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""Instead of trying to earn enough money to insulate ourselves from the world we're creating, why don't we spend that time and energy making the world a place that we don't feel the need to escape from."

ted.com/talks/douglas_rushkoff

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Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But despite temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. [...] It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. [...]

-- Dr. M. L. King

Full speech:
nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/19

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But despite temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. [...] It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. [...]

-- Dr. M. L. King

Full speech:
nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/19

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I just call it Microsoft GitHub these days. Does half the job of communicating the risks of it being a hard dependency for FOSS projects in particular.

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hey, if you haven't yet, claim your $125 from the Equifax data breach settlement

literally seconds of entering your name and address results in a mailed check of $125 and helps make sure a corporation pays for their massive negligence

equifaxbreachsettlement.com/

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Just discovered webhint.io (webhint.io/), which is a linter - or "hinter" - for accessibility, security and speed.
Has anyone tried it yet?
I think I will give it a shot in my next project I will work on!

#web #development #hint #lint #accessibility #speed #security

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@yunohost
@pixelfed
#Pixelfed for #YunoHost has been upgraded to version [0.9.6]

#Pixelfed is a free and ethical photo sharing platform, powered by ActivityPub federation.

Added
* Frontend UI Refactor

Upgrade with the following command:

$ yunohost app upgrade pixelfed -u github.com/YunoHost-Apps/pixel

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Das Bundesinnenministerium möchte den Betrieb von #Tor-Servern kriminalisieren und damit unter anderem gegen Whistleblowing-Plattformen wie Wikileaks ermitteln können. Außerdem droht Anonymisierungsdiensten das Aus, mit denen Exilmedien Informationen aus Krisen- und Kriegsgebieten erhalten können. Dies ist das Ergebnis einer interdisziplinären Analyse des „Darknet-Paragrafen“ durch Juristen, IT-Experten und Menschenrechtsaktivisten.

reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/press

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We are happy to announce the release of #YunoHost 3.6 \o/ ! 🎉

It comes with:
- a new unified application list, with more than 100(!) well-packaged apps
- UX improvements in the self-upgrade mechanism, and various stuff for the CLI (autocompletion, manpage, ... 👌)
- progress on some features which are still experimental (app actions and config panel)
- updated translations !
- annnd manymany fixes / enh :blobcatcoffee:

Check out the release note for all the details 😘

forum.yunohost.org/t/yunohost-

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For those who haven't heard of en_DK before, it's the "European English" (for want of a better description) locale.

It uses Commonwealth English (en_GB) for strings and ISO-14651-1 for collates.
Dates are in YYYY-MM-DD, time is in 24h HH:MM format, Monday is the first day of the week, comma is the decimal separator, currency is euro and standard paper size is A4.

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GOSH I love reading full articles from @write_as in the new single-column view.

The attached screenshot is after clicking through a "read article" link, one of the features of my new Mastodon fork, Hometown. I hope to have documentation and release notes ready to go by the end of the week!

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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It is only a matter of time before the Fediverse starts to self-organise into 'blocs'.

The ad-hoc blocks and defederations of the past will inevitably be superseded by more formal alliances.

Whole areas of the Fediverse will be effectively cut off from each other.

This is perfectly normal and will be a sign that defederated social media is working.

But the period leading up to a more defined shape to the Fediverse will be turbulent and dis-orientating.

Maybe the blocs already exist?
Their names?

@tbernard Hi Tobias! Could you tell me which software project the default mail client of the Librem 5 will be based on? 😊

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Cracks me up when developers recognize "not everyone has computer software and hardware like me," but can't imagine that people have different life experiences, beliefs, desires, or fears.

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Just updated @Tusky and indeed, I got rickrolled trying to enter gab as an instance. Hate fascism, love tusky! 😍

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In case it isn't clear, Google has now reached, in many sectors, the "extinguish" phase of "embrace, extend, extinguish".

"Google is locking down API access to Gmail data (and later, Drive data) soon, and some of your favorite third-party apps might find themselves locked out of your Google account data. "

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1528361

@switchingsocial@mastodon.at Do you know how to follow a writefreely blog from Mastodon? 😊

And could you tell where to ask such ignorant questions regarding the Fediverse in the future? 😅

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The year is 2050

I live on a popup automated nomadic settlement on a prairie being threatened with drought. The groundwater is drying up here from the Dasani mega-exfiltrators that just got installed a fee miles East, so we're going to book it before anything gets too scarce. The settlement computer, a little RISC-V SOC next to the fabricators is giving an error, deep spec checks starting to fail from high-temperatures as the chip slowly melts in the heat. The HURD kernel makes the appropriate adjustments to keep us on track for morning packup. One of my partners gives me a peck on the cheek as they walk by prepping a launch for the pine-leaf mesh drone to keep us on the decnet while we're traveling (we stopped using balloons after they learned how to pop them). There's not really much concern about the whole ordeal, we've dealt with the thugs chasing us out before and we're prepared if they give chase. Besides, somebody updated the HAB design on decnet to detect fracked reservoirs sooner to avoid this mess in the future. We put up the solar deck and set our habs to a slow crawl westward as the sun just starts peeking over the horizon. The praire, the hills, they can kill it all as far as we care, hierarchy won't be enough to save them in the end, they can't adapt.

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@emsenn My theory is, this is a BIG part of why large tech unicorns are vocal supporters of open source... while banning the AGPL.

It takes the wind out of the sails of folks that would otherwise be very critical of their position of power when it comes to user data, lock-in, privacy, etc.

If the critics can figure out how to DIY, their personal motivation to fight evaporates, even if problems remain for Jane and Joe Average.

(There's also hiring & retention aspects, of course, many reasons.)

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