Planned obsolescence can undermine privacy - and our pocketbook. For example, Apple computers, that get phased out of new software updates, may force us to make unnecessary choices.

This could force us to purchase new computers (when they are still viable) and to use hardware and software that may be outside our needs.

Try to install Linux before you opt for a new device. POP_OS performs wonderfully on outdated iMacs. Many distros can take a slow Windows PC and give it new life.

Apropos of nothing I have a patreon patreon.com/xenocat

And I would very much like to make enough money off it to compensate losing unemployment as I still can't work due to Covid

There are no tiers right now because I recently restructured it and I'm finding ways to make it better

Sad day for the open web: If you are part of the #MozillaLifeboat contact us! We're constantly looking for developers passionate about #privacy and #opensource to improve our completely Google-free email service!
tutanota.com/jobs/ Let's continue building a better web. 💪🙌

Bush used the State of the Union address to straight up name a hit-list of four countries (Iran, Syria, Iraq, and North Korea) that the US intended to invade.

Just dead ass announced causus belli on four different sovereign states on live prime time TV.

He’s remembered as being kind of dumb and hapless, and that mostly comes from the last three years of his administration after his failure with Hurricane Katrina turned the public against him. But from 9/11 through about 2005 the dude was fucking horrifying and nobody powerful tried to oppose him in any meaningful way. It was a very scary time in politics.

🐘RT: "So the entire architecture, engineering, and construction industry literally wrote an open letter complaining about proprietary software and monopolistic behaviour in .

aecmag.com/comment-mainmenu-36

It's time for to step in."

uspol, sanders tweet 

I'm glad this fuckass country has its priorities straight

Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

This is so cool!
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What if we could use the cold darkness of outer space to cool buildings on earth? In this mind-blowing talk, physicist Aaswath Raman details the technology he's developing to harness "night-sky cooling"

ted.com/talks/aaswath_raman_ho

Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
github.com/freedomofpress/secu

We're happy to be here! #introductions

i don't know who needs to hear this right now but

if you fucked up, instead of trying to make excuses, cover it up or smear and discredit the person you wronged to avoid losing face, why not try: suck it up and apologise, accept the loss of face, and move on

you'll feel better in the long run

If you're a developer and not an english native speaker, which language do you use for your development tools?

Please don't answer if you're a native english speaker, not to bias the results. Boosts appreciated :)

#translation #internationalization #i18n

gofundme for injured protestor, description of injuries from cop violence 

gofundme.com/f/help-aubrey-wit

"Aubrey was at a protest in Seattle, Wa on 6/7/20 when an explosive was thrown directly at her chest by the SPD. The medic team grabbed her immediately and helped treat her. In this time she lost a pulse several times. They were able to get her to the hospital and she is in stable condition but in a lot of pain."

She is out of the hospital and staying with a friend.

$100 for a poem, allyuh. That is definitely worthy of some joy. At least some mirth, or a little glee.

Send your happiest happy to @fiyahlitmag for our JOY issue.
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Shorts (<7k): $600
Novelettes(<15k): $1200
Poetry: $100

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"A veto-proof majority of the #Minneapolis city council has announced its intent to dismantle the city’s police department and invest in community-led public safety, a move that would mark the first concrete victory in the mounting nationwide movement to defund law enforcement agencies in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd."

theguardian.com/us-news/live/2

uspol 

I hope it's totally obvious that these curfews are to protect the property of businesses.

I started an online cryptography course and soon realized I needed to refresh my memory of how to write code in Python. This example is a try/except statement nested within a while loop. The seemingly simple solution eluded me for quite a while.

Just put a note on my work office door with this note:
"Times fun when you are having flies. At lunch. //0\\"

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