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I wonder if there are any RSS readers that support the Dat protocol...

Anyone know? It'd be really cool to be able to distribute video podcasts via a torrent like swarm.

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ask for help, homelessness, job needed, Atlanta GA area 

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It probably needs said again that the RPI is not an open product, is not designed for being hacked on itself, and is full of proprietary closed code. If you're use an rpi and think you're throwing up your middles to The Powers, you're not. You're funding Broadcom.

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So many actions are felonies. So many are non-violent. Many can legitimately be done by mistake.

I bet you've committed multiple felonies without realizing it. You just didn't inconvenience anyone.

Support voting rights for felons. Support hiring former felons. You almost certainly are an unconvicted felon.

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I continue to feel imposed upon whenever anyone sends me a DOCX/XLSX file, based on the (incorrect as it happens) assumption that I, like them (or their employer), have sold out my personal sovereignty to the Redmond borg. Makes me feel sad the the level of awareness of "fully compromised personal liberty" is so breathtakingly low. In addition to the impending climate catastrophe, there're at least a couple more elephants in this room, people.

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Copyleft software licenses like the GNU GPL are for those of us who want to make it easy for anyone to use/improve/repurpose our work for the greater good, while making it difficult for businesses to use it to build proprietary software that exploits, divides & otherwise disrespects its users. Weak open source licenses like BSD/Apache/ MIT/etc are open, but they effectively subsidise corporate biz models using to build exploitative proprietary apps. Less cool by far. davelane.nz/reflections-propri

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"here, use this browser that replaces obtrusive ads with more subtle ones!"

"But where do these other ads come from?"

"Our ad network"

"And who gets the ad revenue?"

"Us"

"So you're stealing?"

"What no! We're getting paid for replacing the ads!"

"So you're stealing revenue?"

"Umm, no more questions!"

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a warm take re social networks 

Just found out two classmates are running Ubuntu, neat 😅

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How to know if you're a parasite 

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No matter how much browsers talk about the security of their built-in password managers, I feel I have been conditioned to not trust them.

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Those who don't understand computing history are doomed to repeat it.

Those who do understand computing history are doomed to never getting any VC money because they won't be able to claim to be inventing something new with a straight face.

So if you want money, remain ignorant and naive.

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Positive comments about Linux 

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Because otherwise, it comes across as “you owe me the right to do abhorrent shit with your software with zero effort on my end, so hop to it!” No. Note that the license doesn’t attempt to limit who can use the software. The author isn’t trying to ban alt-right scum from it. They’re just saying “if you want to do it, then you have to build and distribute it yourself. Leave me out of this.” And there’s no way in the world I could disagree with that logic.

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