“Shouldn’t the economy serve humanity instead of the other way around?”

youtube.com/watch?v=gJW4-cOZt8

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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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In summary:
- Exxon Mobile knew since at least the 70s about the potential harm caused by global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.

- In the 80s, they concluded that global warming would actually be good for profits; the polar ice caps would melt, making it easier to get at Arctic oil reserves.

- They started to collaborate with other fossil fuel companies to knowingly lie about CO2 emissions and its effects, in order to stop any global coordinated efforts to to prevent climate change.

Are there any good robocall/spam call blocking apps for iOS? I’m up to ~20/day. Verizon’s app has terrible reviews and RoboKiller requires access to my contacts which is a non-starter for me.

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The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Flat UI Design, in two acts.

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you say: we can't end poverty. it's too expensive.
you mean: billionaires can only exist through human sacrifice.

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woke up in the middle of the night with the epiphany that I should deem all my sorry, unfinished, abandoned projects as “practice” & now feelin liberated af

@aral This feels like a new low: mandatory activity tracking to be covered by life insurance from John Hancock.
9to5mac.com/2018/09/20/john-ha

"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."

huffingtonpost.com/entry/i-don

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.

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.

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

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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.

nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM

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

cbc.ca/news/technology/wifi-ny

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

theintercept.com/2018/05/01/nd

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.

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