First they came for the "terrorists"
Then they came for the whistle blowers
Then they came for the journalists
Then they came for me
"Photo journalist in Bangladesh arrested for a Facebook post under the Section 57 of Bangladesh’s infamous Information and Communications Technology Act (ICT) which authorizes “the prosecution of any person who publishes, in electronic form, material that ... prejudices the image of the state or a person; ...”"
I've been hearing a lot of prominent people speak about surveillance and privacy, but when I hear Richard Stallman talk about it, it really struck a chord with me.
"We need a law. Fuck them — there’s no reason we should let them exist if the price is knowing everything about us. Let them disappear. They’re not important — our human rights are important. No company is so important that its existence justifies setting up a police state. And a police state is what we’re heading toward."
When Big Content and Big Tech sit down to make a meal out of creators, it doesn't matter who gets the bigger piece. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/eus-copyright-directive-charm-offensive-pats-europeans-head-and-tells-them-leave
For every @yunohost user of the @matrix app, please try this upgrade that contains the security fix ⬆️.
You can use the command : yunohost app upgrade synapse -u https://github.com/YunoHost-Apps/synapse_ynh/tree/testing
Or use this URL in your administration.
#Kiwix is an app that lets you easily browse wiki and stackexchange sites offline.
It's extremely useful for people who cannot access a reliable internet connection for whatever reason. (For example, some sailors will download a copy of wikipedia onto Kiwix in port to browse it while at sea.)
Kiwix is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS:
You can also make a local Kiwix server on a Raspberry Pi:
We agree sponsors shouldn't control content. Unlike most other conferences, we never sell keynotes or talk spots & we don't give sponsors access to program committee. #Copyleftconf sponsors get a thank you but no control. "Saying thank you"!="Saying they're the 'good guys'".
Speaking of DIY skills and such, I think soap and bread are two of the top "it's easier* than it sounds" things you can make and enjoy a direct, material benefit from.
For example, I used to think you needed a bread machine to make bread. Then I realized, "That can't be right. People have made bread for thousands of years."
I think the process of making things like that has become kind of obscured from us in modern life. But you really can just go out and Make A Thing.
Check it out, I finally ditched WordPress and rebuilt my website using the static site generator Lektor. No more PHP or MySQL, it's very cool https://micahflee.com
One day I would like to put all open-source operating systems developers in one room and put one single slide on the screen:
"There is only one Donald Knuth and you are not him.
And no, you are not even Brian Kerninghan or Dennis Ritchie¹.
Learn to manage your ego."
¹ I have actually met dmr as an 8 yr old child and asked him to explain printf() varargs to me² which he did in the kindest, gentlest, non-condescending way.
² Yes, I was taught C & Lisp aged 6. Explains things, right?
@rysiek "we've always done it this way"
"our company is different"
"we don't really see how the marginal benefits of using x could possibly outweigh the downsides of implementing such a complex system, and training all our staff to use it"
"well, we do have it in place for a few years now, but nobody is really using it, except for the department that (installed it | requested it)"
update on last post..:
Duck Duck Go's response
The median salary for a full-time writer in the US is $20,300, well below the poverty line.
Never feel bad about self promotion or asking for money to survive in the hell that is capitalism.
Even an average writer or other creator provides more net value to the world than the 'best' capitalist, AKA labor-thief and planet-destroyer.
The final count is in! In 2018, we raised more donations from individuals than ever before.
Thank you for standing up for privacy and freedom online.
No one, but especially not police, should rely solely on IP addresses to determine a physical location. https://www.eff.org/wp/unreliable-informants-ip-addresses-digital-tips-and-police-raids
A paranoid metallic sponge that might sometimes talk about privacy and freedom.
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