@aral This feels like a new low: mandatory activity tracking to be covered by life insurance from John Hancock.

"I can’t debate someone into caring about what happens to their fellow human beings. The fact that such detached cruelty is so normalized in a certain party’s political discourse is at once infuriating and terrifying."


Havana was a beautiful city with so many wonderful people. Cuba is a country with a history of pain and subjugation that motivated action, but ultimately has fallen short of many ideals. (Where hasn't?)

I hope for the best for Cuba, but in a way that prevents a return to the pre-revolution condition, in which it was controlled almost entirely by foreign capital.

“GOP lawmaker says rocks falling into ocean to blame for rising sea levels”


Am I dreaming? Someone wake me up. This has to be a nightmare.

I will never understand "web applications." I constantly have to pause and think whether a shortcut is going to be interpreted by the browser or the web app. Will Cmd + W close the browser tab or the web app tab? Will Cmd + S save my work, or try to save the HTML of the web app I'm looking at?

It's completely crazy-making and I hate everything about it.

Web browsers are not the correct solution to making apps cross-platform.

Cody boosted

Private services that can sell your location to pretty much whomever with only your phone number.


Try the demo, it's insanely creepy. I lock things down pretty well, but it seems this might be coming from the carriers themselves.

This makes me want to get a dumb phone (Nokia 3310 anyone?) that I judiciously power down when I'm not using it.

There's a significant decrease in the number of firearm injuries in the United States during the week NRA holds its annual convention.


I'd love to hear the conclusions people make from these data!

'Anti-authority' tech rebels take on ISPs, connect NYC with cheap Wi-Fi


I love the idea behind this, especially as so many ISPs are so exploitative with their pricing. Imagine if more things (especially utilities) were offered at cost rather than for profit!

“New Bipartisan Bill Could Give Any President the Power to Imprison U.S. Citizens in Military Detention Forever” from The Intercept


This is the sort of slow eroding of our rights that we should be outraged about and terrified of, not some comedian making jokes someone didn’t like.

@mattcropp I like the model!

I'm wondering if there are ongoing maintenance plans to keep the instance up to date? I notice it's currently at v2.1.3 vs. the current v2.3.3.


Palantir Knows Everything About You


The level of data that companies like Palantir have is truly terrifying. Just as bad is the acknowledgment that law enforcement will use whatever information they can get ahold of (verified or not) to pursue people who haven't committed crimes, but that some algorithm has targeted as 'likely to.'

@SocialCoop I like your model!

I'm wondering if there are plans to keep the instance up to date, and tweak settings to heighten Mozilla Observatory score? Thanks!


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