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Freedom: being able to make decisions that primarily affect oneself. Power: being able to make decisions that primarily affect others.

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I am a programmer in New Jersey. I have been on federated social networks since 2013, and am really into the cooperative model. I am into mathematics, anime, free/open source video games, and personality typology, and generally just like meeting new people online. Hope to strike a conversation with some friendly people here!

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How dumb do you have to be to think that Google are the good guys?

#SurveillanceCapitalism

Recycling is a scam by the bottle-making industry to sell the same product twice.

Is there a site you recommend for publishing long-form blog posts?

The International Day Against DRM #IDAD is this Friday, December 4! Learn what you can do to join the fight against unjust restrictions on use and sharing of media: u.fsf.org/36c

I have worked with EFF, off and on, for nearly 19 years (!) and my belief in the organization's mission - making the internet safe for human thriving - and my long-term, inside view into its operations are why it tops my charitable giving each year.

EFF is a powerhouse, multiplying its funding (mostly small-dollar donations from individuals) severalfold to do effective, important activism that defends human rights in the online world.

eff.org/about/annual-reports-a

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Imagine trolling a GNU/Linux User Group meetup by showing up and unironically showing off your GNU HURD / Haiku/ ReactOS hybrid to everyone there.

"I compiled it with LLVM", you say smugly, "and all of the libraries are system32 reimplementations running on a translation layer for the Haiku desktop runtime. The CPU is an old Setun chip that I ordered from Russia. The whole thing runs on balanced ternary instead of binary. The body is an OG Xbox and a Sun SPARC computer that I welded together. There's an Amiga X1000 co-processor in there."

The head of the group glares at you. Veins are throbbing in his temples. Sweat is running down his brow.

"It also features a TempleOS emulator."

He blacks out. You have bested him. You push him out of his chair, and sit in it.

"This is my user group now," you announce sternly. The Linux users cower in fear as you fire up a TempleOS app.

"Oh, mighty Temple," you pray, voice booming fearsomely, "what shall we do next?"

I'm trying to figure out how to make an oil lamp lantern.

Do you suppose the engine for the new Chex Quest is based on the latest DOOM?

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There is a new Chex Quest game apparently, and it's multiplayer

I would be watching if I didn't have a conflicting Vermin Supreme call at the same time.

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Far-left? Far-right? Brother I'm far-ting

The Esperanto for 'Earnestly' is 'Forte, fervore.'

Remember to read This Week in Matrix! Learn about Gitter bridging, VK bridge (!), plus clients, servers, SDKs, Famedly news and more matrix.org/blog/2020/11/27/thi #twim #decentralisation

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