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rms 

I've been having a *lot* of trouble finding a position on the RMS situation.

On one hand, I'm embarassed as a privileged person for having disregarded my friends' comments on his unacceptable behaviours, preferring my much more comfortable view of RMS as a weird hero. I believe the complaints and think they should be acted upon.

On the other hand, I'm very wary of the calls for ostracism. I really don't think banishment is the right way to deal with problems in any community. I also think the original denouncing blog post clearly went through specific efforts to associate Stallman with much worse behaviours than it's fair to charge him with.

I don't enjoy public ranting, but I'm still having issues on where to stand. I'd love some help thinking this through.

Wow, i think Im going to suggest to XR we design actions that comically fail because they make the front pages and get double spread features ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Dear fellow educators: Do you have any advice regarding self-hosting a server for students in a teaching context? Any no-nos or warnings from people who've been there?

We're now setting up a self-hosted tilde.club-like web server for teaching code and web design. We'd love any insight if you have it!

Openclipart.org has finally been [properly] replaced with http://freesvg.org

It's a site, based on Laravel, providing CC0 and public domain SVG files, including the 55,000+ we scraped from openclipart.org

#openclipart #svg #inkscape

You're all funny and all with your "how to exit vim" jokes, but please tell me how intuitive C-x C-c is supposed to be, emacs people

« Thunberg isn’t being applauded because she’s being taken seriously. She’s being applauded because she’s not. »

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Free software, post-RMS 

In the meanwhile, we have some difficult work in front of us; while again I think RMS stepping down was completely correct, we can at least say that RMS was stubbornly principled. Right now if you look at the OSI license lists, I think you can see a lot of people trying to chip away at the principles of FOSS, maybe even unintentionally.

We need to re-examine and clearly be able to articulate the reasons we are taking these positions ourselves.

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It is not exactly new story and I am not sure if this made the rounds in fediverse but a few days ago #archiveofourown won the hugo award on best related work. We have a huge #FLOSS community here but we don't talk nearly enough about this project.

#ao3 is an unique opensourced project that is not male dominated and also not started by people who were fulltime engineers but fans who decided enough is enough and we need to own our servers.

Congrats to Ao3!

#fandom #womenswork

Are you as surprised as I am to find out that the founder of 8chan is now designing libre fonts? github.com/ctrlcctrlv/

Help us put this account on the front page of the by boosting this toot. 😜

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RT @maxbraun@twitter.com
What happens if you train a GAN on the @eBoyArts database? Infinite pixel nightmares, that's what.
https://twitter.com/maxbraun/status/1137510117631389698

Inspired by a presentation by @aiscarvalho and @rlafuente, we ask you: supposing these 3 terms describe the same thing, which one would you prefer?

Shell script for collating/imposing a one-sheet mini zine layout from a 8-pages PDF document, using the Open Source command line tool pdfjam:

#!/bin/sh

input_pdf=$1
output_pdf="mini_zine-$input_pdf"

pdfjam --angle '180' --outfile /dev/stdout -- $input_pdf 1,8,7,6 | pdfjam --nup '4x2' --landscape --frame 'false' --outfile $output_pdf -- /dev/stdin - $input_pdf 2-5

inspiring use of automation for empowering citizens through existing laws (and loopholes) - browse the thread
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Big news! You can now sue anyone (in all 50 U.S states and 3,000 counties), fight corporations and beat bureaucracy with the DoNotPay App! All 15 of the new products are completely free. (1/15) https://www.donotpay.com/app
https://twitter.com/jbrowder1/status/1050032405568835584

wanting to get into adversarial machine learning just so i can change my job title of "computer illusionist"

me: what do you see in this picture?

computer: a river

me after changing 5 pixels: what do you see now

computer: A TIGER THAT IS MAGIC HOW DID YOU DO THAT

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