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I just cancelled my #EFF membership and will not be spending to them, can also not recommend anyone to do that.

The reason?

This: eff.org/deeplinks/2021/12/drea
It looks like they are looking to push forward "Web3" and cryptocurrencies. Both bullshit, speculative technologies that create more real problems than they solve.

If you are an #EFF member, maybe consider sending them an email cancelling your membership demanding them to change course.

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1975: "Let's build the Internet, a network that can survive a nuclear war!"
2021: "Let's host everything on the server of this one discount bookshop!"

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people with ADHD and autism in ancient civilizations served an important purpose by randomly hyperfixating on new objects thereby pushing forward science in random directions

meta is short for metastasize - as in "the social cancer facebook brought to the web has metastasized and will incentivize a totally new dimension to amplify hate"

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Facebook renaming itself "Metaverse" (and getting the name from Snow Crash) really is the ultimate failure of cyberpunk media to be used for anything other than meme fodder for the hegemonic corporate interests it once sought to satirize

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"Vizio isn’t some wide-eyed teen, randomly copying code they found from GitHub without understanding the implications. This is a multi-billion dollar company that absolutely should know better..."

hackaday.com/2021/10/22/vizio-

framework laptop kernel panics the same day as an actually good mbp release........ :god_no:

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can I @ the linux instances, could someone adjacent to them boost this, I'm a software engineer with d cups and i don't know how to build a computer, if only there were a strong, capable individual with extremist views on open source software who could help me out of this predicament..... But alas.... No such thing exists.... Not on this federated social media network.... I'll simply have to go to walmart and purchase a HP Slim Desktop Tower Celeron 4GB/1TB Desktop Tower.....

artifical intelligence v natural stupidity

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The problem isn't just that Zuck is really bad at being the unelected pope-emperor of the digital lives of 3,000,000,000 people - it's that the job of "pope-emperor of 3,000,000,000 people" should be abolished.

I believe that people who rely on digital tools should have the final say in how those tools serve them. That's the proposition at the core of the "nothing about us without us" movement for accessible tech, and the ethos of Free Software.

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hot take if your "2FA" is just the swiss cheese SMS system then you still have 1FA plus a new side channel

yubikey or gtfo

I am a dumbass who gave purism money years ago and my punishment is to continue to deal with robotic bootlickers on web forums while trying to collect my refund

eric clapton is a big antivaxxer with a horrid new "song" about his feelings.

since he is an expert on the subject of health and personal safety, an astute observer of and caretaker to the well-being of his own, with no notable event illustrating that he might have a lack of awareness when it comes to the people around him remaining alive, we should all listen to him.

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"There is some sort of perverse pleasure in knowing that it's basically impossible to send a piece of hate mail through the Internet without its being touched by a gay program. That's kind of funny.” -Eric Allman, creator of sendmail. The Advocate, 3 March 1998, p. 41.

if the news on my phone ever has my name in a headline i know it will be time to throw my phone in a lake.

if my name is preceded by the words "Dog the Bounty Hunter", i know to also throw myself in that lake

because of the omnipotence of online ad tracking, and extrapolating from the fact that he is at least still logging into spotify, brian laundrie probably got this article in his news feed today. i don't have any judgement about this other than this social landscape is weird af

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I really wish OSS communities would stop defaulting to Discord or Slack. Your software isn’t a lifestyle. I don’t want to live with the goddamn thing. I want a forum I can visit once in a while, not to take out an attention mortgage.

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The existence of pet peeves implies the existence of wild peeves

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