is a Journalist.
This is what the governments of the so called "free world" do to journalists.

Today is a truly horrible day for Press Freedom.
Everyone who values truth, justice and freedom should stand up for Julian Assange.
If you are in any position of power whether political or organizational (government or the organizer of a weekly book club) speak up about Julian Assange! '
Stand up for his rights!
Lets drown out the lies and propaganda that will be blasted throughout the institutions that are suppose to protect Journalists like him.

@ubuntumate Thank you for continuing to support 32bit architecture!
A lot of computers that can do very useful tasks are old and shouldn't be thrown away to destroy the environment.

My thoughts on what is important when it comes to government and politics.

Protection of Privacy.
(Unquestionably the most important of all rights other than the right to Human Dignity)

Protection of Freedom of Speech
NO CENSORSHIP without exception!

If you don't like something, don't block it, challenge the speech with more speech and facts.

It should be argued that the German approach to banning Nazi symbols whilst in good intent, can also be used as a weapon.

Protecting our Environment
Moving to 100 % Renewable Energy by 2030.

Free, high quality education from Kindergarten to University

German , Universal Healthcare which provides high quality care to everyone no matter how much money you have.
(Those with $$$$$ pay more, Those with $$ pay less
Those with $ or $0 receive healthcare Free of charge)

Elimination of FIAT currency since its not backed up by anything and by design creates inequality.
(Decentralized, rarity, private, secure, anonymous Cryptocurrencies are the future)

Elimination of the UN Security Council's veto power which defeats the purpose of the United Nations in the first place which is non-interference.

Prosecution of war crimes committed by the United States and others during and after World War II.

Bringing a Swiss Style Democracy to the masses - with additional improvements.
Give people the power to challenge and have direct say over the laws, policies and actions they are bound to obey or have committed in their name.

Bring 'Mixed Member Proportional' Democracy to all federal, state, provincial, and local governments so that the government can effectively represent the populations will and be challenged when necessary.

Ranked Choice Voting so that people don't vote out of fear.

True friends are people, individuals who love and care about you.
Friends are people that you have built a life long relationship with, to a spiritual level.

Having 3000 so called friends, who are "following" you aren't your true friends.

Will those 3000 people sit by your side if you ended up in hospital? Will they remain "friends" with you if you ever get into an argument about trivial politics or will they abandon you in droves and form boycotts if you say something that they disagree with?

True friendship shall not waver.
Corporate tools have exploited what it means to be a friend.

It makes me uncomfortable how people have adopted corporate language when talking about themselves on the internet. You are not a corporation or a persona. You are a whole person.

You don't have a "brand" – you have passions and interests. You don't "create content" – you share thoughts, words, ideas, knowledge, and a whole galaxy of other things.

There are plenty of people out there who want to categorise you and put you in a box. Don't help them to do this.

You're so much more than that. 💚

It's time to stop corporate mass surveillance. ✊ Switch to secure alternatives now. Here are some suggestions: tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to 😊

@Tutanota It would be very good if Tutanota could be decentralized like Mastodon.

German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business

wired.com/story/germany-facebo

Some good news to kick off the weekend with.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

Great talk by @downey about license reciprocity for governments and nonprofits at #CopyleftConf... Also mentions the #PublicMoneyPublicCode initiative by #FSFE

The #Huawei debate falls too short. Security and trust can only be established by

1) releasing the code of critical infrastructure as #FreeSoftware and
2) implementing measures to verify code integrity.

A simple ban or secret audit won't help.

More: fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201902

Zeit zum Umdenken: Im Zuge der Diskussion um #Huawei und den Bau von #5G-Netzen fordert die Free Software Foundation Europe (@fsfe) die Veröffentlichung des Quellcodes kritischer #Infrastruktur unter einer freien Lizenz - unabhängig davon, aus welchem Land der Hersteller stammt: golem.de/news/huawei-diskussio
#FreieSoftware #PublicCode

The #BerlinerFenster (news and adds in the Berlin subway) informs about the @libreoffice / OpenOffice security issue. Although it does not mention that although this issue remains unfixed in #OpenOffice it was fixed in @libreoffice in November last year already.

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.


Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here: https://video.qoto.org.
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username]@qoto.org so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is @freemo@qoto.org.

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***