uspol, extreme racism, sad 

thanks for coming to my talk, “software sucks because you don’t have a union”

"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

No one follows me. No one will read this particular post. Other people have already written better observations about this. Doesn't matter. Cory Doctorow is a national treasure.

This is one of the most succinct, clever, and clear arguments for regulation in tech (and in general) I've ever read. Guess I should buy his book?


@deutrino I set up iredmail ( a while back and they use Sogo ( It's pretty sharp. But if you _just_ want cal/cardDav and already have ownCloud or Nextcloud set up, their internal ones are also really nice.

How do I hide the website name!!!! URGENT!!

eugen: I'm not going to work for alt-right enablers any more. I'm going to ban individual racists if they show up on the bad instance

a thousand dipshits in the replies: how dare you. this is censorship. this is like if you disagreed with someone and glued their mouth shut.

Funny thing. If you set a static IP for a host with dhcpcd (like how Raspberry Pi docs recommend), but *don't* put the IP in /etc/hosts, you'll see a *huge* increase in DNS requests from that host. 'Cause services don't know what IP the local host has.

Basically, I reduced queries to my Pihole box by about 60% by adding a line to some /etc/hosts files.

@thegibson Fedora:
- has pretty much all the software you want
- works well with Flatpak and GNOME
- fresh yet surprisingly stable
- has some kind of governance and community
- works out of the box and is not so easy to break

@pzmyers Does this mean our hearts are in our stomachs? Or does it mean there's a second heart growing there? Or is that where the crystal goes? I'm very confused.

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