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Freenode observation; the glorious will of the people ☭ 

While the freenode thing really does suck in a lot of ways, I have seen a bright side to it. This situation basically ended up being a great example of why collective ownership is important, and one of the reasons I personally think FOSS might hold a good policy model for society somewhere inside of it.

Basically what we learned is that you can definitely say you own something and wave around the legal papers to prove it... But in the real world, the service is where the people are. Users, the people who provide value to IRC by making FOSS projects and chat servers, are ultimately the ones who owned the means of production... and they were ultimately able to stand their ground.

Freenode-- as an ownable piece of IP --is basically dead now, except for zombie chat rooms indignantly kept alive by Freenode staff. However, Freenode as a community basically rebuilt itself over night on Liberachat, and that's awesome. :flagAnCom:

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Concept: what if making, installing, and managing an OS was as easy as using a program like Godot, Unity, or Unreal? What if there was an "OS Engine" that any user on any machine could use to build their ideal computer, and then just load it on up like back in thr day when you just had your whole OS on a floppy drive? How much more free would we be as technology users? :retootPlz:

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📊📋 Should ads be a part of the internet?

So recently I've been thinking about designs for my website, and I've been considering the age old question of ads. Obviously, the way most corporate ad networks do business is bad for privacy and bad for the web. However I have recently been considering ethicalads.io/ which use your own website meta-data to serve ads relevant to your viewers. Project Wonderful was another older example of that.

What do you think of ads? Are ads just inherently bad, or is it just the way they're served? Or is even just the current conventions that are bad?

Where is the limit? Does a link to an affiliate site count as an ad? What about my friend's site? What about to someone who did me a favor, or who I bought something from? What about someone who bought something from me?

Please leave as many of your opinions on the subject here, I would be interested in discussing! :aBlobNomEarth:

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If we want "free software" to be a tool of liberation, it needs to put more focus on the people, rather than just technology itself.

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Look at this horrible bloody crime I did today.

This is one of those "Fix it now, don't care how" sorts of deals. A joystick input on this EspGaluda II board must've gotten a good shock at some point 'cause two resistor packs had one input way outta spec and there was a crispy-looking surface mount cap just downstream.

No SMD parts on hand and I wanted to see if this'd work, and it did, so I might order parts and do a proper job or I might forget about it for a few years

Hire me ㄟ(ツ)ㄏ

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a creature going nowhere 5 different ways. it may also be able to do some other things soon enough

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Billionaires don’t deserve to exist as a class of wealth. That money isn’t truly theirs.

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#TIL The #Brainfuck programming language has a dialect called "I use Arch, btw". In this dialect, the original symbols are replaced with "I", "use", "arch", "linux", "btw", "by", "the", "way". #Arch #ArchLinux

github.com/OverMighty/i-use-ar

This is a "Hello World!" example:

arch the i the use linux the way i arch the i arch arch arch i the arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch i way the i way linux the use way i linux way way arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch use way i i i i i i linux linux linux linux btw use use arch arch arch btw use linux btw btw arch arch arch btw use linux btw i i i btw use use btw arch arch arch btw linux linux linux linux linux linux btw i linux btw use use arch btw use btw

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The FNAF dev is a shit who donated to anti-LGBT politicians and organizations yet somehow Twitter people are trying to say he's still a good person?
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#lazygit is a fancy #terminal interface for #Git.

lazygit greatly simplifies complex Git tasks through a familiar and readable interface. Simple actions like pushing and pulling are done in a single keypress, with branching and commiting done in a few keypresses. lazygit greatly assists in complex operations like rebasing, where commits can be looked over and attended to in seconds.

Website 🔗️: github.com/jesseduffield/lazyg

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #programming

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So I also made myself a stepper motor-based MIDI synth. It still doesn't sound exactly great, but it's working and I'm quite satisfied with it.

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Gender fluid, otherwise known as estrogenated water

When you told everybody that you're running a minimal install, but you're just a phony who downloaded a file manager because you'll scream if you have to type `ls` again :blobPensive:

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What if we started making scroll bars that were like easily visible again

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