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I'm sick and tired of == and people listing Canonical's decisions as something inherent to Linux.

I'm genuinely starting to be convinced that people are not really capable of grasping what an 'alternative' is. They see cars and they largely behave the same, so they apply the same logic to everything.

I want , I go to . I want , let's go to .

I want to try - oh my, where's the vendor to hold my hand, Ah, It's called Canonical...OH PEOPLE

To the #degoogle and #deletefacebook advocates, the #privacy and #FOSS advocates, please consider contributing editing to #OpenStreetMap. I want a good and usable alternative to current popular #maps apps.
:yoshi_eat: :yoshi_tongue_mid: :yoshi_tongue_end: 🗺

Sources claim Google holds 40% of web traffic; throw in a few, ISPs and our internet looks like the only grocery store in town. No options.


@sifr I recently read about Youtube tuning its recommendation ML away from obvious conspiracy stuff. This might be beneficial, but the main issue is that these kinds of collective decision are not made democratically by users. They're made opaquely by individuals within megacorps. Much of the nudging and "experiments" we probably don't even know about, and really the whole paradigm is flawed and we should be moving towards user controlled systems rather than corporate or oligarchic control.

@MatejLach This is one of the main reasons I'm supporting webapps whenever possible.
Though even with webapps on iOS, you are at Apple's mercy, they have complete control over their single allowed browser engine as well.
For example, in the latest version of Safari Apple decided to suddenly disable device orientation and motion APIs used especially for WebVR/AR which were available for years. There are established companies depending on those APIs.

Hello people of the Fosstodon,
here is my third and last episode on Vim Basics, today on advanced and practical Vim tips!

Here's a remainder no 85,234,567 as to why you shouldn't base your business around a product that depends on:

a.) Distribution via a proprietary app store where your livelihood depends on the mercy of /

b.) Build your business around consuming 3rd party APIs (and maybe presenting them differently), thus being susceptible to the whims of all the parties you depend on. Encroach on their territory with a better product and THEY WILL shut you down.

"Every tap, button push and keyboard entry is recorded — effectively screenshotted — and sent back to the app developers", including credit card numbers, passwords, etc. When will people stop pretending that the #Apple system of a proprietary walled garden lead to more #security and #privacy?

America: All regulation is evil, businesses must be allowed to do whatever they like

Telcos: *Sell your detailed location data to bounty hunters and anyone else who asks*


Why do pirates love the original Bioshock?

It was set under the sea, and featured the voice of

Arrmin Shimerman

HP's ink DRM instructs your printer to ignore the ink in your cartridge when you cancel your subscription

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Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).