Interesting paper on people evaluating threats: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6396/1465
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H.R. 6054 Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018 has been introduced, which essentially criminalizes disguises at protests with a maximum 15 year penalty, and property destruction automatically amending a 2 year penalty
This is the police state in action.
#facebook Marketers (and thus, anyone) get to access private group member lists. https://boingboing.net/2018/07/12/facebook-allowed-third-party-m.html
In case anyone missed this old Snowden / Greenwald / Chomsky interview: https://theintercept.com/a-conversation-about-privacy/
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~ An alien visits earth ~
Alien: I need to do some research on humans, how should I proceed?
Human: I'd go on Sci-hub
Alien: Amazing! Every nation on your planet has worked together to put all of human scientific knowledge in a single repository for anyone to view; it is truly a triumph of your civilization and a credit to your kind! Perhaps we were too hasty in deciding to eradicate you.
Human: Actually, every country on the planet has laws against it
Alien: ~ Leaves ~
@bob That's strictly worse than UBI.
1.) It leaves opportunity to argue about what services people deserve. Should everyone get a free car? Probably not, but for some people that's an essential expense. Better to let each person make that choice themselves.
2.) It hurts people who don't need a given service and wastes money - they can't allocate those resources elsewhere. What if I don't want free car because I can take the bus? I'll probably opt in to free car anyway just in case.
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German police raided homes of members of a privacy group that runs Tor exit nodes.
Their excuse was an unrelated blog called for violence at a right-wing event, this blog uses Riseup email, and the privacy group handles European donations for Riseup.
All it costs to fulfill the average person's needs for digital services is a $5 per month VPS instance. It's even cheaper if you buy a single board computer and host your services at home.
We've been letting companies steal our personal data and sell it to the highest bidder and destroying democracy in the process all to save what? A coffee a month?
This is one of the worst deals in history.
Note to self: When opening an all-you-can-eat buffet, don't offer an all-you-can-eat-for-a-month card for $25
“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”
I've recently seen plenty of Linux gamers get excited about DXVK and it is an interesting technology. However, you should remember that buying Windows games to play with it doesn't really help Linux gaming. "No Tux No Bux" is still the most reliable way to support the platform and make sure it develops on all levels.