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From my office I hear the police shouting through a megaphone, clearing out the homeless encampment in the alley behind my building.

Meanwhile, the storefront across the street from my office has been empty for months, because the landlord raised the rent to a level nobody can afford. They'd rather keep it empty as a tax break.

Somebody tell me one reason landlords should get tax incentives for keeping rent ABOVE market rates, in a city full of people who need homes.

#SanFrancisco

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a strange game, networked software is. the only winning move is to make it so weird that only a handful of people will ever want to use it.
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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 ! )

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Darknet für alle! (..mit Android-Geräten)

RT @torproject@twitter.com

We've got big news.

After months of work, Tor Browser is now stable on Android.

Tor Browser 8.5 brings the highest degree of privacy and censorship-circumvention available to Android users. blog.torproject.org/new-releas

🐦🔗: twitter.com/torproject/status/

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alt:

CYBER NIGHT
A celebration of hacker culture

• Interactive art
• Retro computers
• Music

6 PM Saturday, 25.09.2019, The Forest

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our school systems are a joke and students' only concern should be surviving them. there is absolutely no point in playing by their rules
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i would like it to be on the record that if any high school or middle school student thinks plagiarizing from my work might help them pass an assignment, they have my full permission and endorsement to do so. turnitin's bot has been banned from my site from the start and it always will be
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for real, sometimes I sound cynical but I want to be clear: the goal is a world where everyone gets to feel loved and live a fulfilling life of their choice. no cops. no bosses. no landlords. no borders. just people and love and the whole green earth

this and NOTHING less

if you think it sounds sappy or impossible, that's the cop in your head. it's more than possible, it's inevitable. you can see it peeking through, even now. you can meet the people building it

you can BE one of those people

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Microsoft has released their new Terminal application to GitHub, marketing it as another demonstration of their commitment to "open source". While the project is MIT licensed, did you know it is inextricably linked and dependent upon numerous proprietary SDK tools, headers, and the Visual C++ ATL.

Do not be fooled, see through the mirage of feigned support to undermine and sabotage the original ethics of the free software movement!

gnu.org/philosophy/open-source

The one downside to a mail-based software development workflow is you send a patch, you can’t just edit it to quickly fix the inevitable error you made before anybody notices

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My cell phone provider (T-Mobile) just asked me to complete a customer satisfaction survey,

When it asked me if I was happy with T-Mobile I clicked “no.”

It asked my why I was unhappy so I typed, “You provide a necessary service— what once used to be called a ‘utility.’ But you’re classed as providing a commercial commodity, and that’s ethically fucked.”

Then it asked, “What advice would you give our technical support team?”

And I wrote, “Seize the means of production and fire your bosses.”

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All I really want is a world where people can sleep enough again and the United States doesn't exist

tfw purism’s Mastodon instance is violating the agpl

(no prominent offer of source code from the software, at least without having an account)

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