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Holy shit

"Second, Microsoft has developed Azure Stack OS, the -based operating system that will run on those chips — Smith says that while Microsoft is a "Windows company," a full-fledged version of its flagship operating system was too big and too unwieldy for what it had in mind."

Gah. My nick is in that toot because I first shared it with an AMP link. So I copied the text of the toot, deleted it, and then pasted the text plus an AMP free link. Didn't see my name was in there

forteller - This sounds like Aaron Swartz all over again :(

A teenager in Canada who downloaded several thousand public freedom-of-information requests records has been raided by police and accused of "stealing" private information

If you haven't read any of them yet, then this is your lucky day! Go check it out right now!

Man, I'm reeeeally ready for a new Pepper & Carrot strip by @davidrevoy right about now.

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Hello fediverse! is a free/open/nonprofit alternative to proprietary review sites like #Goodreads, #Yelp, #IMDB.

It plugs into #opendata sources: #Wikidata, #OpenLibrary and #OpenStreetMap (OSM integration is very basic at this point). Still a long way to go but we have a small community and lots of reviews already. On GitHub at: - IRC: on - Matrix:


What do you know about Martin Luther King Jr, except that he had a dream and fought for it?

It's 50 years since MLK was assassinated. In todays episode of my podcast Kurator I present two of his speeches, the famous one, and one other. You should really listen to both!

Please enjoy:

Extremely interesting to read Martin Luther King's thoughts on capitalism, socialism, communism, and how to create a more just society in this letter to his future wife, Coretta Scott.

«Let us continue to hope, work, and pray that in the future we will live to see a warless world, a better distribution of wealth, and a brotherhood that transcends race or color. This is the gospel that I will preach to the world.»

Oh, yeah, and I also mentioned Mastodon and

Hey, fediverse! Listen up. You'll like this, I promise.

Yesterday I was on Norwegian national radio, talking about how the "monopoly" of Facebook over the public discourse is dangerous and that politicians need to step in.

My sollution? Enforce federation!

That way the free market of social networks can work and the network effect will no longer be a "social DRM" locking people in.

Based on this text (norwegian):

It's available in Norway here:

Ok, vi må starte en hashtag for å ønske nordmenn velkommen til fediverset, og/eller hvor de kan introdusere seg selv, nei?

Hva med eller ?

Uansett: Velkommen til @audunmb! Følg ham! :)

"Stop feeding yourself on this virtual reality that systematically cherry-picks things that perpetuates this neurological addiction to anger"

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So is there any sort of procedure for reporting spammers on mastodon instances?

I watched The Breadwinner (animated, 2017) yesterday, and must say that it was a real master piece!

A young girl in Kabul has to pretend to be a boy to be able to go out and provide for her family when her dad gets arrested. The inhumanity of theocratic rule is shown in a beautiful and deeply human story. Also: Female main characters.

Highly reccommended.

So, I've been going without a job for the last 3 years. But I've done a lot of things which I feel adds value to society. That's the reason why I do them. Unfortunately they are not things that I can monetize. I've never asked for money for it, I don't really know how. But now I thought maybe there's a possibility here, if others also find value in my work. If not, I guess it's not much sense in doing it.

So yeah, that's the back story. Hoping for feedback. Thanks, all!

Guys. I've done the thing and set up my very own @Liberapay account. I'd love to hear what you think and get some feedback on it! I've never done something like this before, so any feedback is appreciated!

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Is anyone hosting a #PeerTube instance that contains only #CreativeCommons or #PublicDomain works?

I've been semi-serious thinking about committing to this. Free Culture, to me, seems to align with Free Software, and using products of the commons for the sake of preserving and distributing them feels worthwhile.

It'd be interesting to make such works available through federation, and maybe even store it in IPFS.

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If you're looking for a #job and you've ever done #design work, a number of these are paid:

(and if you've ever done design work and you're looking to do some good, the gratis ones appear to be largely nonprofits and community organizations)