OK that is fucking amazing...
"RIAA's YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub's CEO" – https://torrentfreak.com/riaas-youtube-dl-takedown-ticks-of-developers-and-githubs-ceo-201027/
#youtubedl has received a DMCA takedown from RIAA
#Minetest is 10 years old! It was first released publicly on the 10/October/2010. Here's to 10 years more.
You can download the first version from here, it's a Windows executable but works well in wine: https://packages.8dromeda.net/minetest/minetest_old_releases_2010_through_2012_mostly_win32/2010-10-10_to_25/minetest-c55-win32-101010000530.zip
Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged as a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them.
And yet that day has arrived. https://t.co/FRdG2zUA4U
I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".
A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.
Source in Japanese:
Thanks to this post QOTO is currently being linked from HackerNews in the #1 spot. Our instance is getting a lot of exposure as is this very important issue.
Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”
-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:
It is proven!
Android apps can be built using only standard packages from Debian Buster!
"This project helps to document the Android tools in Debian by providing an example build, and can serve as a base template for new projects for those who would like to develop Android apps using only truly Free and Open Source software."
Finally completed my writeup on building a trunk scanner to listen to trunked radio ( police, fire, EMS, etc). I'm using 2 @firstname.lastname@example.org RTLSDRs!
You can listen at
MNT Reform (open hardware laptop) campaign is live: https://crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform
And here's the Launch Announcement:
Thanks to everyone who helped and supported us to make this happen.
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