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The best TL;DR of what #web3 is.
By @laura at her talk "Web3 - creating problems where we need solutions" (vimeo.com/677162808)

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Singling out @tiktok_us just because it's linked to China is entirely the wrong move.

Don't ban a company.
Don't ban a country.
Ban the *practice.*

Make the systematic and exploitative collection of people's private details unlawful. Under *any* flag.

t.co/YdpDbMsHgC

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if both the republicans and the democrats agree that violence isnt the answer, violence is probably the answer

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You don't "have something to hide" when you put blinds on your windows or close the door when you're on the toilet, or wear clothes. Privacy isn't about having something to hide, it's not about keeping secrets. It's about being able to choose what you reveal about yourself, and when, and to who, and the other word we have for that is "dignity". Your inherent dignity, as a human being. Privacy is the agency you have over your dignity.

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I think the thing about liberalism is its ability to watch things get progressively worse, while immediately soothing itself and saying "oh, we don't really have to start worrying yet", creating this unwinnable war between the knowledge that absolutely horrible things are happening, and the unshakable belief that the world is still just despite this

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re: US POL, abortion, privacy, Internet metadata 

@TheGibson
My opinion decades later has never wavered.

Reproductive rights are human rights.

You either believe in everyones human right to have control of their body or you don't.

The danger of mass surveillance and data collection threatens all our human rights, not just that of people who wish to have access to safe birth control or access to safe reproductive health options.

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US POL, abortion, privacy, Internet metadata 

motherjones.com/politics/2022/
Your Internet history & your phone history could be used against you.

"Large carve-outs and exceptions” give law enforcement wide latitude to utilize “mass extraction tools,” she says, which will “inevitably expose everyone—not just pregnant people—to this sort of digital self-incrimination.”

As I've said time and time again it doesn't take much to get on the wrong side of your government or the law.

looks like local and global feeds are back... thanks... I guess? @Gargron

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Oh, good grief.. well, if anyone needed more of a reason to be anywhere else than mastodon.social or mastodon.online, Gargron's turned off the Local and Federated timelines there.

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10820

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I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

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I compared the landing pages of Mastodon, Pleroma and Misskey because I was curious how each characterized itself.

joinmastodon.org: "Mastodon isn’t a single website like Twitter or Facebook, it's a network of thousands of servers operated by different organizations and individuals that provide a seamless social media experience."
→ Mastodon is a network

join.misskey.page: "Misskey is a decentralized microblogging platform born on Earth. Since it exists within the Fediverse (a universe where various social media platforms are organized), it is mutually linked with other social media platforms."
→ Misskey is part of a network

pleroma.social: "Free and open communication for everyone. Pleroma is social networking software compatible with other Fediverse software such as Mastodon, Misskey, Pixelfed and many others. "
→ Pleroma is part of a network

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Cool and good that we've arrived at the consensus that incremental change is revolutionary and must be fought for inch by bloody inch

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Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. ~ Audre Lorde

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I don't give a fuck about self-driving cars.

I want free, public, A+ quality transport for everyone and cities that don't project mobility as "having a car"

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I predict that in 50 years or so, the way we use plastics today—from clothing to cosmetics to packaging—will be viewed the same way we now think of DDT or freon

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Computer Science towards sustainable permacomputing
"Unrealistic" "People wont want that" "Too many assumptions about the future"

Computer Science which assumes everyone lives in VR in the future
"Visionary" "Futuristic"

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I don't have a Nvidia GPU (or any GPU for that matter) so that should simplify things a bit. So far, I've been only used to rolling distros and using LTS Debian/Ubuntu on servers.

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Upgrading my main Ubuntu machine from 20.04 to the latest... Hope this goes alright. I've heard some bad things about distro upgrades on Ubuntu in the past.

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The revolution will not trend on Twitter. The revolution is not a petition for you to sign or an article for you to share to your friends on social media. The revolution is not a codebase for you to push to, a key for you to sign, or a new programming language to push.
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