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"Because all the day’s computers, including #Galaksija, ran their programs on cassette, Regasek thought Modli might broadcast programs over the airwaves as audio during his show. The idea was that listeners could tape the programs off their receivers as they were broadcast, then load them into their personal machines."

jacobinmag.com/2020/08/compute #SocialistComputer

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There’s this persistent notion, based upon a deliberate lie (which Microsoft pays the media to perpetuate), that #Microsoft has ‘come around’ and magically learned to “love” the competition http://techrights.org/2020/07/30/drowning-microsoft/
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I had a wonderful joke about YouTube but it got demonetized, slapped with copyright infringement and now my account is gone.

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Consuming Laserdisc Whitney visual techgeekporn with the @SDF #openvoip crew

• watch @publius stream live on twitch - twitch.tv/publiuslector

• Shoot the breeze with the crew on Open VOIP (x1088 on SDF VOIP)

* Listen on anonradio.net

#anonradio

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University of the People: accredited, non-profit, tuition-free online university

uopeople.edu/

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This ESP32 basic computer reminds me of that basic engine diy computer. I don't remember what powered the basic engine but pretty sure an esp32 would give you more horsepower and connectivity options.
instructables.com/id/ESP32-Bas

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Software is consuming people’s minds; to make matters worse, people have become so attached to such software that they’re unable to see it and get away from it http://techrights.org/2020/07/07/fomo-mindset/
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It's just (just!) a matter of reorienting our economy around preserving our planet and our species.

And yeah, that's hard, too - but if "the economy" can't be oriented to preserving our species, we need a different economy.

Period.

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Laura will be talking about “using the web for social good” at 18:00 UK/Irish time on Hey! Live.

Free to attend.

eventbrite.co.uk/e/hey-live-us

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A year ago, it seemed the whole world was glued to the incredible protests out of Hong Kong, which were a masterclass in both street- and cyber-countermeasures, as Hong Kong people bootstrapped a protest over a bad law into a popular independence movement.

But Beijing outwaited the protesters. The new "National Security Law" goes far further than the extradition law that kicked off last year's #612strike, and it passed on Jun 30.

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For example, saying the world "Election" can wake your Alexa.

While the companies' practices (retaining and retransmitting captured speech) make this worse, it's bad on its own, and the best fix for it is to not own any of these devices, period.

Image:
Cryteria
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil

CC BY (modified):
creativecommons.org/licenses/b

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Information Alert: Keybase was acquired by Zoom, so I will no longer be using it, I will revoke all the stuff that is specific to them as of today

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Up early editing the closed captions for my talk last week at Creative Mornings Istanbul using Liz Jackson’s excellent Thisten (thisten.co).

The initial automated transcription was excellent and the editor is a work of art :)

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Nice writeup by the @torproject of some recent work I've been doing on Tor users contributing to @Wikipedia. The two papers described were led by @kaylea and Chau Tran!
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RT @torproject
Wikipedia has tried to block Tor users since 2007, alleging vandalism, spam, and abuse. New research tells a different story: people use Tor to make high-quality contributions to Wikipedia, often to topics like politics, technology, and religion. https…
twitter.com/torproject/status/

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