Mozilla isn't a surveillance capitalist because it's not a capitalist at all.
Google banned AGPL-licensed software because they want to tie fancy frontends with surveillance backends.
Mozilla, on the other hand, made everything free software.
FYI we're federating with boseburo.ddns.net
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475€ for a greyish picture of a flag over a police station, what a time to be alive https://www.gettyimages.fi/detail/news-photo/gold-star-flag-hangs-at-half-mast-in-front-of-district-1-news-photo/102983306
Yelp is tricking people into thinking they are calling a restaurant, when in fact it redirects to Grubhub so that Yelp/Grubhub can claim a higher service feed from the restaurant.
A #UX Designer signed off on this. I don't know the back story, maybe they put up a fight. If they did, they lost. This is an example of how tech worker unions could advocate for ethical design that gets sacrificed for shitty business practices.
I don't really like how https://joinmastodon.org claim to solve real-life problems by comparing the Fediverse to Star Trek. No, it doesn't solve real-life problems – it can't, but we may organize here.
Someone on Hacker News said ~"the main problem with the fediverse is domain names and we need a more p2p system" and I posted a reply saying ~"as one of the main ActivityPub spec authors, not only do I agree, work is happening to bridge those worlds" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23125249
Of course, tech sects may be inherently political, because of their technology and of their business model.
For example, if Lavabit's FLOSS DIME made email encryption federated and transparent, ProtonMail would become both very expensive and obsolete – so they're doing their best to stay relevant. By shooting down Lavabit. Even if this means supporting the EARN IT bill.
Boredposting is due to the lack of motivation related to real-life items and activities, e.g. the lack of conditioning to the resources in your real-life environment.
It's related to "having to use your computer to read your emails, and getting lost on YouTube"; "tech sects"; and "cultural dichotomy-shaping environments".
We can make all the software we want, it's not a technical issue: it's a political one.
Le saviez vous :
La miviludes : 500.000€
Sauve des vies, fait un travail d'information, d'enquête et de salubrité publique.
Fait chier tout le monde, aura tjrs une guerre de retard, ne sert que quelques multinationales.
Devinez qui le gouvernement supprime?
Actually, what solid  _really_ needs is cool colorful ferrofluids art.
Don't use super cheap VPS providers.
asking for help (boosts welcome)
tl;dr: I’m in a tight spot right now.
I’m a recently-hatched trans woman; unemployed, broke, moving out from the duplex I shared with my soon-to-be-ex-wife, and relying on credit cards to pay for my food, shelter, clothing, and medical care.
Anything helps. Once I find work and get back on my feet, I will gladly pay everything back or forward—just let me know what you’d prefer and I’ll keep you informed.
Thank you so much, friends.
People change and I want to help them to make this change positive. I'm a plush, basically. Materially a cis man.
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