Peter Welch:
"So no, I'm not required to be able to lift objects weighing up to fifty pounds.
I traded that for the opportunity to trim Satan's pubic hair while he dines out of my open skull so a few bits of the internet will continue to work for a few more days."

Christopher Hitchens: "I had long since learned to ask Maynard Keynes's question: When the facts change then my opinion changes: and you, sir?"

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“Seventeen dollars for a smartphone sounds like a great deal, especially for people living in poverty who can barely afford rent. But there’s a problem: low-cost smartphones are privacy nightmares.”

fastcompany.com/90408472/cheap

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ProtonMail Version 4.0 is the launchpad for ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and even more privacy tools. Watch this video to meet the team who's building it. (Open beta coming soon!) youtu.be/MI7hi2nVsQE

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New npm module: @small-tech/cross-platform-hostname

Attempts to bring Windows 10 in line with hostname conventions in Linux/macOS. Set your primary DNS suffix and this module will return your full computer name (which can be a valid domain name as under Linux/macOS) instead of just your computer name.

Install:

npm i @small-tech/cross-platform-hostname

Use:

const hostname = require('@small-tech/cross-platform-hostname')
console.log(`Your hostname is: ${hostname}`)

npmjs.com/package/@small-tech/

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I passed by the #climatestrike yesterday here in Naples. I really can't feel like I belong to this movement.

* I don't like slogans, and the ones I heard were pretty violent, including death threats to right wing people, and far left typical songs.
Anger was the feeling I perceived the most, which may biased because angry people shout the most.

* People knew a lot about climate and environment. That is, until you ask questions. There is no place for doubts in this climate action.

* The traffic was stopped by a human wall. I had to exchange insults and raise my bicycle to get past the fu**ing barricade.

* I do not know how to feel when kids, like 12 yo, engage in such political actions. I still feel like they are too young to really get what's happening.

I'd like to repost a picture that @freemo posted a long while ago

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Police are already using face recognition to monitor citizens. We’re backing a law in Massachusetts that could help lead the way to defending privacy from government face surveillance. protonmail.com/blog/face-surve

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The surveillance state is growing.

A new project by @eff and the University of Nevada allows you to explore a map of where known cell-site simulators, smart street lights, and mobile biometric technology have been deployed.
vice.com/en_us/article/xwewjj/

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Two different illustrations showing the entire observable universe applied with a logarithmic scale.

#Science #Astronomy #APOD #Astrophotography #Space

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Especially in the USA but also in other countries this is the literal truth....

#USPol #Politics #freedom

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Privacy, freedom of expression, and access to information are human rights, yet these rights are denied online around the world.

You can help by running a Tor bridge. blog.torproject.org/run-tor-br

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Past generations were able to grow up without a digital record... This generation, and the ones to come, will be held accountable to their inescapable online identities." wired.com/story/protect-kids-d Here is what you can do to protect your child's data: protonmail.com/blog/how-to-pro

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