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People are always befuddled when I say that I don't want Trump impeached. I've lived under Pence's rule in Indiana. He's a authoritarian theocrat who tried to push anti-LGBT / pro-Christian legislation whenever given the chance (in the name of religious freedom). He believes his beliefs are the only beliefs that matter. Trump is a slightly amusing buffoon, Pence is terrifying.
Hmmm CBS goes after Star Trek fan film that fans feel is more "Star Trek" than the official thing now. Disney goes after Star Wars fan film that fans feel is more "Star Wars" than recent official offerings. I can't determine if it's just flat out greed (most likely scenario), or if they are literally getting their feelings hurt. I mean I think they should just hire fans to make things, but what would I know...
New show! Episode 7: Free, Remix and Youtube Culture https://librelounge.org/episodes/episode-7-free-remix-and-youtube-culture.html
This week on Chronicles & Commons: Explore the Earth's core! In this episode, I look at the pulp fiction ideas of a hidden world at the very center of the Earth, starting with the inimitable Jules Verne.
Sort of related:
How Can I Help to Promote Diversity Without Relinquishing Any of My Power? https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/how-can-i-help-to-promote-diversity-without-relinquishing-any-of-my-power
I can't stop thinking about what it would be like to talk about whatever on blogs we control that connect to federated video platforms where we premiere original content that's been funded completely by our own communities.
Imagine posting a thought in one place and it just cascades through the entire platform for interested people to see with no interference from algorithms or whatever the fuck trying to maximize profits.
That thought just gets me excited.
Using Free Software doesn't automatically give people freedom.
The freedom is in the user's ability to modify the software when it does something user doesn't like, and make it do what user wants it to do.
As long as there's someone in the world for whom modifying the software they use is not an option, be it because of license, excessive complexity, lack of time, lack of patience, or because the person is afraid or overwhelmed by the concept of modifying something - that person is not free.
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Upon hearing what our new co-pays are for our daughter's weekly therapy, my wife (a former addict) said "That's why we have a mental health/drug abuse problem in the US, it's easier and cheaper to get drugs off the street to self medicate than it is to actually get help."
I figured this was going to end up being trouble when I saw Eich's name attached. https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2018/12/24/brave-browser-is-collecting-donations-on-your-behalf-did-you-know/
I just found out that Elite Dangerous apparently works with Proton on Linux. I've wanted to play this game since someone described it to me as "single player Traveller..." It's also on the Steam sale this week. Trying hard not to pull the trigger. #ProbablyWillAnyway #IDontHaveTimeForGames
Parent, Educator, Free-Culture Advocate, Hacker/Maker, Nerd. One of the hosts of the Urandom Podcast.
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