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nobody told me “keepin it real” would be such a grave obligation

heyyy uh

quick reminder

ESR took a cool counterculture and got his shitty right-wing UNIX ideology all over it—he's not just a bad person, he's a exceptionally bad historian and you shouldn't take his word for anything, the jargon file that he "curates" reflects nothing like an actual 70s/80s programming culture.

here's a pre-ESR jargon file for reference: dourish.com/goodies/jargon.htm

Fascism, cry for help Show more

RT @andrewgdotcom@twitter.com
If #Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C. sluggerotoole.com/2018/10/12/b

Sandstorm.io is pretty great for running a personal server. That said, i just setup a new server with NextCloud using snapd, and it was incredibly easy. It took over port 80 and 443 all by itself, which precludes the multi-tenancy of Sandstorm, but it was one command and running. Good first experience with snaps, and on Debian 9, not Ubuntu!

just got some pretty solid evidence of data loss on android storage. Photos fail to load after being downloaded from the device some time later (one year max test case), but loading just fine from the copy nextcloud uploaded to my server.

Just had a request for open source alternatives to Google's #Recaptcha.

Any suggestions?

I am stupidly tickled by that Banksy painting that self-shredded at auction boingboing.net/2018/10/06/dead

Toronto news, Sidewalk Labs, data & privacy Show more

take me down to parallax city where the back moves slow and the front moves quickly

I'm at a party with kids so I'm using play doh to practice braiding challah.

@matt @doctorow @pony UEFI is a tire fire. We can do better. We've done better. It was called Sun OpenBoot.

Astroturfing is getting worse:

techdirt.com/articles/20181001

PR companies and goodness knows who else are becoming more efficient at flooding consultations with fake opinions, drowning out genuine comments.

It's a win-win situation for astroturfers: either they sway policymaking, or they discredit the whole consultation process, making it even more difficult for ordinary citizens to get through to policymakers.

Is there any solution to this?

With the transition to a cashless society, millimeter wave body scanners, stop and search, WiFi and Bluetooth scanning by default, and G4S everywhere, the construction of the Dutch surveillance state seems to be on schedule for completion in time for the swearing in of prime minister Wilders in about ten year’s time.

When will enya be retro and cool again? Asking for a friend.

Image illustration of how the hacked worked (looks like Bloomberg articles have a free view limit) to right click and view full image

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