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@bob @carbontwelve

Apparently someone beat me to that joke

(Except I was not joking, pls Mozilla if you see this...)

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Technology as expensive as smartphones should have replaceable batteries and be easily repaired by the people who bought the device. When you also consider the environmental impact of producing a smartphone or other electronic device, it should be made to last. Apple/Silicon Valley turned electronics into disposable fashion products.

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I know we're used to imbibing content for free in podcast form, but this show would be better off rolling it all up into one audiobook hit and charging for it. At least we can fund the show & become more involved with the shows story & characters without being sold something every 8 minutes or so!

It feels like a "tech demo" in how much Ad time we're willing to stomach, if the content is engaging & cliff-hanger enough.

Ad saturation kills drama!

Currently listening to the Rami Malek fronted Blackout. It's an engaging enough apocalyptic future show about a small town and how losing power affects its population and basic human values when modern civilisation breaks down.

Its a solid audio dramatisation.

However, its 20-odd minute show and at least 10+ minutes are taken up by Ads (start/middle/end). For Sonos. Or something else. Or the show credits.

It kills the immersion/appreciation dead.

1/2...

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You are selling weapons that are used to commit war crimes. Where did you find moral authority to post such a tweet? https://twitter.com/theresa_may/status/1115167134496251905
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I thought it was about time I upgraded to being a #Neocities supporter given that I've thrown over 100,000 views at their free plan.

It's also pretty neat having a proper domain for the site too.
chriswere.uk

Inspired by @HexDSL podcast @hexdsl I did some fiddling with on SDF & have a gopher site

Dive into my spelkhole!

gopher://sdf.lonestar.org/1/us

I'm intrigued by the revival of the tech & it has been a learning process getting to the point of having a working site with some things in it.

Tabs as the markup delimiter seems odd, but there you go.

Fortunately, SDF allows you to tinker on free gopherspace and you can support them if you find the service useful.

IRC next! :)

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MX 18.2 iso refresh released.

Details here: mxlinux.org/blog/mx-18-2-now-a

The mirrors are slowly syncing, so get it from sourceforge or torrents until the mirrors catch up!

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continuing with ffxiii - jrpgs have a really bad problem with how the first section is usually just a bunch of spamming the attack button. it takes forever to get to the good stuff. i wish they didn't ease us in so slowly. persona 5 does a good job of giving you a whole bunch of tools from the outset.

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"Your increasingly obsolete information industries would perpetuate themselves by proposing laws, in America and elsewhere, that claim to own speech itself throughout the world. These laws would declare ideas to be another industrial product, no more noble than pig iron. In our world, whatever the human mind may create can be reproduced and distributed infinitely at no cost. The global conveyance of thought no longer requires your factories to accomplish."

eff.org/cyberspace-independenc

#article11

I've been haunted by this today for some unknown reason..

Batdance..... Prince.

invidio.us/watch?v=ulOLYnOthIw

"Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?"

I know its cheesey and it seems like Prince was lost at the time, but, the more I watch it, the more I see, and the more I'm intrigued by the tempo shifts and sampling shunts and the theatrics on show.

How did this ever happen?

And why is it returning to me now?

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Facebook is asking some new users to provide the password to their email account.

"This is basically indistinguishable from a phishing attack," says EFF’s Bennett Cyphers.

businessinsider.com/facebook-a

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Thank you to @natecull for sharing a truly shocking news story about YouTube/Google:

bloomberg.com/news/features/20

When YT/Google were directly asked to choose between morality and money, they chose money. As a result, Google are financially wealthy but morally bankrupt.

There are better alternatives out there, such as PeerTube:

switching.social/ethical-alter

#DeleteYouTube #DeleteGoogle #PeerTube

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