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Reminder why switching.social does NOT recommend using Brave:

-Brave is a for-profit ad sales and cryptocurrency promotion company, funded by venture capital firms. Its primary purpose is to make money, not protect privacy.

-Top of the list of Brave's VC owners is Founders Fund, which is Peter Thiel's company ( web.archive.org/web/2019083116 )

-Peter Thiel is also the head of Palantir, which makes its money by spying on the general public ( bloomberg.com/features/2018-pa )

#Brave #PeterThiel #Palantir

Correction, not last place - those who lost their first 2 matches got 25th; contrary to the information I was given not everyone who was eliminated during the double elimination phase automatically got last place

Lost 5:2, I'm out, 17th 😕 that's last place 😭

Playing an SPT250 9-Ball tournament. Lost my first match 5:6 (after leading 4:1 😭), won the 2nd 5:2, now waiting for an opponent

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I can finally show you the album artwork that I made for the exquisite heavy metal band Kairos from Sweden.
Really enjoying their music. Check out "Queen of the Hill" on Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/0PwIXWR.

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3 drunk hackers walk up to a parking house.

The postal key doesn't get them in anymore.

There's now an electronic lock with a numeric combination.

There's an information poster above the keypad, telling customers where on their subscription card their custom access code is.

There's an example card on the poster with an example code: 124567

*Drunk hacker keys in 124567*

*door buzzes open*

Drunk hackers:

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@bstacey godd did you hear about the situation in germany? because it's incredible

basically, the German Conference of University Deans ("HRK"), in a moment of unlikely clarity, decided that they were Tired Of This Shit and told all the publishers that from now on all german universities would make one large agreement with them, on the universities terms, for access

elsevier and springer made offers so laughable that the HRK actually literally wrote a press release about how they should "come back to the table when they're ready to make a serious offer" and since then many universities have just kind of let access contracts expire

they recently came to an agreement with wiley, rest is still ? ? ? ? ?

it's fantastic because every day this goes on is a day more scientists learn about the greatest development in science access of this century, which, lets be quite honest, is scihub

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"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

nature.com/articles/d41586-019

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Amazon announces "Cyberpunk dystopian mass-suveillance as a service".

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Hyllus is the most adorable genus of arachnid. Fight me.

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Firefox has now and “Enhanced Tracking Protection”.
Great!

But…

It whitelists Google, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon, Adobe and many more.

invidio.us/watch?v=UqkeZIPLY5M

/via @aral

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A few months ago, Microsoft decided to collaborate with Google and drop its web engine in favor of Google's.

Earlier this week, Google blocked all ad blockers, and now Microsoft has de-listed UBlock Origin (a powerful ad-blocker). Without real choice, monopolies will dictate what you see and do on the Internet.

Real choice comes with Free/Open Source Software.

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Repeat after me: Don't attach critical services to the Internet.

The letter S in IoT stands for security.

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Just lost my 3rd match... fuck, that guy was good! Several break and runs. I'm out now, 65th place... gonna mark that as a good result

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