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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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Signal created targeted ads for Instagram that show the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

They were blocked.

signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

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My favourite bit of gamedev lore is the load-bearing jpeg in TF2

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I'm not even changing the "toot!" button to anything, I'm just changing "someone boosted your toot" to "someone boosted your post" but you listen to how people are talking about it and it's the end of the world

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Random #infosec discovery: tmp.0ut zine issue 01 is about ELF tricks, released this month.

tmpout.sh/1/

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'"I can do it better" is most often a lesson in why the original author couldn't (either)' -- @tadzik

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Hey people, I'm building an AI-powered non-invasive myoelectric neural interface, because every decent product I found was swallowed by surveillance corporations (Facebook, Google) - the last institutions I'd trust with neural interfaces. It's open hardware & free software, of course.

Check it out: hut.pm/myocular.html

There's still a lot of work to do, and I'd appreciate tips on:
- Neural networks
- Signal processing
- Microcontrollers
- Electromyography in general
- Anything else, really

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What’s this fuckery?

So cloudflare takes it upon itself to censor websites now? (and of course it fucks it up)

I can tell you with 100% certainty that these are not email addresses... 🤣🤣🤣

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Another Wednesday ... or I am not sure. Someone published on Reddit photo with fat frog like this.

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I don't want to write about again but I can't stand last new crap in 🤢

Our judge of the Constitutional Tribunal (who is "famous" as awful and disgusting person for years) attacked trans child (and their school) in social media.
Next day our Commissioner for Child Rights approves her statement.

Our deputy Minister of Education said history schoolbooks are wrong and spread "false ideology" - bacause "not all slave owners were bad". Yes, this idiot is defending slavery... 🤮

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its fucked up nowadays, you cant just make a thing. you have to make a running series of that thing, which goes on forever, and has a patreon, a mailing list, a discord channel, an official wiki, a fan wiki, a prima strategy guide, its own cryptocurrency, flag, national anthem, nuclear deterrent, etc

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Updated reminder of why #Signal is far from optimal:

- No #anonymity: every account is tied to a phone number
- Not #opensource, until recently. Server source code was undisclosed for a year to hide their plans to turn Signal into a bank
- No #decentralization
- Dark UI pattern: The PIN feature (enabled by default) uploads your contacts to the cloud without informing the user, albeit encrypted.
- Tries to be a #blockchain #cryptocurrency bank

Original: chaos.social/@hut/105985100215

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Every now and then I mention https://publiccode.eu/ to people and realize that not everyone has heard about it yet.

Here it is! Sign it, share it, email a politician or something.
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