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terrible #instanceIdea :
a peertube instance that inserts fake youtube style ads that are just parodies of typical youtube ads

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secret to making your javascript run fast 

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If your executives inform you that they find it outrageous that 40% of all sick days taken by employees happen to fall on a Monday or a Friday...

...and the silence that ensues when you point out that Mondays and Fridays simply account for 40% of all workdays 😂

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RT @WolfieChristl
So, Facebook tells me it received personal data on me from 620 apps and websites over the last 6 months.

But nope, I won't press the 'clear history' button now, because this won't fix it. We need legislation+enforcement that stops this from happening for >2bn people per default.

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Winter is coming

Collapse OS aims to soften the blow. It is a z80 kernel and a collection of programs, tools and documentation that aims to preserve our ability to program microcontrollers through civilizational collapse.

collapseos.org/

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My present Recaptcha policy:

Request audio.

Respond "Fuck you Google"

Repeat until access granted, or the joy fades.

Bonus: All audio AI parsing tends to "Fuck you Google".

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**China science database scraps paywall to aid virus battle**

"A major scientific database run by China's Tsinghua University has made its contents available free of charge from Wednesday in order to help researchers work from home, following a virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan. "

reuters.com/article/us-china-h

#news #bot

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the nice thing about C is that I can build the Linux kernel on an old Thinkpad while doing other stuff and not even notice that the build is running

Elda King @eldaking@mastodon.social

The tech for electric vehicles is already more than good enough. The limitation to their adoption is infrastructure. We eat up the "costs" of pollu...

Elda King @eldaking@mastodon.social

The tech for electric vehicles is already more than good enough. The limitation to their adoption is infrastructure. We eat up the "costs" of pollu...

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@freemo Consider this.

You release you wonderful piece of software for anyone to do anything they want with it. Mr. Monopolist comes along, sees some merit in it, throws their huge team of developers/marketers at it and produces a proprietary product based on it, that from users perspective, your original, oh so free, project can never hope to compete with. No matter how hard you(or the community) strive to keep up, you are always behind Mr. Monopolist, cause you give away all you work, while they just laugh at you and continue to dominate the market.

After some time even the knowledgeable little guy can't freely use your software anymore, unless they are willing to use ancient software/hardware, cause the whole ecosystem surrounding it is proprietary.

OSS is a way for monopolistic mega corporations to keep FOSS under control and make sure they are always ahead.

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@freemo Ah yes, of course, the freedom to abuse other peoples rights is very important to uphold.

If you throw a breadcrumb in a pond, the biggest and strongest fish is going to get it, and become bigger and stronger.
If you throw money on the street the "toughest" gang on the block is going to get it and get "tougher".

In a world that is clearly and obviously dominated by proprietary software monopolies "I don't care, let anyone do what they want" is equivalent to "I love megacorps owning everyone left and right!".

GPL is not a license that grants you freedom in heaven, it's a license that fight for your freedom in hell.

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"First they came for #Assange and #Chelsea, and I didn't care because I read too many articles about #Assange's persona and was gullible.

Then they came for #Greenwald and I didn't care because I 'had no time' and because 'hacking is a crime, you see?' and because Brazil is far away..

Then I realized: 'oh wait?! what?! Shit!!!', shortly before I got arrested myself by fascists hordes."

#MastoFiction #OrIsIt? #FreeAssange #FreeChelsea #DontExtraditeAssange

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Does anyone know any #linux #distro that is in need of #mirroring ?
I do mirror the popular ones already at mirror.linux.pizza/ but I am looking into helping out smaller #distros that does not have the money or capacity to spend on bandwith.

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So, the original patents for x86 expire next year. Hmm.

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@tindall found this.

fuse.wikichip.org/news/733/zha

some x86 patents are already expired and x86-64 is set to be free in 2023. amd and intel have an agreement between them but this'll open the market to more companies

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