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Has anyone noticed any positive changes since Aral Balkan wrote this wonderful article 2 years ago? I haven't used Facebook, Google, Youtube and others since. It's done me no harm at all, I feel much better for it. I'm not a techie and don't need a mobile phone either, so it might be more difficult for many of you. But have you made changes and have there been any systemic changes?

@aral

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-Lo que tienes que hacer, Jose Joaquin, es dejar de drogarte en el trabajo.
-Doctor, me llamo Alfonso.
-Ay, disculpa, pensaba en voz alta, venga a quirófano.

At some point I thought free software was somewhat related to free speech.

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Google Recaptcha is a global virus. It's annoying. Please implement something else.

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Most people can’t tell the difference between art made by humans and by AI, a rather concerning new study says: news.artnet.com/art-world/mach

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The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is funding an educational organization that claims "math is racist": anonmags.com/gates-funded-orga

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remember when they talked to us about peer pressure in school? how you shouldn't succumb to what your peers want to do, and that you should have integrity (another thing they taught us about) and stand up for yourself?
am i the only one that fucking took that to heart? the world is just one big peer pressure shit show.

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