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When websites say "use our app, it's much better", they mean better for them, not you.

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Epic Games is a horrible company fighting a lawsuit that would net them much more money if they win, but I can't say I don't want them to win it.

It would have significant implications for all hardware vendors and would be the first case law specifically defending people's right to control their own devices.

They have deep pockets, and therefore the money and resources to fight Apple.

The implications would be much more far reaching than just Apple (even effecting game consoles).

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And remember kids, if anyone tells you to implement DRM, tracking software, anti-patterns, gambling apps disguised as social media, and so on - you tell them to "FUCK OFF". If you get fired over it (and you might not, for the record), give me a call and we'll help you find somewhere better.

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Support artists who release their work for free or use DRM-free platforms like Bandcamp.

Do not support artists who lock their work behind DRMed platforms.

Vote with your wallet. Don't give people money who don't deserve it. Foster a culture of support and owning what you pay for.

I'm always amazed by so many websites and mobile applications doing validations only on the client...

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Thanks to @debian 's €10,000 donation (and not $10,000 as announced a few hours ago), we've just reached the 4th step of our PeerTube fundraising. Many thanks to all those who donated. And it's not too late to contribute : joinpeertube.org/roadmap

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Thanks to @debian for their $10,000 contribution to the #roadmap to #PeerTube v3! <3 <3 <3
bits.debian.org/2020/10/debian

With this great recognition from the Debian Project, the €60,000 to fund live in PeerTube are almost reached. To contribute: joinpeertube.org/roadmap/

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Much of what we think we "own" online like books, movies and music is actually a form of leasing from Amazon, Google, Apple, etc. These companies may mislead people to believe they own the products they pay for. They may have no idea that their viewing, reading and watching is surveilled.

Working with our members of Congress and other legislative bodies to legally define the word "Buy" and force companies to use "Lease" instead, could help people understand what is really happening.

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y'all hating but when was the last time you could win a T-shirt for adding typos to a readme? It's an opportunity of a lifetime
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"That begs the question: Why should you trust a VPN that promises to protect your privacy more than your internet provider? The answer is that you can't, and you shouldn't."

techcrunch.com/2020/09/24/free

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#Youtube's now constantly nagging people to log in.

We should all assume that they'll soon make registration/login mandatory across the whole platform – hopefully committing suicide by doing this.

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The world would be a better place where, when someone encounters something confusing or which doesn't meet their preconceptions, they first tried to learn and understand it before rewriting a bunch of software and shoving all of their notions of correct into the domain

This one is kind of subtle so to be clear I'm talking about the influence of windows and mac on linux

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Now it completely randomly logged me out in the middle of a call??

How does this society still trust Microsoft's sofware so much

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"should i code more or sleep?" (proceeds to do neither)

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Your choices are to sell it to me DRM free and encoded in an open format

Or piracy!

There will be no negotiation on this matter.

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