"Mum, are there any new fairy tales?"
"Yes, many writers write fairy tales."
"No, like, stories that you tell kids to teach them not to do stupid things."
"Oh, I see. There are a few. And one that really happened."
"Settle down, I'll tell the story of Leeroy Jenkins..."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I don’t believe this conspiracy theory one bit, but it is delicious
The US and UK governments are bleeding authority so fast, the goal MUST be to invalidate themselves as the previously unquestioned loci of Westphalian sovereignty.
Made this service that prints your face on an N95 mask, so you can protect people from viral epidemics while still being able to unlock your phone.
I guess Google doesn't care about human rights anymore. https://medium.com/@rossformaine/i-was-googles-head-of-international-relations-here-s-why-i-left-49313d23065
Well I learned something fun today. Apparently Google Chrome includes software_reporter_tool.exe, which scans your entire hard disk for executables to analyze. Also, it reports the results to Google.
How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe) - gHacks Tech News
Twitter is funding research into a decentralized version of its platform called Bluesky... a bit like Mastodon? https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/11/21010856/twitter-jack-dorsey-bluesky-decentralized-social-network-research-moderation
I wrote an ode to personal websites for one of my faves,
24ways. Featuring inspiring (and rights-respecting) websites from people whose work I love and respect.
Did you know?
OMEMO is multi-client end-to-end encryption for XMPP/Jabber.
It uses the Double Ratchet Algorithm, like in FB Messenger, Riot, Signal, Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Wire...
It offers future and forward secrecy and deniability with message synchronization and offline delivery.
When i explain federation and decentralization to people, i compare it with email.
Email can be hosted by any company, exposing a domain+server to the internet, then you must use their application/web to access it because of the old propietary software model, nowadays there is a lot of open source mail clients anyways.
ActivityPub is just a standard protocol, mastodon is a software that implements it for microblogging (like twitter)
Decentralization is the only way to systemically fight social media disinformation https://friendica.mrpetovan.com/display/735a2029-175d-dd89-acaf-d47959983332
I mentioned the other day that health care data is one area where people who "have nothing to hide" still care about #privacy.
Personal finances is the other area and it looks like Google's going there too.
The 48Mp camera on the Nokia 7.2 isn't really that great. It's more of a 12Mp camera. https://pocketnow.com/nokia-7-2-review
Even more Samsung Galaxy Book laptops coming out!
@yang Seems to be doing some really smart stuff. Too bad I wasn't able to find & meet him at NY Comic Con last year.
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