DRM is a funny concept because if big companies had their way, you wouldn't have any digital rights to begin with.
Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"
Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".
Amazon, Climate Strike, Fuck Capitalism Show more
"Nearly 1,000 Amazon workers will walk out and join Global Climate Strike"
Strike for climate, strike for your basic necessities, strike to end capitalism, strike hard, strike always. Join a union and organize now.
50% unionization and shut down every major city and airport in the US with strikes for 2020.
us politics, xenophobia, call for activism (boost with CW) Show more
From @dreadfulsorry in https://awoo.church/@dreadfulsorry/102765219734839233
Someone may have shared this already and I just missed it because I've been away a bit, but the Center for Public Integrity is looking for help from the public in reading and sorting civil rights complaints from ICE victims: https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2019/aug/27/help-investigate-family-separation/?fbclid=IwAR2Bbmqg9hZ-AXA2IenhVAhVJNb1qP4ehLQ81F7VTvlLsw9yrt5OJHSShc8
an apple trebuchet keeps 900-1000 standard apples 300m away
tales from taco bell 7/? Show more
Customer: Oh mighty taco gods, may I please have two beefy Frito burritos?
Me: [summoning my booming inner god] Granted. What else do you desire, my child?
Passengers: [stifling laughter]
Customer: Uh, yeah, 2 medium baja blasts and a Dr. Pepper
Me: Denied. The taco gods will not grant Dr. Pepper for the machines lie fallow, but you may take a root beer or cherry pepsi instead.
Customer: We'll do a cherry pepsi.
Me: I shall accept your offerings of coin at the window.
reminder, social media, political astroturf propaganda Show more
reminder that one of the strategies used in 2016 to manipulate elections was fake social media accounts spreading misinformation to encourage despair among the political left wing and this practice is already being revived for 2020 in the US https://ampersandworm.tumblr.com/post/187585208099/tumblr-names-russian-propaganda-accounts-after
check out the links at the bottom - especially https://ms-demeanor.tumblr.com/post/187536746482/ms-demeanor-ms-demeanor-ms-demeanor - for more info, including a behavioral profile of several likely psyops blogs
"Don't go near the castle, it is cursed," the people in the village said.
"In what way?"
"It traps you."
"Most of us were passing through, like you; now we can't leave."
They conferred, then an elder spoke. "It has an amazing, huge library."
"I must see it!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Video gaming *changed* when code size no longer meaningfully competed with media size
I guess I can follow a 113 with a 117??? 🎳
I processed tests for a cat named Vladimir Purrtin.
I've been laughing for an hour now.
We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.
Which is your primary browser on your computer?
Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.
Retoot this to get more votes in.
[ ] Mozilla Firefox / Forks
[ ] Google Chrome / Chromium
[ ] Safari / Custom Webkit
[ ] Other
hippos, pabolo escobar's; youtube link, CBS This Morning Feb 9 2019; twitter link, hippo facts Show more
"Pablo Escobar's hippos keep multiplying and Colombia doesn't know how to stop it"
In case you didn't know, hippos are basically Meat Tanks. And not in the "storage" sense. More the "siege" sense.
And to think, the USA wanted to import them to the Mississippi delta in 1910 to solve a meat shortage...
Have a twitter thread with more info. https://twitter.com/NomeDaBarbarian/status/1169598786777169921
Never talk to the cops
Ambopteryx is a dinosaur with bat wings. Not a pterosaur either, but an actual dinosaur.
So basically, dragons actually existed on Earth, but they were only as big as sparrows.
“This spider has super long legs. What should we call it?”
7-zip is superior in every way to winzip and winrar, and its free.
And yet, I still see these shit programs on people's machines...
re: countering dangerous misinformation about protest tactics Show more
The "use water or liquid nitrogen" misinformation is being spread by far-right/alt-reich taintstains in an effort to get people who don't know better to hurt themselves and/or damage their own property. Remember the "charge your iphone by microwaving it" scam? Yeah. Same idea.
Again: ⚠️ Do not use liquid nitrogen or water in a thermos to try deactivating tear gas canisters, as that can generate a steam explosion and shrapnel. ⚠️