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"I use Linux as my operating system," I stated proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. He swiveled around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision. "Actually," he said with a grin, "Linux is just the kernel. You use GNU+Linux!" I don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk: "I use Abyss, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. It's Linux, but not GNU+Linux."

The smile quickly drops from the man's face. His body began convulsing, he foamed at the mouth, and he dropped to the floor with a sickly thud. As he writhed around he screamed, "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!" In a cool fashion, I replied "Abyss uses the LLVM compiler suite, GCC uninvolved."

With a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life was ejected from his body. He lied on the floor, cold and limp. I've womansplained him to death.

Hi Fediverse 👋

what do you think of this new landing page design? ✨

Feel free to leave your feedback here 🙂

#Seattle #Protest All Weekend

Anti-war protest, organized by the ANSWER Coalition
Sat Jan 4th, 2-3pm, Westlake Park.

This is part of ANSWER & CODEPINK's national day of action.

Antifascist rally, organized by
@CLAFCoalition & others
Sun Jan 5th, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., across from city hall on 4th Ave.

Being horrible to people online isn't okay, even if you use #Linux.

It's really not very difficult to understand.


Your cranky weekly reminder to back up your goddamn computer. Your friendly tech support worker will thank you someday. || Ĉi tiu estas via grumbla semajna rememorigo sekurkopii vian damnan komputilon. Via amikema teknikanto dankos vin iutage.

For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”

We need more media platforms like that.

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instance meta 

Fedi instances are fairly hierarchical by design, so I was wondering if it'd be useful to put together a resource for how to run an instance anarchically.

Stuff like making admin/mod positions rotational and/or recallable, ways to introduce consensus to instance decision making etc.

New years resolutions for woke cis het men who are comfortable with their pronouns:

1. Put them in your bio
2. Put them in your email signature at work
3. Wear a pronoun badge

What could be manlier than LITERALLY labelling yourself as a "he" man?

On privacy versus freedom. @matrix details a reply to #Signal lead developer Moxie Marlinspike after his recent #36c3 talk


As a long time player and anarchist I find this perfect

Wow! We made it! We reached our goal of 1500€!!
Looks like #GetGoogleOffMe is about to become the new alias for everyone 🎉 . But there is one more day to the challenge.. can the last day of the year still flip the results?

✨ Thank you so much for everybody that donated so far <3 (and if you haven't yet donated to Disroot in 2019 - tomorrow is the last opportunity to do so...) ✨

"Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity."

- sub.Media, 'What is Race?'

’s book, “From Democracy to Freedom: The difference between government and self-determination” is a great read and also free in PDF format. Donate if you can!

> ...what would it mean to seek freedom directly rather than through democratic rule?

In 2020 we're shaming all our friends into installing uBlock Origin

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nitrohorse Ⓐ

Personal instance of nitrohorse (