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We've been letting companies steal our personal data and sell it to the highest bidder and destroying democracy in the process all to save what? A coffee a month?
This is one of the worst deals in history.
Talked to a lady who works for the tax authority yesterday. Based on her job experience, her take on the welfare state is something like this:
"Of course there will always be freeloaders. So what?! This is about dignity. Everyone has a right to a good life and to be supported when they're struggling. If you want that, you've got to live with the freeloaders. Leave them be. That's the price you pay for a society where everyone is taken care of. It's not like they're doing any damage in the big picture - I've run those numbers more than once. You'll always get more out of it for society at large when you're incentivising good performance than when you're punishing people."
Found a list here:
List of Community-Hosted GitLab Instances
Tibor Kaputa spends his days developing the Simple range of apps for Android-based OS and makes them available free of charge on F-Droid. I use a bunch of them and they're fantastic. Please consider trying out his apps and making a contribution to support his work:
Check out https://osmand.net/map, and plan your trips with routing, and various map rendering options, while doing so in the comfort of your desktop browser.
It even includes weather forecasts, if you're trying to avoid getting wet for your weekend ride.
The Internet in 1992:
Hi kids! Come and plug your Dad's PC into the DARPA network and visit military bases. Yes, public-key encryption is most certainly classed as an illegal munition, here's how to do it.
The Internet in 2032:
URLs are now banned because the HTTP protocol has been found to cause power stations to explode. Please try to keep your body temperature stable as you react to this news - our Cloud-based security AI will notify local law enforcement if it spots behavioural anomalies.
GoToSocial is a new free open Fediverse platform which runs on cheap lightweight hardware and emphasises user safety and privacy. You can follow at:
It supports both blocklists and allowlists, block/allowlist imports, non-federated instances etc
It's still in alpha testing, you can find out more info at https://docs.gotosocial.org
The project's souce is at https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial
Mastering Nim: A complete guide to the programming language
“GitHub Copilot and open source laundering”
“leveraging this platform for this move is a deep betrayal of the community’s trust” https://drewdevault.com/2022/06/23/Copilot-GPL-washing.html
Idealist, technologist and general optimist.
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