i was reading fpc-3.0 release related discussions, and apparently there is a change in perception. not many reactions like “who ever needs it?”, “bury it”, “is it still alive?” any more. apparently more than 15 years was required to realize that it’s a normal project, not worse than many others, not some outdated technology, but keeps developing, there is a community, they do interesting things, have nice solutions, and project doesn’t look like it’s going to die. it’s alive and running. (:

#community #society #free_software #fpc #pascal #lazarus #comment #project #perception

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I was discussing something with a friend recently: She said that we leave too many trails and footsteps on the internet, here and there, and we don’t think enough what it will look like to next generations, to our children. Her point was that when generation Z’s kids will become teenagers or adults and will discover our footsteps, then society will rethink many things about it’s behaviour on the net. And that next generations won’t share, at least publicly many things generations before them did. They won’t reveal intimate, personal stuff or won’t do it to such extent.

Well, I think there’s another option: next generations, and we all, will become more sincere, more tolerant, and less reticent. Of course being sincere and showing your underwear are different things. This is culture we may have to learn. However I believe we’ll accept people as they are more than today. We’ll accept that yes, people have many weaknesses, foibles and shortcomings. People behave stupid, say stupid things. People feel bad. People get frustrated. People are jealous and jaundice. People lie. People fake themselves. People are self destructive. They know it’s better to not behave somehow but they behave like that. People are not always fair, say true things, or bring up rational arguments. This is it. We are like that.

And I believe we have an option to learn to accept ourselves as we are, and to be more tolerant to ourselves. To be relaxed and more sincere in public, because people around won’t form bad opinion, make fun of us, and label us. Because we all are weak, have shortcomings, and are not ideal. That’s our chance to be closer to ourselves. This also means - to show off less by faking ourselves, and show off more by who we really are.

#people #internet #society #sincerity

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The displacement decision lost its power after the ratification of the Granada Convention

http://hetq.am/eng/news/55244/group-battling-to-save-afrikyan-building-in-yerevan-seeks-support-of-diplomatic-missions.html

#‎SaveAfrikyans‬ ‪#‎Yerevan‬ #architecture #capital #history #memory #granada-convention #law #society

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In #America men often work long hours even when they are well off; such men, naturally, are indignant at the idea of leisure for wage-earners, except as the grim punishment of unemployment; in fact, they dislike leisure even for their sons. Oddly enough, while they wish their sons to work so hard as to have no time to be civilized, they do not mind their wives and daughters having no work at all. the snobbish admiration of uselessness, which, in an aristocratic #society, extends to both sexes, is, under a #plutocracy, confined to #women

http://www.zpub.com/notes/idle.html

#bertrand-russel #russel #leisure #work #civilization

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upzofBA7nkc

whole day I was listening to this. clip made by @{trinity von bergenbild** ; trinity@diasp.org}

#klangkarussell #osho #musik #hate #love #society #freedom #երաժշտություն #ազատություն #օշո #ատելություն #սէր #########################

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Richard #Stallman (the father of #GNU) believes that #society by accepting overt full time #tracking implicates the innocent who don’t carry a #phone as a full time tracking device as suspicious.

It works like this: For some reason, maybe you were cheating on your wife and visiting a girlfriend or just playing D&D with your nerd buddies near what unknown to you turns out to be a meth lab. After the cops bust the lab they do an audit of cell tower records a few months back and find you visiting at strange hours in the same vicinity, you are now suspected of being a top level drug dealer who is lying low after the lab bust. The cops finally get tired of you not selling drugs after following you for a few weeks probably with a good search warrant to tap phones and sneak&peek your house. They break the door with a SWAT team, shoot your dog, pepper spray your wife, cuff your kids, and haul you in. The cops offer to drag you through court and maybe even lie to get a conviction unless you turn in more drug dealers, they also can confiscate your home, vehicle and posessions with only suspicion that it was used in smuggling or selling #drugs.

Kinda makes you wish you had not carried you standard issue human #tracker with you everywhere not knowing if there was something suspicious that you might get tangled up in.

More likely is situations like the Arab spring(summer,fall, winter, spring, summere…) where governments may direct secret police to monitor the #mobile phone #network logs to track people.

Bing tinfoil hat about #privacy is like being tinfoil hat about the law, you never know when you will be mistaken as a much bigger fish than you actually are. I used to be a SWAT team medic, the busts we made were sometimes ridiculous, the way the family of the suspect were often treated was even worse, so yea, I got issued a tin plated kevlar helmet.

http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1306032&postcount=32

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