We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
SP Balasubrahmanyam: Legendary Indian singer dies https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-53789574
EU Still Asking For The Impossible (And The Unnecessary): 'Lawful Access' To Encrypted Material That Doesn't Break Encryption - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200924/03005845370/eu-still-asking-impossible-unnecessary-lawful-access-to-encrypted-material-that-doesnt-break-encryption.shtml will they *never* learn? #encryption
I'm too old to unlearn Emacs, no matter if the latest cool kid on the block is called sub-someting, particle or bad code.
The interesting thing in this article boils down to one chart, showing how VS Code eats the market of other editors but vim and Emacs are stable. Just weird that "editors" like Visual Studio, IntelliJ or Eclipse are not even looked at, so I doubt that this is giving any meaningful insight.
Launching the European AI Fund - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/09/23/launching-the-european-ai-fund/ "We are a group of national, regional and international foundations in Europe that are dedicated to using our resources — financial and otherwise — to strengthen civil society." #mozilla
"die WebAssembly-VM des Browsers hat laut W3C-Standard keinen Zugriff auf dessen DOM. Das umgeht Microsoft mit einem Trick: [...]"
Was auch sonst. WebAssembly gehört schnellstens auf die Technologie-Müllhalde.
Bye bye, #slideshare.
"Den Big Brother Award in der Kategorie "Digitalisierung" erhält das baden-württembergische Ministerium für Kultus, Jugend uns Sport, vertreten durch die Minisiterin Susannne Eisenmann (CDU) für die geplante Einführung von Microsoft-365 als Bildungsplattform für Schüler und Lehrer."
Hah, fixed the #sailfishos doesn't boot issue on my Sony XPeria XA2, with the help of the together forum. I had installed the (adblock) defender app from openrepos and apparently this is causing such problems. The post below explains how to use chroot (and rpm) to remove the app from the recovery mode, which afterwards just boots fine. Yay! \o/ 🧚♂️
EU Commission announces plans for "European digital identity", which we should "use for everything", from online shopping to tax returns. The German Federal Constitutional Court has banned lifetime personal identification numbers because they encourage screening. Using multiple profiles and pseudonyms is of existential importance for many people and groups! What we really need is decentralized identity servers of your own choice that are interoperable.
After (fast-)booting into recovery mode, it looks like the filesystem has a problem:
/dev/mmcblk0rpmb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error
/dev/mmcblk0rpmb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 4128768: Input/output error
/dev/mmcblk0rpmb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 4186112: Input/output error
/dev/mmcblk0rpmb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 4096: Input/output error
So, the only option I have left is to reset the device to factory state and then start over from scratch installing #sailfishos. Sigh
A drone flying through the red sky San Francisco to the music from Bladerunner 2049: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_m9TUP_t_Y
Why FFS does my Sony XPeria XA2 suddenly have an issue booting into #sailfishos ? Grrrrmbl.
Hard vs. soft science decided:
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Demarcation https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/demarcation
I just stumbled across my private stash of links to G+ posts that I wanted to keep handy for future reference, and am now finding myself angry again at Google for not keeping at least the public posts (and their comments) available for read-only purposes.
We put so much time into discussions there, and almost none of it made it into archive.org. I'm not even sure what got preserved in the Google Takeout image I made days before the takedown, because the format isn't human-friendly (JSON+CSV, looks like) and there are (as far as I know) no readers for it.
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