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Sign the petition:

"Code paid by the people should be available to the people! We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under #FOSS licence"

#freesoftware #fsfe #opensource #eu


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omg. OMG. **OMG!!!**

Okay I know this sounds like nonsense but oh my god! Captp + handoffs on three *independent* peers over tor onion services, with everyone chatting over goblin-chat!

Each user has their own address on the p2p network! *No* central server!

This is HUGE!

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If it isn't obvious why this is huge, and I guess my post doesn't make it obvious:

This is a completely peer to peer, end to end encrypted chat system written in *250 lines of code*. @spritelyproject's Goblins abstracts away the network/cryptography elements for you.

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Just found this on HN:

Goblins: A transactional, distributed actor model environment - news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2


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Public Service Announcement

The symbol # has many names, including "hash". Using a hash to make a tag word easier to search makes the whole construct a "hashtag".

Because people say things like "check out hashtag 'learn'", people inferred that the # itself was spoken as "hashtag". This has led to some confusion in certain kinds of discussion.

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"keep politics out of foss"

you,,, you do understand that foss is inherently political, right? like, that was *literally* the intention of it?

This is a nice little documentary on planned obsolescence (by the youtube channel Veritasium)


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the "androids are taking our jobs" sci-fi trope is honestly one of the darkest, because the entire point of automation is to make it so that nobody has to work anymore if they don't want to. In literally any non-oligarchical society, the automatically generated resources would be distributed and everyone would be happy.

the idea that a population would be so brainwashed that they want more work and less automation, instead of more automation and much more universal basic income, is so deeply and fundamentally disturbing, yet it's already happening

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Welcome to Smart City Conception of Berlin:

Berlin should prefer small tech, because of its constitution article 24: "Any abuse of economic power shall be unlawful. In particular any private monopolies aimed at the domination of production and markets shall be deemed to constitute an abuse of economic power, and shall be prohibited."


Therefore please participate and boost it:


Workaround to golang inability to enforce constructors:

The last solution is my "unusual" take on the problem

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Hey NFT folks, y’all are missing a trick: why settle for gifs and jpegs? For all those millions, you could buy up huge swaths of forest and burn it yourselves. First hand. Like the fucking psychopaths you are.

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Calculator in the next version of PureOS will be featureful and fully adaptive! Maybe it's good enough to reach upstream GNOME too. 🙂

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I'll do a painting demo live for the Matrix Foundation, don't miss it!
On Wednesday 2021-03-10 6pm UTC (7pm in Berlin; 6pm in the UK; 1pm in New York; 10am in California)
All info: matrix.org/open-tech-will-save
#krita @matrix

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Rust Forum Post | Thank you for the teaching on how to write better software - Jorge Leitao

"What I have been learning [...] was not Rust in particular, but how to write sound software in general, and that in my opinion is the largest asset that the rust community tough me[...]. This ability to identify unsound code transcends Rust's language, and in my opinion is heavily under-represented in most cost-benefit analysis over learning Rust or not."


#Rust #BetterSoftware

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any notion you had of capitalism being efficient will be obliterated by learning how a computer works and then learning how most computer technology that makes money works

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"Years ago some journalist described the Icelandic banking crisis this way: imagine you have a dog and I have a dog and I agree your dog is worth a billion dollars and you agree my dog is worth a billion dollars, so we trade dogs and then announce that our combined worth is now two billion dollars. Bitcoin is like that, only the dogs don't exist."

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