"This unfortunate distance between cause and effect opens up space for legitimate and manufactured doubt. It allows people to do selfish and dangerous things while telling themselves efficient market/moral hazard fairy tales so they can look themselves in the mirror." ‒ @pluralistic / pluralistic.net/2021/01/12/mas

I cannot shake off this strange feeling I got after reading onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest by @pluralistic.

It is nothing new, especially if you're familiar with Doctorow's work, but there is distinctive and disturbing vibe there (I guess intentional?), that reminds me of works of Hannah Arendt.

It would be silly to think it's 1930's again, yet it makes the world outside look even grimmer. Not that it doesn't make a good of looking creepy by its own.

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I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

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Aaron Swartz would have turned 34 this month. Join EFF and others this Saturday to celebrate his life and carry on his work. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/join

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Oh, HP, never change.

First you tricked people with a fake "security update," that blocked cheap ink, then you invented rented ink, and now
you've redefined "free ink for life" to mean "$0.99/month, forever, or else."

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/ink- t.co/B7OAjMb0WD

pyspark-stubs will be 3 yrs old this week and today I released the latest preview version, fully (to my knowledge) updated to match freshly cut 3.0 branch
🎉

Grab it while it is fresh ‒ even says so!
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pypi.org/project/pyspark-stubs

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