If there's one thing all the fediverse agrees on, it's got to be that federated services are better than centralized
I wonder where it'll go from here!
Hey, fediverse! Listen up. You'll like this, I promise.
Yesterday I was on Norwegian national radio, talking about how the "monopoly" of Facebook over the public discourse is dangerous and that politicians need to step in.
My sollution? Enforce federation!
That way the free market of social networks can work and the network effect will no longer be a "social DRM" locking people in.
Based on this text (norwegian): https://nrkbeta.no/2016/12/19/samfunnet-trenger-alternativer-til-facebook/
It's available in Norway here: https://radio.nrk.no/serie/her-og-naa-hovedsending/DMTN01007218/11-04-2018#t=42m15s
I've been hearing a lot of prominent people speak about surveillance and privacy, but when I hear Richard Stallman talk about it, it really struck a chord with me.
"We need a law. Fuck them — there’s no reason we should let them exist if the price is knowing everything about us. Let them disappear. They’re not important — our human rights are important. No company is so important that its existence justifies setting up a police state. And a police state is what we’re heading toward."
If you're ever feeling unsure of what to do, try to visualize the future you want and think of the changes in the world between how it is now and how you want it to be.
It's silly (and obvious) but it's somehow really easy to forget.
If you're having trouble deciding which change to make first, try to think about which changes need to come first. Always look for the root changes, everything else is secondary at best.
when they told you that computers are really dumb, because they only do exactly what you tell them to do, that was a lie
a lie of omission.
they do what you tell them to do, while also doing what a million other people over the past 40 years told them to do to
sometimes, those commands interfere with, or contradict each other
Wait. I've learned some CSS. That means... I can't complain about ugly FOSS webapps without submitting a pull request. Fuck. :\
Now that I've redefined what I think is worth doing with computers, I have no marketable skills.
(To c&p something I said over on twitter because I think y'all will appreciate it more)
When Github goes down, FOSS effectively stops right now. It's tragic that we've allowed a single company to gain such control over the open commons.
I recognize that we are in this situation mostly because the 'distributed' side of git is only usable by experts. And I recognize the niche that GH fills (ticketing and PRs in lieu of emailed patches)
Wow, this is old news (June 2017), but... how can I support this?
"The European Parliament has proposed amended regulation that would not only require end-to-end encryption when available, but forbid backdoors that offer guaranteed access to law enforcement. EU residents need to know that the "confidentiality and safety" of their data is "guaranteed," according to the draft, and backdoors risk "weakening" that privacy."