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The normal Manjaro updates plus: We fixed some theming issues with the KDE/QT apps. Read more here. So please update your Theme Switcher code. Go to .local/share/bin/theme-switcher and open the file with a text editor.

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The trade-free app of the day:

G4music

https://www.tromjaro.com/g4music/

A beautiful, fast, fluent, light weight music player..


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The music player that will be the default TROMjaro player. Very simple, functional, and beautiful.

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The daily random TROM meme, showcasing bits from our books (mostly).
Read all of our books for free at tromsite.com/books.

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We have removed out Bilbiogram instance from our TROM.tf suite of services. It is being discontinued https://teddit.net/r/privacy/comments/wrczxc/bibliogram_is_being_discontinued/ plus it never really worked. Instagram is a devil-child of Facebook/Meta, and Facebook trades human minds (content, attention, time, etc.). Thus, Instagram is not happy to let such frontends like bibliogram run. It runs against their trading business. A battle Instagram will always win.

People should not use instagram. Use Pixelfed https://pixelfed.org/ - federated, trade-free. #tromlive

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Still not sure why pixelfed isn't just a fe though.

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Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

HAL (open archive)

HAL is an open archive where authors can deposit scholarly documents from all academic fields. It has a very good position in the international web repository ranking.

HAL is run by the Centre pour la communication scientifique directe, a French computing centre, which is part of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS. Other French institutions, such as INRIA, have joined the system. While it is primarily directed towards French academics, participation is not restricted to them.

#open-archive

More here:

https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/hal-open-archive/

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The trade-free app of the day:

Core Keyboard

https://www.tromjaro.com/core-keyboard/

A simple virtual keyboard with word suggestions.


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The daily random TROM meme, showcasing bits from our books (mostly).
Read all of our books for free at tromsite.com/books.

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The trade-free app of the day:

Metadata Cleaner

https://www.tromjaro.com/metadata-cleaner/

Python GTK application to view and clean metadata in files, using mat2.


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The big trom.tf update seems to be fully done now. All of our services seem to work well. If you find any errors or anything "suspicious" let us know. Thank you Yunohost and thank you Debian! #tromlive

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The daily random TROM meme, showcasing bits from our books (mostly).
Read all of our books for free at tromsite.com/books.

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Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

cstate

Open source static (serverless) status page. Uses hyperfast Go & Hugo, minimal HTML/CSS/JS, customizable, outstanding browser support (IE8+), preloaded CMS, read-only API, badges & more.

#monitoring-tool #status-page

More here:

https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/cstate/

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Today/Tomorrow we will upgrade our TROM.tf and all of its services to the new Debian and Yunohost release. It may take hours and things may not work. Please be aware of that! #tromlive

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The trade-free app of the day:

Amberol

https://www.tromjaro.com/amberol/

A small and simple sound and music player.


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This is one of the cleanest and nicest music players I've tested recently πŸ˜€

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Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

Nagios

Nagios Core /ˈnɑːɑiːoʊs/, formerly known as Nagios, is a free and open-source computer-software application that monitors systems, networks and infrastructure. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications and services. It alerts users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved.

#infrastructure-monitoring-tool #network-monitoring-tool #system-monitoring-tool

More here:

https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/nagios/

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I used to use nagios... it works.


Surprisingly we were able to upgrade to the latest Debian and YNH, a big update, all of our TROMsite websites in less than an hour. No error, everything smooth. Yunohost is not a company but a project supported through donations. And they do a fabulous job! The real test is the trom.tf server with over 20 services....we may update it tomorrow! We will let you know. #tromlive


TROM Presentation at Atlantykron 2022 https://videos.trom.tf/w/rToaoUqGZATe2Knewcbtvw

@Alexio gave a presentation at https://atlantykron.org and showcased the many tools that we have.

"The Atlantykron Project is a living experiment of education in nature. The academy brings together world leading experts, the latest learning tools and technologies, and youth from many countries. This combination of teaching, learning and living in a natural and wild environment creates an educational and life experience like no other. "

Unfortunately the presentation is only in the Romanian language. We have added subtitles in different languages but they are auto-translated so they are likely not that great. In any case, the important thing is that Alexio did the presentation. We need more Alexio's!

Anyone can present TROM everywhere they can. This helps us spread the core message of the project, that trade is the source of most problems. And to also showcase the many trade-free tools that we have.

Thank you Alexio!

#tromlive

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Alexio is simply awesome! πŸ˜ƒ
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Thank you so much for your kind appreciation!


BE AWARE: The next few days we will upgrade our tromsite.com server to the new Debian + Yunohost release. This is a once in a few years upgrade probably, so it may take a while. Our websites may not work. Here are the websites that will be affected:

- TROMjaro.com
- TROMnews.com
- TROMsite.com
- Directory.Trade-Free.org
- Social.TROMsite.com
- Trade-Free.org
- VideoNeat.com

#tromlive

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Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Recycling: Where Does My Rubbish Go?

Mobeen Azhar investigates TerraCycle’s green credentials and its relationship with major brands.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22982/recycling-where-does-my-rubbish-go/

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The trade-free app of the day:

Image Roll

https://www.tromjaro.com/image-roll/

Image Roll is a simple and fast GTK image viewer with basic image manipulation tools.


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From now on the registrations on https://social.trom.tf require manual approval. This is to prevent the bots from registering. Do not worry, we are still trade-free in all regards. Everyone will be approved, except bots, spams and scams of course. #tromlive

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I remember they had enabled manual approval on https://venera.social too. Do you think maybe spam bots are a more widespread issue on Friendica?
Could be. Seems that they find a way to abuse these networks. It is really difficult...but at least with manual approval we can cut from the mess. I don't like it, but I also don't know what to do.

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Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

OpenProject

OpenProject is a web-based project management system for location-independent team collaboration.

This free open-source application is released under the GNU (General Public License) Version 3 (GPLv3) and is available as a community edition and a chargeable Enterprise Edition. Development is mostly done by OpenProject GmbH.

#project-management-software

More here:

https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/openproject/

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The trade-free app of the day:

Picard

https://www.tromjaro.com/picard/

MusicBrainz Picard is a cross-platform (Linux, macOS, Windows) audio tagging application.


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The daily random TROM meme, showcasing bits from our books (mostly).
Read all of our books for free at tromsite.com/books.

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Not really, Netflix is just for movies and such. The above have a much greater influence: from software to hardware.
Yeah, Netflix is more related to entertainment. Makes sense.
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Should we provide a trade-free online password manager similar to Bitwarden?


The risks are like with any other online password manager: our server can be compromised or not working properly and such, and you may lose all of your passwords. That's the reason we are skeptical about providing such a service. But since it has many advantages like the ease of use across devices, we are thinking of providing such a service.

It is up to you, to let us know if you want that.

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I did try out more DIY methods of managing passwords like using KeepassXC and such, however this is not something I'd recommend my friends or family because of its inconvenience. So having a user friendly password manager with built-in sync support is useful, its much better to use that than not use a password manager at all.

And maybe you can take a look at https://github.com/dani-garcia/vaultwarden
I think @stux provides a service like that..... πŸ€”
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Yes it is Vaultwarden that I had in mind. I am considering providing this service ;)
Git: https://github.com/bitwarden
I thought you provided an instance of it, but maybe I'm wrong, lol :blobcatgiggle:

@trom @polezaivsani @bitwarden
We provided Bitwarden before for a few weeks but removed it because of lack of time to make sure all is properly setup and well tested. But now am considering going for Vaultwarden and test it for a while, just to make sure all works fine.
vaultwarden/bitwarden is fantastic!!
I think its the most convenient solution for the average user.
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The trade-free app of the day:

Health

https://www.tromjaro.com/health/

Track your fitness goals.


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The daily random TROM meme, showcasing bits from our books (mostly).
Read all of our books for free at tromsite.com/books.

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The trade-free app of the day:

Linwood Butterfly

https://www.tromjaro.com/linwood-butterfly/

Powerful, minimalistic, cross-platform, opensource note-taking app.


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So your solution is to give every person half of a million dollar to stop crime?

It wouldn't work! But that's how a super inflation works and criminal cases would go up. It would just put gas in a fire.
Of course not, it is to showcase that if we were to take care of human beings, then most won't even end up in jail. But now humans spend a lot of money to lock these people up. Perhaps that money should be spent to take care of these humans in the first place so they don't end up in jail either.
But at which time should we invest money to avoid it in the first place? In school or right after school, because if people are looking for jobs, they have no money and might get bad thoughts.

I am still not far enough in the book "The Origin of Most Problems" to talk about it a lot, but I somehow miss realistic solutions. There are only claims and the hero proves somehow irrelevant points, because they don't lead to a solution.
But at which time should we invest money to avoid it in the first place? In school or right after school, because if people are looking for jobs, they have no money and might get bad thoughts.
Humans should be taken care of from the get-go. Not from this or that age.
I am still not far enough in the book "The Origin of Most Problems" to talk about it a lot, but I somehow miss realistic solutions.
The first part is a story, of about 100 pages long, after that we get into the "facts" part of it. And the book is not about the solutions as it is about the problem. It is a book that argue this is the most important aspect: to understand what the problem is.
There are only claims and the hero proves somehow irrelevant points, because they don't lead to a solution.
Read the book not a bit of it, in order to judge it please.
@tio I do feel like maybe some of these memes could be mistaken without the context behind it. When someone's reading the whole book then its clear what the point its trying to make, but without that context I can see how it can be confusing for people like @utopify_org

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I know but there is no easy fix for this...the post says it is a quote from a book.
I know there is no easy fix for this, but I thought its important to let you know. Without the context of what the book is trying to say, it can be easily misunderstood. Maybe its not a big issue for people who are already very familiar with TROM, but there's not many of us like that, lol πŸ˜…
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Well this one for example makes sense on its own. It is a good question to be asked. And it can be a conversation started like it has been πŸ˜€
I'm glad that @utopify_org asked that question and started the conversion, but I don't think most people will do that though πŸ˜…
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But the irony here is that this image is one of the best ones in terms of having a meaning on its own 😁 - it is suppose to make people wonder that if you put someone in jail for theft, yet you spend so much money to try and do that, the money you spent there could have prevented the theft if the person had access to it. πŸ˜›
I'm not talking specifically about this image, but still this image was confusing for @utopify_org and that's why they asked that question. So there's still some ambiguity for people who don't know the context, which I think is most people.

This is how they saw it:

> So your solution is to give every person half of a million dollar to stop crime?
It wouldn't work! But that's how a super inflation works and criminal cases would go up. It would just put gas in a fire.

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Yes but in all honesty that interpretation is quite weird. I mean it is clear that it was not such a suggestion but a question about how we spend money on putting people in jail, rather than helping people so they don't end up in jail. I'd be surprised if most people thought the same way this commenter did.
I don't know, I wasn't talking about this post in particular but I wouldn't be surprised if more people thought like @utopify_org did, I don't think its a wild interpretation. Because we are already familiar with the context so our brain may not go into such conclusions, but for others this may not be the case. Comments like this indicate that people can get the wrong idea, we shouldn't ignore it.

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I understand that everyone has different interpretations, but his was quite wild. I can't say much about this because it is very strange to me to interpret it in that manner. But again, there is no point in us talking too much about it since there is nothing I can do now except remove them from being shared entirely....
Yeah, it sucks that there is no easy fix for this. I only said this because I also had a feeling that maybe some of these would confuse people, this is the first time someone commenting about it though. I don't know, maybe its because I look at everything through a magnifying glass, lol :blobcatgiggle:
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The message is pretty unclear and interpretable (like everything on social media, which puts information only in one image) having no context at all. And it's even a provoking and unrealistic question. Not getting a response, which fits your view, is almost unavoidable in this case.
I lived for 3 decades now and I've come across such short messages all the time. I was never as confused. But ok, at least you can ask and we can reply. So that's fine. I do not see how the message from this image is confusing. It is a question....if a man is arrested so many times for theft and it costs the tribe so much money to deal with him, would he still steal if they were to give the money to him?

Is similar to: most people do drugs because they are unhappy and poor, yet USA invests a lot of money in criminalizing the drugs. Would these people still do drugs if the USA would pour those money in social programs and help these people?

These do not need much context.....they are quite obvious I'd say.
Yes, obviously it wouldn't work to give all people millions of dollars. I would even say rich people are getting bored really fast and to "feel alive" they have to do something illegal (and it will be much bigger). Only the reason why something criminal happens would change, but not crime itself (imho).
Ok so it seems you are interpreting it as such then....strange but ok. Of course we are not saying they should give everyone 1 million dollar. We are saying that if you were to help people they would not steal probably. If people had access to what they need at least, most crimes would not exist.
Simply put, Tio's point was to use that 1 million dollar for humanitarian projects and such, to actually help people.

> I would even say rich people are getting bored really fast and to "feel alive" they have to do something illegal (and it will be much bigger).

You may feel like that but I don't think this is true, there's a lot of other better ways to "feel alive" than doing illegal things. Committing crimes is not fun like they show in some movies, lol.

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Ok, I would understand it, if you would write something like a real life example, like Portugal and their drug laws and how they put the money in drug prevention. But while reading the book it just feels like you want to prove weird points, which hasn't much to do with the problem and don't bring up a realistic solution, like pointing with a finger on something, but not saying how it could get better. But okay, I should read the book before texting more... 😁
I am well aware of the example in Portugal and we probably give that example in the book from where this quote is. Actually I should have linked to it sooner https://www.tromsite.com/books/#flipbook-df_6711/1/ - if not is in another one.

I do not make "weird" points at all, all of our books are factual and sourced so much they are bleeding. Yes we use some stories at times, that are fictional, to add up to the point we try to make. But this is rare.
The book links to a lot of sources BTW, much more frequent than most other books.
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See, the context problem... I should come back to this discussion after I read the book (or at least a few more pages) and I am
... and I am pretty curious about our future discussions πŸ˜€
Its always good to get feedbacks from newcomers πŸ˜€
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Your theory is not true about why most people are doing drugs and you build up on it to create another open question.

If your theory would be right, why do people do drugs in countries, where they are legal and where a stable social system exists (not being poor) or where people are happy?

Mexico and Columbia are in the top 5 on the Happy Planet Index, yet they are huge drug producers (and consumers).
I gave you a random and invented example to bring home the point about misinterpreting small bits of text. And you got that one right but not the original post.

Happiness Index? I wonder what is that about.

There are lots of statistic sand documentaries about drugs and who or why they consume. https://www.videoneat.com/?s=drugs here - many poor people and homeless ones, end up drug addicts simply because of the harsh life they have to endure. The drug use in those that are not poor, is also related to their unhappy life, but of course also influenced by all sort of media that they consume, and by those who sell the drugs.
Mexico and Columbia are in the top 5 on the Happy Planet Index, yet they are huge drug producers (and consumers).
Mexico is bordering the biggest market in the world, USA. Of course they are making a business out of it.

Also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Planet_Index#Criticism
> Your theory is not true about why most people are doing drugs and you build up on it to create another open question.

Hold on, the image in the post was talking about theft which is obviously a result of poverty. I'm not saying all thiefs are poor, but most are, and the rest of them are also a direct result of this unfair trade system where people with more money are treated better than others, so people do all kinds of scams to make money.

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Oh ok, that makes sense. BTW, I would also like to say that there is a big difference between simply using a drug and becoming a drug addict, drugs have ruined many people's lives and they're much more likely to happen if you're poor and frustrated, I'm not saying rich people are immune to it, but the pressure put on people my the monetary system surely has a big impact. Also I think it has been shown that welfare programs and such can reduce this problem.
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I think its actually more worrying when we don't get a response, you at least commented on it so we were able to clear the confusion here, but what if it doesn't get cleared? That's a bigger issue. If someone misinterprets it then:

1. They may think TROM is saying unreasonable things or whatever and leave the project.

2. They can get the wrong message and keep believing it as true.

These are both problems that can be caused by unclear communication.

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This is always going to be the case. It is ok. If there is any meme that's truly confusing on its one I will remove it ;)
The thing is, I always expect the average person to get confused very easily, lol :blobcatgiggle:

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By the way I can't really see these comments of yours, are you commending directly on "TROM@www.social.tromsite.com" account or our Friendica https://social.trom.tf/profile/trom account? If you follow "TROM@www.social.tromsite.com" directly and comment to that then that is a Wordpress website with Activity pub without public comments enabled so we cannot reply to you. Please follow our friendica page and comment on that.
I follow trom@social.trom.tf and trom@videos.trom.tf

Are those the wrong ones?
But if I hit "reply" on Mastodon it shows "trom@social.trom.tf" and "TROM@www.social.tromsite.com" in the recipient list.

Might this be the problem?
hm idk but I cannot see your comments unless I specifically look at your account...even now I got no notification. trom@social.trom.tf this is the proper account not TROM@www.social.tromsite.com
Ok, I've unfollowed and followed again. Hopefully it works now.
Now I got the notification. Weird....but maybe it works now.
Maybe that money could be used to provide the basic necessities of people so they don't need to worry about money in order to survive, but that's just palliative, there is no real solution to these problems as long as we live in a trade based society, as trade is the cause of most of these crimes.

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The trade-free app of the day:

Metronome

https://www.tromjaro.com/metronome/

Simple metronome for all musicians that helps to practice several rythms at many speeds


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The daily random TROM meme, showcasing bits from our books (mostly).
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Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

TimeScapes

TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe. The non-narrative film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22975/timescapes/

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The trade-free app of the day:

Core PDF

https://www.tromjaro.com/core-pdf/

A simple lightweight PDF viewer.


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I recommend #zathura because Core PDF looks too bloaty to me.
Zathura is the default PDF viewer on my system, I agree its nice and simple πŸ˜‰
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CorePDF is not bloated tho. 6 buttons...I have tried Zathura but it had no options and could not open our TROM books. If anyone can share a screenshot of a big PDF like TROM books, and how it looks with Zathura...
I've opened TROM book #38 with zathura just fine. It opens instantly and renders fine (even with the side by side view). Note that it works with the zathura default config but if you want to configure zathura you have to edit the configuration file (zathurarc). Information on how to proceed can be found on the project homepage (https://pwmt.org/projects/zathura/documentation) and Arch wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Zathura).
Zathura opens your pdf just fine with standard configuration. You just have to hit the letter d, because your pdfs are optimized to fit on 2 pages (see screenshot).

Every PDF viewer, which has any buttons, animations or any other unnecessary stuff, is bloated.
A screenshot of two pages of a book from TROM
Yes, Zathura can open TROM books just fine, I've opened multiple ones. But in order to be able to do that you also have to install a package called zathura-pdf-mupdf on arch.

Here is a nice video explaining Zathura - https://videos.lukesmith.xyz/w/qCS5BPxBM8iTQGgLVXqjH3

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I saw this post about some new and nice features that will land to Nautilus in the next releases. And I thought why not make a post about Thunar, XFCE’s file manager and of course, TROMjaro’s file manager. In a way I can also compare the two.
Good article. Nautilus is misspelled in the "Conclusion" section though.
Thanks I will fix it now


"Abuse complaint regarding your server"


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Yes exactly...we were not even contacted anymore by anyone since that first email...so...let's see...
I hope everything goes fine.....

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The trade-free app of the day:

Obfuscate

https://www.tromjaro.com/obfuscate/

Censor private information.


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One of my arguments is that one of Elon Musk’s contributions to transportation over the past decade or so is really to try to stifle alternatives, things that would try to get people out of cars. Because he is this automaker, he has this desire for people to take cars instead of taking transit.
Is anyone surprised that Musk's incentive is to sell more cars? The same situation, over and over again, for centuries now. "business" humans trying to trade their shit, one way or another, by all means.

Read the entire interview here, quite telling and not surprising.

#tromlive

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He is a slimy car salesman and data miner, not a genius. The problem is that not enough people see through him.

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The trade-free app of the day:

Carla

https://www.tromjaro.com/carla/

Carla is a fully-featured modular audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats.


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