How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
-- Pink Floyd

Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

DRM? EME?
Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

every morning i wake up and have to use computer devices simultaneously capable of everything and nothing

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:gunright: first you're gonna hit reply and post a link to that great song thats been stuck in your head lately

:gunleft: then you're gonna hit the repeat/boost/bonk button on this post and nobody gets hurt okay?!

Bandcamp, I love you.
Nowhere else have I seen it so easy to buy music at very high quality and DRM free.
I just purchased and downloaded the entire discography of MASTER BOOT RECORD, and wow. The quality is astounding.

24-bit FLAC, everything is properly tagged in the metadata (except for genre which was unset but tbh that's a nitpick given the quality of everything else), they even embedded the cover art into the files.

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

ugly but true linux distro summaries 

#ubuntu is a psyop, #archlinux needs formal methods so it doesn't break if it misses updates for a month, #gentoo is an outmoded inefficient tirefire, #nixOS is a redundant inflexible clusterfuck with fundamental performance and design issues, #debian will be ancient history forever, #elementaryos is a bad macOS clone, pureOS is a marketing stunt, #popOS is a toy ubuntu fork, #manjaro is not meaningfully open-source, #linuxmint is a delusional hobby project, #centos is enterprise garbage so old you just put your own distro on top, and finally, the "secure" "black hat" distro of the week is a glorified recovery USB

It is now safe to turn off your computer. In fact, it was never safe to turn it on.

tired: running wayland because it's better than x

wired: running wayland so i have an excuse for not doing screen share in work calls

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