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Glad Google is making these changes. But, wait, Google knows how to delete people's data and not track them constantly? Perhaps we could do that *all* the time? Or make that the default?

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@pluralistic BTW this "computer" is often very literally what's called SAP APO (Advanced Planning and Optimization) which very literally tracks every single sale against a *vast* array of inputs to decide how to properly smooth your company's supply chain.

When you have a disaster response, SAP may even attempt to stock up the next year for no obvious reason, assuming that disaster will re-appear. This causes an accidental glut.

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Fakebooks are maligned for good reasons, but part of the problem is people don't know how to use them.

They are written, but as guidelines and not strict rules. They're not like sheet music - and even that is overly followed (its function is recall and coordination, you still have to play musically). Harmonic substitutions are often OK.

Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart improvised. So did Duke, Coltrane, and Dizzy - we remember the latter more clearly, so don't forget that when reading their charts.

Sent in my abstract for ! Now to figure out how to present it well enough ;)

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Bodily autonomy also includes ending forced sterilization, which is still legal and regularly ordered by judges in 31 states.

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One thing I love is assuming that a complete allergy to any and all administrative action is in fact a structural problem, and that if only the structure of the site were slightly different, then nobody would ever have to administrate at all because the structure would just take care of it. Responsibility is an authoritarian concept for tankies

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swepol, nato 

Fuck the swedish government and the socdems for bowing to the murderous dictator Erdogan, not only in violation of common sense, human dignity and the fight for democracy, but also in direct violation to what they said only weeks ago with regards to YPG and Rojava.

Food in A'dam 

@celesteh I tried Roots up along Amstelveenstraat a bit north of the olympic stadium; a real nice place for vegan dosa wraps and bowls and whatnot. Also 29 spices at Elandsgracht had some nice indian food.

That's all I got from visiting last couple of weeks :)

@octonine @maloki Your Mileage May Vary - basically "your experience might not be the same as mine, depending on various factors"

Full Murderbot spoilers 

@vicorva I'm curious how you consider what goes down at the end of the last book. Murderbot is absolutely ace, but it seems to want to possibly explore something more or less romantic with ART? Guess we might see how that develops in future books.

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I am thinking about 3 months vagabond around Europe, with 3yo little Tosia, by trains.

1. Is there anyone who’d like to join on any part of the trip.

2. Anyone who’d like to host us for a few days?

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@alcinnz @pettter @z428 @humanetech This.

This. This. This. This. This. This.

I cannot emphasize this enough. This.

I am so sick and tired of the FLOSS community trying to emulate the commercial world of applications (web and otherwise).

What we need to do is agree upon common data formats and build tools that work with those formats. Not everything needs to be a full-fledged application.

I am reminded of the Commodore-Amiga platform, which had an ecosystem of tools which largely worked together thanks in part to the common usage of IFF-based file formats and ARexx ports.

The notion of "import and export" (or, as PC/GEOS called it, "impex") was generally only a concern when working with software on other platforms, like Macintosh or PCs.

Glossy apps backed by Yet Another Techbro Company based in San Francisco or NYC is great and all; but, without standardized means of controlling these apps or for sharing data, they always, always, always become walled gardens sooner, rather than later.

@blindscribe Fair warning though: depending on the deal they have this can be a massive drain on the library's budget, with each e-loan costing upwards of several dollars.

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Readers, use the library instead of returning purchased books at Amazon. There are libraries in the US where you can buy a non resident digital library card, even outside the US. Libraries have Kindle books, eBooks, and audiobooks. #AmazonIsNotALibrary

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Hey I found an open source menstrual cycle tracking app called Drip that doesn't call home to anyone and encrypts your data on your device. It's gender inclusive and it has a prebuilt version Android that you can get either on F-Droid or on their site here:

They have an iOS version but it's not pre compiled. I'll be working on that today so you can get loaded onto your Apple devices, along with the instructions to install it on said Apple device.

Please boost so others can see this!

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My dad and I had a chat yesterday and we were, in our typical way, reading the world for filth.

My dad then talked about how if the unions were as strong today as they were in his day, we’d be in a much much better position to crack these greedy, murderous, cruel bastards right in their noggin.

And I realised that not only does he have a very valid point, that’s the first time any elder of mine has said an In My Day statement and I’ve agreed with them.

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