The internet has ushered in an era of unprecedented invasive surveillance. Commercial operators large and small spy on us in every way and sell and give away and leak our data to criminals, cops, spies, advertisers and stalkers.
This isn't because you're not paying for "the product," which makes *you* the product. Companies that *can* abuse you *do*.
Why many people don't and won't use open source federated sites
People will continue to use big centralized sites like Discord until the alternatives drop the literal paragraphs of technobabble to explain what they are.
Most users do not know tech well. If they see pages of words they don't understand it's clear the software 'isn't for people like me'
so they go back to centralized sites.
If people don't understand what any of those acronyms and words mean it won't matter that the site is easier or better to use.
There's nothing wrong with technical explanations.
But they can be deeply alienating as a first impression and explanation to someone with no tech or coding skills who's after 'a site I can talk to my friends on'.
Folks know the sites they use are bad. But the alternative isn't accessible to the vast majority of people.
Non tech users need to be included and respected as potential users if open source is to appeal to all the communities it could benefit.
Played a team game of pipes, then the new electronics edition of operation while drinking a cup of wonderful and playing with power tools. Followed by a round of network security trivia. Thank you @matt for a great start to the day.
@matt So should I wait for another pastebin url so I can tailor the resume or just send it in as is? Also where am I sending it?
The right to legally own and carry firearms is important. Do not rely on government to protect you, they can't. Almost all gun crimes are committed with illegally obtained/carried firearms.
Burning Man charity that helps those who have or are dealing with cancer make it to the burn.
One of many reasons "cloud" is bad. How many other "agreements" between other companies and the gov are we unaware of?
Scammers being scammed, funny and satisfying.
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org