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I've noticed a lot of people on normie social media posting their most listened to songs of the year on Spotify.

As I do not have a Spotify I thought I'd just post a link to my tracks on Bandcamp.
bandcamp.com/chriswere

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RT @GeorgeMonbiot@twitter.com

You know all those documentaries you've watched about a dictator's path to power?
You know there's always the bit where you think: "Why didn't people do something? They could have stopped him while there was still time"?
That's the bit we're at.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot/stat

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The #Omicron variant is another reason for a #TRIPS waiver.

In order to limit the outbreak of new variants, vaccines must be available and affordable worldwide. I hope that the European Commission will act sooner than later. How many more reasons do we need? politico.eu/article/omicron-ou

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@megabyteGhost @rysiek @rozina

This is one reason I still buy media or downloads of the music I discover o. Spotify.

(The other reason is so that I’ll still have it when Spotify finally gets sucked into the hellmouth.)

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Copyright holders: "Copyright stops people profiting from works they had no hand in"

Copyright holders: Clings onto works of people who have been dead for 50 years

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I would really want to have something like Pidgin but for the current generation of IM.

That is, a multi-protocol IM that supports Briar, Signal, Wire, Threema, (and some others I don't care about).

A single client to rule them all.

We used to have it with Pidgin for Jabber, ICQ, etc. Why can't we have nice things now?

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RT @Dur8anPoison@twitter.com

Having a rough day?
Stop...
Here watch our tenrec hedgehog have a sand bath.
Smile.
Carry on as you were...
😀
🦔

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Dur8anPoison/statu

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Review of "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" (5 stars): Optimistic sci fi about a long journey and chosen family bookwyrm.social/user/DerekCael

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🤦‍♀️ Well it houses the cultural artifacts of various countries that was stolen by the British Empire so why not steal the next generation's future as well. 🤷‍♀️😡
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RT @flaroh
Glad to know the environment is on the BM’s list of idgaf 🥴
twitter.com/flaroh/status/1464

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"Pfizer agreed to provide Israel with enough vaccines for the entire population, in exchange for huge amounts of valuable data, raising concerns about privacy and data monopoly, and demonstrating that citizens’ data is now one of the most valuable state assets".

ft.com/content/f1b30f2c-84aa-4

#infosec #COVID19

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its kind of amazing that newspapers ran for two centuries selling their own ads but google waltzed in and convinced them they couldnt do it on their own any more???

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RT @HistoryMuppet@twitter.com

With the release of Get Back, may I present to you one of the best parodies the Muppets have ever done 😂

(Written by Christopher Cerf, 1979)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/HistoryMuppet/stat

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Everyone knows that #BlackFriday sales are pretty awful, the prices are usually the same as the rest of the year! :eyeroll:

Why not donate to a nice Fediverse project instead? :awwwblob:

ActivityPub for Wordpress - Plugin which adds your Wordpress blog to the Fediverse
notiz.blog/donate

BookWyrm - GoodReads alternative
opencollective.com/bookwyrm

FunkWhale - Federated music & podcast platform
opencollective.com/funkwhale

Mastodon - Twitter alternative
opencollective.com/mastodon

Mobilizon - Facebook Events alternative made by Framasoft
framasoft.org/en/#support

PeerTube - YouTube alternative made by Framasoft
framasoft.org/en/#support

PixelFed - Instagram alternative
opencollective.com/pixelfed

Also shoutouts to WriteFreely (a Medium alternative) and Friendica (a Facebook alternative) which don't have donation pages, but which deserve support 👏

#Fediverse

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I want to re-up this graph, this is what we're capable of when we act like the science is real. cdc.gov/flu/weekly/weeklyarchi

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Amusing Twitter thread:

"Scott Williams Penguin - @vwbusguy
Why don't us longtime Linux users start livestreaming ourselves trying to install and use Windows and MacOS and highlighting all the annoying things as we go, especially 3rd party software oddities?"

twitter.com/vwbusguy/status/14

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Escaping from iOS with /e/: the last(?) update

I was going to write transitional day notes for a week, but it's just not worth it. On the whole, moving from iOS to @e_mydata has been pretty seamless. And the @thepine64 PineWatch has been a revelation.

neilzone.co.uk/2021/11/escapin

I've just visited IMdB and Ublock Origin reports that it blocked over a hundred potential trackers and ads, and the site still managed to show my recent history without a sign on or cookies allowed. What's happened to the site? And how do I stop the tracking?

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RT @Julia_May_Jonas@twitter.com

Whenever I feel guilty about buying another book, I like to remind myself that I just purchased 1-5 years of that person’s life for 26 dollars.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Julia_May_Jonas/st

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