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Gotta love that Simon quote! While the left keeps rambling about capitalism, none ever really consider modern organisations as the real centers of political power today.

"Suppose that [“a mythical visitor from Mars”] approaches the Earth from space, equipped with a telescope that revels social structures. The firms reveal themselves, say, as solid green areas with faint interior contours marking out divisions and departments. Market transactions show as red lines connecting firms, forming a network in the spaces between them. Within firms (and perhaps even between them) the approaching visitor also sees pale blue lines, the lines of authority connecting bosses with various levels of workers. As our visitors looked more carefully at the scene beneath, it might see one of the green masses divide, as a firm divested itself of one of its divisions. Or it might see one green object gobble up another. At this distance, the departing golden parachutes would probably not be visible.

No matter whether our visitor approached the United States or the Soviet Union, urban China or the European Community, the greater part of the space below it would be within green areas, for almost all of the inhabitants would be employees, hence inside the firm boundaries. Organizations would be the dominant feature of the landscape. A message sent back home, describing the scene, would speak of “large green areas interconnected by red lines.” It would not likely speak of “a network of red lines connecting green spots."

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RT @TubeTimeUS
i didn't have a terminator for a 1/4" audio jack, so i had to improvise a bit with some adapters

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Jazzhausener Spechttage, this weekend, with

  • Rufus Temple Orchestra
  • Tekkno Tante Tesla
  • Uropa Ernst
  • Filippa Gojo Quartett
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:xmpp: 🚀 #xmppc wurde in Version 0.1.0 veröffentlicht

XMPPC hat mit Version 0.1.0 ein erstes, stabiles Release erhalten. Damit kann es nun folgendes:

* Verschiedene XMPP-Konten verwenden
* Roster abfragen & exportieren
* MAM abfragen
* Bookmarks abfragen
* Service Discovery abfragen
* Stanzas überwachen
* OMEMO Schlüssel & Fingerprints anzeigen
* Nachrichten unverschlüsselt senden
* Nachrichten mit OpenPGP verschlüsselt senden

Repo bei @codeberg :

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Call for Papers ist da für ActivityPub, the world’s leading federated social web standard:

RT Wir würden uns übrigens über ein wenig [ehrenamtliche] politische Lobbyarbeit für die ActivityPub Konferenz freuen. Gern ganz ohne Briefpapier ;))

Following a successful inaugural conference, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a virtual 4 day event


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reminder before canada day that canada was built on indigenous genocide, loves to erase its history of slavery, uses neoliberal "multiculturalism" as a shield to avoid criticism for its horrific record of police brutality (especially that of the RCMP) and to elide the fact that some 70% of the global mining interests pillaging the globe in the name of neocolonial empire are headquartered in toronto

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Meine Untersuchung zeigt: Vor allem Onlineshops sind teilweise weit vom Gesetz entfernt. Bei der Einwilligung wird hart getrickst und bevor man den OK-Button klickt, sollte man wirklich mal genauer nachlesen.

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Someone made a "face depixelizer" that turn a low-res pic of a face into a high-res one and of course the first thing they did is try it out with Doomguy and honestly that's pretty impressive but also hilarious
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#2323 "Modeling Study" 

You've got questions, we've got assumptions.

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Die Klimabewegung hat ein Rassismusproblem

Ich wurde auf einem Pressefoto mit Luisa Neubauer und anderen weißen Klimaaktivistinnen unsichtbar gemacht. Vor kaum einem halben Jahr ist der ugandischen Klimaaktivistin Vanessa Nakate mehr oder weniger dasselbe passiert. Der Unterschied: Diesmal waren Menschen aus der Klimabewegung verantwortlich. Menschen, die ich Kolleg:innen und Freund:innen nenne.
ein Gastbeitrag von
Tonny Nowshin

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Auf Einladung unserer Bayreuther Hochschulgruppe gab Andreas Itzchak "Izzy" Rehberg, Autor des inoffiziellen Android-Handbuchs und #FDroid-Maintainer, ein Webinar zur Frage „Wie kann ich Android Privatsphäre-freundlich(er) betreiben?“

Hier ist das Video:

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During our next (virtual) XMPP meetup on Wednesday, 18:00 CEST, Daniel Gultsch and me will give an introduction to the technologies used for A/V calls with XMPP. Topics discussed will include Jingle, ICE/STUN/TURN, (S)RTP, and WebRTC. The meetup will take place on Jitsi Meet, see:

We'll also be streaming this meetup live to YouTube, so if you participate, you will be recorded. If you'd prefer to just listen, please use the YouTube stream:

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Please send us a few mentions, favs, boots to any toot, DMs or other stuff so we can test our support app with real data. Thank you!

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Hello Mastodon!

We're the devs working on

Our presence on mastodon isn't quite ready for prime time yet, but the dev team already found a home.

Follow us for under-the-hood quirks, hopefully useful tips about python/django and packaging, as well as occasional friendly rants about qmail or other software. If you're lucky you might also get to see a sneak peek or three.

boots welcome :)

#introductions #introduction

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masto instance for the tildeverse