@cstanhope @maiki I'd hate to see you leave the fediverse; a mailki-less fediverse would be a poorer place.

Though id chat you up on talkgroup or xmpp.

Its an account I made when I was first learning of Mastodon and trying to figure out where my home base was going to be.

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@nydel Its all about walled gardens, invading your privacy, dictating to users, proprietary software, vendor lock in and making hardware disposable. Apple, Microsoft and Google are all mostly interchangeable on most of those fronts.

I avoid them all when I can.

Starting 'Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now' by Jaron Lanier.

On a fresh copy of Windows 10 you have to race to disable the built in store if you don't want a candy crush launcher or a half dozen other pointless bits of claptrap cluttering your start menu.

But when Microsoft gives people the ability to uninstall the calculator tech sites act like it's a big deal.

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Hi @SDF, I've emailed several times about my MetaARPA dues. They have been paid for over a week, but I have yet to receive confirmation and continue to receive past-due emails. My account has not been updated to reflect the renewal. Please look into this. Thank you.

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probably old news, but NES Classic controllers have almost the exact same housing as original #NES controllers so the original circuit board and cable can be transplanted into them!
plus, they're only 10USD!

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uspol 

Witnessing the fragility of the white male ego to desperately erase everything that a black president did is the reason we need to completely undo this administration.

Watched the 'Three Identical Strangers' yesterday. It was damn well put together. Also that was some real life Pretender/The Centre bullshit. themoviedb.org/movie/489988-th

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i'm fed up with @SDF VoIP service blocking outbound calls for appropriately-registered and up-to-dues subscribed members.

as much as i hate complaining as an end-user, i've suspicion that being cool and accepting no response of any kind with a "well they must be soooo busy" grain of salt is not healthy for anyone involved, especially after about two years of gently bumping the issue and not once hearing back even so much as a "we're not going to fix that."

so what can we do to get this fixed!?

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wttr.in/<your city> is kinda nifty. You can curl it or browse to it.

Finished setting myself up on today. VPN support is well improved since my last use of it. Likely will attack the tablet with a community build tonight.

@tomasino Marvel cosmic superheroes from my childhood.

At the university where I work it's Smurfs.

google, profanity, android, eu 

@yakkoj I think im done with android, like I was done with Windows in the 90s.

LineageOS.. Replicant... im not interested in them. Im done.

iOS isn't an option for me. The GPL incompatibilities of their ecosystem and lack of legal side ecosystems repulse me.

Im putting the tablet and phone away tonight.

I think im going to flash Plasma Mobile on a Nexus 5 I have in a drawer, while I mull on next steps.

@ephzero Im curious about it. I'd like to know if current backers think it's on schedule and how things like "Directions" functionality theyve mentioned in a few places are cashing out.

More and more I'd like to ditch my smartphone save for GPS, podcasting, audiobooks and various IM services.

I think I can live with most of those others moved to something like a NoodlePi, but id like to keep GPS on the phone somehow.

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