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like instead of "thing not possible" or "thing not advised" in the rest of the foss world it's just like "thing worked around collectively for awhile and we arrived at some stuff." which is also way better than like stackexchange workaround mode which is very single person gamification oriented.

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i am fucking obsessed with (media)wiki culture. the prescribed way to export a wiki you don't have database access to you use the advice on Manual:Grabbers mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Grab !/

I'm glad to see the scam die. I am not glad to see all the people with no money left harm themselves because they were taken advantage of by the people who made off with the bag. this is the sad part.

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by the time I wake up tomorrow our attempt to stake one heart of one vampire in the plague of medical profiteering that sucks away the life force of humanity will be out in plos, and that will be one tiny win in the war of anti-profitable technology.
doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0
site: peoplesvent.org/
preprint: doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.02.202
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it works, it runs reliably for a long time, it does the things you need a ventilator to do, it actually has a better GUI than all the other ventilator designs we were able to test/find manuals for (that part was mine), there's a ton of good hardware engineering in it (that part was the engineers I worked with who I love).

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you should be sketched out by a FOSS ventilator, but in much of the world the alternative is death because some medical tech executive needs to meet margin for the quarterly earnings report.

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oh I forgot to say what it was. hospital grade invasive pressure control ventilator that can be deployed by a single person with minimal technical knowledge for ~$1300, the software was purposely designed to be adaptable to differences in component availability and design. some fancy g**gle br*an people have already made an ML-based control system on top of it, and normally they are my enemy but I think what they did is pretty cool and proves our point about FOSS medical tech.

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For a community, you *have* to ban early and ban often, and defederate early and often.

As an admin, it's your job to protect the ✨vibes✨ of your space, to promote community, and to remove elements that are toxic or harmful.

A service doesn't work the same way. It isn't attempting to create (or promote) a specific vibe, it's just *there*. You make of it what you will, find what you will, and (as an end user) block what you will.

The admin "just" makes the service available.

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I would like to take this moment to wish a heartfelt go fuck yourself to any person who profits from privatized medicine of any kind.

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by the time I wake up tomorrow our attempt to stake one heart of one vampire in the plague of medical profiteering that sucks away the life force of humanity will be out in plos, and that will be one tiny win in the war of anti-profitable technology.
doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0
site: peoplesvent.org/
preprint: doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.02.202
!/

I have listened to this like 1 million times angel haze is SO GOOD !/
youtu.be/oOycRO6mabo

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@jonny Reminds me a bit about the IAB situation.
How can it be GDPR compliant if it databrokers to hundreds of third parties?
(In this case, with a "Transparancy & Consent Framework" which does exactly nothing in that regard)

And if one request data deletion, how can it be enforced across the whole conglomerate?

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If you needed more reasons to be wary of Elsevier, here's what kind of data they collect about you. For example: whenever you do anything within Mendeley.

eiko-fried.com/welcome-to-hote

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Installing #PeerTube on your server is like creating your own free-libre alternative to "YouTube", where you choose the name ▶️ ! Documentation and official support will guide you through this adventure.
👉 joinpeertube.org/ #FreeTheServers

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@jonny @bob Mastodon is currently the best onramp, because it looks and behaves a lot like Twitter. Familiarity is a big part of ease of use. If Musk changes the interface of Twitter significantly then Mastodon will lose that advantage.

Over the last decade, we saw how systems which were functional but had very different interfaces from where most people were at tended not to get much adoption.

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