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@mako @oli @bhaugen @richdecibels @Graham_Mitchell @dajbelshaw @mayel
Puzzling again over why P2P and the fediverse seem uninterested in some of the core post-post-Fordist capabilities now exploited so horrendously against the Demos by silicon oligarchs, spy agencies and alt-right . .

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"The power of consumerism is that it renders us powerless. It traps us within a narrow circle of decision-making, in which we mistake insignificant choices between different varieties of destruction for effective change. It is, we must admit, a brilliant con."

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OK, and we're off for day 4 of Lucy kinda walks around London while everybody gets mad at stuff. my aim is to start at saint james park, see what's left or if anything new is there, go around to westminster abbey, then go up to trafalgar square. I heard that they are planning to take parliament square, so I'll walk through there on the way to trafalgar square, but yesterday it was fucking swarming with pigs so don't hold your hopes up for that getting occupied

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I was thinking to register my precious touring bike in case it ever gets stolen. But then I realised one of the things I love about cycling is the freedom, independence and anonymity.

No "cycling license" needed, no registration required, and it's one of the few remaining ways to travel anonymously.

I'm conflicted now. Thoughts?

Gah. I've been notified I'm being made redundant. One month to go.

Therefore: I will be renewing my search for co-op software opportunities.

And/or going freelance if that fails.

Or perhaps returning to employeedom if that fails.

Any leads appreciated!

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Tried installing Lineage OS on two different phones today. Turned out neither was really possible while having a reasonably recent version.

Android derivatives are so... weird. Having to build a whole "image" to start your world with? It's a nightmare.

I can still install GNU/Linux on machines that are 15 years old and they still generally boot and run. And I don't need to build a separate "installer" per machine.

How the fuck did phones get THIS BAD.

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"Austerity is the idea that the global financial crash of 2008 was caused by there being too many libraries in Wolverhampton."
Alexei Sayle

#politics #austerity

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I have brushed enough fur off my dog to make a second, identically shaped dog.

He is the Banach Tarski paradog.

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Work in tech? Care about the climate? Pledge to support the Global Climate Strike on 20th September:

(For those of us in companies already working for public good, you don't have to walk out all day in a traditional strike, there are other ways to support)

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Hey! just checking into sunbeam and letting all you beautiful people know that earth strike international has a mastodon page again @earthstrike
and we are less than a month away from the #GeneralStrike on Sept 27th (or Sept 20th if you are in the UK)

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the fairest phone is the one you keep out of the landfill

repair what you got
buy what someone else had

no supply chain is clean under capitalism

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unionizing tech 

if you unionize at work, they fire you.
if your whole team unionizes, they liquidate the company.
so how do you unionize?

tech multiplies the power of labor,
which multiplies the power of the scab.
while the boss fires unionists,
only the bossless can unionize.

organize contractors!

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Fediverse surveillance instance: Fedichive 

There is a new instance¹ that tries to archive the whole Fediverse² and they plan to make a full text search available to everyone. I recommend you block their IPs.

What they are doing is illegal by the way, at least when it concerns EU citizens.


#FediAdmin #PleroAdmin #MastoAdmin

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Today is the 200th anniversary of the #Peterloo massacre. On 16th August 1819, 60,000 people gathered peacefully in St. Peter's Field, Manchester to advocate for parliamentary reform when cavalry charged into the crowd, killing 18 people and injuring 400-700. It is one of the defining events in British radical history.

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Carole Cadwalladr exposed the dark money behind the campaign and is now being sued by Arron Banks in order to shut her up. She is building a team to help her, and we can help too.

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UKIP have a new leader:
Dick Braine.

Seems about right.

#politics #UKIP

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