Tumblr’s adult content ban, FOSTA, Australia’s crypto backdoor law (and site blocking) and the EU Copyright Directive appears to be the same story:

Those who seek to control and punish are consolidating their power and systematically blocking off escape routes.

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Here's the direct link to the findings from those documents:

parliament.uk/documents/common

It is really quite damning.

* Facebook deliberately obscured from users what information they were collecting about them & how to opt out

* Facebook used its monopoly to cripple competing applications and services

* Facebook signed agreements to acquire data other app developers collected in exchange for some of its own

* Companies could circumvent user permissions by signing an agreement with Facebook

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@enkiv2 in the future only pornbots will be able to post anything at all on tumblr, since only they will be able to flawlessly generate the requisite dot-patterns to fool the image classifier

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typography, mouths, selfie(?), eye contact (briefly) Show more

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The cow is evolving into its true eventual form: a sphere of radius 1 metre.

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Japanese woodblock prints from the 1800s depicting Samurai Bats by Japanese Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

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RT @Ocasio2018@twitter.com: Insurance groups are recommending GoFundMe as official policy - where customers can die if they can’t raise the goal in time - but sure, single payer healthcare is unreasonable.

h/t @DanRiffle@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/

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I am so fucking angry.

Oil companies, for decades, have been DELIBERATELY ACCELERATING global warming in order to MELT THE FUCKING MELT THE POLAR ICE CAPS so they can extract oil from the Arctic more easily!

twitter.com/buttpraxis/status/

These people are murderers. They are destroying our planet and wiping out the human and non-human life for easy profit!

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Last Christmas you gave me your heart
But I hated your eye, so you had to die
This year, to save me from tears
I'll hide it beneath the floorboards

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You know you’re old when you read an article about weird old computer architectures that make writing low-level code a nightmare, and half of them are ones you have used:

begriffs.com/posts/2018-11-15-

Detailed dissection/analysis of Bomb Jack, a mid-80s 8-bit arcade machine, with the author going from a ROM dump and Z80 emulator to a full emulation, from first principles.

Interesting to see the similarities to and differences from 8-bit home computers. Arcade machines of course had more hardware (they were expensive revenue-generating machinery), but also had the weird hackiness of something that doesn’t get iterated on for very long.

floooh.github.com/2018/10/06/b

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