european citizens' initiative for universal basic income,
for anyone that hasn't seen this:
there's an ECI for establishing universal basic income throughout the EU
if you're eligible to sign it (are an EU citizen) i urge you to do so
"We are extracting Earth’s geological history to serve a split second of contemporary technological time, building devices like the Amazon Echo and the iPhone that are often designed to last for only a few years"
Apple rushes to block 'zero-click' iPhone spyware https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58540936
I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care
But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority
The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me
PixelFed has just reached 50k users on 186 instances! 🥳
If you haven't tried it yet, you can find out more from the official site at:
It's a Fediverse alternative to Instagram, and federates with Mastodon etc. so millions of people across the Fediverse can follow PixelFed accounts.
PixelFed has an unofficial Android app called @PixelDroid. It's currently in beta testing, you can get it from F-Droid:
If you don't have F-Droid yet, here are instructions on how to install it:
Friend: What’s your new address? I can come pick you up
Me: Thx, but I don’t want my address to end up on #facebook
Friend: What? I’m not giving it to FB. WTH?!
Me: Hum, you’ll probably add it to my contact on your phone. You gave Messenger and Whatsapp access to your contacts. So yeah if I give you my address there’s a good chance it’ll end up in a FB’s database.
Why is it so hard to protect one’s data these days? Is there a way for me to have ppl over without leaking my address?
If you see one of these in your home, leave it alone. It's a house centipede. They're harmless to you, but an absolute menace to the bugs most people don't want. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutigera_coleoptrata
It's not clear to me whether running a company like Remington makes you into a fucking monster, or whether depraved assholes seek out companies like Remington to work for.
In 2012, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, and murdered 20 children aged six and seven, and six staff members.
Pining for a De-Googled Smartphone https://hackaday.com/2021/09/02/pining-for-a-de-googled-smartphone/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1433429977291116548
A great write-up (with an impressive sample) on using Fast Fourier Transforms for removing Moiré patterns from photo scans:
#Debian GNU/Hurd 2021 was released ~2 weeks ago:
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it: this is a must-read for the Matrix community.
This is a great dive into how Google botched messaging for 15 years, and the table of contents BY ITSELF is a truly epic burn https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/a-decade-and-a-half-of-instability-the-history-of-google-messaging-apps/