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@freakazoid Yeah, tho at some point we need a political solution. This is getting ridiculous.


I think the edge brnding keeps nicely in line with the minimalist aesthetic, and it's easy enough to cover with a case (you will offer a case, please?) if someone prefers to keep such details private!

We have a new #librem5 update! Ethical aesthetics – Librem 5 design report #7

We're curious your thoughts on this potential branding decision.

Australians could face ten years in jail for refusing to unlock their smartphone. Last time they've banned cash for all larger purchases.

Coming up next: Social credits, just don't call it that because China had them first and it's not at all the same because when we do it, we mean well.

Now I am listening to the 8-bit version of TesseracT's Altered State again #np via @ryanlittlefield

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I've seen a bunch of posts about clients for mastodon but haven't seen any love for the lovingly brutal brutaldon ( made by the inimitable @gcupc, so consider this post some love for brutaldon, and give it a try if you're interested

@Antanicus I think there are two things preventing non-techies from stopping using Google.

They don't perceive the value being extracted from them, and they only perceive the value they receive. Google is seen as neutral; a sort of commons. That it happens to be a private company is irrelevant. If they stopped using it, they wouldn't get the same value.

What must be changed is the view that Google is a commons.

Apparently employees are protesting the plan to build a censored search for China. That's very good to hear, but it's also important to remember that de-ranking of websites to protect the interests of outdated private industries, highlighting news stories from 'trusted' (by them) sources, personalization etc. are just some of the ways Google already censors content worldwide.

I am not going to lie, every time there's a new -derived bug affecting CPUs, I gently pet my laptop 😂

@hhardy01 lol, I like it, it's a bit on the softer side than what I normally listen to, but I enjoyed it. I've actually heard of HAKEN before, just never listened to them for some reason. I'll actually check them out now.

Hmm... most of the people who I'm seeing dismissing Mastodon seem to be assuming that instances don't share posts/follows/etc with each other

#Introductions I'm Joe, a licensed attorney with a background in U.S. state and federal election laws, administrative law, public retirement fund administration, and economics. I have a general interest in the social sciences (including polisci and sociology).

@aparrish Say what one might about , but he saw this way before most people did and this is why the importance between merely open-source and truly free-software matters. Free software cannot 100% prevent misuse by corporations, but it goes way further than open-source to try to.

Also, I wouldn't be a programmer today without free software and probably much worse off, so in my eyes, free software succeeded.

@aparrish This is why I place great importance on the distinction between open-source and free-software. The BSD guys represent open-source rather well, they normally don't care about any wider social concepts and sure not about wealth redistribution, not being locked into an ecosystem etc. they just share code.They don't care that companies just take the code. Many of them tend lean right on the political spectrum and think this is compatible with capitalism. This is what tries to prevent

I quit Facebook when I concluded the cost of remaining (e.g., constant vigilance for unilateral changes in privacy settings) was greater than the benefit.

Twitter sure feels like that now. Demands tons of effort to read stuff someone else decided I should read just to reach occasional morsels of what I subscribed to? Fuck you pay me.

@kd0bpv @Gargron I think this is a good idea. Regarding the instance/server thing, instance is technically more accurate since one instance can run on many servers, but it'll certainly be easier to understand for new users.