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ICANN is going after .com price hikes now

Slimy

Fucking

Gits

Worried about your privacy? Don't peer pressure, use _peer-to-peer_ pressure!

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My uncle (111 M) gifted me (33 M) a ring before leaving to go travelling. A close family friend (2019 M) told me to destroy the ring due to problematic associations with the jeweller who made it, but the ring is precious to me and I would feel guilty throwing it away. AITA?
#lotr

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In tech, 'smart' refers to any device that stops working when the company that manufactures it goes out of business, regardless of what it does.

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Big picture, in the next decade, I would like to see:

1. Federated free software services become the dominant platform for social media and messaging.

2. A more privacy-oriented and cryptographically-literate public, and simple, standard free software tools anyone can leverage for this purpose.

3. Open hardware, especially RISC-V, becoming the dominant approach for new hardware development.

4. Recapturing the mobile market from proprietary walled gardens, instead favoring models which put the user in control of their devices (e.g. pmOS).

5. Average (read: non-SV CEO) technologists becoming more politically engaged, including running for and winning offices, and using political will to reinforce the above and start making a difference outside of tech

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@aral on freedom and the Internet, Facebook & Google, their business model & the silion valley surveillance capitalism model.
Listen to him, now with French, English & German subtitles

video.lqdn.fr/videos/watch/861

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Do you like these sites and projects Wikipedia, creative commons, EFF, internet archive, framasoft, aprilorg, linuxfrorg, etc. ?

Common point: ".org" termination in danger of US privatization #SaveDotOrg

savedotorg.org/

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Today Sourcehut celebrates the 1 year anniversary of it's public alpha beginning 🎉 🎉 🎉

sourcehut.org/blog/2019-11-15-

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Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

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What you can do:
* as a website admin/newspaper publisher: Do not use AMP!
* as a user: Use another browser (uhm @firefox) and use an "no AMP" add-on: addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/

#noamp #nogoogle [3/3]

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I tend to think that a billionaire is automatically not a good person. A good person would say "hmm. I'm making money really fast, and I don't need more than, let's say $10 million... what can I do to benefit the planet that's given me this bounty?". And then they'd change their business model to do that thing. I cannot see a billionaire as admirable or good.

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drewdevault.com/make-a-blog

Start a blog and write your first article, get $20. Write another 3 articles within six months and get another $20.

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