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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.

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Activists rally to save Internet Archive as a lawsuit from publishers threaten to shut it down

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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Starting January 4 Google will block sign-ins from embedded browser frameworks

Not good at all for the overall health of the web.

Good luck trying to convince people to stay home on Thanksgiving considering airlines are expecting close to 2 million people to travel this coming Wednesday. :(

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the rest of the story didn’t load for a bit and i was like ‘wow! i respect how succinct this is’

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We Can Do Better Than DuckDuckGo - Drew DeVault:

Personally I'm more excited about the domain-specific search engines, that's what got me into browser dev. I want using (a mix of) them to be as trivial as using a centralized solution, only improved clients can make that a reality!

This project will be well worth following, but personally I'm more interested And no, I don't care that it's facade is closed source!

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This is scary stuff. "Motherboard uncovered two separate, parallel data streams that the U.S. military uses, or has used, to obtain location data. [One] is through a company called X-Mode, which obtains location data directly from apps."

#privacy #tracking #security

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Aaron Swartz Day is tomorrow.

Aaron Swartz is why I left the security consultancy I worked for. And, more generally, why I don't do infosec specifically anymore.

At the time, there was a non-zero chance that the company I worked for would be contracted to collect evidence against Aaron, and I was opposed to that. I could have stuck around and possibly been complicit in what they did to him, or I could do what I could to prevent it. So I quit.

I found out some time later that they didn't get the contract. I don't know if I had anything to do with that or not. I'm not so arrogant to think that I did, but neither can I say for sure.

I never knew Aaron. Never worked with him. That doesn't mean that I couldn't respect him and his accomplishments.

"This means that Apple knows when you’re at home. When you’re at work. What apps you open there, and how often. They know when you open Premiere over at a friend’s house on their Wi-Fi, and they know when you open Tor Browser in a hotel on a trip to another city."

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oh wow

ok you know the creepy thing league of legends was doing with their new champion Seraphine where they were having her be the hashtag relatable everyday girl with mental illness on instagram

it's somehow gotten worse! the tale is somehow worse

quoth the article,

My problem with Seraphine is much more personal. My problem with her is that I think she’s based on me.

a picture of the two to compare is below, the article is her detailing other things the character shares with her real life and detailing that she actually had a relationship with a riot employee who was trying to get her to participate in a project etc.

For those who already got the new consoles this week, I salute you and hope it goes well as you all are brave for being glorified beta testers.

Google Photos ends free storage on high quality images beginning June 2021

Do me a favor and just rely on local storage instead. Get a external hard drive and go from there.

So looking at the analysis of the ARM MacBooks, I see the max RAM of the M1s is 16GB.


All of my computers have at least 32GB of RAM or more which should be the standard. Thoughts?

Missed this earlier, but Woody Leonard is retiring from all forms of writing and blogging. All the best to you and will be missed!

Sony confirms won't support SSD storage expansion at launch, despite the presence of a dedicated internal slot, says it “is reserved for a future update”

Makes me so glad I'm not getting any next-gen console until 2021 at the earliest due to the fact that they're half-baked.

Most likely taking a mental day off tomorrow since I'm a bit stressful. Thankfully, my employer understands the scenario.

uspol - Latinx vote 

This is a good observation into why Dems lost the Latinx vote thus losing Florida in the process.

Just a stressful week this far, as naturally. Challenging to get anything done in a timely matter.

Now that it's Election Day in the US, a friendly reminder:

Vote like your life, liberty, and your existence as a human being depend on it. Because they truly do

The Raspberry Pi 400, a compact keyboard with a built-in ARM-based computer

Awesome news here, will get one, only $70 USD!

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