@polaris I've always loved this video "format" (not sure what to call it, really).

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You have as much right to be you as everyone else has to be whoever they are.

Don't make yourself smaller for other people's convenience. You deserve better than that.

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+1 for youtube-dl accessibility (personal experience) 

I download videos (not music/movies, mind you) during an "unmetered period" late at night since I cannot fully utilize my home internet connection

if YTDL went away, I'd effectively be limited to one video a day, and it'd have to be at 360p or 480p, and no longer than 10-15 (20 max) minutes unless I wanted to 'gamble' on whether our monthly quote would be covered until the next period

also, it doesn't roll over

imagine that

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ALL browsers should've added this YEARS ago, I don't understand why It took this long to do It.

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just remember that in order to PREVENT yourself from ever violating #RIAA copyright you DO NOT want to go to


and use the tool Spotify-dl to download whole playlists straight to mp3


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Facebook, Google, etc., are never going to change – they’re financially successful because of their toxic business model. Just like Big Tobacco is still Big Tobacco and Big Oil is still Big Oil, Big Tech will remain Big Tech.

Regulate the crap out of them and invest in Small Tech.

@luke The thing that grabbed most of my attention about this was the notion that pulling up a cellphone interrupts a conversation. Should ALL senses be engaged with the conversation ALL THE TIME in order for it to be successful? I can still listen to somebody just fine even if my eyes aren't glued to them. 🤷

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"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"

"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"

"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"

"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"

What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".

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TFW you have to rely on torrented source code to ensure that your legitimate programs are still available.

@person RSS is great! And I also forget to look at the fediverse, but I'd say this is a good thing. I feel like it avoids the dopamine addiction many other social networks seek to inflict upon their users. (There's a chance this wasn't what you meant, but as someone that used to doomscroll a LOT on facebook, this is something I adore about this place 😅 )

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Hey guys just FYI: old != bad


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if you got spare cash, instead of kicking money to presidential campaigns, you could choose to support a poor, disabled indigenous artist still rebuilding their life after escaping their abuser, like me, and my anxiety hound, Baby. just saying 🎉 (yes amz is evil but its the only place i know of with buy from the WL features 🤷 if there's a better one please let me know)

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I apologize in advance:

My dog just bit me. 8 times. So, he byte me.

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vous avez quel âge

go rt

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