marado

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Systems Engineer, Free Software advocate, Musician, Virtual World God.

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In-reply-to » OnePlus Beats Google With Four Years of Major OS Updates Android OEMs still don't provide the six years of updates you get with Apple phones, but some manufacturers are trying to close that gap. From a report: OnePlus is adding an extra year to its smartphone update promise and is now offering four years of major OS updates and five years of security updates. Timeline-wise, this plan matches Samsung's, though Samsung ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Finally, an alternative to Samsung on five-year security updates. Hoping others will follow.

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In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net @eaplmx@twtxt.net Still to reply to the “what can be done?” question, here’s one thing: each of us can sign this open letter

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In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net @eaplmx@twtxt.net we’re getting more limited in what we can do on a consumer level (boycotting is not always an option, for eg. all cars in the EU must have software, and no options exist in the market where it is free software), but beyond voting with the wallet, we can also vote in politics and policies, as much more can be done in a regulatory level. in Europe it is possible to protect users a bit from DRM, and we now want the right to install whatever we want on our devices, just to give a couple of examples.

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In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Cars being more often an IoT hell was so easily accepted, that now they’re more and more becoming a DRM hell. Consumers should stop accepting the idea that they are not the owners of what they buy.

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In-reply-to » @marado I really like what you said [here}(https://twitter.com/mind_booster/status/1592483680211329025) although I don't think my translation does it justice, so maybe you can re-iterate it here in English? 🤔 IIUC I think you're saying Yarn.social / Twtxt is quite a bit different as we place more of an emphasis on the "decentralisation" rather than "building a network and protocols", if so, this is true, as I try to refer to things as "ecosystem" and "specs".

@prologic@twtxt.net yup, I have nothing but ❤️ for all the work you have been doing around it!👍

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In-reply-to » @marado I really like what you said [here}(https://twitter.com/mind_booster/status/1592483680211329025) although I don't think my translation does it justice, so maybe you can re-iterate it here in English? 🤔 IIUC I think you're saying Yarn.social / Twtxt is quite a bit different as we place more of an emphasis on the "decentralisation" rather than "building a network and protocols", if so, this is true, as I try to refer to things as "ecosystem" and "specs".

@prologic@twtxt.net Well, basically I refer to a “radical decentralization”, with twtxt you don’t need to host a pod or maintain any software, nor rely on any 3rd parties, you can simply manage a text file, and make it available however works best for you. It provides a quite refreshing sort of independence I mostly miss from the internet of decades ago. Mastodon is nice, but it doesn’t give you /that/.

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