bottom line: Don't trust the shiny advertising brochure which tells you about end-to-end encryption, security and privacy if you only get a black box at the end. Only #FreeSoftware, #OpenStandards, #federation and the ability to self host will be able to secure your privacy.

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I have given my :funkwhale: :fediverse: server to the @funkwhale organization — it has become amazingly too big of a 🎼 :cc_cc: 🎵 space for me to own & felt it better in the hands of the :funkwhale: creator, @eliotberriot

Y'all are in good musical :fediverse: :cc_cc: hands. Thanks for inspiring others.

With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order.
-- Noam Chomsky

#anarchism #quote #bot

@tootbrute searx already can use yacy results

but the yacy peer has to be on the same location

If you want to really de-googlify The Net, decentralized search engine should be the first step:

The sad thing is, YaCy's stuck in a spiral. It's not very usable as a everyday search because there's not enough peers and they can't index The Whole Internet, so people go away, the search has less peers, indexes less sites…

There is one use case where you add your favorite sites and get a truly personalized search, but again, one computer can't index the whole net.

Sure, sex is good, but have you tried repairing a disposable consumer trinket beyond its planned obsolescence?

a sincere heartfelt thankyou (and condolences) to the admins of all masto instances. it sounds like it's a brand new hell every day

Corporations desperately want to be the new nationalism. How can we stop that from happening? What can we create instead to replace nationalism, that is healthy?

It's not enough for individuals to resist capitalism. The system—a system, some system—must resist capitalism as well.

The question isn't just "how do we dismantle capitalism" it is "how do we build a system that is immune to capitalism"

@strypey @switchingsocial @musicman

Just to let you know, following our discussion from last week, I'v started writing a small utility to grab the FMA content from

I plan to mirror at least a part of the FMA on using this :)

@mlg @TheGibson "Marxists think we should be bossed by bureaucrats. Libertarians think we should be bossed by businessmen. Feminists don’t care which form bossing takes so long as the bosses are women. Clearly these ideology-mongers have serious differences over how to divvy up the spoils of power. Just as clearly, none of them have any objection to power as such and all of them want to keep us working. "

@strypey @thegibson “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

If GenX and Millenials worked together, we could achieve the slack we were born for.

They called us Xers lazy and not interested in work... turns out it was just a way to manipulate us into a unquestioning work ethic.

all I'm saying is... we outnumber them now.

Is there anything like an #ActivityPub based #Wikipedia alternative? I think this would be a really cool project, and if it doesn't exist, it should be created. I would be happy to help write the concept, but most likely not the programming side.

If you are wondering why this is important, the gist of it is that Wikipedia is also a centralized platform, just as much as Twitter or Facebook. This causes various problems, like administrators having too much power and banning users they don't like. Articles are generally written from a capitalist/neoliberal perspective, while leftist viewpoints are censored.

#MobiliZon : reprendre le pouvoir sur ce qui nous rassemble
Voici notre prochain projet, et une bonne raison de nous soutenir pour l’année à venir !

Is anyone speccing out geodata over activitypub?

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