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I am a / radical.

This is because I understand some things that many people do not, or do not want to. This isn’t because those people are stupid or purpousely ignorant; rather, my circumstances forced me to part with some of the comforts of predatory software, and it opened my eyes to the world that universal software freedom could create.

tbh this is a fundamentally a bad idea

it's not really practical to cross programs as genetic material

still fun though

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The only thing the Notre Dame situation reminds me of is that we can absolutely fix crushing poverty and marginalization if we wanted to.

We just don't because it makes a handful of old white men wealthier.

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i still hold that "sometimes things that are expensive are worse" is one of the greatest and best-delivered lines in cinema history

More fun highlights from Sh!tposiums:

- Finding the biblical definition of an "ass-load" in "The Hot Second"
- Actual regional flags actually made in MS Paint in "Vexillology"
- Greek deity energy alignment charts in "Classical Memes"
- Precise comparisons of CGI reptile heads
- The organizer emitting a deep sigh while pointing at a chart of all the trolls from Homestuck in "WTF the Fuck is Homestuck"

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Presented without comment. From "Wtf the fuck is Homestuck." @kinase

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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave

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The Brave browser website is clearly pushing the privacy angle, and neglecting to mention their connection to Palantir and Facebook.

Their self-description is: "Brave is open source and built by a team of privacy focused, performance oriented pioneers of the web."

...there is no mention of them being a commercial advertising company co-owned by the head of Palantir.

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If you're in America, instead of sending money in for Notre Dome have you considered sending money into one of the black churches who were arsoned?

One in Louisiana seems to have had some funding success on the back of this other popularized tragedy.
nytimes.com/2019/04/16/us/blac

But there are a lot of other churches that haven't got the attention this one did.

On a meta level is kind of fucked up that the attention economy plays a role in hypocrisy of taking care of each other.

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If you're not a fan of churches, another option is to look up a local halfway house that helps people get back on their feet after getting out of prison. My gram helps run a dismas house and they do wonders for helping people reintegrate after incarceration.

I guess what I'm saying is if you feel the need to donate, stop a moment and think about how to maximize your donations to help the most amount of people.

In USA, this might means taking an uncomfortable but sober look at our disfunctions.

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That's what I'm talking about. Edit a file on the server, Cobalt static site generator notices and rebuilds the static content and nginx serves it up. Ideal. No cms bullshit, works from my mobile just like my desktop. Awesome. #IndieWeb

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