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Populus me sibilat. at mihi plaudo
Ipse domi simul ac nummos contemplar in arca.

The ultimate test of your knowledge is your capacity to convey it to another

The most dangerous enemy of a better solution is an existing codebase that is just good enough
- Eric S Raymond
catb.org/esr/writings/taoup/ht

Progressive indie journalist and frequent WikiLeaks defender Caitlin Johnstone has been removed from Twitter for disrespecting warmonger John McCain.
facebook.com/CaitlinAJohnstone

@jeremiah Let's start a campaign to remind people that Master is racist. Credit is racist. Credit Cards were a means to ban blacks from restaurants.

#notmymaster
#FreePOCpriceless

Ladies, Gentlemen, Others,

The current war on Free Speech is lead by people with names and addresses who represent companies with shareholders.

To that end, I propose folks get familiar with the Buycott app:
buycott.com/

A Free Speech list would be a grand thing...

If you don't like too many pinned tabs, but would like to see your Mastodon timeline visible always, you can try this Firefox Add-On that uses @pinafore to allow you to view one account at a time in a permanent side bar.
addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

About to finish Frankenstein, what book should I read next?

Our bugs too have the Right To Be Forgotten

@hmans Apple isn't going to end support for old devices, they are just making your life progressively worse.

Modern software authors have the professional discipline of a cute puppy in comparison to aviation practitioners.
threadreaderapp.com/thread/102

Linux distributions got a whole lot securer, Dropbox dropped support for many good file systems...

This is the time in history of computing when streaming a media over Internet is easier than playing it from disk...

The Pirate Bay Turns 15 Years Old - torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-ba

> Founded in 2003 by a group of hackers and activists, The Pirate Bay aimed to bring file-sharing to the masses. In the fifteen years that followed, the site transformed from a small community to Hollywood's resilient arch-rival, serving millions of users. And that's not the only thing that changed.

#tpb #thepiratebay #torrent #birthday

As decentralized, self-hosted services continued to spread within the FOSS community, it poses a major threat of information and history preservation. Once the owner of a self-hosted service ever became incapacitated or dead unexpectedly (bus factor = 1), the service may go offline permanently within 1 month (unlike centralized one, which may give you 5 years). If you are self-hosting data or services, you should make an admin succession plan. Shamir's Secret-Sharing Scheme is a good solution.