ADDENDUM TO https://mstdn.io/web/statuses/99174359135832916:
FreePress.net is planning to sue the #FCC for their vote! A generous donor will match our gift up to $30K!
" #P2P will save us if Net Neutra-"
NO. Many ISPs already block p2p protocol traffic and #Tor . Blockchain probably won't save you. If you have the money and resources, establish your own ISP, preferably a #coop. Otherwise, CALL CONGRESS. They might be able to invoke the Congressional Review Act.
Axis of Evil: Coca Cola and Nestle are moving forward to privatize the largest fresh water reserve in South America, in order to advance their profits from bottled water sales (helped by the quality decline of US municipal water at the tap) http://www.defenddemocracy.press/plundering-the-planet-coca-cola-and-nestle-to-privatize-the-largest-reserve-of-water-in-south-america/
@jerry people always want something for nothing and don't understand the true costs behind digital content
it's not a physical product so people don't understand
that's my speculation as for why people hate any attempts to monetise
I see a lot of complaining here about Salon’s decision to mine currency if a visitor is using an ad blocker. No income means no paid staff. Mining currency is likely a less risky proposition than allowing ads (for now at least).
The mantra for a long time about the changes brought about by the internet (ala RIAA/MPAA) is “adapt or die”. Here we have a company attempting to adapt and people are throwing rocks at it.
What is a better alternative?
"When asking your member of Congress to save net neutrality, ask him or her to save Lifeline, too," write Mozilla Fellows @gigibsohn & @amina_fazlullah in @WIRED. https://www.wired.com/story/ajit-pais-plan-will-take-broadband-away-from-poor-people/ source: https://twitter.com/mozilla/status/966307875344867328
Good morning, I'd like to borrow an extra hour or two of night. How do I go about that again?
Jolla the creators of Linux mobile OS Sailfish:
SailfishOS "Lapuanjoki" update introduces new system languages, updated Qt framework which includes a lot of bug fixes.
Security patches for kernel, display drivers and bluez, bug fixes in CalDAV sync, Dropbox account creation and much more. Via Jolla Blog.
Jolla names their different versions of SailfishOS by Finnish rivers.
RT @gigibsohn: Comments are due today @FCC on @AjitPaiFCC's heartless #Lifeline proposal. @amina_fazlullah & I write in @Wired about how i… source: https://twitter.com/mozilla/status/966324284695220224
let's start this business
wait was this not a startup idea
would your neighbor across the street know the difference between an LG Smart TV and an LG monitor with a raspi on the back running an LG-ish looking front end and a handful of "apps" they expect?
in the near future counterfeiters will be releasing bootleg electronics products weeks before the legitimate item is available to the public and the counterfeit will be good enough to not garner any complaints from purchasers. this speaks equally to the quality of the counterfeiters and the quality of the originals.
always remember, oreos are counterfeit hydrox, not the other way around, despite appearances today
Every 3 years the public can complain to the Copyright Office about how DMCA 1201 gets in the way of legitimate uses of our devices, from cars to tractors—essentially forcing us to ask permission to use our own property.
That's not even the weirdest part. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/did-congress-really-expect-us-whittle-our-own-personal-jailbreaking-tools source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/966126431200714752
A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company’s Servers - https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3k7a5k/hacker-wipes-spyware-retina-x-flexispy
Shoutout to mastodon in the article! Honestly applaud this, there's no reason you should be able to see everything someone does on a phone without their consent
El Picosómetro: una guía básica para turistas, extranjeros y extraviados 🔥😬🌶😵🔥
why did they think accompanying the "winners don't use drugs" slogan with the FBI seal would convince kids that that was a cool message
@tomharris to really be lootcrate like, though ...
"Maybe you get a first printing, signed by the author and a gold leaf bookmark, or maybe you get a paperback with the cover ripped off and a handful of string, there's no way to know!"
Needs the highs and lows of a scratch off lottery card.