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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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Alamo Drafthouse as we know it is sadly dead. Private equity is going to kill its soul and that makes me so bummed since its a small driving distance from where I live. variety.com/2021/film/news/ala

Since it's US Tax Season, a reminder that Intuit (maker of TurboTax) has spent decades trying to prevent taxpayers from filing taxes for free and ripping them off. propublica.org/series/the-turb

Don't fall into their trap.

I may have to get at least two Criterion films from the flash sale because why not?

That ruling that the gig companies must treat their workers as employees in the UK could be a turning point.

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UK Supreme Court says Uber drivers are not independent contractors

"The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled that Uber drivers are legally workers, not self-employed contractors as Uber has argued in courts around the world. The ruling means that drivers in Britain and Northern Ireland are eligible for additional benefits and protections, including a minimum wage."

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Touchdown confirmed and the JPL crowd goes NUTS!

Also a very nice image:

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And if you want the clean feed, there's one for that too thankfully. youtu.be/kPrbJ63qUc4

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Here's NASA’s livestream for that Perseverance landing, about 20 minutes plus away! youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ

All your base still belong to us, 20 years on. I still got chills watching this. newgrounds.com/portal/view/119

For those who use the free version of LastPass, they’re going to limit your to just ONE device type starting in March. ghacks.net/2021/02/16/lastpass

Not good here. Best to switch to Bitwarden, 1Password, KeePass, or Enpass. Better yet, self-host or go local storage!

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melanin.tech/ is an org to help black folks get into and succeed in tech. they're doing amazing work out there, and are currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign that you should def check out if you've got some free $$.

#melanin #tech #blm

I have both the Pixel 4 XL and the PinePhone delivering to me soon so at least I got a few things to look forward to in the coming weeks...

Disney's 20th/21st Century Fox acquisition claims another victim in Blue Sky Studios (and hundreds of jobs). Damn., we'll likely never get that Nimona film... deadline.com/2021/02/blue-sky-

is the only reason why most US people exists online so happy 25th!

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The Pixelfed forum will be launched with the mobile apps and feature a Mobile App Support category for support and to better organize feedback during the beta.

Best part is the forum supports ActivityPub, so you can reply to threads without having to register an account! (We'll open source the forum shortly after)

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The #PinePhone modem (yes, the modem) can now run Linux kernel 5.10 ( @postmarketOS )... we're sure many of you know where this is heading :)
Massive thanks to biktorgj, konradybcio and others.

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