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@Angle @Laurelai I see UBI as a direction to push in when talking to people who aren't ready to consider public ownership (or whatever you want to call it) of the means of production.

If nothing else, it flatly contradicts a lot of the basic tenets of capitalism. By seeing who agrees and who gets upset, you can get an idea of who your allies and enemies may be.

@mattcropp well I've loved the witches series. But the hacker-y aspect is slightly hidden. Lots of loves for the freaks of the world. "headology" is basically social engineering. The stories have lots of distrust of authority, and a points out you have social responsibility.

@mattcropp The Martian. It's a STEM is great book. ☺

@mattcropp a discworld novel? To balance the libertarian aspect?

@samtoland ah cool. No worries then. Some people outside Ireland don't know and can be insistent that UK+IE be called that.

The UK Queen's FAQ page on her website used to refer to her being head of state of the British Isles, so your usage was in keeping with it! ☺️

@samtoland Ummm... The term "British Isles" is not used in Ireland (which is a large percentage of that area) because the term has political meaning and is connected to a history of British control of Ireland. It implies that Ireland is British.

"Socialism is inherently authoritarian."
– person who thinks poor people should obey their boss or starve.

Source: twitter.com/existentialcoms/st

@Antanicus I know what fdroid is... Dunno what AOSP is. πŸ˜• I don't really know much (or anything) about development, or OSes, sorry,

OK, plan to root my phone put on hold, Since my Nexus 5X only has USB C connection, all my cables are Micro B. 😑 Didn't the EU require all to be micro B? Ah well... Time to buy some connectors

Apparently LineageOS is the current open source Android thing. Try going to their website and figure out how to install it. 😠

OK, time to break out of thr closed corporate walled garden. Time to try to root my phone!

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anyone got any recommendations on cooperative enterprise and entrepreneurship?

Finding it hard to come across interesting (and modern) books on the subjects.

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I am sorry to inform you that the doggo rating account is capitalist mastodon.social/media/l_rTGq1N

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Don't trust corporations

Can I just mention again how freaking awesome Let's Encrypt is? I just set up HTTPS on a new site in <30 sec

Finally setting up an RSS reader (tt-rss) so I can use an open, decentralized way to keep abreast of things, rather than just using twitter

If you log out of social.coop, it's pretty hard to find the login link to log in again (it's social.coop/auth/sign_in BTW)

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With news of Unroll.me selling user inbox info to Uber, lots of people are repeating "if you're not paying for it, you're the product."

I've said before, and will continue to say, that that is the wrong formulation. Sometimes you pay for it and you're still the product – look at US ISPs. Sometimes you don't pay for it and you're not the product – free software.

The real question is whether a software or service empowers users, which can't be boiled down to whether you paid.