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Went to redeem my #Brave rewards, only to be cockblocked by a CAPTCHA. What ever happened to sovereign wallets?
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> If we do care about privacy as a collective value, then it cannot be an
individual burden. Right now, privacy is essentially a luxury good. If you can
afford not to use coupons, you don’t have to let retailers track your shopping
habits with loyalty points. If you’re technically savvy, you don’t have to let
Gmail see all your emails. Not only does that make access to privacy incredibly
inequitable, it also affects our collective understanding of what is a “normal”
amount [...]

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@pants @balrogboogie The statement that "proprietary ownership of software gives the owner unjust power" is perfectly correct, of course. Because software is a means. But this is true of all means. Private ownership of Amazon warehouses gives the owner unjust power. Private ownership of land gives the owner unjust power. Of apartment buildings. Of natural resources by governments.

The problem with the free software movement wasn't that it defends free access to knowledge.
The problem with the free software movement is that it made sure to sabotage itself, by putting its head in the sand about systems of power and pretending this is a matter of elaborate law codes like a programming puzzle.

This is how there was so much incredible work poured into Linux and BSD etc. only for the Web to end up the way it is today, for e-commerce, mobile etc. to end up the way it is today.

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There is no other feeling like the one you have when - in the middle of the night, while everyone else is sleeping, sitting in the dimly lit basement in front of the radio - you hear a station located on an exotic island thousands of kilometers away finally say your call sign and then you press PTT to share the frequency with a stranger who shares the same passion with you. #hamradio

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...People are seriously scared that children are going to eat batteries in Airtags? And say that for this reason, they shouldn't be user replaceable?
I wonder how we're not all dead yet.
No seriously. This is one of those things that I laugh at in complete and utter frustration that then slowly turns into bitter tears of... Even more frustration I guess.
We're just doomed. This is it.

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developers: man it really seems like software has been going downhill for the last 15 years


developers: it just feels like there is no end to the bullshit


developers: why is everything so buggy and resource intensive


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software accesibility rant 

okay so this is totally not the reason why you should care about accessibility but I find it so weird that devs hardcore don't care about accessibility because of a very good reason: in 90% of the cases making something more accessible means "make it easier to parse for technology" and like, why wouldn't you do that? That's gonna make your own life so much easier. Testing, monitoring, benchmarking, debugging, all the things are helped by that!

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hey all, here's a new computer thing I made! it's called the Nonsense Laboratory, and it's a series of weird little tools for manipulating the spelling and sound of words with machine learning:

it's part of a series of projects launched yesterday showing the outcomes of the Artists + Machine Intelligence grant program, which you can learn more about here:

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@arush In case it helps, you can easily block AccessiBe and several other overlays with the free and open-source AccessiByeBye extension, currently available for Chrome and Edge.

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You can tell that writers of time travel stories aren't programmers because they usually have some storyline where the protagonist couldn't exist without the storyline taking place, and we find out they're somehow related to someone who couldn't exist if that storyline didn't happen.

It's the equivalent of passing an uninitialized variable to a recursive routine and suddenly John Conner appears.

Help anyone? How do I convince my browser to open gemini:// links in ? It doesn't seem to register itself as a protocol handler? Makes opening links from mastodon a bother.

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the main problem with the internet is that unlike the other common meeting-places that have existed for millennia, the meeting of strangers is accompanied by neither alcohol or religion, and thus is entirely unmediated and destined for chaos and catastrophe

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they always talk about super mario bros but what about like, average mario bros. competent mario bros

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Hey, listen! #MyNoise has released a new generator, and this time, it's one for the fans of the Wild West! I bet someone's gonna find this useful. :ms_smile:

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Update on #AccessiBe’s insistence that its screen reader mode alert is no longer on by default.
As of Friday 30 April 2021 at 09:25 Eastern, it is in fact still there and still as annoying as ever. I’m logged into Namecheap on a computer accessing a network that doesn’t have AccessiBe’s...

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Equestria Social Network

⚠️ Due to some spam, the instance is currently on approval admission mode, I will work to accept account as soon as I can. ⚠️

⚠️ En raison de spam, l'instance est en mode approbation manuelle des comptes, J'essaye d'autoriser les comptes le plus rapidement possible. ⚠️

Equestria.Social (EQS) is a Mastodon instance for all pony fans, created to federate Bronies and Pegasisters wanting to join the fediverse, and those already present ! But we are opened to everyone !

Equestria.Social (EQS) est une instance Mastodon pour tous les fans de poneys, créée pour fédérer les Bronies et Pegasisters voulant rejoindre le "fediverse", et ceux déjà présents ! Mais nous sommes ouverts à tous !

Equestria.Social (EQS) is a Mastodon instance for all pony fans, created to federate Bronies and Pegasisters wanting to join the fediverse, and those already present ! But we are opened to everyone !

Nos copains ! (Aussi fans de poneys)

Our friends ! (Also pony fans)

Radio Brony

Webradio Brony

Brony Webradio

Canterlot Comics

Bibliothèque de comics

Comics library

Le Poney Blanc

Magazine autour de MLP

Magazine about MLP

MLP Québec

Actualités sur MLP

News about MLP

MLP Rainbow

Actualité autour de MLP

News about MLP

Bronies .fr

Calendrier de meet-ups Bronies

Bronies meet-ups calendar

New Lunar Republic

Streaming MLP

MLP streaming

MLP France

Streaming MLP

MLP streaming

Need for Ponies

Streaming MLP

MLP streaming

Le Coin Brony

Communauté Brony

Brony Community

Si vous le souhaitez, vous pouvez aider financièrement l'instance sur LiberaPay (C'est un peu comme Patreon ou Tipeee, mais en libre).

If you wish, you can financially help the instance on LiberaPay (It's a bit like Patreon or Tipeee, but free).