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Excellent series from ‘The Atlantic’ β€” this is the 1st article
“Jeffrey Goldberg: The Conspiracy Theorists Are Winning - The Atlantic”

Someone offers this advice:

β€œIf you can’t think of a word, say β€œI forgot the English word for it.”
That way people will think you’re bilingual instead of an idiot.”

Politics: #Socialist Post 

Remembering Leo Panitch and Beyond Capitalism

Damn wish I had his talent for linguistics!

β€œWhite Guy Orders Takeout in Perfect Chinese, THIS happened…” - Invidious

In most of the western press not much is mentioned about China’s ongoing effort to land their rover on Mars. That’s despite the fact they’re in Mars orbit now!

China’s Tianwen-1 lowers its orbit around Mars to prepare for rover landing Space

I often play them when cycling - their music makes me spin the hub faster!

Digital Love: Daft Punk Sales Soar 2,650% After Breakup

The French electronic duo saw a 500% increase in streams on Monday, with Discovery their most popular album

News site Stuff left Facebook. Seven months later, traffic is just fine and trust is higher | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Tomorrow at 10 am PST/1 pm EST, join EFF for a town hall where we answer your questions about copyright and the Internet

US Politics 

I'm surprised the hike to a $15 minimum wage being debated in the US Congress is so controversial.

When I was in high school in 1972 I worked at McDonald's for $3.25/hour. In 2021 dollars that's $21/hour.

$15 is the LEAST we should do.

#IPTV is a #publicdomain list of internet #television channels.

IPTV is a dynamic list of publicly available internet protocol television (IPTV) channels. IPTV has m3u entries for thousands of channels in many languages, categorized by country (by default). These dynamic lists can be input into an m3u player (like #VLC) and viewed live. IPTV also provides a web API for getting channels as JSON.

Website πŸ”—οΈ:

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations

If you were a fan of mac OS X 10.x this might be of interest to you. Hello is a desktop system for creators with focus on simplicity, elegance, and usability. Based on FreeBSD.

#osx #macos #linux #freebsd #foss #opensource

I blame it on the fools feeding the wildlife!

Is the Pandemic Making Urban Wildlife Crazier? The Tyee

Dear Mastodon, we're ~60 followers away from 12K! Can you help us get there?

Help by spreading the word that:

πŸ”΅ Privacy is a human right.

πŸ”΅ Tracking & surveillance are widespread on the internet.

πŸ”΅ Tor is a nonprofit that can help you take back your privacy online.

Take a look at these materials.

They're made with Material Maker. An up-and-coming FOSS Substance replacement. Tell your 3D artist friends, before they sign their souls off to Adobe...

#Substance #MaterialMaker #Adobe #FOSS #PBR #3D

Good news from #Mozilla: β€œAny time a website, or third-party content embedded in a website, deposits a cookie in your browser, that cookie is confined to the cookie jar assigned to that website, such that it is not allowed to be shared with any other website.”

Ubuntu Touch OTA-16 is nearly here! Please help us test this release to ensure everything that was fixed is really fixed!

#UbuntuTouch #OTA16 #UBports

Minetest is a FOSS alternative to Minecraft, and has just received a major update. Follow at:

➑️ @Minetest

It's available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and BSD from the official site:

The update makes it much easier to access game modes and mods. If you haven't tried it in a while, it might be worth another look.

Also check out this world-building project called Illuna:

➑️ @illunaminetest

#Minetest #Minecraft #Alternatives #FOSS #Gaming

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