Politicians are somewhat easier to educate outside the US. The EU is particularly easy to influence if you're willing to make economic arguments against US hegemony and folks in NZ seem to be moving the needle there
At this point, I'm not sure how worthwhile it is pushing back against SAAS; it would probably be better to focus on Open Data formats and make software licenses permissive so that it's easier to adopt Open Data
If your computer isn't compatible with the Windows 11 upgrade, please consider trying to a Linux OS such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint before tossing out your old laptop or desktop PC!
If you use your computer mainly for light gaming via Steam and web browsing, you won't notice a difference. If you need more specific tools and programs, there is Wine and Proton.
The first step in the three R's is Reduce (don't buy a new PC) and then Reuse (use older computers.)
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Far-right, OAN news
"Ninety percent of OAN’s revenue came from a contract with AT&T-owned television platforms, including satellite broadcaster DirecTV, according to 2020 sworn testimony by an OAN accountant. [...] Herring has testified he was offered $250 million for OAN in 2019. Without the DirecTV deal, the accountant said under oath, the network’s value “would be zero.”"
Would really suck for them if there was a sudden public outcry that forced them to pull their financial support.
ha ha facebook is down
okay so let's keep talking about the recent facebook whistleblower story and make sure it doesn't get buried.
"If somebody robs a store, it's a crime and the state is all set and ready to nab the criminal. But if somebody steals from the commons and from the future, it's seen as entrepreneurial activity and the state cheers and gives them tax concessions rather than arresting them. We badly need an expanded concept of justice and fairness that takes mortgaging the future into account."
—Ursula Franklin, 22 years ago, on our societal tendency of flat out ignoring and even explicitly rewarding negative externalities
wait, so instead of getting their revenue from advertising or expenses paid by the viewers, like all adequate tv channels, o.a.n. was almost entirely funded by at&t like some sort of privately-run equivalent of state propaganda?
New from @firstname.lastname@example.org: One America News, the right-wing cable network that peddled 2020 election conspiracies, gets nearly all of its revenue from AT&T.
“Próspera’s founders believe the future of government lies with privatized startup cities. They belong to a movement with deep roots in U.S. libertarian circles: one that wants to redefine citizenship and governance in tech-consumerist terms. It has gained momentum in recent years, as high-profile Silicon Valley figures, like PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, put their money behind startup city initiatives.”
Fuck these people.
Loss of privelege is not oppression.
The origin of the word privelege is 'private law'. So the idea is that some people have unfair private laws made specifically for them that the majority cannot benefit from.
The word is usually used in a slightly different form these days, less legal, more informal.
was reading the other day that one of the four death camps, Sobibor, actually stopped operating in 1943 because of a prisoner revolt where they killed a dozen SS and 300 escaped, facing barbed wire obstacles and machine gun fire.
The Nazis dismantled the camp and planted trees to hide that it was ever there.
kind of amazing the parts of the story that get emphasized and those that don't. These people were starving to death and still fought and won their freedom.
They don't actually make round steel tanks they make rough octagon tanks then explode them into round ones
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