To those that like to put ketchup on everything, do you do it recursively by putting ketchup on your ketchup?

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At the FSF office, preparing to go out to Pearson to protest for education, and against books that spy on students and disappear
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Actually, trying to clarify a potential misinterpretation may have opened up another.

To be clear: I continue to support the FSF, and I respect the opinions of the GNU maintainers who signed the statement. And to those who support rms: please note that he has called for people to support the FSF as well.
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I'm deeply disturbed and disappointed by the hatred, bigotry, and tribalism I've observed from certain groups over the past number of weeks.

The free software community should know better than most that people have differences in opinion---we fight for freedoms many people don't even see as something worth fighting for. Every day is a brutal, uphill struggle against forces many times more powerful than we are. But we persist, undeterred.

Yet many can't handle differences of opinion within our own community?

People are upset. But if your posts feel like you're waging war, please take a step back and consider what you're doing. I don't care what side you are on, or what position you hold---if you spew intolerance, then I condemn your words even if I'd otherwise support your cause. Think of what example you're setting for future advocates and activists looking to join us in our cause.

And, since this statement could be easily misinterpreted as supporting those I'm speaking out against: the FSF is not the enemy. A collective of GNU maintainers are not the enemy. In fact, if you see any "enemy" in any of this, I urge you to take a deep breath and step away for a bit.

One useful strategy is to write what upsets you, but don't send it. Sit on it for hours, maybe even a day. Return to it when you're calm. I've deleted or re-written countless messages doing this.

@15F9 now exists. Contributions are welcome. I've also found some bugs within Oldrunner. Not with the levels but with the program. Some are gameplay bug where it doesn't follow the rules of the original game. Others are technical bugs.

@15F9 This looks neat - Thank you. The levels will need to be replaced.

@15F9 The machine may not be tainted but my freedom is, and that's worse.

@15F9 I wouldn't like proprietary games at all because they deny my right to study, change, & share them regardless of how they're run.

I learned there are multiple consulates nearby. Can I go there and request asylum from Trump? :)

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.oO today is Oct 4, anniversary of the @FSF. may we hold 5 minutes of silence to introspect and ponder on what brought us here, where we're still heading and how to get there [5 minutes elapse] and now, back to fighting for freedom for all software users
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If anyone has been fooled by Microsoft's widely trumpeted "love" for Linux and Free and Open Source Software (#FOSS)... I encourage you to watch this German-made investigative documentary and consider which view you think is more credible:

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