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"This is for you if you’ve wondered whether Black Death => Renaissance means COVID => Golden Age, and you want better than, “No no no no no!”

It's for you if you’re tired of screaming The Middle Ages weren’t dark and bad! and want to show how the myth began.

It's for you if you want to see how an age which looks golden in retrospect can also be a terrible age to live in.

And it's for you if you want to ask what history can tell us about 2020 and come away with hope."

exurbe.com/black-death-covid-a

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Nice this is the future of M$. Forcing you to use M$ Store by default.

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if you criticize without resigning, you have used your free speech right, which is great, but you have also proved you have zero principles (your salary > your principles).

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*ahem* Excuse me, this is a PSA.

If you work at $MEGA_CORP and criticize the $CEO for $HORRIBLE_THING he [is doing | has done | keeps on doing], please do the right thing and RESIGN FIRST.

For instance:

If you work at Facebook and criticize Zuckerberg for supporting Trump, please do the right thing and RESIGN FIRST.

Feel free to iterate for different values of $MEGA_CORP $CEO and $HORRIBLE_THING.

Thank you. This is the end of this PSA.

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Everyone is outraged that Zoom's coming end-to-end encryption tech is only for paid users, but nobody seems to care that they claimed they already _had_ end-to-end encryption all along until someone checked.

For a good time, check 'man games', scat, and a few others in /bin/games.

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So I keep getting this error from Drawterm when trying to use my Plan9 instance and then it just quits.

Does anyone else have this issue or a way to fix it?

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There's a deep irony - particularly as an open source IT specialist - in being invited to participate in a "Trade Recovery" seminar featuring NZ's trade ministers holding forth on Facebook Live.

It's a symbolic slap in the face for domestic IT suppliers who could recover more quickly if gov't, like, used their services. Instead, our Gov't employs a rogue social media corp despite them laughing at our gov't when told to comply with details like NZ privacy policy.

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Preparing to do an 89s flavoured 30-minute set at the top of the hour on aNONradio.net

Join me there and on com! :)

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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

What is the sound of an Astrophysicist making a techno-euro-pop video? @snowdusk_
youtu.be/FDkfXCMDzZs

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"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