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There used to be a #podcast called Rathole Radio that played free/Foss songs from various genres. Anything like that out there now???

Dan, if you're out there, dust it off and start it up again please! 😊👍

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One of the most important feature requests we've heard from you is "WHERE THE HECK IS MY #THUNDERBIRD MOBILE APP?"

Here's a straight answer:

YES, we're excited to announce that an Android version of Thunderbird is coming!

We'll have more details to share with you in a few weeks. We'll talk to you about it here, and over on our blog at blog.thunderbird.net.

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Remember the outcry for Microsoft buying GitHub and developers (allegedly) leaving en masse? It didn't happen and GitHub is as a monopoly today as it was back then. Musk/Twitter is analogous. We need to make federated alternatives better than centralized ones. Outcry won't do it.

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@hpr Ahh you know it's almost weekend when @Ahuka starts talking about DOS Filesystems !


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You don't "have something to hide" when you put blinds on your windows or close the door when you're on the toilet, or wear clothes. Privacy isn't about having something to hide, it's not about keeping secrets. It's about being able to choose what you reveal about yourself, and when, and to who, and the other word we have for that is "dignity". Your inherent dignity, as a human being. Privacy is the agency you have over your dignity.

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A butter museum, who'd of thunk it:

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Facebook is using its army of lawyers to create a Trojan Horse into GDPR law so that they can just demand anybody's private information from any company using the loop hole of "legitimate interest".

It starts with the domain name registrars but doesn't stop there.

If anybody is writing up a "reasons to break up Facebook", please add this to your list.

#Facebook #privacy #GDPR #ICANN #SurveillanceCapitalism #NameCheap

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A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

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Your security and privacy are only as strong as your root of trust. If you cannot trust your own device and its operating system to not violate your privacy and to only act as expressly instructed by you and, furthermore, only in your interests, then any “security” or “privacy” you layer on top of that broken root of trust is simply security/privacy theatre.

Either something is private by default or it is not private. Either your privacy is sacrosanct or it is not.


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Schneier on apple's backdoor:

It opens the door for all sorts of other surveillance, since now that the system is built it can be used for all sorts of other messages.

And it breaks end-to-end encryption.


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“Anytime someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you, and won’t give you a key, they’re not doing it for your benefit” -- Doctorow's First Law

The erosion of personal ownership

I wish I had written this article myself. A must read!

via @yogthos

#DRM #digital #ownership #Doctorow #IoT #neoFeudalism #bigTech #unauthorizedBread

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using a modern computer on the internet is like you've got this amazing studio workshop library full of tools and stuff, workbench space all over the place, and you're gonna put it all to use any minute now - except you just can't stop staring out out one dingy window at these people screaming at each other in the street

The radio will run, but sometimes no sound will come on, other times it will and later just stops. Sometimes turning the knob a bit will help, but not always. A lot of times it runs fine.
Any thoughts on if the volume issue is any easy fix? Should I just let it be? Would you know what the radio is worth? As far as what it's worth, I'm just curious and really don't want to part with it.

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This is an Admiral AM/FM solid state, radio plugs into a standard outlet. The backing says that the company was in Chicago and that the radio was made in Japan. I think it goes back at least to the 1970's, but I don't know its precise age.

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Calling all Hackers !
The Ninth Annual 26 Hour @HPR New Years Eve Show is about to start.
Listen live, say "hi".
Spread the word.

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Okay yes, the questions have started rolling in and so to avoid repeating myself:

- Email is the Original Decentralized Social Network, thus impressive
- It might never die
- But it will probably be mostly centralized, already is being so
- Security has moved to an "origin-oriented" approach, slowly dooming self-hosting (take note, fediverse)
- PGP model hasn't worked for 30 years, won't by this point
- A great way to get letters, a bad way to do cool things

That's all for now.

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The Ninth Annual New Years Eve Show
It’s that time of year again. Time for the 24 hr (26 hr) New Years Eve Show.

For those who don’t know, on New Years Eve 2020-12-31 10:00 UTC (5:00 AM EST), we will have a recording going on the HPR Mumble server for anyone to come on and say “Happy New Years” and talk about whatever they want.

We will leave the recording going until at menos 2021-01-01 12:00 UTC (7:00 AM EST) and then until the conversation stops.

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