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The ruining of "free" and "donation".

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Instead of the Soulseek app we could use the Nicotine+ app from
Nicotine+ is a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer network.
It was removed from TROMjaro as well. It has the same "non features" as the main one. You are limited in terms of download queues and such.

There are other trade-free similar apps like or and so on.

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How small we are, how big our eyes are

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The ice melting cult

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You're born with wings,
You learn to talk,
You have no time to fly or walk,
This world is empty,
You're just a stock.
Shut'up and listen.
Now go to work!

Your time is running,
You're getting old,
Your wings are gone,
You barely walk.
There was no loss,
You're just a stock,
A trading value, in someone's flock.


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Diversity is not created by "capitalism"

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Climate change is not the problem. It is one of...

United Nations Secretary-General Antรณnio Guterres did not mince words in a news conference Monday morning, calling this latest report a โ€œlitany of broken climate promisesโ€ and a โ€œfile of shame cataloging the empty pledgesโ€ that have put the planet on a โ€œfast track to climate disaster.โ€ He accused some government and business leaders of โ€œlyingโ€ as they say one thing, but do another when it comes to meeting climate goals.

Another consequence of the trade-based society - non-stop gaslighting and lies. The Profit always prevails. The same way huge arms exporters continue to sell the weaponry to other countries until they "suddenly" start a war or a terror, the most pollute-high companies will continue to trade and to destroy our environment until the situation reaches all the extreme limits and some kind of catastrophy really occurs.

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It is your fault!!

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WTF ? 2200 Euros is a lot of money !

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The role of trade in war

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The Double Standard

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Beheading the King

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Attack the world with solutions

"Attack the world with solutions", that's a good way of putting it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Words and swords

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These are the things that should be talked about, thank you for writing about it. I don't know if I can call humans intelligent anymore, because you're right, looking at all the fucked up things we do to each other and our planet, it feels like we're morally primitive, despite all the technological advancements we've made. Its really sad to see humanity move along this path, because we really don't have to be like this. I hope your writings reach more people, 'cause this shit needs to be heard.

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The United States of Torture and Imprisonment

Here are two videos describing very well the US, a land of the "free". First is a fictional story - about how US is a prison, of course alongside all other tribes. The fiction is inspired (if not copied) from reality.

Second video shows the USA being a monster and abuser. Torturing some, in ways that look barbarian even for the most primitive cultures out there.

USA is not an exception. It is the rule.

This society of primitive separation, of constant trade frenzy, made humans into mindless and aggressive creatures. #tromlive

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Brain Health.

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I agree with these points. But let's not forget we can't change people by naming and shaming. I'm Dutch, so I'm used to direct criticism, it's part of our culture. But some people tend to shy away when you address their ways as bad (such as not using open-source). I hope I'm wrong of course and we can just tell people to use something that aligns with our RBE goals without drama. But humans are emotional beings :)

How many people are involved with TROM? You're doing a lot!
impressive that you are able to do all this with a handful of people! and are my efforts to change TZM more towards open-source. Practice what we preach. The server also runs on renewable energy.

I think activism is luxury. People need to have the time and energy to work on it. For some it's a bridge too far to switch to open-source software and decentral platforms. It's very sad. Also since some people stick to Discord. We should do better.
Oh that's very nice! We should then keep in touch. We do a lot in that regard. We have a ton of tools and such. We can help each other ion that regards ofc. I like that you have Jitsi Meet on your server, it is something we do not have. We are on Matrix so if you wanna join our Discussion chat here - we can give you some tips if you want, and help here and there to setup some open source services on your server.

We see the value in the open source not simply because it is open, but because many such projects are trade-free. They do not want anything in return from you, the end user. And that creates better incentives overall.
hi! Sorry for the late response. I was super busy with work.

Let's indeed keep in touch! I'll install a Matrix client this week so that we can chat. I now use Element, which uses the private server from work. Multi account is not yet supported, so I'll use a GNOME Matrix client to connect with the regular Matrix network I guess.

I agree on what you say about open-source. But let's not forget that much work is done by Intel, RedHat, IBM, etc. It's not purely trade-free :) It can be though
For example we contacted TZM, Peter Joseph, and others to ask them to move from the ad-networks to the networks we have that are trade-free. But no response. And I think they do not see the value in this. We have to showcase to the others that there are trade-free alternatives out there and maybe we can build more of them. But if you guys and others fighting this nonsense society, feel it is difficult to merely change your online presence to a saner alternative, how can we change this society? I am glad to see you on the Fediverse. What is the TZM Community Forum?

So in essence if we bring people to these alternative networks we also make a point about how facebook and the like are "bad" and why they are "bad" (because you have to trade with them - your data, attention, currency - and this incentivizes them to do a lot of "bad"); and at the same time we showcase that we can create trade-free social networks that are decentralized. We showcase how alternatives do work. Not to mention that we can keep people a bit more sane by nit having to use those ad-networks.

The blame game

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COVID Concerns

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I had to open that link in my browser, like how I would read an article if you just posted its link. I went back to my mastodon client to reply.

Not all of your posts are shown like this, but the articles definitely are. From what I understand, it'll detect if its an article by seeing if the post has a title, so on mastodon these ones will show the title with the link to the full article.
I actually did try out friendica using an account I had on because you said. Now I thought to give it a second shot since they made it work with all mastodon clients. I can have that old familiar look of mastodon while having the awesome features of friendica. So I tried it using fedilab and it was just too buggy, I couldn't even see my global timeline button. But I think this is the issue of the app itself and not friendica.
I tried using the @Tusky client and it was much better, 2 issues I had were these:

1. It truncates long posts under a "show more button", and there was no option to disable it.

2. If you @ mention someone on a post, it should bring me to that profile when clicking on it. But this doesn't work properly on tusky, it just says "Performing lookup" for a while and then opens up a random post. IDK if its a friendica issue or tusky issue.
Yeah, I'll give those other clients a try too when I have the time. Unfortunately, the client I use for mastodon, fedilab, just don't work properly on friendica. I just like tusky's UI out of all the others, that's why I tried that one next. I'll keep using that one if they fix the issues.

It'd be nice if there was a good friendica client with nice UI and all friendica features. These mastodon clients are made for mastodon and thus lack a lot of features provided by friendica

The show more is a useful feature, else you`ll see massive posts...
Yeah maybe, but I'd still like to have an option to disable it. I see all of your long posts without that "show more" button on fedilab right now, so I'm used to it. So now it'd be hard for me click the show more button for every long post I see.
Maybe it'd be best to have an option that allows you to set what "long" means to you, so you can set the number of lines to truncate and the ability to disable this truncation completely by setting the value as 0, that's how fedilab does it.
Fedilab is currently trying to rewrite some of their code to improve UI and stuff -

I'll just ping @apps here so maybe they would look into fixing these issues. Fedilab is actually the only app I could find on fdroid that explicitly said it supports friendica. But the friendica support on it is pretty bad right now, and there's definitely room for improvement.

Friendica is so underrated right now, and part of the reason is that it don't have a good mobile app
Yes, we have an issue where fixes will be brought to the new app.
@Tio @TROM

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Chewing the same gum

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Romania and COVID, a case of mistrust perhaps.

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Treat people like dogs!

The tech prostitutes

"How Tech Companies Manipulate the Media"

A well made video by the "tech youtubers" explaining how big companies bully them into creating positive reviews for their products. And then they go back at doing just that. Rinse and repeat. Nothing learned. These online prostitutes are eager to trade trade trade, at infinitum. They are pursued by the same companies, and same tech prostitutes that talk positively about tech, to buy more of that tech. A way of eating your own poop.

So then they have to pay for their macbookpros and teslas and such, so then they have to make videos that reach more and more people, because that makes them more and more money, to then buy more and more stuff. Endless...

Very little of the new tech nowadays is useful and a real innovation. The rest is LED lights of different colors. Toys.

We need to make people understand the trap of this trade-based society in the hope that they may want to escape from it. First: understand the problem. #tromlive

The cult of new-tech

Do not move the trash from one place to another

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The way problems are solved today, is ambunalces!

Another way to put it is to look for long term solutions. I think most people don't even realize/believe that these problems could be solved for long term. Like you say, If we need to implement systems in place to look for long term solutions to our problems, the first thing we should do is to change our mindset and look for real & lasting solutions instead of doing the same thing we've been doing for years. People have to change their way of thinking.

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Eggs with Wigs: Elon Musk is Steve Jobs, and Tesla is Apple

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Good guy vs Bad guy

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What a piece of shit!

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Self Driving Car Ad

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Space Exploitation

well this fantasy will probably become reality in the near future...

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GDPR is nonsense

How to attach any files to

Reducing the working hours....

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The New Church of Crypto-Economy

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Businesses do not care about people. Period. They care about profits. Period.

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Sustainable businesses. What a joke.

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Electric cars and batteries won't change the world-

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M:E E:P P:(p)W

Where "E"=("E"conomics / "E"nergy "E"xchange) is a an emergent subset of "M"=("M"orality).
"P"=("P"olitics) is an emergent subset of "E"(conomics).
And "(p)"[otential]"W"(ar) is an emergent subset of "P"(olitics)

So long as the base "morality"/"ethics" is "destructive" (it seeks elimination of creative "dynamic"), the ultimate emergent form of "E"(conomics aka "Energy Exchange") is itself going to be one that acts in the pursuit of "death" (that is to say, seeks towards stagnation and elimination of individual dynamics).

Any "profit" motive rooted in "I" scale in volume is going to ultimately seek to both consume AND control itself unto it's own end as it's root moral ethic is one rooted in a base function of maximizing the choice (aka "freedom"/"liberty") of a specific individual (entity) through achievement of nothing but a standing reflection of only that specified individual (entity). There's no achieving "freedom" when a root function is itself "ALL OBEY MY COMMAND".

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People in this society: This is such an amazing tool, a free Photoshop in the browser! Look: - and so many comment and get excited about it and praise it.

People who understand how this trade-based society works: This software is not trade-free! You have to trade your currency (to unlock features), your freedom (accept their terms), your data (that they collect), your attention (because they inject ads).

This is how the understanding of trade cuts through the bullshit of this society where people pretend to provide "free" goods and services. Most do not. Be aware of that! #tromimg
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"Company drops contentious Keystone XL pipeline project"

People are cheering how activism forced a multi-billion dollar project, meant to make profits and destroy the environment, to be canceled. It is great that activism can achieve, at times, such feats. It is also pointless overall. Unless we talk about what makes human beings just care about the profit (wink-wink: trade), then there is no sailing on this wind of activism. 1 such project can get canceled, after a 10 year battle, while in the meantime 10 more are probably planned. Or 100.

This a a photo with the Mexican army protecting turtle eggs' poaching:

While is nice that they are think that this is the way forward is simply insane.

Point is, as long as we deal with the symptoms of this trade-based society, we will solve nothing. #tromimg
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This is the "united" states of America where many people are homeless. They are many things-less. Healthcare-less. Family-less. Respect-less. Food-less. Comfort-less. Security-less. And so forth. The "united" states of America spends a ton of their resources/energy on their military power, meant to kill others. Also, it produces a lot of so-called "billionaires", humans who have so much money that is impossible to imagine.

It is not like USA cares about its citizens. Or being a citizen means much. It is a crazy world of trade, where everyone wants more for themselves. The game makes us like that. We should, all of us on this planet, have by now at least the basic needs of all humans met, trade-free. Like a "default" thing once you are part of the human race. The fact that we don't even have that, says a lot about our trade-based society. #tromlive
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"Tax details of US super-rich allegedly leaked" -

Of course the rich are not paying the taxes, or pay very little of. It is not the fault of the government, not the billionaires' fault either. It is no one's fault. It is this trade-game, this monopoly cardboard, that we all play. This game will make someone like Bezos not willing to pay the "fair" share of their taxes since that means a huge loss for him, despite him being a multi billionaire. For every player, there are competing players in this game of trade. You compete with your neighbor, Bezos competes with Musk. Playing "fair" will make you a loser, so why would you!?

It is beyond ridiculous to accuse any human, when the game of trade is such a powerful driver of bad behaviors. Unless we change the game, we will change nothing. And to change the game, we must at least start by understanding it. #tromlive
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