#Hashtags are great. They're not "cool" anymore, and idiots abuse them; but they enable platforms to be self-organized by the users without much tech skill.
With all of the anarchists etc. here, that kind of grass-roots understanding should be implicit.
But harassment and abuse need to be fought at the platform level.
How can we have BOTH?
The best way to fight the power of Facebook is probably not to just #deletefacebook, but to subvert it.
Facebook works by letting you use it for free, in exchange for using your data commercially.
It survives because people keep using it for personal purposes, which it can then sell.
If you want to fight that, use your personal Facebook account for exclusively commercial purposes, without buying advertising. Promote your business, post affiliate links, and avoid it for anything personal.
It really worries me that so many programmers sneer at Excel and Access. Those tools exist because they allow users to do programming; yet somehow this is not cheered, but seen as an enemy of 'proper' programming.
(of course then systems programmers sneer at 'mere web developers', etc)
I don't understand the division and I never have. It doesn't seem to be about wanting to make the tools better - more a resentment that user-accessible programming tools exist AT ALL.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: http://Webhint.io – hinting at a better web
Sonarwhal is now Webhint and got a massive upgrade. Much faster, much smaller and still open source and customizable to your needs.
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
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Idea: a distributed filesystem for recycling old hard drives. Ram a lot of them into one storage rack, and sacrifice some amount of storage space on redundancy based on each drive's condition.
Is there something like this in the wild?
We’ve been talking about a national grid for years. It might be time to do it. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/8/3/17638246/national-energy-grid-renewables-transmission
Some interesting points about how sometimes, when kids get obsessed with gaming, it could be related to unmet psychological needs -- especially from lack of autonomous, social free play.
u can haz open source digital freedoms. Pay what you want for the Linux Geek Bundle and benefit EFF!
23andMe Sold Access to Your DNA Library to Big Pharma
If only some of us had seen this coming and warned people… oh, wait…
#SurveillanceCapitalism HT @hjdraper8
Soundcloud -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
LinkedIn -> @cloutstream
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?
@kensanata posted a list of books for learning the "C" programming language
Here is my list (most are available online):
* Build Your Own Lisp (in C) http://www.buildyourownlisp.com/contents
* C Interfaces and Implementations https://sites.google.com/site/cinterfacesimplementations/
* The C Book http://publications.gbdirect.co.uk/c_book/
* The Definitive C Book Guide and List
* C Elements of Style http://www.oualline.com/books.free/style/index.html
* The GNU C Programming Tutorial http://www.crasseux.com/books/ctut.pdf
Portugal abandoned austerity and, amazingly, its economy got better https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/business/portugal-economy-austerity.html
Oh great: the #intel #backdoor in everybody's computer has severe bugs so that anybody might able to take over your computer via network: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00112.html
And you can't do anything against it.
I liberated a friend's computer with Ubuntu Linux recently. She was fed up with Windows 10 after an update caused some of her usb devices to stop working. This friend is a computer novice and I chose the distro that I felt would be the "easiest". So far, she has not had to ask me for much help at all. This further lends to my argument that GNU/Linux is actually to install and use than either Windows or Apple these days.
Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.
That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.
Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)
= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.
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