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The Free Software Conservancy @conservancy has asked Microsoft to resign from the RIAA over the recent takedown of youtube-dl, an important tool for free software users, as well as journalists: u.fsf.org/36p

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youtube-dl could be used in legitimate situations but having examples on how to download copyrighted content was just asking for trouble.

nice try but just found out is owned by an advertising company. so another one out the window. NEEEEXT

Testing Waterfox and I might have found a replacement for FireFox

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Thanks to @debian 's €10,000 donation (and not $10,000 as announced a few hours ago), we've just reached the 4th step of our PeerTube fundraising. Many thanks to all those who donated. And it's not too late to contribute : joinpeertube.org/roadmap

I need something like this in my life: blakrpi.com/index.php/blak_rpi
Minus the DE, just the terminal. Would be hardcore debloat from the smartphone.

My ~10 years old Lastpass account from before the LogMeIn purchase. Helped with translations just because I liked the service and they surprise me with this:
Status Premium - Expire at 1 of January 2088 05:00

Is this the end for companies with services that have privacy as a priority?

Could they enforce this on projects that have no business legal status? Like go after git projects?!


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If you reach out to a developer complaining about a bug on his thing and you only have support from him at an hourly rate, make surge to let him know your hourly rate for helping him. :troll:

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In reality, Hacktoberfest is a corporate-sponsored distributed denial of service attack against the open source maintainer community.


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I was pretty fed up with the behavior of 'df', so I wrote my own diskfree tool.

It's called 'duf', it's written in #golang, and you can get it here: github.com/muesli/duf

On ArchLinux, you can simply install 'duf' from the AUR.

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So I have something cool to show everyone...

I have finally gotten my own forum site off the ground!

Say hello to Mech Bay 316.

It’s powered by the FOSS Discourse package, which is written in Ruby on Rails, mostly. Hosted on a DigitalOcean droplet, with full HTTPS support.

I love posting here on Fosstodon. My website is for a bit more niche and/or long form content. I’m trying to spread the word to see what a community can do with the setup.

Maybe give it a go?


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Researchers were able to figure out which American phone numbers use Signal


#Signal needs to stop asking for phone numbers and also make their service decentralised.

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The irony of banning #TikTok because they "may" hand over to the Chinese government during a time when the US is actively trying to end #encryption (because they can't see your data) is a bit much to take...

#Privacy is a fundamental human right, and invasion of privacy through apps like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, etc is the real problem from US companies and beyond.

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