First day of uni classes. I hope this goes well ;P

It is true that you use it without their proprietary client (via SMS). But much like the Slack IRC bridge, don't expect it to stay up forever. It's also not feature complete by any means, and still sweeps up your data. Plus, it's owned by Microsoft, and let's not forget EEE...

PSA: Please don't use GroupMe. It's a proprietary, centralised network "service" that gobbles up all your data. It's also absolute trash and is no more usable than something like Matrix, DeltaChat, etc.

It is a rather strange license, though... I had to read sure it to make sure it was libre. It's strangely verbose for something that could be a modified BSD 3-Clause license.

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RT @karlgroves@twitter.com

Websites that don't allow you to paste in passwords: You're screwing up security, not helping it.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/karlgroves/status/

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What services or companies do you feel most infringe upon your #privacy rights? Please add a comment for others...

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people advertising their discord guilds on the fediverse is so perverse

finally got free from some centralized control, then advertise centralized services

????? it's so messed up

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I may demonize memory unsafe languages a lot

but a proprietary program written in fully dependent types in a memory safe language with many tests and correctness proofs is still worse than a FOSS one in straight x86 asm

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Curiosity poll:

If you regularly work on software development, how often do you work code out using pen and paper?

Uni seems free of proprietary bullshit (so far). I can use GCC and neovim for my CS class and Eduroam's auth script is libre. 🤘

Why do people keep insisting that sticking computers and cell modems in products makes them "modern"? It's wasteful, absurd, and horrible for user privacy. Having your juicer cease to function after the servers shut down is insane. Just stop, Silicon Valley.

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@Kirin @lambdagrrl Yeah no... 'Tankie' has the same definition today that it had 60 years ago

If you see tanks pulling into Budapest, Prague or Tiananmen Square and side with the tanks, then you're a tankie.

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Theft is an ethical form of redistribution of surplus value

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polarisfm's cozy mastodon instance

Pretty cool place for libre software loving nerds to hang out.