Lots of new people out there... #welcome
Here are my #introductions
Also big advocate of #openhardware.
I'm kind of libertarian but closer to Chomsky than Rand.
Well this is legally interesting. These folks just generated every 12 (or less) note single octave melody that could ever exist and recorded it to a physical medium, meeting the legal requirements to have copyrighted a song.
Basically, they just copyrighted literally every copyrightable melody... And released it to the public domain.
Blessed be those who follow @jesus
Eat your heart out Hasselhoff
There is no brown.
Only dark orange.
Interested in local action (especially in the face of bureaucratic corruption)? This BBC video, just over 7 minutes, shows citizens tired of water, sewage, power not working. They began to repair & run the infrastructure _themselves_. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-51479450/harrismith-south-africa-a-town-fixing-itself
I've also seen some tech YouTubers establish LBRY channels, though that blockchain based platform has some issues of its own too.
Whatever means we have we should support the work of people like Fran!
YouTuber Fran Blanche is frustrated and burnt out by YouTube's increasingly opaque, arbitrary and restrictive management and moderation. At the same time as she is finally getting exposure it is becoming more difficult to maintain a sustainable income.
Most recently she has been trying to post digitized clips she has created from NASA archive footage laserdiscs (originally released in the public domain) only to have them immediately taken down by illegitimate automated copyright claims...
Wow the Iowa caucuses are wild. Explain them to any non-USian and they'll think you're full of shit!
You all get together in church basements and community halls and stand in groups based on who you support, and take head counts and argue amongst each other about what groups people should move to if their candidate isn't "valid" (popular) enough?
Basically add whiskey and a shillelagh or two and you'd have 19th century colonial era elections in Canada!
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