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Morten J.-J. Zölde-Fejér @mjjzf@mstdn.io

@aral I got an IdeaPad with similar specs for my wife. At one point, the disk space was too small to entirely update the machine, even if I uninstalled everything but Windows 10.
I transitioned it to CloudReady, which it has been running happily ever since. These are perfect Chromebook specs...

Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)

= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.

Screenshot of Trump calling himself "your favorite President" in a tweet. 👍

A horribly wounded child found orphaned after a car accident offers the possibility for a long-term experiment: What kind of performance can a cybernetically modified soldier achieve, if the conversion is performed from childhood?
You know how a child outgrows all the clothes and needs to have them replaced one or several times a year - imagine when you have to do it with eyes, inner organs... and bones.
And imagine what happens when that young person no longer accepts it.

Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.

That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.

nytimes.com/2018/07/09/technol

@Angle If this is mostly text, consider write.as. It is an alternative beast, but interesting.

@thaj @johnnynull "They trimmed expenses, including ending a tendency to frequent high-end restaurants." - That seems... sensible.
Every time I see US articles, I have to dial back to when I was living there and work my way to a comparison. So now, 40% income tax in Denmark, but no health insurance... Calculating... complicated.

@thaj As I sort of expected. I am basically considering it as an affordable remote control for the Bluetooth connection with my phone during workout.

@craigmaloney Very valid. I think this situation starts from a basic supplier/customer mindset. Also, I have always struggled with people who complained about duplication of effort. There were people who - I don't know the right word, maybe criticised? - when I was working on the translation of Abiword. They thought it would be much better for the infrastructure for me to put my effort into the LibreOffice translation team. But interest in one thing does not equal interest in the other.

We are still looking for people who want a different type of sales job - one in a fun, decentralized, wildly successful #opensource startup!
nextcloud.com/jobs

Okay, so... Smartwatches. That old chestnut.
Are they actually not shit? Why would I want one? As in, it may be cool, and I am trying for an open mind.