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We believe technology should empower and enable us, not exploit our data for profit and power.

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Spotify’s Genius integration is stupid. All I want are lyrics

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Saw this on reddit, thought it was both funny and wallpaper material.

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Something I would be interested in is short videos where people do a short tour of the computing devices and technology they use. In a personal way like showing off the cool tech you are personally excited about.

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I really wish more people would be mindful of the difference between problems with capitalism and problems with plutocracy

Capitalism contains the seeds of its own destruction in the form of successful capitalists seeking to convert market power to plutocratic power. They don't want capitalism to continue because it poses risks to them; they want a veneer of capitalism but over which they can exert greater control

If we're not mindful of that, the end of capitalism comes by overt plutocracy. That's not an improvement.

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@0PT41N Sometimes a distro just doesn't sit right with you. One good thing about Linux is if you try a distro and don't like it you can just try a different one since there are hundreds of options.

If Manjaro doesn't work for you that's perfectly fine. There are plenty of fish in the sea.

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To all CLI maintainers:

By the love of $god, please implement the -h flag.

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> Learning how to learn is way more important than the learning itself

Couldn't agree more 😃 being able to read and understand documentation, and being able to relate new knowledge to ideas that you already understand is the key to being a successful programmer.
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I just hate how they always add crap to a 💸 bill.

10 years in prison for illegal streaming? It's in the Covid-19 relief bill

cnn.com/2020/12/22/tech/illega

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Stop using "Zoom" as a general term for video conferencing.
Stop using "Google" as a general term for searching the web.

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@calcifer @ajroach42 Anyway I like "permatech" for machines that aren't designed to be thrown away.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about various creative reactions to the absurdity that we all carry supercomputers in our pocket but have to keep upgrading even to retain functionality because software gets worse and surveillance gets more pervasive

Things like low-power computing (Rpi and friends, microcomputers, retro computing, etc), some of the solarpunk stuff, the “smolnet” (Gopher and Gemini and the like), and so on seem to be interesting ways of highlighting that things could be other than they are

Is there an umbrella term for this? Is someone collecting projects that relate to “computing designed to work well even with low-performance/low-power gear”?

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Engagement is the target metric on social media algorithmic sorting, and that's bad for the world.

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Damn, EVE Online is a deep deep rabbit hole.

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