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You can now watch my talk on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament yesterday on Peertube (@joinpeertube) thanks to @vincib

And here are my slides (which were on the screens but aren’t visible in the video):

starting a bondage session alright let's set up the rules

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
"OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
RFC 2119.

sub: "h-how do you do that with your mouth. the capitalization. the citation. wh—"

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Some question our claim that "80% of people displaced by climate change are women." This number comes from the UN. The BBC wrote this interesting article about it:

#feminism #climatechange

I gave in and moved the Gnome applications list to the bottom of the screen as a dock. Not because that is clearly better, but because that is where it is on all of my other computers, and looking for it was starting to get confusing. has removed Wire from their list of recommended secure messengers:

"[W]e have trusted them in the past because Wire had built a trustworthy reputation for themselves. We now feel that Wire has lost this reputation."

Currently their only recommendation for real-time communication is Signal:

h/t @danarel

I tried listening to Pinker's Enlightenment Now, and the couple of first chapters seemed ok, if a bit simplistic. Then he seemed to miss the whole point of Romantic critique of Enlightenment. It seems like he doesn't realize that he is arguing for an ideology. That would be a worthy goal in itself, if it wasn't masked in talk about Reason.

The IRL podcast has a pretty good explainer of surveillance capitalism, including an interview with Shoshana Zuboff.

On Moderation: An Ass-Backward Guide to Managing a Community Which Extends From Revolutionary Socialists to Anarcho-Capitalists

A set of principles Andreas Schou had pinned to his late, lamented, Google+ profile.

Now preserved on Pastebin:

This is officially the best graphic that explains how #OpenPGP works.

There's only one and a half months left in the decade. Has your corporation advanced replicant evolution into the Nexus phase yet?

In Blade Runner we were promised giant unethical tech companies ruining everything, instead we got giant unethical tech companies ruining everything.

My online existence is currently divided between three different Nextcloud instances, an Exchange server and a Google account I can't get rid off. I'm feeling a bit split.

“It's a complete anomaly -- a solidly performing, decently priced device that just isn't suited for anyone because of the privacy concerns and increasingly alarming issues plaguing the social networking site.”

Tired: Disney+
Wired: Undoing the fucking damage Disney has done to our culture, copyright, and the public domain.

‪These wizards of innovation, courageous designers of the future and ceaseless fighters of the status quo have done the seemingly impossible again.‬

‪“A dedicated Escape key allows quick switching between modes and views.”‬

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