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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!!!!!

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User on sunbeam.city: Hello everyone! I'm new here. My interests include crocheting, gardening and electronics. Looking forward to sharing tips with you all!

*One month later*

User: Capitalism must fall sooner rather than later, or else it will take our planet with it. We must dispose of the Capitalist pigs now. No cops, no borders, no landlords. The time for revolution is coming. This vegan curry I just made is delicious.

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check up on each other. not even the go-to people, check up on people you haven't thought about in years. follow your concern further back in your connections

Cobra Commander is, if I’m honest, kind of a piece of shit, but for some reason I find him charismatic.

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This guy trolled the KKK by following their parade and playing dopey music with a sousaphone, and honestly it's the best thing.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Rs4P1kKK-5k
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Wamted: Snow plow service for Millennials and those with social or phone anxiety. Arrange online. Pay with PayPal, square, stripe, venmo, cash app. You could charge more for the service and make a killing.

America is a country that will sentence a 13 year old child to prison as an adult but will protect and support a teenage racist from criticism because “he’s a kid”.

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@jjg I'm a big fan of Mailman, though it's more of an email discussion list handler than a newsletter engine. For newsletters, there's always /etc/aliases.

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@jjg How is the deliverability from your own mail server, and how big is the list you're going to be sending to? Unless it's in the multi-hundreds, or, probably, thousands, I don't think you're going to hit any tripwires that will make your deliverability worse than it is. I'd probably set up something like GNU Mailman just so that people have proper unsubscribe functionality (and maybe archives), but not do anything special on the mail end.

Considering doing an email newsletter to stay in touch with people who I can’t drag away from Facebook but who still want updates on various projects.

The web suggests I use “tinyletter.com” which looks cool but is Mailchimp, and they are not exactly respectful of privacy.

Any suggestions for a , self-hosted alternative? I run my own mail server so maybe a simple distribution list or the like?

I don’t need metrics/etc., just deliverability :)

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haveibeenpwned.com/
I guess I’m up to ten, now. (“Pwned on 10 breached sites and found 3 pastes”)
Data truly is liability. Nobody can protect your data forever. Sad but true.

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RT @xychelsea just wanna throw this out there: can we general strike now? 🤩🌈💕

Took the plunge and ordered a cheap laser cutter from eBay.

Expect to see a lot of posts from me trying to get it working soon.

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