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Massive mobilization of Venezuelans in support of President Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution. Today, in Caracas.
#20AñosEnBatallaYVictoria
@telesurenglish

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@dankwraith

To copy is the fist step to learn the skills you need to innovate. The blame on #FreeSoftware forkers is a Capitalism things. In fact you can distinguish a Free Software from an #OpenSource one by announcing to the developers you have forked the project and see their reaction: if they are happy, curious and supportive it's Free Software, otherwise their focus on their market share will show it's open source (a #marketing tool).

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I tooted an idea a while back on an #ActivityPub federated #Podcasting app. Well I found a project called #PubCast. All there is is a Github page some code that doesn't actually work yet but I love the fact that it's being worked on.

Expanding on my idea, they should add support for #WebTorrent too. Wouldn't it be awesome if anyone could setup their own podcast site and then people could follow via the #Fediverse or #RSS and stream via webtorrent so a popular show doesn't bring down their site?

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Just a friendly reminder to always add an image description for images you upload in the fediverse! In the Mastodon interface, just tap on the image again after you upload it, and you'll see an option to add a description. Write the important information about the meaning and purpose of the image, not just its visual descriptors.

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RT @el33th4xor@birdsite.link
Interesting writeup on the stuff that runs silently in the GPU on the Pi, and how to look at the throttling it's doing.
ownyourbits.com/2019/02/02/wha

twitter.com/el33th4xor/status/

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Holy crap y'all Streisand is an impressive piece of #FLOSS. github.com/StreisandEffect/str - If you're running Linux or Mac and can follow instructions *at all* then you can have a VPN set up in 20 minutes that you own and control, using any #cloud provider you like. Great for #privacy and also for evading annoying restrictions like JetBlue blocking everything other than ports 80/443 :) (Gonna tell me I can't SSH? Really? I think not :)

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@xj9 Ugh. #goals I'd love to hear more about your base camp.

I've been chatting with the people behind futel ( futel.net/about/ free phone ) which might be of interest to you.

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A step closer to self-aware machines

Columbia Engineers have created a robot that learns what it is, with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry, or motor dynamics. Initially the robot has no clue what its shape is. [W]ithin about a day... the robot creates a self-simulation, which it can then use to contemplate and adapt to different situations, handling new tasks as well as detecting and repairing damage in its body.

eurekalert.org/pub_releases/20

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I'm happy to announce that I am working a short term contract for Purism to work on adapting Fractal, a Matrix client for GNOME, to work on the Librem 5! Here's a blog post with details:

https://blogs.gnome.org/christopherdavis/2019/01/30/adaptive-fractal-contract/
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Google/Facebook are to the health of our human rights and democracy what Philip Morris is to the health of our bodies and what Exxon Mobil is to the health of our habitat.

If you’re a doctor, you do not get sponsored by Big Tobacco. If you’re an environmentalist, you do not get sponsored by Exxon Mobil. If you’re a privacy advocate, a human rights activist, or a democrat, you do not get sponsored by Google, Facebook, or any other surveillance capitalist.

It’s that simple.

#Corruption

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@mike

Apologies everyone and thanks to everyone who pointed this out.

Mike MacGirvin has apparently deleted the account above and is now on a "zap" account which (as far as I can tell) is inaccessible from the Fediverse :blobfrown:

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Holy shit, Facebook is paying teenagers to install a root certificate on their phones so they can snoop on all of their internet traffic

Not a joke, this is actually a thing which is happening right now

techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/face

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This place is getting more and more aggressive as time passes 😔

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ODing in the fediverse!