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.
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.
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Darknet für alle! (..mit Android-Geräten)
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. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-85
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
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!
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.”
fighting for my friends at the end of the world / bataladas por miaj amikoj al la fino de la mondo
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