USpol, leftism pol
The brief growth and then smothering of queer culture and artistic scenes in interwar Berlin is a good argument that we should ignore the liberal advice of retreating to the "safety" of cosmopolitan city centers as the US descends into fascism, and should instead establish ourselves in defensible rural areas and collect a lot of guns. Hypothetically.
Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"
Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".
Try to imagine a world where every advertisement was replaced with art celebrating you as a worker and reminding you of your power and value.
At their core, all ads are telling you that you aren't happy, but you could be if you bought something. The cumulative effect of seeing that all day every day must be devastating, but we've never known anything else
* N'ont pas besoin d'être "rentables" (ie. personne ne s'étonne que cela ne rapporte rien = dépenses, investissements):
- aide aux entreprises (CICE, baisses de charges, etc.)
- frais du gouvernement, présidence, parlement, etc.
=> Ce qui consolide le pouvoir.
* Doivent être "rentables" (ie. sont déconstruites si elles coûtent plus qu'elles ne rapportent = "trou", déficit, dette)
=> Ce qui crèe du lien social, du bien-être, de la solidarité.
What can a software developer do about climate change?
From @otto 's commit message:
"""Disable DoH by default. While encrypting DNS might be a good thing, sending all DNS traffic to Cloudflare by default is not a good idea.
Applications should respect OS configured settings."""
Some Chromebooks mistakenly declared themselves end-of-life last week
When your Chromebook or Chromebox approaches its built-in expiration date, it will warn you that it's time to go buy a new device entirely. Not long after that, it will refuse to apply any further security or feature updates. In addition to leaving users vulnerable to unpatched security exploits, this means that constantly evolving services such as Gmail will eventually stop working entirely.
Let's talk about a little relic that's hiding in your PC since ~1870.
The 'Bell' (BEL) character is a special character that makes your computer beep.
In DOS/Windows (yes even 10) you can type it using CTRL-G. Try it in your command prompt: echo ^G
On Linux/Mac it'll be: echo -e "\a"
The Bell command used to be used by teletype operators to get the attention of remote operators by making their unit ring an actual bell. This special character remains with us to this very day!
See also this review of The Book In Question: https://libcom.org/blog/fully-automated-luxury-communism-utopian-critique-14062015
Creds to Rasmus Fleischer (see in swedish: https://copyriot.se/2019/09/08/for-en-halvautomatisk-lyxkommunism/)
PhD in theoretical CS, I do music, and hacking and stuff too.
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