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I have no TV for a long time and I also stopped consuming news (apart from tech). News are just bullshit. Now I realize how depressing and useless all this information is most people stuff into their brains daily. Confront me with news on the radio now and I almost freak out because I feel it's so disgusting. 🤨

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"A well constructed decentralized system will identify & attack emergent centralization."
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Personal Democracy Forum with a guy complaining that he's only just in the last few years realized that everything is becoming commoditized, including relationships, etc.

The ghost of Karl Marx is laughing and saying "dude, I was saying this in like 1867 and you're just too ignorant to have read it".

Individual

We are flesh and blood – makes us feel more human

On Facebook and Twitter we get a anti-human illusion of human experience.

The Internet is done alone

Isolationism as a benefit – self importance.

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while #GNU and the #FSF certainly has given us many useful things the overall strategy has kind of failed. just look at savannah.gnu.org for example. it all just doesn't gain enough traction to really make a difference. nobody uses the GNU OS. is there even any piece of recent GNU software that is filling more than just a niche?

If you need to find a place to call home on the you could start looking here fediverse.network/

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For more than a decade, Facebook shared your friends' data and other sensitive info with phone makers, even after they claimed not to (they're still doing it) boingboing.net/2018/06/05/surv #surveillancecapitalism #privacyisateamsport #cambridgeanalytica ##deletefacebook #surveillance #facebook #privacy #zuboff #Post

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Bayer and Monsanto merge into a new company called "Bayer" because Nazis have a better reputation than Big Ag boingboing.net/2018/06/05/roun #godwin'slawofbranding #branding #language #monsanto #names #Post #WWII

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Got partway through making an RSS-to-RSS transformer today: given an RSS feed of the most recent few pages of a series, it should be able to guess the rest of the pages of the series and generate an RFC5005 full-history RSS feed for it. I think it'll turn out to be fully automatic, when it works at all, which looks like pretty often… 😅 Hopefully that'll be useful in my grand plan to convince everyone to adopt this decade-old standard that nobody's ever heard of… 😒

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@roipoussiere I'm really wondering how I can help on that one. It feels like the issues have been going for quite some time without real technical proposition too. Is it only a political problem between long-separated communities or just a lack on ActivityPub's side? 🤔

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Hey Fediverse 👋
If you want a federation as a replacement for GitHub, you can star/comment issues:
- :gitlab: 🔎 cross-server search: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-c;
- :gitlab: 🍴 cross-server merge requests: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-c;
- :gitlab: 💬 share events (comments, likes, ...) via activityPub: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-c;
- :go: 🍴 gogs feration via ActivityPub: github.com/gogs/gogs/issues/44
- :go: 🍴 gitea federated merge-requests: github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issu
- federate users and repos: github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issu

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@quarktheawesome @FuckOffGoogle @aral

Google font: they serve the font file to your visitors. It's a file transfert. So, they collect a log entry on their server with their IP/browser/where-they-came-from/etc... and because many dev use Google-font, they have a map of most of your visitors move accross the internet.

You can read my "second fight" on this article I published in 2016 : peppercarrot.com/en/article390

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Microsoft couldn't give a rats ass for software freedom. They despise people like me. All their ventures into FOSS, including funding the Linux Foundation, are narrowly self-serving. They continue to extort FOSS developers with software patents.

Microsoft are about as ethical as a drone strike on a wedding party. I've been around in software for a long time, so have seen their manoevrings. They boasted about the extensiveness of their cooperation with the NSA and bugged Skype after they bought it (read the Snowden docs).
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@Hamishcampbell @david_ross @Shufei @strypey

I'm not really sure where this thread is going since it looks like a collection of many different issues. But on the topic of Mozilla and privacy, anyone who thinks that Mozilla is some great champion of privacy doesn't understand the business model. Modern Firefox is a telemetry machine with some web browsing features.

The current web is a bit like the current state of politics. The main options for accessing the web aren't all that great and there are significant issues no matter which browser you use.
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@Hamishcampbell @strypey @david_ross I’ve never understood the “absolute safety” fallacy, myself. There is unsafe infosec and safer. It’s figleafs all the way down, an arms race of figleafs, even in crypto. And even the surveillance state doesn’t have total immediate clairvoyance. So if hiding ip foils some metadata skimmers, but not all, at least you’ve foiled probably most. It buys time and options and muddies waters. That’s all one can do anyway.

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remember greenham, - never forget greenham( in welsh) women are more powerful than they think they are
and -[ well behaved women never make history -- slogans on the banners . event organised by the welsh womens archives....

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