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Proof of work mining should be illegal. Destroying our habitat by intentionally wasting energy on an already-unconscionable and ever-increasing scale is a crime against humanity.

#Bitcoin

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Greetings.
You might not have heard of me, but I was your great-grand-uncle. I was in one of the first cohorts to be uploaded, as we called it, or brainsplanted as it's known nowadays.
The reason I reach out to you is that hosting fees have increased faster than I budgeted for...
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Free (as in freedom), privacy-friendly, lightweight alternatives to Disqus:
- Isso - posativ.org/isso/

- Schnack - schnack.cool/

- Commentics - commentics.com/

- Spirit - spirit-project.com/

- HashOver - github.com/jacobwb/hashover-ne

- Epoch (WordPress) - gopostmatic.com/epoch/

- Lyked (uses Google reCAPTCHA) - lyket.dev/

#Privacy #Disqus #Internet #FreeSoftware

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Announcing Meme It So! It's a Star Trek The Next Generation Meme and GIF Generator, inspired by Frinkiac.

It has every line of dialogue spoken on STTNG tied to screencaptures. Which makes it good for looking up lines as well.

memeit.so/

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Today we're kicking off the #GNU Assembly!

gnu.tools

This is a new umbrella for GNU people seeking transparent decision-making and built around consensus. It's the result of a decade of struggle to make #GNU inclusive, transparent, and community-driven.

#GNU contributors: consider joining!

#FreeSoftware activists: help us spread the word!

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What happened to the early pledges by governments, the WHO, public health experts and research institutes to create global cooperation in vaccine development, eschewing patents and secrecy so that we could rescue our species?

That dream was smashed.

Many people helped create our vaccine apartheid, the single individual who did the most to get us here is Bill Gates, through his highly ideological "philanthropic" foundation, which exists to push his pitiless doctrine of unfettered monopoly.

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#mastoadmin

hi, the bsd.network instance has blocked FLoC on all pages and media that our web servers serve.

We previously, currently, and in the future, will NEVER had ads, and we do not support any efforts to track our users.

Google is an important part of the advertising cabal, and is quite evil thank you very much.

(here is the snippet we use in nginx:
add_header Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()";
)

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#sysadmin #privacy

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@technomancy behind the scenes, the romulans and the vulcans are really just engaged in a centuries-long proxy war for control of the interstellar unicode consortium

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"RMS addresses the free software community" fsf.org/news/rms-addresses-the

> It was right for me to talk about the injustice to Minsky, but it was tone-deaf that I didn't acknowledge as context the injustice that Epstein did to women or the pain that caused.

"Statement of FSF board on election of [RMS]" fsf.org/news/statement-of-fsf-

> The FSF board will continue to pursue additional ideas and actions designed to improve transparency and accountability.

Looks like neither the board nor RMS resigns.

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Können wir diese Grafik nach dem Motto „Was bisher geschah“ vor jeder Tagesschau-Sendung einblenden?

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Thinking through power and control, especially in the context of infotech and monopolies, I've been focusing on large and single or dominant "gates".

Rereading Lessig's Code (1999), he mentions "A fundamental principle of bovinity ... tiny controls, consistently enforced, are enough to direct very large animals".

Barbed wire and sheepdogs are classic instances: the first rarely kills directly, the second can inflict only minor harm on a herd (should it choose to), but both can manage and direct a large multitude, including leading them to slaughter ultimately.

#monopoly #power #control #bovinity

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Kris zerlegt mal, was bei der Luca-App falsch läuft. Dabei geht es darum, wie eigentlich größere Projekte so ablaufen und warum.
threadreaderapp.com/thread/138

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I’ll be disappoint if the vaccine passport isn’t called Cov-ID

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Clem is a project to help make #Clojure errors easier to understand for new users, developers are looking for community help in testing the project
clojureverse.org/t/introducing

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Today we’re launching Am I FLoCed, a new site that will tell you whether Google has made you a guinea pig in its targeted advertising experiment: amifloced.org

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