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Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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Yeah probably I should have done this earlier lol

note: currently hard linking saves 79061.81 MiB
guix gc: freed 151,809.98676 MiBs

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Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.

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RT @conservancy@twitter.com

If you weren't among the 33,600 people😮 at online @FOSDEM@twitter.com this weekend, be advised: 100% #FOSS for online conferences is production ready *today*. Say NO to any Zoom (or other proprietary software) online events from now on. Demand software freedom! sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/fe

🐦🔗: twitter.com/conservancy/status

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I just get so mad when I think of th is last decade of computing, how we finally got powerful, amazing computers in the hands and pockets of everyday users everywhere, and iOS and Android tag-teamed getting users to expect them as consumption-only devices :\

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Google is a "cornerstone sponsor" of FOSDEM this year, which is being run entirely on Matrix, accessible on Android via Element, which has just been pulled from Google's Play Store. FOSDEM is in a week. This all makes perfect sense.

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Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

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Okay I don't know how to say this better than the commit message I just wrote so I'm just gonna quote that:

"OMG CAPTP HANDOFFS WORK

With a test, too!

... holy butts"

gitlab.com/spritely/goblins/-/

Big moment for @spritelyproject! (Probably not obvious how big!)

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"This is probably not the update you want." bodhi.fedoraproject.org/update

The result of Google restricting their services to particular user-agents and builds.

Are standards really standards if you only let yourself (and maybe one friend) participate?

(HT @mhoye for the link)

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tbh i really do miss when technology was superficially bad by accident rather than now where it's deeply morally bad on purpose

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We closed the gap between Stage0 and #GNU Mes: the Full Source Bootstrap is near!

The package graph is now rooted in hex0, a #357-byte binary & ASCII-equivalent github.com/oriansj/bootstrap-s

Make your distro #bootstrappable!

@fsf
@conservancy
@fsfe
@nixos
#reprobuilds #gnutools #NLnetFDN

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@edsu 2) The Section 230 fight has been so exhausting, because I understand why people want something to stab big tech with. But it's really a bad local sharp implement to grab, because we've been fighting to protect intermediaries -- including bloggers, forums, and decentralised tools, for decades, and S.230 was one of the few bright spots. And both left and right think it's the devil.

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The Pandemic Heroes Who Gave us the Gift of Time and Gift of Information

Moderna’s vaccine was apparently designed in just a few days, over a weekend, after the genetic sequence became available on January 10th, 2020.

Here’s why that date matters: the sequence was published ten days before China acknowledged the severity of the problem by admitting sustained human-to-human transmission and shutting down the city of Wuhan, on January 20th. The sequence was published while China—and the WHO, which depended on China for information—were still downplaying what was going on, in their official statements. The sequence wasn’t published in an official document. Instead, it was published independently in an open-source depository by Yong-Zhen Zhang, a professor at the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center and School of Public Health.

zeynep.substack.com/p/the-pand

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

#ZeynepTufekci #COVID19 #YongZhenZhang #OpenAccess #vaccines #censorship #genomes #PublicGenome #OpenSource

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What you are referring to as GNU/Linux is actually three Emacs sessions in a trenchcoat.

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Um um um um ummmmm... is this what it sounds like? Google is blocking browsers it doesn't "approve" of... apparently just letting in Firefox and Chrome? developers.googleblog.com/2020

The web as an open standards platform is rapidly falling apart. :\

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In seeking repair and tinkering exemptions over the years, we’ve used some great stories from you about your repair problems and projects involving your cars and other devices. Help us fight for your rights once more! eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/tell

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