@enkiv2 Seems like the problem is that the "alien invaders", as Charles Stross calls American-style corporations, will always subvert democracy. How do you even have a democracy that's full of super-human, amoral entities controlled by puppeteers who for the most part can't be held to account for the damage they do?
The Open Book Project
"The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves. The Open Book should be comprehensible: the reader should be able to look at it and understand, at least in broad strokes, how it works. It should be extensible, so that a reader with different needs can write code and add accessories that make the book work for them. It should be global, supporting readers of books in all the languages of the world. Most of all, it should be open, so that anyone can take this design as a starting point and use it to build a better book."
Linux Kernels. Compiling
compiling linux kernels are an all-day affair for me. There. Now that I've accepted that into my heart, I find the process actually relaxing. It's passive, and you get to see all the text flying by. Is it pretty? No. That would be too strong a word. Something one less than that perhaps.
@alcinnz This is why I think we really need a set of standards for the stuff we actually care about to meet, so we can treat the rest of the web as noise. Maybe we just need our own WHATWG that focuses on some subset of the current standards along with guidelines for how to actually use all that stuff correctly. No "living standard" but something that's intended to remain relatively stable and let you do 99% of what people actually want on the web.
extreme sarcasm, tech rant, don't open
The next big #innovation after Electron apps is putting your compiled Flutter apps into Android Docker containers and packaging them with the Docker runtime into virtual machine images.
A new Golang utility will be created to easily run this multi-Gigabyte monstrosity. $Utilitynetes will help orchestrate this kind of apps on your desktop.
A security upgrade is simply replacing the VM. No data is lost, since you never had it anyway, it was in the Cloud.
All to edit some text.
After my talk at the European Parliament today, I asked a question at the end of the second panel (03:35:47) and a corporate lobbyist attempted to tone police me (03:44:50). This was my response (03:45:06). If I’d been any younger he’d have heard “OK Boomer” :)
@deshipu For me, it's not that I'm technophobic but that I don't get pulled by in as much by the tech industry's marketting or "hype". I understand technology, leading me to know how empty (or worse dangerous) most of that is and how much better computers can trivially be if everyone wasn't chasing lock-in.
Unfortunately saying that technology has to serve an actual purpose can look like technophobia.
"In my work with mature students, I have found that inviting them to consider collapse as inevitable, catastrophe as probable and extinction as possible, has not led to apathy or depression."
Thanks very interesting. i recently saw an ad poster by the german government pushing this so called personal climate responsibility, but in fact this chart and the ad both miss the industries responsibility and chances for saving up co² …
1988 Internal #Shell Report "The Greenhouse Effect"
This 1988 Shell report, discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent, shines light on what the company knew about #ClimateScience, its own role in driving global #CO2 emissions, the range of potential political and social responses to a #warming #world.
This Shell document is a rare, early, and concrete accounting of #climate #responsibility by an oil major.
rupol, Google, creeping tyranny
Ad-supported, traffic-seeking sites are garbage anyway, but that's exactly what our corporate masters want: a bland culture of consumers who consume nothing but fluff and are easily manipulated by ads. Where the government goes through the motions of democracy and few people are conscious enough to realize it's all a sham.
Such a society is revolution-proof, by the way. It's They Live in real life, but there are no magic sunglasses and no transmitter to turn off.
Advertising contributes nothing to society. Remove it tomorrow and nothing gets worse.
Yet a digital screen at the mall often uses as much electricity as a household and a digital billboard can easily use more than 6 households.
So given the hell we're heading too, it'd be an obvious choice to just switch it all off.
Essays: The Eternal Value of Privacy - Schneier on Security #privacy #human #rights https://www.schneier.com/essays/archives/2006/05/the_eternal_value_of.html
So you want to know about how starships work, huh? Well you came to the right place.