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Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

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"On 16th August 1842, troops fired on Chartist demonstrators outside the big house on Moorland Road, killing Josiah Heapy of Leek and injuring others. Afterwards, 146 Chartists were imprisoned and 54 transported to Australia.
The Chartists were demanding the right to vote, and
parliamentary reform"

1842 Pottery Riots

In the news today:

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Hi! The /e/ project looks very interesting, thank you the effort!

Might I ask if you considered forming a multi-stakeholder co-operative under the umbrella of the /e/ foundation as a means to provide funding to the project?


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Whenever someone deactivates "Save location history", somewhere at Google someone falls from their chair laughing.

Let's be serious: #Google has finally lost all trust. Or can anyone else take their privacy settings seriously?

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We shouldn't really be talking about developing countries anymore. The majority of humanity lives in a middle income country, yet we still expect refugees to be poor and uneducated. I recently heard the fact that refugees have smartphones used as evidence that they aren't real refugees. We sort of expect people from conflict zones to live in a sort of perpetual state of poverty, and distrust them if they like Coca Cola and the Internet, or if they flee the country by buying an airline ticket.

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Happy Birthday, Debian. πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰ 🎈
25 years old.

Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.

Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.

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@Antanicus Step 1: Turn all relationships into soulless market transactions. Step 2: Sell the resulting miserable people fake happiness in the form of mindless dopamine traps. Step 3: Profit, and repeat.

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Hi @SocialCoop! I'm a web developer at Pressbooks and I run a non-profit co-operative artist residency in rural Nova Scotia ( Great to be here!

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Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" πŸ˜„

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

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Steven Seagal will act as US envoy to Russia, while in Venezuela, Maduro survives a drone-bomb attack.

This truly IS the cyberpunk dystopia we were promised.

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Over the years, most of the queer people I know have either been from, or moved to, places like Manchester or London.

Cheaper places to live tend to be less tolerant, for some reason. Cities that are tolerant and welcoming for people of different backgrounds have a much higher cost of living, because many people prefer to live in diverse places rather than little towns full of bigots.

It's almost like a queer tax - extra money you have to pay to be able to live as an out queer person.

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If you tried watching #DWebSummit, as I did via the live streams, you might have wanted to throw your device out the window. The Youtube stream was abominable.

HARK! I bring good news tech faces.

Being the Internet Archive and all, they had a strong archival plan in place. Despite Google being all sucky and stuff πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ you will still be able to binge watch the sessions. The news has come in that archives are good.
πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘ πŸ•Ί πŸ’ƒ ✨ 🌐

Whiteboards, decks, notes all coming too!

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Don't write these days nearly as much as I used to, but somehow found the attention and time tonight to write out a scheme I've been developing pieces of for years for a universal financial and governance platform.

This is a first draft, so comments are turned on and most welcome!

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Platform6 is a cooperative that will soon launch a digital platform for funding and other support. It's featured in @coopnews

@Graham_Mitchell is one of the founders.

@Matt_Noyes started a discussion in Loomio about Social Coop Cooperative Development Initiatives working group ( Perhaps there could be ways to collaborate with Platform6?

Make sure to subscribe to the the platform6 email list here !

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Is it just me, or is no one at #DWebSummit talking about how we've centralized the development of decentralized SW and #OpenSource generally on the proprietary services of GitHub? (And repeating mistakes of the past!)

What do I need to do to be able to post here and have automagically posted on the bird site? Someone at the conference in London mentioned it.

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Why is the world not working towards a transition away from environmentally and socially damaging capitalism? It's like everyone's deluding themselves that this is the only way to do things and there's no alternative.

Surely there must be some country, somewhere, that's looking at ways to move on from consumer capitalism to something more sustainable and conducive to quality of life for its people.

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who keeps giving jurassic park public liability insurance

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Tfw you're talking about neoliberalism (but not in straight terms) with a colleague and another colleague chimes in saying "we're the only species that pays to live in this planet".

There is potential in this workplace.