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Microcast #081 – Anarchy, Federation, and the IndieWeb
Catch you all in 2020. Have a good one! 👋
As long as we're stuck with just a few tech-giant approved monocultures, content moderation remains an impossible task. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/three-political-ad-policies-and-no-good-answers
Updated slides for today's presentation 'Ethics, Analytics and the Duty of Care' are now available on the permanent presentation site: https://www.downes.ca/presentation/517
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Reflections on MoodleNet at the Global Moot 2019
Rebalancing my focus for 2020
Hasbro is releasing a version of Monopoly that, for some reason, promises to take even longer to play than regular Monopoly.
Since 12% of Monopoly games already last an infinite length of time (see: https://informs-sim.org/wsc09papers/036.pdf ), we have to assume that Hasbro has increased the average length of the game from a countably infinite length (aleph null time) to an uncountably infinite (omega) length game.
Reminder to UK folks that registering to vote is a small part of the toolkit for resistance, and that the vote registration deadline is tonight. Register if you haven't yet. Master's tools and all that, but it's still something you can do that could improve the lives of people in the immediate future.
Registrations per day is currently occurring at a higher rate than the that in the election in which the Tories lost their majority and Labour gained 30 seats, back in June 2017. Yesterday's total, for instance, is 177% more than the number of signups for the equivalent day in the 2017 elections, and the preceding days show a similar trend. The majority of these are young people, as is usually the case.
Wow. Pico CMS for Nextcloud 1.0 is released. https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/cms_pico This is soooo cool if you want to run a website with Nextcloud.
Rolling my eyes less these days.
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