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We are releasing a new trom.tf service! Git (Gitea) https://git.trom.tf/ - registrations are open. We have also moved our TROMjaro source code there https://git.trom.tf/TROMjaro . Clean, no bs. Trade-free! #tromlive

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Here it is our interview with Cory Doctorow https://videos.trom.tf/w/2vBxVQTa4hfC92j7oYsPiE #tromlive

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A new tromcast - 70. TROMjaro XFCE! https://link.trom.tf/0pf1dfX5 #tromlive

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By the end of this year we will close down https://www.musikwave.com/ . The website is not updated in years and may not work properly anymore. We will redirect/link to a post where we showcase better alternatives to listen to music for free, don't worry. Please save your music collection. We will better use that hosting money to improve our tromsite.com server that is reaching its limits quite often now. #tromlive

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Now the interview Joey did with Tio, about the idea of trade-free, is available as trade-free at https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#other or directly at https://videos.trom.tf/w/jRegX83cVsPQsm5ZftYEip

You do not have to trade your attention in order to listen to it.

Thank you Joey, again, for the interview! #tromlive

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Huge thank you to the people who are still supporting us financially! If anyone can support us please see https://www.tromsite.com/donate/

We are furiously working on a new TROMjaro Linux based on XFCE so that our linux distribution will become more stable, much faster, and we are adding new cool features to it. We have a scheduled podcast with Cory Doctorow, we work on the TROM II documentary, we keep videoneat.com and all of the other projects up to date and relevant. We provide a lot of trade-free services at trom.tf, and so forth.

If you think that what we do is worth helping, please consider a donation so we can keep paying for our servers and keep ourselves afloat.

Thanks!

#tromlive

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The Money Game and Beyond - Moving Stuff and People Around - Part 4
https://videos.trom.tf/w/x1GdbLwQAHyEEdggAHvbtT

In our world there is a big misunderstanding about efficiency. Since our society is based on trade, things will be done by whatever is cost efficient and not resource efficient or technical efficient. That means apples are grown in New Zealand and shipped to Germany for example. Soy is grown in Brazil then shipped to Germany to feed pigs and that meat is then exported into other tribes. This and so many other trades lead to a world wide frenzy which distorts people's values and destroys the environment.

Let's learn about the story behind some products that we are all familiar with and that many of us have on a daily basis.

#tromlive

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On 14th of October we are happy to have Cory Doctorow on TROMcast. We will discuss the online trades: data, attention, views, likes, and so forth. And the monopolies and consequences that revolve around it all.
"Cory is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who served as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licences for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, and post-scarcity economics."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Doctorow

#tromlive

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very cool!

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What Is Trade Free? Interview with Tio from Tromsite.com
https://link.trom.tf/WqE-S

Unfortunately you have to trade your attention (ads) to listen to it (a bit ironical), but hey it is great that we can get to talk about these ideas with new minds. Thank you Joey for the invitation and for the good questions.

This is his website https://joeystotallytech.com

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We are releasing TROMjaro XFCE Aplha 2 for testing, if anyone is interested.



We did a bunch of improvements for workspaces, global menus + maximized windows, backups, the default apps and how they work, sessions and more. If you think MacOS or Windows are cool, check out TROMjaro XFCE hehe :). And it is trade-free!

See our updates here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-xfce-alpha/

You can grab the ISO from there. #tromlive

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We are releasing a new and different TROMJaro and we need people to test it. We want to give up Gnome and move to XFCE. Read more about it here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-xfce-alpha/ where you can also find the test ISO.

Basically it looks similar to the TROMjaro Gnome, but should be much faster, well built, has global menus, HUD, and more awesome stuff. Please give it a try and tell us what you think! #tromlive

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Yes it is, in a sense, a customized Manjaro. We push this trade-free idea and ship the OS with packages that are "trade-free", plus install as default such packages. On top of that we have our own library trade-free apps https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ that anyone can install directly from our website. We d a lot of tweaks to make the desktop faster and more usable.
okay, trade-free and free software licensing practices do seem compatible, which was what my first question would have been. I only concluded that though based on applications listed as trade-free, not from the particular phrasing of the definition itself.
Yes. Trade-Free would mean you provide your software and ask nothing in return. No money, not user data, you inject no ads into your software (so no attention trading), and so forth. You simply provide and expect nothing in return.
There are some historic examples of such human societies functioning in this way. One of the best documented examples would be the Haudenosaune.
Never heard of it, I'll have a look. Thanks.
I should be more clear. My initial thought is that some might choose to define the GPL, where one receives software on the promissory expectation of offering it to others under the same freedoms you had received as a kind of trade, in consideration. Hence why I was wondering if the two were compatible.
We understand that, but we can't be so strict about the trade-free idea else we won't find much software out there that's trade-free. Licenses do add a limitation (a trade) to those who want to modify the software, such as you mentioned. Some ask you to give credit to the source project if you fork it, and so forth. I'd like to see these licenses being dropped and simply allow anyone use the software as they wish, although I fully understand it can be abused by corporations especially. But our "movement" is more about the "educational" aspect of it. Plus, we can filter out a lot of crapware, freeware, and the like, via this trade-free label.
indeed, and this is also why I was trying to determine if what I am doing meets the definition of trade-free since I do use the GPL.
I suspect free software, in the purest sense, is perhaps one of the few places genuine trade-free exists, other than where indigenous peoples still do thrive.

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We increased the storage quota from 300MB to 500MB for https://office.trom.tf . TROM Office is a complete alternative to Google Docs. 500MB means thousands of documents that can be stored with TROM Office. #tromlive

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Our latest TROM-Cast about Nudity is up https://link.trom.tf/fE2wF

Unfortunately we got a lot of issues. First that of sound. I forgot that I messed around with OBS these past days and I removed the input sound module for my computer from OBS. So I had to fix it live....then the connection to @Cleo of Topless Topics was not that great via Jitsi. I suspect is because the Jitsi instance we have used was hosted closer to us than to her, so her video quality was not that great + she interrupted a bunch of times. We did lots of tromcasts with people from all around the world but the connection was never as bad.

Lastly our live interrupted 2 times....and I have to investigate why. I have no clue at the moment. Maybe Peertube is too buggy when it comes to lives. I will test the live before our next TROMcast. Luckily I have recorded everything locally so all is saved.

Give it a bit of time to convert so you can stream it properTHank you to @Cleo of Topless Topics for participating! Very interesting discussion!

#tromlive

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Ok, that makes more sense. Would be nice if you could automate this though, so that it'll automatically shorten links before posting on Facebook/twitter so you don't have to do them here 🤔
I wish that would be the case but right now idk how i can do that


We are testing a new version of TROMjaro, one geared for low spec computers, to put some life into them. Instead of Gnome we are using XFCE. We are testing the waters to see if we can maintain 2 version of TROMjaro. We made it look very similar to the main TROMjaro.

You can grab the ISO from here and give it a try https://link.trom.tf/Ev7ZZB8J

Feedback is appreciated! #tromlive

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Why Bitcoin Is A Scam - https://link.trom.tf/Qw9nMdkG good video #tromlive

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.outlookindia.com/outlookmoney/amp/commodities/cryptocurrencies-and-fiat-money-whats-the-difference-7606

"Until the Great Depression of the 1930s, holders of dollars could in theory trade in their cash for gold stored in the US federal vaults. In 1971, US President Richard Nixon unlinked the dollar to gold, turning it into a fiat currency. At the time an ounce of gold was worth $35. Today, the price is $1,920.80."💁‍♂️


Check the weekly recommended documentary on https://videos.trom.tf/home - Project Poltergeist. #tromlive

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Our files.trom.tf is fully encrypted since 2 or so months ago. Now all of your files cannot be read/watched by anyone except you. Not even us who own the server, cannot do that. We can only see your hosted files’ names, and their metadata (when it was uploaded/edited, or what is the size of your file), plus we can see the structure of your folders. However we are unable to open any file to see its contents: videos, documents, photos, you name it, we are unable to preview any of these files even if we wanted to.

So take advantage of that! 5GB of free storage + Only Office included + more. Read more about it here https://trom.tf/files/

And access it here https://files.trom.tf

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We are releasing a new TROM.tf service: link.trom.tf

A simple link shortener with the ability to create custom links. You can install a browser extension for Firefox or Chromium and add our link.trom.tf URL as the custom instance in the settings.

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Treat people like dogs!




COVID 19 killed some 4.6 million people for the past 2 years. Air Pollution kills 7 million people each year. Both are important, but you do not see much attention given to the air pollution as a "killer".

Source: https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/09/1099152
Here's a map of the air pollution: https://www.iqair.com/unep

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The Problem is - we can't sell the air pollution problem :))) Trade game.

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We have removed over 100 accounts from our videos.trom.tf like we have said. These accounts did not fit to our thematic: science/technology/activism. All of the users were notified beforehand about the removal. We freed-up some 150GB of disk space and got rid of a ton of crazy videos. #tromlive

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Psychedelics – the new psychiatric craze! - https://joannamoncrieff.com/2021/09/02/psychedelics-the-new-psychiatric-craze/ - Very good article by Joanna Moncrieff, who was one of our TROMcast guests. It is important to understand the human behavior, but we need to be as scientific as possible about it. #tromlive


See what new documentary is featured on our Peertube instance https://videos.trom.tf/ :) . We do this every week. Enjoy! #tromlive.


The tech prostitutes


"How Tech Companies Manipulate the Media" https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=9V0lXIK9DZQ

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


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Thank you Steen for becoming a Patreon! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ #tromlive

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Thank you so much for still supporting our TROM project via Patreon or Liberapay, monthly. This keeps us still going and we are able to create a lot of content/projects while keeping the entire project up to date and relevant. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ #tromlive


TROMcast 68: Dealing with videos.trom.tf

Tomorrow at 23:30 Madrid time. Here https://videos.trom.tf/w/cc51d323-a01e-4e44-8e65-939753683fcc

#tromlive


Vaccines are generally safe and save lives. They work. The ones against COVID-19 do a great job at preventing severe illness and death. The vast majority of deaths, almost all, are amongst unvaccinated people. There are good reasons to doubt governments and especially companies, but these doubts need-to-be valid and tamed, at least to not let them so lose that you end up not doubting facebook/youtube "gurus" and "concerned moms" who tell you what's the deal with COVID.

When you get sick you go to the hospital and trust doctors. Maybe it is time to apply the same mindset and let them protect your from your ignorance when it comes to vaccination. I am sure they know better.

Anyways..... #tromlive


Thank you very much for the 34 Euros donation in cryptocurrency. We accept such donations as well. See more here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ . Thanks! #tromlive


Wanna join our Matrix Space (chats)? Click this link and join https://matrix.to/#/!IfXnJlgQOzoJTYJxQJ:matrix.trom.tf?via=matrix.trom.tf&via=matrix.org . If you want to learn more about Matrix, head over here https://trom.tf/chat/

We are kinda active there. So, join us. That's all. #tromlive


Latest TROMcast here https://videos.trom.tf/w/iNo3k26oW2xP1frM1nDwyR - it was a great one! #tromlive


Did you know that every week we add a documentary to our https://videos.trom.tf homepage? Every week a new recommended documentary from VideoNeat that you can stream directly from our platform. Take advantage of that! We just added a new one now. #tromlive


RNLI https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=uJLoOlk17Ao a group of volunteers saving lives all around the UK. That's how the vast majority of humans should be: have the time to focus on meaningful work. Let's help each other, improve our society, go explore, categorize, have fun. All we do today tho, is trade. This for that. And "this" or "that" are most of the time useless shit. A crazy trade-race that destroys people's lives, the environment, and kills progress. #tromlive

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Next TROM-Cast will be Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 21:00 Madrid time. With @Michael Vogel and @Hypolite Petovan discussing the topic of moderation on the fediverse. We may open up the discussion for everyone to participate after 30min to 1h of the live. We will see. #tromlive


This is what we are going to do to deal with our Peertube instance:
Attention: this instance is solely dedicated to science/technology/nature videos in the English language, and it was so from the beginning. Even the activism/education needs to fall into these categories. Anything else will be removed with a 1 month noticed. Starting next month we will begin the monthly purge of accounts that did not respect our instance's categories. These rules will not be very strict, but users that mostly post pseudoscience, politics, porn, movies, and such, are going to be removed.

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So art and music will be deleted?
It is difficult to say, but the instance is clearly stating that is about science/technology. We can discuss more on our matrix chat at #chat:matrix.trom.tf if you can please join. We do not want to "harm" any user really, and we do not want to be very strict about these rules.
#chat


Pretty much all of our https://trom.tf/ services are now mobile friendly. Basically they would not load our custom theming if it detects a mobile screen, since our custom theming is not adapted for mobile phones. Enjoy! #tromlive


We are postponing today's TROMcast till next week or so. #tromlive