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“thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"”

Yes, software corporations are moving deeper into abusive relationship habits with their users.

thanks to @dandelion@snouts.online for the original.

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It funny that Google Drive technically is actually encrypted. It's just that Google has the key instead of us, so it doesn't count.

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I just want to make this perfectly clear: I will never use (known to be) backdoored crypto. I will not purchase "compliant" devices. If it comes down to it, I will stockpile grandfathered legacy devices.

Don't let the coronavirus hype distract you. They're pushing this shit through **right now**.

If you don't yet know about the government's latest attempt to legislate encryption backdoors, look here eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn

Ever deeper down this rabbit hole I go...at least this one was a simple config fix: turek.dev/post/fix-wsl-file-pe

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Biggest stumbling block so far is the ssh keypair alongside all the code (on my windows drive) that ansible refuses to use because it thinks everything is 0777 😂

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Took the plunge and installed WSL on my Win10 rig.

So far, so good. Once I get vagrant, virtual box and ansible to play nicely, I can finally pick up some personal dev projects I let lapse. 🤞

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There's a whole class of weird US court cases against inanimate objects:

United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins
United States v One Solid Gold Object In The Form Of A Rooster

I decided to see what a neural net would make of them.

aiweirdness.com/post/612669075

Covid19, levity 

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Covid19, price gouging 

The irony is I _love_ the nexus 6, but the battery and charging port wear out faster than the software, and end up very difficult and expensive to replace

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My is beginning to show its age, and now I'm stuck trying to find a relatively new Android phone that is actively supported for .

It is...difficult and slow going so far

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