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In 1948, Yugoslavia was expelled from Cominform, the Soviet information agency, in retaliation for its "non-aligned" status; deprived of information-processing capacity, the country created its own IT industry from scratch.

Yugoslavia's high tariffs and uneasy status on the world stage meant that by the 1970s, members of the New Wave" - science and tech enthusiasts who clustered around the sf/electronic mag Galaksija - could only play with PCs by pooling their mone

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If your podcast isn't available over RSS and is exclusive to spotify/apple/etc, it isn't a podcast

maybe it could be considered an internet radio show, but it isn't a podcast

#gripes #podcasts

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#introduksjon norsk i Norge men ofte i utlandet, jobber med ord og er familiefar, glad i mastodon som prinsipp men får se hvor levend e det er.

#introduction Norwegian, pt in Norway, but only on vacation. Translator/sometimes writer, father.

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Investing in Real Convergence

puri.sm/posts/investing-in-rea

"Real convergence means bringing your desktop computer with you wherever you go."

Learn more about the Librem 5: puri.sm/products/librem-5/

#linux #convergence #privacy #freedom #librem5

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Václav Havel - Fjernforhør: samtale med Karel Hvízd'ala (1989)

Intervju med Havel gjennomført på midten av 1980-tallet, hvor han forteller om livet sitt før og etter den sovjetiske invasjonen og sine tanker om kunst og politikk. Det jeg liker ved Havel er at han funnet en forankring i noe eviggyldig menneskelig som gjør at du fortsatt får noe igjen for å lese ham, lenge etter at kommunistdiktaturene falt. Han er en vrang og egentlig ganske apolitisk tviler som ser at du ikke kan redusere diktaturet til En Ond Ideologi som må bekjempes med En God Ideologi, men at det har med mennesker å gjøre. Trusselen er det autoritære og ensrettende som abstraherer bort enkeltmenneskene. Dermed ser han også problemer med vestlig kapitalisme som i dag er ekstra aktuelle. At de store systemene vi har bygget også umenneskeliggjør. Det var morsomt å se hvor mye vekt han legger på at det å være menneske bare er mulig i liten skala, og vi drukner når systemet rundt oss blir for stort og abstrakt. For meg har den ideen vært drivkraften til at jeg har flyttet meg så mye politisk i grønn retning de siste årene.

I tillegg er det en rar kontrast å lese historien om Charta 77 midt oppi den underlige debatten om ytringsfrihet som foregår nå, hvor folk skriver under på opprop og bruker veldig store ord til forsvar mot .. eh, at enkelte mediefolk har blitt dårlig behandlet på sosiale medier? Mobben på nettet er fordummende og blant farlig, men jeg sliter med å finne en vinkel å se dette fra som forsvarer de pompøse ordene. Havels ideal om åpenhet og mangfold i offentligheten stiller jeg meg iallfall helt bak, og det er gøy å se hvordan han formulerer kontrasten mellom det han står for og den offisielle linjen i Tsjekkoslovakia. Det handler ikke bare om retten til å kjempe for en annen ideologi, men retten til å være et vrangt enkeltmenneske som lager ting uten tanke på at det skal passe inn i noen politisk platform. Dermed tror jeg han også ville sett problemene med de formene for radikal nettaktivisme som vil gjøre alt politisk og ikke takler ironi og ambivalens, men han ville formulert kritikken bedre enn de som snakker om dette i dag.

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Hey Apple,

Saying you block trackers but not blocking Google Analytics is like saying you practice safe sex when you cut off the heads of your condoms.

Sincerely,
A guy who makes an app that actually blocks trackers

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Against strong recommendations by , does not publish their tracing app as . This is counterproductive: keeping the app proprietary eliminates transparency, effective reviews and trust.

fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202006

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@aral

I mostly agree, with one significant disagreement: 's/create/use and further develop/ '

#DemocracySoftware / #ParticipatoryDemocracy software already exists and is being used:

* lists:
** democracy.foundation/similar-p
** alternativeto.net/software/dem - another list of projects

* well-known projects:
** Loomio - github.com/loomio/loomio
** Decidim - github.com/decidim/decidim
** LiquidFeedback - public-software-group.org/liqu
** Consul - consulproject.org/en/ - claims to be used by 135 Institutions

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The best we can hope for in hierarchical politics is to elect those who will do the least harm. That’s not enough. To go beyond that, we must create systems of communication that enable non-hierarchical, peer-to-peer political agency that spans from the hyper local to the global.

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In 1999, hackers discovered it was possible to log into any Hotmail account using the password 'eh'.

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Here’s a sneak peek at the new Site.js web site/page for the next version of Site.js.

No frameworks or build systems for such a simple thing. Just hand-written HTML, CSS, and JS. All minified and packaged up as a single 146KB HTTP request currently being served from my laptop at home:

dev.ar.al

When I say Small Web, I mean *small* ;P

PS. If you notice any issues, typos, etc., please do let me know.

(Depending on when you hit it, I might have turned the server off.) :)

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The Royal Navy's nuclear submarines run a variant of Windows XP known as "Windows for Warships". t.co/UUDCwVKWi1

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If you don't know what is or how it could help you processing text files, then you NEED that little introduction:
youtu.be/PUYS6MO4p7Y


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On the final stretch of developing Fortunae, the offline-first personal finance tool. I'm completely exhausted but I feel like this product is actually going somewhere.

Kinda sad to see Joe Rogan move his to Spotify. He has a lot of followers. Can it even be called a podcast if it is not openly published with / ?

If I had a lot of money, I would fund the creation of a simple server for keeping podcasts and RSS-feeds synced across devices, which in turn would make it easy for developers to build clients for any OS/platform. I want a clean an simple app to access both my RSS feed and my podcasts!

... a nice daydream.

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The more files you store on a USB drive, the lighter it gets.

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Modest suggestion: next time you plan on buying some luxury item (starbucks, a video game, a dinner out, etc), consider donating that amount to an open source project that you love. Not every time - you can have that frappachino tomorrow - but just this time, let's give back to FOSS.

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