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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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The revolution will not be Podcasted. The revolution will not appear as a title in your RSS feed. The revolution will not have commercial breaks by Skillshare and wacky little jingles for you to dance to as the take away your rights.

The revolution will not be broadcasted.

Not sure why so many people are upset over the DMCA on . 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 .

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What if you could discuss "freedom of expression" without shitting on a disempowered minority group? Its simply impossible!

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r/legaladvice: my new employer is demanding i get a tattoo indicating my numbered rank in the organisation. is this legal

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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

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humans take turns sleeping, all around the world, so as to not overload the universe simulator severs with awake brains being busy, doing things

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Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support
rather than illumination.
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In times of plague and fear, love is an act of rebellion.

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as a person with mild insomnia, a gnc man (not all that into football), and a user of marginalized operating systems,

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white people online think they can collect shards of oppressed identities and make a power glove like thanos so everyone has to listen to them

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@jkb
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.
@DaveHiggins

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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

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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.

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Interrupting my shitposting for a public service reminder:

If people don't fit into categories, it's the categories that are wrong and never the people.

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I might never understand the appeal of Vim. You may have everything at your fingertips, but the cognitive load of remembering and inventing commands is just not worth it for me if i can use nano or any editor that supports mouse
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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 :
my.fsf.org/outstanding-new-fre

Details:
fsf.org/blogs/community/free-s

#mastodon #fsf #fediverse #activitypub

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This infection risk calculator estimates COVID risk for various activities under fine-grained conditions & factors. It's a spectacular achievement.

microcovid.org/calculator

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.

Hah, came across Blue MAGA instance, one more addition to the blocklist. :blobcatcoffee:

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of an "personal AI agent" tweaked to one's interest, able to surface interesting recommendations to follow.. That would help newcomers too @vkk @fedilab - 2/2

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