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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

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every time someone posts about using pixelfed I think about dansup's opinions on using the n-word and how he thinks women and PoC are persecuting him because he constantly supported Nazis until enough people said something that he stopped doing it publicly and also he loves targeting his critics with abuse and also stop fucking supporting these assholes for fuck's sake

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Three logicians walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Do you all want a beer?"

The first logician says, "I don't know."

The second logician says, "I don't know."

The third logician says, "Yes."

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“Trying to punish those who perpetuate online abuse with “a taste of their own medicine” is a very shortsighted approach that makes me tear my hair out anytime I see it pop up. […] Abuse isn’t solved by more abuse, and your actions can end up harming the original victim as well. One of the big motivating factors behind online abuse is a failure of empathy, and focusing on who is a “deserving” target rather than which behaviors are unacceptable is a good way to continue down a dehumanizing path.”

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hot take: everyone feeling 3 millions for tumblr is ridiculously low is desensitized to the absolutely insane prices tech companies are valued to (and the absolutely insane prices of housing in CA). A company that produces nothing and has never made a penny should not even be 3M.

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hmm seeing people defend the way gmail has ruined the email network for everyone and that is not OK

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tired: "have you tried turning it off and on again"
wired: "have you tried taking it apart and putting it back together again"

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est-ce que les gens qui croient pas en l’orgasme sont climaxosceptiques

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ne dites plus libristux 

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L'idée : remplacer un équipement électronique par un qui consomme moins c'est ecolo.
En vrai : il faudrait utiliser le nouveau matériel entre 12 et 88 ans pour que ça devienne rentable pour la planète.

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The conversation with Todd from Purism was completely unproductive in my mind. In his view, there are only two possible options for moderation:

• Become a complete censorship machine with a slippery slope of who can or cannot speak

• Go by the jurisdiction users are in, hiding content illegal in certain jurisdictions and then removing content illegal in the poster's jurisdiction, for example a Chinese user's dissent against the Chinese gov't would be removed.

There are two problems that I brought up that, being that:

• Purism would be participating in the injustices of those countries

• Legal but harmful content would still be allowed, thus spreading harm.

I felt completely ignored when trying to get this across to him, especially that last bit. I also tried explaining to him that a slippery slope does not exist when you have set principles that you stick to within rules, but that completely flew over his head. It also ended with him basically telling me to solve the problem with a solution that works for every country everywhere and then get back to him. So, the block & boycott of Purism continues.
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Woah this is so much bullshit. "Hey, we provide social tools, but we refuse any responsability for what will be done with it. Look, net neutrality!!!"
A social platform that **removes** the possibility to report a message is pure evil. Purism/Librem sounds like any random techdude "free speech extremist", and it’s incredibly shitty.

(you can see the whole FAQ here: librem.one/#faq )

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Really, @purism? You copy a bunch of open-source apps and make it look like they are yours without any mention of the original apps? I think you should delete these apps immediately and publicly apologize. Or at least don't have the audacity to call yourself a "Social Purpose Corporation that does not exploit people and puts doing social good over maximizing profit ", because its obviously not true.

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👏 stop 👏 inviting 👏 rms 👏 to 👏 conferences 👏

he has nothing of value to say!! Maybe the shit he said was valuable in the 80s and 90s but WE ARE NOT AT THIS POINT ANYMORE

MANY younger and less-well-known people have more valuable input! Invite them!!

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