I've been on the fediverse since a _long_ time, previously mostly on social.umeahackerspace.se, seen a lot of things move, seen a lot of things cool down.
I am, in no particular order, a musician of various kinds, a programmer, an academic, a white cis guy, a hacker, a burned-out activist (#telecomix among other things), a teacher, a student, appreciative and occasionally a contributor of art, of thought, and of justice.
Currently in CH, previously in SE.
We did not suspect that Google is since 2013 not only **a** sponsor, but **the main** sponsor, of the Free Software Foundation Europe @fsfe :
https://fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus-2013.en.html . Thanks for the hint!
This is like if ExxonMobil was financing Greenpeace.
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The paper will be delivered on January 31.
A first draft was shared in December with:
* april.org @aprilorg
* fsfe.org @fsfe
* fsf.org @fsf
* Aral Balkan @aral
* waag.org @waag
* sfconservancy.org @conservancy
The Free Silicon Foundation has now removed them from the whitepaper also.
I don’t even know what to say anymore. Disappointed doesn’t even begin to cover it.
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If they hadn't misunderstood the difference between a name of a field and the social and cultural implications of it's usage, this paper wouldn't have been written.
The world is poorer today; we have lost a great human and a powerful defender of human rights. https://twitter.com/pciudadano/status/1221790637994979328
Well, I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise, but the Library of Congress has restricted online access to, "If you're in the Library of Congress," On a bunch of their digital collections, including a couple I didn't get backed up before they locked it down.
A bunch of pages are now showing up like this: https://www.loc.gov/item/2007677493/
Free and open access to historical material is one of the few wholeheartedly good reasons for having government, so this... well, let's just say I've expected the ax to fall for a while now, and wish I'd managed to save more before it did.
re: surveillance capitalism
@hyperlink remember when youtube the startup almost went bankrupt so google bought it because they thought it should be a public utility and not for its profitability? lmaoooooo
i love how we pay for youtube with our time and attention in terms of being subjected to both advertisements and an increasingly untenable panoptic surveillance hellscale and google still has the fucking gall to remove basic features and ask for a monthly fucking subscription for them
This AI is trying to blur the background of my webcam image, and I am making things difficult for it https://aiweirdness.com/post/190441069697/depth-of-field-fails
From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22124929)
This is GDPR in action. Wow.
Working on a ultra light shader viewer/renderer in #zig, with configurable multi-output and realtime parameter inputs via OSC. Planning to add a syphon/spout like video output sharing facility based on openGL texture sharing as well.
The idea is that this would be driven and possibly composited by another OSC-based master application
PhD in theoretical CS, I do music, and hacking and stuff too.
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