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"The checks and balances of democratic governments were invented because humans themselves realized how unfit they were to govern themselves. They needed a system, yes. An industrial age machine.
Without the use of computing machines they had to arrange themselves in crude structures that formalized decision-making. A highly imperfect and unstable solution." — Helios, Deus Ex (2000)

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

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Wait why does this work so well?

I can actually focus on it rather than having g to reread like 3 times.

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Going through random HN discussion I found new word. "Twittercide". It means deleting Musksite account when one can't stand more toxicity.
It's also very funny when many people independently propose possible solutions for toxicity problems. "Give control to users/communities", "create smaller circles and communities in larger network". So they see cetralization is doomed to fail at huge scale. But no one of them seems to realize alternative network with these perks ALREADY EXISTS 🤔

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Byłem dziś w żywej reklamie aplikacji inPostu.

Stoimy trzeci w kolejce do paczkomatu, przy paczkomacie Pan Wędkarz stoi i męczy się z tym touchscreenem, i spina jak pies co chce wysrać pestkę brzoskwini. Przynajmniej tak jak ja z domofonem. Siedzi i stęka, i złorzeczy, i klnie.

I tak stoimy, stoimy, patrzymy na siebie ze zrozumieniem z babką która była druga w kolejce.

Babka ta cała czas siedziała w swoim telefonie, wydawałoby się że z nudów. Ale nagle żwawo podchodzi do paczkomatu i otwiera jej się skrytka. Po chwili znowu coś międli w telefonie, i otwiera się kolejna skrytka. Wyjmując swoją drugą paczkę uśmiechnęła się jeszcze do nas, takim telewizyjnym wręcz uśmiechem. Ani chybi zainstalowałą czekając tę ich zasraną aplikację żeby nie czekać aż Pan Wędkarz wymęczy dobry kod na touchscreenie.

Aż się rozejrzałem czy nie ma ukrytych kamer i czy faktycznie nie jestem w reklamie tej ich aplikacji.

W końcu Pan Wędkarz jakoś przekonał paczkomat do współpracy i nadeszła nasza kolej. Ku pamięci uwieczniłem zgryźliwy komentarz do ostatniego, udanego, z jego podejść.
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what if we… followed each other in the fediverse… aha ha, just kidding.. unless..?

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Active Noise Cancelling () - a client-side solution for people not shutting the hell up.

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Binance gave Putin regime information on users who donated to opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange, shared customer data with the Russian government according to a Reuters special report. Reuters detailed how Binance provided the Russian government's financial monitoring service with data on Binance users who donated to Alexei Navalny, anti-corruption activist and prominent opponent of Putin.

dOnOaTe AnOnYmOuSlY iN cRyPtO :thunking:

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I read this article →
and saw....

"You need to keep two things in mind to have the most success with password managers. First, you need to pay for it. Your password manager is going to be the foundation of your digital security — don’t leave that up to a free plan."

What the hell is with modern world with Everything-as-a-Service?! 😖
I guess future generations would be shocked when they would hear about OFFLINE PROGRAMS...

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Me trying to view upcoming events to see if I want to book at a local venue.

I guess not.

(Folks, don’t let Facebook hold your businesses hostage to their surveillance. Not all of us are willing to be tracked by Meta, Inc., for the privilege of patronising your establishment.)

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I think my computer is warning me that a nearby banana has reached room temperature.

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I can sleep well because I have working backups. My laptop could be destroyed, I would not lose any data. Home may burn, same.

If you can't say the same, you should seriously think about doing backups, it's important when your world is digital.

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Remember, folks, if your DNS-based adblocking mechanism returns or, attackers can use that to their advantage.

Either return NXDOMAIN or NOERROR (aka, no results) instead.


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