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Interesting - listening to this guy from Seattle who cut his own CEO salary to ensure his staff was well paid: rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ Kim Hill asks him if he could've achieved the same if his company was public/listed. He suggests he couldn't. The system's broken & public trust of public corporations is misplaced.

The Biden administration teased a sweeping antimonopoly executive order last week, including a Right to Repair provision aimed at agricultural equipment - a direct assault on the corporate power of repair archnemesis John Deere. It

pluralistic.net/2021/07/07/ins

But it turns out that the executive order goes far beyond tractors and other agricultural equipment - it also applies to consumer electronics, including mobile phones, and this is a *huge fucking deal*.

vice.com/en/article/y3d5yb/bid

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Small correction: Where "did" you bought.
Nobody is supposed to die here, hahaha :blobpats:

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I need to buy a new computer for more intensive workloads.
Tell me fediverse: Where die you bought your last computer in Germany?

Brazilians in turbo mode! The LibreOffice Impress Guide 7.0 in Portuguese is now available – thanks to our community of documentation writers and translators: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

#Microsoft will persönliche Daten in der EU speichern. Das hilft aber nicht dem #Datenschutz, denn sie sagen selbst:
“We will challenge every government request for an EU public sector or commercial customer’s personal data – from any government – where there is a lawful basis for doing so.”
Sie wollen also jedes legale Auskunftsersuchen anfechten...
JEDES Auskunfstersuchen an ein US-Unternehmen ist legal nach US Recht FISA 702 + US Cloud Act.
EU-Recht interessiert NICHT!
privateinternetaccess.com/blog

@erincandescent @rysiek @cwebber @marie_joseph What I'm getting here is that my JS code will run faster if I make it generate more NaNs

Clever: Facebook will let others target you based on intimate details of your life but they don’t want you to know that… I wonder why… 🤔

(Also, I guess this means Signal is no longer being paid by Facebook to work and provide priceless PR for their products.)

signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

#SurveillanceCapitalism

Back in November, we learned that Disney had pulled a breathtakingly criminal wage-theft manuever on one of science-fiction's most beloved authors, Allan Dean Foster, an elderly cancer-patient caring for his sick wife.

pluralistic.net/2020/11/19/dis

Foster is the bestselling author of some of the most successful movie novelizations ever, from the first STAR WARS novel to ALIENS novels and more.

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The shutdown of one chinese coal mine stopped around a third of all #bitcoin mining.

Can we now find the other two coal mines, plz?

fortune.com/2021/04/20/bitcoin

I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

@rysiek @plausible

I absolutely hate this opt-out non-sense. Reminds me of Google's "_nomap" suffix for wlans. 🤯

Why do they get away with that?

Facebook has *such* a sweet racket. First, they used the Roach Motel model - data checks in, but it doesn't check out - to trap you and all your friends in a mutual hostage-taking situation, where you can't leave because they're there, and they can't leave because you're there.

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The Free Software Foundation needs to reform itself if it wants to represent the diverse free software movements. RMS needs to be removed from all leadership positions in the FOSS community, including the FSF and GNU, and the FSF board. rms-open-letter.github.io

This is a long shot, but I want to put the power of social media and federation to the test.

My son wants to become a commercial airline pilot when he’s grown up. It would be awesome if we could find a commercial pilot in the fediverse that we can follow and ask questions of.

If everyone who reads this could boost it, it would be much appreciated and it would mean the world to my son if he could get in touch with a real-life commercial pilot! ✈️

#pilot #flying #airline #jet #boeing #airbus

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