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okay i can't do any more of this, but, again, if you do not like being exploited, don't let yourself be exploited:

1. don't contribute to 'open core' software projects

2. don't reassign your copyrights

3. carefully weigh the value you derive from contribution to a project against the possibility that any of the key players in the space may use your contribution to profit

4. if you don't feel happy about the way things are going in a project, walk.

i did it with Alpine. some say that was one of the stupidest decisions I've ever made, but my happiness is more important than Docker's bottom line.
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> "Sudo Flaw Lets Linux Users Run Commands As Root Even When They're Restricted" – thehackernews.com/2019/10/linu

First thought: Yikes!

Second thought…*man* I love being on a rolling release distro—the new sudo package is already in the repo

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#Janayugam Malayalam newspaper is switching to GNU/Linux with #Scribus. Possibly first daily in the world to run on 100% #FreeSoftware. Thanks to awesome work by @kannan @bady @mujeebcpy @ranjithsiji Hussain KH and Ashokan mash.

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Ouch, seems like µBlock Origin is having trouble getting updates into the Chrome Web Store:


An not futher pointed out "bundl[ing] of unrelated functionality" causes a rejection.

Just if you wonder, why you might want to use Firefox or some other non-Chrome/-ium-browser.

#Chrome #chromium #Google
#ublock #adblocker #web

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Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


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By the way: My team at Mozilla, Firefox Accounts, is still looking for a Senior Software Engineer. If this at all appeals to you, you should apply. Even if you think that maybe possibly you're not Senior enough.


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We need better solutions than "just quit". :/

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Twitter’s abuse of phone numbers for ad tech threatens to undermine people’s trust in the critical protection that two-factor authentication offers. eff.org/2019/10/twitter-uninte

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Stop using products as soon as as you can. The quality of product has no relevance when anytime you may stopped from accessing it. (As it is happening in right now)

Stop using non-free software. You will face its evilness soon or late. Start migration to asap

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So, uh. You know Invidious, the privacy-focused front end for YouTube?

Someone made the same thing except it's for Twitter. And it has RSS support.


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RT @Tails_live@twitter.com
We're launching today our donation campaign to fund our work in 2020!

Not everyone using Tails can donate. When you donate, you are offering to many others who need it, the very precious tool that is @Tails_live@twitter.com:


Donate now to fund our work in 2020.

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reCAPTCHA is cancer. I have to spend a full minute on it each time. It's gotten to the point where, if I see a reCAPTCHA, I just close the tab.

It's always funny noticing the discrepancy between tropical countries like Costa Rica and those like the US when it comes to what stuff is unusual.

Like one day I saw a video mentioning something along the lines of "dragonfruit and other exotic products" and my brain immediately went like "how on Earth is dragonfruit exotic?" And then reason kicked in and I realised that it's probably not as common as I perceive it to be. 😅

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A worker owned taxi #coop in Southend has grown from 6 to 70 drivers.

They repaid all their investors and returned £3000 to their members last year. The same year Uber left the area after failing to compete with them.

We need this in every town and city!


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Guys I need a friendly advice.

I am a fresh graduate in physics of complex systems, that means that I am proficient in Data Science, modeling and programming with lots of data but I do not have experience. I am also studying to take OSCP by myself.

I really want to work for a company that makes of open source or privacy or ethic of software in general their priority.

Where should I look for? Do you have any advice for me?

Pondering about the appropriateness of lying. 

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#Medium now fully completed their paywalling efforts. The public page's now completely inaccessible without logging in.

Unsuspecting visitors to Medium's #articles now can't #read them unless they lock themselves into the platform.

The ability to search for new #content written by independent creators? Gone! The goal's to usurp content created by others free of charge to make you pay the centralized platform to access it.

#Plume exists to combat this, using the power of the #fediverse.

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