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What's the one thing every web user can do to fight #SurveillanceCapitalism ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them

notochrome.org/

#NoToChrome

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Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:

Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...

Please don't.

Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It

Ranting about pornographers on Mastodon. 

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I love how Mastodon is 100% functional and contains zero trackers.

It's almost as if you don't need trackers to make a functioning site and any trackers on other sites are wholly unnecessary and should be fought against on every possible level...

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Thank you again for your participation to the #SDF32 and #UNIX50 EVENT!!! Thank you to all the anonradio, sdf and irc diehardz esp to the ones who stayed till the end! LOL thank you! BIG thanks to @smj for making this important event happen! Also thank you to USENIX and the @livingcomputers Museum, and to our ever patient sysadmin @iczer haha LET US ALL HELP SDF ALIVE! Keep the old ways ALIVE! Pls support @SDF and keep using your UNIX and all kinds of *NIX machines! 👍👍 I'm beat... good night!LOL

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@brandon @klaatu Everything is in MY cloud now hehe, self hosted bitwarden and self hosted Firefox Sync Server 😊
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How to setup a mumble server on OpenBSD. 

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"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

nature.com/articles/d41586-019

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I miss fan fiction. I need a good fandom with a strong fan fiction community. I miss early Harry Potter fan fiction and the community around that. I used to pay $10 a month for a @fantiction.net email address before they discounted those. Any one got some of that good good fan fiction?

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trains are my favorite mode of transportation tbh

amtraks are comfy and it's a crying shame they're more expensive than air travel
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software license idea:
Copying is expressly prohibited _with_ author's permission. You must steal this work. Don't tell me you've taken it. Take reasonable precautions to prevent me from knowing you've used it. Brag about your misdeeds at the bar.

Time to update my life goal list.

1. Watch every episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Season 1-3.

2. Learn Japanese.

3. Eat food from 7-11 in Singapore.

4. Go to Jollibee.

I have a 32U rack and like 6U of stuff in it. It’s almost comical. I need a rack mount DSL modem.

Do accounts in Mastodon have the power to block and unblock federations? So if mastodon.xyz blocks “dum cat pics.net” but I want to see that still, am I blocked unless I make my own or go elsewhere?

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