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Like cryptocurrency is straight out of the comic books, it's so mustache-twirlingly, capital E evil. How can we burn up the planet even faster while creating zero value, and get a shitload of heartless chuds in on it out of pure greed? This is straight out of Lex Luthor's workshop except I think even he'd consider it too much.

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All this time I was looking into Ziggy Stardust makeup so that I could do crime without facial recognition software catching me

Maybe all I need is a handwritten sign to hang around my neck that says "Justin Trudeau"

openai.com/blog/multimodal-neu

H/T @BlayneyAJ

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P: Mr Worf, send a priority 1 toot to starfleet hq

W: Initiating DM, tooting frequencies open

T: Captain, might I remind you regulations require all images be described

P: Indeed they shall be, counsellor

R: Starfleet has fav’ed but not replied, Mr Worf try their alt

W: No response, commander

P: Mr La Forge, any ideas?

LF: Instance could be down for maintenance

D: May I suggest we try to turn it off and on again?

👀

P: Mr Data, kindly disengage your shitposting module for the time being

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HOWTO:

$ mkdir -p ~/src/myproject
$ cd ~/src/myproject
$ git init --bare
$ cd ~
$ git clone ~/src/myproject
$ cd myproject

There, done. Now you have a 100% fully functional git repo that doesn’t require a network connection and supports every single git feature. Pull it, push it, branch it, revert it, whatever: it’s your own repo and you can do whatever you want with it. And you don’t have to sign up for anything or agree to a Terms of Service or share your work or trust a company you dislike.

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I upgraded my phone recently, so in the past couple of months I've gone from Android 9 to Android 11. The OS seems to be getting worse rather than better. I'm constantly fighting with it to get it to do things it used to do easily. Can't help thinking that this will be my last Android phone. Are there any phones, on sale now, that don't use Android or iOS?

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RT @OTI@twitter.com

With antitrust action against tech platforms looming, @RossSchulman@twitter.com worries that without real alternatives “consumers may end up no better off even after the most comprehensive of remedies." Here are a few decentralized platforms that offer real change. newamerica.org/oti/blog/decent

🐦🔗: twitter.com/OTI/status/1349090

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Dear #Mozilla, I fully agree with your message and this is why I am not giving you my money anymore. Because you are not the #Internet and I really don't like how you started speaking of yourself as such.

You make a browser. This is great. Diversity among browsers is essential and indeed keeps the Internet alive and humane. However instead of concentrating on this very important mission you are uniquely positioned to perform you changed your focus to populism while your top management pay figures go into seven digits. This I don't like as well. #Firefox needs love and attention but instead you cut developers and engage into distracting nonsense no one asked you for. You even managed to break Firefox Mobile. After your redesign it is just shadow or what it used to be.

Instead I am giving to someone else. It is David Morley who runs diasp.org - my first Diaspora pod. It is the Dr.Quadragon who runs one of the largest Russian Mastodon instances. It is Funkwhale, great free music sharing and streaming platform. It is Phillip Kulin who runs Russian Internet Censorship Registry Watch. I am not giving much but I hope this trickle helps to fuel real life of the Internet - people who create and support things.

I used to give you, Mozilla, but I am becoming more and more disappointed lately. Sorry. And again when salaries of your execs are described with words "instant inter-generational wealth" it seems to me you can do fine without my $5.

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Publish text snippets directly from the command line😉

echo "Hello world" | ix -n 1

ix.io/

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Advertising is just spam that someone paid money for

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The Fediverse has alternatives to Instagram, Spotify, Reddit, and Youtube. All the alternatives are decentralised and federated.
They are pixelfed, funkwhale (which is awesome), lemmy, peertube.

Which ones do you use? Please choose all that apply.

Sample instance of each:
pixelfed.social/
open.audio/
dev.lemmy.ml/
peertube.linuxrocks.online/

#ActivityPub #Fediverse #Poll #FediPoll #NP #NowPlaying

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Billionaires are theft

RT @_cingraham@twitter.com

If Jeff Bezos gave all 876,000 Amazon employees a $105,000 bonus, he'd be left with exactly as much money as he had at the start of the pandemic. the.ink/p/billionaire-wealth-j

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