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Privacy is not a science, it is a human right

My response to a dangerous turd of an article by Bart van der Sloot (co-founder of Amsterdam Privacy Week ā€“ sponsored by Palantir and Google ā€“ and docent teaching ā€œPrivacy and Big Dataā€ at Tilburg University)

Mr. Sloot attempts to reframe privacy as a ā€œscienceā€ and shame those who work to protect it for having a ā€œpro-privacy agendaā€ & not being ā€œneutralā€. He also calls for ā€œnew rulesā€ to disallow such biased behaviour.

when I say MRF is God mode for the fediverse, this is not an analogy, it is a literal statement. MRF lets you spoof. MRF lets you bypass all security checks. MRF is the beginning and the end. this is a very powerful framework and it is very much a feature that the AGPLv3 infects modules which consume it.

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Okay so tumblr is banning rotating cubes saying it's porn and facebook banned saying "i'm gay" saying it's sexual solicitation and Twitter always seemed like it could disappear at any moment

I feel like we need to be getting ready for Mass Migration to Mastodon, which means we need to fix anything that keeps Mastodon from being usable, and there is in fact something that keeps Mastodon from being usable, there's one specific thing, it's this:

google fuchsia spitballing 

How I would be looking ahead if I were Google:
- The biggest flaw in Android is that it's hackable and contains privacy features that make it possible to cripple the spyware in it
- The "look but don't touch" open-source model works great, let's clamp down even harder on it
- Why don't we try packaging most of the system in nice modular binary blobs, so that things like OEM drivers, platform-specific UIs, and apps are easy to install but impossible to modify
- Also how about it tracks all of its activity at the kernel level and reports it directly to us, and you can't disable that without refusing network access to the kernel altogether
- Sure, folks will try to fork it, but that won't go well for them if the OEM driver blobs are illegal to distribute and will only work with official signed kernels
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App idea: "Resource Radar" to allow every citizen to model the systems on which they depend, so we can see the obvious democratic solution to the problems we face: communism, and the democratic control of those systems

Iā€™m so glad that Thanksgiving is over, now I can sit back with some spiced rum and enjoy some real Baltimorean Christmas music:

Sorry folks, been away for a few weeks. I've had my hands full with classes, and I'm looking forward to relaxing a bit before Spring semesteršŸ™ƒ

Never forget the complicity of YouTube/Google in spreading far right propaganda.

I honestly donā€™t get the appeal of power lifting or CrossFit for that matter

Hey, World of Toots, my friends' silly game Kickstarter (5 hours left!) about space cats overcoming space Fascists has come to the attention of IRL Fascists.

If you want to support the interests of cats over those of Fascists, you can back the game!

I teach at Lighthouse, an alternative high school in the very poor city of Holyoke, MA. I teach kids electronics, woodworking, drawing, and bookbinding, and this year we have a luthier on staff! Help us teach kids by buying us stuff from our Amazon list!

We're !

(Aside: some of those kids on the site are my students and they are BABIES in those pictures!)

subMedia: **Trouble #15: And You Donā€™t Stop**

"Trouble # 15: And You Don't Stop - our 35-minute love letter to radical hip hop"

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Car problems 

So it seems that I might have to get a new car cause the problem continues after fixing what seemed to be the problem

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If your boss pays you minimum wage, it's their way of saying "I'd pay you less if I could."

shout out to all my fellow service workers who donā€™t get to relax on weekends but instead face an increased level of customer service based hell every friday through sunday. one day we will be free of the shackles of both capitalism and our gregorian calendar and no one will ever yell at us because we got their order slightly wrong again

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