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Clearing out old cds and came across these. RedHat 5.0 was my first distro. The Ubuntu disk is reversible with 32bit on the other side.

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the most fun part about making websites is that u actually get to use hyperlinks. remember hyperlinks.

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Let's fork PureOS and sell it as TaintOS

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@todd @todd Sorry, not into folks who exploit the work of free software developers by selling it as their own stuff and keeping all the proceeds.

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For #libre projects, the time is right and the time is now: migrate to a libre #communications platform and ensure the #rights of your #community are respected

catfox.life/2019/04/28/keeping

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@purism @Purism While I'm all for decentralisation and moving away from malicious corporate entities, I don't really like how it's made to seem as if every service on librem.one is something made by Purism. The technical specifications do say what protocol is being used but not the underlying software and I think that's an underhanded way to go about it.

At least say LibremSocial is Mastodon, LibremTunnel is PIA, LibremMail is any old mail server with tight GPG integration & K-9 Mail from Android, and that LibremFiles and Contacts will, I assume, be Nextcloud.

I really don't like people that come along, take a good open source project, rebrand it, and pass it off as their own. Transparency is a good thing and I don't really see any on the front page of librem.one

If you were operating this as a non-profit, that would one thing. It's an entirely different matter to be making money from free software without giving credit where credit is due.

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#OWS are the Apple of chat apps. Their software is based on a #FreeCode core, but the packaged #Signal app is effectively proprietary software, because you're not allowed to compile it yourself and connect that binary to their servers. The Signal service is effectively proprietary because you're not allowed to use third-party clients with it. Like Apple, they use "open source" in all the ways that benefit themselves, not the ways that respect user freedoms.

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Reading toots on my wrist-based mobile device?
I won't have it, not on my watch.

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Federation bot should change its avatar to the Duolingo owl

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It's a good time to send this app wish:

Someone please make an IRC or XMPP (or you decide) instant messenger for elementary. Show that poor usability is not inherant to these protocols!

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This is an experimental toot which seeks to measure the number of favorites, boosts, and follows that it, alone, can generate.

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pitch: a smartphone setting that makes the device snore while sleeping

Prank idea: Alias someone's `ls` to a script. Output the scare message for rm -rf /, then add "execute this command again to override" instead of --no-preserve-root. Then, when they do it again, sleep 10 seconds and `shutdown now`.

@puffinux Do you use tilde.town? I see you follow it here. I'm ~wingy.

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