There've been a few posts about the Gemini protocol lately. I'm glad I checked it out.
People need to try it, before forming opinions. This big-tech mentality that software or innovation needs to have millions of users or have a target to take over the world is nonsense.
And it's very easy to start. There are many Gemini clients, like amfora, a fancy terminal based one, or Lagrange a GUI client that also works with Gopher.
The context: banners which say something to the effect of "by continuing to browse this site you agree for us to track you" are illegal. You cannot withhold services because the user declines to consent to your tracking garbage.
Quoting the GDPR:
>Consent is presumed not to be freely given [...] if the performance of a contract, including the provision of a service, is dependent on the consent despite such consent not being necessary for such performance.
Scarlet is an cool little open source DIY numpad kit. Looking forward to building this. The design files can be found on the site too.
Socially anxious, privacy conscious, tech person, enjoys video games, mechanical keyboards and geeky things. I'm vegan btw
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