was in 1929. Moneyless, classless, stateless, gift economy based on mutual aid. It was all there.
Further reading at Wikipedia (and their sources!): en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean

The community wouldn't need to make salient points about moderation of Mastodon if the primary and only custodian of the project didn't contribute the code disabling it to a vanity fork for a corporation.

"The IIGS clock speed was intentionally limited below the maximum for the 65C816 so the system would not outperform the Macintosh."

Guess Apple has a long history of crippling its products.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II

If you buy a used car, you might want to think about your exposure.

People should quit. And I don’t mean it as you should run away from a battle, but companies consist of people. When people leave then the company suffers. If your company is bad to you, leave. If your company is bad to others, leave. Life is too short to support something not out for the world’s best interests. People who don’t leave these places and stay for the money are part of the problem. You don’t get to play the victim when you know what you signed up for.
social.masto.host/@njoseph/101

"A brand new Huawei P30 Pro smartphone has been found to be sending queries and possibly data to Chinese government servers, without the user having signed up for any Huawei services, reported OCWorkbench." - taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3685 #Privacy #Android #Huawei

Scientists have developed a new type of gene editing CRISPR system, called CRISPR-Cas3, which can efficiently erase long stretches of DNA from a targeted site in the human genome, with the potential to seek out and erase such ectopic viruses as herpes simplex, Epstein-Barr, and hepatitis B.
news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/

This is actually real, AFAICT. It is a comedy of errors whose tragedy can't be overstated. MEPs fatingered the wrong buttons, casting votes that resulted in the worst internet regulation in western history becoming law. Seriously.

RT @doctorow@twitter.com

Article 13 will wreck the internet because Swedish MEPs accidentally pushed the wrong voting button
boingboing.net/2019/03/26/jfc-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/doctorow/status/11

I remember when I thought USB-C was going to be great. Fuuuck.

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