After all the dumb things the EU has decided this week, at least they're getting one thing right: https://www.dw.com/en/eu-to-stop-changing-the-clocks-in-2019/a-45495680
Interesting thought: "Free will" is a bad model of the world, and targeted propaganda exposes the weaknesses of that model. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/14/yuval-noah-harari-the-new-threat-to-liberal-democracy
Here's an interesting discussion of how moving off centralized platforms in response to their reprehensible actions doesn't really work out:
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Today, whistleblower Reality Winner was officially sentenced to 63 months in prison, the longest sentence for a journalist's source in federal court history.
Shortly after her plea deal last month, the Mueller investigation used some of the same information that she revealed to the public to indict 12 Russian military intelligence officers for conducting "large-scale cyber operations to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election."
re: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/21/countries-arent-businesses.html - Why do private financial firms get to earn interest as a side effect of government spending?
"This is a somewhat advanced, though hardly difficult, topic and is not covered further here."
I'm not sure this writer is clear on the concept of "documentation".
It's not clear that the US drug approval process exists primarily to serve the public good.
Alex Jones vs. Facebook, and the question of free speech in privately owned public forums: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/08/size-matters.html
Glenn Greenwald tweeting about the #AlexJones banishment/#censorship from social media
Corey Doctorow has some important points on the Defense Distributed case: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/07/hard-cases-bad-law.html
And Mozilla continues their crusade to break the web: https://blog.ungleich.ch/en-us/cms/blog/2018/08/04/mozillas-new-dns-resolution-is-dangerous/
"You cannot base a public good on a normalised systemic violation of human rights." https://ar.al/2018/07/30/out-of-the-frying-pan-and-into-the-fire/ by @aral
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