The FCC released new data on U.S. broadband access, and (surprise!): the future looks bad https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-fcc-data-indicates-future-broadband-access-most-americans-will-be-monopoly
"Peter Parker, also known as the popular super hero 'spiderman', is roughtly 16-17 years old, meaning he was either born in either 2001 or 2002. Contrary to popular belief, this places him firmly in the 'Gen Z' category, eather than the millennial category that many place him in. By extrapolating this information, we can conclude that Peter Parker not only knows what a furry is, but constantly has to grapple with the fact that his spider-centric identity is, in fact, his fursona. In this essay I will-"
This is why pure dystopian fiction doesnt' work anymore:
"Harvard is using its $39 billion endowment to snap up massive amounts of rights to aquifers all over California, making a dark bet on water scarcity to profit off forthcoming mega-droughts"
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Just snuck out of my employers break room with a giant block of smoked chedar under my jacket.
I normally wouldn't deprive my coworkers entirely of the joys of smoked chedar but there were lots of tasty things made of meat and im the only vegetarian currently.
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Necuno is now announcing that Replicant is targeting them? (No matching announcement at https://replicant.us just yet. )
That could be exciting simply because, to my knowledge, this could be the first modern 4G replicant compatible phone. https://necunos.com/blog/necuno-solutions-and-replicant-project-collaboration/
Read something that talked about video game controllers in terms of more buttons and greater complexity being a major barrier for non gamers and accessibility.
Find myself thinking about it this morning.
Wondering where the sweet spot is and if it justifies my personal theory that advancements beyond the GBA were unnecessary.
« Build a better world in a pocket of cyberspace, and build it with your friends. Start a revolution in the style of bolo’bolo — by building an alternative to the monoculture and letting people visit. Taking over the world is neither necessary nor desirable: anyone who likes your system can adopt it on their own. »
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Pretty good examination of the media coverage around Bush Sr.'s death and funeral through the lens of Chomsky's manufacturing consent. https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/12/im-sorry-but-this-is-just-sheer-propaganda
Idea: Create a "LiteWeb" standard that is a restricted subset of HTML5 and CSS3, removing all behaviors that can be used to implement Turing completeness or that are difficult for a browser to render.
Gay IT analyst at a rural university. Im a free software advocate. GNU enthusiast. Pacifist. Taoist. Anti-capitalist. Interested in Communalism.
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