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
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. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/alamo-drafthouse-bankruptcy-chapter-11-sale-1234920558/
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. https://www.propublica.org/series/the-turbotax-trap
Don't fall into their trap.
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."
Touchdown confirmed and the JPL crowd goes NUTS!
Also a very nice image:
Here's NASA’s livestream for that Perseverance landing, about 20 minutes plus away! https://youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ
All your base still belong to us, 20 years on. I still got chills watching this. https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/11940
For those who use the free version of LastPass, they’re going to limit your to just ONE device type starting in March. https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/16/lastpass-free-will-be-severely-limited-on-march-16-2021/
Not good here. Best to switch to Bitwarden, 1Password, KeePass, or Enpass. Better yet, self-host or go local storage!
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... https://deadline.com/2021/02/blue-sky-studios-closing-disney-ice-age-franchise-animation-1234690310/
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)
Reverse-engineering a low-power LED flasher chip http://www.righto.com/2021/01/reverse-engineering-low-power-led.html
Nice history lesson piece.
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