Simply astonished by the fact that I cannot use Messenger (used to communicate with my classmates, sadly) with a Private DNS on my phone, but I can use Messenger Lite instead. Messenger simply breaks when using a Private DNS connection, I wonder why.

That moment when you have to run Microsoft Teams with prime-run and gamemoderun

probably unrelated but the timing couldn't be better. I revoked the microphone permission from the app a couple of days ago and now they locked my account 🤣

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Instagram decided to lock me out of my account today after I signed in on my computer. They are now forcing me to add a phone number in order to reactivate my account. They don't have any easy way to contact their customer support.

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We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

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GitHub said the changes made by the libs creator was classified as "malware" under their terms, which led to the suspension.

But then let's take a look. Some malware, spyware and trojan used by the NSA are hosted on GitHub. Should these projects be taken down because they are essentially malware? Should cheating programs be taken down as well?

What should be allowed in GitHub? Isn't it a code repository? Why remove "malicious" code that can be used as a study and research case?

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GitHub suspending the creator of colors and faker libraries and npm restoring a previous version is an example of authoritative control by big tech.

The creator was irresponsible? Maybe. But suspending their account and not allowing them to create and/modify their own public AND private repositories is too much.

I hope they switch to sr.ht where they get rid of corporate control over their projects.

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New version! 0.2112.3 has a new Connections tab that simplifies the experience. It tells you how well you are connected, and what to do to improve it.

Overwolf is finally turning CurseForge into a closed platform: mailchi.mp/overwolf/whats-new-

(they're forcing developers to submit their client for whitelisting, and your client will only be whitelisted if you accept to not use the API for commercial reasons, which means, you can't even ask for donations in your third-party addon/mod manager).

this is huge for World of Warcraft and Minecraft

Google just decided to force the crappy Material Design version of Gmail on everyone, even those who were using the old HTML version.

The MD version of Gmail is terrible on non-Chrome browsers.

I just love it how FreeCAD, when trying to revolve a sketch, says "wire not closed" and doesn't give you any other information, leaving you to figure out by yourself what wire is not closed.

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RT Steamworks: Steam Deck Dev-Kit requests are now open! Steam Developers can learn how to request a dev-kit for testing and development at steamcommunity.com/groups/stea

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New version out!
🎉 Hashtags
🔷 New profile header style
🔷 "Read more" button replaced with a white gradient
✅ iOS top header fixed
✅ Search bar fixed and improved
And a lot more!
gitlab.com/staltz/manyverse/bl

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Happy Birthday, Linux!

30 years of age.
31,479,666 lines of code.
10.4 changes per hour.
1,031,305 commits.
Almost 25,000 contributors.

Countless freedoms ❤️

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Ever wondered why there's hardly any competition to Google Play Store even though Android devices allow it? Well, that's what "Project Hug" from Google is about: #google #projecthug #competition #appstore

QT jowens510: Google has a secret initiative originally called "Project Hug" that offers app makers like Activision Blizzard special treatment in exchange for paying the 30% fee and being quiet about it.

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