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How Florida's Prisons and DRM Made $11.3M Worth of Prisoners' Music Disappear - Cory Doctorow

Take note everyone this is one of the first cases (that I know of) where DRM has inflicted harm upon a group of people. This will only perpetuate in the future, Take a stand now.

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having a lot of fun with this patch, just pressing "randomize" on the sequencer and occasionally messing with Clouds.

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MUH Roads! Move To Somalia!

#TaxationIsTheft ... Taxation Is Theft, Statism Is A Cult

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Possibly one of the funniest jokes I've ever heard.

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I really wish I could cost nintendo money, I've not been happy with them for a long time, so their attacks on emulation can't really cause me to boycott them. But really , emulation may not be legal, but it's the only way we can reliably preserve gaming history without obscene amounts of effort and money rebuilding the hardware for the consoles and finding ways to get the game images preserved and loadable

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Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.

Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.

Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.

I've been playing a lot of on and I've been having a blast!

Minetest is the FLOSS clone of Minecraft. Quite basic by default so you will need mods, thankfully Debian makes this quite easy. I install Minetest from Backports and install all the mods in Debian with 'apt install minetest-mod*'.

I find the map generators a bit iffy though, Nothing will ever beat Minecraft Beta 1.7.3 (c.a Mid-2011). 😩

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Startup creeps aren't accidentally reinventing libraries and buses. They're very deliberately inventing libraries and buses that poor people aren't allowed to use.

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#DebConf18 videos are being published on

more than half of the recorded talks are already available, and more are being worked on right now.

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This exists at my university and I'm bothered by it. It's apparently a media museum.
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If "cyber warfare" headlines were truthful:

Low-level employee with write permissions on entire network clicks on bad link and causes entire office to lose access to files that weren't backed up anywhere.

Has anyone given DarkNet Diaries a listen?

The subject matters and episodes seem interesting enough. It's queued up on waiting for me.

Can someone teach me about make install and package conflicts with Debian? (

I needed to compile an up-to-date version of megatools to get around an API quirk. I followed the instructions in It worked and installed to my .local folder, but there was a few complaints about possible conflicts with .so files.

I doubt this will cause problems, but it is advised against. What do I need to know about this?

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“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I wonder if J.K. Rowling realised while writing this that it is the perfect warning about Silicon Valley, “the cloud” and surveillance capitalism.

Interesting and short read:

There are Unicode Japanese characters that don't exist, they were added my mistake and never found before unicode ships on every singe computer ever made 😂

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Switch from regular YouTube to FreeTube.

A free & libre YT client that's faster than YouTube on Chrome will ever be.

FreeTube has neat features:

* No ads.

* A YouTube experience without Google tracking you using cookies and JavaScript.

* A UI which is a lot faster than the website.

* Being able to subscribe to people without having an account.

Ps. Newpipe (from F-Droid) for mobile.