In this week's #EarthFromSpace programme, the #Sentinel2 A satellite takes us over one of the largest metropolitan areas in India, #Hyderabad
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fzQ0BYcuNs https://twitter.com/esa/status/984708872165306368/photo/1 source: https://twitter.com/esa/status/984708872165306368
Our week in #space images, featuring #Hyderabad, suited and booted for fuelling of #Sentinel3 and cloudy #Venus
More images: http://www.esa.int/Highlights/Week_In_Images_09_13_April_2018 https://twitter.com/esa/status/985409372514906112/photo/1 source: https://twitter.com/esa/status/985409372514906112
Revolutions, uspol, history Show more
I'm reading a book right now about the French Revolution (it's fiction, but heavily researched) called A Place of Greater Safety, and the thing that's really getting me is that the three things that made people explode were:
1. Taxes that the average person couldn't handle
2. The price of not only bread but a number of staples on which people relied exploding
3. The country taking on a profound amount of debt
And... wow. Hi, 2018 USA.
email being federated but eventually centralized was a byproduct of capitalism and not because such a design was a solution to abuse/spam, and we are led astray when we think this way.
abuse vectors require better, cooperative moderation tools, which we should be designing/building and stronger social support systems for moderators and their labor.
Blender, YouTube, Monetization musings Show more
It would appear that YouTube really doesn't like hosting popular videos unless they get some ad revenue off of it. This would explain the #blender situation as well as their changing of ad sharing requirements.
"You must be this popular to get ad revenue, but not too popular without ad revenue".
I think we figured out their sweet spot for how they monetize the service.
Today marks the first day that the hard-won #NetNeutrality protections of the 2015 Open Internet Order have ended. But this does not mean the fight is over. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/even-though-net-neutrality-protection-end-today-congress-can-still-act-save-them
Over the years we've had many high-profile Twitter users join Mastodon, and most haven't stuck around (that I know of). I'm curious if it's the network effect being stronger for them, if it's a culture mismatch re: famousness, or something about Mastodon's features that's lacking for them.
When I proposed making a Mastodon omnibus package everyone was like "no, eww omnibus", when I was installing GitLab everyone was like "just use the omnibus package" so uh
I'm really happy to announce that the company I work for has just publicly opened a #Mastodon instance for all its 5000 employees.
This is the result of an initiative @moritzheiber and I have started a year ago and have pushed through with the help of many other colleagues.
Or find others to follow at https://toot.thoughtworks.com
The score for the THX “Deep Note” sound, made public for the first time after 35 years:
Surveillance capitalist tech companies working on GDPR compliance:
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