PL papers: "C, a low-level language"
OS papers: "C, a high-level language"
security papers: "C, the bane of my existence and the cause of everything bad in the universe"

My biggest fear of using the fediverse is falling in the trap of the echo chamber.
Losing contact with the real world and forgetting to be really inclusive and respectful.
This articles describes the issue very well with the gender case but applies equally to other militancy cases like fighting for human rights and against tirany/dictatorships.

In a world where software is ingrained in every aspect of society, one way to help make a better world is to produce technology in the public interest and ensure data, wealth, and power aren't hoarded by a small handful of privately-run silos.

@rysiek @lightweight The only reason that Microsoft are doing anything with FOSS is to extract value and reduce its operating costs. If they can persuade people to use and develop for Azure based infrastructure then this is their main goal. Assume that anything coming from a Microsoft FOSS evangelist is a cynical self-serving scheme intended to get you to do free work for them. They might throw a few crumbs to a few devs to make it look as if they have goodwill.

If Microsoft BS was the only problem we had then things would be far easier. In the last decade thing have gotten a lot worse.

Wow, I get really frustrated when I see FOSS communities falling for Microsoft's "pro open source" PR spin - note, they never say anything positive about Copyleft (the "F" in #FOSS). They are no friends of FOSS - they're a parasite. Microsoft loves OSS like a tapeworm loves a healthy digestive system - exploiting what others produce for their own (proprietary) self-interest.

I've finished a blog post about Brave's false privacy. I give you arguments that will prevent yourself from falling for Brave’s marketing lies.

americans: "it's not our fault you elected bolsonaro"
the white house:

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro | Brasil Wire

RT @AgnesCallamard
20 months of @amnesty tireless work into #China treatment of Muslim ethnic minorities of #Xinjiang; 100 pages of detailed evidence of crimes against humanity, massive human rights violations, and a dystopian hellscape on a staggering scale.

The Runner: Why you should try self-hosting and de-Google your life?

Big American tech companies know way too much about us and are too intertwined with our personal lives, but they don’t have to be. Read more below!

Brazil: demands for impeachment of Bolsonaro, vaccine access 

10s of 1000s demand the impeachment of authoritarian (or #fascist, if you prefer) president #Bolsonaro, and access to Covid19 vaccines

Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

#privacy #google

Daily reminder of the obvious for less-than-bright telcos: PROTOCOLS ARE NOT PIRACY.

Somebody makes a car, somebody else intentionally drives that car over a bunch of people. Telco logic: OUTLAW CARS.

Shit like this makes me want to #bittorrent everything in my hard drive, and my blog, too.

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