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God forbid that people would get to experience culture noone earns any money off of! No, it's much better to let it get sweapt away and be gone forever. Jesus, these copyright industrialist are just terrible.

Game Companies Oppose DMCA Exemption for ‘Abandoned’ Online Games

Was going to mention the FreedomBox to @bjornstark, saying that unfortunately it's been dead in the water for years. Just to make sure I didn't embarrass myself I checked them out one last time before pushing 'send'. Imagine my surprise seeing that they are actually really active now! What happened?

Some months ago I would've been really stoked! Now I'm a bit more reserved, after the shenanigans of Eben Moglen's Software Freedom Law Center against the @conservancy

So, I know the exact name and server of a Mastodon account I want to follow, but I can't find a way to follow it in either or . What gives? What do I do?

About halfway trough transcribing the fantastic talk 'How to break the Internet, destroy democracy and enslave the human race (or not)', by Cory Doctorow.

When It's done, you'll find it + more talks here:

In the meantime, watch it here:

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"I've never felt less in control of my own hardware"

Reminds of something I believe Tim Wu said, about how it feels like today's computing devices are "half for us, and half against us."

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Pirates Crack Microsoft’s UWP Protection, Five Layers of DRM Defeated -

Wow! This is truly amazing! France is thinking of making companies liable for the security of their products, and _release the source code_ after end of life!

Along with other Nice Things™. Check it:

Ok, seems like it was just the first boot that was slow. Restarting it has been fast enough almost every time. Still looks terrible, though.

Well, yes, it is true. And also the part about them being ugly. At least with VLC, which I just tested after its snap was reccommended by Ubuntu themselves over on birdsite. Not good.

"Snap apps also open slower than my front door does to the postman at 7 AM."

This made me lol. But is it true, though?

I'm so saddened to hear the news that JP Barlow has passed.

We needed him and his work now, more than ever. Thankfully we have the EFF to continue his crucially important work and carry on his legacy.

I will donate to the EFF in Barlow's memory. I hope you will join me!

Ok, what's the deal with the environmental movements love affair with tiny houses? There's few things so not-at-all-environmentally friendly as tiny houses!

So, who will be the first to make a designed sex toy?

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I'm here because I'm starting to suspect that putting 7 billion people into a few gigantic social media networks with insane business models may actually have been a bad idea.

Loving all the new functionality of 6.0. Better support for Microsoft's pseudo-open file formats, a new "Ribbon UI", and much more.

Seems like a very worthwile upgrade!

What better symbol of the future?

China has built a huge solar farm on top of an old coal mine!