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Remember that terrible token scheme that involved trashing hard drives and which inflated the SSD market for consumers. It all went terribly wrong.

And all we have are millions of dollars of e-waste to show for it. twitter.com/davidgerard/status

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In 2014, I gave a talk called Free is a Lie at a run-of-the-mill, dime-a-dozen, Silicon-Valley-worshiping Big Tech/surveillance capitalism conference in the Netherlands.

Yesterday, I learned that they unlisted my talk on *spit* YouTube and that it might be removed.



Today, I archived it so you can keep watching it for as long as you want to.


#FreeIsALie #PeopleFarming #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

@clacke one brave new sweeping national security law at a time, Hong Kong enters the New Dark Age.

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> Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily announced Wednesday it will print its final edition after authorities froze its assets using a sweeping new national security law, silencing the city's most China critical media outlet.


"Taiwan condemns 'political oppression' after closure of ‘Apple Daily’ "

#hongkong #NatSecLawHK
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Dear UK - do not extradite Assange!

The US charges are clearly vengeful, unjust, and punitive themselves. By extraditing him, you are also committing an injustice.


@ldexterldesign Vivaldi phones home and to Google every 24 hours, checking for updates.

Here is an exploration of the requests it sends: spyware.neocities.org/articles

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Universities should strike any app mandates from their existing student commitments, and should pledge to not include them in future student commitments. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/univ

A Racket tutorial disguised as a programming fundamentals book


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@schmittlauch Oh! I apologize, I forgot to read the paper before asking stuff. 😊

- Could this scale to every word, not just hash tags? The index could be limited to say, 100k of the most-recently used words.
- How did you decide on Haskell? Was it for software reliability? Is the type system not hard to use?

Again, thank you for your work in this critical gap in the Fediverse. I wish I could help, but I have no Haskills :D


@schmittlauch Thank you so much for your work! I am also painfully aware of this problem in the Fediverse - content is organized by users, which are a mixed bag, instead of by topic - which are what interest people.

I have a few questions:

- in your presentation, you say that each hashtag has a specific server responsible for it - shouldn't it have some redundancy? Perhaps the gov could take down that server; how fast would a new one get selected automatically?

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“Decentralised Hashtag Search and Subscription in Federated Social Networks” – Schmittlauch conf.tube/videos/watch/340eb70

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The EU is standing at the crossroads: following in the footsteps of recent disastrous Internet legislation or putting users back in control of their online experiences? EFF has the answer. #DigitalServicesAct eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/effs

@andyc Sorry, I was a bit terse.

I did share your enjoyment, and congratulate you for asserting independence!

I get the same empowered feeling when writing on my self-hosted blog - the Big Data companies don't get my content, but the middle finger. Wanna mute/kick/ban me? Take it with my ISP! Ha ha!

Undercut tyrannical planned obsolescence! Keep fixing stuff!

I recommend AvE (sadly, on a Big Data platform): youtube.com/watch?v=j-vJxez9UF

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