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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.

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Coucou, est-ce que je connais des gens qui font des bots Discord ? C'est pour une amie.
(pas pour lui faire un bot hein, juste c'est son premier projet python et elle a un objectif assez pointu)

instance block? 

FYI we're federating with

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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 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 claim to be "the federation" either, because it means extra efforts once you're here – so it means grip.

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I don't really like how 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"

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.

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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.

A young person in a foster family has called me at 12 past midnight to wish me a happy new year. I'm not sure this wording conveys how proud I am.

Le gouvernement a produit un arrêté+décret d'application immédiate, en urgence pour noel, pour augmenter temporairement les limites de conduites des conducteurs de voyageurs à 11h/jour et 62h/semaine.

ça fait grave flipper!

Evitez absolument les cars Macron.


Le saviez vous :
La miviludes : 500.000€
Sauve des vies, fait un travail d'information, d'enquête et de salubrité publique.

Hadopi 9.000.000€
Fait chier tout le monde, aura tjrs une guerre de retard, ne sert que quelques multinationales.

Devinez qui le gouvernement supprime?


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.

(At least, I can personally say that I've enjoyed the interview)

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