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@ConnyDuck Richard Stallman DESTROYS Gab fanboys with FACTS and LOGIC

@ConnyDuck @Tusky what else should it be if there is the whole source code I can alter and compile myself?! How is this even worth discussing? :antifa: :anarchoheart1: :hug:

Reminder that not only are Electron apps slow, but they also rely on proprietary software (portions of the chromium codebase). Atom, VSCodium, Riot "Desktop", are all guilty of this. All of them ping home to Google because of this.

Also related: There is nothing cross platform or native about releasing your web app in a little Google Chrome window. Frankly, that's just a deceptive claim. If it can be locally run in a browser, release it that way so the user can use their own browser.

>I remember so many just everyman viral videos. Our culture seems to think they still exist. TV shows still occasionally feature a trope of someone trying to go viral on youtube. But when was the last time we actually saw it? The mechanism for it seems to have been obliterated. No more Star Wars Kid, no more Numa Numa Guy, no more Francis flipping a table, no more Leave Brittany Alone.

>The youtube algorithm has basically decided real people, in all their weird, quirky, idiosyncratic glory are dangerous and need to be suppressed. They can't be monetized, and since they can't be monetized, they are the bottom of the barrel in terms of discoverability. Facebook has decided people shouldn't see the posts of the people they follow unless someone has paid them for advertising. Twitter has decided that they need to sort your feed according to what they think is important, and put a few quality filters on it to boot.

>It seems something wonderful has been lost. A symbol that the internet was for "us". We were all a part of it, and we all belonged on it. That everyone was a little bit weird, and that was wonderful. Now it's wonderful, wonderful billboards reaching as far as the eye can see. And it happened hardly without anybody noticing. I also can't help but think it's reduced our tolerance of each other, having this weird corporate doppelganger replace what we used to think was a reflection of the public.

re: ontario pol, - 

@velexiraptor I can't think of a single outdoor activity that doesn't break at least one of these rules

re: /r/relationship_advice bullshit 

@wxcafe Ain't that like the obviousest of obvious /r/relationship(_advice) trolls tho?

re: /r/relationship_advice bullshit 

reading the post i think she's fishing for support for arguing with him

which like

she should dump his ass obviously but like

jeeze straightness is a hell of a drug

@chara_dreemurr True, and as the article points out, Gutenberg got it spread and adopted, which seems to be a bigger requirement for being credited as an inventor...

You don't hate cars you hate bad drivers and the improper substitution of public transit with private transportation

@suetanvil @tek I'm actually genuinely interested in how they make money in this day and age when the torrents and pirate stream sites have porn pretty much everywhere.

"Prenda Law porn-troll saga ends with prison for founder":

Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha HA HA HA HA HA. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Short version:

- Create a law firm
- Hire someone to make porn videos for you
- Upload them to torrent sites
- Sue everyone who downloads them, claiming that you're working on behalf of a movie studio
- Rake in $6M from people who don't want to be sued by a porn studio and who settle quickly
- Go to prison when a judge realizes you ran an extortion scam

a random thought about organising 

Unstructured organising favours existing informal hierarchies and is vulnerable to people fighting over social capital.

Consensus organising is vulnerable to people who realise they can wield power with blocking tactics - refusing consensus unless itโ€™s on their terms.

Formal structure is vulnerable to capture by people who make a hobby of formal structure, and to people who use rules to excuse their bad behaviour.

Why throw away a perfectly good calendar? A website that lets you calculate when you can use it again.


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