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There is also a Twitter clone called Quitter.

I have read excellent things about Pale Moon, a fork of Firefox. Leaner, much faster, and more secure, and retaining compatibility.
This web site shows that Brave is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Here's the web site for Gab:

Here's an article that mentions both the Brave browser and the Gab social media site.

How To Keep Your Online Browsing Unfiltered By Political Propaganda

Facebook joined Twitter in censorship by putting forth initiatives to combat what they called fake news, and began implementing a fake news detector funded by the notorious left-wing election meddler George Soros.

The Left’s Big Tech corporations have had near-monopolies in their respective services for a long time, with competitors unable to gain traction simply because of the overwhelming amount of users who had already settled into these services. But by pushing so hard against the values of half of the country, these companies may have shown an Achilles heel, allowing for a number of freedom-centric competitors to get their feet in the door.

Founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, Brave is the first browser created with the user in mind instead of what data can be mined from its customers. Like most modern browsers, it blocks ads, but it also stops trackers from getting data from what you browse. It’s made to streamline websites so they load faster, and even keeps a running tally of all of the ads and trackers that it’s removed.

Brave also offers Brave Payments, in which a user can allocate donations to favorite websites.

Where Can Users Get Unbiased Reference Information?
Infogalactic launched as an alternative to Wikipedia during the height of the toxic political climate of 2016. Wikipedia moderators at the time began deleting information that could paint conservatives positively, and replaced those articles with information from editorials with notorious left-wing biases. Vox Day, founder of Infogalactic, said these problems stemmed back to Wikipedia’s beginning.

Where Can Users Find Free And Open Social Media?
The mantra of since its opening day has been #SpeakFreely. CEO Andrew Torba saw the many controversial bannings of vocal Trump supporters across Twitter, how left-leaning pundits could get away with saying far worse than their right-wing counterparts, and finally said enough is enough. Torba wanted to experience social media without censoring from the other networks, and the only way he saw to do that was to create his own platform.

Here are a few more articles about Gab.

Interview with Andrew Torba, CEO of

Twitter Alternative Gab Is Worth a Second Look If You Slept on It Early

When I first signed on to, I was skeptical. Things have improved a bit since then, enough that I think it’s worth a second look.

Yes, there are several areas for improvement.

Well, they now have an Android app, although Apple has so far been stonewalling them.

Still, with prominent people getting kicked off Twitter left and right (Mister Metokur is the latest high profile victim, as well as TRR contributor Christi Junior), Gab has now grown into an even more viable option.

Free Speech Twitter Alternative ‘Gab’ Now Open for Public Registration

Gab, a free speech Twitter alternative, has finally opened to the public after nearly nine months of beta testing.
Users will now be able to sign up for the platform without waiting on a list.

Native image hosting, GIFs, quote posts, private messaging, and live streaming are all recent additions to the social network, as well as a unique payment model which allows users to optionally pay a fee monthly for extras in an attempt to keep Gab ad and investor free.

“Gab is the only social network that is 100% supported by the community, not by advertisers or venture capitalists,” the company declared in their statement. “In under nine months, 170,000 Gabbers have 7.6 million posts and raised $145,000 to help us expand our team and cover operational expenses. Make no mistake about it: we are The People’s underdog in the multi-billion dollar social networking landscape.”

Meet the CEO of Gab, The Free Speech Alternative to Twitter

Andrew Torba, CEO of, a new freedom of speech-focused social network. Though the Twitter-style network was only launched recently and is still very much in early beta, thousands of people are currently waiting in line for an invitation to the service, which aims to act as a shelter for freedom of speech and expression.

Invest in Gab AI Inc

When you invest you are betting the company's future value will exceed $10.9M.
Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Try to unsee this!
« Last post by The Gorn on August 11, 2017, 06:44:02 AM »
It makes Trump look like Alfalfa.

Loco Stories / Humor / Try to unsee this!
« Last post by pxsant on August 11, 2017, 05:22:01 AM »
Hair flip between NK leader and Pres Trump.
Discussions - Public / Re: 78rpm Records Digitized
« Last post by Code Refugee on August 09, 2017, 10:36:40 AM »
I thought the discussion about the needle size was very interesting as a technical geek thing.

Turns out different labels printed their grooves to be ideal for different size needles, but they never publicized or documented which ones. So for a given label you want to have the right needle and there's something of a consensus among collectors about which is the right one.

However, there's a caveat. Whatever needle size the owner of the record actually really used, if the vintage record was played a lot, the groove is is going to be most worn out and have the most damage at that point. So a thinner deeper needle or a fatter higher one will get a better result. And of course one has no idea who owned the various records coming in or what needle size they used, and if you could find them and they were still alive they wouldn't remember either.

As a result,  they used a custom turntable able to turn consistently at an extremely precise clarity regardless of load, and with four separate needles attached simultaneously. The needles though were chosen differently for each record! They would always include the "recommended" one for the label, but then they would run the others based on what sounded good and their experience over time.

They then upload all four recordings, which always sound bad, plus four more recordings with EQ applied that simulates the gramophone cone, which sounds better. Then they link to the recording that they subjectively felt sounded best. And it seems in some cases that one is a composite when they had to combine different recordings because there might be a scratch at some depth that one needle picks up but not another.
Discussions - Public / 78rpm Records Digitized
« Last post by pxsant on August 09, 2017, 03:58:27 AM »
This was posted on Hacker News.   Many old and interesting recordings at the link.   Most are scratchy but you could run them through a cleanup program if downloaded.

Noise can be removed using Audacity.   Here are the directions.
Loco Stories / Humor / Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Last post by The Gorn on August 08, 2017, 07:02:59 AM »
Now if I could only find a niche to exploit...   :-X

Do what I do.

Emulate the sea lice.

Find a client and feast on a foot or a leg.

Eventually they'll scrape you off but at least you'll get a few blood meals out of it.
Loco Stories / Humor / Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Last post by I D Shukhov on August 08, 2017, 03:41:01 AM »
O/T but I really don't get why the Lord almighty created such nuisance. That and the tapeworm that can only live in human eyes.

Just some various theological nuances I contemplate about.

IMO the Lord Almighty is Nature.  These things evolved to exploit a niche which they did better than anything else.  Now if I could only find a niche to exploit...   :-X
Loco Stories / Humor / Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Last post by unix on August 07, 2017, 08:05:01 PM »
O/T but I really don't get why the Lord almighty created such nuisance. That and the tapeworm that can only live in human eyes.

Just some various theological nuances I contemplate about.
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