Don’t ever let anyone tell you that the government can’t afford to pay workers to stay at home for long enough to achieve #ZeroCovid when they managed to find £17bn for their corporate mates.
Jeremy Hammond has been released from FCI Memphis.
He is safely at a halfway house in Chicago & even got to spend a little time with his support crew.
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Revealed: British mercenaries linked to brutal crackdown on left-wing activists in Sri Lanka https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-11-18-revealed-british-mercenaries-linked-to-brutal-crackdown-on-left-wing-activists-in-sri-lanka/
A piece of #internet #art #history is about to stop. I'm amazed it's still going. But Scott Draves, creator of "Electric sheep", can't maintain the project anymore. After 21 years, he is willing to pass it on to someone else, or shut it down.
If you think you can help, contact https://scottdraves.com
(PS: it's not about the money, it's about time and management. Scott does not have the time to maintain it anymore.)
I gave #YunoHost a try a couple of days ago and I now got a #NextCloud instance running at home, connecting two computers and a phone. I am very impressed with it and planning to take it to the next level soon. I hope our Internet service provider has not closed gates to the actual Internet when they ended net neutrality.
Blogs stop serving RSS, feed readers aren't maintained, etc. It is not coincidence that Google discontinued its Reader product, with the following message on their page: "We understand you may not agree with this decision, but we hope you'll come to love these alternatives as much as you loved Reader." In fact, Google has been simplifying web activities all along. Cory Arcangel in 2009:
> After Google simplified the search, each subsequent big breakthrough in net technology was something that decreased the technical know-how required for self-publishing (both globally and to friends). The stressful and confusing process of hosting, ftping, and permissions, has been erased bit by bit, paving the way for what we now call web 2.0.
True, alternative do exists, but they become more and more fringe. Graham seems to be right when he says that most user will go for less work. Generally, heteronomous convenience means less work than autonomous convenience, as the maximum amount of decisions is taken by the system in place of the user. Furthermore, heteronomous convenience dramatically influences the perception of the work required by autonomous convenience. Nowadays, the process of collecting RSS feeds URLs *appears* tragically tedious if compared to Twitter's seamless "suggestions for you".
Hello world! Come, check out one of the finest exponents of contemporary Sri Lankan fiction: Piyal Kariyawasam. His short story ‘Second Time Round, the Silver Bullets Found his Heart’, translated by Gaya Nagahawatta, is now available at http://www.literaryshanghai.com/piyal-kariyawasam-second-time-round-the-silver-bullets-found-his-heart-trans-gaya-nagahawatta/
each extinct or endangered species is read by performer-friends from around the world for example @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @TiiLiinu@twitter.com @email@example.com & more
Le combat épique de Framasoft contre la charcuterie en boîte.
Luc vous explique tout sur la lutte contre le spam : champs de bataille, armes et stratégies…
Les techadmins luttant contre les spams (allégorie)
"hercules hydra" par Mad Maenad, licence CC BY-NC 2.0
There will be a #hackathon next weekend in concert with #AaronSwartzDay . The entirety of it will be streamed on YouTube. You can read the prelude to that and what happened to Swartz in the link bellow + info about the hackaton:
Open Library Founder, Aaron Swartz, would have been 34 this week.
On Sat 11/14 we honor Aaron w/ @AaronSwartzDay@twitter.com & International Hackathon. Hackathon starts at 10am, Speakers start at noon 😍🤓
This is a calculated and conscious effort at expanding militarism and establishing a dictatorship. Taking this as sloppy governance, "mechanism run by wrong people", mismanagement or ignorance etc is a mistake.
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