The text in the title bar is "To the BASTARDS STEALING our patches"
The button says "Thankfully I am not one of those three [mentioned above]"
Daily reminder of the obvious for less-than-bright telcos: PROTOCOLS ARE NOT PIRACY.
Somebody makes a car, somebody else intentionally drives that car over a bunch of people. Telco logic: OUTLAW CARS.
Shit like this makes me want to #bittorrent everything in my hard drive, and my blog, too.
If you're NOT a part of the global rich, not working for big tech, or marginalized in any way, please try and fill this in if you can.
As the FSF Board continues work to improve its governance, it has added to our site the answers to frequently asked questions about the Foundation and its work. These FAQs will be updated in the weeks ahead, as needed. https://u.fsf.org/3bj
Just discovered that the official #fedora 34 torrents are out:
Guess we don't have to wait for the US to wake up, lol
people keep saying that maybe the next cryptocoin is going to wreck the ssd or the memory market, and i hate these people so much. decentralization getting coopted by a bunch of loons is such a tragic thing unto itself, but to have these loons also all be committed to consuming disproportionately massive amounts of computing resources is such a pathetic drag on the rest of us.
Schools must not use the pandemic as an excuse to comb for evidence of cheating in places that are far outside their technical expertise. A misguided investigation of Dartmouth medical students is a prime example of why this can go horribly wrong. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/proctoring-tools-and-dragnet-investigations-rob-students-due-process
@oedmarap Thank you for your support. You pretty much got the gist of it.
The free software movement that existed when I was a teenager, I want that back. I want free software projects to focus on just pumping lines of code into their git repositories!
Leave the politics out of it. The only politics that matter are: GNU-style free software ideology everywhere, bringing about a world where everyone can use a computer in freedom.
Just write the code.
And for the love of god: abolition of CoCs
Social media's stranglehold comes from lock-in, not network effects (network effects can be reversed with #interoperability. The important thing about a walled garden is the height of the walls, not the number of people locked inside them: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/social-media-competitive-compatibility
Excellent news! RMS now officially has the full support of the FSF. Until now, the FSF has been silent on the matter of his return.
The Free Software Foundation has now made an official statement regarding Richard Stallman's return to the board of directors: https://fsf.org/news/statement-of-fsf-board-on-election-of-richard-stallman
RMS made a separate statement: https://fsf.org/news/rms-addresses-the-free-software-community
I hope we can all move on past the divisive, hateful politics of recent weeks.
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