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"Without freedom of choice there is no creativity."
- Captain Kirk, The Return of the Archons

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"You ask for freedom. It's time you learned that freedom isn't a gift; it has to be earned."
- Captain Kirk, The Return of the Archons

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The term "intellectual property" is a buzz word and part publishers' propaganda. this term "intellectual property" tries to put together three completely different(unrelated) laws: Copyright[monopoly], patent[monopoly] and trademark which are meant for three different purposes.
These laws exist for the betterment of general public and not for the copyright[monopoly] holder. [gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.htm]
Forcing you to pay for every time you read/watch is every publishers' dream.

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Do you think that digital security is even possible? With all our info in all these databases, and conversations about election security, do leaks happen because people are not securing it properly, or because it's not possible in the first place? I'm curious what my fediverse tech friends think.

Survey: Security would be adequate if we...

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In the tabs vs. spaces war I’m definitely on the space team. That said, if you’re going to use tabs, don’t mix spaces and tabs on the same line ffs. :facepalm:

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The woman who's been harassing random developers to use her "Code of Conduct" and writing software specifically designed to mock and exclude people is running for the Board the Open Source Initiative.

twitter.com/CoralineAda/status

Shit like this is why I keep telling you guys, you can't rely on organizations to dictate to you what is no matter how good their intentions are.

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Do you make music? Commission your next album cover with me! Do you know a musician whose music would go well with my art? Let them know! #art #illustration #mastoart

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The Right To Read is more fundamental than an artificial, govt sanctioned "right" that creates monopolies.

"The copyright monopoly is not a property right. It is a limitation of property rights. Copyright is a government-sanctioned private monopoly that limits what people may do with things they have legitimately bought."
torrentfreak.com/the-copyright


This sentiment also stuck out to me:

"The pay gap is not about men versus women, it’s about dads versus moms," [Farrell] explained. "When you compare never-married women who have never had children to never-married men who have never had children, the never-married women earn 17 percent more than the never-married men do. When men know they’re not going to have children, they put effort into things that are more fulfilling, and in general, the more fulfilling an occupation is, the less it pays"

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"Our school systems are leaving boys vulnerable in the sense of having very few male teachers in elementary school and kindergarten. Boys often go from mother-only homes to female-dominated child care centers and elementary schools. Then we wonder why boys are vulnerable to gangs and to drug dealers to provide them a sense of belonging and reputation and respect."

pjmedia.com/lifestyle/the-real

Larry Tessler, the programmer responsible for the cut/copy/paste feature and advocate of user-friendly modeless design, has passed. Rest in peace.

gizmodo.com/larry-tessler-mode

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"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias" Justice Learned Hand

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Chrome deploys deep-linking tech in latest browser build despite privacy concerns - It's not a bug, it's a feature, explains the Chocolate Factory Google has implemented a browser ca... more: go.theregister.co.uk/feed/www.

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It would appear that the Japanese have a name for my habit of (digital) book hoarding: Tsundoku

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsundoku

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