So, hi. Yes, I am one of the #diaspora* core devs, but no, we don't hate Mastodon over there. In fact, I think that comparing micro-blogging like Mastodon to something like diaspora* is a bit... weird.
Anyway, just here to fill some of the micro-blogging needs twitter failed to deliver.
"Implementation of Article 13 results in a total real-time filtering of every piece of content that will be uploaded to the internet."
Want to get a Great Firewall of Europe? Because that's how you get a Great Firewall of Europe.
Tomorrow the EU-parliament will vote whether to proceed with a #CopyrightDirective. You can read here about the impacts it would have in five languages, and might want to sign the petition, too:
#Amazon barely gives any discount on some books, compared to their child company BookDepository. Seems to me this happens mostly on titles with a smaller audience (e.g. Peter Watts).
On those cases, the Kindle book is about 50%-60% of the price, whereas in others it's common to see Kindle books that are almost the same price as the printed book.
Wouldn't surprise me if they're pushing to go #Kindle-only for anything that is not mass-market.
Twitter follows are the new spam.
The knights and ladies rode to hunt, their cats astride their gloved hands. They were released to pursue prey; some returned a mouse, others brought newt or frog, and some simply had a nap.
The noble whose cat seemed most content was declared the mistress or master of the hunt.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I'd missed this when it came out: Phil Zimmermann, creator of #PGP, is joining StartPage to work on an encrypted mail service.
DuckDuckGo seems to have a better PR machine than StartPage, but it's good to see that StartPage is still in the race. The #privacy space needs more active investment.
We've got 3 new opportunities to join our team!
- Fundraising Director
- Project Manager for Network Projects
- Project Manager with Product Exp
These full-time positions can be performed remotely or from our office in Seattle. https://www.torproject.org/about/jobs
Theo Schlossnagle's Monkigras talk about ethics and software development is a must-watch - specially on this age where technology controls so much of people's daily lives.
“Everybody is looking for talent. I’m looking for professionals.”
"Oh, it also tracks your every move and taps your smartphone's microphone, supposedly in the name of helping to root out unauthorized match broadcasts in bars, restaurants and cafes." #privacy #futbol https://boingboing.net/2018/06/11/spanish-football-app-turns-use.html
Google is trying to patent an algorithm from public domain
Peter Watts can throw around scientific details or quantities in his stories which would be natural for his characters, but are conversions an average reader would never have had to make.
It just dawned on me Wolfram Alpha understands these, can help you subtitle Watts the way his _Blindsight_ characters subtitle each other's lingo.
We live in an age of informational plenty.
recommend checking out some short stories from the Freeze-Frame Revolution universe if you're in a mood for some hard sci-fi reading: