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@tejr @wowaname I occasionally wonder how many pigs at pork farms wonder why they're fed so well. I suspect it's not many.

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The PLUG will not have its usual meeting this month, but we’re plotting pizza in the park a bit later on: plug.org.nz/2021/12/december-n

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#Rust seems to have grown an individualist community, with all its tiny packages hosted in a non-curated repo, with its rejection of copyleft, and with its disregard of #FreeSoftware “community standards” developed by distro folks over the years.

I feel that introducing Rust right into once collectively-developed code bases at the core of GNU/Linux will have unpredictable and detrimental effects.

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@tejr @kline I wouldn't print this, there's no space left on my desk. I'd have to get rid of my orb first

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People around the world use sites that rely on proprietary JavaScript - often without realizing it. Nonfree JavaScript subjugates users in the same way as any piece of proprietary software. We should reject it. fsf.org/campaigns/freejs

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I admit back in the late 1990s, early 2000s, with Open Source becoming a thing, I did feel like there was a chance for the Internet to truly decentralise and for money to not be its motivating power.

But now cryptocurrency has hijacked the brains of even the people who once were interested in decentralised systems.

There's got to be a new way forward from this whole mess somehow. But how?

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@sjw @p @nerdman @graf @Parker these people look _exactly_ how I imagine forth programmers to look like

Uncanny

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I have done the count and it's official.

There's exactly 106 people online TOTAL, I repeat, not just on this website but all websites combined. Everything else is A.I.

Music is Colin Stetson—The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man:

colinstetson.bandcamp.com/trac

youtube.com/watch?v=la1LulRI_9

Hat tip to leonardus, who still won’t join Fedi, even though I have told him there’s Sailor Moon on here.

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