omg inbox 40 nobody email me anything
Rotating moon (I need to work out how to put credits and cc licence data into ipfs, but it's from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.)
I think it's looking likely that I will never get around to learning to drive.
1) Single phone number -> person mapping means hard to compartmentalise different identities
2) Possibility of harassment tied to knowledge of phone (why people want to keep emails addresses secret too)
3) Expensive to discard phone number, so permanent identifier
4) Phone co. can map to name/address
Unsurprising and yet surprising: I actually do conduct a bunch of *real* email conversations using PGP these days. It's pretty automatic in my client, so sometimes I don't even notice. Still bad for: reading email on mobile/travelling without laptop; conversations that accidentally fall out of being encrypted because of somebody's defaults; the perceived shame of having a key on the keyservers and having to admit you lost the key five years ago when you get an autoencrypted mail from me.
This is you working late at night on your brilliant free software project / manifesto / unassailable fanfic theory, this is: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmWLgiQ9mzqaoYmW2HrpkcLev7Zz2n66MWYmMdxeEiw58q/kitten-term-paper.m4
Reading someone who was ostracized from their community by vague allegations demand that someone else be ostracized from their community because of vaguer allegations of abuse. This doesn't seem a great route to go down.
From the archives, back when Silicon Valley corporatocracy was so hip they announced a Sun/Netscape enterprise alliance with one of those rap videos the young people were into: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmT4NcB4bV624RxgE9yqWPBFt2JQ9KhkLi6336STxUpBWN/knowhow.mp4 (lovingly converted from http://www.ntk.net/2000/01/07/#LYRICS_DOT_TCH_ )
Gosh bits of Hacker News getting really into Georgism. What if we end up in a Ken Macleod future where all the young technorats are just arguing about what 19th century socialism is best?
(You may have very good, physical, and external reasons for having take that bit very seriously indeed)