"Be gay do crimes" and "boss makes a dollar, I make a dime, that's why I poop on company time" have inspired more direct action in the younger generation than all the somber old slogans combined, and it's because they're funny and memeable. It's because every gen z will see both on social media at one point in at least one form, and they'll stick in their mind

Adjust your messaging to your audience and your culture

wow trying to put the Debian testing live cd on my flash drive broke it

that’s enough for tonight I guess I’ll try tomorrow oops

im going to go back to linux any suggestions on distro and default interface?

Can we please dismantle capitalism before it tries to make a Princess Bride remake, because you know it'll happen and they probably won't even get Andre the Giant to play Fezzik so what's the damn point

Lots of people talk about owning libs but to find out who owns a lib, check the COPYING file in the root of the source distribution. That will give information on copyright and who owns that lib. If it is public domain then nobody owns it

im going out to get that respecting women juice directly uploaded into my butt

encrypt everything. If you can’t, obfuscate it instead. no one but you has a right to your data and it acts as a statement and a smoke screen for those in danger who actually need it to survive

when only the ones in danger use encryption, the existence of encryption is incriminating in and of itself

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TIL there exists an "iPad Pro" with up to a terabyte of storage. Apparently Apple doesn't want people to have any reason to have a laptop unless they're a developer, thus completing their segregation the computing population into "users", whose entire computing experience is controlled by one company, and "developers" who are enslaved to that company, at least if they want to reach those users.

No thanks.

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

it's time for my favourite game, Windows or Capitalism, where we try to guess whether a statement applies to windows or capitalism

- it's obnoxiously expensive for no reason
- corporate monopolies allow the big companies to stamp out alternatives and present themselves as the only option, driving up prices to ridiculous levels
- you are constantly pressured to spend money. in fact, if you don't have money, you can't participate at all
- advertisements are a fundamental element of the system
- most people who have souls despise it, but remain complacent because "what are the alternatives? this is the way things are"
- the mere mention of the names of alternatives disgusts many people
- the people in charge don't give a shit about you

trick question!! all of these statements apply to windows AND capitalism!!!!!

im starting to understand the whole waluigi-to-socialism pipeline thing

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