"is expected to grow to around 25 people over the coming year.
The team will focus on six areas:
"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment."
- Warren Bennis
At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a #prototype by #2020."
"Banks should speed up the introduction of #instant payments, whereby money is received immediately and around the clock, to COUNTER the allure of digital currencies such as #bitcoin", an #ECB director said on Thursday.
(Ref. the existing discussions about editing toots.)
I particularly miss the option to add/remove/correct/edit the #HASHTAGS in existing toots. Perhaps at least as #metadata (?). That would help organising and reusing content, taking this platform to the next level.
The [NULL] numberplate from Hell [CA] “The idea was I’d get VOID for my wife’s car, so our driveway would be NULL and VOID,” Tartaro says." [via Wired Mag.]
"In late 2016, Tartaro decided to get a vanity license plate. A security researcher by trade, he ticked down possibilities that related to his work: SEGFAULT, maybe, or something to do with vulnerabilities. Sifting through his options, he started typing “null pointer,” but caught himself after the first word: NULL. #Funny. “The idea was I’d get #VOID for my wife’s car, so our driveway would be NULL and VOID,” Tartaro says."
"That first year as a NULL driver was uneventful. But when it came time to renew in 2017, the DMV website no longer accepted NULL as an option. “It broke the website,” Tartaro says. Specifically, the site told him that the license plate and vehicle identification number he had entered, known as the VIN, were invalid. But Tartaro was still able to use a reference number to renew. He didn’t think much more of it.
He also didn’t think much of the ticket he got in early 2018, for not having the appropriate registration sticker on his license plate. Tartaro suspects someone scraped it off to use on their own car. He thought about fighting it, but the fine was only $35, so he decided to just pay it and move on with his life.
Then came the citations. Dozens of them, deposited in bulk to his mailbox. Parking violations, stand-stop violations, fines of $37, $60, $74, $80, from Fresno to Rancho Cucamonga. “I’ve never been to Fresno,” Tartaro says of the California city. Nor had Tartaro gone on a statewide, parking-related crime spree. Instead, by paying that $35 ticket, it appears that a database somewhere now associated NULL with his personal information. Which means that any time a traffic cop forgot to fill in the license plate number on a citation, the fine automatically got sent to Joseph Tartaro."
Google Has a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree - New certificate program takes only six months to complete, and will be a fraction of the cost of college but will it carry a similar weight? See https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/google-plan-disrupt-college-degree-university-higher-education-certificate-project-management-data-analyst.html
>Marcel Fratzscher, Präsident Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (DIW Berlin), in der ZEIT ONLINE (https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2020-08/bedingungsloses-grundeinkommen-grundsicherung-corona-krise) über das Pilotprojekt Grundeinkommen
via Pilotprojekt Grundeinkommen (https://www.pilotprojekt-grundeinkommen.de/)
Germany is beginning a universal-basic-income trial with people getting $1,400 a month for 3 years - Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/germany-begins-universal-basic-income-trial-three-years-2020-8?r=DE&IR=T
Citizens host their own Parliament to hold government accountable during the Covid-19 crisis https://scroll.in/article/970638/citizens-are-hosting-their-own-parliament-to-hold-government-accountable-during-covid-19-crisis
#citizensassembly #democracy #parliament #india #sortition #government #corona #covid19
upon having used fediverse for A While, advice
Here's our advice in the context of the fediverse as an imperfect social network:
*) Always boost aid requests.
- Someone will meet their need
- the spot on your feed may make that connection
= even if you or your immediate friends cannot.
*) Use unfollow, mute, and filters for mental health.
- does it spark joy?
- prune your follow feed for your own needs
- remember you can mute people
- you can also unfollow someone's boosts
*) Remember to play nice when among friends.
- conflicting access needs run rampant among those who have experienced trauma
- kindness is distinct from lack of consequences for being a consistently shitty person
- be gentle with callouts
- be honest about your own actions
= be mindful of the spoon-cost and fork-inducement of your asks.
Be willing to change.
Be willing to apologize.
this network is unencrypted,
and the admin sees everything.
How to disable IPv6 on iOS (cellular only) and macOS and why it’s a big deal for privacy https://peertube.sunknudsen.com/videos/watch/48544a60-9110-45cd-b8f3-8a666cd11773
So say you’re pricing an online subscription at €5 (VAT inclusive) in the EU. You’re breaking the law because you’re actually charging different prices for different countries with different VAT rates (from €4.35 to €3.94 for 15%-27% VAT)… ain’t the Single Market a gas?
Summaries of relevant law: https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/pricing-payments/indexamp_en.htm
Watch this invaluable rant of @aral in front of the European Parliament.
Yes, @aral is super intense, but you can be that, especially if you are super right.
Social.Coop - Meet.Coop
Hi all, I have started a date poll for our meeting with Meet.Coop to learn about the latest developments in their project and how Social.Coop might participate. @oli and @Graham_Mitchell will be there for Meet.Coop and, with @mike_hales help I will facilitate. All social.coop and meet.coop members are welcome.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!