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Microsoft has made positive contributions to FOSS?

Great news. Regardless, companies don't deserve redemption, people do. Let them develop positive FOSS contributions at a different company.

The pragmatism of "Microsoft isnt going away, so let's encourage their positive contributions to software" is as much an appeal to futility as "The CCP isnt going away, so let's encourage their positive contributions to medicine". Developers (and doctors) can make meaningful contributions without MS (the CCP), today, and that ability isnt going anywhere.

Note the point being about appeal to futility and not at all about conflating human rights violations with patent trolling.

And yes this is a subtoot. My last direct one has yet to receive a reply.
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Youtube, Google, Corporate Stalking (+) 

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I don't see anyone talking about that anymore, but Chelsea Manning is still in solitary confinement. It's been more than two weeks now.

#FreeChelseaManning

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"security professionals" that won't learn PGP
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By the way, MIPS still exists and still makes chips. And RISC-V is the first RISC architecture that is completely and 100% open-source.

RISC has won the war. And, yes, the next generation of Apple hardware will probably run -- at least in part -- on ARM-based A12X or its successor.

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Firefox has a handy "Close Tabs to the right" feature. I use it on my last pinned tab, to close everything at EOD.

Alfred for Mac also has a great "Quit All Apps" action. 👍

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"Leaving Facebook makes people happier but less informed" (cnn.com/2019/01/31/tech/facebo) - Who conducted this survey, the Zuckerberg Foundation?? How are people LESS informed because of Facebook??

Bitcoin as we know it is not a currency replacement.

Nor is it Climate Change made tangible.

Before we even get to a discussion of how many KJ fractional reserve central banking uses in its current form, the assertions contradict the data.

hackernoon.com/the-reports-of-

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NeXTstation from 1991 emulating Windows and a Mac at the same time. So far ahead of its time. #Retrocomputing

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Let me say it one more time...

This is what they think you will identify with... This is what they want others to think of you...

This is marginalization of our position in action.

This is what they think of you.

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>take brother's shitty old tablet
>replace broken display and digitizer
>purge all Google botnet traces, because GMS was crashing too often
>install Fennec and F-Droid
>...
>PROFIT

And now I have cheap mobile procrastination terminal :3

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I wrote this for Lifehacker about how all your notifications are LIES and today is a good day to turn off all your notifications, so enjoy: lifehacker.com/your-notificati

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Hilarious. After effectively abandoning Linux desktop OSes by never updating the client, withholding massive new features, & dropping support for tons of formats, Dropbox is naming something “Nautilus,” the name of one of the most used Linux file managers. blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2018/09

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New encryption law to force Australian citizens to hand over computer passwords and mobile pins - or face $60,000 or five years in prison dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6

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