We simply cannot say this enough:
1. Turn off your location services.
2. Turn off your phone completely when you don’t need it on.
WE are allowing THEM to create a virtual police state. #COVID19 tracking is simply a building block of systemic real-time civilian surveillance.
At the heart of this technology is money, not altruism. These companies are not non-profits. Their profit ≠ your freedom.
You control your #privacy through your choices.
isolating zoom on linux (easy)
How to isolate zoom from doing too much nasty shit on your linux system, the easy way:
install firejail ("sudo apt install firejail" or whatever command it is for your distro you nerd).
Only run zoom with this command from now on (maybe even uninstall your current zoom and re-run it with this) "firejail zoom".
Done! You may wanna make a new menu icon or executable for running Zoom in a sandbox, so you don't accidentally launch it normally again.
Those of you real nerds will have noticed that I didn't suggest making a new firejail config or anything, that's because the latest firejail comes with a suggested zoom config by default! No extra work required!
I used the neural net GPT-2 to generate some April Fools pranks.
conveniently they're all pranks you play on yourself. or possibly solo performance art.
in the future, basically all websites will be full of unblockable ads and/or implemented entirely in ultra-fucked webassembly/opengl, and the tech-savvy will browse the web entirely through cat & mouse proxy servers running headless browsers to OCR the inaccessible content back into old-fashioned normal HTML and illegally redistribute it through peer-to-peer networks
#Zoom on #macOS is acting shady:
**Faster way to replace bad info in networks**
"Researchers have demonstrated a new model of how competing pieces of information spread in online social networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). The findings could be used to disseminate accurate information more quickly, displacing false information about anything from computer security to public health."
As the COVID-19 outbreak forces most companies to collaborate remotely, more people are turning to tools like Zoom. If you’re using Zoom, you may want to be aware of these concerning privacy practices. https://protonmail.com/blog/zoom-privacy-issues/?utm_campaign=ww-en-2a-mail-coms_com-pm_blog_post&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=link&utm_content=zoom_&utm_term=tw_post_1
When you are sleeping, you consolidate memories of the day. When you take a break, you recover energy for the next unit of work. When you don't push your mind to look outside, it has a chance to look inside.
Dismissing boredom as symptom of a lack of inspiration is shortsighted. Boredom can be part of a pretty creative and productive cycle, too. But it is everyone's choice whether to participate in such a cycle.
A few ideas for online volunteer opportunities, if you're stuck at home and want to donate time to worthy causes:
Donate your voice or help with validating submissions:
Contribute to Wikipedia:
Contribute to science research projects:
Donate skills to cancer charities:
Various home based volunteering opportunities:
Take part in Citizen Science:
A year without conferences
“You can’t just suddenly make a conference be online.” why not?
@daz Honestly, I'd say it's mostly Satya Nadella's doing. He's focusing more on cloud computing, and the cloud's lifeblood is almost completely open source software. Having GitHub and npm gives them clout in that sector.
I just tuned in to a PWA meetup being hosted by Samsung. I'm all in on PWA, but I am worried it won't get the support it deserves from Apple. The experience is definitely second-class on iOS and I don't see they have any incentive to change that while their app store dominates. PWA needs to be standard on all platforms for it to succeed.
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