Do you think the free software movement would have a stronger presence without Linux (the kernel)? This seems like an obvious "no," but I would like to add that the Linux kernel is more responsible for spreading the term "open source" than "free software." As well, there would likely be stronger development behind the Hurd project, being the only free software kernel in town (besides the BSDs). Also, Linux is famous for leaving off the GNU, and the free software ancestry.

@lunduke not to mention, there wouldn't be any javascript

@lunduke if the web remained documents rather than applications, we could still have video services, but instead of streaming the videos directly, you would have a download link, and maybe a comment thread. Personally, I think this sounds like a better idea, because 1- no DRM, and 2- you download the video to view it. I think this would be better, since you have to wait for each video to download before you can watch it, which gives you more time to make sure you really want to see it. Thoughts?

was such a great idea. I genuinely feel happier, even though it's only been a few days

word of the day #3: Awestruck

To be awestruck is to be utterly amazed (as in, in awe of) something or someone.

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"Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes."
- Joseph B. Wirthlin

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@lunduke I'm on board! This is an excellent time for such a "detox", as I'm sure a lot of us are still moving toward open social platforms like mastodon, which is a great time to set a tone for our presences. Still going to try across all platforms, though!

word of the day number 2: amicable. An amicable person is friendly, peaceable, and good natured.

To kick off , I thought I'd do a daily word that has a positive social meaning. Today's word is: companionable. It means friendly and sociable. Nice and simple, someone who's easy to get along with.

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Buckle up for some serious positivity, boys and girls.

begins at sundown.

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Great idea! I try to be kind all the time, but I'm all for making an extra special effort in October. Happy !

Welcome To The Black Parade in the style of Queen. Didn't think it would sound so awesome.

Well, September 20th has just about passed at Area 51, and we still don't have pet aliens or hand sanitizer that kills 100% of bacteria. I'm gonna say we took an L on this one, bois, but it was worth it for the memes

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It's gonna be a weird day.

I can feel it.

The Earth deserves better than humanity

I need someone I can talk to and have random discussions about silly things at odd times. Like how weird it is that the word palindrome isn't a palindrome, when I'd think it should be. Or how onomatopoeia isn't an example of onomatopoeia. Or how you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway. The English language is pretty funny if you think about it

One day.
Any day?
Some day,

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Why is it that the best minds in our industry seem unable to improve security without creating products that coincidentally give their employer more control over people and their data? Vendor lock-in is preventing real innovation in infosec.

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