The UK Post Office accounting fiasco may finally be settled.
TL;DR: beginning in 1995, a new accounting system, #Horizon developed by #ICL / #Fujitsu, was planned, rolled out (1999), and subsequently, destroyed the lives of 500+ postmasters falsely accused of fraud.
Coverage in major outlets is ... poor.
Background / soapbox
Freedom from fixed social position is linked so closely with freedom from fixed geographical position, that when super industrial man feels socially constricted, his first impulse is to relocate. This idea seldom occurs to the peasant raised in his village or the coalminer toiling away in the black deeps. 'A lot of problems are solved by migration. Go. Travel!' said a student of mine before rushing off to join the peace corps. But movement becomes a positive value in its own right, an assertion of freedom, not merely a response to or an escape from out-side pressures. A survey of 539 subscribers to Rebook magazine sought to determine why their address had changed in the previous year. Along with such reasons as 'family grew too big for old home' or 'pleasanter surroundings' fully 10 per cent checked off 'just wanted a change'
hackernews nerds don't know the difference between distributed, decentralized, and federated. so here's an oversimplification:
distributed: when separate systems coördinate. placement of authority is a differentiating factor of their design.
decentralized: distributed system that can elect to defer or migrate central authority. mutable actions may be negotiated.
federated: distributed system that has nomadic and often competitive authorities. actors negotiate their own activity at any point.
Twitter's decentralization play
@hope did I say hilarious, sorry, I meant infuriating
coming out of the cold
brave yet controversial
office chair philosopher
My dad was in the NSA so I didn't do any jail time
security through absurdity
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.