John Hancock will include fitness tracking in all life insurance policies

> John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday....

venturebeat.com/2018/09/19/joh

#privacy
#SurveillanceCapitaalism
#surveillance

Remember VynilVideo?

Now a contemporary version of the converter is available to buy and even new records coming out. Yes, it has a Raspberry Pi inside.

raspberrypi.org/blog/vinylvide

#VynilVideo #RaspberryPi #SuperSense

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€t€h€a€t€ €a€t€t€e€m€p€t€s€ €t€o€ €a€n€s€w€e€r€ €t€h€e€
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I don't know who made @ataribaldessari but its a genius tribute to an artist that put text alongside found images. Atari Baldessari would make a great electro-indie band name

the Warm Manifesto
illustrated in example

a cool new album: distanced. cutting. sleek with no extrenuous details. impresses cynics (critics). made for people other than the creator, consciously extends fashionable trends. disturbs the comfortable

a warm new album: a personal message imbued with cruft. hypocritical, soulful. often a cult favourite, a sleeper hit. idiosyncratic. lets you get to know the creator. often a failed attempt at creating a cool album. comforts the disturbed

@kurbitur @rra The x230 is reasonably cheap second hand and has 2 RAM slots so you can upgrade to 16GB. The x240 was actually slower (but longer battery life) and has only 1 RAM slot (max 8GB). The 250 similarly limited (but slightly faster). The x260 can go to 16 gigs but with only one slot so $$$. I don't know on the 270 or 280 (still too pricey for my cheap ass).

PSA for anyone from a defunct instance who still wants to view their archive, and cant because it's all json:

I made a python script that generates a human-readable html page from you're archive that you can open in your browser to view your old posts.

If you've got python installed, just plop it into the archive, run it, and open the new "processed_archive.html" file it makes in your web browser to read your archive!

github.com/dizzy-labs/mastodon

github.com/dizzy-labs/mastodon

@cypnk Browsh brow.sh is also interesting. Tho the lack of ad-blockers in console browsers is a problem.

- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

Looking for more sources of audio/visual material in #publicdomain or #CreativeCommons or licenses giving similar freedom for creative (re)use.
Other than the 'classics' wikimedia, archive.org, ccsearch, openclipart, gutenberg.org, librivox, freemusicarchive, fontlibrary, freesound

Retoot to write a list together!

For the #OpenDesignCourse for refugees, starting on Monday.

"Many typologies of the book – of the volume – are possible. The one that interests me is that of the forms that someone who wants to write fantasizes about."

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