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took trouble to cancel my Dutch EP voting ballot to vote for LibDems in UK.

RT @garybrannan@twitter.com

Right, you know the drill today. It’s a lovely night. Get down your polling station and vote. It takes 30 seconds and at least you can say you did your bit, and you’ve got until 10:00pm. #EuElection2019

🐦🔗: twitter.com/garybrannan/status

reading: The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed 

@sarahjeong: "The takeaway here is that we have to start thinking about privacy as a collective, environmental problem, not something that hits individual people, and certainly not something where the onus is on the individual to protect themselves." — nytimes.com/2019/05/21/opinion

i love the way she uses the phrase "environmental problem". like that *other* global environmental problem we're currently facing…

I want to start local meetings about . I'm pretty sure people will join me; even if just one person, it would already be a reason to start this.

However, to make it sound more "official" I would like to register myself (hopefully at the beginning!) as or as local group, but I don't really get the difference between them...

Also, I clicked on a twitter link today and was honestly shocked by how vile and angry people are over there. Even the worst edgelords on here seem tame compared to that.

My present Recaptcha policy:

Request audio.

Respond "Fuck you Google"

Repeat until access granted, or the joy fades.

Bonus: All audio AI parsing tends to "Fuck you Google".

Afraid to flash? Mail-us your phone!
And getting closer to 100 supported smartphones.
Latest updates about /e/, the privacy-centric mobile ecosystem are available at:
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#mydataisMYdata #android #privacy #opensource

sub, "deserve" 

no, *artists* do not "deserve" to be paid.

*humans* deserve to not have to scrabble around desperately trying to scrape together the basic means of survival.

*everyone* should be able to access a level of basic comfort that enables them to create as fully as they can.

and *nobody* should be coerced into, or out of, *any* activity, whether by manipulation, force or economic desperation (unless that activity is in itself coercive).

after all, it's not like being an artist makes one intrinsically superior to other humans.

...right?

I was about to move the family emails from Google Apps to Protonmail.

That's before I discovered that it'll cost me 300 € per year.

Are there any alternatives that provides the same service, with reasonable privacy?

Google+ epitaph 

The final and ultimate demise of Google+ is something to celebrate. One fewer proprietary silo.

There's also a lesson to be learned. Open standards win in the end, although the battle may be long and difficult. All those G+ users who smugly "just trusted Google" were unceremoniously dumped in return for their brand loyalty.

Pieter Hintjens once analogized proprietary software to a kind of trash - ephemeral and disposable - and hoped that we could aspire to do better engineering than that.

I don't want self driving cars.

I want boring things like public transit that comes so regularly I don't need to check a schedule.

I want fast passenger rail so accessible and easy it's preferable to suffering airports.

I want cities that aren't built around cars-as-default. twitter.com/socketwench/status

Damn i have that idea of writing a decentralized version of wikipedia. I guess that.would be awesome. With some kind of technology maybe.

learned and deployed conditional automake's BUILT_SOURCES today. Must add this to my CV...
github.com/gap-packages/Semigr

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