All it costs to fulfill the average person's needs for digital services is a $5 per month VPS instance. It's even cheaper if you buy a single board computer and host your services at home.
We've been letting companies steal our personal data and sell it to the highest bidder and destroying democracy in the process all to save what? A coffee a month?
This is one of the worst deals in history.
@njoseph except that you could never run a Ruby beast like Mastodon fluently on a $5 VPS
@PeterCxy make it $10
except the fact that VPS isn't silver bullet neither... only trust computers that you can throw out of the window.
...I mean, those you can smash with a hammer before throwing them out of the window
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