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Embrace, replace, trash the original; # is trying to do to # # what it has done to many products and competing companies over the decades; know the tricks, learn the hard lessons… http://techrights.org/2020/06/08/apt-get-remove-gnu-linux/

Creating a self-hosted # instance for local communities seems to be a fantastic utilization of Mastodon's power.
Are there any more recent articles on doing this please, that I can share with people, see if I can not only suggest people join but people run their own mini instance for their communities.
In the mean time there is managed hosting from here https://masto.host/



Great graphic, and strong, clear message(s).

● NEWS ● # # ☞ # Boy Gassed And Tortured, Then Defamed, Has Court Win Overturned On Appeal
Disgusting and backwards behaviour. We need to get stories like this out there to the wider media, it will demonstrate that it is NOT just the USA where we need to fight racial injustice.


Facebook removes 'inauthentic' George Floyd groups

Facebook removes 'inauthentic' George Floyd groups

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52924267

If Facebook can do this it can remove child abuse images, deal better with grooming and almost certainly remove messages from Donald Trump suggesting looters should be shot.
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Sorry to break it to you, Paul: Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49294861
Perhaps future generations will see things differently. I know there was debate about this, maybe that is where I got my thinking from regarding using information.
@Ted Ewen just to say thank for for pointing this out, one of the things I like about the fediverse is we can discuss things like this, make statements, discuss and change viewpoints accordingly, most other places (e.g mainstream social media) we would have been silenced by now.


The Debian Administrator's Handbook

The Debian Administrator's Handbook

Debian 10 version out now :)

https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/
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Trumps designates Antifa a terrorist group - can't someone DO something.

Now that Trump has designated that an Anti Facist group are terrorists, (as opposed to the KKK) is it not possible to impeach him out of office ASAP, the damage this is doing to the USA and it's people as a nation is increasing on a daily basis.

If someone does not act, he will declare the election fake when he loses even if he loses by a massive margin, and take over as supreme leader.

I have friends in the US from here and other platforms, well people I communicate with. Starting to really worry about the direction the country is going.

Take care and be safe all of you.
Hopefully we won’t be handing him over
hopefully he will still be alive, though.
Well yeah, we need to be careful Tony B Liar managed to kill off David Kelly UN weapons inspector 2 / 3 days before the illegal invasion, guy was healthy but turned up dead in a field, very odd and suspicious, we will never know. Governments are good at getting rid of those they don't like.

Autopsy report video for George Floyd

If anyone has a link to the video of the Medical Examiner giving the Autopsy report on George Floyd, please share. The BBC think it is a appropriate to interrupt part way through so they could summarise what was said before but not by the ME which was the actual important part.
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Sixth # of # accelerating, scientists warn | # | The Guardian


Meanwhile, as we're distracted by sundry trifling human issues...

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/01/sixth-mass-extinction-of-wildlife-accelerating-scientists-warn

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TikTok blocked the blacklivesmatter tag and every tag related to GeorgeFloyd - https://twitter.com/revengedja/status/1266150192312651781


Sharing this to raise awareness.
good man.
Trying to convince those that use it to give up their beloved social media network(s) is a different matter.


well medics are being attacked now, and in my experience that only happens when the cops feel that they won't be penalized for any of their actions.
attacking the support structures for protestors (medics n NLG) indicates that the violence will just get worse. so if possible, please try to donate to North Star Medics in Mpls.

medics, like me, arent going to Mpls because of COVID so the medics there need help to keep going with limited numbers.
This is going to get nasty, but has to, it has happened too many times before and the response has fizzled out, this time, I think because it goes right to the top of government, the people feel the need to keep going.
Just seen this on Twitter:-

"They charging Derek Chauvin with 3rd degree murd*r.

I fucking hate America."

This Friday 29th, from 1200 UTC to 2000 UTC, we will teach you how to run a Tor bridge and answer questions about our anti-censorship technology.

Bridges are useful for Tor users living in oppressive regimes, and for people who want an extra layer of security because they're worried somebody will recognize that they are contacting a public Tor relay IP address.

The event will happen via text (not video or audio) on IRC.

More info:
https://blog.torproject.org/run-and-use-tor-bridges-irc-meetup

Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media After Twitter Adds Warning To His Tweets

Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media After Twitter Adds Warning To His Tweets.

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/27/863011399/trump-threatens-to-shut-down-social-media-after-twitter-adds-warning-on-his-twee?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

This is one MAJOR tantrum he is having now, 2 comments on Twitter that they flagged up as being not accurate and he throws a total wobbly.
I think this sums up a lot of problems

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Twitter for fact-checking President Trump but CEO Jack Dorsey says it won't stop 'pointing out incorrect or disputed information'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8364393/Facebook-founder-Mark-Zuckerberg-criticizes-Twitter-fact-checking-President-Trump.html

If you write an academic paper you base that paper on fact, research, and careful cross referencing surely. Other academics peer review things right (ok this is based on my interpretation of that system, so feel free to correct me on the process)

Surely any system needs review, so the facts are presented properly and clearly and not in a way that is ambiguous and potentially misleading.
Ok,this seems to be a draft of the executive order (posted to twitter) https://kateklonick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/DRAFT-EO-Preventing-Online-Censorship.pdf I did see @Christopher Lemmer Webber had retweeted this so hope it is ok to post here.


Today, we've unveiled our roadmap to #'s v3: live streaming, global search, better plugins, playlists and moderation: we will need your help!
▶️ info https://framablog.org/2020/05/26/our-plans-for-peertube-v3-progressive-fundraising-live-streaming-coming-next-fall
▶️ share and support https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap
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Great stuff :) Keep up the good work.

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The 1918-1920 flu pandemic came in three major waves. After the first wave in the US, the virus subsided, and Americans were restless to have businesses reopened and for social life to resume. There was a growing movement to stop wearing masks, which had become ubiquitous - so much so that The Anti-Mask League of 1919 was formed. These were protests from those who thought the public health ordinance violated their liberty.
The virus came back with a vengeance in the fall and was much deadlier than the first wave, eventually killing more than 675,000 Americans and killing around 100 million of the 500 million it infected worldwide before it was over. This was before mass vaccination, before the electron microscope; this is the tragedy of herd immunity and stubborn ignorance.
Viruses aren't political; they don't care about your theories or speculations or projections. They're unthinking parasites only wanting to replicate and use your body as a host. Wear a mask.
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I guess this is one 'good' reason to learn history in school, you learn from the past with the view of not making the same mistakes in the future.


GNU Health in Tanzania. An implementation case.

I found this on Twitter, sharing here as we need more examples such as this to help promote the idea that Free Software is a viable alternative.

GNU Health in Tanzania. An implementation case.

https://meanmicio.org/2020/05/26/gnu-health-in-tanzania-an-implementation-case/

@Paul Sutton
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a shame that python is being taken over by microsoft (in more ways than one) as gnu health relies on it.

i doubt theyre going to make gnu health work with pypy.

the gnu project is in crisis.
Can't Microsoft keep their hands off anything. I am guessing not, no wonder Python is being pushed so hard these days.
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.

microsoft is currently bribing python to move their development farther into to github. there is stuff about it on techrights, but im having trouble finding it at the moment.

DIgital skils tutorials exclude the fediverse

In trying to promote the fediverse, it seems that the digital skills initiatives in the UK promote Facebook, Twitter etc,

So here is the offering from make it click on social media basics
https://makeitclick.learnmyway.com/directory/subjects/social-media




Pretty much highlights the issues here, people are simply NOT given a choice, however. They can't ask to learn how to use the fediverse if they don't know about it, and people who are teaching are not willing to just accept there are alternatives and teach those alternatives, rather than trying to get them to sign up to say facebook anyway.

What can we do to change things?, I can't do it on my own, but if we can create the resources, then that would be a start.

I have made a few posts here
https://personaljournal.ca/paulsutton/mastodon-settings
and
https://personaljournal.ca/paulsutton/mastodon-00rr

if it helps anyone write a tutorial for them, or can help me write this.
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Cassi diaspora
in my instance tooting.ch I do not have a subscription option to follow your blog Paul :/
Hi Cassi

@pausutton@personaljournal.ca should find my blog and allow you to follow.

Hope this helps

Paul

I am still getting my head round some of the federating stuff.

Paul

Agreed. That they talk about "Open Source" and not free software should betray their ambitions.

Do you often share articles via Tor? I've never encountered this before. I've attached a screenshot of the article for users who are not able or willing to use the onion routing network.
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This red line jumping up and down like a roller coaster are the officially confirmed Covid-19 deaths in Ecuador, under a US neocolonial right-wing regime

It is clearly the worst in Latin America, although obviously the data is totally unreliable

Ecuador is a nightmare right now
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The British media is too obsessed and distracted with Dominic Cummings and Covid 19 to even cover this. They hardly cover much else, a quick mention of the Earthquake in New Zealand, storms in Australia and the continuing crackdown in Hong Kong are taking the back seat.

OpenSSL Cheat Sheet

OpenSSL Cheat Sheet

A quick reference for using OpenSSL tool / library under Linux base system.

# # # # # # # #

Published by albertx on 25th May 2020.
https://cheatography.com/albertx/cheat-sheets/openssl/

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped.

This was shared on Twitter, so I am re-sharing here too.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/11/02/microsoft-confirms-unstoppable-windows-10-tracking/



Where do MS hire their developers from ?

Facebook to allow workers to work remotely

NEW: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is telling employees this morning they plan to hire aggressively for remote workers, and existing employees can soon request to work remote permanently. Says 50% of FB’s workforce could be remote in 5 to 10 years.


I would hope FB will be dead in 5 let alone 10.
In some cases perhaps there are too many projects, The teams are really passionate about their project but there are not enough people involved, spread too thinly.

I am sure the free software community (or someone similar) came up with Where do you want to go, tomorrow ? As a response to Microsofts version quoted above.


Getting Started with Your Raspberry Pi


Getting Started with Your Raspberry Pi

A new course from the Raspberry Pi foundation and Futurelearn.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/getting-started-with-your-raspberry-pi


@Paul Sutton @Devon & Cornwall GNU / Linux user group

Facebook Shops: Online stores open on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook Shops: Online stores open on Facebook and Instagram

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52726268

The covid 19 crisis, has highlighted massive inequality when it comes to technology, the above online stores are clearly aimed at those who have access to the technology, the more we move on line, the more people who don't have access will fall behind, what is worse when they are able to get online they will feel even more pressure to use Facebook and other centralised, data grabbing systems, which then collect data, generate ads and more pressure to buy buy buy.

Covid 19 could easily kill off cash, which could affect many other parts of our life, not that the big corporations or banks seem to care.

If you undertake a course aimed at total beginners facebook is part of that course, as it gets free promotion with no mention of the alternatives and therefore denies free choice.
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In a related story
Canada Facebook fined $6.5m over 'false' privacy claims
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52640785



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

Facebook to build internet cable 'circumference of Earth'

Facebook to build internet cable 'circumference of Earth'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52676253

It seems that Facebook want to expand their services in to Africa (and probably other places), is there anything we can do to try and promote the alternatives in Africa ?

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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
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