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The best explination I've ever seen of why the argument against online privacy is stupid:

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Next person who lectures me about comparing monkey pox to COVID gets a block because:

1. I never compared monkey pox to COVID
2. Besides COVID, other illnesses can be a pandemic
3. Just because a vaccine exists doesn't mean everyone will take it, thereby preventing a pandemic

We already have 24,000 cases of monkey pox around the globe—all I'm saying is take it seriously.

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@atomicpoet In his autobiography Julian Cope talks about being on Top Of The Pops while also being on the dole. The label is paying for the tour and taking the money, he's not even making enough to sign off the labour list.

Wild success as a musician can get you money and groupies but moderate success won't and most musicians don't even get that.

Show business is all facade.

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Installing an adblocker is the gateway drug into anti-consumerism, which is in turn the gateway drug into anti-capitalism.

Tell all your friends how to install adblockers.

I probably shouldn't have even bothered responding to this person with poll results.

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Gmail will block all third party mail clients starting from June: pmail.com/newsflash.htm

That is, unless they pay $4500 minimum for an audit :D

Stop using gmail and enabling their monopolistic practices, if you already haven't.

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Unsurprisingly, Apple have hit back at the "right to repair" movement with another attempt to drive third party repair out of business. A software lock that binds the screen to the phone motherboard and requires a tool for pairing that they have no intention of making available outside Apple.

Much as I hate legislative approaches to these problems, I think we're at the point where we need to offer consumer electronics manufacturers two options:

1. Provide service manuals and software tooling to third party repairers and end-users.

2. Keep it locked up and be accountable for the cradle-to-grave lifecycle and recycling of the product, including the costs of obtaining broken devices from consumers and providing public accounts for the recycling of every single component to a high standard.

For those taking option 2, a large print label "SINGLE USE DISPOSABLE DEVICE" on a third of the product sounds like a fair consumer warning, too.

vice.com/en/article/g5qbxj/the

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Random acquaintance who is into wine testing, hiking, paintball and parenthood suddenly sharing pictures of bitcoin-branded ice cubes in coffee.

Do these cycles never end?
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I grew up in an uber-conservative environment, and one thing that was impressed upon me was that men are interested in women because of sex, women are interested in men because of love.

What a load of BS—teenage me learned lessons.

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Today, EFF and other civil society organizations issued a damning report about the prosecution of open source software developer and security expert Ola Bini, whose trial may come to an end next week. eff.org/deeplinks/2022/05/eff-

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Wir müssen die #Chatkontrolle Stoppen!
„Die Chatkontrolle ist als fundamental fehlgeleitete Technologie grundsätzlich abzulehnen“ so der CCC
Mehr zu den Hintergründe findet ihr hier:
ccc.de/de/updates/2022/eu-komm

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To anyone else in the immersive web space who's gotten curious about the Fediverse after joining Mastodon, I'd encourage you to check out what the folks are doing over at Immers Space (web.immers.space/). @webxr

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