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"We have, essentially, chosen cancer as the model of our social system." - Ursula K. Le Guin

The College Board rejected the document I wrote in LibreOffice because it contained "an invalid file type." The College Board specifically stated they would accept ODT files. What happened? @libreoffice


β€œFree users for sure we don’t want to give that [end-to-end encryption] because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose” - Eric Yuan, CEO.

@emsenn Emsenn's warrant canary is empty, which means e is a government informant.

Wait, Kevin Carson's Twitter account got suspended? What happened?

I just found out about Ethical Source (, basically licenses that prohibit unethical uses of software. Do you think ethical source is a good idea compared to traditional Free Software licensing?

Jitsi working on End-to-End Encryption -

😍 This is awesome! Also I think they are one of the only ones that will be able to pull off true e2ee. Because most others intercept audio / video and process on it. Where as jitsi operates as an SFU and selectively forwards streams based on the network conditions of individual clients.

If they needed to actually process the audio / video this would require the bridge to be trusted to decrypt the payloads. Super cool!

A lot of information in this April update from @PINE64, many good news and a call for developpers! #pinetime needs a companion app for Pinephone and other mobile systems!

covid19, hot? take 

Of course electoralism isn't going to bring about the socialist revolution but I really want Trump out of office as soon as possible and replaced with any competent, compassionate individual

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Looks like Biden is going to win the primaries. RIP Bernie 2020

Hey kde, plasma, Qt developers. Please, make some tutorials about kde app development for plasma mobile. Thank you :thinkergunsunglasses:


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I feel like "easy to use" is not a helpful term when talking to people who are very comfortable with computers, who have been using computers for years (and that includes me), because to them, a multistep process is easy to use. But I think there are people where it wouldn't be easy to use.

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re: relieving your need to /do something/

Please introspect on how much your online engagement with social justice is simply to relieve that pressure. Just because it's not actively pushing down doesn't mean it doesn't entrench and legitimize the oppression.

Get out there. Take down bad shit, build up good shit.

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"Indigenous peoples have not harmed anyone. We have not attacked, beaten, or threatened anyone. We have not pointed guns at [settlers or their families]. We have not removed [their] children and forced them into residential schools. We have not criminalized [their families], locked up [their] relatives, administrated [their] poverty, created legislation to specifically discriminate against [them or their family],… …then scold [them] for getting upset."

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We live in a society where people are treated like things and things are treated like people.

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