Since it's a new year, a #introductions refresh for those new or want to get a reminder of who I'm about:
Here's some hashtags to what I'm all about. If you relate to any of these, I would love to interact with you all!
Heads up for people living in the United States:
The Senate is moving forward with the EARN IT Act AND have introduced a bill that if passed would in fact plant a nuclear bomb into our privacy, our security, AND our online freedom of expression.
Please pay attention and fight this! #privacy #security #cybersecurity #freespeech #Section230 #internet
Activists rally to save Internet Archive as a lawsuit from publishers threaten to shut it down https://decrypt.co/31906/activists-rally-save-internet-archive-lawsuit-threatens
If people are smart, it's time to archive the Archive right now. In other words, fork it and turn it unto a decentralized platform. I hope someone out there is working on that.
Plus you have to think libraries need some decentralization as well as this lawsuit could kill libraries as we know them.
Publishers/authors are trying to officially kill the Internet Archive https://torrentfreak.com/publishers-sue-the-internet-archive-over-its-open-library-declare-it-a-pirate-site-200601/
It's become very clear that these publishers and authors want to kill libraries and it would be a dangerous precedent if they win.
For example: libraries never needed permission to lend books, and these same publishers are trying to change that with this suit. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200519/13244644530/libraries-have-never-needed-permission-to-lend-books-move-to-change-that-is-big-problem.shtml
I missed this last month, but it's a hugely important development in the security sphere: The Linux Foundation and other companies are putting in millions to help secure open-source software we all rely on. https://www.zdnet.com/article/get-paid-to-improve-linux-and-open-source-security/
Wild West government spying on even the most innocent communications gets yet another huge boost this week from a federal appeals court in the Wikimedia vs. NSA case. Congress, which could fix this but both parties (except for a very few like Ron Wyden) really don't take your privacy seriously. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-court-upholds-dismissal-suit-against-nsa-state-secrets-grounds-2021-09-16/
Sir Clive Sinclair may be gone: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/sep/16/home-computing-pioneer-sir-clive-sinclair-dies-aged-81
But the #ZX81 is online (hopefully) forever: https://archive.org/search.php?query=zx81&and%5B%5D=mediatype%3A%22software%22
Can they just pick a Jeopardy! host already? https://www.buzzerblog.com/2021/09/16/mayim-bialik-and-ken-jennings-will-host-jeopardy-for-rest-of-season/
"The Hunter's height is probably around 180cm (5'11)... So in comparison, Maria has to be over 2 meters (6'7)!"
So Maria's over 6'7 without heels?? That's impressive for a woman. That's one part I didn't know about on how tall she really is in the game. https://youtu.be/aT0jCklesWA
covid - non-covid conditions
Non-covid conditions are in the backburner due to full ERs thanks to unvaccinated patients. This example is a heartbreaker: https://www.propublica.org/article/a-boy-went-to-a-covid-swamped-er-he-waited-for-hours-then-his-appendix-burst
Here's some photos of #Greenland, which I have never been to before and want to someday. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2021/09/scenes-from-greenland/620086/
Kape Technologies buys ExpressVPN for $936 million https://www.reuters.com/technology/kape-technologies-buys-expressvpn-936-mln-2021-09-13/
finally used this @postmarketOS sticker now that i have a pinephone, alas its not a community edition 😅
USPol - FCC delays
As this article form the always awesome Karl Bode explains, the delay of staffing a full FCC is getting irritated every day it passes and unless it happens, the current FCC is basically handcuffed.
Also there's a good chance that there could be a 2-1 GOP majority under the current administration if they don't do anything by 2022. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210907/08093847515/biden-has-wasted-year-failing-to-fill-top-telecom-oversight-spots.shtml
GDPR enforcement against Big Tech is paralysed by Ireland’s failure to resolve 98% of 164 significant data protection complaints
Is it because they rely on the massive income from Big Tech....
I'm glad that someone posted a tribute to my overall favorite #cinderella tale in Ever After. https://www.avclub.com/ever-after-did-the-cinderella-story-right-1847611018
PS: That #glassslipper design is my overall fav out of all of them, Loved it still although I still really want to get a replica of it.
Mostly tech, IT, culture, off topic stuff here but I'm versatile.
Does some code and side projects galore.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko