I'm trying to move from Twitter to Mastodon because of the censorship against right-wing conservatives and libertarians:
Climate change - all built on lies to get funds to do fake science...
@pperrin Well dead, not immediately. But it will become dangerous to host instances. Some will move underground or out of #EU. Probably a lot of cat&mouse stuff going on for a long time. It will probably hinder mass-adoption.
But maybe I'm wrong, and is federating lots of small instances just the way for escaping #art13
'The left has gone too far': Jordan Peterson gives warning against 'totalitarian tilt' coming from the left https://www.sott.net/article/409801-The-left-has-gone-too-far-Jordan-Peterson-gives-warning-against-totalitarian-tilt-coming-from-the-left
Brexit could make the UK the big challenger to Silicon Valley...
Fired up my several year old £120 3D printer to do some prototyping - not used it for ages...
It has to be the coolest gadget I have ever had(!). But... it would be nothing without all the great free 3d utility software out there!
It was cheap cos it was a kit... but I am pretty handy and made sure it went together quite precisely!
I’ll be live on Al Jazeera at 10:30 GMT to talk about single points of failure in surveillance capitalism and how the UK’s “competition rules” for Facebook, etc., that would further legitimise the concept that you are/your data is property are the wrong approach.
Watch live online at https://www.aljazeera.com/live/
EU Copyright Directive hits the buffers (for now...)
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
A really good read... which answers it's own original question if it only realised it...
To the 'layman' who asks 'what is RSS?' what do you say?
I'd say "it is an open source (free) way of turning any web resource into something like a twitter stream, for people to follow..."
RSS is about to come of age...
And 2 looks like it will end up banning stuff like "aggregating locations to calculate traffic congestion“, which can be done ethically but requires anonymous but unencrypted location data.
You can allow anonymous uses but then you're opening an elephant-sized loophole.
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