A reminder that this Black Friday, rather than putting on an enormous sale, @itchio will be donating their entire revenue share from all sales on the site to a pair of LGBTQ+ and climate change charities
I’ll be on WION (Indian TV) in ten minutes to comment on Facebook’s patent for identifying and targeting families using facial recognition.
(In a nutshell: it’s their business model. Of course they’re going to. There’s nothing surprising about this whatsoever. What I’m surprised about is that we keep getting surprised about a company doing exactly what its financial statements state it does to make money.)
I've made a mock-up to illustrate my ideas about the next-gen terminal experience!
• the pathbar
• username, hostname and git branch displayed in the UI, shrinking the shell prompt back to just a $
• commands as cards
• syntax highlighting, including graying out the output a bit to differentiate it from commands themselves
• autocompletion (displayed in a native widget)
• built-in error handling options
• the time each command took (on the right)
Some more book-related #alternatives:
https://openlibrary.org - Huge non-profit online library with downloads for PD books and lending for non-PD titles.
https://calibre-ebook.com/ - Open source eBook organiser/editor and format converter
From Tumblr to Mastodon
Our first speaker on Saturday is Zenna Fiscella!
She's an anarchist maker from Malmö and she's going to talk about Scuttlebutt and how it can be transformative for society, decentralizing and enabling local community development free of big corps
rsvp @ http://p2p-oresund.org
Github and Medium just censored an activist's publication of scraped ICE employee data https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodonovan/heres-why-medium-and-github-just-took-down-a-post
"The European Council is hereby decommissioned. The European
Parliament now has the power to make law. It will appoint a government committed equally to the welfare of all European citizens."
LONG LIVE THE EUROPEAN REPUBLIC!
Reproducible beliefs: https://robertheaton.com/2018/11/16/reproducible-beliefs/
@aral a écrit :
"Google et Facebook sont à nos droits humains et à la démocratie ce que Philip Morris est à notre santé et ce qu'Exxon Mobil est à l'environnement. Tant que nous n'aurons pas saisi cette vérité fondamentale, nous n'aurons aucune chance de les réglementer efficacement ou de financer des solutions de rechange."
Privacy, Google, boosts welcome Show more
So, google just released a new online 'app' for compressing pictures called Squoosh, I wouldn't use it if you could help it, as it's likely they'll farm all the metadata and actual data from the images that they can.
This is what they do, release tools everyone uses so that they can then use the data you give them.
Don't fall for it :)
Facebook Filed A Patent To Predict Your Household's Demographics Based On Family Photos
Facebook’s proposed technology would analyze your #wifey tags, shared IP addresses, and photos to predict whom you live with.
‘Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis’
“As evidence accumulated that Facebook’s power could also be exploited to disrupt elections, broadcast viral propaganda and inspire deadly campaigns of hate around the globe, Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg stumbled. Bent on growth, the pair ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view.”