Delete Chrome. Now.
Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.
They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.
If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.
What if Substack, but as an NFT
Don't just subscribe to my toots, *invest* in them. Speculate on them. Strut across the financial world in the manner of a giant colossus, leveraging collateralized toot obligations to impoverish nations. Crush small towns and shopping malls in your emailed fist.
My toots could start your very own family legacy you can pass on to your grandchildren, like a fine Swiss watch and/or cheese.
Swears and twitter..
Ben Cox on Twitter: "WTF? @backblaze 's B2 web UI seems to submit all of the names and sizes of my files in my B2 bucket to facebook. I noticed because I saw "waiting for facebook .com" at the bottom while trying to download a backup... ?!?!?!? I even opted out of their tracking widget thing! https://t.co/IkqkGNTkSi" / Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/Benjojo12/status/1373707799054712836
Guess I gotta move my backups...
You know that free-floating sense that multinational corporations are above the law, able to buy their way out of consequences for even the most blatant, heinous crimes?
There's a (nearly) unbelievable, highly concrete example of it underway right at this moment.
It's the story of Steven Donziger, a campaigning lawyer who sued Chevron for its ecocide in Ecuador, a genocide against indigenous people, committed with cooperation from a brutal military dictatorship.
Despite whatever you might think about folks who work on tech spilling forth an utterance of curses - know that it is an essential verbal component to data witchery. Often used along with the somatic components, (🖕 is one you may be familiar with), the words weave a fine spell, in hopes it may be used to coax the device or process in question into obedience, or face banishment to oblivion.
This is important enough that it cannot be contained by the simple "reply" button:
Journey lied to you, whether you stop believin' or not, there is no such thing as South Detroit. Immediately South of Detroit, is the Detroit river, and on the other side of that is a place called Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
That prick from California who wrote the song is not only stealing valor from the 313, but he can't even get the fucking geography right.
This is important.
Live by the sword, die by the sword. Everyone knows the stock market is corrupt, full of insider trading, and is basically a cesspool. Its a game played by people with lots of spare income, there just isn’t going to be sympathy from people who barely live cheque to cheque.
*extremely gushing morning news anchor voice*
"... and I think Biden might already be the most successful and important Joe, in the history of American politics."
"Great point Cindy; he is truly, our Nelson Mandela."
"Wait Josh, my breaking news alarm is buzzing; this just in, Raytheon to be awarded a Peace Medal..."
It's not hard to see why America was primed for fascism when you look at the other team with a critical eye at all...
Oregon senator Ron Wyden has recommended to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that they evaluate WireGuard as a replacement for existing technologies like IPsec and OpenVPN.
A while back, I moved my Mastodon instance from a raspberry pi to a RockPro64 (from @PINE64 ). The hardware is significantly faster and pretty nice, but the software leaves something to be desired.
I've had the most success with Armbian, but at least twice now, they've deployed kernel updates that caused my machine to fail to boot. Re-imaging/etc. isn't a huge deal for my tiny instance, but it is frustrating.
Sysadmin by day. Also kind of a SysAdmin by night (when I'm on-call).
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