Intellectual property?

Oh, you mean holding our collective culture hostage for 70 - 160 years with the threat of legal, financial, and violent ruin?

Yeah, what about it?

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when people try to defend copyright related shenanigans that happen with "well, the law says they're right", its like. you do realize the law itself is what we're taking issue with? you're not making a point by saying the law says its okay because its the law we want changed

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When websites say "use our app, it's much better", they mean better for them, not you.

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how many people in this world have realized they were gay or bi because they had the stance that doing your doppelganger/copy/alternate-universe self isn't gay, it's just masturbation, but then they gradually put together that they were like... way too into it

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Apple told proton mail that unless they started listing the additional services they offer, through the Apple app store subscription service where Apple could skim 30%, they would block the app from the app store.
That, folks, is called extortion.
theverge.com/2020/10/8/2150699

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My advice if you ever work for free for anyone: write them an invoice with the REAL value, and then add a 100% discount.
Even when you work for free, you want people to know that this work has value, some real one :)
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Timed instance mutes as a cooling off period?

yes please.

If you are a Mastodon Admin/Mod and you agree, please support this feature request with a comment and/or boost.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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#DOFH excuse #98:

We migrated from serverless to userless infrastructure.

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So apparently I can search and follow peertube accounts and channels from within mastadon. Neat!

Standardized protocols for the win.

But now I can't seem to see videos for accounts I have followed. What gives?

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Don't πŸ‘πŸ» connect πŸ‘πŸ» your πŸ‘πŸ» TV πŸ‘πŸ» to πŸ‘πŸ» the πŸ‘πŸ» Internet!

Ever! Buy something - a Roku, an Apple TV, a PS4, an Xbox, a Raspberry Pi running Plex, *anything* - and use that as your video source. Don't ever use the TV's own Internet-connect apps. First, they're guaranteed to spy on you. All sly TV brands do this as far as I can tell. Second, they *suck* in comparison with what you get from a set top box.

Just don't do it!

flatpanelshd.com/news.php?suba

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It goes like this:

Your friend, who you brought a casserole to, works long hours and struggles to pay for childcare. How can we help her take care of her family (besides casseroles)?

Higher wages?

Subsidized childcare?

Free vocational school so she can get a dental hygiene cert and not work at Target?

How do we pay for this? Tax billionaires! We agree on this!

How do we tax the billionaires?

Oh no this is too complicated everyone lies I'm just a nice lady who wants to make casserole

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Javascript is a fun language to toy around in, but I sure hope nobody is using it for anything serious

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FOSS boys: phew I finally got my emails working on my phone, it took me a week, involved a soldering iron, and I had to write a patch for a library

Also FOSS boys: people choose the convenience of Apple/Google/Microsoft because they're lazy and stupid, anybody can switch to Arch and PostmarketOS and self-host everything

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why are people programming for the US military when they could be working on mods for super mario 64

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So... Remember how nigh overnight people started using Zoom?

And not Jitsi?

How did Zoom do that? The fast network effect. How do any of the corpocoms? How could #FLOSS projects do that?

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i like: having options
i dislike: having to choose one

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