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The Emmabuntüs collective is an informal group of people which was formed around a project based on the use of a Linux distribution called Emmabuntüs developed to simplify the reconditioning of used computers donated to humanitarian associations, in particular to Emmaüs communities ( hence its name) and encourage the discovery of Linux by beginners, but also extend the lifespan of the hardware to limit waste caused by overconsumption of raw materials.
This project started from the observation that distributions, even the simplest to use, do not take into account the overall needs of a very large audience who do not want to have to configure their machine. The proof is that the Install Parties are always full despite the ease of use, and the public, after coming the first time to install the machine, returns for additional installations.
With Emmabuntüs the initial goal was not to provide a distribution based on Ubuntu for download to everyone, but to sell reconditioned machines based on Emmabuntüs to a very large public coming to buy machines from donations within the community. Emmaus of Neuilly-Plaisance . Since February 2016, all versions of Emmabuntüs have been based on Debian and XFCE .
The Emmabuntüs collective adheres to the manifesto of the Emmaus movement , however, to date it is not officially recognized by this movement. Some members of the collective volunteer in Emmaüs communities.
Goal of the project
The action of the Emmabuntüs collective goes beyond the creation of a GNU/Linux distribution , the goal that we are pursuing is the establishment of structures to help with the reconditioning of machines for humanitarian associations and to encourage other people to follow our approach to help fight against the following three scourges:
• Poverty among certain segments of the population, by providing new sources of income to humanitarian associations thanks to the sale of these machines
• The digital divide in France and in the world, particularly in Africa, by distribution of a supplemented distribution of free data
• Waste caused by overconsumption of raw materials, by extending the life of computer equipment
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TROM II: A Message to The Aliens (documentary) - https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/
Now fully subtitled into Spanish, making it available to many millions of people who only speak spanish. All thanks to the wonderful Rafa and Vicky, and Cesar.
The amount of work to subtitle such a documentary in a professional way is quite intense and these people are doing it without asking anything in return. That's how we all should be. To do the things we feel are important and not worry about how to survive on this planet.
If you want to help us translate the documentary in more languages please contact us. https://www.tromsite.com/contact/
Thank you Georgi for becoming one of the 200 for TROM! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - There are 39 people who donate 5 Euros a month to support TROM forever. In small steps we may reach the goal eventually.
Mind you we only accept 5 Euros donations and only from 200 people so that we keep it small and sustainable. Please consider becoming one of these wonderful people. Of course, if you can afford it.
This month we will do a live TROM-Cast all about the future plans for the next year. Stay tuned!
Thank you S. for becoming one of the 200 people that we need to support TROM forever. See https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Actually S. had a lot of issues donating since his Mastercard refused the donation. After weeks of trying to figure out what is the issue he finally went to the bank and asked to allow for European payments. And then it all worked fine.
A few people tried to donate to our campaign using Mastercards and the donations failed. Now we know why. Some banks refuse these sorts of payments. If you can, please go talk to your bank to unblock these payments.
Much thank yous for supporting TROM financially. You support a lot of projects!
TROM part 3, Earth, now fully subtitled into Spanish thanks to Rafa, Vicky and Cesar! - https://videos.trom.tf/w/59Da9g1PnyJnFkvR3yRMWC
The previous 2 are also subtitled into Spanish. There is only 1 more part left and we will have it all in Spanish. You can watch the documentary here https://www.tromsite.com/documentaries/trom2/
Sea Turtle Rescuers Illegally Evicted - https://videos.trom.tf/w/iVedLTb1FPhTUb1nr1bTFx
@Dima does a fantastic job at highlighting the good people that still live in this backwards trade society and why they are struggling to do the good things that they do. Imagine doing good things like saving turtles, and not only that you are not helped in this society, but face many roadblocks.
Dima keep on doing your important work! Your videos are much needed for everyone to understand the struggle the volunteers have to face, but also to understand that people are motivated to do good things. We just have to enable that by helping them.
If people had access to at least their basic needs as trade-free, we would see a lot of change happening.
Support Dima on Patreon if you can - https://www.patreon.com/BeBraveToAct
Thank you to everyone who is supporting our TROM project via donations. Currently we have 36 people supporting our 200 for TROM cause https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - basically we need 200 people to donate 5 Euros a month to support TROM forever. Distributing the toll we put on everyone to make the project sustainable.
It would be amazing to achieve this goal and it is not an unrealistic one. Thousands of people use our tools and websites.
Again a big thank you to everyone!
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@PeerTube has released a new major version of their video platform software https://framablog.org/2023/11/28/peertube-v6-is-out-and-powered-by-your-ideas/ - these people are amazing and are making Peertube the best video platform software in the world.
We will try to get new creators to our instance https://videos.trom.tf from now on, because what we lack is content. Everyone flocks to Youtube because "everyone is there" and youtube allows them to make money off of their videos (a very bad incentive). Even the people who complain about how there is no online privacy anymore, and hate ads and data collection (basically hate these online trades and their side effects), are still in a bondage relationship with these monsters. They are enslaved to them. But they and us, have to find the willpower to ditch the old world and create the new one, be it online or offline.
Be brave people, have the guts, and prioritize Peertube over Youtube! Else we cannot change anything....
Tio, Rokosun, sl1200, Georgi, PeerTube, Torben Schweren, Nicolas Folliot, Lexxy, , Andrew Wedlake, Kosmos Jdr, Yehoslav, Marco, mxr, Artem Anufrij, Lobster, Ignacio, Christian Höptner, Miss Behave, Diabolo 68, tree, Vencabot, LPS, , , achrilock, GreyLinux :nixos:, Georgimus Prime and TROM en Español like this.
Our TROMjaro trade-free apps library now displays an excerpt for all of the apps in the library for the APPS main page:
This has been requested for years now and we finally did it. It is indeed super useful to know what these apps are about from the main page, without having to open them.
We have removed Paypal from our donation options for our 200 for TROM campaign https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ because it was not working properly and because Paypal was not supporting recurring donations without a card anyway, therefore you were still forced to use a card for creating a donation. Therefore we are now relying one Stripe for the donations, which works perfectly fine. Anyone who has a credit card can donate to our ongoing campaign.
Those who are still donating through Paypal can still donate, so no worries about that. But if you can switch to Stripe it would be more reliable. Simple log in to https://www.tromsite.com/access and under the Donor Dashboard change the payment option. In case you need help contact us via https://www.tromsite.com/contact/
And a lot of thank-yous to those who support TROM via our campaign. We are still in need of a lot more support so if you can, please consider a donation.
This is not a real human, it is an "AI Model". Meaning, a computer generated image/persona. And this "model" has over 120.000 follows on Instagram. The creators of "it" are making thousands of euros a month from advertising products via the "model". Basically generating new images with the same creature, but wearing different brands and so forth. (source)
Many people are aware of this, and yet still "follow" these "AI models". Probably humans are already used to live in a fake online world where even the humans are so filtered you can rarely depict any reality from their online lives.
This insanity can be easily understood and predicted if we understand this trade-based society where everyone is forced and incentivized to trade. Every piece of technology will be used for trade purposes. In the process a lot of waste and idiots are being created. Unfortunately.
It is all about trading this for that. This gives rise to consumption, to privacy invasive devices, to pollution and slavery, to what many call as capitalism. But the word "capitalism" gives too much credit to this primitive society where the main practice is that of trade. This is why we avoid to use that term in our TROM materials. It is deceptive and loaded with preconceptions.
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ANDHERI HILFE – with the poorest in India and Bangladesh
Currently (2023) we support about 80 projects in India and Bangladesh and reach more than 1.300.000 people. Our projects target the problems which are most urgent and implement solutions which have a sustainable impact. We always address the poorest and most disadvantaged people. All our projects aim to open new opportunities for the people so that they can develop their own skills and use them. Five major targets shape our work: to strengthen rights, to promote education, to faciliate health, to secure independence and to protect the environment and the climate.
Thank you Adam for becoming a supporter for our 200 for TROM campaign - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - there are currently 38 people supporting us. We need 200 in total. It is just 5 Euros a month to support TROM forever basically. So please, if you can, help us.
You are supporting many projects: from a lot of trade-free content to many trade-free services like social networks, video platforms, and operating system and more.
This November Facebook is rolling out a subscription model for EU. Their options: pay 10 Euros a month and you will not see ads on Facebook, or as they say it:
People can refuse to pay a subscription and continue to use Facebook for FREE while seeing ads.
Let's quickly unpack this shitshow.
For the past 10.000 years humans have used a practice to move stuff around the globe: trade. You take care of my sheep, I give you cheese. In time it evolved into specialized work, the notion of debt (trade for it later) and the invention of "currency". A worthless resource that humans imagine to have value. Such as gold, shells, coins, etc..
You do not have to build houses for others in return for some clothes and food, you will get a currency in return for your work. In time humans started to lose track of what is really happening in this society of trade and then believed that they work for the currency itself. Like you work for money. Despite the fact that not a single human works for money, they work for what money gets them (food, comfort, access, power, etc..).
Therefore, from economists to regular workers, journalists or historians, everyone got tricked and confused by the ways the trade practice mutated over the past thousands of years.
Nowadays it is even more confusing because one can trade their attention (watch ads) in return for accessing some digital content. Or agree to let their data being mined in return for other services. Therefore a currency is often not needed, but the practice of trade is the same as it was 10.000 years ago.
So today humans somehow think that if something does not cost money (or other currencies) that something is FREE. This is almost like saying that someone is not dead unless it has a death certificate.
If we were to understand this simple fact of life, we could cut through a lot of the crap that is raining down in today's society. We could easily ask the question: What Am I Trading? Like: what do I have to give in return for using Facebook?
And the answer is simple: you need to give them your attention (watch ads), your data, and your currency to either pay to reach your followers and so forth, or pay for a monthly ads-free experiencing.
As you can see in no scenario Facebook is free. NONE.
This is what TROM is trying so hard to make visible: the invisible part of our society. The fact that TRADE is at the core of how this society works, and how this force of trade is making us all complete jerks, charlatans, and abusers. We need to understand what the problem is, in order to come up with any solution.
Video and Music, two pieces of media almost entirely owned by a few giant companies. And they only allow you to enjoy them if you trade your attention primarily (watch ads), or data, or currency. That in a world where the digitization of media allows us to copy and share them infinitely at almost no cost in terms of resources.
That being said, you can still access these via trade-free interfaces.
For desktop use:
FreeTube https://freetubeapp.io - to access Youtube without ads, data collection or limitations.
Nuclear Player https://nuclear.js.org/ - to listen to any song that's out there. Again no ads, no data collection, no bullshit.
For mobile (android):
NewPipe https://newpipe.net/ - for a trade-free Youtube
InnerTune https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.zionhuang.music/ - listen to any song you want without trading for it.
@Rokosun has fully rebuilt our TROMjaro Welcome app from scratch. Now it is a lot more elegant in terms of the code, and opens up a lot more possibilities for us to integrate more features into it. Something that we will do in the very near future.
TROMjaro is a Trade-Free Operating System. No ads, no data collection, no free trials, no bullshit.
Did you know that you could install a Trade Free Operating System for your phone?
GrapheneOS, CalyxOS, /e/ OS and more are already available for hundreds of devices. For a quick list see our Trade-Free Directory.
Or read an in-depth look at the world of smartphones - https://www.tiotrom.com/2023/11/the-smartphone-world-and-how-i-cope-with-it/ - how they evolved into a pile of garbage and how we can clean all of that crap from our phones.
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The Siena Galaxy Atlas (SGA) is a multiwavelength atlas of 383,620 nearby galaxies selected based on their apparent angular diameter.
Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting TROM financially every single month!
We provide a lot of trade-free content and services, and we will provide more. Right now we are still far behind what we need to run this project in a sustainable way, but via our 200 for TROM campaign (see http://tromsite.com/donate) we hope that in time, with little steps, we will achieve that.
Thank you to all of you! #tromlive
When you select a theme it will remain highlighted using the accent color of the selected theme. The notifications are also improved and you can see the theme icon in the notification preview.
Roko had to learn all of these from scratch, in order to make it. He is always improving our custom TROMjaro scripts and on top of that he is a proper human being: calm, nice, smart, down to Earth, and so friendly. How awesome that he is helping TROM so much without asking anything in return. That0s becuase he does not "work for TROM", we all work together to build something important and useful!
We had to remove the donor wall from https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ because it was incorrectly displaying the donors. At times it was displaying the donors who donated for other campaigns, or displaying those that canceled their monthly support. Sorry about that. If we make it work we will add it back.
A massive thank you to everyone who goes out of their way and donates 5 Euros a month to support this massive project of ours. We will produce more content and projects for sure!
Thank you Ioana for becoming the 38th TROM Supporter! :) - We need to find 200 people to donate 5 Euros a month for TROM to support us forever - see https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Currently we are working on managing our backups a bit better because it has become quite expensive to backup TB of data. We work on a new release of TROMjaro too, and more such technical stuff.
However soon we will shift gears and do more TROMcasts and hopefully either start creating new books that are already in the making, or transform them into a long-term video series. If we reach the 200 for TROM goal, then it will be all of that, and more, plus no more stress. To be able to continue to fight, while not getting rich off of it.
In the long term, like we said before, we'd like to create a decentralized sharing platform where people can share from gadgets to food and everything in between.
TROM is active, and more so when we get new supporters! :) Thank you!
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TROM Files is like Google Drive + Google Photos + Trello + more into one single package, but no bullshit subscriptions, ads, data collection.
You have access to a Photo Gallery app and the ability to edit your photos directly in TROM Files:
Please share so that everyone takes advantage of this. There is no catch if you understand what we do at TROM. We've been creating trade-free materials and services since 2011.
And please consider becoming one of the 200 people that we need in order to support this TROM project forever --->> https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
We are all humans. Atoms that make cells, cells that make us. We are not israelies, palestinians, americans, jews, arabs, europeans....we are HUMANS. And we have more than enough resources to share and live in a paradise on a beautiful and complex planet.
What a shame that the same brains who can understand how the universe works and the complexity that we have discovered so far, can be imprisoned by nonsense ideas and beliefs, and then kill each other because of these.