I can't believe it took until nearly 2019 for @JacobinMag@twitter.com to publish a "socialist case for Hygge" take https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/12/hygge-holidays-design-denmark-social-democracy-solidarity
This Slashdot headline is straight out of the 90s https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/12/30/1338231/computer-virus-hits-newspapers-coast-to-coast-affects-printing
ughh I'm less than 5 minutes into listening to the first #35c3 talk I downloaded and I've already heard "grandma" cited as the prototypical user in need of tech support
DOOMBA: Turn your Roomba's Clean Maps into DOOM maps!
I somehow missed this story earlier this year but there's now a FOSS version of Dink Smallwood https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GNU-FreeDink-Web-Release
This is so cool! Someone made a font based on historical opticians' charts — and it's freely-licensed https://github.com/anewtypeofinterference/Optician-Sans
Debian Clojure contributor, Python packager and Conservancy supporter Elana Hashman talks about the fediverse, how she got started in #freesoftware and sustainability, https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/dec/27/elanahashman/
Merry Grav-Mass everybody!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWKssp2PkFE
This remix of Dr. Beat is my new jam https://soundcloud.com/coqui_selection/miami-sound-machine-brbeat-coqui-selection-special-touch-2016
Facebook has discovered literally the only other way for the public to hate them more: launching a cryptocurrency https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-21/facebook-is-said-to-develop-stablecoin-for-whatsapp-transfers
This is just a dev kit but I'm pleasantly surprised to see Purism's Librem 5 phone is turning out to not completely be vaporware https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Librem-5-Dev-Kits-Shipping
I can't wait for this show's Marx/Engels yaoi fanart https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2178724/china-produces-karl-marx-cartoon-series-mark-200th-anniversary
23andMe's ancestry reports only have a 50% confidence interval, "meaning your report is as likely to be not true as true" https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/magazine/dna-test-black-family.html
Advertising is primitive accumulation of the mind https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/j5za97/artifact-isnt-a-game-on-steam-its-steam-in-a-game
"Unlike Amazon, Google did not pursue tax breaks or other incentives from New York" https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/12/17/1215204/google-to-invest-1-billion-in-new-campus-in-new-york-city
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