Just for grins, to confirm the fecklessness and dishonesty I know is present, I decided to check past purchases that were sold by Amazon as DRM-free.
Yes, you guessed right. Amazon has now decided to add DRM to them in order to prevent loading them into other firms readers.
Stories advertised & sold as DRM-free purchases. Amazon unilaterally and corruptly attempts conversion of them into rentals restricted to reading on Amazon devices alone.
You don't have to be a Harvard professor to do the math on this one... #JoanDonovan's pathbreaking work on #disinformation and #SocialMedia is a liability for a university that gets half a billion dollars from the owner of the greatest disinformation machine ever built. #commodon @commodon @communicationscholars @ICAHDQ @HigherEdLabor #academic @academicchatter
@web3isgreat Crypto is just some dudes who strung together some made-up Star Trek technobabble to trick idiots into giving them money, then they run off with it and go “Sorry, we’re sunsetting the sidechain because a subspace anomaly unphased all the verterons! Web3 is a journey, not a destination!”
Google likes to claim it loves the web. Google fucking broke the web.
Cookie notices on every fucking website? They need those because they use Google Analytics or Google Ads.
Recipe sites that go on for fucking days? That’s because Google penalises websites when you leave too quickly, and they can’t show as many ads.
Obviously-bullshit machine-generated “content” designed to entice you to click ads? That’s because Google Search is a monopoly.
I’m so tired of Google.
Judging by the amount of people who just got followed by a "Ukrainian neo-nazi account" out of the blue today, the Russian troll farms have reached this part of the Fediverse.
Having seen this in other parts of the internet already, I can tell that this is nothing else than a Putinist attempt at spreading more propaganda.
If you get followed by/see such an account, do not interact with them, report them, and block their domain. Message your admin about it if you can as well. ❗
I've been on #Mastodon for a couple of weeks now but still haven't figured out one thing:
Is there a way not to have on the federated timeline the people that you follow and whose toots appear on you home timeline? It's quite annoying seeing the same toots repeating on the two timelines.
If you see this but don't know the answer, please #boost to get it to someone who knows😁.
Kotlebovci nam aj nadalej robia hanbu na europskej urovni - Uhrik predvcerom ako asi jediny recnik skusal odvadzat pozornost od ruskych zlocinov, a to lacnym whataboutismom.
Take nieco mozno funguje na prosty slovensky lud, ale urcite nie na pode Europskeho Parlamentu!
◘ Activists from Subvertisers’ International, Brandalism, and Extinction Rebellion have installed over 400 parody advertising billboards across Europe.
◘ The action is targeting Toyota and BMW over their misleading advertisements and aggressive lobbying against climate policy.
◘ Activists are calling on governments to introduce ‘tobacco-style’ advertising bans on environmentally harmful products, such as large SUVs, amid growing international momentum.
A man sees a sign outside a house - 'Talking Dog For Sale.' He rings the bell, the owner appears and tells him the dog can be viewed in the back garden.
The man sees a very nice looking Labrador Retriever sitting there.
"Do you really talk?" he asks the dog.
"Yes," the Labrador replies.
After recovering from the shock of hearing the dog talk, the man asks, "So, tell me your story."
The Labrador looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I was sold to the SAS. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one imagined that a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years".
"But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at Heathrow Airport to do some undercover security work, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded several medals".
"Then I got married, had a few puppies, and now I've just retired."
The man is amazed. He goes back into the house and asks the owner how much he wants for the dog.
"Ten quid," the owner says.
"£10! But your dog is absolutely amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheaply?"
"Because he's a lying bastard, he's never been out of the garden."
🎆 ForgeFed has a final approval on funding from NLNet, and is going to be funded via the @NGIZero Entrust program! Yayyyyy
➕ This is in addition to the Gitea Federation grant that's been recently approved as well!
The roadmap for 2023 is still being prepared, I'll publish as soon as it's ready and signed. Once that happens, the funding will officially begin.
The frontend side is still the weaker one; if you're a designer/frontend dev and wanting to help, let us know!
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