Advertising is the slow murder of a person’s independent thoughts and the mind that might otherwise house them.

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#Google starts to lock out non-official Chrome builds like #Chromium. The #web is a cricual infrastructure these days and as such we need independent browsers and rendering engines!

If you care about the free and open web you shouldn't use Chrome based browsers.

Thread with more details: twitter.com/spotfoss/status/13

Turned on Faux News briefly and smack into Greg Gutfield ranting, blaming Democrats for creating racism.

So much for unity, I guess.

it's been said a trillion times but...

wildvine (and drm in general) needs to be outlawed.

inherently discriminatory and arguably evil bit of technology that needs to be outlawed off the face of the planet.

it's this sort of crap that sets technology back from its true potential.

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January Update!

- Announcing #PinePhone @mobian CE

- #PinePhone keyboard progress update

- #PinebookPro and #PineTab production news

- #PineTalk podcast in Feb

- New #PINE64 website is now up

- #PineTime software news

- Red #Pinecil & firmware update

and much more!

pine64.org/2021/01/15/january-

more trump surrogates calling for "unity"

foxnews.com/opinion/trump-bide

it's a nice sentiment from someone, without mentioning what her role in how we got here or how she should fix herself before telling the nation what they should do.

i think before there can be unity, there has to be less face-saving and intellectual dishonesty.

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Poland, where hate speech against LGBTQ+ is prevalent, wants to make it illegal for platforms to ban people like they did Trump, and let the government dictate what speech should be allowed. It's bid for control over online content, says EFF's @cSchmon. vice.com/en/article/v7mpkj/pol

friendly reminder

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock Jr. of the USAF wore tactical gear, and carried zip tie handcuffs and sieged the Capitol building intending to take hostages.

Ex-military should be dealt with more severely in prosecution. This guy lived on the taxpayer dime his whole life, and tried a coup. He should be stripped of his rank, his honor, his pension, and his freedom. And especially revoke his 2nd amendment rights.

i'm pining for the fjords, and a long, permanent break from trumpworld spending any more time in my braincase.

so...

signal goes down, and within a nanosecond of the problem, they immediate post on twitter:

"Signal is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working hard to restore service as quickly as possible."

a million people reply to it with:

"please restore service as soon as possible"

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i don't think anybody has any idea what modern conservative principles are anymore.

the web brigades probably didn't intend to set the GOP on fire in due course but either way it's probably amusing to them they could cause so much damage.

meanwhile, guy in 6MWE shirt pouring milk into his eyes asks: "et tu, brute?"

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i think it's funny how quickly the republican party went from

no regulations/let businesses act according to their interests

to

censorship/it's the end of america

fucks sakes.

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spent some time on thedonald dot win this morning, trying to appraise what the aggrieved (aka "censored") majority had to say.

it's profoundly funny/disappointing to see so many people whose whole singular identity now is to just blaming leftists for everything.

"say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, dude, at least it's an ethos"

just imagine the fMRIs on whatever would be considered the average participant.

also, it's a heck of a psyop.

millions of people join signal messenger: great

they did it simply because elon musk told them to: not great

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📣 New release candidate: Tor 0.4.5.3-rc.

It fixes several bugs, including one that broke onion services on certain older ARM CPUs, and another that made v3 onion services less reliable.

Full change log: blog.torproject.org/node/1969

i'm for:

- private individuals and organizations deciding how to moderate their sites.

- letting the marketplace decide

i'm not for:

- removal of section 230

- some kind of federal "purity test" regulation on what "fair" looks like (imagine anyone named trump with that legal tool)

- insisting that all points of view need to be heard

... yeah sure, let me take time out of my day to hear what the fucking neonazi has to say, just for the sake of fairness.

also i am having difficulty finding "unity" with people who wear 6MWE t-shirts and whatnot.

i want to support my fellow citizens that aren't trying to burn everything down.

so, obviously, there needs to be some sorting done on this. we can't "all" come together and heal.

i don't need to share my space with neonazis, et al. it doesn't matter if they didn't get enough love as a child, that's not on anybody to fix. fuck fatalism. you're an adult, you make choices, and they stick to you.

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