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I've been on the fediverse since a _long_ time, previously mostly on social.umeahackerspace.se, seen a lot of things move, seen a lot of things cool down.

I am, in no particular order, a musician of various kinds, a programmer, an academic, a white cis guy, a hacker, a burned-out activist ( among other things), a teacher, a student, appreciative and occasionally a contributor of art, of thought, and of justice.

Currently in CH, previously in SE.

He/him.

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@aral @xerz

We did not suspect that Google is since 2013 not only **a** sponsor, but **the main** sponsor, of the Free Software Foundation Europe @fsfe :
fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus-2013 . Thanks for the hint!

This is like if ExxonMobil was financing Greenpeace.

Just like for the SFC @conservancy above, we removed the #FSFE from the white paper.

#GAFAM
#SurveillanceCapitalism

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We prepared a white paper for the #EuropeanCommission containing recommendations about #OpenHardware as encouraged last November:

wiki.f-si.org/index.php/White_

Please discuss it or endorse it by replying to this thread.
The paper will be delivered on January 31.

A first draft was shared in December with:

* april.org @aprilorg
* fsfe.org @fsfe
* fsf.org @fsf
* Aral Balkan @aral
* waag.org @waag
* sfconservancy.org @conservancy
* gpl-violations.org
* commonsnetwork.eu

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@fsi @conservancy Update #2: Looks like @fsfe – Free Software Foundation Europe – is also funded by Google (fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus-2018)

The Free Silicon Foundation has now removed them from the whitepaper also.

I don’t even know what to say anymore. Disappointed doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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On Scraping Mastodon:

If they hadn't misunderstood the difference between a name of a field and the social and cultural implications of it's usage, this paper wouldn't have been written.

medium.com/@maloki/on-scraping

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RT @smarimc@twitter.com

The world is poorer today; we have lost a great human and a powerful defender of human rights. twitter.com/pciudadano/status/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/smarimc/status/122

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Does anyone here own the "Moscow Nights" game compilation released only in Europe? It appears that a bunch of games it contains haven't been archived.

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Well, I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise, but the Library of Congress has restricted online access to, "If you're in the Library of Congress," On a bunch of their digital collections, including a couple I didn't get backed up before they locked it down.

A bunch of pages are now showing up like this: loc.gov/item/2007677493/

Free and open access to historical material is one of the few wholeheartedly good reasons for having government, so this... well, let's just say I've expected the ax to fall for a while now, and wish I'd managed to save more before it did.

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re: surveillance capitalism 

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surveillance capitalism 

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surveillance capitalism 

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hey remember when youtube played in the background for free on ios and then they took it out and sold it back to you as a youtube premium feature and google was one of the most profitable organizations in the history of capitalism in the whole time

So I'm going to be able to give non-expert reviews of the Pinebook Pro in a bunch of weeks (just ordered).

In other news: Do Your Backups!

(We saved the important stuff, but there were a couple of scary hours before we knew if the computer had fried the hard drive too or just died on it's own)

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This AI is trying to blur the background of my webcam image, and I am making things difficult for it aiweirdness.com/post/190441069

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From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2)

This is GDPR in action. Wow.

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"Treat masculinity like a campsite, or perhaps like it’s a buggy legacy codebase you inherited from the generations before you. Leave masculinity better than you found it." – @excitedleigh leigh.net.au/writing/20200122-

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Working on a ultra light shader viewer/renderer in #zig, with configurable multi-output and realtime parameter inputs via OSC. Planning to add a syphon/spout like video output sharing facility based on openGL texture sharing as well.

The idea is that this would be driven and possibly composited by another OSC-based master application

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