"World’s 2,153 billionaires own more wealth than 4.6 billion people or 60 % of earth's population."
Paul Rikards posted the plotted Atari 800 ROM. Visible in the details is the embedded font, which is remarkable to see in context
Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.
It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.
@Gargron Twitter is legit just ripping off Mastodon now. Be proud man.
Finnish PM calls for a 4-day-week and 6-hour-day
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My god, look at this absolutely lovely* Venn diagram showing the overlap (and non-overlap) of characters supported by various popular computing systems in 1972. Notably, the ¢ symbol is supported in IBM's EBCDIC but not in anything else. (ASCII here means what we now think of as 7-bit ASCII, only the first 128 ASCII codes. 256-character ASCII wouldn't be formally standardized until 1987 in ISO 8859!)
RFC 338 (PDF): https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc338.pdf
*lovely... but maddening
I have no words to explain how good the series finale of #MrRobot is. Absolute masterpiece.
Excuse me but "Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg won’t talk to the Guardian. So we fed everything he says into an algorithm, built a Zuckerbot, and interviewed it" has got to be the best take. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/22/zuckerbot-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-botnik
Australia’s status as an open democracy has been downgraded in a blunt assessment released this week by a global alliance of human rights organisations.
Gilead Sciences withheld a safer, more effective HIV drug for 6 years to boost its profits. #HowCapitalismWorks https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/gilead-delayed-safer-hiv-drug-to-extend-monopoly-profits-advocates-allege/2019/12/05/71d4d6ae-1538-11ea-8406-df3c54b3253e_story.html
Ocasio-Cortez takes victory lap after Amazon goes to NYC — even after she helped block $3 billion in subsidies.
I have had some assumptions about Russia challenged today while listening to the governor Natalya Komarova of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra.
She acknowledged that it is rather strange that an ethnic Russian is actively representing minority and indigenous language support in Russia, but they're doing so much to help minority languages grow there it was nice to hear.
Worker co-ops are more productive, last longer, and get through recessions better than capitalist, top-down firms https://www.shareable.net/3-surprising-facts-that-will-change-the-way-you-think-about-worker-cooperatives-qa-with-virginie-perotin/
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