you’ve let the propaganda kill your dreams, kill your sense of possibility. it doesn’t have to be like this! don’t you remember? can’t you imagine?

The mighty have been in power too long,
They can no longer tell bad from good.
The peasants have been landless too long,
They've forgotten how to grow food.

The reason discord makes me so mad is that it proves that with a large enough marketing department you can make anyone in leftist circles throw their beliefs out the window and join the new ominous, friendly, hip surveillence service.

Discord is just slack with default dark mode, don't @ me

Entrapment? ICE created fake universities to lure foreign students before arresting & deporting them

US immigration authorities created fake universities, lured foreign-born students to enroll, and took large sums of their money – before arresting and deporting them for immigration violations, a new report has revealed. Read Full Article at

The whole #DotOrg fiasco makes me wonder if we're doing domains wrong, and need to re-think them.

There's a legal concept "estoppel", that "bars a party from denying or alleging a certain fact owing to that party's previous conduct, allegation, or denial."

The transfer of the dot-org registry to a private venture firm, and lifting of renewal caps, exploits long-standing reliance on use of a signifier which can be revoked at any time.

What if this applied to personal names and identities?

Just finished preparing my presentation for the European Parliament on Tuesday. I’m representing @Mastodon and small technology there on a panel to discuss the future of the Internet and I hope we can get the regulators to at least not fuck things up for our ethical alternatives.

My slides (not hugely meaningful without the narrative but in case you’re curious) are here:

Remind me again why I let you talk me into this, @Gargron? ;P

The question should be whether you'd be willing to pay for pre-filtered, pre-approved content?

People do pay for a TV, so I guess it is a viable business model, I just somehow doubt that will market itself as being that, however.

@mareklach Turtl is a great app that I've used in the past. I personally use Joplin, which also supports encryption

@mareklach Like... there’s just way too many of these sticky notes in there...

I know this background behind the Evernote CEO should seem thematic, but to me it just looks way too staged and almost comical if you focus purely on it:

@jookia The core accessibility APIs are being redone to make them as good as Windows/MacOS. Think of this as unplugging them temporarily while people figure out how to e.g. redo IPC to make it work with sandboxed apps. Don't worry; people are being paid to work on this.

GTK4 is **not** dumping accessibility features. GTK4 is still heavily under development, and as systems move around, many components will break. The intent is to fix these issues before release.

self-promo, gab blocker 

🔴⚠️, very important ⚠️🔴 

Wow, an actually app that is fully open-source and doesn't collect your data like does?

I say bring it in

Is Mozilla Corporation really the only corporation in the world that is not Evil™ and genuinely cares about the needs and problems of the users?

Wondering why Latin America is in revolt?
From Ecuador to Chile, Haiti to Argentina ordinary people have had enough of rising inequality, hunger, and poverty.
redfish went to Argentina to look at how IMF-imposed austerity and President Mauricio Macri's neoliberal policies have brought thousands onto the streets.
They also uncovered how a U.S. backed resurgence of Latin America's right-wing is destroying the environment and threatening the continent's natural resources.

An important thing that Marxism teaches us all, regardless of if we are scientific socialists or not, is that ideology is not a matter of what we consciously assent to, but rather, the facts of our material existence.

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