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Linux users, when they need to run a command in the terminal:
⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️ Ah! There it is!

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Viewed narrowly, it might appear that the web "went wrong" over the last 15 years. But what really happened was that a system which emerged out of public institutions in the early 1990s became increasingly commodified and integrated into global capitalism, such that today it might be tricky to imagine capitalism without its web aspect. #internet

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if there's any true positive about the fediverse, it's that it is DEEPLY and PROFOUNDLY resistant to being monetized in any traditional way.

there is no market here. no easy means to facilitate cash moving around. and the whole thing is too fucking opaque and malfunctioning for a product to reliably bilk either investors or customers

anything existing on the fedi is a very small broken silo where you cannot see or be seen, and that just isn't conducive to Business.

so write that down.

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I used to say "my friends are on Facebook", but I was wrong. *They* aren't on the platform- their wake is.

What we leave as data on a social network isn't ourselves. It's something we have shed- remnants of a point in time that has necessarily passed us. We imprinted some of our data on it- nothing more.

Same is true here. *We* do not exist in the fediverse- it's just our data forming a wake behind *us in the real world*.

But here, that wake isn't being exploited. And that feels better to me.

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The Fediverse: It's Happening Here™
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We, as a species, are just standing by and watching as innocent kids are being taught by the Internet, right in front of our eyes, to put Javascript inside Markdown and think that's normal

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#FacePalm

"For example, people in Iran are not able to sign up for new accounts on Signal because the standard sign-up process includes receiving a verification code via SMS, which isn’t feasible for many right now. Therefore, simply stopping SMS messages, or blocking Twitter, become effective ways to control the prevalence of Signal usage."

hypha.coop/dripline/signal-cal

#Signal #Iran

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"I'm just going to eat them like the normal way"

Proceeds to eat two fingers at a time like an animal.
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@chriswere they say it's a KNALLER so there goes the bang greets from deutschland 🧨

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Another two weeks to GStreamer hackfest 👨‍💻. Stoked. Visas came last week without hassle.

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@ChrisWere I also enjoyed Stadia, used it quite regularly. For those it worked for, it worked well, some even used it as their main gaming service (Somebody in my stream used it to play through Ys 8 and 9) on a low end laptop. I don't think YouTube helped it out any to be honest... Once big YouTubers said they couldn't get a stable connection or that latency was even remotely noticeable the crowd followed.

We share the same views on TikTok :/ Started to feel like the old man at the club.

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I've been saying for awhile that TikTok is as bad or worse than Facebook. They just didn't have the numbers to bring the adverse attention to themselves yet. I guess we are finally getting there. I need to check to make sure that the between all the Firefox browser, Duck Duck Go Privacy Essentials, and Facebook Container tech I use to eliminate this tracking by Facebook works against these TikTok exploits. As the article says, just like with Facebook's tech, you don't have to have an account on these systems for them to be tracking you all over the internet and selling your data. #SurveillanceCapitalism #DeleteTikTok #DeleteBigTech www.consumerreports.org/electr…

Just had a wonderful trip down memory from when @hexdsl had a server. I did a tour of all our great work.

share.tube/w/3cVXfv8As1E1WQYHD

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Tomorrow we'll confuse our Italian followers by making spaghettoni with vegan bacon in a creamy almond sauce.

Also going to stir fry basmati with tofu, carrots, sambal, soy sauce, and um sesame oil?

I've been really enjoying make exclusive video content. My style of content really seems to work much better here than on YouTube. Even the non-tech stuff.

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Staying with friends the last few days I'm here. It always seems like a good idea until I realise that I now have to think of things to talk about. I don't want to.

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