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@GreenandBlack in New York most folks have an unlimited metrocard, and people who are too poor to afford one will often ask to be swiped in by people on their way out. it's generally polite New York etiquette to swipe these people in.

the city government has tried to crack down on it claiming that it's costing the city money (lol), but the response to that from the resounding majority of New Yorkers has been "fuck you"

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People that take the Glasgow-Edinburgh train have developed this anarcho-communist ticket sharing economy and I love it. It's because return tickets cost literally only 10 pence more than a single, so people just buy returns and leave the other ticket at the station they arrive at.

It's fucking beautiful and more folk need tae know about it

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regarding the whole fedibooks drama 

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'machine rebellion' really is just the echoes of the white fears of slave revolt. that those you have enslaved will come to a consciousness that you are the slave master, and then go on to fight for their own freedom. this paranoia, a 'spectre' if you will :3, of slave revolution and reducing them down to the status of enslaved or dead at the hands of their own privilege.

here's a hot take, maybe just don't enslave things that can develop notions of free will and self awareness if you know that's going to really make them fucking mad at you for enslaving them???

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RT @jlmannisto@twitter.com

I just discovered @neocities@twitter.com. Someone else thinks there is such a thing as "lost individual creativity of the web" :D

Agree with this article pinned at Neocities, too! Pesonal websites were the best. I hope they do come back.
vice.com/en_us/article/j5z33b/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jlmannisto/status/

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Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

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its important for everyone to know that service-dogs-in-training get their own special theater productions, where they practice sitting politely while the actors on stage perform an entire show for them

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I know that e-scooters can be annoying and all but may we not be distracted from the real enemy: cars

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Here's a hot computer take: 

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Wow! That's an opener!

"Our modern secular religion is the worship of markets as self-correcting, self-perfecting systems that merely demand that we all act in our own self-interest to produce an outcome that makes us all better off. Whenever corporations thrive by making us all worse off, we’re told to stop complaining, because it is the “will of the market” at work."

I'm livestreaming my 3D printer (via Jitsi Meet because easy, just deny mic/cam access):
meet.jit.si/BlueDogsSteerRuthl

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Ah, people are having bad opinions about software freedom again.

Software is a system, systems can do evil, it is the role of the engineer to ensure the health of the system and consider the larger societal effects the system has.

Basically, it's being a responsible adult who gives a fuck about their society and doesn't want their labour abused by those who would like to harm their society.

And visual barriers do work. Deplatforming works.

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Also be wary of anybody who throws around terms like free speech (instead of say, freedom of expression), and refers to documents like the US Constitution instead of international legal documents such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Speech is not a right that exists in a vacuum. It is not an absolute as nothing ever is. Article 19 provides exceptions to this freedom to protect the impingement of the rights of others.

This is a better world to strive for.

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In case you think it's a good idea to build a business around another company's proprietary technology, this can (and does) happen: howtogeek.com/437372/what-is-v If you think this is a one-off, talk to someone who built a company or product around Microsoft Silverlight... That screwed a whole lot of unwise people over.

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Hey open source typography nerds! In the process of revamping our :cc_cc: netlabel design template into fully :cc_cc: -licenced open and libre material I'm looking for quality libre font foundries or collections. Any pointers greatly appreciated!

(please boost)

#typography #GraphicDesign #CreativeCommons #floss #LibreDesign

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Do I see someone arguing that adblocking is theft? I hope I don't. Because if they are, just fuck off with that corporate capitalistic shit eating.

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