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Important background for journalists covering the arrest of Julian #Assange by Ecuador: the United Nations formally ruled his detention to be arbitrary, a violation of human rights. They have repeatedly issued statements calling for him to walk free--including very recently.
How Cuban agriculture went from industrial to sustainable
Xnet lamenta la aprobación de la Directiva Copyright: No lo llames censura, llámalo Derechos de Autor
But the battle is not over yet. Here’s our breakdown on what happens next in Europe, and how important it will be to fight similar provisions when lobbyists push for them across the world. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/eus-parliament-signs-disastrous-internet-law-what-happens-next
We expect a significant blow to EU business, especially in the IT branch, once this law gets implemented. Let's see what can be done at later stages to limit the damage.
Dark day for internet freedom: The @Europarl_EN has rubber-stamped copyright reform including #Article13 and #Article11. MEPs refused to even consider amendments. The results of the final vote: 348 in favor, 274 against #SaveYourInternet
Well, I know this has been going around the #fediverse a lot already, but it is such a great project, I think it can't be mentioned (and hopefully copied) often enough:
This is a very nice example:
-> a #Solar-powered, self-hosted website.
Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears https://bbc.in/2DRTqFC
L’Italia vota contro la riforma sul copyright: “La direttiva mette a rischio i diritti dei cittadini” http://dlvr.it/QzJYd0
Leaving Google: What is project /e/? Should you install it on your smartphone?
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#2105 "Modern OSI Model"
In retrospect, I shouldn't have used each layer of the OSI model as one of my horcruxes.
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
C64 / VIC20 / C128 PSU Open Sourced
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2022 : Twitter is a small chewing-gum manufacturer.
2023 : All Mastodon instances are blocking all Pleroma instances and vice versa.
2024 : Mark Zuckerberg shuts down Facebook and starts a hermit life on a desert island in the Atlantic Ocean, focusing on bird spotting.
2025 : Mastodon founder Eugen Rochko meets up with Linus Torvalds and RMS on planet Mars and play ball games for fun, with a 1000 cats as spectators. #showerthoughts #cats
The Rise and Demise of RSS
Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Servidor en català per a la comunitat de llengua i cultura catalana d'arreu d'internet.