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Activists rally to save Internet Archive as a lawsuit from publishers threaten to shut it down decrypt.co/31906/activists-ral

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.

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Publishers/authors are trying to officially kill the Internet Archive torrentfreak.com/publishers-su

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. techdirt.com/articles/20200519

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I always love looking at the die of processors. This read is no different. It's a Intel 8086 microprocessor righto.com/2020/06/a-look-at-d

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Internet Explorer needs to be killed already. Like now.

This really is an excellent piece and surprisingly from a mainstream news outlet, it was well researched. newyorker.com/news/letter-from

Especially that it correctly points out that is NOT the DMCA.

uspol, encryption 

"A backdoor for law enforcement is a backdoor for bad actors as well."

Tech trade groups, cyber experts, and civil-society groups warn the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act's sponsors about the dangers of this anti-encryption bill: globalencryption.org/open-lett

This is what's going to happen if you all don't act now.

I feel Big Theater must die now. A long overdue time.

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Since the closing of the Liviing Computer Museum (LCM), I've found a few tempered comments from (former) employees and volunteers. This, from the incomparable Josh Dersch, is one of the sadder ones :-(

rottedbits.blogspot.com/2020/0

Some bit of good news: SCOTUS sided with consumers on no longer letting debt collectors making robocalls to people's phones. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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“Hearing-centric design in video chat apps”
matsuko.ca/blog/hearing-centri

Comparing Discord, Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Houseparty, Jitsi Meet, Skype, Zoom.

In general: cropping, chat overlays affected ASL. Captions meh. Screen sharing kills video feed.

I had to do some registry editor changes on one of my computer which has Windows 10 Pro due to some changes that Microsoft has made. If you have Pro/Enterprise/Edu you should read this in order to defer updates going forward. ghacks.net/2020/06/27/you-can-

One Ethernet port after another.

Testing after Testing.

All Go.

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money (-), need help 

Hey, I am a disabled queer suffering from trauma and I've basically reached the end of my ability to work (the little I was capable of) until I deal with my trauma and related things in some way. I've been running on empty for a very long time.

This month I announced that Mutant Standard is on hiatus and I refunded everyone for this month in case they aren't on board with this so I'm set back already.

Any help is much appreciated, I'm really sorry.

paypal.me/mutantstandard

Illegal fireworks and legal fireworks combined and for a moment, we may be invaded by a Brotherhood of Steel

Sixpoint beer and several sandwiches for my holiday dinner and Vinyl records. Fitting night!

For those who are celebrating the Fourth safely I hope, here’s some Muppets for ya. youtu.be/eXeIxtI--uc

covid-19/sports 

At this point, shutting down all sports is surely the best move.

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Is there a way to share internet connectivity from linux laptop to ubports phone? I have a Nexus 5 with dead Wi-Fi and no matching sim card to get at least some connectivitty...

#lazyweb #question #linux

Random bartender when there's a crisis: "Prepare to Please Stand By"

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