#Video #Facebook etc
Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life
'Jaron Lanier, the Silicone Valley ‘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...'
12 Rules for a Progressive Life
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.
Namibians Want Reparations From Germany For A Genocide That Killed Thousands
'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 data—the highest-resolution available—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...'
@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 https://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.
Bloomberg confirms that Microsoft has acquired GitHub.
GitHub users are jumping to GitLab.
#Video #Audio From a Mass Trial of Immigrants #USA
– “Is 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. https://interc.pt/2H0lBC3