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Crypto CEO dies with the password to unlock $200+ million of customers' Bitcoin - boingboing.net/2019/02/04/cryp - @adam Did you catch this one? A smack to

Have you considered contributing to #OpenStreetMaps? It's like Wikipedia but for maps - a map that everybody can edit! Today, the NSW Address Import project added thousands of addresses for West Pennant Hills, Warrawee, and West Pymble.

If you know those areas, check it out and start mapping!

#opensource #gis

Somewhat confused with trying to have a @nextcloud conversation between two Nextcloud instances. I could only connect between two devices by opening a public conversation and joining through a link - coming through as "Guest".

I find it remarkable how many empty (and mostly identical Unity-based) FPS games are available on the Google Play Store. I would think it was hopeless, but: Max Payne was excellent, and FZ9 Timeshift was creative. There is absolutely no argument for not making a solid storyline, like with Doom 3 or the Thief games. The games are going to be heavy, but really, my phone has more processing power than my laptop.

due to the human race advancing in many ways, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are now not capable of ending humanity. They are replaced by four new horsemen who reflect the modern age.
#writingprompts #writing

> new commercial platform comes up
> activists promote it ("twitter but for sex workers")
> platform gets successful
> bans everything not good for advertisers
> activists: OH KNOW HOW COULD THEY
> activists: Let's look for a new commercial platform.

BONUS:
> activists: I can't use free software because it's ugly

If game streaming works, the market could expand even further: Netflix, but for video games - economist.com/business/2019/02 - Going to have to beef up my connection a bit

Hot take: The social function of the word "brainwashed" is not to identify actual brainwashing, but rather, to identify opposition to normative truisms

Even turns of phrase that imply you are accusing someone of being "brainwashed", without saying it outright, also seem to serve this function

I don't think that most people who are doing this even experience it as something they're doing...

Maybe it's a way to force adherence to normative truisms without admitting to yourself that you're forcing adherence to normative truisms

Conservancy staff, Karen Sandler and Bradley Kuhn talk about their struggle as activists to live in complete software freedom, at FOSDEM this weekend. Read the interview here, fosdem.org/2019/interviews/bra

Toot, toot!

Tusky has opened an Open Collective, where you can support the development, translations and support work!

We offer a $12/ year tier, which is the symbolic "if everyone who uses the app can pay $1/month".

As well as, a backer tier, and a sponsor tier!

opencollective.com/tusky

#OpenCollective #sponsor #donate

Maybe I should be worried about big data, but Amazon seems to spend a lot of time trying to sell me books they already sold me.

Had a page hang in Firefox. I closed it. Closing Gnome, it says I have an app that is hanging.
I know, kill it.
Then Systemd tells me that it has a stop job that is unfinished - now I can wait.
Remember when we said that we loved how the system does not hang because we can kill the processes directly? Yeah.
Okay, so I am getting old. :wq!

@freakazoid @aral You can maintain the safest digital hygiene, there's always someone who will leak information on your behalf, because they cannot see any harm done.

There's a trillion dollars business on mass surveillance: this is the one to blame, not yourself, not your relations, but the militaro-industrial complex that creates both Frontex and Smart Cities. These are the same people.

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