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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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capitalism poisons human relations by turning everything into a transaction

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Alexandra Elbakyan (creator of Sci-Hub) | Open knowledge: A silent revolution in science youtube.com/watch?v=Oc4nw7ripb

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In this interview conducted by @ntnsndr, Stacco Troncoso (founder of @guerrillamediacollective and the DisCO model) explains how the DisCO model works and how it challenges norms, both in familiar workplaces and in techno-utopian visions.

You can listen to the interview here 💚 ✨ : disco.coop/2021/02/if-i-only-h

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The Prodigy, "Voodoo People" from the album "Music for the Jilted Generation". song.link/us/i/500162594 #nowplaying #fediplay

🎵Magic people, voodoo people🎵

I don't care if I've shared this recently. It needs to be heard often, and loudly.

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tbh I don't want this nuclear family shit at all, if I'm gonna have a family I want to have a dense community of people immediately near me who are as responsible for my family's well being as I am, and vice versa

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If your experience does not suit you, mod it. Mod your games, mod your OS, mod your hardware, mod yourself.

As long as you're not in a fair competition, cheat. Cheat if it's an unfair competition. Hack everything, level the playing field.

Remove unwanted mechanics, adjust difficulty, change your perceptions, change your experience. Online, in games, in meatspace. You are the final arbiter in what you experience.

Fuck anyone who claims this is wrong or cheapens an experience.
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Countries blocking lifting of patents on life saving vaccine patents are the true Axis of Evil. As the pandemic continues to ravage the world, new and deadlier variants of covid are emerging. Protecting IP protection over millions of lives is ghoulish.

thefederal.com/covid-19/south-

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“Surveillance capitalism” isn’t a corruption of (an otherwise virtuous) capitalism. It is a precise means of describing modern-day capitalism. Opposing it doesn’t mean simply opposing surveillance, it means opposing capitalism.

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One take: "The development of commons-public partnerships as an alternative to the established public-private, following the Preston and Evergreen models, with DisCOs facilitating:

a. Municipal service provision for local economies.
b. FLOSS-built and open licensed, common-pool civic knowledge resources.
c. Practical workplace education on feminist economics, the commons, decentralized technology and the ethical market sectors offered by participating DisCOs."

--The Disco Elements @disco_coop

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Seriously, that's all you've got? We can't end #VaccineApartheid and save the 2.5b unvaccinated people and forestall a species-destroying supervariant because it might lead to...a cure for cancer and heart disease?

eof/

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Its coming, businesses are about to start forcing workers back into the office. This will be awful for many and all because a few old rich men want it. The systems are made of people and this pandemic hit EVERYONE. Dont let things just go back to normal, make things better! ✊🏢

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This post eloquently conveys Lichess’s stance on Advertising, user experience, and open source software. I wholeheartedly agree with their sentiments.

lichess.org/blog/YF-ZORQAACAA8.

> “ There is absolutely nothing positive about advertisements on websites from the perspective of their users.”

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caps, foss 

IF IT WERE TRUE THAT THE ONE CONSTANT OF THE WORLD IS THAT EVERYONE ONLY OPERATES ON A PROFIT MOTIVE, THE WORLD WOULD BE COMPLETELY, CRUSHINGLY BARREN
WE WOULD HAVE NOTHING

THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN EXISTS BECAUSE PEOPLE LOVE THINGS

THE IDEA THAT PROFIT DETERMINES HUMAN BEHAVIOR IS FUCKING DERANGED

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caps, foss 

:yell:​ EVERY TECH PRODUCT IN EXISTENCE IS DEPENDENT ON HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF UNPAID LABOR FROM THE FREE SOFTWARE COMMUNITY. YOUR TECHNOCAPITALIST UTOPIA IS BASED ON AN UNSHAKABLE FOUNDATION OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT OPEN DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROFIT, AND IN TIME WE WILL EAT YOU ALIVE

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Hope everybody is reassured that the #EU is handing over to Facebook and twitter the task to differentiate between angry political speech and "terrorist content", and to do so in their best economic interest, within one hour.

Oh and without a vote, because err.. [procedure] and who cares.

#Terreg #FreeSpeech #BurnTheEU

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If a package is moving too fast for #Debian, it's moving too fast to be a stable part of infrastructure.

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Feminist Future Programmes 💜:

"To survive in a capitalist society, we depend on paid work but also on all the activities that maintain our wellbeing. Stress, alienation & repetitive strain injuries are all everyday conditions of work under capitalism. It's only once our shift has finished that we're able to begin to heal some of the hurt produced by work under capitalism. But meeting our needs & compensating for stress & emotional harm is itself a form of work."

autonomy.work/portfolio/gotby-

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Engineered complexity in our systems is what keeps us shackled to the whims of big tech. The key to devolution is simplification. Simplify, simplify, simply. Remove, reduce, distill… and then maybe we stand a chance at owning and controlling the infrastructure as individuals.

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The left/mutual aid/socialist/feminist spheres are in DESPERATE need for surveillance capitalism awareness. We cannot keep using the master's tools to dismantle the master's house. The tools are eventually used against our progress and our existence.

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