I did a detailed privacy check of the Tiktok app and website. You can read my article æt Süddeutsche Zeitung. Tiktok commits multiple breaches of law, trust, transparency and data protection. Here are the technical and legal details
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#2237 "AI Hiring Algorithm" 

It's only FPGA if it comes from the PGA region of France. Otherwise it's just a sparkling gate array.

50 years ago today, the chicago police department assassinated Fred Hampton of the BPP at the age of 21.

@DialMforMara i dont cw content dealing with indigenous rights sorry

Sef & Pepijn praten met acteur en kunstenaar Michiel Romeyn.

Gesprekken over de lullo's, jiskefet, tampert, kunst, punk, etc.


over the past years I've been collecting 'non-standard' music posted to a lucid dreaming forum in a playlist on YouTube. Earlier today I made another playlist out of that which mostly contains just the ones with 'strange' instruments or (imho) noteworthy performances.
You might enjoy browsing through that: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHp

And as an Invidio.us link for you: invidio.us/playlist?list=PLHp4

Reposting some old comments on UEFI, since I got riled up about it again:

UEFI is perhaps the single most egregious pile of garbage ever concieved by humans. I don't think it's possible to overstate how awful it truly is.

Here's how BIOS works: basically, the computer loads the first 512 bytes of disk into memory and jumps to it. The OS takes over from there and does whatever it needs to, like bootstrapping stage 2 and loading the kernel from the filesystem. The spec[0] is 46 pages long and you are granted the rights to reproduce, distribute, and implement it free of charge.

Want to know how UEFI works? The spec[1] is a 2,899 page PDF which you have to pay to use in any way, including writing an implementation.

Every copy of this specification should be found and burned. The ashes should be buried deep in a dark place and the earth above salted.

[0] web.archive.org/web/2011071508

[1] uefi.org/specifications

Great article. Hope more people will start using PeerTube

Ain't no party like an open source party 'cause an open source party don't stop.

Seriously though, it's really hard to make a popular FOSS project stop. They live forever. They're like cockroaches. But with freedom.

If you can get past the "fake news" angle they're running with, this bit of linguistic doublespeak apparently uncovered in the epic of Gilgamesh is pretty cool.

Several days in, with plenty of use, I'm very happy with @cryptpad . If you want a FOSS collaborative online doc editor and encrypted drive, have a look at cryptpad.fr/ . It's already completely replaced Google Drive and Keep for me.


> Seriously though, it's really hard to make a popular FOSS project stop. They live forever. They're like cockroaches. But with freedom.

"free as in cockroaches"

Nederlands, slachterij, schokkend 

I especially liked the quote "Freedom of speech is not freedom of reach".

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