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Gesichtserkennung bedroht unsere Freiheit und die Demokratie. reclaimyourface.eu will ihre Nutzung durch den Staat stoppen. Über die Technik, die Gefahren der Gesichtserkennung und die laufende Kampagne spricht @monoxyd mit @anked, Andrea, @kantorkel und @Rainer_Rehak heute live ab 21h im #CR266 chaosradio.de/live

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This password manager you are using to store super secret data? The app is sharing plenty of your usage data with half a dozen tracking companies. Of course that's really trustworthy...

kuketz-blog.de/lastpass-androi

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New video tutorial: how to set up one Keyboard shortcut to check your painting values in #krita while painting? Here is a short (2min) quick tip to answer this:

Yt: youtu.be/FTvVBi1Vo7w
Pt: Soon on @shichimi mirror

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Now that the new OnionShare has better command line support, I just wrote a guide explaining how to run your own anonymous Tor dropbox on a Raspberry Pi. Check it out: micahflee.com/2021/02/onionsha

If you have any leaks, load this URL in Tor Browser to send them my way: vxat6yszh7o5r2fxzvibxsb4lmfi6y

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the vice president of USia swore in a member of the cabinet over zoom today.

remember this the next time some company makes you chase down a fax machine for one signature on a form that started as a pdf file in your email to begin with.

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@TonyStark We need to act while we have the majority or we may not have a fair election again.

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The Congress needs to review and renew the Voting Rights Act and also pass HR1/S1, bills created by Democrats to protect and expand the vote.

Progressive media could do more to publicize the specific contents of these bills and how they would combat specific types of voter suppression. And the progressive media needs to keep up the great work exposing the anti-democracy bills the Republicans in the states are trying to get through the state legislatures.

On every level, Republicans must be exposed as the allies of insurrection, trying to reverse the victory of the Biden-Harris coalition, and attempting to accomplish with voter suppression laws what the Former Guy and his insurrectionists could not get done on January 6. #ElectDemocrats #ProtectTheVote

U.S. Supreme Court set to weigh Republican-backed voting restrictions-
reuters.com/article/politicsNe

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@diane_a@pluspora.com:

❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE

• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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RT @James7Holland
Stop everything for 26 seconds and watch this.

Footage, with sound (!) from the surface of another planet.

Just incredible.

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Texas leadership is passing on winterizing their systems just after it's been proven once again that they need to.

But that's the Texas GOP. Just look at all the regulatory changes and effort they put in after the West Fertilizer Co explosion killed 15 and injured 160+. I'll save you the research: there wasn't any.

Texas Is Awash in Natural Gas. It Didn’t Help in the Storm; State, industry officials show little appetite to harden natural-gas systems after a winter freeze left millions without power and heat-
wsj.com/articles/texas-is-awas

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Having just been talking about poorly-designed light themes this morning, I'm delighted to see that @Tusky updated for me this evening and its (already perfectly good, I hasten to add that this isn't one of the grudging, bad ones I was talking about!) light theme looks even better now! Better contrast. :) Hurrah.

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washington state bird psa 

take down bird feeders for the next couple months if you've got 'em, washingtonians
seattlepi.com/local/seattlenew

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Many articles about the Australia-Facebook dispute noted that a large number of people rely on Facebook as their primary news and information portal. Because I think that relying on a big tech entity that treats users as products for advertisers as a primary news source is unwise - I suggest RSS as an alternative in my post.

thenewleafjournal.com/around-t

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@HopeVanDyne Rachel Maddow and other news commentators have pointed out that the nominees that Senate Republicans and Joe Manchin have a problem with are all people of color: Xavier Becerra, Deb Haaland, and Neera Tanden. Not all nominees who are POC have been given a hard time: UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was confirmed 78-20 today, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was confirmed 93-2. However, Sen. McConnell tried to get his caucus not to vote for DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Sen. Hawley did his best to hold up Mayorkas' confirmation.

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This is what a President does. 

Once again, I am glad that the better amongst us prevailed and Biden won. And once again, I wonder how much better off America (and the world) would be if Trump had never been elected in the first place.

Biden to order sweeping review of U.S. supply chain weak spots-
President Biden on Wednesday will formally order a 100-day government review of potential vulnerabilities in U.S. supply chains for critical items, including computer chips, medical gear, electric-vehicle batteries and specialized minerals.
washingtonpost.com/business/20

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