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@AlexMax I don't necessarily think that the FSF and OSI should be the sole arbiters, BUT, they're not - they're TWO entities, who keep tabs on each other, and I think they've done a bang-up job so far, AND the OSD and four freedoms are useful independent of these organizations.

I think there's a lot of subversive elements who would change the meanings of free software or opejn source software to suit their interests, of which it's now clear you're a member. Buzz off and make your own thing and quit fucking with FOSS.

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How would you feel if SourceHut required all public projects to have either a (1) FSF approved free software license, (2) an OSI approved open source license, or (3) a Creative Commons license?

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moonscript first impressions rant 

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RFC 2142, section 2, paragraph 2:

"Mailbox names must be recognized independent of character case. [...] even PoStMaStEr [...]"

The Internet Mail Consortium did Spongebob case before it was cool.

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Armagetron Advanced time

live.drewdevault.com, default port

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Hey admins, remember when the #Fediverse used to federate? Please don't break the #Fediverse. Leave the blocking to the users.

#fediblock #block #mastoadmin #admin

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Website UI idea: Display a warning when hovering an external link to a non-privacy respecting site.

"Operated by Google"
"Hosted on Cloudflare"
"Loads assets from Facebook"
...

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@sir ...and may I suggest a second most important: "If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in." (Edsger Dijkstra)

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@sir all of those tools give me the exact same feeling that windows, macos, and modern systemd-based Linux does - that I’m in the passenger seat of someone else’s car with an unknown driver.

It seems like a much more manageable, secure, sustainable, and pleasant experience to be in the drivers seat of your own car.

@sir how would you explain the difference between sourcehut.org and sr.ht? ie why, and what are the criterias. or maybe there is a faq somewhere?

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"but what if people take Doc seriously? what if he's being serious and spreading misinformation?"

If Twitch wants that on their platform, they'll allow it. If not, his account manager will reach out to their Partner and tell him to knock it the fuck off.

In either case, anybody seriously getting their facts on "Covid and 5G" from some Twitch personality is fucking stupid.

Stop getting your "facts" on biological agents and radio networks from people who make money playing video games. --r000t

kotaku.com/dr-disrespects-shti

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Now that the poll is over, the correct answer was science

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"My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News. "I'm not even talking about the privacy concerns, I mean the efficacy. Does anybody think this will do something useful? ... This is just something governments want to do for the hell of it. To me, it's just techies doing techie things because they don't know what else to do."

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Announcing the SourceHut project hub 🎉

sourcehut.org/blog/2020-04-30-

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❤️

I just finished generating my logo with Go. Why is text rendering so goddamn hard?

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It's not entirely finished, but hub.sr.ht is live for any early users to kick the tires on, and populate the database with their projects ahead of the announcement:

hub.sr.ht

Please give it a try and let me know what you think 😄 Be advised that the URL will change from hub.sr.ht/... to sr.ht/... before the announcement is made.

@sir I have a suggestion for the new hub: instead of having "sourcehut hub" which I feel is a bit repetitive, and a bit reminiscing of github, it would be nice if it can be called just the homepage for sr.ht, and maybe the "source" part of the logo can link to sourcehut.org with the "hut" part linking to sr.ht

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So please, if you have kids, teach them vim at a young age, so that they don't end up where I ended up.

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You all know @r000t, but have you read his story of extreme real life cancellation? ligma.pro/@r000t/1040711570231

Probably the worst story I've read is the Palestinian teacher threatened by gangs and run out of the country for teaching students not to hate Israel. But r000t's is a runner up and possibly even worse in some ways.

I know a lot of people who have been cancelled, including myself. This one is probably worse than all of them combined. This man deserves a medal of honor.

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respect to web service developers who let you do 2fa with an otp generator app instead of sms or their proprietary thing

double respect to the devs who do not insistently refer to all such apps as "google authenticator"

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