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"“This pseudointellectual, academic approach, it looked really good,” she said. “You are creating a situation in which behavior will change. That idea underpins a lot of what they have developed since.”

By 2012, Strategic Communication Laboratories was a trusted partner of Britain’s Ministry of Defense, included on the so-called “X list” of companies “cleared to routine access to U.K. secret information.”"

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Web was designed to be stateless. Unlike say, FTP. If you remember the original NCSA browser, Mosaic, there was a time when any link could be annotated and where backlinks were supported. This was to fulfill Vannevar Bush's vision of the Memex machine in "As We May Think."

Megacorps have tried to stuff the genie back into the bottle with a broadcaster-advertiser-dummy model, push media, but the vision was one peer-to-peer network.

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Freedom of speech isn't just the freedom to say inoffensive things to people who have consented to hear them.

Freedom of speech is how we confront injustice, how we petition the government to make right our grievances.

Freedom of speech is how we defy injustice, question authority, stir the mass of people who have given up hope of a better future and who just don't want to be bothered.

All power to the imagination!

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Freedom of speech isn't just the freedom to say inoffensive things to people who have consented to hear them.

Freedom of speech is how we confront injustice, how we petition the government to make right our grievances.

Freedom of speech is how we defy injustice, question authority, stir the mass of people who have given up hope of a better future and who just don't want to be bothered.

All power to the imagination!

youtu.be/KJKbDz4EZio

@hhardy01 dit :
« demander "par quoi on peut remplacer Facebook", c'est prendre le problème à l'envers.
Il est plus intéressant de se demander : « qu'est-ce que Facebook a remplacé ? ».
Les gens créaient leurs propres sites web. Ils avaient des blogs. Ils utilisaient USENET qui était vraiment distribué et non-censurable.
Facebook&Google ont pris l'Internet ouvert et les standards ouverts, ont monétisé et rendu tout ça merdique. Ça suffit. Rien ne devrait remplacer Facebook, c'est mort ».

By the way I was thinking that back in the day USENET seemed primitive for only allowing 64,000 characters per post. But now with services with 256 or 500 characters limit, USENET seems extremely advanced! :)

Japan has disclosed the names of thousands of members of Unit 731, a notorious branch of the imperial Japanese army that conducted lethal experiments on Chinese civilians in the 1930s and 40s as it sought to develop chemical and biological weapons.

The country’s national archives passed on the names of 3,607 people in response to a request by Katsuo Nishiyama, a professor at Shiga University of Medical Science...

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About tagging political content. I'm fine with tagging it if I post something specifically on behalf of a candidate's campaign as part of that campaign, ie I am a Bob Massie alternate delegate in Mass, so if they ask me to post something and I put it on Mastodon I will tag it political.

What I am not going to do is to voluntarily hide any of my original content or curated items if they might be viewed as political by someone else. That self-censorship is not going to and should not happen.

down with cryptocurrency up with cryptic currency. gotta solve three riddles and infiltrate a secret society to pay for your burrito

The US doth protest too much about chemical weapons.

The US has failed to meet its required targets for chemical disarmament under the Chemical Weapons Convention.

As of 2015, the US still possessed 2770 metric tons of chemical weapons and estimated completion of the destruction to be after 2023.

This was supposed to have been completed by 2012.

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Hypocrisy, thy name is Republican:

"John A. Boehner, the speaker of the House from 2011 to 2015, reversed a long-held stance against marijuana legalization on Wednesday, saying on Twitter that “my thinking on cannabis has evolved.”

Mr. Boehner, a Republican leader who in 2011 told a constituent he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, joined the board of advisers of Acreage Holdings, a cannabis corporation that operates in 11 states."

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It's like Forrest Gump won the presidency, but an evil, really f*cking stupid Forrest Gump. He can't help himself. He's just a f**king idiot who thinks he's winning when people are b*tching about him. He really does see the world as ratings and attention. I hate Forrest Gump...

We're going to lose the House, lose the Senate... He wakes up in the morning, sh*ts all over Twitter, sh*ts all over us, sh*ts all over his staff, then hits golf balls. F*ck him.

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I just can’t get my brain around how anyone in the political class is even considering talking about this.

A hateful, horrible, hideous idea.

The eight thousand expelled Cherokees of the Trail of Tears times one hundred.

This is an expression of a genocidal hatred that goes beyond mere dumbass racism into the realm of intentional evil on a massive scale for fun and profit.

Trump, Year 2

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We all know the pain of being separated from one beloved person.

Multiply that times 800,000 and you have the inevitable outcome of Trump’s plan to exile the Dreamers.

Pain and sadness, criminalization and forcible expulsion from the country for people who were brought here as children and grew up here.

In many cases, this is the only home, the only language, the only culture and nation they have ever known.

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The Universal Appeal of Black Panther

I went to Black Panther determined to write an objective review. This isn't one. Within a few minutes of the film's start, I had tears on my eyes, and when King T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) returned home to Wakanda, they just started streaming down my cheeks...

This isn't the world as it is, but in some sense, a vision of the world as it could be...

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"Eight Argentinian police officers have been dismissed after claiming that more than half a ton of marijuana which disappeared from a police warehouse had been eaten by mice."

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Did Paul Ryan suddenly resign because he thinks or knows or fears that Trump is planning a "Saturday Night Massacre" to fire everyone at the top of the Justice department until someone comes to the top who will obey a (possibly illegal) order to fire Mueller? And Ryan does want to have to defend that?

I had a dream in which I was in the desert and came to an ancient city. There was a sign, the Dalai Lama would be speaking, but the fee to enter was 30 pieces of silver I didn't have. So I went to sit on a nearby hilltop.

Soon up the hill came the Dalai Lama. He started laying into me for causing the destruction of Atlantis.

It was for science. We were seeking knowledge. Anyway cut me some slack, that was 12300 years ago.

And yet, you still haven't learned anything worth knowing, he replied.