JFC, the #article13 negotiations are so incoherent that earlier this week, the European TV, film and sports rightsholders said they should be halted. Now the *recording industry* says they it’s broken. It was their idea! https://www.ifpi.org/downloads/17_Jan_2019_European_Creatives_and_Rightsholders_Caution_that_New_Draft_of_Article_13_Requires_Urgent_Changes_in_Key_Areas.pdf
ALERT: The government of Maduro in Venezuela takes yet another step to control the internet in the country. A leaked text for a "cyberspace" bill would give the government total control of the internet.
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(I imagine this will get a lot of "but they don't want to help" replies, which may be true! But there may be other reasons, and if they did try and help, it might *actually* help...)
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One of my resolutions this year is to be a bit more overt with my opinions! It's been interesting so far!
Here's one: I know it sounds like a joke, but I wish there were more explicitly libertarian charities.
I sit staring out at a homeless camp in San Francisco, and ponder how SF govt has failed them (and how libertarians would claim that govt. will always fail them, in some way).
It seems like if libertarians want a proof of their alternative, they could mobilise to help.
A young @jameswallis interviews an alive Robert Anton Wilson in 1991: http://rawilsonfans.de/en/cosmic-trickster-interview-robert-anton-wilson/
In which @lizzard gives you a guided tour of a Mission BART Station in San Francisco! https://www.bookmaniac.org/wordpress/2019/01/13/24th-st-mission-bart-station-report/
*someone's* catching up on their Illuminatus authors back-catalogue: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201901030011
God, I love those #codetherapy livestreaming sessions. They're a salve to my soul -- a little bit of socialising, a little bit of showing off, a weirdly asynchronous and frequency-bound communication, the sound of my own voice, geeky audience, thinking about code, concentrating for a long time, echoes of being on stage and safe.
I’ve always liked how many people in the U.S. are good public speakers, esp. relative to Brits.my theories include: 1) UK people not taught it; 2) public speaking culturally awkward for implicit British “must do formality while demonstrating embarrassment” rules; 3) American free-riding on ubiquitous media rôle models. 4) ancient 19th century values?? 5) I’m delusional
Sitting at the back, doing Neighbourhood Emergency Response Training in San Francisco. Not sure I’d always find this neighbourly or reassuring, but it’s kind of calming these days. https://sf-fire.org/training-schedule-registration#curriculum
Also I’m getting out of the (flammable) house!
i talk to everybody and am overly charitable | currently like: probability,, old skool Unix, the saeculum | work at EFF, I don't speak for EFF here
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