Google’s Monopoly is Stifling Free Software

Google has an undeniable monopoly on search, and a near-monopoly on web browsing software via Chrome and its forks. And even alternative…

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I feel that this is the one of most important petition I have signet yet. Facebooks attempt to take control on our monetary system must be stopped! We may as well close down our goverment, state, and sign police and military in at facebook.

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Cable companies use hidden fees to raise prices 24% a month

Analysis of cable bills finds loads of fees not mentioned in advertised price.

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I just discovered I could follow other instances on Mastodon and I couldn't be happier with myself... There's lots of exploring ahead!

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The Authoritarian’s Worst Fear? A Book

Governments are spending a remarkable amount of resources attacking books — because their supposed limitations are beginning to look like ageless strengths.

#Books #BookNews

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is power.

Don’t just give away your privacy to the likes of and – protect it, or you disempower us all.

Iraq blocks Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram, then shuts down internet amid civil unrest - NetBlocks

Network data from the NetBlocks internet observatory show that Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and other social and messaging apps have been blocked in Iraq by multiple internet providers as of ...

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Use chess annotation symbols for code review:

(??) - Blunder, losing move.
(?) - Mistake, bad move.
(?!) - Dubious, but understandable.
(!?) - Interesting or unclear quality move.
(!) - Good move.
(!!) - "Brilliant" move, often winning.

(I am not a chess annotator. I got this information from a Web search.)

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It's a site, based on Laravel, providing CC0 and public domain SVG files, including the 55,000+ we scraped from

#openclipart #svg #inkscape

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We ask you, humbly, to help.

Hi, reader in the U.S., it seems you use Wikipedia a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but this Wednesday we need your help. We’re not salespeople. We’re librarians, archivists, and information junkies. We depend on donations averaging $16.36, but fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $2.75, the price of your coffee this Wednesday, Wikipedia could keep thriving. Thank you.

We Are All Confident Idiots

The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight.

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While RMS has ceased to be acting-president of the Free Software Foundation, there is a lot of positivity to be found in these coming moments! Richard Stallman has not passed away, nor has his advocacy, legacy, and activism ended. His reputation is not tarnished. I think we can all agree that regardless of what has transpired, he is making the correct decisions on behalf of all of us to walk the thin ice; resigning is his attempt at rectifying those transgressions.


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IT would be so fun if users didn't exist.

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#ShowerThought the very existence of password managers seems like a sign that we're doing computer security wrong.

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