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BULLETIN: A federal judge has set a tentative trial hearing date of Big Publishing's lawsuit against the Internet Archive on November 2021. blog.archive.org/2020/09/03/ju

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Activists rally to save Internet Archive as a lawsuit from publishers threaten to shut it down decrypt.co/31906/activists-ral

If people are smart, it's time to archive the Archive right now. In other words, fork it and turn it unto a decentralized platform. I hope someone out there is working on that.

Plus you have to think libraries need some decentralization as well as this lawsuit could kill libraries as we know them.

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For those new or want to be reacquainted with me, here's some hashtags to what I'm all about. If you relate to any of these, I would love to meet you!












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Experimenting with two Raspberry Pi Picos that were gifts. They can be useful in some capacity.

Here's some great indie games for a worthy cause. Kudos to all of them for bringing this together. itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for

Finally going to get some rest this weekend since it's going to be HOT weather wise...

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A poll (my first!). Is Google your email provider? I just want to get a general feeling how much of a monopoly it is in a relatively tech-savvy world of Mastodon.

Boosts are welcome!

You only have until June 8 to opt out of Amazon's privacy and security nightmare. Can't say it enough that this will be abused. theregister.com/2021/06/02/ama

Just a final reminder that Google Photos' free storages are coming to an end tomorrow (with very few exceptions). I advise you to move away from it and just invest in a external hard drive (maybe two) to store your photos or use a self-hosting solution on Nextcloud.

Google is officially releasing its Fuchsia OS, starting w/ first-gen Nest Hub - 9to5google.com/2021/05/25/goog

The touted Android replacement formally launches today. So it begins then...

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We're taking aim for the stars with FemtoStar - a mobile satellite service running open software atop of open hardware spacecraft.

pine64.org/2021/05/19/femtosta

covid -vaccine 

Update: Turns out so far a sore arm but no major side effects thus far. More tomorrow.

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Today's the day I'll get my second vaccine shot. It's been a long road

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Call it how you want - phones are currently modelled around Apple's penchant on removing control. That's why I'm excited that the pinephone lets me do things like switch out the motherboard (when I'm home with tools), add an SD card, remove the battery and extend support with the connectors in the back.

I don't know how to do the first or last thing but the fact that it's doable means I can pay someone who does now how to - not a mega conglomerate that exists to extract money from workers (inside and outside of the company)

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Gonna say this one time.

I don’t post this stuff because I am looking for someone to tell me there’s not a scholarly article, or a deeper dive. I post it because of trends I have seen in the reporting of day to day events, and emerging threats.

I didn’t get here on scholarly articles on emerging threats

As this one gets closer to being truly weaponized… You need to know that SPECTRE and Meltdown cannot be patched..

threatpost.com/attacks-slaught

Epic versus Apple starts today: here's a summary on the now ongoing case - protocol.com/apple-epic-trial/

The most anticipated antitrust case in decades. Pay attention to this because it could change everything.

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Ahead of May Day, we present "How the Unions Lost Their Teeth," a report from a labor union intern about what happened to the powerful labor unions of the mid-20th century and how we might approach labor struggles today.

cwc.im/shopfloor

#MayDay2021

So Windows and Linux computer upgrades set for tomorrow since my backups are at 100% complete.

Anything major means very important multiple backups.

No recruiter, I'm not willing to head to Antarctica.

After seeing a scammer email.

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