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Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life
youtu.be/kc_Jq42Og7Q
'Jaron Lanier, the Silicone Valley β€˜computer philosopher’, thinks social media is ruining your life.

In this interview Jaron Lanier talks about Facebook, YouTube, Google and how the tech and social media giants are using algorithms to record data about their users – and how internet algorithms shape how we see the world and what we’re shown online.'


Stephanie McMillan writes:
– 'Solidarity to all of you in the struggle for a better society. As we worry about the urgency of our situation, sometimes we may feel like there is a lot on our shoulders, or frustrated that we can't do what we think of as "enough," or make the progress we want to. As we focus on our work, let's keep in mind that that each of us can only do what we can do, and we're all in this together. Each of us has our role to play...'
– facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10

12 Rules for a Progressive Life
medium.com/s/story/12-rules-fo
By Aaron Huertas
1. Know your geography
2. Understand your class
3. Respect all labor
4. Don’t compromise your morals
5. Pick your battles
6. Use your power
7. Empathize widely and specifically
8. State your motivations
9. Secure yourself so that you may secure others
10. Stay healthy
11. Keep improving
12. Build movements that take turns

We offer ~900 EUR for publicity in YOUR city for #decentralized social media:

Is there anybody ANYWHERE willing to make good use of it?

The deal is:
1. YOU get quotations for posters and advertising service
2. we agree on the plan
3. YOU take care of all local practical things
4. we pay the bills by bank transfer

Or do you have better ideas than posters?
Please respond to this toot.

#deletefacebook #deletetwitter #deleteinstagram #deletegoogle #fuckoffgoogle #federation #iday

Namibians Want Reparations From Germany For A Genocide That Killed Thousands
youtu.be/9gOOXzGtd2w
'Decades before the Holocaust, Germany carried out what many historians consider the first genocide of the 20th century in Namibia. German generals targeted two land-owning ethnic groups, the Herero and Nama, killing 100,000 people; and throwing the survivors into concentration camps.

...descendants of the survivors are suing Germany for an admittance of genocide, an apology, and reparations...'

'...collected precinct-level polling dataβ€”the highest-resolution availableβ€”through internet scraping and by contacting secretaries of state, boards of election, and county clerks. Merging the two datasets was as simple as inferring the precinct and census block of each smartphone user's home based on the location of pings logged between 1:00 am and 4:00 am in the weeks before Thanksgiving.
People who live in the same precinct tend to vote for the same candidate...'
wired.com/story/the-thanksgivi

@jd For your own repos, I think the easiest way is to actually self-host Gitea, not GitLab.

You can run it with minimal resources, even on a Raspberry Pi 3

Then just go to dl.gitea.io/gitea and download the binary for your OS+architecture

Next, run the binary with ./gitea web

Open your browser on the URL + port it tells you

Configure with sqlite, so you don't have to maintain a database.

Enjoy!

@jd Yeah, I still hope a lot of people don't end up hosting there, self-host instead, GitLab.com is hosted on Azure (MS) servers.

creating a gitlab.com account takes 10 minutes because their servers are so slow - i wonder why πŸ˜‰β€‹

Bloomberg confirms that Microsoft has acquired GitHub.
GitHub users are jumping to GitLab.

@jd The article's interpretation of EEE is incorrect. Embrace is about adopting free software protocols. Microsoft putting lots of stuff on github is still part of Embrace.

Extend is about adding "value add" to the protocols, beyond what the free software tools offer, available only using proprietary tools. This creates gravity toward the proprietary tools.

Extinguish is when compatibility with free software can be abandoned entirely, because most people are using the extended protocol.


Buying the biggest service in the space allows Microsoft to go down the Extend route. Github already has Extended git-adjacent space by providing issues and pull requests that cannot trivially be integrated with other hosts and free software tools. The reason github attracts projects is not because they're so good at hosting git repos. It's because of git's integration into their proprietary services.

'LinkedIn and GitHub complement each other.'

the horrors of what is wrong with this business deal explained with one sentence from the article.... LOL πŸ˜†β€‹πŸ˜β€‹πŸ˜β€‹
/jd

Confirmed! Microsoft is Buying GitHub for $5 Billion
itsfoss.com/microsoft-github/

From a Mass Trial of Immigrants
– β€œIs my little girl going to go with me when I get deported?” Listen to audio recorded during a mass trial of immigrants in a federal courthouse in Brownsville, Texas. interc.pt/2H0lBC3

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