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I installed several different distros and used both OTP and source, but no matter what I tried, every time I got the service running it refused to upload media files... Turned out all I had to do was turn EXIF filtering off and on and then it worked fine. First order of business is a good Picard facepalm emoji.

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Gui works and I was able to diagnose and fix my network issue, but now terminal won't load 😵.

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2 hours into getting my server hosted and I have a gui on Ubuntu server \o/

Such noob \o/


Hey Shebang, I'm looking to move to Pleroma. If you don't mind me picking your brain a bit, what should I be considering when I look at potential instances to join?

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I feel like the country is having a passionate debate over whether to drink Coke or Pepsi. Meanwhile, I’m on the sidelines sipping Dr. Pepper.

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The developers of Signal are currently doing a user survey:

I told them that I really like the app but also that I would like:
a) Signal on @fdroidorg
b) a proper desktop client
c) no data stored in "secure enclaves"

Maybe you'd like to tell them, too?


If you don't think the U.S. government is capible of holding secure and transparent elections, just imagine if clean US elections could somehow destabilize regimes in South America, Africa, or the Middle East. You know the CIA would've rolled that shit out coast to coast decades ago.

In 2011 a lone collage student with a laptop and no funding, Ross Ulbricht, created The Silk Road: a website that was both secure and anonymous enough to facilitate billions of dollars in illicit transactions.

Now the most powerful government in the history of the world is still abjectly failing to provide secure and transparent elections. Whether your primary concern is or , the fact we must all confront together is that the only possible reason is *they don't want to*

As election day approaches and I'm forced to think hard about whether I'm going to cast my vote for Jo Jorgensen or write in Jacob Hornberger, I have newfound empathy for democrats who decided to vote Biden even though their first choice of "a glass of water with a D on it" didn't win their nomination.

Welp, canceled the ol' reason subscription today after ENB went full loser brigade. It's a shame, but it really only had a thin veneer of libertarianism for quite some time now. Most of the staff writers don't even seem to fully grok the NAP. It's weird how bad the magazine is given that the reason roundtable podcast is still one of the best libertarian podcasts around. 🤷‍♀️ I guess they're not leading from the top around there.

Betteridge's law of headlines states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

Basic Economics 5/5 

In summation: Marx wasn't just wrong about the relationship between labor and value; he had it exactly backwards.

Basic Economics 4/5 

Therefore, Comrade B adds only 1/10th (rather than 10x) the value to the economy as Comrade A; and Comrade C is deadweight as a broken widget has no utility whatsoever.

Capital goods make labor more productive, lowering production costs, and increasing the total value in the economy. A portion of the additional value is where capital profits come from. A portion is also returned to workers by the labor market bidding up wages, but most of the extra value accrues to consumers.

Basic Economics 3/5 

In reality, the value of goods is not a function of the labor used to produce them. Value is derived from the usefulness of a good to the buyer of that good ("Subjective Value Theory").

Under this model, labor is a *cost* of production. If the total labor to produce a good is less than the utility gained by the buyer, net value has been added to the economy. But if total labor exceeds a good's utility, the economy has lost net value.

Basic Economics 2/5 

Under this theory "labor saving devices" (i.e., "capital") reduce the value in an economy precisely by making workers more productive. Since capital reduces the value of goods, yet somehow also generates profit, Marx concluded those profits must be extracted from the only source of value: workers.

Interestingly, he puts the lie to his own theory of value by urging workers to seize the "means of production" and retain the capital profit, rather than destroy them ala Ned Ludd.

Basic Economics 1/5 

Karl Marx believed the value of goods is a function of the labor used to produce them (the "Labor Theory of Value"):

Comrade A takes 1 hour to make a widget,

Comrade B takes 10 hours to make the same widget,

and Comrade C takes 10 hour to make a *broken* widget;

Marx believed Comrades B and C both add 10 times the value to the economy as A.

MSM: "Democracy dies in darkness"

Police state: "I have, like, literally a ton of flashbang grenades"

MSM: 👌

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