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I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action";


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it's time for my favourite game, Windows or Capitalism, where we try to guess whether a statement applies to windows or capitalism

- it's obnoxiously expensive for no reason
- corporate monopolies allow the big companies to stamp out alternatives and present themselves as the only option, driving up prices to ridiculous levels
- you are constantly pressured to spend money. in fact, if you don't have money, you can't participate at all
- advertisements are a fundamental element of the system
- most people who have souls despise it, but remain complacent because "what are the alternatives? this is the way things are"
- the mere mention of the names of alternatives disgusts many people
- the people in charge don't give a shit about you

trick question!! all of these statements apply to windows AND capitalism!!!!!

I really need to find a good SSH app for my phone that has proxy support (for Tor). When I can't check in on my server away from home I get weirdly anxious.

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@Gargron The fact is Eugen would crumble if he had to endure the sick, twisted and dehumanizing constant abuse and harassment that Black and Brown folks go through. That gay people go through. That trans people go through. Hell, that women go through everyday.

This is not to say what he goes through doesn't matter, because it does. I do feel he is treated unfairly in some cases.

But the idea that he receives the worst of it is utter bullshit. If anything, he gets off very, very light.

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i wake up early regardless of how much sleep i got

and idk how or why that is

but it is inconvenient when no one else appears to do things that way lmao

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"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

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"Tor is best known for being used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden but, with governments across the world cracking down on the internet, it is a resource that’s increasingly necessary if we are to guard the world’s right to a free internet."

One of Tor's config options is called "FascistFirewall", which when set only creates outgoing connections through the already open 80 and 443 ports. Perfect way to connect when using the guest wifi in my heavily restricted office.

Also confirms that corporations are fascist, pass it on ;)

Mechanical keyboard with blue switches and open-back headphones. My co-workers must love me.

In my defense I haven't gotten any comments so it must not be that bad!

I fret too much sometimes on whether I should have coffee or tea in the morning... I always end up having the other later in the day anyway!

Nothing like breaking in a new pair of headphones with some of your favorite albums.

Sgt. Pepper, Pet Sounds, Pinkerton, Sheer Heart Attack, Rumors, and Melodrama queued up so far!

family, loss (-) 

I finally got a hold of all my families old camcorder tapes as I've been meaning to ask for them for years to digitally transfer them before they degrade.

At the 2003 Halloween tape, a comment my dad had made to my grandmother definitely hit hard. She hated being filmed, and he was joking with her that in 20 years she'll want to see what happened then and how she looked. She passed away just over 12 years later. Fuck cancer.

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Being able to roll back to a previous kernel is such an underrated feature when the comparisons start between Linux and Windows.

Kernel upgrade on Debian Testing borked my sound, previous kernel works perfectly 😌

I didn't think I'd like it much, but this winter-y "holiday" black tea is really, really good. I'm not usually a fan of extra flavors in my tea, but it's a good morning cup for sure. Perfect to have while looking over what systems I can code for :python:

Hopefully with the fediverse making a name for itself, along with other non-corporate projects, the mainstream can start to slowly move away from behemoths and realize the benefits to decentralization and self-hosting. Or at least towards the importance of privacy in the digital age.

It's been a busy past few months, so hello again, Fediverse!

I did finally figure out though the issue I've been having with my home server. After reboots it'd be unable to connect to the network despite finding no issues with the SD card. Finally realized that the lack of logs meant that the boot process never completes. The issue? Lines in fstab for HDDs that weren't connected. Removed them and no more issues!

Protip to make unsuspecting people think you're doing something important:

Browse the web with Tor and keep open a terminal window running "tail -f /var/log/tor/debug.log"

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