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The Free Software movement is a political movement to get political out of software

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Due to #DRM, HBO Max now will not work on any computer running GNU/Linux, regardless of what browser you choose: u.fsf.org/352 Learn more about our Defective By Design campaign against DRM at u.fsf.org/dbd.

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We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.

Email:

- Federated
- Decentralized
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of

"Email? Yuck"

Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.

Saying you get free games with {Xbox Live, Playstation Plus} is like saying you get free movies with a Netflix subscription.

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Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

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Imagine trying to manage 1,000 pull requests per day through a single GitHub repository

There's a fucking reason they use email and mailing lists

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@en I'm in the process of writing an article about hwo good they are! I've already signed up!

The power just flickered at my apartment. All my monitors shut off and powered back on but my PC didn't skip a beat :thonking:

I'm actually starting to find it weird when people don't have an RSS feed for their site.

I blocked several domains in my /etc/hosts file a few days ago. So far the only difference with my daily browsing I have noticed is that captchas fail to show up.

I've been getting around that by using for pages that require me to use captchas.

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Just blogged about my experience with switching to the keyboard layout. No matter what, keep your hands and wrists healthy. orbjet.org/post/2020-08-26/dvo

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Great ~3 minute video which explains nicely why I focus so much on #privacy as it shows the dangers of #surveillance #capitalism.
Viewpoint_ ‘We’re living in an age of surveillance capitalism’ _ BBC Ideas
peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

h/t Ips@peertube.mastodon.host

#panopticon

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You probably heard about HEY, the email service that claims to fix email. But let me share this service with you: Heyyyyyyyyyyyy.com. It’s way cooler than HEY. 😉

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