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"After reading the manual, we think we know why they weren't for sale: *the device bricks itself after 343 uses*--which is slightly longer than the course of treatment her doctor prescribed.

"You can call the company to have it unbricked if your doctor prescribes a longer treatment."

Don't take his word for it. Read the manual.

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"Work" is defined as an activity directed towards a goal

I'd say "play" is the opposite of that - any activity that you do for the sake of the activity itself, without aiming towards a "goal"

We have this idea that work is for adults, play is for kids. As we grow up, we turn everything into a goal-directed activity.

We play a sport to win, or to stay healthy. We draw to create something beautiful. We cook to make food. We climb an obstacle to get to the other side. We read a book to finish it. We watch a movie in the evening to relax, and then are confused when we can't.

Capitalism brainwashes you into thinking that you've grown out of playing. It wants you to think that you can't possibly enjoy an activity for its own sake anymore, so you need an "incentive"

Don't fall for it, and play as often as you can

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“But safety is only one attraction of in-cabin monitoring. The systems also hold huge potential for harvesting the kind of behavioral data that Google, Facebook, and other surveillance capitalists have exploited to target ads and influence purchasing habits.”

vice.com/en_us/article/m7jpmp/

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It's easy to forget, amidst all the threats to our software freedom, that ours is an inherently positive story, celebrating creativity and skill. Check out this beautiful comic by Sacha Chua @sachac, read more, and share with #userfreedom: u.fsf.org/34b

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@alcinnz @ljwrites I have been fortunate enough to only work with good, welcoming free software communities so far.

But I didn't really start in free software. I was trying to make privacy-preserving software. Over time, I realized that without source code transparency, any claims of privacy are baseless. To this day, I see free software as a prerequisite to privacy and to me that is its most important function in the post-2000 era of surveillance capitalism.

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This is how Shiba samurai hold and draw their swords, and you cannot convince me differently.

RT @Miatadoge@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Miatadoge/status/1

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Matthew Green, generally a fairly big supporter of Signal historically, has written an article about his concerns about Signal's "Secure Value Recovery" blog.cryptographyengineering.c

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Announcing FOSS and Crafts, a new podcast about free software, free culture, and making things together! Co-hosted by @mlemweb and @cwebber! fossandcrafts.org/

Our introductory episode is out, and more are on the way! fossandcrafts.org/episodes/epi

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@hope Basically the stratification of the world into "users" and "developers". It's a false binary that's really harmful, but it's made real in, for instance, the fact that you have to install XCode to "become a developer" in the eyes of Mac OS before you can use half of the operating system.

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"There’s Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT"

cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/202

Get your IT business out of the US. This needs to have an impact on the economy.

Free software is not enough: on practical user freedom

jfred.dreamwidth.org/479.html

Trying out in the hopes that I'll finally be able to build a writing habit 🤞

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Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2020!

Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line via Big Blue Button!

The CFP is open through July 8 at: conf.activitypub.rocks/#cfp

We invite proposals for birds of a feather topics and 30- 60 minute talks related to ActivityPub. Register online (conf.activitypub.rocks/#regist) or feel free to email us with questions (activitypubconf@riseup.net )

#apconf2020 #activitypubconf

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MNT Reform (open hardware laptop) campaign is live: crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform

And here's the Launch Announcement:
crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform/upd

Thanks to everyone who helped and supported us to make this happen.

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i would like to take this moment to remind everyone that the HTC Dream, aka T-Mobile G1, aka Google G1, the first consumer Android phone, a real phone made by a real company sold for real money to real customers, had a bug where every keypress on the hardware keyboard was silently forwarded to a root shell

So this was a fun surprise. Today I forgot to specify most of the contents in a mobile food order, and this was the result.

When trying to figure out how I could have missed that, I realized: in the second screenshot, can you spot that the view might be scrollable?

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