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I'm kinda irked that nobody gives credit to for having been an open source alternative to Meetup for more than a decade already

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do you or do i know someone who i could consult regarding thermal design of Reform?

The witch hunt continues:

My first thought: this is exactly what they (those who attacked rms) wanted. Divide and conquer.

My second thought: how has Stallman's behavior over the years undermined the empowerment of all computer users?

My last thought: why didn't the people making the statement explicitly state the behaviour(s) they believe to undermine?

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Bank robbers used to burn debt documentation and it's absolutely wild to me that you could just do that in the 1920-30s.

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In 1950, the ultra-wealthy paid 70% of their income in taxes.

In 2018, for the first time, they paid less than every other social group—23%.

Terrific animation in tomorrow's New York Times. Thanks!


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A worker owned taxi #coop in Southend has grown from 6 to 70 drivers.

They repaid all their investors and returned £3000 to their members last year. The same year Uber left the area after failing to compete with them.

We need this in every town and city!

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WTF?! My non-rooted phone had #Google Maps pre-installed, but I only use #OSMand for navigation etc.

Yesterday, I walked to a local restaurant, without using my phone, and had lunch there before walking back.

I never opened #GoogleMaps.

Today, I find a notification from Maps:
How was {restaurant name}?
Rate places to get smarter recommendations.

So it tracked and calculated where I ate without even opening my phone or the app.

Definitely time for #Pinephone / #LibreM

#privacy #Android

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Thailand judge shoots himself in court after criticising system

(submitted by miles)

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last night I went to a talk by tamzin powell, an anthropologist into folklore and witchcraft. it focused on the continued existence of 'cunning folk' and their history in the wye valley and the forest of dean. this is a thread of what I learned!

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If the operating system on your computer is a subscription service which you might lose access to at any time, what use is owning the hardware it runs on?

This could be the next revolutionary product:
Rented PCs on which you own nothing, with no way of transferring your own data out to another storage medium. Also, you cannot even unlock the PC without an internet connection, so all your files are held hostage by the subscription service.

#PlannedObsolescence is for noobs.

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Reading a bunch of cyberpunk stuff as a kid got me used to the idea that when I was an adult a bunch of billionaires and multinational corporations were going to try and kill me but I always thought it would be more fun, you know?

Perhaps that "generally reliable source" was not so reliable:

'Update (01/10/2019): Stallman has told us that “ has not moved. It has been hosted by the same company for many years. It was never hosted by the FSF. On the contrary, I started it to keep it separate from the FSF.”' --

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“Cancel Culture:” Social rewards are immediate, its dangers distant and abstract

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' posted an unconfirmed claim Sunday from "a generally reliable source" that " was defaced by an FSF employee'

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We actually need more events like #FOSDEM or Chaos Communication Camp/Congress that aren't corperate #openwashing circlejerk concerts.

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#fsf #freesoftware #rms #gnu #openwashing open letter to the Free Software Movement

This is an open letter to all the people who, in their good faith, are concerned about the recent events which have shaken the long-standing leadership of the Free Software Movement and the GNU project.

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