So #FollowFriday. Much alternative. Wow.
🌐 @torproject Tor Project: Volunteer network for protecting privacy online
🕹️ @itchio Itch.io: DRM-free indie games store and community site
#Article13 has lurched back into life due to a last minute Franco-German deal:
Any profit-making site over 3 years old will have to install YouTube-style automatic copyright filters on all uploads.
In practice, they would have to outsource it to Google etc. Big tech would choose what we see, even on tiny indie sites.
Please tell your MEPs today, in your own words, that this is not acceptable. They vote on this next Monday:
Kashmir Hill continues cutting out #BigTech: "I do have a computer, one that I can use for the final two weeks of the experiment: a Librem 13, made by a company called Purism that is fiercely opposed to the tech giants..." #SurveillanceCapitalism
RT @nprbusiness: Facebook, Google Draw Scrutiny Over Apps That Collected Data From Teens
#Krita is a popular open source painting and drawing application for Windows, Mac and Linux.
You can download Krita from the official site:
You can follow them on Mastodon here:
You can also follow their PeerTube account here:
The Verge: WhatsApp limits message forwarding in fight against misinformation.
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
I made a little thing on Glitch for making blackout poetry, so you can be emo on the internet faster and more efficiently https://blackoutpoetry.glitch.me
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"Mastodon is crumbling and it's creator is to blame"
I read about a quarter of the article but they lost me with "Being queer isn't a hobby, it's a political identity" I thought it was just a regular identity
Also the parts I was reading was criticizing Mastodon for being barren on cybre.space and nobody talks about Trump on Mastodon, like, did y'all ever consider that maybe we all know what's going on but we don't want to talk about it?
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Post-1998 technology denial.