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Wir gehen morgen zusammen Golfen und nächste Woche nimmt er mich auf seiner Yacht mit und zeigt mir die Welt

Seehofer bzw. das Innenministerium will ja mal wieder an die verschlüsselte Kommunikation ran - also der Einbau staatlicher Hintertüren. Solche Forderungen sind nicht nur gefährlich, sondern sind mittlerweile zu einem beliebten Politik-Stil geworden.

Erst wird etwas unglaublich dämliches gefordert, um es später als Verhandlungsmasse wieder aufzugeben. Die etwas weniger brisanten Forderungen werden dann aber durchgewunken und den Bürgern dann als Kompromiss verkauft.

I'm really loving the "single column" Mastodon layout. If you haven't tried it out head to Preferences > Appearance and uncheck the 'enable advanced web interface'. :mastodon: ❤️

The best thing about classes on and is all the opportunities to annoy people with random facts about Noam

In hindsight, maybe I should have ordered replacement hinges *before* opening the laptop I need for my daily work...

Gmail Confidential Mode 

Okay this Huawei thing is really bringing up a few issues around a lot of standards bodies being based in the US

The SD Association is based in California which means that Huawei can't say their products support SD cards

And the Wi-Fi Alliance is based in Texas which means Huawei won't be to certify that their products work with wi-fi

And the Bluetooth SIG is based in Washington, which means they can't use Bluetooth

This is a problem

I still see the occasional person on Twitter say that Mastodon will never "succeed", but I wouldn't call what Twitter has "success". Mastodon is good ol' community building.

We don't want to be exhausted by brands and promotion, nor have the platform continue to be unethically designed and lack any backbone for moderation. Federation spreads out the moderation task and the lack of brands and promotional nonsense is good. We can just follow and talk with others which is all people really need.

Folks, for years: We have a problem called Surveillance Capitalism, it’s a systemic problem arising from socio-economic factors…

Ex-Googler: Hmm, this problem, very exotic… what shall I call it without criticising either surveillance or capitalism? Time well spent?

Folks: SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM! It’s the feedback loop between accumulation of information (surveillance) and accumulation of wealth (capitalism)

Ex-Googler: …human downgrading?


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