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I guess if you really want to see the face of surveillance capitalism, you should simple read the news from this week:

techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/face

techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/goog

#Facebook as well as #Google pay users to give up their internet privacy completely. People route their entire web traffic through Facebook and Google and allow them to decrypt all connections.

Get away from those guys who think your life is worth around $20 per month when you give up everything…

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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Regarding this British frustration of late.
I mostly keep out of it, but I've had a thought.

Perhaps the people of Britain should perform a vote among themselves;

A vote of no confidence for the entire governmental system.
Perhaps it's time to try something wholly different.

An unlikely outcome, but I feel it will be a necessary step, sooner (preferably) rather than later.

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shoutout to package managers and maintainers for making life with a computer bearable

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huh, some youtube suggestions are super cool! someone made an OpenGL engine for non-euclidean space! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEB11PQ9Eo8
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"A president who shuts down government in order to get his way on a controversial issue, such as building a wall along the border with Mexico, offering to reopen it as a concession when his opponents give in, is not protecting the means of democracy. He is treating the government of the United States as a bargaining chip. He is asserting power by any means possible. This is the method of a dictator."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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I don't play this for my pianist friends anymore... it drives them to despair... more than one has said they were going to quit playing after hearing this... lol. Also big props to Hiromi for playing in O Peterson's style while he is in the audience... aside from her Oscar was probably one of the two most technically awesome jazz piano players of all time, along with Art Tatum.

Hiromi
I've got Rhythm
Date on video can't be right as Peterson died in 2007.

youtube.com/watch?v=6JfKY0K_NQ

#fediplay

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#Video #ChaosComputerClub / Guy Standing speaks:
The Precariat: A Disruptive Class for Disruptive Times.
Why and How the Precariat will define the Global Transformation to save our planet.
media.ccc.de/v/35c3-10021-the_
'The combination of the ongoing technological revolution, globalisation and what are usually called 'neo-liberal' economic policies has generated a global system of rentier capitalism in which property rights have supplanted free market principles and in which a new global class structure has taken shape. The 20th century income distribution system has broken down irretrievably, and a new mass class, the precariat has been growing dramatically fast in every part of the world...'

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What is the most profitable business in the world? You might think oil, or maybe banking. You would be wrong. The answer is academic publishing. Its profit margins are vast, reportedly in the region of 40 per cent.

Publicly funded researchers do the work, write it up and judge its merits. And yet the resulting intellectual property ends up in the hands of the publishers. They then sell it via exorbitant subscriptions and paywalls, often paid for by taxpayers too.

newscientist.com/article/mg240

not perfect, but what is?
and more blunt than is too often the case, which I appreciate
youtube.com/watch?v=rmfzwwrCrr

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Friend of mine made this, I figured the message should be spread as far as possible

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A backdoor is a vulnerability by definition. When Politicians demand backdoors to encryption, they are not asking us to choose between security and privacy. They are asking us to choose no security: tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-

#Fight4Privacy #No2Backdoors

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That's great, @github got a new CEO very experienced with the platform he will lead 👍

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