@dazinism @wion @syndikalista
The title "Against the Grain" is aimed specifically at grain farmed agriculture which he argues emerged specifically in response to early states' need to quantify and tax goods. Grain becomes ripe at a specific time of year, grows above ground and is easy to count. He shows how early state farmers were pushed towards farming grain rather than other foods.

In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.

It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:

switching.social/ethical-alter

The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.

You can also follow F-Droid on here at:

@fdroidorg

#AppStores #GooglePlay #Alternatives #FDroid #Huawei #DeleteGoogle #Privacy

Such is the price of love, in a society where the celebration of “family values” and “religious values” have for generations, meant the celebration of patriarchy, caste interest, and economic interests.

Git internals, in a nutshell:

.git/objects contains a bunch of files named for their sha-1 hash, these are objects.

An object can be a blob, tree, commit, annotated tags, or arbitrary user data.

A blob is a file.

A tree is a list of files, their unix file mode, and other trees.

A commit has a list of parent commits, a date, author, commit message, and a tree ID.

An annotated tag has a commit ID and a message.

References are files in .git/refs, whose contents are a commit ID. Example references include branches (.refs/heads), tags (.refs/tags), and remote branches (.refs/remotes).

Remotes are stored in .git/config, as well as any relationships between remote branches and local branches.

Resisting against invasion of our privacy is essential - both against the state and against tech monopolies like FB and Twitter. It's our Constitutional right!
#Privacy #Freedom #Constitution

#RememberingAaronSwartz
Aaron Swartz, the genius who stood for #KnowledgeFreedom , the hacktivist who fought the politics of monopoly over knowledge and technology, breathed his last on this day, in 2013

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Sw

FSMK is very excited to co-host Dr. Richard Stallman, founder of Free Software Foundation, for a public lecture at PES College of Engineering, Mandya, on 20th Jan, at 2PM.
We invite everyone to participate in the event, along with the participants of FSMK Camp '19

fsmk.org/events/fsmk_camp_rms_

Knowledge should be the property of all, and so is the technology that results from the knowledge.
Let's remember and take forward Aaron Swartz's struggle.
#RememberingAaronSwartz
#AaronSwartz #KnowledgeFreedom #TechForPeople

We are very thankful to Visvesvaraya Technological University for encouraging students to participate in FSMK Camp, as a part of its initiative to promote usage of Free Software.

vtu.ac.in/workshop-seminar-con

Free Software Movements around the country have the responsibility of educating the masses about the importance of Software Freedom. Let's understand the importance of Free Software. #Freedom #SoftwareFreedom #FSMK

While the actual creators fade away amidst the "corporate" cobwebs, the Tech Monopolies take away the credits for the hardwork of the developers who put efforts into creating innovative solutions for people's needs.
Technology should be owned people! The actual developers and contributors should receive the credits and accolades.!
#TechForPeople #SoftwareFreedom

Ho! Ho! Ho!
This festive season, let's remember and celebrate one of the heroes of Free Software Movement!
Richard M Stallman - the hero who gifted us the idea of #SoftwareFreedom !
#RMS #RichardMStallman

Get to know your speakers for the FSMK Camp 2019.

Here's Rizma, leading the "Know Your Speaker" series..

#FSMK #SoftwareFreedom
#TechForPeople #FSMKCamp

An important analysis on the recent unconstutional MHA order on surveillance, by Vikram Vincent, Founding member and former General Secretary of FSMK

frontline.thehindu.com/cover-s

Today's "Know Your Speaker" features the highly talented and charming @voidspaceXYZ

His Cloud Computing track at the camp is sure to be exciting!

#FSMK #Hacktivist #SoftwareFreedom #TechForPeople

#Liberapay is a libre alternative to Patreon. It lets you donate a regular amount of money to your favourite project every week, month or year.

The official website is at:

liberapay.com/

You can follow them on here at:

@Liberapay

The site itself is paid for by donations made to it through Liberapay.

#AlternativesAtoZ #Donations #Patreon #Funding

@fsmk_org

With all these #digital #surveillance #affairs going on I remember myself everyday on how close the resemblance between the well known #RobinHood #Robin_Hood and skillful IT-staff has come in the modern world.

#society
#FreedomIsSlavery
#IgnoranceIsStrength
#freedom

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