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@Shamar @alcinnz @z428's_hierarchy_of_needs

the goal is always to fulfill one or more of these needs. an alternative system must do all of this at least as well or better than capitalism.

starting from the bottom you need housing, energy, food, safety, &c. which can be provided in a way that doesn’t incur recurring costs. markets can provide the materials, but we do want to avoid being in a position where we are targets for value extraction.

elementary has always been fanatical about respecting and protecting your privacy. Let's look at how—and importantly, why—we do it, plus why being open source with an ethical business model is key.

Stumbled across the ixsoft web store once again in ages. Amazing to see a web site that apparently hasn't changed at all ever since the late 1990s... 🙂

#Linux is a good privacy-conscious alternative to Microsoft Windows. It's free, fast and easy.

-Modern forms of Linux (such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint) are as easy to use as Windows or Mac. They're well supported, with popular apps like Spotify and Steam.

-If you're having trouble making an installation USB stick, you can order them online:

-You can buy PCs with Linux preinstalled from a wide range of shops:

#AlternativesAtoZ #DeleteMicrosoft

"The general principle is simple enough, though: stop paying attention to irrelevant online fluff that does not matter, and start paying attention to what goes on around you. There is more of it than you might suspect, and it is more possible to change than you might imagine."

The ontology of the attention economy, explained by means of cat pictures
by @sargoth

"Effortlessly own and control your own always-on node2 on the Internet. For PC 2.0 to be adopted as an everyday thing by everyday people, it must provide the same (if not better) levels of findability and availability as centralised systems. This is simply not possible in a purely peer-to-peer network, at least in its early stages."

Yes. This is prety much it - and pins most of my problems with current decentralized systems and approaches.

year of the linux desktop is a weird meme because i havent used anything but linux on the desktop for maybe 15 years

Just wondering: Is there an easy-on starting guide on how to do web publishing using P2P services? Like, something suitable for people with skill sets on an or maybe level who know what a web site or an HTML file is and wonder how they could do what they already do now in a P2P manner?

"The experiences of oppression do not grant supremacy, in the same way that being a powerful colonizer does not. Justice will never look like supremacy. I wish for a new societal order that does not revolve around relations of power and domination."
Frances Lee, 'Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice'

I can see why normal people just throw their hands up in the air about data privacy. I've put so much effort into this stuff, but instead of feeling like a super-cool guy in a spy movie, I feel more like a guy with a half-working phone and no decent emoji input

Interesting experience out here: Provide objections or disagree with certain points of views apparently leaves one being either just ignored or completely blocked by certain participants. Fine with me, but sheds an interesting light on the whole dispute of filter bubbles, "ethical" communication and all. We definitely need more small, well-defined worlds of comfort and agreement, even though we apparently won't change much this way.

Guter Vorsatz Nr 1: ✔️
Wir werfen die Ketten der proprietären Datenganoven ab & steigen (endlich) auf #FOSS|Werkzeuge um. Als Versuchskaninchen für @okf@okfde@twitter.comeil wir anderen Organisationen die Angst davor nehmen wollen! Was dann geschah, lest ihr hier:

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