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The Hippocratic License: A new software license that prohibits uses that contravene the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
boingboing.net/2019/10/04/free

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mood: abolish borders and nations and then build an intercontinental high speed rail network, so i can finally hang out with everyone i love <3

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Startup idea: pay a trans person to review your elevator pitch. They'll tell you which storied institution you're reinventing out of ignorance.

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Lynn Conway invented they way modern superscalar microprocessors are designed and made.

Microprocessors like the ARM architecture, designed by Sophie Wilson, a trans woman.

You know, the processor of the phone you’re reading this on.

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RT @cassius_a@twitter.com

In 1968, IBM fired Lynn Conway, pioneering chip designer, for being trans. She later restarted her career in computing under a new name and rose to prominence a second time. She is still alive and living with her husband outside Ann Arbor. twitter.com/IBM/status/110…

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for those wondering how to establish trade relations with crows:

- feed crows food A regularly
- when crows decide to bring you gifts, feed them food B
- when crows bring you different categories of gifts, feed them a food-per-category, ex: food C for jewelry, food D for paper money, etc
- crows will recognize these exchange patterns and opt to bring you things in order to acquire desired treats

good luck! 🐦

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Thread: ‘Just Culture’ for safety 

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finding dory conspiracy theory time part 1 

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CW: Orthocosm, censorship, capitalism #mademethink, Engadget link 

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As my physics prof used to say, if you’re going to do something illegal, make sure you’re only doing one illegal thing at a time

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I've been goin hard on solarpunk aesthetic and ideals lately. But let's not forget some other punk categories that heavily overlap, and some key features that might attract you:
Hopepunk is an umbrella term in which solarpunk sits. It is defined by the ideal that being hoepful is, at this point in our timeline, incredibly counterculture.
Some things you can do to be a hopepunk:
-sift through all the depressing news articles to find the stuff that talks about life saving inventions or the fact that flowers can hear bees
-love and support your friends, loved ones, and comrades
-make art that inspires others to be happy, mindful, or loving
-fix your shit up because no matter what repair culture is punk as hell
-do things with people that make you feel good about the future.

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I'm so old I remember when the entire tech industry FREAKED THE HECK OUT at the idea of 'Total Information Awareness' and now it's just 'yeah, that's literally our business plan, what's wrong with it'

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_In

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What I don't get about Slack or any other 'chat as a service' system is why tech companies would willingly backdoor themselves with a surveillance system to harvest all their most private in-house discussions.

All those chat logs must be worth quite a bit to the right buyers.

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For the past several months, I've been sending american-flag-belt-coworker almost-weekly network messages through an app he logs into that I have full admin on. The message pops up in the bottom corner of your desktop, and gives no appearance of having anything to do with the app it's coming from.

For the first few months, he only received this message, over and over:

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Notice that jeans come pre-torn but not pre-mended. The last thing the capitalists want us to do is to associate mends with fashion because then we might stop replacing our clothes every six months as they wear out.

... but mended clothes /are/ cool and they /are/ punk and there's nothing they can do about that.

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certain representations of super old file timestamps still give me, for want of any more familiar term, "time vertigo"

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