@dallin Agree. But there are probably (edge?) cases where people depend on discounts and special offers because of their financial situation – afaik coupons are a huge thing in the US. I see it as it privilege to be able to buy stuff as I need it (still doing some price research, ofc) and not earlier, and mostly ignore such "events".

@frumble hab schon angefangen, aber gerade muss ich erstmal nicht auf Twitch streamen.

*all the things you're not interested in anymore. I usually "overfollow" when joining a network — to get things going and finding my community. But at one point it's important to clean up. No use following people for the "nostalgia" or for some imagined obligation. Unfollow ≠ unfriending.

Quarterly reminder: unsubscribe from all the things!

@robert In Firefox Android I do use the Top 8 Sites start page. I think I have all pages pinned; so no random order like "most or last visited".

@robert about:blank for new tabs. I use the default start page, because it's interesting to see what Mozilla does with it. But actually I see it maybe once a month, after an update or restart. And even then often my session is restored. So 98% about:blank.

Zuckerfest in der Nachbarschaft und ein „besorgter Bürger“ möchte sich mit mir über die laute (arabische) Musik aufregen. Mhh, ich weiß genau, worauf du hinaus willst. Nein, danke! 🙄

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Gibt es eigentlich klassische Wetterstationen welche sich trotzdem auch maschinell auslesen lassen, und zwar ohne Cloud? Meine Google-Skills scheinen da gerade etwas ungenügend. Ob per WLAN, ZigBee, USB oder was anderes ist mir sogar egal.

Grund ist, dass ich in der Autonomie der Station durchaus einen Mehrwert sehe und die Kompatibilität mit der besseren Hälfte so auch steigt, doppelte Sensorik aber auch irgendwie affig ist.

@anna yeah, I feel you. Back in my parents home I cannot think of a time (in 20+ years) that an inkjet "just worked (well)". When I got my first printer I went for b/w laser. If I need colors, I go to a shop, they have better (maintained) printers anyway.

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@fabian These allegations are false, and have also been refuted by the Swiss public prosecutor. You can find more details here: protonmail.com/blog/martin-ste

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I can't remember who I saw post this yesterday but I think it's a really interesting idea; and something that's worth taking into consideration. I think becoming a 'dark forest' is kinda necessary in some ways; but that we still need outreach and bridges to pull people across from the major social networks etc.


#fediverse #decentralisation #birdsite

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What are people's feelings about the #FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) these days? There was some controversy when they canceled the Fellowship in 2017 (?), but I haven't really followed the debate or been able to form my own opinion.

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«ProtonMail behauptet fälschlicherweise, vom BÜPF ausgenommen zu sein, wirbt zu Unrecht mit dem "strengen Schweizer Datenschutzgesetz" und verharmlost den Überwachungsstaat in der Schweiz» – @martinsteiger@twitter.com

🐦🔗 mobile.twitter.com/RitzmannMar

@anneroth Ich verfolge gebannt die einschlägigen Langwellenfrequenzen. Wo ist mein Morse-Cheat-Sheet?

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Back when the GNU project was starting, among the first things they rewrote as Free Software were:
- text editor / IDE (Emacs)
- assembler, linker, and compiler
- make

IOW, they made tools that they needed to further develop Free Software without relying on proprietary tools.

They wanted their project to be self-hosting.

Nowadays, we have more free software than ever, but we develop it using github and Discord...

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