“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” -- William Pitt

New apartments in a gated community up in the hills vs. less affluent neighborhood on the East side:

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Doing a helicopter tour of El Salvador today. Got upgraded to an R66, because the 44 in the back has a small oil leak.

Marcus Mengs posted HTTP dumps from #Instagram mobile app that collects and sends to Meta the following details:

SSID and BSSID of all local WiFi networks, including yours
BLE beacons
Detailed GPS (!) location

Fedizens, great news!

The #FedeProxy project which allows code #forges to interoperate on the #Fediverse is selected for the 2nd phase of the #NGI DAPSI program. The project has rebranded to forgefriends.org

#Forgefriends is both Community and #FOSS project on an important mission: To unite coders online, and make stronger bonds in the #FreeSoftware world and to the benefit of the #Commons.

@gitea is first in adding #federation code. They're your forge friend!

Your help is vital!


Don't get me wrong, it's better than nothing, but it's not even close to a future by the people for the people.

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If the new German government coalition contract requires open-source software for public/government projects, then does that mean it requires the monetary system, which they require all citizens to use, to be open-source, or at least interoperable with open-source software and money?

The answer will obviously be "no", which is how you know what actually matters for central planning and control. Your public school's video conferencing app does not.

... just replace the proxy_pass URL with wherever your wallet serves the initial lnurl-pay request, of course.

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If you already have a wallet that is compatible with lnurl-pay, then here's a very simple way for turning any user address on a domain you serve Web traffic on with Nginx into a Lightning Address, so people can easily send you (or your project/company/etc.) some sats:


Could ambient humidity be the key to solving the COVID mystery of vaccinations and lockdowns not directly impacting infection rates at all?


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