Not sure why so many people are upset over the DMCA on #youtubedl. I think it's fairly reasonable for Google to stop third parties from accessing their data without paying for it through watching ads, subscriptions, or through some other means.
The solution to accessing Youtube through FLOSS means shouldn't be building wrappers to access it, it should be through funding and developing alternatives like #Peertube.
What if you could discuss "freedom of expression" without shitting on a disempowered minority group? Its simply impossible!
legolas and gimli were happily married. boromir was an incel. faramir was ace. aragorn was exclusively into 2000 year old milfs, and, like all the rangers, strict nofap
as a person with mild insomnia, a gnc man (not all that into football), and a user of marginalized operating systems,
If you look at software as just a tool, then it is only natural you don't give that priority. Only if you see the politics of controlling the software in the big picture, you can appreciate it. It is not only about your phone, it has implications on medical devices that some of have to connect to your bodies, voting machines that decide who rules you, big tech that monitors and influence your decisions. Of course there is arrogant people in FOSS, like in rest of the society.
FOSS boys: phew I finally got my emails working on my phone, it took me a week, involved a soldering iron, and I had to write a patch for a library
Also FOSS boys: people choose the convenience of Apple/Google/Microsoft because they're lazy and stupid, anybody can switch to Arch and PostmarketOS and self-host everything
We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
Just nominated Eugen Rochko @gargron for FSF poll : Free Software Awards: Recognize those who advance our freedom.
Not only because of Mastodon as a successful twitter alternative, also for the boost it made on the Fediverse, ActivityPub for the people. As the most needed thing is to gain popularity, and reach a critical mass.
Nomination form link :
This infection risk calculator estimates COVID risk for various activities under fine-grained conditions & factors. It's a spectacular achievement.
In related news, General Motors just said they won't re-open their physical offices until June. Their futurists are convinced we'll live with the pandemic for a long time.
You know how there's no such thing as "safe sex"? Just "risk-informed". That's all of life now. Abstinence-only just backfires. We need risk assessment.
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