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Apple's marketing is great, don't update the Mac Mini for 4+ years and then boost how the new model is 30x faster for file compression than the previous generation.

Lol, and my phone is likely more than 3,300,000x faster than the ENIAC for the same.

@MatejLach @ASIC it's not the daughter board disabling ME, they customize BIOS on boards to disable ME. If you read anything they've posted in the past few years. This is a stepping stone. They're looking towards open hardware THAT DOESN'T SUCK. So they're taking time and moving one piece at a time. I don't agree with all they've done, but understand their concept. Was Linux a powerful clean os 10 years ago? No. Stuff takes time and $ to get right.

#Infosec celebrity Edward #Snowden says a report critical to an #NSA lawsuit by the #EFF is authentic. The document proves that telecommunications providers have been permitting signal interception and mass #surveillance of #US citizens #security #privacy techcrunch.com/2018/11/03/edwa

Our friends at A Bunch of Hacks, a lovely #cooperative game studio, are Kickstartering their first game, Epicinium!

Epicnium is a strategy wargame with environmental mechanics and scoring - a game is worth points depending on the state of the surviving world, and the requirements of war must be balanced with the dangers of pollution and global warming.

Is victory worth it, after all, if all you have to rule is mud and craters?

Check it out:
kickstarter.com/projects/17576

#gaming #gamedev #indiegame

I participated in a #reddit survey recently and they want a follow up.

I'm actually quite surprised of what they expect.

30 minutes session via some online service with audio, video and screenshare recorded.

It's nice of them to offer a 40 USD amazon gift card for the time but there is no way in hell that I will sign an NDA for a user survey probably granting them rights to do anything with whatever happens to be in that session.

pass.

For me, #cyberpunk is about breaking out of control structures. It's about surviving in an environment that's weighted against all but the very few.

What I think needs addressing is that the technical skills and equipment necessary to circumvent these structures are themselves a privilege.

/e/ is looking for Linux and web-services security specialist(s). Understand: security policies, SELinux/AppArmor/RBAC, monitoring... on Debian/Ubuntu.
If interested please contact me at gael@e.email
Feel free to relay to friends!

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So the film The Wolf of Wall Street was apparently financed via...corruption on Wall Street.

I have to say, that's so brazen that am actually kind of impressed. 😃

In a world... where the government steals an entire hour from the populace every year... one group of rebels... is taking their time BACK!

You've got no choice but to stand and fight when you're accused...

of DAYLIGHT SAVINGS CRIME!

[coming to theaters soon]

The neighbours started blasting off fireworks, so I am going full on death metal on my loudspeakers.

I bet they didn't see that coming. 😂

The Grenfell Massacre was the first time since at least the 80s where the British media (the Guardian included) had to face grievances voiced by people who were of colour, who were immigrants, and who were poor.

The British media didn't know how to react to this... So it didn't. For all of the coverage around the fire, relatively little was given to airing the grievances of families and neighbours around the social and economic factors which lead up to it.

"[ISP] Bahnhof has suffered a major defeat against publisher Elsevier after a court ordered the Swedish ISP to block a series of domain names, including Sci-Hub. The decision goes against everything the company stands for but it can't ignore the blocking order. Instead, the ISP has gone on the offensive by blocking Elsevier's own website and barring the court from visiting Bahnhof.se."

torrentfreak.com/swedish-isp-p

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Some more book-related #alternatives:

inventaire.io - Community for swapping books powered by libre software & WikiData, follow them on here at @inventaire

libreture.com - eBook storage site with social features, follow them on here at @kevinbeynon

openlibrary.org - Huge non-profit online library with downloads for PD books and lending for non-PD titles.

calibre-ebook.com/ - Open source eBook organiser/editor and format converter

#Books #eBooks #Literature

Capitalism is the best system, because competition ensures that the best product wins.

Like having exFAT be the only file system that works across all three major operating systems.

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@MatejLach I rather have a country ran by christain conservatives than anything.

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Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).