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A few weeks ago I installed a #freifunk router. Just a few days later I got an e-mail from a neighbor who wanted to connect.
This is awesome.

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Sustainability isn't the better option, it's not the better choice.

It is the only thing to do that is not self-destruction. That is, by definition, what it is.

It's not a flavor to be added onto products like "spicy," "sour," "glittery," "country-pop," or something.

It is a criteria actions must meet to not be exploitative. If actions are not sustainable, they are hurting someone, either right now or in the near future.

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@kattascha Leute die Wasser verkaufen sind mir wiederum suspsekt. *Guckt nestle böse an*

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Brilliantly debunking of Moxie's bullshit about #Signal and lies against decentralized systems at #36C3:

scriptjunkie.us/2020/01/dispel

Decentralized systems' far better track record than centralized services on these goals must be very frustrating if you run such a centralized service but attacking bizarre straw men is not useful. Imagine if the over 50 million dollars funding Signal had gone towards polishing a distributed messenger....

What really amazed me today: I was on a call for 20+ minutes today, while travelling out to the German countryside and IT WORKED!!!

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tonight i explained to my 3 year old why "the police arrest Bad People" (a sentence uttered in one episode of a toddler show she watches) is incorrect in an age-appropriate way.

i feel immense relief about this because i can't maintain my integrity if i allow my kid to develop the idea that cops and rules are inherently good.

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Hey Fediverse! Do you use git (or Mercurial or Darcs)? Etherpad? Homebrew? Inkscape? quemu? Wine? Maybe even coreboot?

These are just a few of the projects for which the Conservancy project provides administrative support. The projects rely on Conservancy, and you rely on the projects.

Support the org that supports the tools you can’t do without. They are trying to raise money, and have donation matching for the next ~15k to be raised for two more days: sfconservancy.org/supporter/

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I'm installing a Malware for academic purpose.

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Da hat der Bund jetzt 13,5 Milliarden Überschuss gemacht und sofort schreien alle nach Steuererleichterungen für Unternehmen. Können wir das nicht vielleicht in Bildung, das Gesundheitswesen, die Beseitigung des Niedriglohnsektors, den ÖPNV aka die Bahn oder was ähnlich sinnvolles stecken.

Inzwischen glaub ich ja da will einfach keiner mehr.

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I have not seen it mentioned by @PINE64 or anybody else here, but a few days ago the Brave Heart edition of the sold out. Three thousand units were made available. Now it took a little more time than I would have thought, on the other hand, the PINE64 people were pretty clear that it didn't come with an OS, and that it wasn't intended for end users yet.

I think this is great news, 3,000 people were ready to get one anyway. This bodes well for the next phase!

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Can we dispense with the idea that capitalism drives innovation? Especially in things like for-profit healthcare and the like, but really across the board.

You know what drives innovation? Not profit motive, but sharing information and techniques. Capitalism promotes trade secrets and preventing other people from using and building on your work. It's geared toward a kind of innovation, the kind that maximizes profits. But for everything else, sharing is far and away more effective.

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Every time I use the self-checkout at my local supermarket, I can't help but notice the secure cabinet by the entrance which holds the commonly most shoplifted items. It only contains condoms and baby formula, both things that should obviously be free.

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NOTICE OF GENDER REVOCATION

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If you believe this action has been taken in error, please write back within ten business days to have your gender reinstated.

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Genau so wichtig ist dafür auch eine Kultur die das erlaubt. Obwohl die Plattform jetzt für gut 14 Stunden nicht erreichbar war, gab es nur tolles Feedback von euch. Das hilft und ist wichtig. Das ist eine gute Kultur. Die sollten wir nach außen tragen, aber auch nach innen zu uns selbst. Wir sollten milde mit uns selbst sein. (5/5)

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Aber warum schreib ich das jetzt hier hin: weil ich Reichweite und nen guten Ruf habe und es mir wichtig ist zu zeigen das sowas normal ist und kein Zeichen von Unfähigkeit oder so. Das solche negativen Gefühle und Zweifel, und sei es nur der eigene Anspruch der dafür verantwortlich ist, auch Andere haben. (3/5)

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applications are currently taking up 2.1 gigs of RAM on my system.

…and this is *after* I have *closed ALL running Electron apps*!

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