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Quite possibly a luddite.

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The purpose of terrorism is to generate fear. This is something different, like oppression, displacement, or genocide. The purpose here is to replace people, not to spread fear.

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Possibly, but terrorism is really an understatement of what is going on here.

In the West after 9/11 there seems to be this assumption that nothing is worse than terrorism, but that's an incredibly privileged take founded in the conviction that the enemies of the West are too weak to achieve anything worse when attacking our civilization than to spread fear.

Once you start eradicating an entire population it's not, or at least not primarily, terrorism any more.

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Yeah. What is happening is beyond what most of us can fathom, and certainly beyond what we can express. And the feeling of powerlessness is not making anything better.

And everyone feels this way. I have a friend who is working directly with the UN in Palestine, she was working on it before this all broke and she's still doing it now. She says most of her job these days is to counter propaganda attacks from Israeli shell organisations, and that it feels like she's not doing anything meaningful at all. Any individual action just feels too small, and it's disheartening as fuck.

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Clearly Mike needs to stop being absurd.

What apps would you love to have open-source alternatives for?

It seems like the FOSS community is continuing to grow, and FOSS apps keep getting better (Immich reallh blew my mind recently), which is a big win 😎 but there are still many apps I use that I would kill for an open source alternative. I am curious what you guys think? Are there any apps you’d love alternatives for?

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Not happy with OrganicMaps? It's my personal favourite at least, and completely open source. Probably depends what your needs are. :)

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It's just an app, yeah.

OpenStreetMaps is amazing, but it is a map, not a whole ecosystem like Google Maps is. As a map I find it's often better than Google Maps, but what is still lacking are good front-ends implementing a wide range of functionality in a user friendly way.

On desktop I often use GNOME Maps, but it leaves a lot to be desired still and is obviously intended for Linux users running GNOME.

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Let's see if Loops can fill the gap. Not sure if an open source alternative could generate enough hype to be viable - maybe if TikTok is banned in the US or something.

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It's not very newsworthy perhaps, but seems relevant for a union community.

When seen in relation to what has happened over at Boeing it's a decent reminder of the role of unions not only in ensuring worker's rights, but also in guaranteeing quality and safety for consumers.

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I usually compensate for the fact that I cannot go higher by going louder instead.

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It should certainly spice up performances of John Cage's As Slow as (legally) Possible.

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I'm sure you're aware of it already, but WineHQ provides a good overview over which software runs well under WINE. :)

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Very educational, thanks for sharing!

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What a sad faith for a website named after the glorious Dodo.

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Indeed, thanks!

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Space lasers, no less.

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It's frustrating as fuck, I'm sure a lot of people have genuinely good intentions and just lack the knowledge to recognize what is valid criticism of the state of Israel and what is antisemitic garbage. The lines are increasingly blurred, which only serves to undermine criticism, endanger Jews, and promote Netanyahu's genocidal agenda.

Now, more than ever, it's important not to spread antisemitism, and to call it out, downvote, and report it when you see it. That shit never belonged anywhere in the past, and it sure as hell doesn't belong anywhere today.

IDF sources: Gaza aid workers killed because 'officers on the ground do what they want' (www.haaretz.com)

The IDF and defense ministry claimed that the aid workers’ killing resulted from poor coordination. Israeli army sources later refuted their claims, saying the incident has ‘no connection to coordination’ and was caused by the fact that ‘every commander sets the rules for himself’...

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As genocide per definition requires internt, the argument that "whoops, it was an accident!" might actually hold up in court.

Of course it is not an accident, and central authorities (Netanyahu and his fascists) know exactly what they're doing. But this is what they're betting on, and time will tell if it works out for them.

The genocide convention and the state of Israel were brothers in birth, both being responses to the atrocities of the Holocaust. This time around they will be reunited as enemies.

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But Twitter used to have a monopoly, and it doesn't any more.

I can now follow an official white house account directly from Kbin, whereas yesterday i would have had to sign up for either Twitter or Threads. That makes a difference. :)

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You go to @potus and follow him from there. :)

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That's @potus, for those on platforms that can view microblogs and that are not defederated from Threads.

Remember that comments are not federated to/from threads yet. If I understood correctly, likes are federated.

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Nope, and it doesn't seem to be on the agenda either. Kbin/Mbin is still the only platform(s) to try to bridge the two.

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I was always terrible at picking up on hints, but even when I did get the hint I was generally either not interested in pursuing something, too cowardly to pursue it, or I had a preference to go about things a bit slower.

Sometimes women can be attractive and hint a lot, but once you've burned yourself once or twice you realize it's better to take things slow than to risk getting involved with someone more crazy than you can handle.

Amongst people I am closer to and actually like I am absolutely oblivious at times, but I would much rather err on the side of friendship.

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I think we always assume our own communications are super clear, and we blame other people when they don't understand. That goes for flirting, but also everything else involving two or more people trying to communicate.

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More global moderators is great news! Good luck to anyone on the team! :)

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Now I'm imagining "In the Hall of the Mountain King" playing increasingly fast and loud as the car sneaks up on a half deaf person.

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