Then and Now.
B) And Now, from tinyurl.com/yyvbudha
"The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, announced the results of the long-running probe of Google’s AdSense advertising business at a news conference in Brussels on Wednesday.
“Today’s decision is about how Google abused its dominance to stop websites using brokers other than the AdSense platform,” Vestager said."

Then and Now.
A) Back then, from tinyurl.com/ya2ou59j
"Antitrust efforts have become too fixated on the idea that the only real harm consists of raising of prices for consumers. Yet in the Microsoft case, Internet Explorer was “free,” even though Microsoft was bent on destroying competition with it. Today, both Google and Facebook offer products that are free. Society has grown to rely on them, but because they have no dollar price, antitrust regulators have been hesitant to take action."

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Installing Void Linux on my Raspberry Pi 3!
Amped to see if I can get it working

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MX Linux is apparently the new hotness. I loaded the ISO in GNOME Boxes and the GUI doesn't start. Oh well, that was a quick test.

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TWIT: Facebook and Instagram go down, Dropbox limits free accounts, and people complain about those who use free software

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@kiri we're too cringey apparently XD (that was the latest complaint that I've heard of)

Most of the rhetoric is surrounding a FOSS advocate's propensity to be overbearing and deliver soliloquies centered around why someone should use FOSS, unsolicited

On today's Pi Day, the next 8 rounded decimal digits after 3.14 of the value of are 15926535. This means as a rough calculation that exact pi-time already happened at ~03:49:21 UTC.

2day's Day ! Last I knew, the vast majority of images at 2017's 'Raspberry Pi Disk Images – Definitive List' are still viable tech-knowhow.com/2017/01/raspb

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Oh, facebook is down? Crazy that the news is covering that, there are more important things happening in the world today. And if it would not have been for the news I would not know at all, because I'm not on facebook.

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@queuedhub My tips for new Debian desktop installs:
- enable contrib and non-free repo sections
- install firmware-linux package
- edit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and change flat volumes to no (and uncomment)
- mkdir /var/log/journal
- add your account to adm and systemd-journal groups
- edit /etc/bash.bashrc and uncomment bash-completion and fancy prompt
- consider removing unattended-upgrades package if you want to manage updates yourself

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[The Man Who Invented the Web Says It's Now Dysfunctional With 'perverse' Incentives - SoylentNews](soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid)

Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation nytimes.com/2019/03/13/technol
"The sharing deals empowered Microsoft’s Bing search engine to map out the friends of virtually all Facebook users without their explicit consent, and allowed Amazon to obtain users’ names and contact information through their friends. Apple was able to hide from Facebook users all indicators that its devices were even asking for data."

another hard-hitting toot, this 1 *very* FB-revealing 😬 , from chaos.social/@rixx :
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How the facebook mods are broken by their work: theverge.com/2019/2/25/1822971
(Article contains graphic descriptions of violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, drug use.)
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chaos.social/@rixx/10165549808

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How the facebook mods are broken by their work: theverge.com/2019/2/25/1822971

(Article contains graphic descriptions of violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, drug use.)

from chaos.social/@rixx on
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The Tragedy of Systemd is a wonderful talk by Benno Rice, which I highly recommend to anybody with opinions on systemd: youtube.com/watch?v=o_AIw9bGog
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youtube.com/watch?v=o_AIw9bGog

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When the USA realizes you have oil

Objective: Survive

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