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When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

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Found online:

"Alpha Male", the early version of a male, before testing and bug fixes. Unstable and not suitable for the public.

Somewhat disappointing that the whole investigation only wants Google to make changes and the option of using something else (or hey, even your own infrastructure) seems not even on the table.

To nitpick: "We assume Google will make changes [...] continue to use G Suite for Education safely." - Well, if we currently see problems then it would not really be "continue to use safely", right?

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"SURF and SIVON discuss privacy risks with Google "

Finally! It always bothered me that so much of this nice university in Groningen runs on the infrastructure of the worlds largest advertisement company.


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"I see you have a new jumper," the robot said.
"Like it?"
"I can not judge fashion."
"Well, I like big jumpers, they hide my shape."
The robot froze. "You want your shape hidden?"
"Haha, yes-"
"My radar... Erasing data now."
"You don't need-"
"Data without consent is... Wrong."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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are you experiencing symptoms of gender? contact your doctor today.

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Un•writtenrules, A set of social rules that control Black lives.

It explores what it means to have the inverse of 'privilege' what that looks like for Black people.


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That gender you got at birth? That's just a tutorial gender. You're only supposed to use it to get the hang on this world's gender system and then ditch it for a stronger one, not use it your entire life, noob

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If you are a #cyclist, please share your ride photos. It would be nice to honor @pla's life of cycling after such sad news.

Please boost this if you can. Thanks.

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Here is the first draft of the article:


Feedback is very welcome.
I'll pin the finished article to my profile when it's done.

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“Neustart? Nein Danke!
Der Rechner bleibt an!”

Mein Lieblings-Intro zur #rc3 @c3lounge@twitter.com von @cosmic040@twitter.com:

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In Diskussionen über die #Klimakrise wird immer wieder das Argument benutzt, man müsse erst das Problem der #Überbevölkerung lösen, dann ergäbe sich das mit der Lösung der Klimakrise schon von alleine. Wir schauen uns das hier mal genauer an. 👇

Ein #Thread

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Why Flying Like Before Covid Is A Really Bad Idea

Reason 3:
Air traffic is extremely unjust. ⚖️💸

Just one 1% of the world’s population causes more than half of all air traffic emissions.

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