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Yet another of the many ways that breaks the open : connecting without a User Agent gives 403 Forbidden with an obscure "error code 1010". My test suite works fine on all the other sites, only Cloudflare does this.

To avoid burnout, I've been looking for sources of good news. My most recent one is dam removal. Around the world, dams are being removed and rivers are coming back to live. There is still much work to be done, but things seem to be trending in the right direction.

Someone should really dig into PR against the /#AstraZeneca vaccine. The science clearly shows it is a safe and effective vaccine. Sure, there were some hiccups in the process. really does not want the Oxford model to succeed because they were going against and working on non-profit manufacturing. already spends the same if not more on marketing than research.


Huh, I just got banned from all GrapheneOS rooms. I haven't posted in months...

I find it super frustrating how well constructed PR is. They are masters of taking one little problem, making an a solid privacy improvement to it, then using it to distract people from their giant surveillance capitalism machine. Something like that is only a privacy improvement for people who are fully in Google's ecosystem. Switching to using Google Fi encrypted calling would be a net privacy loss.

If device manufacturers stop supporting their hardware with software updates, they should be required to release the source code so that people can continue to maintian the working devices.

@U039b found it:
"Okay. Based on Google's documentation, you could check 2 attributes in the Manifest:"

Specifically and

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I had an internet connection with native , it was dynamic e.g. DHCP and changed biweekly. I just realized a potential advantage: it removed the long-lived association between IP and household. Are ISPs actually considering this? Does anyone think it is a useful protection? It seems it would have to change a lot more often to actually be useful. I've always assumed it was just a tactic to get people to pay more for a static IP.

Anyone know a way to detect whether an APK was signed using Google Play App Signing? Or otherwise, anyone know of an app that is using Google Play App Signing?

If you want to understand why the goes to war even when it is stupid and costly, like , look at who is benefitting from those wars.

Here's a newsreel from Vienna in 1937, when the Austrofascist Schuschnigg was in power. They were forcing pedestrians into the narrowly constrained segments of the city that is now all too common. Before, the whole streetscape was open to all.

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Even in Red Vienna, we're still suffering from the Nazi's focus on the automobile: the 1939 "Reichsgaragenordnung" (Reich's Garage Law) still is law in some form in Vienna, Austria, and Germany. It requires that there are parking places for every job, apartment, store, etc. Reichsgaragenordnung

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Mercedes was also an early Hitler supporter and received lots of support from the Nazis. The Nazis stopped taxing cars in 1934, for example

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While China's passing of a strict privacy law pushing back on technology companies’ data collection is a big win for Chinese citizens, unfortunately it does not extend to the state's widespread surveillance.

Eva Xiao reports:

Original tweet :

Modern day Hitler apologists also want to claim the Nazi role in the

And the contemporary German government tries to highlight that the Autobahn wasn't purely built by the Nazis, but can't get around that they drove their widespread creation and adoption

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I'd love to see a well researched documentary or book about the fascist roots of how cars came to dominate the world, the story is out there plain to see: Mussolini and Hilter pioneered the freeway, Nazis started VW, Franco started SEAT, Ford loved the Nazis, Fiats owners were tied to Mussolini, Peugeot and Citroen owners switched to producing for the occupying Nazi armies.

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