Activists rally to save Internet Archive as a lawsuit from publishers threaten to shut it down https://decrypt.co/31906/activists-rally-save-internet-archive-lawsuit-threatens
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.
If you're new to Mastodon, here's @bethskw with a primer piece. https://lifehacker.com/a-beginner-s-guide-to-mastodon-1828503235
Here's some great indie games for a worthy cause. Kudos to all of them for bringing this together. https://itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for-palestinian-aid
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. https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/02/amazon_sidewalk_mesh/
Google is officially releasing its Fuchsia OS, starting w/ first-gen Nest Hub - https://9to5google.com/2021/05/25/google-releases-fuchsia-os-nest-hub/
The touted Android replacement formally launches today. So it begins then...
We're taking aim for the stars with FemtoStar - a mobile satellite service running open software atop of open hardware spacecraft.
Update: Turns out so far a sore arm but no major side effects thus far. More tomorrow.
Bootstrapping an Amiga without a bootable Amiga floppy - https://www.rvalles.net/bootstrapping-an-amiga-without-a-bootable-amiga-floppy.html
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)
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..
Epic versus Apple starts today: here's a summary on the now ongoing case - https://www.protocol.com/apple-epic-trial/epic-games-apple-lawsuit
The most anticipated antitrust case in decades. Pay attention to this because it could change everything.
nice article by @jomc about the end of yahoo answers!
The antitrust hearing on app store competition has started. If interested watch here: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/antitrust-applied-examining-competition-in-app-stores
That little helicopter did it over on Mars! https://www.space.com/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-first-flight-success
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