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2365. Messaging Systems 

title text: SMS is just the worst, but I'm having trouble convincing people to adopt my preferred system, TLS IRC with a local server and a patched DOSBox gateway running in my mobile browser.


yeah linux is cool but does it have ransomware built in

Google banned LBRY Android from the Playstore without warning and for contrived reasons.

This video details their exact communications, reasoning, and hypocrisy.

We believe we are being targeted due to big creators fleeing YouTube for LBRY.

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Amazon has unveiled a drone that films inside your home. What, indeed, could possibly go wrong?

I made a flow chart of which #Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.


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2362. Volcano Dinosaur 

title text: Phylogeneticists are working on identifying and notifying its next of kin.


We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia,, 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.

"In short, federation distributes governance and cost, and can allow us to tackle challenges that we couldn’t overcome without it. The free software community needs to rally behind federation, because no one else will. For all of the reasons which make it worth doing, it is not rewarding for corporations. They would much rather build walled gardens and centralize, centralize, centralize — it’s more profitable!"

I feel like Ben Eater while playing with these shift registers today

u/ForceBlades on Reddit about the TikTok ban

I strongly dislike the platform but next it could be Wikipedia and everyone will care. For that reason I have to care for this today.

maybe political 

Like I get that TikTok is dangerous, I would never ever use it, but the government shouldn't babysit people.

If it was a national security threat, ban all government employees and the military from using it, but why everyone. I know this is just purely an anti-China move, but how does one get away with saying 'national security' threat.

Tldr Personal safety problem not National problem IMO

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«We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.»

— Jaron Lanier

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