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- I also serve our English masters, I keep their precious trains running
- Are you happy keeping their trains running?
- Happy? I don't know, but I'm good at it.
- I dream of hunting in this jungle of metal and asphalt. I imagine my true form leaping from beam to ledge to terrace roof until I am at the top of this island. Until I can growl in the faces of all the men who believe they can own me.
Love, Death & Robots - "Good Hunting"

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This toot got several "the war over the word '#hacker' is lost" replies, so I need to respond to it more generally.

Thankfully, I have a FAQ about it, since I encounter it so often:
rys.io/en/155.html#isnt-the-fi

tl;dr:
1. Whichever other word we choose and fail to defend, is going to be abused; see: "hacktivist". I draw the line on "hacker".
2. LGBTQ+ community reclaimed the f-word, African-American community -- the n-word; it *can* be done.
3. Nobody gets to tell me what I can call myself, and what that means.

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cool fact: the original luddites didn’t oppose technology but rather the bosses using new tech to disenfranchise workers! the bosses then had the luddites murdered in the streets and their arguments were replaced with “tech bad 🤢” to prevent others from carrying on their challenge to industrial authorities

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"To prove you aren't a robot, perform this tedious repetitive task without questioning or complaining."

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#Debian now runs very smooth and I'm glad I finally came back to it. #FreeSoftware is always wonderful, running them on the universal operating system makes them fun too.

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worker organising, moan 

Let's focus on what the choke points actually are which is production and logistics rather than the realm of purchase/consumption.

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“Seed is our culture, our heritage, our stories and the knowledge that is passed down from generation to generation.” 🌱

Mary Sakala from Zambia explains the importance of resisting dependency and maintaining self-sufficiency.
➡️ youtu.be/e755UQlwXvE

From birdsite:
New issue of @readinhabit featuring an article by Tom Nomad on and the crisis of capitalism
territories.substack.com/p/exi

inhabit.global/

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This is your irregular reminder that crypto is short for cryptography, which is good and useful. The monster you're thinking of is cryptocurrency, which is currently a toy of the rich and the bro.

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Enquanto andamos entretidos com as autárquicas, a Lei BigBrother vai amanhã a votos na generalidade (1º votação). Há quem diga que faz lembrar Orwell, outros dizem que é mais Huxley.
A nós, por alguma razão, lembrou-nos Saramago...
1/6
#LeiBigBrother

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old world: dying 💀
new world: being born 🐣
😈 monster time 😈

Ill Will at birdsite: "Folks did this shit illegally, without asking anyone's permission, and we think it's gorgeous."
timeout.com/newyork/news/the-f

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Luddism was a working-class movement opposed to the political consequences of industrial capitalism. The Luddites wanted technology to be deployed in ways that made work more humane and gave workers more autonomy. The bosses, on the other hand, wanted to drive down costs and increase productivity.

theconversation.com/im-a-luddi

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For nearly nine months, Tenacious Unicorn Ranch, a safe haven for trans and queer Coloradans, faced violent threats from right-wing extremists. Until, that is, they turned to their local anarchists for help. Guess who won?
melmagazine.com/en-us/story/te

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