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Tushar @tty

After a long hiatus, I'm checking into the tootscape again and will be using @tushartyagi as my main account. This account will be active as well for the time being.

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My latest post...

"A friend sent me this article and I found it to be a really good summary of what is wrong with capitalism in the United States and in an increasing extent the rest of the world. However, its proposed solutions don’t completely address the problem. This isn’t surprising as the intrinsic problems with capitalism as a system aren’t easy to solve for.... "


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"A Google employee spoke with the Bay Area Reporter on the condition of anonymity about the current mood among LGBTQ Googlers, saying by phone that, "I'm really worried that they [company leadership] don't know how unsustainable this is. They want to have it both ways: to monetize the engagement that comes from really odious content, but to bear no responsibility for it. And all of us queers who work here see how they're getting away with making money off people who hate us while doing nothing to stop them. Meanwhile, most queer creators' channels are demonetized or marked 'adult' because they use words like 'trans.' Google has no right to be at Pride. They're just capitalists. They don't care."

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This is what users do when you create an intuitive UI.

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Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.

If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.

The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice

So there's a git subcommand called 'rerere' :|

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Skype is owned by Microsoft and all its calls pass through MS servers. No one knows what MS does with the data it gathers.

Jami is a free open alternative with no servers at all, calls connect directly between users. It's very easy to use, and a good privacy-friendly replacement for Skype.

Their website is at:


You can follow Jami on the Fediverse at:


The app is available for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.


@ink_slinger I wanted to reply to you with an emoji, but all I get is a search button in the touch bar.


Actually though, they should stop calling it a MacBook "Pro" these days.

Thanks to the super cool touch bar on Mac, I cannot take notes while watching a video. When I had access to a global play/pause button on the keyboard, I could just pause a video, take notes and continue.

Now I have to actually click on the VLC window, tap the pause button, go back to Emacs, take notes and then go back to the video and play it back again.

Pretty stupid.

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"Lyft cannot afford to pay its drivers a living wage, or it would “absorb enormous losses.”

This is a remarkable argument for a company to make about its own business model in a court filing. Essentially, it is describing the exact logic people have been using to warn that the other shoe will eventually drop on ride-hailing apps: it’s not a good business."


#gigEconomy #gigEconomyMustDie

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Here we see a JavaScript programmer deploying his April Fools joke

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modern programming is less about not reinventing the wheel and more about using a sports car to move firewood across the yard

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@njoseph Also coincidentally antiterrorism laws are always about giving more power to politicians. They're always about top down control, which also coincidentally amplifies existing forms of repression against minority groups.
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Getting tired of the argument that encryption aids terrorists. You know what else aids terrorists? Things like air and water.

Let's ban open access to air for all people, put a national identity cum mass surveillance system in place and control distribution of air through that. That way, only someone who's not a terrorist will get access to air to breathe. Bonus: A secret blackbox AI algorithm randomly identifies some people as "dangerous" and denies them air!

#NothingToHide #Encryption

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"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence"

-- Jorge Luis Borges

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Here we are!
You need just 2 min to chat in freedom with #XMPP instead #Whatsapp or other proprietary IM!


* Download an XMPP app from PlayStore or F-Droid, search for Conversations or Pix-Art Messenger
* Open a browser and register an XMPP account from a provider (i chose 404.city)
* Open the app and insert the account user/password
* Add your friends contact, like you're writing an email!
* Chat! 😁


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March 31st is World Backup Day!

Don't forget to backup your data.

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so how do you stop eating potato chips. do they run out or do I die or what

Things I like about this 1993 video:
1. Even then the was super powerful (e.g. with an inbuilt vi mode)
2. The mechanical keyboard
3. The dev has a ponytail
4. The dev has a cabin