Treffender hätte man den Abi-Jahrgang 2021 nicht umschreiben können:
The situation where researchers try to sneak bugs into a big software project to demonstrate is due to the same mindset that led people to vandalize Wikipedia and wait for a volunteer to fix it in order to make a point. The point they thought they made is something something community and process. The point they actually made is that they are an idiot and don't feel bad about wasting other people's limited time on earth. We are all mortals, death comes closer every day, and this is what they do.
#Signal turning into a crypto-ponzi currency scheme?
- isn't really free/libre software (as Moxie denied freedom to redistribute modified version)
- would *never* federate (political choice of centralization)
- updated server software wasn't published
- invaded people's phonebooks
- runs on Amazon+NSA's infrastructure
- is virtually impossible to use out of Google's infrastructure -
...didn't seem to be enough to alarm Signal users.
Würden wir in Europa nur wenige Jahre das Geld das momentan in Lizenzen von MS & Co. gesteckt wird in lokale Firmen mit Freie Software Lösungen investieren wären wir im Handumdrehen unabhängig und langfristig deutlich erfolgreicher.
Das einzige was wir dafür brauchen ist der nötige politische Wille unabhängig zu werden und die lokale Wirtschaft zu stärken, anstatt Milliarden jedes Jahr aus dem Fenster zu werfen!
im trying to get youtube to Algorithm the fuck out of this video that was posted in 2011 and has 500 views
@threemaapp If only our son's activities (school, sports clubs, etc.) weren't centered around WhatsUp groups. 🤮
Since end 2020 @Facebook@twitter.com banned linking in FB posts to https://delta.chat stating "violation of community standards". Multiple people filed complaints but nothing happened, no responses, no explanations, nothing. Please help (RT/like or comment how to proceed). Thanks!
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.
Libro.fm is an amazing alternative to Amazon's Audible: an independent audiobook platform that sells books from every major publisher at the same price as Audible - but without DRM, and with a share of every sale going to an indie bookseller of your choosing.
Virtually every audiobook title is available through Libro.fm - except for those titles that Audible demands be sold as "Audible exclusives."
Elsevier rant, long, f-word
Elsevier now confirms the submission of the copyright form¹ by sending you an E-mail with an HTML attachment called Order Confirmation.html. What’s inside? A two-section document, the second section having the title “Order Confirmation” and, among others, the fields: “Order number” and “Order date”.
Fuck you Elsevier! I’m not buying shit, I’m publishing a fucking paper!
Some colleagues refuse submitting or reviewing papers to Elsevier journals. As an early career researcher, I find it difficult to do because I have multiple colleagues exploited by Elsevier, and I do need to maintain good karma in my relationship with them. However, since interacting with this “publisher” gets worse and worse over time, I am seriously considering losing some karma points.
¹ Publishers in academia very often ask us to waive some of our rights over the article to them so that they can freely handle the profit they get from selling our works to the libraries of our own institutions. We, the authors, are paid nothing for our work. We, the reviewers, are paid nothing for our work. We are supposed to be just happy with the fact that our articles get “published” behind paywalls and with lots of restrictions prohibiting us from actually sharing our papers freely.
I've just created a nice dark #Emacs theme. It is called "stock defaults for dark background" and looks amazingly nice.
(set-face-attribute 'default nil :background "gray5" :foreground "gainsboro")
(set-face-attribute 'mode-line nil :background "gray15" :foreground "gainsboro")
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