Trump wants to send in the armyi think thats what happened during the civil rights movement.
Surely they have the power to impeach himthe power, but not the will.
so far there has been very little coverage of how the UK politicians are reacting to thistheyre all worthless. im a huge anglophile and lived in the uk, nonetheless im boycotting them (im boycotting the eu and looked forward to buying stuff from the uk again, which is not the same as not understanding the problems caused by brexit) but im still boycotting the uk because of assange. im aware that trump played a role there.
shows the UK is just as bad in some ways.awful, isnt it? of course i still like british people. i like chinese people too-- awful government.
Can’t Microsoft keep their hands off anything. I am guessing not, no wonder Python is being pushed so hard these days.co-opting decent software is their model since they did it to basic. granted quickbasic was an odd exception-- it really was the best version of basic out there.
@freemedia Can we not create our own resources to teach people about this.of course! i suggest doing exactly that. in fact while free software DOES promote education, i think this is an area where it hasnt pushed hard enough. youre doing the right thing.
Just getting people on the fediverse would be a start, we can go from there.i mean it is better than twitter, of course. otherwise i would just use twitter (i dont).
Happy to help people on MY termsthere you go. good idea.
I would hope FB will be dead in 5 let alone 10."On the other hand, you have people like the owners of Google, Facebook and Microsoft. They tell you it’s better to give up [privacy]— it helps society, it’s pointless to try." http://techrights.org/2020/05/22/hsw-echelon/
apparently people don’t care about privacy,"We already know that most people aren’t going to yet. Look around, very few are resisting it. But it’s much more than no one."
I think we should just concentrate on making the fediverse better and try the subliminal approachone thing the fediverse (practically ALL of it) could do is get the fuck off microsoft github...
Wait…github is Microsoft???oh yes, since october 2018: http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/OctoGNU_timeline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GitHub#Acquisition_by_Microsoft
I do my best to not support Microsoft…so do i. ive moved my programming language from being cpython (github) based to pypy, and ditched pygame.
The problem is partly that github just worked;, so moving away from it and all your development team, who are probably using github for other projects / work too is probably far easier said than done.absolutely it is. thats the whole point of it. which is why in 2015, richard stallman told gnu maintainers not to use it. in 2016, gnu radio and gnustep chose to ignore that warning. in 2018, it was bought by microsoft. and the gnustep and gnu radio maintainers (the leaders, at least) still do not care.
Vendor lock in wins again in some cases.unfortunately, the fsf (while having the correct stance on this) is not doing enough to warn people about this lock-in. its a serious threat, and the fsf likes to respond to serious threats by making nearly-lukewarm suggestions to avoid generalised versions of those threats that nobody notices or cares about.
I moved a whole load of stuff from github a while back... I went from 50 odd repositories to <20all of that is good, all of that is progress. microsoft wants people to dance to their drum. its best to dance farther and farther away from them.
am I the only one that sees a pattern here?no, but youre in the minority of people who think it matters.
this may be seen my more hard core developers as dumbing down, I would see it as being more pro-active in seeking developers etc.torvalds learned on basic first, so everybody starts somewhere. i dont think its a problem if developers start simple. on the contrary, a lot of what i do is about trying to figure out what it would be like if it were easier.
Any ideas to add to the above would be welcome. If we can say to people there are opportunities to get in to software development and here are the details it would be useful.im actually quite dedicated to the idea, but for me its more about research-- obviously application is important, thats why ive done some teaching as well. a lot of instructors are looking for pre-packaged solutions. i get that, i really do.
having over 250 distros is not freedom that is childish chaos! We should ban together and have no more than 50 distrosfreedom means that people that dont agree dont have to. distros are an effect of freedom.
increasingly the community at large is seen as unwelcoming, and elitist and from a college at the tech jam also sexist.and the solution is to let corporations take over.
Fortunately, Stallman and his followers are tightly-knit in their ideology. Attacking any of them is like attacking all of them– we can play up their hacker style as social ineptitude, their adherence (where it exists) to standards and interoperability as a refusal to evolve, their playful culture as a refusal to grow up and be professional, and their self-reliance and independence as being non-team-players and even toxic masculinity.http://techrights.org/2019/06/06/damning-with-faint-praise/
Why can’t we work together to make something better than corporations? Why can’t we even have small businesses with morals creating a better internet and world?did you miss the part where good software gets infiltrated and co-opted?
Free, De-centralized, Open Source internet! And that will not in any way make it corporate or facist.diaspora: github (microsoft)
And that will not in any way make it corporateits corporate! its controlled by microsoft. people cant seem to get away from it. and they keep bribing more people to join.
what I was trying to get across is that “we the people” can make our own difference, but we will only be successful if we work together and commit to each other.thats going to be tricky. its probably ultimately necessary, but it has so many pitfalls that i feel like we are fooling ourselves if we dont take more notice. after all, there are people falling into them everywhere around us. what im not saying is that its hopeless. though its not too hopeful short-term. i do think we should try.
For example: if you, Paul and I decided to start some project then we should commit to it and work together through it all…we should all start on the same page from the ethos of the project to the hows of the project…but what we should not do is get mad at the others over silly stupid stuff like fonts or background colors or icon sizes and then split up and now have 2 or 3 smaller competing against each other groups instead of working those details out with each other so that we keep focused on making something better and stronger for usim pretty sure thats not what goes wrong though. i mean if people know how to make a project work, they dont really care about that sort of thing. some ui person does-- and i think thats the reality of it too-- you dont have everybody working on ui, you have few people designing that.
I am not telling you that I do not see or know how the big boys bully their way into EVERYTHING…but that is more reason to try instead of quitting!i agree with you there.
Or worse not playing with or trusting anyone!thats a tricky one-- because im not going to be playing on githubs playground, and most people are like "why not?" because if youre going to do that-- go ahead, there are thousands of people there. but theyre all being trapped and exploited by microsoft. im good, you go ahead. im trying to figure out how to get out of there. and as for mapping the pitfalls, ive worked extensively on that: http://techrights.org/2020/05/17/gnuhub-pt-5
Hopefully, I have done a better job of explaining my original thoughts, if I have not, I propose that we have highjacked Paul’s post long enough and we can open discussions in the future on some other post where our paths are sure to crossmaybe we are highjacking it, and maybe this is the best paul could hope for. (ok, i wont go that far)
Facebook has not only a penchant for, but is built on a foundation of sheer dishonesty, manipulation and exploitation. Like the Gates Foundation and many notably corrupt and unethical billionaires, it tries to buy goodwill by throwing funding at initiatives that appear charitable on the surface — which just happen to lend themselves to further control, influence and indirectly (but not too indirectly) profit for the people “investing” in such “charity”. http://techrights.org/2020/05/14/sins-of-giafam