They don't call it a muad'dib in Paris, it's a Royale with Spice

Wow. So, guess this elevator goes *all* the way down then. 🤘

Cryptodystopia 

These shitty signs hang meters away from dozens of people without a home in Penn Station in the heart of NYC.

Fuck these guys, and fuck NFTs.

So please, don't give me this "the war about the word #hacker is lost" bullshit. It's not. We just keep surrendering and undermining our own position.

So, stop using the word "hacker" to mean "cybercriminal". Stop using the word "hack" to mean "breach" or "compromise".

There are better words.

Like "cybercriminal", "breach", "compromise".

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
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RT @iblametom@twitter.com

SCOOP - And a wild one…

Fraudsters used “deep voice” tech - as in deep fake for speech - to clone a company director’s voice.

They then convinced a bank manager to send $35 million to various accounts across the world.

AI-powered cybercrime is big.

forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewste

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health scare 

Going thru just a bit of a health scare at the moment, and it's amazing that, for as shitty as it all kind of feels directly, the clarity of what's important in life is at a level I've never felt.

This peaceful and focusing feeling is so diametrically opposed to what I'd have expected to feel right now, and super pleasantly so.

It's like when you have a project that's due and you procrastinate to let your brain incubate until oh shit it's due tomorrow and it all comes perfectly and seamlessly pouring out like it was planted in you all along. Just like that.

Except the project is your entire reality.

✌️❤️🙏

Anyway, just wanted to document this feeling somewhere, as it's presumably fleeting. And hopefully so is the scare.

Amazon says it doesn’t put its house brands first in search results.

But we ran the numbers and …

Math says being an Amazon brand is the most important factor to be a #1 Amazon search result.

themarkup.org/amazons-advantag

Hi fediverse, just a heads up that the SecureDrop team is still hiring:

- 100% open source & nonprofit
- support journalists & whistleblowers
- fully remote, full-time
- decent comp (for US-based senior full-time folks we typically land in the $100-$130K range) and benefits

We're looking for:
- Sr. Security Engineers
- mid-level to senior software engineers with Python exp (GUI dev, security, build engineering or other relevant expertise welcome)

More:
freedom.press/jobs/

In the village of Nashtifan, Iran, some of the oldest windmills in the world, with what may be the earliest windmill design in the world, still spin.
Made of natural clay, straw, and wood, they have been milling grain for flour for an estimated 1,000 years

Modern #webdev at its best. 100% of the site's functionality is provided by that one script domain - brain.fm - none of the others are necessary for the website to do what it's supposed to do (play music).

#surveillancecapitalism

RT @NathanJRobinson@twitter.com

Nor should she. Universal free access to scientific knowledge is essential for the advancement of human understanding. Every financial barrier to factual information impedes the development of thought.
currentaffairs.org/2020/08/the

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Hello friends—

My name is Haden Staab. I am a lover of simple technologies and modest living.

Since the pandemic has started, I’ve been working primarily on building insulated concrete homes in the United States. I also deeply enjoy learning about topics related to computing, design, and history.

Currently, I’m practicing woodworking / furniture building and remodeling a tiny brick home with my wife and 1 yr old son.

Excited to meet you all!

#introduction

IP addresses should
rarely, if ever, be blocked
indefinitely

Arguably, this is a better composition but there's something really compelling about the light in the other shot.

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(Pairs nicely with everybody's working for the weekend dot mp3)

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"If somebody robs a store, it's a crime and the state is all set and ready to nab the criminal. But if somebody steals from the commons and from the future, it's seen as entrepreneurial activity and the state cheers and gives them tax concessions rather than arresting them. We badly need an expanded concept of justice and fairness that takes mortgaging the future into account."

—Ursula Franklin, 22 years ago, on our societal tendency of flat out ignoring and even explicitly rewarding negative externalities

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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.