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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 (+) 

Just found out about #NewPipe [F-Droid Available] (Google Services & AdSense-Free, RSS-Forward Android Youtube App), currently wading into the app's features.

The setup experience could not be simpler, and I have over 300 subscriptions.

What would really flip my bits would be anonymous interaction wtih subscriptions and RSS migration of my playlists...
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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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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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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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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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LOL This Joe Rogan "Debate" is a mess.

Best Selling Paleo Author (who is best friends with Taubes) who can't refute data without appealing to a database he likes vs an actual doctor quoting 2018 meta-analyses

Have a laugh:

youtube.com/watch?v=ULtqCBimr6

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@lain

Well, that was fun to read.

> RSS’ true failings though are on the publisher side, with the most obvious issue being analytics. RSS doesn’t allow publishers to track user behavior.

> losing your logo, colors, and fonts on an article is an effective way to kill enterprise value.

> There needs to be some sort of a commerce layer around feeds

> Next, RSS readers need to get a lot smarter about marketing and on-boarding. They need to actively guide users to find where the best content is, and help them curate their feeds with algorithms

> I don’t think users actually, truly care about privacy

> with the right business model in place, there could be enough users to make such a renewed approach to streams viable for companies, and that is ultimately the critical ingredient you need to have for a fresh news economy to
surface and for RSS to come back to life.
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