I make an open source, privacy-respecting advertising network called WebSuggest. Contributors welcome! https://gitlab.com/websuggest/websuggest-django
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
“Free 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.
I just found out about Ethical Source (https://ethicalsource.dev/), 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 - https://jitsi.org/news/e2ee/
😍 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!
covid19, hot? take
whoda thunk that years of individual recreation, consumerism, and snarky shitposting, to cope with the stress of a feeding a very fragile and greedy economic system would lead to individuals wholly unprepared for any disruption to that system.
good thing today is a new day and you can start acting different as soon as you decide to. maybe do something beyond post to an audience of privileged collaborators about how fucked up the system y'all are 100% bought into is, tho.
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
We live in a world where basic necessities can be fulfilled for every single human being on Earth. Why haven't we done so yet? What's stopping us?
Capitalism is neither a sustainable, ethical, nor efficient economic system. The blind pursuit of profit has been proven again and again to lead to tragedies of the commons whereby socially optimal solutions are ignored. It allows obesity to coexist with starvation, and focuses economic resources on the overproduction of consumer goods while ignoring glaring environmental and human rights concerns. WHY DOES IT STILL EXIST?
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.
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.
"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."
See the kid with the Linux T-shirt whistling the Internationale? That's me.
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